drewbeerme (3879) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 21, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Had a few pours of this at the anniversary party. pours a somewhat hazed orange with a foamy white head. Aroma has some nice citrus tropical fruits and grass. However the flavor wasn’t as hop forward, more of a bready malt base and citrus bite some floral and grassiness finishes. This would be a solid APA for anyone else but is subpar for FFF standards of great hoppy pales.
Thorpe429 (5012) - , Illinois, USA - FEB 4, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Three Floyds over Christmas. Reviewed from notes.
Pours a moderately-dark golden color with a hefty white head and good lacing on the way down. The nose carries loads of tropical fruits, apricots, and citrus. Fantastic mixture of hop fruits going on here. The flavor keeps it going. Great blend with just a touch of malt in the background. Light body with good carbonation and a nice hop bitterness and dryness. Super easy-drinking and fantastically-sessionable. FFF really nails the APA category. Awesome.
railcat1 (687) - Hammond, Indiana, USA - JAN 8, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at FFF ,this was a very drinkable beer with some citrus and hops in it,overall this was more like a good summer beer that you can drink all the time.CHEERS!
dumontn (529) - CHICAGO, Illinois, USA - DEC 27, 2011
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours clear gold with some head and ok retention. Aroma is mildly hoppy--smells very watered down. Taste is very mild overall, nothing exceptional. Body is medium, average carbonation, bland finish. Overall, this is a disappointment and one of the least exciting Floyds brew’s I’ve had since Region Riot.
HonkeyBra (3384) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - DEC 10, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the Three Floyds Brewpub. Hazed golden pour with a big white head. Aroma of citrus, pine, hops, some tangerine and orange. Some notes of gumballs, fresh cut grass, and flowers. Some bread and crackery malt behind the hop forward aroma. Flavor is strongly hoppy and bitter with lots of tangerine and candy hop notes. Grassy, herbal citrus hop notes. Lovely, actually. Nice bright carbonation. Very smooth. Another great chapter in a history of great pale ales from Three Floyds.
pantanap (3357) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 2, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the brewpub and also had a few pours at the anniversary party... Pours a mostly transparent cidery orange brown hue and topped with a medium frothy white head... Crispy bready malt with a helpful dose of juicy tangerine citrus sweetness. Nice solid hop forward aroma.. Flavors are bready crackery malt base and a mild citrusy hop bent. Pronounced grassy bitteness through the middle and well on through the finish. Prickly lively carbonation and mouthfeel. Nice and easily drinkable though I’d choose others over this.
TheAlum (5701) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - DEC 1, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft on tap at the brewpub (Munster, IN). But, a couple tastes at the FFF Anniversary Party. Pours a rich deep golden pour, a beautiful glowing fire matches just a faint touch of hop haze. Moderate to big bright white cakey head sits atop, sticks around well and laces ok overall. Aromas are a melange of flavors giving a burst of grapefruit and oranges, lemons and gentle gumball. Touches of Amarillo match perfectly with the gumball essence with gentle lemon, fresh cut grass, and touches of florals. A nice melange, moderate strengthed on the nose. Some light touches of pale malts, gentle bread, mellow. Initial is lighter bodied, a touch of oomph pushing a perfumey and fruity hop up front, gumball and lemons, grapefruit and oranges, touches of florals and a good load of grass. Fresh and vibrant, with a solid dryness from the hops, yet not overwhelming the rest of the beer. Mellow dry hops, fruity, gentle sweetness and a touch of soap. Gentle green hops, dry. Touches of bread and pale malts stick into the middle and moving into the backend, giving just a gentle touch of malts to combat the hop presence. Finish is dry, decently bitter, and refreshing. You could certainly drink a lot of this. I wouldn’t totally be surprised if this is the Zombie Dust malt base with more of a Gumball Head hopping, perhaps a gentle touch of Citra but really coming up all Amarillo in lively flavor and decent yet firm bitterness, a touch of Centennial (I hear it’s a 4 hop treatment of Amarillo, Apollo, Centennial, and something else). Pretty nice, very drinkable. Works for me. Though, I’d take Zombie over it and it’s explosive Citra flavors which scores it better.