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 (6287) - 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 (11094) - 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.
Cobra (1100) - In a van, down by the river, Maryland, USA - APR 9, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz. brown bomber bottle. Poured out a medium amber color, with a sticky tan colored head. Slid back to a thick mat of foam on top of the beer. Left gobs of sticky lacing down the sides of the glass. Aromas are of sweet caramel malts, slight chocolate nose, biscuity malts, some yeast, and citrus. Hop aromas are slightly subdued, but present all the same. Flavors are of sweet malt, some bready flavors, and a dry finish to it. A really decent amber ale overall.
MaxPower (961) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - APR 9, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz bottle pours a clear bright amber with a creamy off white head that leaves lots of lacing in my glass. Citrus fruity aromas, pineapple, grapefruit and caramel flavors. Unlike any Irish Ale I have ever had. Medium bodied with a somewhat watery mouthfeel, finishes bitter, this is very tasty.
heemer77 (5060) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - APR 8, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUN 29, 2005 On tap at Clark Street Ale House in Chicago. The head was slightly yellowish with a beautiful amber coloring. The aroma is sweet caramel and you know the hops profile of Three Floyds. Strong oranges with a touch of pine. The taste is sweet toasted caramel. The body is light with wood and a touch of pine. Very nicely done. Tried this agian in the bottle after it aged a few months. Slightly more mellow. Still, very nicely done.
shadey (1820) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - APR 7, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very pretty red amber color with not much head. Lots of hops in the aroma, but not sharp. More of a mellow hop character. Well balanced with malt. Really nice flavor. Not an Amber ale though. Three floyds has a problem with style.
Oakes (11031) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 7, 2005
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brigh amber-red colour. Massive, one-dimensional amarillo aroma has my yawning. Sweet, warming body with hints of caramel and some well-extracted malts. Balanced by soft, woody hops. Slightly acidic finish. Despite the overblown dry-hopping, itís actually a pretty tasty beer.