GuilTTy (728) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - APR 22, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUL 29, 2005 Clear golden amber with a firm but fluffy off-white head. Very IPA-like nose of grapefruit, flowers, pine and malt. More of the same in the well-balanced flavor. Nice citrus punch and a clean hoppy finish. A very tasty beer which reminded me very much of their Alpha King Pale - in fact, it really is a milder version of that beer in many ways. Hard not to also classify this as an IPA - and a good one.
Rballs01 (280) - Madison, New Jersey, USA - APR 14, 2005
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Very expected from Three Floyds! THe just love the hop and thats why I’m a big fan. For a Mild Ale this had some serious Hoppyness. Very floral on the nose and the first sip explodes with citus hops but it magically disapears and finishes clean. I dont know how they do it but they know what there doing. As long as they keep using great hops in there beers im gonna ge drinking them!
hopdog (9133) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 12, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured a medium amber color with an averaged sized off white head. Aromas of fruits, citrus and sweet malts. Tastes of caramel and citric hops. Lightly bitter finish. Nice hoppy presence and very drinkable.
JasonG (776) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - APR 10, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Slightly dark yellow color, clear, with medium white head. Aroma is slightly hoppy, with fruity notes of pear, apple. Flavor is light, refreshing, with a touch of caramel and medium bitterness in the finish. A nice brew, nothing amamzing, but is very nice for what it is intended, an easy drinking lower alcohol session beer.
cherr (162) - Rochester, New York, USA - APR 7, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This beer pours a nice light amber. There is a nice resiny smell of hops. The flavor is light with a nice citrus finish. It is like a light alpha king. It would be especially good in the summer.
DavidP (1747) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - APR 4, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Ahh, there’s that Floyd’s house hopping. Been a while since I’ve smelled that! Centential hopping with a a sweet perfumy floral element. A bigger grapefruit precense comes through in the flavor along with non-caramelly cookie malts. The hops outweigh the malt in this beer but not in a bad way - they overpower the malt but not you. The cabonation is too heavy, distracting the tasting experience w/ tingly carbonation. For some reason I’d like to try a this stuff on nitro.
radiomgb (2363) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - APR 2, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Golden orange in colour. Aroma had piney and citrus hops upfront wirh bread and toasted malt a bit later. The flavour was nicely hopped (pine needles, oranges), malt (bread and earth), slightly toasty as well. Light body, medium carbonation. Finishes soft, medium length. If this was available here I would make this my staple beer for sure.
beerhugger (542) - Oshawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 26, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I don’t know if this properly fits the Mild Ale category in that there was a definite hop aroma to go along with a noticeable maltiness. It was a nice orange-amber with what quickly became a thin head and nice lacing. Very very drinkable, this was fresh and lightly hopped with a nice toasty maltiness to balance it out. Not a powerful brew, and not what you would choose to satisfy a hop craving, but a great session ale.
growler (74) - West Virginia, USA - MAR 25, 2005
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle. golden orange with a generous off white head with decent lacing. Piney cirtrus aroma and flavor with a semi-dry finish. Not a bad beer but not nearly as big and bold as impressive as thier Alpha King. Sure, I’d drink it again, but given the choice, I’d prefer the Alpha King.
ian2000gsxr (69) - USA - MAR 20, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
smells and looks like alpha king.. starts with the malt and then you get a huge wave of hops. strong bitter and lingering after taste. its AK minus some hops and alcohol if u want to break it down.. good brew