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.
Japalo (935) - DENMARK - DEC 8, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle@home. Two finger foam. Amber hazy. Fresh pine needle notes. Resins. Good carbonation. Dry light ale body. Fine balanced bitter finish. Not that exceptionel.
Woweezowee (3) - Indiana, USA - DEC 7, 2013 does not count
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
The King. The easiest 3F beer to find, and easily one of their best (which is obviously saying something). Darker appearance, hop bomb with an interesting malt balance. The taste is equally amazing and unique; one that would be hard to miss in a blind taste test if you were familiar with it. Just a phenomenal beer, period.
Maarten1993 (81) - - DEC 7, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Great blond beer. Very balanced taste. No weak points. Good taste. Awesome.
Prufrockstar (447) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 4, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to J. Pours deep amber with frothy offwhite head, decent retention, some lacing. Aroma: citrus, caramel/candi. Also cat. Surprisingly thick texture, almost viscous. Taste: moderate sweetness, lasting bitterness, a little cardboard. Overall: tasty enough brew, but doesn't really set itself apart from any number of tasty pale hoppy brews out here. Maybe age matters a lot for this one? Bummer on the lack of bottle date.
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kerenmk (1568) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - DEC 3, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared at a tasting at tom’s place. Thanks RobertDale for the trade! Hazy amber with white head. Sweet fruity aroma, very faint citrus. Re orange bitterness in the mouth, but soft and very drinkable. Full-bodied, mildly citric, very smooth finish.
adamjackson (1750) - Lyme, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 2, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Orange nice head. Nose is piney with grapefruit. Very creamy mouthfeel. Orange blossom and some herbal qualities. It’s very good. Like drinking bitter and citrus rose petals.
danpowers247 (1) - Round Lake Beach, Illinois, USA - NOV 30, 2013 does not count
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
One of the best Pale Ales that I have come across in a long while! Now I know why this is Three Floyds Flagship beer! Very glad it is easy to come by locally!
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jdpottsy (1) - - NOV 29, 2013 does not count
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Three Floyd's flagship beer. Zombie dust get's all the hype lately, but this beer is a must from the best brewery in the Midwest.
Great balance between hop notes and maltiness appearance. Hands down is one of the best around in its class.
Cousin_Larry (188) - - NOV 24, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: NOV 25, 2013 Citrus aroma with hoppy smell. Taste is pretty standard IPA with citrus taste (similar to grapefruit juice). Pretty good.
Enegaard (40) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 24, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
(24/11/13, Bottle from Mikkeller & Friends, CPH) Pours clear deep orange with a bubbly head. Aroma of malts, alcohol, lots of grapefruit, a bit of mango, pear and orange. Quite sweet taste, very smooth, grapefruit with a slight bitterness, not as fresh or hoppy as I had expected, and has a weird malty-burned body. Was told this was fairly fresh, doesn’t taste so though.