Tmoney99 (9583) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 19, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Poured clear light copper color with an average frothy off-white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate earthy citrus hop and small sweet malt aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium bittersweet flavor with a medium spicy bittersweet finish of moderate duration. Solid drinkable beer.
TheAlum (4971) - Lisle, Illinois, USA - NOV 14, 2011
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: NOV 29, 2011 Draft on tap at FFF XV Party (Munster, IN). Pours a darker amber copper pour, decent haze wuth good lacing ring head. Aromas are citrusy lemons and oranges mixing with toast and toffee, touches of biscuits. Initial is biscuits and toasty, touches of dry lemon, grass and florals. Some gentle yeast. An inviting ESB with a strong hop presence. Touches of actual roast work into the fold, good dry hops. Essential biscuity and toasty presence. Finish shows some good hops, dry, but some elements of roast, toast. Finish is toasty, dry, and fairly hoppy.
Rerate: Brewpub 11/29. Well hazed amber orange, good beautiful cakey offwhite head. Aromas are vibrant. Well hopped, a touch of spicy bread yeast moves into sweeter toffee and biscuits, gentle toast, dry oranges, decent bitterness moves into the malt body. A touch buttery. More oranges, gentle spice. Finish is a bit sweet with lingering oranges. Ok. Took it down one notch.
drewbeerme (3808) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 17, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
draft. Pours hazed amber wh head, head nose piney, citrus lemons earth floral urine, flavors of citrus pine lemons urinal cake earthy pizza, odd tasting
alexsdad06 (3805) - Ohio, USA - NOV 19, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample @ FFF 15th Anny. Pours a hazy dark golden/light amber color with a medium sized white head that dissipates into a thin film. The aroma was orange and lemon citrus up front with some mild caramel and biscuity malts at the back. The flavor was more orange and lemon citrus, caramel, lightly toasted biscuits and a moderate level of bitterness. Pretty drinkable, but nothing that really said have another.
Beerman6686 (3536) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 15, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This poured a medium amber color with a beige head. Aroma was of citrusy hops, some caramel and biscut too. Flavor was mainly malty, but definitely more than you average balance of hops as expected from 3 floyds. ok but nothing special.
jrallen34 (3475) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 13, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
draft... a bit of an ugly beer, murky dark honey gold, nice head... the aroma is bursting with hops, tons of fresh orange peel is quite unique... doesnít taste much like an esb, very dry, more oranges... unique take worth trying
NobleSquirrel (3429) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 31, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at 3F. Iíll echo Gerrit and this is definitely old-school Floyds. Pours a cloudy copper with fluffy offwhite head. Nose is interesting. Fruity and sweet, floral and a strange kind of syrupy note as well. Burly malts and caramely. Spicy hops. Different. On tasting, it is pretty boozy for 6.7 and super resiny/sticky. Also distinct sweetness on the palate as well that is a bit distracting. Big bitterness, but not super aggressive. Really interesting beer, but not perfect. Kinda reminds me of a smaller Blackheart.
pantanap (3323) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 15, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Half-pint poured at the source... Pours a hazy apricot orangey hue and topped with a creamy white head tha quickly fades to a thin film... Oranges, tangerine, and a modicum of dankness. Some biscuity caramels on the backend but this is very much hop focused... Flavors donít dEviate all that much. More tangerines upfront, juiciness all around and semi-sweet in nature. Expecting a little more bitterness which was held mostly in check. Lighter side of medium bodied. Easy drinking and enjoyed the juicy citrus fruits that were emphasized. Couldve used a touch mire bitterness and less sweetness.
HonkeyBra (2849) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - NOV 5, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
First rating. Pint at the Three Floyds brew pub. Pours a hazy orange with a nice, healthy medium white head. Iím trying to imagine a Hessian ESB as I drink this. Aroma of leafy hops, some pineapple and orange. Healthy dose of hops in the aroma. Flavor is mostly bitter, lots of citrus and pine, specifically focusing on tangerine and grapefruit hops. Itís nice, juicy, and easy drinking. The malts are kind of smoggy. Nice light malt bill. Lots of caramel and some baked bread. This beer is light, easy drinking, very nice to session and enjoy. Very nice beer from Three Floyds.
17thfloor (2412) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 22, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Premium Bitter/ESB? No, but this is the Three Floyds I remember!!! Doesnít matter what the style designation... they just brew something super hoppy and call it a day. Tastes like BrooDoo used to taste. Super green hoppy, huge spruce, bit of orange, light backing biscuity sugar, super green, candied green hops. Very tasty, bitterness comes at the finish but just a tad. Ha! This is the Floyds I remember! Pours a unclear murky dull orange, yeasty or just hops? Strong assertive astringent bitterness... but it is overshadowed and somewhat balanced out by the sweetness.