koatis (50) - Maryland, USA - JUN 13, 2004
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
A truly unique APA. The aroma is sweet and citrusy. The flavor is smooth but hoppy bergamot and grapefruit notes. If Earl Grey tea were a beer, this is exactly what it would taste like. I look forward to tasting it (and other TF brews) again in the future.
ztrvz (218) - st paul, Minnesota, USA - JUN 12, 2004
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
sweet flowery bubblegum aroma. nice head. well carbonated. not bad at all, though possibily a bit too sweet. cascade hops are what i picked up on the most. i’ll have to try it again in a proper setting.
crzybob77 (530) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JUN 4, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Full of tasty citrus hops, mainly grapefruit. Nice amber color. Has a nice transition from sweet to hoppy. Give this a shot, its a great beer.
drinkbeer (283) - Redondo Beach, California, USA - JUN 4, 2004
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
The best Pale Ale I’ve had the pleasure of trying. Dark amber, copper color. Aroma is spectacular. Fills the room with citrus hoppiness. Taste is initially awesome citrus sweet followed by a more than modest hop bitterness that lingers a bit. Finish allows for some alcohol notes to meander in my nostrils. My first experience with Three Floyds, and what a remarkable first impression. Reminds me of one of my favorite brewers, Victory, and their Hop Devil IPA.
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - JUN 4, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is a great example of a pale ale. This is how a pale ale should taste, brewers take note, and use this as your example. A beautiful hop aroma, with a nice complemeting malt backbone. Lots of fruit, some great buttery tasting malty flavor to compliment the finish. Superior!
skaughty (652) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - JUN 3, 2004
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I can’t imagine how the aroma of a pale ale could be better - is this even beer? The taste is fruity and complete, with hops leading, but not leaving the palate killed via dry burn. This is as drinkable and enjoyable as I’ve experienced in an otherwise modest style.
DUbrew (49) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 3, 2004
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Great beer. Very reminiscent of the drednaught IPA, which is unfortunate because it doesnt have the complexity, just the smell. This beer has a great fruity taste and a thick frothy head(mmmm). Great hops.
mardermax (71) - santa cruz, California, USA - JUN 3, 2004
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz bottle traded by atpayne, word adam, this shit is da bomb. really nice looking beer, robust caramely color with a really reasonable proportioned head.. white creamy fluffy, whipped buttery head. mmmmmm... smells so danks sticky and hops, oh hops. a lighter dreadnaught...really fruity and almost to very well being an actual ipa
TheDean (786) - MIlwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 2, 2004
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
You know, this is the easiest of the Three Floyds beers to find, yet it took me forever to try it. What the hell was I thinking, this is great! 2 for 2 on good beers tonight.
celluloiddroid (25) - Hebron, Indiana, USA - MAY 25, 2004
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Pours a beautiful dark golden with a very large head. Went perfectly with the meatball sandwich I was eating at the time. Will be coming back for more.