jkwood04 (4674) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 6, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle in a taster glass at Plan Bee. Pours amber with an off-white head. Aroma of piney and light citrusy hops, caramel and pale malts, and dough. Flavor the same. Average texture. Not bad.
jh773 (232) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 4, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUL 5, 2015 Light ruddy gold, thick head about 1 1/2 fingers thick. Smell is rich malt, caramel, tropical fruit. Taste is rich fruity hops, lots of malt, citrus, tangy. Slightly sweet finish.
arnold931 (818) - Iowa, USA - JUN 27, 2015
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours clear golden with big white head. Nose and taste is citrus. Nice sweetness in the taste.
kevinator (1340) - The Colony, Texas, USA - JUN 22, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Great and easy to drink beer. Citrus and tropical fruit aromas. Golden in color. Light and carbonated palate. Could easily have had more. Grapefruit up front with a rye-like spiciness. Well-balanced.
arkurzynski (1773) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 19, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Amber. Nose of floral citrus, a hint of tropical fruit and some candied malt. Flavor is spicy citrus bitterness. Clean and lightly dry with a hint of crystal malt. Lingering lemon citrus.
drsordr (1486) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - JUN 9, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle pour avg gold with orange highlights and thick white head. Nose big juicy hops, resin, juicy fruit, and light citrus. Taste moderate bitter up front then light citrus. Mid palate hint of grainy malt. Longer light bitter finish. Smells fantastic, wish there was a little more from the nose in the taste. Still a very good beer.
bwa5879 (808) - Portage, Michigan, USA - JUN 7, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Very cloudy light brown or orange pour with thin mist of white suds on top. Juicy citrus hips, earthy bitter orange malts, hint of sweet estery butter/cotton candy/malt ball. Soft carbonation, frothy thinner mouthfeel, finishes crisp. Mix of herbal menthol and pine hops, spruce, nutty malts. Decent but underwhelming compared to other 3F offerings, flavors mix to a unfortunate butterscotch tinge.
GnarlyGnome (773) - Fairfield, Ohio, USA - JUN 7, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very good pale ale, it’s got a nice sweet floral character that sits it apart from so many pale ales around. Certainly not one I’d ever turn down...good stuff.
coachd (289) - Missouri, USA - JUN 6, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Classic pale ale scent and color. Flavor is slightly sweeter than the average pale ale. A welcome change. Very well done by 3F.
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Brigadier (3230) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - MAY 28, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 ounce bottle
A reasonably fresh bottle picked up while passing through South Bend shows that the Floyd Brothers are still on top of their game. If not for the craft beer explosion leaving me with hundreds of other pale ales to chose for a session this would make a perfect fallback. The blend of hops and flavor does not go too overboard yet still leaves you with more than a full stomach.
Aroma / Appearance - The bronze transparent base and rich white head complement each other well. A fresh bitterness opens with a burst of citrus, grassy fields, and the hop forward profile of a typical Three Floyds release.
Flavor / Palate - Citrus and floral hops blossom over the tongue. Airy, fresh, and open, it continues to hold center ring through a malty middle that binds the bright hop aspects together. If this ever fell below $8.99 a six pack for fresh bottles I would likely grab some to give to people just getting into craft beer for the first time.