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 (2250) - 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 doesn’t come without pretty good balance. I enjoyed it.
Sammy (10882) - 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 (2353) - 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. It’s from Three Floyds so you know what the nose is - hops hops hops. The nose also has some brown sugar and tea. This isn’t 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.
Darkover (1534) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 2, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAY 19, 2006 Light amber color with a small beige head. Piney hop aroma. Creamy body. Flavor of hops, citrus and some caramel malt.
Panzuriel (1823) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - MAR 31, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep ruby red brown liquid with a nice head of foam leaving a good lace. Nose is sharply hoppy with a hint of evergreen. Dry hops with a very mild malt body. Clean and crisp. Clean finish. Pleasant slightly pine flavored aftertaste.
JPDIPSO (5519) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 29, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Oh Billy, Billy, Billy... Oops, wrong Baru. Bright copper to burnt orange in color with a dissipating beige head that leave a large ring of lace on the top and smaller speckle the rest of the way down the glass. Sweet grapefruit aromas, the sweetness well brought out by the malt. Certainly a hopshead amber nose. But not too overdone. There are some floral and malt scents as well. Fairly thick for an amber, or irish red, but more what I would expect from FFF, so all is well. Flavors start with a pale malt sweetness with a mild toastiness. Hops come in to balance things out with mild pine and citrus. Balances well, but seems to thin out in flavor the further down the glass I go. Linger is quite dry with just a hint of husky grain. Actually quite an easy and enjoyable quaff.
LilKem (1213) - Marietta, Ohio, USA - MAR 29, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This was my first 3 Floyds and it was pretty cool. Dark amber in color with very little white thin head. hoppy, bitter, with some malt, carmel, and pine flavors. makes for an intriguing taste more than anything.
Shag (2805) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - MAR 29, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
This had a reddish brown appearance. A definite pine and orange peel presence in the flavor which is not something you would expect in this style. A good balance of hop bitterness and malt presence. It has the 3 Floyds taste if you know what I mean, which isnt a bad thing. Interesting session ale.