MeadMe (1652) - Fishhawk, Florida, USA - DEC 10, 2009
A: Nice golden yellow color. Lots of bubbles and a little lacing left behind.
S: Not much here. Very faint aroma. If I breathe in deeply I can detect a slight grapefruit aroma.
T: If I had to rate it I would call it a distant cousin to Dreadnaught. It is not as forward or flavorful as Dreadnaught. But, it could pass as its half cousin. There is a little bit of grapefruit hops with a nice malty sweetness. I realize not all their beers can taste the same but 3 Floyd’s is known for big bold beers. This one is not that.
M: Medium bodied beer, but very drinkable iowaherkeye (2703) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - JAN 15, 2008
Notes from Dark Lord Day ’07. On tap at the brewpub. Hazy light golden with a 1/2 finger off-white head. There was some slight skunk that I picked up on, however I didn’t feel that this was bad. Pine, grass, hay and some herbal grapefruit are the hops to the biscuity malts. Flavor is much the same with a little more biscuity malts. Moderate bitterness in the finish. Medium body with low to moderate carbonation. Very good IPA, but not really like most others that I’ve had. SQNfan (591) - Wheaton, Illinois, USA - JAN 7, 2008
Drank at Three Floyd’s Brewing Company during the 2007 Dark Lord Day
Big scents and flavors of hops. It was drier than most Three Floyd’s beers as it did not show much malt at all. While less IBU’s than the Dreadnaught (~75 vs. 100) it appeared more bitter and hoppy. Overall, a very nice beer though somewhat similar to many other top notch IPA’s. ajm (1072) - Los Angeles, California, USA - NOV 6, 2007
Yeah. Why not? It’s there when Dread Naught isn’t. A bit crisper than the Stone version, and less violently bitter than the AleSmith rendition. But mostly: why not? RSRIZZO (1986) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - OCT 20, 2007
Aroma is a nice hoppy scent. Color is an orange/brown with good carbonation and nice head. Taste is a mild sweet malt flavor backed buy a mellow hop flavor and finishes with a mild bitterness. Its a good Pale Ale.
kp (10882) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Date: 04/27/2007RAYBOY01 (2011) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 25, 2007
opaque orange, frothy off white head, solid lace, sweet caramel malt and citrus hop aroma, lots of sweet malt flavor and lots of hop flavor play off each other but never really melds together, long bitter finish,
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
Pale copper pour with a thin and receding white head. The nose is fairly restrained PNW hoppiness...pine and grapefruit. The flavor follows suit but is balanced pretty handily by the caramel malt base that has hints of bread dough around the edges. Good stuff. alexanderj (3605) - Branson, Missouri, USA - AUG 8, 2007
On draft at the 3F brewpub. Poured an orange-gold with smallish white head. Aroma was not overly powerful, with citrus and floral elements. Pretty strong hop presence; but a decent malt backbone. Did not find it overly one dimensional, but not overly complex. Some piney elements in the flavor, as well as the citrus, floral and malt. SkyinBrian (430) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - AUG 6, 2007
half pint at the pub (of course). interesting that the description on ratebeer mentions british malt and liquit hops while the beer menu at FFF talked about this beer being made by robots. as you might expect from a robot brew this was sort of one dimensional but had all of the hoppiness that I might want in an IPA. Not the best that I have sampled in Munster but that is a tough standard to live up to. thedm (6148) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - AUG 3, 2007
This draft brew from the brewery poured a small sized head of foamy finely sized white colored bubbles that were mostly lasting and left behind a very hazy dark orange colored body. The mild aroma was hoppy and floral. The mouth feel was "Oh My God! What an initial hop rush!" very strongly tingly at the start and at the finish with a biting hoppy aftertaste. The flavor contained notes of malt hops and strong floral hop pineyness in a deep malt base. A wonderful best in class brew.