FlacoAlto (4091) - 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) - - 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.
Who are these guys anyway? ;>).
badgerben (4720) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - NOV 26, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear amber color with no head. Strong hops aroma. Very floral and bitter taste. Disturbingly strong and a little more alcoholic than the 4.8% suggests. Definitely not your normal Mild, but still enjoyable.
Enniskillen (2044) - Salinas, California, USA - NOV 22, 2004
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Caramel, hops, nutty, slightly floral. Nice brown body, thin offwhite head. Delicious, this is a mild that is overhopped (for the style) but it comes out wonderful. Nice caramel tinge that blends well with the hops.
robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - NOV 16, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Amber Coloring. No Head. Hoppy Aroma and Flavor...And This Is the Main Presence...but Still Very Subtle and Quite Easy to Enjoy.
tomxcs (321) - California, USA - NOV 13, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This is more like a light APA, but it is good nonetheless. Very nice bitter orange and pine resin aroma with a drier flavor, but not too dry as there is still a bready malt flavor. Poured in a pint glass, the head was kind of lacking and spongy. This really is something you could drink all night long.
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - OCT 31, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This Three Floyds version of a mild is equivalent to most other breweries’ versions of APAs. Aroma has plenty of hops and a subtle carmel malty backing wafting above the bright copper body. The white head leaves a fine lace as it recedes. Starts with a light caramel malty sweetness and good piney hop balance. Finishes semi-dry and crisp with some hoppy bitterness. A very nice beer, but by no means a true mild. Thanks atpayne!
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - OCT 26, 2004
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours clear gold with a small but durable head. Aroma is butterscotch, malt and caramel. Taste is biscuity/malty with a light bitterness. Nicely hopped for a mild, which is just fine for me. Well balanced, crisp and really drinkable.
singlelensrefl (24) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - OCT 25, 2004
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
In bottle. I had only a single bottle that a friend had brought down from South Bend...I was disappointed when it ended. Don’t remember the particulars, but an extremely good beer. Seems a bit underrated.