Treebs (872) - , Illinois, USA - OCT 4, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
On-tap at Three Floyds. Poured into tulip.
A: Pours an incredibly cloudy dreamsicle with blended yellow edging. There’s no way I’m seeing through this guy. Light white head that dissipated rather fast leaving a slight slice on the sides.
S: The yeast hits you hard in this one. It mellows out to some sweet fruits. I’m almost picking up strawberries or tart raspberries.
T: Great yeasty opening really leaves your palate wandering around the rest of the drink. I pick up some tangy fruits down one path, some sweetness down another and then finally some bitter hops are waiting at the end.
M: Very creamy and surprisingly light for being so cloudy and yeasty. Leaves a great film over the cheeks and tongue that keeps drawing you back in. Light Carbonation.
O: This was a wonderfully crafted brew. The different flavors all blending together in this harmonious liquid made it incredibly enjoyable and I hope either 3F’s or Destruise decides to bottle this guy.
Serving type: on-tap
Reviewed on: 06-11-2011
iowaherkeye (2703) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - OCT 4, 2011
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Phone rate, $5 tulip at the brewpub. Clear golden amber with a two finger off-white head, good retention. The Belgian yeasty banana and pear, and fruity tropical citrus hops go very well together. Wow, very bright nose. Flavor is still yeasty and hoppy, though does add a pretty good amount of earthiness, which isn’t terrible, just a little detracting. Not much in the way of malt, just fruity hops and fruity yeast. Dry finish, earthy bitterness peaks at a 4. Light prickly carbonation with a light to medium body.smelled a little better, but still quite solid.
satan165 (1020) - River Grove, Illinois, USA - JUN 23, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
aroma is OJ, yeast back note, some general tropical fruits, stressing pineapple. aroma is super hazy, big legs, lingering sponge head. flavor is pine coming to play, previously more simple OJ becomes tangerine and even mango. hard to figure where hop esters end and yeast esters begin. savory malts work to poke through the corucopia. mouthfeel is nicely coating, leads to exttended pleasant bitterness.
Drake (11469) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - AUG 13, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Served on draft at Argus in Madison, WI at the GTMW pre-party. Pours a hazy yellow-gold color with a large white head. Good head retention and lacing. Aroma of leafy, bitter hops, stone fruits and a spicy finish. The taste is citrus, stone fruits, nutty notes and a bitter hop finish. Medium bodied. Refreshing. Damn good.
drewbeerme (3915) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 7, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
draft the brewpub. pours cloudy orange with off white fluffy head. big tropical fruit and citrusy hop aroma while a spicy belgian yeast peirces through. the flavor is more bitter than I was expecting for a belgian pale but that’s okay cuz the hop flavor was really working well with this yeast (even after it’s been on for over a month), nice tropical fruit and grapefruit and a well fermentated yeast strain works in unison w/ the big hop character. med body and lively carbonation. I could drink a lot of this. great beer from a style that few pull of that well.
Strykzone (6174) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - JUN 12, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Served in a tulip glass at the brewpub. How cool to be the first to rate a Three Floyds beer! And a handsome beer it is. Orange with some effervescence and a nice thick foam on top. Cool lacing. It is cloudy. A nice pine nose with yeast and caramel underneath. That yeast, pine, and caramel are also tasted along with some nice citrus that shows up midglass. A nice dry bitterness compliments the sweeter malt. Oranges are tasted and they kind of appear out of nowhere. Tartness comes very late. Bitterness grows as the beer warms and hops are more assertive, too. One word: Delicious!
LilBeerDoctor (3633) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 31, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the Hop Leaf in Chicago. Pours a cloudy orange red with a thick white head. Aroma of lots of citrus hops and hop oils. Flavor of lots of citrus hops, some bready/wheaty malt with just a hint of yeast. A very hoppy Belgian ale and quite tasty too.
ekoerper (599) - Iowa, USA - AUG 8, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at the pub. Aroma: fresh, pungent, floral hops, citrus, fruity Belgian yeast notes, fantastic. Pours hazy golden with fluffy white head, average retention with lots of lacing. Flavor is quite fruity, both from the hops and Belgian yeast, orange and lemon, some grapefruit. Firm bitterness, but hidden behind the hop flavor and fruity esters. Light and delicate malt flavor, well balanced. Light-medium body and medium-high carbonation, very nice brew.
wedgie9 (2563) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 25, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tasted on 6/8/11 on draft at the Three Floyds Brewpub. Pours cloudy orange with a thick white head that slowly recedes to thin spotty lace. The nose is light floral hops, orange peel, and lightly underlying baking spices. The flavor is lightly bitter floral and orange peel hops with some spiciness and light malt as well. The body is light with lively carb and a long bitter and spicy hops finish.
dnstone (2453) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JUL 18, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hazy gold in color with a white head. Citra-pine hoppy aroma and taste.
Notes: On tap at Three Floyds