daboskabouter (1469) - Fergus, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 7, 2003
Bright golden color with a light white head. The nose is mostly citrusy hops with a mild maltiness and just a touch of orange. The body contains a dusty, raw hoppiness that I just don't love. There is some light citrus and fruitiness, but they don't ever get juicy or exciting. The malt is almost absent in the body, finishes with a resiney, somewhat woody bitterness. A mild the really isn't that mild, one sided and uninteresting. Hopistotle420 (1177) - Amherst, Massachusetts, USA - APR 15, 2003
Malty nose, lightly floral accents. Copper hue. Small beige head. Caramel up front. Lightly sweet, light bodied. Almost butterscotch like. Hops are faint and in the distance. Not terribly impressed, but this definately a gentle session beer with supperb drinkability. ConiseurofBeer (242) - Downingtown, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 1, 2003
This didn't really taste like a mild, but as it says it is a good session beer. Very drinkable. It had a slight malt taste with floral hops overtones. Not very deep and flavor seemed to remain the same at any temp. BeerMonkey (12) - Lansing, Illinois, USA - MAR 30, 2003
I found that the son of Alpha to be weak in flavor, but strong in aftertaste. Bitter without a good bite. It even looks like a weak beer- too pale and small head. I think I'll stick with stronger ales. flemdawg (563) - Rowlett, Texas, USA - MAR 25, 2003
This was a dissapointing first beer from the brewery that has so many great ones. Nothing that really jumped out at me in any aspect of the beer. The head was kind of thin, as was the taste. I can only hope that the other beers from Three Floyds are better.
cb (810) - Roeland Park, Kansas, USA - MAR 11, 2003
Ok, perhaps I have this on the brain, but this brew made me reminisce about my high school days, getting high behind the grocery store. Very flavorful, not one I'd call a session ale though. beerstop (173) - Roanoke, Virginia, USA - MAR 9, 2003
Nice floral aroma. Pours a medium golden orange. Mild hop flavors and a mild sweetness in the background. Excellent beer. edden (925) - cow- lumbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 9, 2003
UPDATED: MAR 20, 2003 3/08/03: bottle. thick cream colored head. cloudy, medium orange body. floury, yeasty nose. lots of light honey flavoring. yeast taste but not overwhelming. also includes a bit of a perfumey taste- similar to sam adams' hops. a good beer although i expected more hops. Pjones6738 (500) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 7, 2003
Golden color with a quickly dissapearing head. Flowery smell. Slight citrus taste, with a little bit of malt to balance it out. Not exactly an attention grabbing beer, but probably a good one if you are trying to ease someone into the world of good beer. DaSilky1 (2608) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 6, 2003
UPDATED: MAR 18, 2003 transparent fool's gold color with just a small halo of white bubbles atop...very sugary, malty, maple syrup, and subtle sweet orange-like aroma..flavors were slightly malty with whispers of hop flowers, caramel, and semi-sweet,but thats about it...definitely not my style.