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Three Floyds Replicale/West Coast Red Ale

Three Floyds Replicale/West Coast Red Ale
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RATINGS: 10   MEAN: 3.64/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
This formula was made by Matt Brynildson of Firestone Walker brewery and Jonathan Cutler of Piece brewery,recipe was given to microbreweries to replicate.This is Three Floyds of the west coast red ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
NobleSquirrel (3438) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 7, 2007
a pretty straight forward American Amber with American hops. Not totally sure what the hops are, but they seem like Amarillo. Who knows. At any rate, quaffable and decent. Nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mtoast (336) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 25, 2007
On tap at FFF 9/22/07. Light red colored beer, decent looking head that quickly fades, moderate lacing. Slightly piney hop aroma, not as much maltiness as I like in a good west coast red. Flavor is fairly dry, not a whole lot of malt character at all, more piney hops, very one dimensional.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Immy (1955) - Virginia Beach, USA - JUL 30, 2007
On tap at 3F during RBSG Road Trip 2007. Clear copper with a nice tan head. Solid malty nose, strong citrus. Citrus flavors well balanced with the sweet malt flavors, very easy to drink.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUL 1, 2007
On tap at the brewpub. Slightly hazy red body with a small creamy tan head. Sweet caramel and citrus hops aroma. Very sweet citrus hops flavor with some caramel and tea in the ending.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ABUSEDGOAT (2603) - California, USA - JUN 25, 2007
draft at brewpub: Reddish amber. Aroma is PNW hops with some crystal goodness, typical malty sweetness you see in reds. Much bigger hop presence for a beer of this style, and much more enjoyable. Almost like the Alpha King of ambers, but not quite. Very enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MoDog (927) - Griffith, Indiana, USA - JUN 24, 2007
On tap at Three Floyds, poured into an Imperial pint glass. This beer poured a deep reddish amber color with a small tan head that quickly faded away. Not much lace to speak of. The aroma consisted of citrus hops and some sweet maltiness. The flavor was very smooth, with a big citrusy/fruity taste with a nice roastiness, finishing off with a nice hit of bitter, spicy hops. The mouthfeel was medium-bodied with minimal carbonation. Very well done. I seemed to prefer this one over the Flossmoor version due to the bigger citrus presence.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - JUN 22, 2007
It seems that the suppliers thought that Munster is located in Illinois, and so the 3F folk got the goods to brew this yearís Illinois Craft Brewers Guild replicale. (I canít wait to see what they do with Indianaís replicale... and Michiganís... and Ohioís...) It pours a dark reddish brown with a thick beige head and does some intricate lacing. The aroma is hoppy, of course (this is Three Floyds), pine resin with a hit of grapefruits. The malts are toasty, sweet, and spicy. The flavor is pretty well balanced to begin with, but the bitterness from the hops - pine, grapefruit, earth - intesifies as you drink. It finishes on a warm, bitter note. Nice.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HogTownHarry (6376) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - JUN 1, 2007
Draught. At the brewpub. Very interesting idea, and I was stoked to try this one, then the Flossmoor version a few hours later. Poured ruby-brown with an average rocky off-white head. Solid roast malt, rye and herbal/resin hop aroma. The taste had the same components, but the rye grain was almost carbonized, making the taste more bitter than the fairly balanced aroma, to the beerís benefit - a nice light alcohol warmth joined the resin yielding a nice bitter roasty finish. The body seemed a bit flaccid, but it didnít detract much from the solid carbonation and astringency - nice medium-long bitter linger on my tongue. Very, very good, maybe a tad thin - seemed almost cask-like, several pints would go down very easily and smoothly.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DrnkMcDermott (3007) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - MAY 29, 2007
Draft at Floyds. Mild hop nose right off the glass (suprised?). Deep red body that admits no highlight in the low light of the pub, except at the bottom. A thin scum of head. Very lightly carbonated, might even pass for a cask beer if I hadnít been told that yes, it is pressurized. Slight warming alcohol is all that keeps it from being a great session beer. Hops finally take a stand at the end, playing footsie with every taste bud on the way down.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
railcat1 (702) - Kissimmee, Florida, USA - MAY 26, 2007
UPDATED: MAY 27, 2007 This was a dark ruby beer with mild head ,malty but with a nice finish,very drinkable with a little FFF hop taste to it and malty.CHEERS to the guys for doing this one ,not bad at all. .

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