iwantalambic (1478) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAR 13, 2004
Growler from Munster: creamy red caramel poured from the jug, offering a large orange/brown waterfall of bubbles. Characteristic Three Floyds piney aroma, but with more sugary sweetness. Also reminded me of orange and grapefruit penny candy. . .creamy palate, with toasted pine cones, tangy grapefruit and orange zest. Not as bitter as Dreadnaught or AK, but plenty of hop flavour. I noticed the malt more as my glass warmed: wheaty bread and toasted rye. After thoughts of gooey caramel and a bit of vanilla. I wonderfully drinkable beer for me. JCapriotti (1379) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 13, 2004
Draft at brewery. Bit of a murky brown red body with an off-white head. Very VERY piney aroma. It may as well be a pine tree. Tastes has... piney hops with some orange citrus in it. raindog (560) - Evansville, Indiana, USA - MAR 13, 2004
My mouth still tasted like the Warrior hops in this bad boy,this morining. Murky,brown-first glass had specks. Green,sappy,hop aroma. I just couldn't smell any malt,very hoppy. Creamy,well carbonated,medium body. Some malt(toasty,bready),with tons of grapfruit. Finish is resiny,sappy. Very drinkable, though,hopped all to hell. I had a few! DavidP (1748) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 12, 2004
UPDATED: MAY 23, 2005 Small biscuity malt with spruce and orange citrus hops. This rating isn’t very descriptive, but the beer was enjoyable to drink. It reminded me of a malty APA featuring sprucy hops. BBB63 (6567) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - MAR 12, 2004
Re-rate 5/23/05. Bottle. Clear but dark brown-red body. Nutmeg/coriander spicy spruce hop aroma with a brownie, deep caramel and butterscot candy malt backing. Wonderful aroma! The flavor is a bit of a letdown after the tempting aroma. The same hops are there but the malt backbone isn’t on the same level as in the aroma. Bitter hops and a bit of dry peat in the finish.
On tap: Muddy brownish red with off-white head and good lace. Nice piney and juicy nose with additional hints of caramel, nutty, celery, light spice and earthy yeast esters. The taste starts bitter and buttery. A spicy and toasted malt midsection. The finish was slightly chalky and hinted of grapefruit. Lively and refreshing mouthfeel, smooth. A solid amber to celebrate the upcoming St. Patrick day. Recommended.