NVBeer232 (467) - Reno, Nevada, USA - APR 16, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Copper/red color with a foamy off white head. The usual citrus nose that you expect from Three Floyds. As the beer warms, a pleasant maltiness with hints of dark crystal malt and chocolate emerge. Smooth beer on the palate. Fresh citrusy flavors, with a nice malty backdrop. If anything, this may be a touch thin. Intresting take on the style. Kind of like taking a 12oz. Conways Irish Ale, adding 3oz. of water, and garnishing the pint with a wedge of grapefruit.
OhioDad (2492) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - APR 15, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours dark red with a tan head that sticks around. A good hoppy citrus and malt aroma. Flavor is mostly hops but some malt flavor as well. Very smooth on the palate and a fantastic brew. I’ll drink this one again for special occasions!
burgerlicious (308) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - APR 15, 2005
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
a very tasty amber quality that tingles a little bit. subtle floral undertones that give it a tangy quality.
jimmack (1223) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - APR 14, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bottle. Amber color with a small off white head. Aroma is mostly hops and grapefruit with some sweet malt.
Flavor is again dominated by the hops.
Citrusy hop flavor with a small malt background. Maybe not perfectly balanced but very delicious.
MAP (1133) - Lakewood, Ohio, USA - APR 14, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
The brew poured a nice hazy dark amber with a thin head on top. Even my mon can detect: "hops! hops!" when it got close to here nose. Whis about all I can smell as well. Flavor is strong with the hops as well, but there is certainly a good presence of some malt, but it really is taking the backseat to the hops.
cherr (162) - Rochester, New York, USA - APR 14, 2005
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
I have to say I was thoroughly impressed with this beer. It pours a nice red/amber with a slight head. The smell is of wonderful dry hops. The taste is nice with carmel followed by citrus. Excellent beer.
dirtymike (2016) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - APR 13, 2005
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Light amber in color with a medium off-white head. Aroma of earthy hops and citrus. Flavor is of caramel and citrus.
Radek Kliber (7165) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - APR 12, 2005
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
You gotta like this high alpha hop character in the aroma . This amber ale is hop oriented , but not only . I does have enough bready malt to balance thing out. Full, high quality ale. Very good.
Dough77 (821) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - APR 11, 2005
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pour was dark amber. aroma was sweet with caramel and a nice hoppy hint. Taste was bascially alot like all of 3 Floyds brews taste. Finish was pretty good. Not a favorite, but steady enough.
argo0 (13314) - Washington DC, USA - APR 10, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(22oz bottle) Clear copper body with small beige head. Aroma is moderately sweet, grapefruit, some pineapple, caramel, light tangerine. Taste is medium sweet, grapefruit, some pineapple, light caramel. Definitely plenty of hops, but not especially bitter. Watery medium body, some resin. No idea why 3Fs considers this an Irish red -- tastes like an APA, a very good one at that.