FooFaa (1) - Lebanon, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 25, 2005
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled. Pours a deep orange color with a rapidly dissipating, rocky, white head, which leaves a thin layer of lacing on the top. The aroma is almost completely dominated by floral American hops. The [possibly?] Centennial and/or Columbus hops give this beer a fantastic floral, citrus, apricot, and slight pine aroma. There is a faint malt-caramel aroma present as well, but, don’t let me fool yah, this beer is all about the humulus! The flavor is sweet up front. Citrus-hop flavors are ascendant -- grapefruit with orange zest and maybe a little lemon. The hops are supported with a strong troupe of malt character. A touch of caramel, toasted, and maybe a little nutty flavors give great play with the hops. Again, grapefruit is the dominant flavor. The beer is fairly well balanced, and has average alcohol feel. The brewer lists this is as a medium-bodied beer. Which is probably correct, but relative to other PA’s, this is most definitely full-bodied. The finish is quite bitter, but not overwhelmingly so. The aftertaste is quick, dry, and bitter with a bit of grassiness (perhaps from some dry-hopping). There are no perceptible flaws in this beer; as, the intense hopping simply won’t allow any, if they exist, to show through. Overall, I thought this was an intensely flavored beer with incredible body, but was surprisingly drinkable. The flavors and aroma are well organized. I can see how it might be a little too intense, in flavor/bitterness/alcohol/body, to drink all night for some, but I still consider it a session.
Ericular (427) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 6, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Growler from Historic Casanova Liquors 2 days after fill. Pours a quintessential amber with large, lasting beige head that leaves excellent lacing. Appearance is near perfect. Aroma is bright with orange and other sweet citrus, with some nice malt balance. Taste is lip-smacking juicy hops and a little pine with some sweet malt balance, into a moderately bitter finish that dries out but fades quickly, encouraging you to take another drink. Malts are bready, and some sips occasionally give a slight hint of roast. Really good overall.
Cwrw42 (25) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 5, 2014
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Wow, fresh pour at the brewery. Great hop aroma and flavour. Definitely passes through the 4 pint test.
DonutSeducer (16) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAR 5, 2014
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bold, citrus hops, floral on the nose and palate as well. very bitter with an earthy flavor.
kraddel (2318) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - MAR 4, 2014
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours dark amber
good white head
smell is slightly hoppy, some malts . Bit sweet .
Taste is hoppy ( cirtussy ) some honey , good mouthfeel. Bit bitter .
Pretty simple, but nice
BeerZombies1 (8) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAR 2, 2014 does not count
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
American pale ale
6.66% ABV 68 IBU
APPEARANCE: Poured out a vibrant rust color. Star bright clear no haziness at all. Great big pillowy egg shell white head. Great retention and lacing.
AROMA: Strong pine and citrus right away. Smells like breakfast of fresh squeezed orange juice and warm toast. Malty sweetness and carmel.
TASTE: Another 3 Floyds APA that drinks like an IPA to me. Very piney and citrus right up front. Hops hit in the middle and rounds out with that great maltiness I got on the nose. Literally taste so good makes you want to slap yo mama!
MOUTHFEEL: Medium to light body along with the carbonation. Dry snappy finish that almost leaves you thirsty.
OVERALL: Once again very impressed with a 3 Floyds brew. Still can't believe this is an APA reminds me of a wonderful low key west coast IPA. Would for sure try and get more of this goodness.
RATING: 4.4/5 Zombie Heads!
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
kayres (363) - , Georgia, USA - MAR 1, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Crystal clear crisp clean. Very well balanced citrus and a bit bready. Great body very smooth
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ACD (563) - Dublin, IRELAND - FEB 27, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle. Amber/orange with thin white head. Big pine on the nose, caramel and sprucey notes in there, grapefruit coming in too. Taste gives plenty of pine and grapefruit, touch of pineapple, mango and orange in there. Good caramel backbone, some light nuttiness. Pine needles linger, as does orange peel and pithy grapefruit. For those drinkers out there looking for a legit ’balanced’ APA, this is your boy.
BrownALEx (226) - Portland, Michigan, USA - FEB 26, 2014
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Citrus dominates the nose. Pours a clear burnt orange with a nice pillow like head, leaves some lacing behind. Taste starts with a citrus blast and ends with a wonderful dry bitterness. Full bodied palate, pure excellence. This pale is better than most breweries India. I wish I had three hands to shake all the Floyd’s hands.
Eviva (18) - GREECE - FEB 26, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a golden-deep orange with white head. Aromas are pine , caramel , tropical fruits and citrus. Taste , caramel , pineapple , sweet , citrus. Easy drinking with dry finish.
bpar73 (326) - Bellaire, Michigan, USA - FEB 24, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours a golden orange color with a 2- fingers white head. Aroma and taste is sweet hops, malt, pine, and grapefruit. Just the right amount of bitterness. Top notch APA.