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RATINGS: 100   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34   EST. CALORIES: 158   ABV: 5.25%
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Moderate malt body and light hopping provides a refreshing brew with a crisp hop bite and a clean finish. Clean malt base and bright citrus aromas give this easy-drinking ale a robust floral hop nose.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Oakes (12777) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 10, 2000
Fruitier than Alpha King, with less bitterness and some malt underneath.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (11579) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 18, 2002
Golden body topped by a medium white head. Pleasant sweet hoppy aroma and flavor. Seems like itíd make a great session beer.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hopscotch (9364) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUL 14, 2002
UPDATED: JUN 22, 2003 The commercial description is accurate. This is a very nice, light, Summer brew. FFFs is the best thing to happen to Indiana since the Munsters! Wow, what a terrible pun.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 16, 2003
Dark golden color with a moderate off white head. A light APA by modern standards. Light sweet pale malt flavors with some undertones of light fruit. Mild citric hops bite and flavor. From a time when APA's were kinder and gentler.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
notalush (4948) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 25, 2003
A very good pale ale. Fruity, hop aroma. Smooth and easy to drink, with a pleasant, floral taste. Crisp and clean with a refreshing finish. An excellent warm weather beer.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
presario (4688) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 29, 2003
Strong, enjoyable and slightly fruity aroma. Just slightly cloudy but looks just like the picture. Balanced hops on the tongue with a stronger finish. Makes me wish for pizza/burger/wings to wash down. Good example of the style, definately not a UK pale. A little sweetness that is somewhat addicting, seems to taste better with each sip.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
badgerben (4490) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - APR 27, 2003
At first smell, I would link this with Bells Two Hearted Ale. Very citrus-like nose. Kind of a light tan color. Yup, a little like Two Hearted. It's a little on the fruity side for me. Almost... lime? Can't be right, but that's the only name I can think of for it. Maybe it's just APAs that I don't like. It's okay, just not terrific for my tastes.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Aubrey (3444) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - JUN 29, 2001
Golden color with a white & frothy head... but the tight bubbles seem to dissipate quickly. Malty smell... crisp and dry with a fairly large malt presence. Some bittering hops evident, but not enough to complement the big malt flavor. Iíd also like to see more aroma hops. It states, íRobust floral hop aroma...í on the bottle; I wouldnít go that far. It may be heavily hopped, but the malt selfishly obscures them. Overall, not too shabby... and it seems very well made. Where was this stuff when I was in college, years ago, a mere hour or so away!

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
1FastSTi (3340) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 14, 2005
Weird. I found this in the cooler at Bennoís. I can see why they retired it. It isnít very good. I see that itís supposed to be floral. Yes. It is. But thatís also the downfall of this brew. The beer pours to a dark bronze body with lots of particulate in suspension. Thin white head. The aroma is floral and caramel. The floral hops come to the front in the flavor and are weird. The palate is bitter. Not a good brew from FFF. (Floydicus informed me that this was last brewed 4 years ago. It is likely past itís prime).

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Terminus (3270) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - APR 11, 2002
Its alpha king, toned down about 2 nothces-same style bitter hops, very similar finish-just a little more pale in appearance. check it out!


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