Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - AUG 25, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Fresh bomber. The pour yields a clear, reddish-orange amber colored body with a small, foamy, off-white head. A thick wash follows each tilt of the glass, leaving fat, spotted lacing behind. In true Three Floyds fashion, the nose booms with huge citrus and pine resin hops, coming across with floral, aromatic bitterness and an unfortunate bit of soapiness. Underneath, caramel malt lends ample sweetness, while rye and caraway seed offer their signature, clean graininess. Flavors are strikingly bitter, loaded with pine resins and grapefruit at IIPA levels. Toasted bread and caramel show in the malt base, as clean rye once again proves to be an integral component. Big bodied, the palate is semi-dry, which is a surprise for a monster 10% beer. Carbonation is highly active, intensifying the bitterness of the hops and the boozy alcohol notes. Eh, it’s decent as hop-bomb booze monsters go, but it’s not something I would want a full pint of, by any means. Probably my least favorite of the "Goop" collaboration series to date.
egajdzis (5169) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 22, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Red amber with a small, off white head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of floral hops, grass, dark fruits, rye, caramel, nuts, and alcohol. Taste of raisins, pine, grapefruit, orange, citrus fruits, dried fruits, rye malts, caramel, and light alcohol.
jtclockwork (6903) - , New Jersey, USA - AUG 21, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at Jimmack’s invitational. Pours clear amber. Nose and taste of hops, caramel malts, brown sugar, rye and cane sugar. A bit hoppy for a barleywine, but tasty.
BeerBaron617 (358) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - AUG 20, 2010
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
I am sitting at the bar of the actual brew pub
As I type this..pause, sip. This stuff blows the senses off kilter, into the bland scenery that surrounds this wonderful bar. I’ve never had three floyds beer before today, but making it apart of my daily routine, despite the daunting task, would greatly improve the quality of my life. The beer! The man said it was a barleywine. Well if that’s the case, than this is the hoppiest barley wine I’ve had in my life. Well done, three floyds!
sleestak (226) - Williamston, Michigan, USA - AUG 19, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at FFF. Pours orange-red with a foamy, but fleeting, head. Aroma is crazy citrusy with a strong caramel and rye background. Taste is grapefuit and orange, bready and spicy. Really great. Finish highlights the rye followed by a light burn. Thick and velvety mouthfeel. Yum.
3Faveryrogue (181) - Aslip, Illinois, USA - AUG 14, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Scored a bomber for the "cellar" and got an opportunity to try the draft @ the pub a week later.
[A] Very malt forward aroma, with caramel, and a hint of rye. Hops maintain a background presence, lending earthy citrus. [A] Red-brown, with off-white head into snifter. [F] Caramel bodied, with more of the rye character showing midway. Hoppiness is appropriate, keeping balance. [P] Very easy-going "rye wine". Smooth bodied. Just the right amount of bitter hops. [O] Last Rye Wine I had was Flossmoor Hi-Fi. Which I honestly think outdoes this effort. Nonetheless, this was quite an amazing one as well. I was very pleased with this collabo, and it is significantly better than the Oatgoop. Can’t wait to try the barrel versions of both aforementioned brews.
railcat1 (676) - Hammond, Indiana, USA - AUG 13, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This poured reddish orange with a nice head,aroma of citrus and pine and a grassy and floral finish,taste of rye and lemon very interesting and the alcohol was well hidden,some hops and herbs ,overall not bad at all.CHEERS!
edwardbass (397) - Illinois, USA - AUG 11, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
From a bottle fresh from Three Floyds thanks to one of my beer buddies. The aroma is deceiving - it smells like it will have a very harsh high-alcohol content taste (9.5%), but the taste is a rewarding surprise. A spicy rye hit at first, then sweetness and then great hops bitterness. Very fruity in the middle and end. Nice and complex - very enjoyable.
TheAlum (5100) - Lisle, Illinois, USA - AUG 7, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at the brewpub (Munster, IN). Made the trip out for this, and making it into the Top 5 Raters at FFF. I’d like to thank the little people.. Namely Drew for being to lazy to rate any FFF lately. Pours a well hazed copper, reddish glow and full, a frothy moderate beige head cakes well and laces pretty nicely. Aromas are a melange of citrusy grapefruit and lemon hops, florals, grass, mellow rye bread and caramel malts, toffee, toast, biscuits, dandelions and weeds. Well balanced, hop forward. Initial is fuller bodied with a big grapefruit and lemon hop bite, fresh and hop forward with grass, weeds, florals and light pine. The malt body comes through, adds body, with rye bread, caramel, biscuits. Lively citrus bite really sticks with me, balanced and hoppy on the palate, dry bitter finish with a light lingering maltiness, touch of warmth grows. Certainly a well hopped Rye Wine, and very different approach but very FFF. Delicious. The rye sneaks in a bit more. Very nice
pantanap (3335) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 6, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: AUG 10, 2010 Three floyds ruggoop. Tap at 3f... Pours semi-hazy medium orange
toffee brown with a medium light fluffy beige head... Sweet orange,
tangerine, and sweet pineapple notes in the aroma. Not too much rye in
the nose... Flavors are sweet upfront with a burst of rye and those
combination of fruits gathered from the nose. A little spicy at first
and then smoothens out. The fruity hop presence is enjoyable and the
rye gives it a bit more depth and dimension. Smooth in body and not
too heavy on the palate. Carbonation is active but not overly so. Nice beer.
Given this another point overall...this is tasting great right now juicy sticky hops and a nice rye twist.