BCAR (222) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - JAN 26, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
The more I have this, the more I like it. Not really mild, only by comparison to the taste explosions usually provided by the Floyds. Stands on its own as a drinkable, well-balanced beer. Still a good hop presence with a slight bitter finish.
BuckNaked (1230) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JAN 25, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: Orange amber color with a medium off white head. The aroma is a bit too hoppy for the milds I’m used to, but this appears to be billed as an american mild, so I guess it’s an americanized mild. Citrus, pine, grapefruit in the aroma, as well as mild caramel notes. Tastes medium hoppy, with notes of grass, grapefruit, citrus, some caramel and chocolate hidding in there too. Good carbonation for the style, but the hops feel out of place.
SpringsLicker (3417) - Tennessee, USA - JAN 25, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to wohlfs for this one!
Pours a clear light amber with a smallish head.
Malt is the dominant aroma, but there are some hops coming through as well.
This is a mild only by 3 Floyd’s standards. Smooth palate, malty with a good balance of hops. Lightly carbonated and very drinkable.
NVBeer232 (467) - Reno, Nevada, USA - JAN 23, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This is billed as a mild, but I don’t think this is brewed to style. I guess it’s mild compared to the other beers in their lineup. Pleasant citrus hoppy aroma. There’s a little bit of biscuity malt in the flavor, but this is mainly hop driven. The hops remind me of grapefruit, but there’s a grassy flavor there, too. Light carbonation, which I liked because it enhanced the smooth, soft overall impression this beer gives off. Clean mouthfeel. This would make a BOMB session ale.
Mangino (1027) - Mississippi, USA - JAN 19, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dull orange color, small whiteh ead. Lots of bubbly white lacing around the edge. Aroma is hoppy, grapefruit and tropical fruit notes. Flavor is hoppy and acidic I really dont find this to be too "mild". Very assertive hops, dry finish.
DarkElf (3051) - La Jolla, California, USA - JAN 15, 2005
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JAN 16, 2005 (12 oz bottle, obtained in trade with marinaro500, thanks Joe!) This is very tasty and enjoyable, but this beer clearly does not even vaguely resemble what a mild ale should be. Sure, the hops profile is mild compared to other Three Floyds products, but there’s still quite a noticeable hops contribution in this beer. It’s moderately bitter, with an obvious grapefruit flavor. A rather light maltiness is just along for the ride, as hops is certainly driving this car. Strong grapefruit aromas match the flavor. Clean, crisp mouthfeel with medium body. Pale golden amber color, with a slightly hazy appearance. Off-white head pours to an average size, and fades to a thin, patchy film. Only a few spots of lace are left on the glass. If I rated beers to style, I’d take off serious points. But I rate to my taste, and this beer tastes very good.
screigh (625) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - JAN 11, 2005
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Poured a nice looking copper color. Small white head that lasted the entire beer with minor lacing. This beer tasted like a typical every day beer with a kick of traditional Three Floyds’ hops. While I love Dreadnaught and those Three Floyds’ hops I thought it wasn’t right for this "mild" beer. I liked it but think I would just buy Aplha King instead.
shadey (2073) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 10, 2005
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Orange pour with a slight white head around the edges. There are FAR more hops in the aroma than I expected from a mild. Not as much hops in the flavor as the aroma, with a decent malt backbone. Lacing on the glass too. Pretty nice, but the hops are little excessive for a mild. I think its sad that american beer makers can’t make a single style without a crap load of hops. "Mild refers to lack of any hop flavor or aroma."
Styles (2014) - Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA - JAN 6, 2005
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to Wohlfs for the bottle. Didn’t know what to expect in a mild ale so was pleasantly surprised when I got a strong bitter hop smell with the same taste and a touch of malt. Even had lacing in the glass. Click the mild ale definition to see there should be no hops present? HMMMM? Good thing I rate for my tastebuds and not style.
Braudog (6255) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - DEC 31, 2004
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear and still light copper color with a thin water head. BIG perfumey aroma. Bitter citric flourish in the flavors, flowery and rounded. Only down-side is it’s a bit watery.