kmeves (1098) - Mount Pleasant, Wisconsin, USA - APR 3, 2002
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice hoppy ale. A little fruity, nice finish. Another great beer from Three Floyds.
Alenightlong99 (70) - Lockport, Illinois, USA - MAR 25, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
great hoppy ale, need i say more? enjoy!
MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - MAR 25, 2002
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice fruity scent. Flavor is mighty hoppy, with very strong grapefruit tastes. Hops give a crisp, dry finish. Good malts to back up the hops, nice long finish. Slightly thin, would prefer it a bit creamier in the palate, but still darn fine.
ultraspank (867) - Alverca, Lisboa, PORTUGAL - MAR 23, 2002
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
A bottle of this was my introduction to American Pale Ale. This brew pours a hazy dark
amber with a large creamy/rocky off-white mostly lastining head that has amazing lacing.
This brew has a stellar nose. Strong, complex and balanced. Heavy tones of grain, straw,
cereal and caramel combined with heavy flowery tones of grass, resin, and soapy
grapefruit. The flavor is outstandingly balanced with something for everyone here. You
like malt? It’s in there...How about hops? Ditto... How about a little citrus to suck on...
you get the picture. The long finish is also a plus. This brew has a medium body with a
smooth texture and a perfectly soft carbonation. The finish is dry. An outstanding
offering. I can’t wait to get my hands on some more Three Floyds Brews.
cranesareflying (50) - Evanston, Illinois, USA - MAR 7, 2002
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Delicious! This is one of the best named beers in the business, and this brew lives up to it’s name. Golden amber with a reddish tinge, moderately full-bodied, great aroma, terrific flavor that kind of explodes in your mouth, with a long, dry rather than sweet, citrus dominated finish, very thirst quenching.
argo0 (11562) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 6, 2002
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: OCT 7, 2003 (bottle - 10/7/03) Hazy copper body topped by small beige head. Aroma is medium sweet, grapefruit. Taste is grapefruit, medium sweet, fairly intense bitterness. Still, the sweetness lends decent balance to the hops. Medium body. (draft - 7/2/03) Clear brown body with small off-white head. Aroma is moderately sweet hoppy. Taste is hoppy (pine/grapefruit) -- going for broke and taking no prisoners. Medium body. (7/4/7/3/14)
MikeF (538) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - MAR 1, 2002
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Near perfect hopping (for me anyway) with a substantial fruity flavor
- well Balanced in this respect. The finish is dry, but not too dry. This beer is much more complex than I expected.
NDmullet (208) - South Bend, Indiana, USA - MAR 1, 2002
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Wow this beer looks appetizing in the glass, great burnt orange body and substantial head. I happen to like grapefruit a lot, and the aroma is full of it, as well as other citrus tones. There’s a substantial, adequate malt backbone to support the ample hopping. Definitely not as subtle as some other good pale ales, but enjoyable just the same. Leaves a great impression that makes me want to open another as soon as I finish the first.
Yakbreath (13) - Macomb, Michigan, USA - FEB 27, 2002
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Dumb Label, Great Hoppy Beer. :)
Drew (2411) - Kent, Ohio, USA - FEB 11, 2002
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: APR 10, 2003 nice aroma; typical 3floyds citrus/grapefruit-hop taste; super hoppy, yet very well balanced in the end - how did they do that?! I just LOVE this beer.