Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 10, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours with a thick foamy lasting head atop a crisp amber body. The glass was coated with lace. Citrusy (orange, lemon) hop aroma with buttery notes. Mild Citrusy hop flavor with a touch of maltiness and a hoppy finish. Great flavor. Smooth and medium bodied.
jefyou (39) - Menlo Park, California, USA - FEB 4, 2003
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Mild, maybe too mild, golden brown with almost no head. Lemon citrus aroma. Slight maltiness and a tad of hops. Not a bad brew and would be nice on a hot day but if you have a choice go for the 3 Floyds Alpha King.
apoptosis (1317) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 27, 2003
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Caramel, malts and hops work pretty well together in the flavor, but it tastes like it is lacking something. I assume that's what the "mild" means. No head retention, and the color is sort of a sickly amber.
notalush (4456) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 27, 2003
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
This has a very citrusy aroma. Light bodied with a little hops and a subtle malty sweetness. This isn't a bad product, but it's a pretty unremarkable beer drinking experience.
21iceman40 (1731) - vienna, West Virginia, USA - JAN 26, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Sounds like a U2 song. This was a solid traditiona ale, nothing out of the ordinay, nothing bad about it either. Some hopps, but just another average brew.
redlem (1290) - Ohio, USA - JAN 25, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAY 14, 2006 re-rate: This is my fav of the 3-F beers. The Amarillo presence works with this beer. Very well balanced
brownalegirl (199) - Fountain, Michigan, USA - JAN 10, 2003
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is my new everyday favorite. It isn"t as amazing to me as BR Brown was, but it is very drinkable and lovely in it"s own right. I like the lemony hops a lot - they"re more intense than I usually like my hops, but perhaps my palate is finally succumbing to Sean"s repeated hop assaults (don"t tell him). This beer is also a beautiful clear gold with a tall, pretty lace head. It looks like a more distinguished, sophisticated American Standard and then it"s concentreated flavors surprise the heck out of you. As a side note, the mild thing is catching on with me - this one is very different from the darker mild at our local brewpub (Jamesport), but I like that one alot, too ... an under appreciated style?
Uglyradio (791) - Greenville, South Carolina, USA - JAN 5, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This beer pours a clear light copper color with a small white head that rapidly dissipates. It has a good citrusy and fruity hop aroma. Mildly malty sweet flavor, with the hops showing up in the finish. No hop bitterness detected. High carbonation. A good session ale.
hennes (934) - Fountain, Michigan, USA - JAN 5, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This was a gentle (in color and flavor), refreshingly citrus-hoppy beer with enough substance to earn good marks from me. It was a good consolation brew while watching the Pack get blown out at Lambeau, my wife and I being transplanted cheeseheads.
BATLMULLET (127) - Highland, Indiana, USA - JAN 4, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
This beer is truly "the one you want when you want one more". Never throws you a curve ball: Nice golden amber color, good white head, appropriate carbonation, thin-ish mouthfeel, good maltiness, and crisp hopping. Good out of a bottle, but it really shines on tap. I think of this as a mini Alpha King. The lower alcohol satisfies your craving for quantity, but the remainder of the beer covers quality.