FooFaa (1) - Medford, Massachusetts, 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.
Beersmithbacon (100) - San Luis Rey, California, USA - MAY 29, 2015
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Flagship of American Pale. yES! Citrus pine aroma. Flavor with light biscuit makes and fresh pine hops with hint of mint. Crisp dry hoppy finish.
Beerhunter111 (10072) - Hasborn, GERMANY - MAY 17, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Leicht trübe dunkel orangegoldene Farbe, ordentliche beige Schaumkrone. Geruch sehr hopfig, harzig, reife Früchte. Geschmack sehr hopfig, bitter, Aprikose und Pfirsich.
Jared_Clifton (43) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 17, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours amber color with white head. Light body. Very hop forward, citrus fruits, sweet fruits. So much like an ipa.
daniel_harner (1) - chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 16, 2015 does not count
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 5/20
"hoppy American pale ale 6.6%"
This is a very solid pale ale, great looking, hop forward, closer to an IPA than most Pale Ales
ElManana (986) - Scheldewindeke, BELGIUM - MAY 13, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle bought at Mikkeller Webshop. Tropical fruits, very malty backbone, hoppy character, but quite sweet, maybe a tad too sweet.
MarcoDL (2682) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 13, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at tasting. Golden color, white head. Aroma of pine and citrus mostly. Taste has lots of pine and citrus, crisp and caramel. Very nice, but also way overhyped.
MrHangover (3111) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAY 9, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ THLBBT May. Pours a clear golden beer with a medium sized, off white head on top. Aroma of sweet matls, hayish, grassy notes, lemon zest and citric notes. Flavor has big bitter influence in there, some typical Three Floyds stuff going on, soft carbonation and really, rather sweet malty aftertaste. Good in balance, good stuff!
madelfonatree (49) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 6, 2015
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Look - Darker than a typical Pale Ale. Head has more of a ten color to it than ivory. Head is medium and lacing is there. Medium carbonation size.
Smell - Subtle dankness. Lemon/lime. Is there very faint bubble gum?
Taste - Bready. Caramel. Not too bitter. Citrus finish.
Feel - Smooth. Doesn’t sting. Doesn’t explode but not flat.
Overall - Why do you need to be blown away with bitterness? This is drinkable beer with a hint of what you want in an IPA. I liked it more out of a bottle.
tectactoe (3097) - Michigan, USA - MAY 6, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle: Cloudy copper color with a small, off-white head. Aroma is strong & pungent for a pale ale. Peppery, earthy, raw, dirty hops with a heavy, heavy malt backdrop. Caramel, booze, & some toasted bread. Super heavy carbonation, each sip fizzles away on my palate. Spicy & herbal hop notes, leafy with a strong earthy & white pepper presence. Toasted caramel, baked bread, pungent grapefruit rind finish with a touch of dank hop oil & malt sugar. Not bad, just a little messy. Zombie Dust stomps all over this, though.
Moose22 (5) - - APR 23, 2015 does not count
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is a very solid pale ale, great looking, hop forward, closer to an IPA than most Pale Ales.
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