sfontain (851) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 2, 2005
Clear, bright, orangish ruby red with a huge, white, coarse head; significant lacing all the way down. Smells of light toffee, orange, and pine; heavy note of sugary fruit. Flavor is big: Spicy with light alcohol; not much up front; way too much in the hops department; extremely strong hops taste; burnt. A bit watery, which is surprising. Lovely aroma and appearance, but too much hops!! thehinge (292) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - AUG 1, 2005
Pours a bubbly, very hazey orange color. Small white head that disappates quickly. I suspect this is very hoppy right away. Aroma has hints of bread, yeast and fruit. Taste is just out of this world, has a grapefruit front end with a moderate hop kick in the finish. I would drink this anytime. Had to travel eighty miles to get it though. Such is life..... Hopheads will love this APA. gearbike (512) - West Bloomfield, Michigan, USA - AUG 1, 2005
Looks like a stronger beer from apperance when poured. Just a perfect blend of flavors. Very drinkable with the grapefruit but just bitter enough.
Hangover (1136) - oxford, Georgia, USA - JUL 30, 2005
Very piney, very citrusy... very stong... hops stand out and smack you in the face, just not double IPA calibre, if you’re into that. An easy drinking and well rounded APA for sure... better than most.. hopheads rejoice. DYCSoccer17 (3697) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 25, 2005
6 pack found in East Greenwich, Rhode Island mysteriously...Aroma is very piney and citrusy. Mild roasted caramel notes as well. Refreshing aroma. Transparent amber color with a frothy off-white/yellowish head. Start is mildly watery, turning quite bitter and hopped in the middle. Aggressively hopped, with not much in the way of malts in the middle to balance the hops. A bit burnt. Finishes dry, spicy and hopped with grapefruits. This is nice.
adrian910ss (2575) - Doylestown, PA, USA - JUL 20, 2005
Another gem from the Three Floyds Brewing Company. Pours an amber copperish color with a creamy white tannish head. Smells of pines,hops and various citruses. Taste is very citrusy yet not quite an IPA. Probably my favorite every day beer. An excellent choice. sirraffles (3) - Michigan, USA - JUL 13, 2005 does not count
Delightful first sip that screams unusual quality! Sly and seductive hops had me smitten by glass end. stegosaurus (1882) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 12, 2005
UPDATED: MAY 16, 2008 Bottle sampled pours amber, with a medium beige head, with an aroma of citrus and hops an excellent combination, the taste very smooth fruity & malt flavor, wow this is good, excellent body,and finishes with a piney bitterness. MI2CA (1340) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - JUL 9, 2005
12oz - A bright hoppy aroma for a pale ale, that’s for sure. There is also some malt and a touch of citrus. Pours a clear amber with no carbonation, head, or lacing. Flavor is a delicious blend of hops and malts. Carmel and citrus that’s getting there butt kicked by Mr. Hop. Smooth and blanced, this is a great drinking beer. jcr (2705) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - JUL 9, 2005
UPDATED: JAN 8, 2009 Bottle. When this is fresh, it is full of citrus hops and bitterness with a delicate malt back bone. Less than fresh, the malts begin to dominate and it’s not near as satisfying. Unfortunately, 3F doesn’t date its bottles. This rating is for a fresh bottle. Medium amber body with a lasting off-white head. Aroma of grapefruit, orange peel, pine and resin. Some toasted grain in the background. The flavor is moderately to heavily bitter, lightly to moderately sweet and moderately acidic. The finish is bitter and dry and long lasting. There is just enough of a hint of sweet malts throughout to balance the big hop flavor. Medium body with a watery texture and lively carbonation. Outstanding and a favorite.