cloudstrife (54) - Rochester, New York, USA - OCT 30, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 15/20
From notes on 01-22-2012
On tap at Jeffrey’s bar poured into a Pyramid Breweries pint glass.
About a 1/2" off white head with a few chunks and fish eyes. Deep mohagany in color allows plenty of light through. Lacing down the side of the glass as I drink. Head settles to a thin film.
Smell of citrus hops with a faint malt backbone. Hard to pick up much else other than the hops.
Taste is hoppier than expected for an amber ale, which doesn’t bother me. Has a good bite and a lingering hop flavor. Able to pull out more of the malt notes as this warms up. Hints of oatmeal.
Mouthfeel is fairly light, mild carbonation. Hops are slightly sticky.
Overall better than I expected. Wouldn’t seek out again but wouldn’t turn down. A good addition for this new brewery.
jredmond (6056) - Manhattan, New York, USA - OCT 24, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle courtesy of Andrew at Dadtoberfest 2012. Pours a deep amber red body with light off white head and lacing. Aroma is caramel malt, pine and tropic hop. Mouthfeel is medium with notes of sweet caramel malts, resin, pine, and light bitter grapefruit. Nice.
DoublEE (783) - South Euclid, Ohio, USA - OCT 18, 2012
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Three Heads Loopy is a very clear, sparkling copper ale with a thick, lumpy, off white head that has great retention and lacing. It has a hoppy, grassy aroma with a resiny sweetness. It’s medium bodied, a little chalky at the finish. It has good balance. It’s pretty bitter, but appropriately so. There’s just a very slight hint of sweetness. It tastes grassy, fruity and it seems just a touch roasty. The aftertaste is long and bitter. The oatmeal adds mostly a texture to it. Interesting idea. It’s a stand-up red ale.
zdk (1822) - New York, New York, USA - OCT 13, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle: Sweet barley malts and oatmeal notes. Smooth bodied. Caramel with sweet finish. tasty.
rlgk (12834) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 8, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at Ginger Man, NYC. Clear deep amber beer with a nice offwhite head. Fruity aroma, malty, caramel, roasted, orange peels, citrus, chocolate, some cocoa, dark bread and licorice, some berries. Berry flavor, metallic, red currant, a little roasted, chocolate, perfume notes, some orange, some caramel.
jgb9348 (5010) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - SEP 2, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Slightly hazy amber coloured body with a muddy brown glow and a thin, one centimetre tall tan head. Aroma of bright citrus and piney hops with a good malt note, some assertive roasty notes and a bit of a herbal dry kick. Medium to Full-bodied; Strong assertive hop notes with cascade and a bit of a piney kick that fades fairly quickly to fairly mild malty flavour with alcohol and a very pungent hop kick in the back. Aftertaste is nice, but fairly one-dimensional with only hops noticeable, but in a good way. Overall, a nice and rather fitting beer, aside for the fact that the malt (thus oatmeal) isn’t noticeable at all - and this is basically a hoppy amber ale with little else to support it’s intentions. I sampled this 65 cL bottle purchased from K&E Discount Beverage in New Paltz, New York on 21-July-2012 for US$7.99 sampled at home in Washington on 02-September-2012.
argo0 (11957) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 7, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bottle. Small beige head atop clear dark amber body, nice lacing. Aroma is moderately sweet, orange, some grapefruit, light oatmeal. Taste is moderately sweet, orange/grapefruit, some caramel, light pine. Finishes with a dash of chocolate. Smooth medium body, some resin.
puzzl (3257) - New York, New York, USA - JUL 30, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Jimmy’s, tapped 3 days ago though relatively freshly kegged. More brown than red, unfiltered. Great body, full but not heavy, mostly dry with a decent hop character. Coffee and mild coffee. Very decent.
GT2 (9241) - San Diego County, California, USA - JUL 29, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
651mL thanks to nmann08. Pours a clear, tea red. Decent yellow foam. Spotty lace. Nose is heavy red apple skins. Oxidized apple juice. Taste is bitter, pine needles, sharp herbs. Dry, herbal, forest palate. Long tannic tea astringency.
Travlr (15082) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 29, 2012
3.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Hazy thin brown color, small white head. Aroma is nice spiced grass and licorice. Taste is bright pine and butterscotch. Nice.