Pailhead (4635) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - DEC 20, 2004
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle: Citrus hop aroma. Pours a transparent amber with a small white head. Flavor is very light. Light citrus up front with a light hop finish. Rather thin and bland. Just not a lot happening here.
Dogbrick (7669) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 19, 2004
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
When I think "mild", Three Floyds beers aren’t the first thing to spring to mind. However, leave it to them to make one that leaves an impression. Lightly hazy amber color with a thin eggshell white head. Thin lacing too. The aroma is mildy hoppy with a pinch of citrus. Light-bodied and surprisingly crisp, with a moderately bitter amount of hops throughout. Underlying sweetness and citrus flavors make this simply one of the best session ales I have ever had. It was gone before I even knew it. The finish retains the hops, with lightly sweet malt here and there. An outstanding Mild Ale.
hopscotch (8908) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 18, 2004
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Lightly hazy, golden ale with a small, fizzy, white head. Decent lace. Smells and tastes like a piney and citrusy glass of American iced tea. Light to Medium-bodied with a dry, fizzy mouthfeel. Crisp bitterness, but almost no malt backbone. High ABV for a mild ale and way overhopped for the style. However, that’s the "Three Floyds Way" and I dig it. This is the one beer to drink when you’re going to drink twelve... and have a serious hop jones going on.
jasonp (1555) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - DEC 18, 2004
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JAN 26, 2005 Clear copper with a white head. Big citric hoppy nose. Taste has notes of subtle maltiness and is big on the citrus/grapefruit flavors and Centennial hops. Only moderately sweet, bitter aftertaste. Medium bodied but not watery or weak. Good head retention. Lacing hangs in sheets on the glass. Very solid brew but not really a mild.
civforprez (229) - Galesburg, Illinois, USA - DEC 10, 2004
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
I actually may prefer this to Dreadnaught, overall. Slightly milder than a full American IPA, but stronger than IPAs from most of the rest of the world, this beer is a tremendous balance fo malt and hops. Almsot as well balanced, in my opinion, as HopDevil.
sixpackcharley (19) - barclay, Texas, USA - DEC 5, 2004
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A very nice ale with more than a little citrus hop taste. I wish I had cooled it more, perhaps 38-40 degrees. Too bad I only have one! I will look forward to continuing this review when I have more.
jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - DEC 2, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Ever so slightly hazed light amber-orange body. Frothy off-white head with excellent glass lacing. The aroma is medium citrus hops. Based solely on the aroma this is definitely an american take on a british style. The flavor is light citrus hops and light grain with some crystal malt. Medium to light body, palate could be softer. Finsih is mildly bitter with a lasting citrus charm. Not very complex but I do not think that they were going for complex with this one! Overall a decnt session ale. Certainly an American Mild. Looking at the other ratings I am not sure why this beer is generally disliked. I find it rather pleasing and well made.
FlacoAlto (3759) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - NOV 30, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a brilliantly clear deep copper color. It is topped by a thin light tan head. The aroma has been infused by that typical Three Floyd’s, over the top hoppiness. I get notes of apricot, ruby-red grapefruit, tangerine and orange. The taste is initially sweet up front, but then moves to a fairly dry finish. Throughout though it is a hop lovers dream. This beer is about as far from a mild as possible, it could easily pass for a supped up pale ale though. I am not quite too sure what to think of this beer, it is certainly by no definition a Mild Ale, but it certainly is what I expect Three Floyds to brew as their mild. I am certainly enjoying the in your face citrus fruit notes, but I wish that there was some of that malty complexity that one gets from a traditional Mild Ale. In the end though this beer does taste quite good.
11026 (1772) - Alabama, USA - NOV 28, 2004
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a deep amber color. Big time citrus hops in the nose. A little thin in body with hops predominating the taste. A super hopped Mild??? Like a malt deficient APA. Still, a decent beer to drink.
Cobra (1100) - Banned City, - NOV 28, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz. brown, longneck bottle. No freshness date seen. Poured out a bright copper color, with a long lasting white head. It left sticky lacing down the sides of the glass. Brilliantly clear, beautiful to behold. Aromas are of fresh Noble hops, along with a nice floral scent. Sweet malts, and barn silo aromas as well. Tastes are of hops at first, then the smooth malts slide into the palate. Medium mouthfeel, rich for the style. Finishes bitter, and slightly dry.
A great session beer from Three Floyds.
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