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RATINGS: 1111   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.


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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrnkMcDermott (2793) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - JUL 13, 2003
UPDATED: DEC 17, 2004 Draft, at the brewery. Yes, definitely the "starter" beer to introduce a virgin to the 3F family. Hoppiness is not as pronounced as with other 3F beers, but still very much present. Simple malty taste keeps this beer well within the "Mild" style, but still manages to pack the 3F twist.

2004 re-rate: I’m pouring a bottle just fresh from the brewery, and my, what a difference. Big green citrusy hop is everywhere on this! I had the same experience with a fresh Gumballhead. Don’t know how long it stays like this in the bottle (the new labels have no date notches), but there’s a great way to demonstrate the difference freshness makes.

<center><font color=red>I got tired of the bar scene, so I cut out the middleman by going straight to the brewery.</font></center>


3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
nimbleprop (4815) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 17, 2014
12oz bottle pours a clear orange with some clumpy, white head. Nose is malty, fruit, orange, cracker, a little green unripened pear. Flavor is clean, malty, fruity, orange, mild rose water, cracker. Clean finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
peterschreurs (46) - Illinois, USA - AUG 3, 2014
Bottle poured. Great look and smell. Has tremendous flavor for a session beer. I can see picking up a six pack of this to watch the game. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gendv138 (1205) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JUL 28, 2014
12 oz bottle dated 6/11/14 poured into a Spiegelau tulip. Golden orange/brown with a finger of off-white head. A bit hazy from the tiny bits of floating sediment. Aromas of toast, breadsticks, light citrus. Tastes of citrus, toasty notes, spices. Medium-light body with a semi-dry finish. Medium carbonation, light mouthfeel.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Itzjerm (1225) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - JUL 27, 2014
A nice citrus nose and tongue. Correct body on tongue. Sweet with correct hoppiness. Not a mild but a great pale ale. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
doctordd8 (4) - Louisburg, Kansas, USA - JUL 16, 2014 does not count
This beer has a lot of flavor for a mild. Very smooth taste with just a hint of bitter hop at the finish. This is like Alpha King’s little brother. If you are looking for a good, session beer, this is for you. Hop aroma is citrus. Not a lot of malt, but just enough.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
PriorL (1759) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUL 13, 2014
Bottle at home, shared with Mathieu87. APPEARANCE: clear blond beer, small unstable white head. NOSE: hoppy, fruity, citra, nice. TASTE: hoppy, fruity, citra, bitter.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bluegoosed (36) - - JUL 4, 2014
I guess I expected more from 3 Floyds. Although it does state mild ale, I was thinking more of a pale ale with a stronger hop presence. Flavors of grapefruit/citrus are present along with mild hops. Overall fairly light and not as hoppy as I prefer. Decent session beer.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
cafgen (127) - California, USA - JUL 1, 2014
Orangey color with a one finger off white head. Aroma is pine, citrus, hops and slight caramel. Taste is a nice citrus and pine but not as strong a pale ale. Good refreshing beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RichTheVillan (2763) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 28, 2014
Bottle from Mikkeller online shop; hazy light copper pour with a big frothy off white head, fruit and biscuit aroma, taste has grass, some dark fruits, a hint of grapefruit, grassy with some citrus, strange it says mild ale on the label.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
islay (1100) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 26, 2014
5 oz. pour, on tap at Stone Tap in Hudson, WI. Consumed on 6-25-14. Pours a clear brass/bronze with a moderate amount of cream-colored head. Produces long-lasting, thick lacing. Refreshing, piney, citric smell features grapefruit, lemon, green apple, green grape, and cracker scents. Smells good. Flavors of cracker, lemon, grapefruit, and pine. Interestingly, the flavor matches the aroma but in reverse order of emphasis. Salty, briney flavor. Light body. Easy to drink. Lively and soft in the palate. Refreshing. Overall, a solid beer and above average for the style. Seems to me more like an American Pale Ale than an Amber Ale (as it is classified at RateBeer) or a Mild (as it is billed by the brewery).


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