NobleSquirrel (3438) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 13, 2004
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
wonderful nose that does not match the flavor. Very malty in taste, very citric hoppy in nose. Deep yellow in color, good, though no AK...
Falconseye8 (542) - Evans, Colorado, USA - JUL 27, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Also know as "Fun & Play" by relatives of mine who couldnít be less interested. Dark Amber color, big head. Very good beer. Good flavors, good hops and malts, sweet, full bodied. Very good beer. Iím going to keep some of the extras of this for me because I really like it.
steview (1035) - Petaluma, California, USA - JUN 17, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: DEC 21, 2005 itís a session brew with its lime or lemon (or whatever you need for your swill) built within it! soft and light, more complex than any "standard" beer, but nothing huge at all. a little biscuit, caramel, and citrus. itís also a bit prickly. its ABV is typical of micro-typicalness, which in my eyes is evidence for a good session brew. try it out! sneak a brew to a friend whose had a couple coronas ;o) this seems to convert people. and to be honest, i didnít know what to really except for a mild ale so i assumed it should be simple in recipe and easy to drink, or at least seemingly so... i rate as i know. UPDATE 12/21/05: mmm, i popped the cap and just knew, just knew! iím dealing with 3Floyds. itís been awhile since i had this brew... average, slightly hazy, golden-amber body with minimal white head and fair lacing; very citrusy, but itís coupled with a lot of pine, and the sweet maltiness really does cut the hops down despite that itís quite hoppy; a solid good brew, and would still work great for a session--rating remains the same.
burgerlicious (308) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - MAY 25, 2004
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I bought a growler of this at the brewery. This definitely fits well under the label "mild ale." The body is a pale amber colour with a thick creamy head. This is a good brew for someone who wants more flavor from their beer than what a pale ale has to offer. But if you want to truely appreciate the work of Three Floyds, try something a little more interesting.
celluloiddroid (25) - Hebron, Indiana, USA - MAY 25, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On Tap. Typical of what 3 Floyds makes, except a little lighter. Not the best Iíve had from them, but if this is the only local microbrew on tap, Iíd take it.
Alcoholist (570) - Peoria, Illinois, USA - MAY 1, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This must be Three Floyds attempt to reach out to remedial beer drinkers. Not enough malt to be a true mild, not enough hops to be interesting, just BORING. I should probably rate it a bit higher, but I expect more from Nick Floyd.
Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 28, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Big, creamy head; copper color. Aroma: fresh, slightly spicy, soft, faintly herbal, some lemon zest. Taste:tangy, but smooth, quite mild, but more character and flavor than other session ale types Iíve tried recently. I could drink a lot of this, if I didnít care too much about variety, etc. Unfortunately, I like to drink quality, exciting brews, and a diversity of them. So I ask: why canít the discriminating session beer drinker, the party giver, the softball player, turn to this instead of Bud Light?
HopsOrDie (687) - New Lenox, Illinois, USA - APR 3, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: APR 4, 2005 Re-rate. Bottle. Light orange with a frothy white head. Hoppy smell reminds me of pineapples. Flavor is malty sweet with a solid hop backbone and nice balancing bitterness. The light palate makes this is a great session beer.
On tap at brewery. Light orange in color. This beer has a watery palate to it that seems non-Three Floydsish. Flavor seems lacking of malt, and piney hop flavor is not what I expected. 2.6.
brewblackhole (1588) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - APR 1, 2004
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Mild citrus malt aroma, very soft thin malt taste , a little more bitterness thana macro light. This may be typical of the style, But I can't see ordering this again
lilannie (384) - Adamstown, Maryland, USA - MAR 26, 2004
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma: pineapple and honey, slight hop and bubble gum scents
Appearance: golden yellow-brwon with medium-sized head
Flavor: sweet and sour flavors with hoppy aftertaste. musty/earthiness with flavors similar to black pepper. has a bitter bite to it.
Palate: very smooth, dry-hopped finish
Overall: smells great, tastes OK