htsprint1 (53) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - MAY 8, 2005
3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On cask at Blind Pig Co. in Champaign, IL. Poors a pale gold with bubbly off-white head that resembles soap bubbles. Flowers and hops in the nose, fairly subtle. Flavor starts with hops, smooth sweet finish. Smooth like velvet in the mouth, sweet-bitter aftertaste. Not Three Floyds best, but a nice refreshment on a summer day.
brentfeesh (1208) - Mansfield, Ohio, USA - MAY 6, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very excited to be trying another 3F. Pours a clear onion yellow and light orange color, with moderate carbonation (pretty) moderately long lasting head. Crisp citrus hops great my nose, along with refreshingly sweet malts. One of the most balanced 3F’s I’ve tried yet (though that is not saying much as it’s really more like an aggressive american pale). Crisp grain, biscuit and toasted malts, firmly accented with limey citrus peal hops and a touch of peppery spice. The hops clearly win out in dominance but it is a nice combo overall. The aftertaste actually lingers longer than I’d like for this style. The body is medium as well as having a tart carbonated mouth feel (a bit astringent). Another tasty treat!
Dickinsonbeer (5075) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAY 4, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
More of an american pale ale then a bitter or a mild. Pours extremely light gold with a small white head. Aroma is citrus, with very little malt backbone. Malt is also lacking in the flavor despite the commercial deScription. Very skewed towards hops. Moderately harsh bitter hoppy finish. Not bad but kinda bland for three floyds.
RAYBOY01 (2012) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 1, 2005
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
One of my favorite bitters. I always forget how much I like this stuff in between visits to the brewery. I am vowing today to do whatever it takes to avoid that mistake in the future.
dm9831 (1512) - Monee, Illinois, USA - MAY 1, 2005
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
i detected no aroma. pale amber, a froth to the head. once more, i drank from a plastic cup, so i might have missed something. i loved the bitter flavor and the oily palate. the whole was more than the sum of its parts.
beerslayer (753) - New Jersey, USA - APR 30, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This is an ok Bitter. Citric, hoppy, and malty flavors. Finishes clean, crisp, and dry.
csbosox (1229) - Prairie Village, Kansas, USA - APR 26, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz bottle from a six pack purchased from the brewery. Served too cold, I’m sure, right from the fridge @ 40°. Served in my NB worthy glass. Reddish orange color with an off white smallish head. Wonderful resiny, piney, grapefruity hops aroma. The taste is some sweet malt and a good dose of bitter, piney, resiny hops. The grapefruit notes seem to come out more as the beer warms. Maybe a little light as far as mouthfeel, but the beer is typical 3F, hoptastic and wonderful.
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 (282) - 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 (10498) - 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.