atpayne (615) - Zionsville, Indiana, USA - MAR 3, 2004
A slightly cloudy brown and orange beer comes out of the bottle. I won't discount for the cloudyness because it is from the yeast added for bottle conditioning. The color is quite striking. It has a wonderfully sweet floral hop aroma. There is a great citrus hop flavor that goes nicely with a cool sweetness that envelops the mouth. There is a nearly perfectly ballanced bitterness. A hint of the floral hop present in the aroma is distinguishable. This is a great beer. I'm so happy that there is good brewer in Indiana. Eyedrinkale (3214) - Astoria, New York, USA - MAR 2, 2004
UPDATED: FEB 6, 2005 Deep amber color with big white head. Floral hop aromas. Great blend of malts and hops. Nice West Coast grapefruit flavor. A nice beer at 6.5% heemer77 (5357) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - FEB 20, 2004
UPDATED: MAY 9, 2004 I am re-rating this and getting rid of my old one. My palate has changed a lot in the last six months. I tried Dreadnaught and loved it. I cannot get my hands on that, but this is a regular beer avaialable where I live. Color is a relatively clear, dark orange with some head and some lacing. Lots of citrus and pine in the aroma. The flavor is orange rind with some bread and a little cinnamon. Great bitter and sweet aftertaste. Wonderful all around. brownaler (660) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - FEB 11, 2004
Forms a large off-white head with a dark amber appearence. Has a chewy and piney hop flavor with a clean and sweet finish. This beer could easily called Dreadnaught Light. Just an absolutelty wonderful beer! VAYankee (353) - Virginia, USA - FEB 6, 2004
Clear dark amber body with a head light cream colored head and nice lacing. Strong hop aroma(both pine and citrus hoppiness), with a faint maltiness in the background. Initially a citrus hop taste accompanied by a minimal malt counterbalance. Has a strong yet still pleasing bitter finish that becomes slightly sweet as the beer warms. Quite easily the best APA I have ever had.
FlacoAlto (4182) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - FEB 4, 2004
UPDATED: FEB 6, 2004 Pours an amber color, quite clear except for a few large floaties. Forms a thin beige head that does not stick around too long. An immediate aroma of American hops wafts from my glass. Notes of lychee, grapefruit & other citrus fruits are in the nose, it smells slightly sweet & nectar like, there is a hint of caramel malt here as well. Ooh, quite bitter; this beer finishes with a drying intense bitterness. Overall this beer is only slightly sweet, it has a light body & is focused entirely on the hop component. The hops are over the top, but perhaps it is missing some hop flavor. There is lots of bitterness, but it feels like it is missing some balancing hop nectar flavor. Underlying the hop attack there seems to be some nuttiness, as well as some caramel notes. This beer is all about the hop attack, not much malt here, so if you don't like hops stay away. Luckily I do like hops so this beer is just fine. Perhaps a bit too unbalanced for an everyday drinking beer, but every once in a while is nice. JCapriotti (1379) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 1, 2004
Large creamy head atop a clear amber body.
Great hop aroma. Grapefruit-like, but this does not meet your average "grapefruit" description. It is very fresh. Starts a little light. Middle is a sweet hoppiness and a bit of strawberry sweetened grapefruit. Finish is more bitter and dry but still good. Nothing unpleasant in this at all.
I was truly impressed by this beer. I commented to DavidP that if I had drank every beer I had available to me, I would be happy drinking this everyday after that. Alcoholist (570) - Peoria, Illinois, USA - JAN 25, 2004
Copper coloured with a good head and lacing. Aroma is grapefruit. Flavor is sweet and fruity with nice bitterness and a smooth bitter finish. jdog76 (85) - madison, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 23, 2004
Outstanding APA. Very hearty on the hops. Strong taste. One of the best. nice sweet taste as it slides down your throat. iwantalambic (1478) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JAN 18, 2004
12 oz [bottled in Munster]: darkly bronzed body. Pours with a generous, sticky, icing like head. Gooey lacing around the edges. Aromatic grapefruits, oranges, and dry piney hops make a solid aroma. Tightly carbonated palate delivers the citrus and bitter hops flavours throughout the mouth. . . though these flavours are great, a bit a of malt balance here could only make a great beer better. As you can only expect from the brothers floyd a wonderful tasty treat.