TChrome (1397) - Bedford, Texas, USA - APR 6, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours reddish orange color with a big totally retained off white head. Aroma is BIG Amarillo hop presence, very christmas tree like aroma. Flavor is caramel malt with a bit of hops, but not near as much hop flavor as the aroma would suggest. A bit of spiciness as well. Obviously about as good as ambers get, and eminently sessionable.
EddieG (168) - Palos Heights, Illinois, USA - APR 6, 2005
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAR 29, 2007 I am continually surprised by the subtlety of this beer. A complex malty beer with a gorgeous red color. Beer is hoppy at the nose but not so in the flavor. Actually a significant malt presence is felt with a toasty flavor reminiscent of the old Chicago Brewing Red Ale. Definately drinkable, not overbearing and worthy of this rerate.
jasonp (1555) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - APR 5, 2005
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Beautiful glowing fiery amber with a big off-white head. Great aroma of pineapple, citrus and piney hops and caramel. Flavor has notes of caramel, grapefruit, pine and then gives way to pineapple and tropical fruits. Pleasantly sweet. Given the hoppiness, the taste is surprisingly not that bitter at all. Very well-balanced. Has a lingering fruity finish. Medium body with a silky texture and moderate carbonation. Great head retention, some lacing left on the glass. I really enjoyed this one.
radiomgb (2143) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - APR 5, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Bright amber in colour. Standard Three Floyd aroma - lots of hops - pine and citrus. The flavour was a bit milder then that aroma let on but still lots of citrus (grapefruit and pine) with only some light caramel malt near the back. Bitter mouthfeel, medium body, medium-high carbonation. Finishes with a lingering slightly dry bitterness.
IPFreely (1470) - Sanborn, New York, USA - APR 5, 2005
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deeper amber color, tan head. Full aroma, very citrusy and piney hops, some malty sweetness. Flavor leans on the hops a bit too much, pretty bitter, not enough malt to back it up. Medium to full body, a touch dry. Pretty nice beer though.
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 5, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma of citrus and pine, copper, small toffee head. Flavour is a milder hoppiness then the nose, malt is nicely done here. Well balanced, medium bodied. A great session ale, I think.
joeycapps (1468) - Waterdown, Ontario, CANADA - APR 4, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark mahogany w/ beige finger of foam. Fresh, dewy, piny, woody hop aroma. Medium, moderately resiny feel. Flavour is surprisingly malty (caramel, toffee) & balanced w/ a piny, orange-y hop character.
mds (2118) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 3, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle. thick resiny hop aroma. red brownish tinge. flavour also consists of generous hops but it doesnít come without pretty good balance. I enjoyed it.
Sammy (7718) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 3, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
More hophead feed. Grapefruit, floral aroma in hops.Mid-sip toast. Medium mouthfeel. Not the best Three Floyd.Radekfest #2.
rudolf (2304) - Buffalo, New York, USA - APR 3, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Quite pretty glowing red in the glass. Itís from Three Floyds so you know what the nose is - hops hops hops. The nose also has some brown sugar and tea. This isnít as hoppy as the nose suggests, rich malt, fruity with more of that lemon/orange tea. Some caramel in the finish. The carbonation level is great.