locarboy (129) - USA - AUG 19, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I tried this beer after reading the posts here. I’d seen it before but stayed away because of the cheesy graphics on the label. I’ll try not to judge a beer by its label in the future. This is great beer in a style I like. Hoppy, but with enough balance. I just need to take enough starch blockers. This beer was a real treat. If you like Northwest Pale Ales or IPA’s give it a try. Can’t believe It comes from so close to home. I’m definately doin’ the brewery tour.
beerproject (129) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 27, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma is nice and hoppy. Taste is bitter up front but extremely well balanced. Damn good beer.
dunn4040 (129) - Georgia, USA - MAY 15, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Another FFF brew thanks to gumballdust. Pours a slightly murky reddish amber. Much darker than I was anticipating. Has a frothy off whit head that seems to be sticking around pretty well. Aroma is heavy on the hops. Pine resin, big floral notes, and hints of sweet citrus. Flavor is slightly more balanced than the aroma was letting on. The hops are still at the forefront of this beer but there is a malty sweetness throughout. Has a bit of a maple syrupy kind of sweetness to it actually. Overall a solid beer. Not sure if it quite lives up to the "100" rating but a solid beer nonetheless.
rich42 (128) - USA - NOV 21, 2002
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
got via trade from hopsrus. awesome - truely an Imperial Pale Ale without being an India Pale Ale. Lot’s of malt, balanced with a healthy (not excessive) amount of hops, backed up with a bit of alchohol. little on the dry side. nice finish. An excellent ale.
BATLMULLET (127) - Highland, Indiana, USA - DEC 23, 2002
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
Here’s a real yardstick beer. The aroma hits you well before you get the glass to your lips. This is more full bodied than you would expect. It has to be to serve as a carrier for all those hops! Very crisp up front, yet some subtle hop components underneath. Pretty grapefruity. Almost orange color, off white lingering head. A real piece of work that needs to be experienced. Not quite a session beer because you may sprain a tastebud after three or four (or five...)
johntreeter (126) - Greenwood, Indiana, USA - SEP 13, 2008
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
12 oz bottle. Pours an almost clear amber orangr copper color with a thin white head that leaves little lacing. Aroma is a spicy citrusy hoppy nose with notes of grass and sweet bread in the background. Flavor is similar with the citrus and spiceyness, yet the earth tones are much more than grass with a long lingering dry bitterfinish. This pale goes above and beyond. I’d almost call it an IPA, either way a damn fine beer.
Meatmallet (126) - Salem, Illinois, USA - DEC 14, 2008
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Copper in color with a thin white head that left lots of lacing.Smells like hopps and what seems like grapefruit.Taste is heavy on the hopps. Sweet and and citrusy with a nice bitter aftertaste.Carbonation is good and the aftertaste is pleasant.
a10555 (125) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - JAN 31, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: DEC 31, 2007 I am not a huge fun of the IPA, but this one is very good. Starts with a very citrusy aroma, and finishes with a sweet yet bitter taste. It’s a mild IPA which falls into exactly what I Like.
PolishHammer (124) - Norwalk, Connecticut, USA - MAY 15, 2010
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Copper color... Looks like a penny. Aroma is subtler than expected... I guess all those pnw hops were used for flavor, which I can’t complain about one bit. Anyone who thinks they are an ipa person should try a beer like this... Extemely hoppy and delicious... Grapefruit, tangerine, and a bit of minty pine... But super well balanced and not overdone on the bitterness. A great hoppy beer that doesn’t pucker... Well done three floyds... So far, I’m really impressed... Can’t wait to try another offering of yours.
Steak (124) - New York, USA - JUN 6, 2002
2.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 8/20
On tap. Wonderful grapefruit aroma which hinted at the hops to come. Color was a medium burnt amber. Taste leaves a lot to be desired, in my opinion. There was a huge malty sweetness to start, with a little tartness, then it finished with a huge hoppy presence. My taste buds could just not take it. It seemed as if the ingredients were acting against one another instead of in harmony. I couldn’t finish this one.