Frank (2188) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 15, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is certainly one of the best of its style. Bright, fruity nose. Thirst quenching with great malt depth and a zesty citrus finish.
JMerritt (1676) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - MAY 14, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark golden, slightly hazy with some little yeast floaties. Massive light brown head. Big hop aroma is slightly sweet with a candyish, toffee quality. The dry wheat flavor takes a back seat to the slightly agressive hop character, giving a nice balance to the citric stickiness. Tingly, slightly carbonated mouthfeel. Wheat comes out in all its glory in the finish. A unique take on the style, and one that I really enjoyed. IWA (Imperial Wheat Ale) anyone?
HighGravity (926) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAY 10, 2004
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Super hop nose and palate. Unlike any other American Wheat that I have tried. This beer tastes too much like Alpha King. Alpha King JR.?
SDbruboy (1864) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 9, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks to Marinaro500 for this 3F specialty! Pours dark golden with a fluffy white head that diminishes liesurely. Doesnít seem particularly wheaty. Aroma is big on the hops, slightly sweet - almost IPA-ish in character. Flavor is good, smooth sweet start with a bold citrus hoppiness and a tangy finish. Great summer beer! Light to medium body and prickly carbonation.
scraff (2121) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAY 7, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
More 3 Fís in MD...sweet!
Dark amber, lasting white head with great lace. Aroma is all about lemony citrus hops. Just a nice change of pace from the the "BIG" brews. Flavor is certainly lemony, citrusy, spicy, and wheaty. Medium bodied, smooth, velvety, quick dry finish. A summer thirst quencher without the ABV kick. As the weather warms, find some asap.....
TChrome (1389) - Bedford, Texas, USA - MAY 6, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Wow!!! This is wheat beer? Aroma is very hoppy, delightfully so, but rather different for the style. Beer pours dark golden with a not real big off white head that is retained and has nice lacing. There is a lot happening in the flavor department with this one. Initial flavor is purely hoppy, but then the beer broadens and you notice the wheat flavor. There is also a nice dry spicy finish. Not very style specific, but excellent beer nonetheless.
happy4hops (376) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - MAY 5, 2004
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAY 9, 2004 The nose is wonderful and freshly hopped(peachy,apricot),some malt and some more hops.Pours out a hazy deep golden w/a few yeasties,great head and lace.The taste is pretty hoppy(like a nice APA)the Amarillo hops suggest a mellow IPA.A touch of sweet and for being a wheat beer that is the last thing you taste then you burp up some bubblegum(yum)Very silky medium mouthfeel with a nice hop presence(not super hoppy)This is the ultimate wheat beer(period) for hop lovers.Surprised to find it in MD(Ronnie's should have this and Dreadnaught next week)A must try.Surprisingly complex.
Kodos (200) - USA - MAY 4, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Medium head, with decent lacing. Amber in color. Nose is malty with a hint of citrus friut. Slightly bitter, clean. Finishes with a slightly bitter lemony aftertaste. Not bad...Reminds me of their Alpha King....
steview (1011) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAY 1, 2004
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: FEB 27, 2005 UPDATE 2/27/05: the highlight of this brew is the aroma. there is an awesome nose that inevitably resinates the sooo deliciously sweet aroma juice, which is so inviting! carbonation seems a little bit low for my wants, though, but the overall palate makes up for it, which is primarily smooth and cremey, and a little doughy. the white head is cremey, too, as it slowly diminishes in a very frothy, soapy, and rocky manner. however, the body, although nice as gold and hazy, is too inactive for me. anyway, basically... this is refreshing, cremey, lemony, sweet like bubblegum (as the name suggests), and a tad fruity like banana. there is just about no spice, yeaup! itís a 3Floyds! So, itís a badass IPA Wheat! (note: cleaned up past ratings to leave this one, which i feel most accurately represents my scoring.) ... much cheers for this great and paradoxical slow-session brew!
atpayne (615) - Zionsville, Indiana, USA - APR 19, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is a very light, clear, clean straw color with golden hues. The carbonation helps to maintain the head for some time. It has a great floral hop aroma similar to other FFF beers. There is a perfumy floral taste that pervails but doesn't dominate. Also some citrus hops are present and a bit of sweetness. This is a great tasting beer and tastes more like an IPA than a wheat, but I like it just the same.