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RATINGS: 1125   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52   IBU: 42   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Three Floyds interpretation of an American mild. A smooth medium bodied session beer with a bright citrus hop aroma and finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CaptainCougar (7132) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - OCT 31, 2004
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!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - OCT 26, 2004
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
singlelensrefl (24) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - OCT 25, 2004
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
eboats (1082) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - OCT 16, 2004
UPDATED: FEB 11, 2006 Pours orange slightly cloudy with a white head. Aroma: sweet, fruit citrus orange/lemon, almost juicy fruit-esque Flavor: dissapoints compared to aroma. Watery with muted citrus flavors that were mentioned in the aroma. A little bit thin, could use some more body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
heemer77 (5109) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - OCT 12, 2004
Pours with a medium head and a nice light light copper body. Strong and hoppy nose for the style. Aroma has butterscotch, pine and notes of orange peels. I keep thinking of watered down Alpha King when I drink this. Has a nice thin body that makes it easy to drink. The taste is buttery with some notes of oranges and some white bread. A nice beer, but probably not true to style. I agree with TAR that this is more of an APA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TAR (2518) - Lafayette, Colorado, USA - OCT 11, 2004
UPDATED: AUG 30, 2005 Hazy peach. Off-white head of consistent medium-sized bubbles. Hallmark FFF’s aroma with heaps of Centennials and orange rind. Touches of pine, honey, marmalade, and crushed lightly toasted malt. Prickly carbonation. Slippery body. Short-lived piney hop notes are overridden by explosively soft citrus pulp and orange rind accents. Hoppy, yet has a resilient biscuit/English malt sweetness which anchors the body. Doughy malts briefly snip the citrusy acidity with a firm snap. Finishes much juicier and softly hoppy, than stingingly piney and malty, with a a lengthy bready malt aftertaste. Tons of perfume and citrusy hop belches from the extensive dry-hopping. Seems to be even less of an authentic English Mild than a few years back. Style-adherence aside, this is nice. Like an American Pale Ale crossed with an Ordinary.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - OCT 7, 2004
Poured hazy orangey amber with thin but lasting tan head...smelled citrusy and hops and piney hoppiness...this being my first "Mild Ale" perhaps I am wrong in saying this, but seemed horribly out of balance for this style...little malt character...mostly hoppy bitterness, and not the hoppy bitterness from an IPA or APA, but finished cloying NOT crisp...bitter stuff...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - OCT 4, 2004
Reddish/copper color with thin beige head. The aroma was hops, citrus, malt. Nicely carbonated and medium bodied. The flavor reminded me more of an IPA. Grapefruit notes. Not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Brodie (540) - Blowing Rock, North Carolina, USA - OCT 1, 2004
Pleasant American hop aroma, citrus fruit and fresh-cut grass, faint malt, and a butter aroma comes out as it warms. Clear amber color, decent white head. Hops dominate the flavor, just enough malt to balance, and a fair amount of diacetyl butter flavor. Balance is on the bitter side. Medium body and smooth, dry finish. An Americanized mild ale, really a lightweight APA. The fairly strong diacetyl butter character comes out as it warms and throws things out of whack. Unique, decent session ale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MAP (1133) - Lakewood, Ohio, USA - OCT 1, 2004
Mild brown yellow color and a good sized foam head. Aroma is malty, the very sweet. Floral notes as well as orange, coriander and ginger are present. Flavor is smooth and very mild, with a decent maltyness to travel the length of any presence of the brew.

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