MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - DEC 30, 2004
Clear amber. Nose hoppy and citric. Quite hoppy up front, bit biscuity with a mite of caramel. Pretty enjoyable stuff, but "mild". I guess, all things considered, this is pretty mild for Three Floyd’s and all. If I were rating this to style it’d be incredibly lowly rated, because it ain’t a mild. barleyPops (1142) - Quad-Cities, Illinois, USA - DEC 29, 2004
bottle. Christmas gift, and a nice one at that. orangey amber in color with a slightly off-white head. still some lacing left half way down the glass. a little bit hoppy but mild overall. it would be quite easy to knock down several of these when its time to kick back and relax. Pailhead (6543) - Rochester Hills, Michigan, USA - DEC 20, 2004
Bottle: Citrus hop aroma. Pours a transparent amber with a small white head. Flavor is very light. Light citrus up front with a light hop finish. Rather thin and bland. Just not a lot happening here. Dogbrick (13518) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 19, 2004
When I think "mild", Three Floyds beers aren’t the first thing to spring to mind. However, leave it to them to make one that leaves an impression. Lightly hazy amber color with a thin eggshell white head. Thin lacing too. The aroma is mildy hoppy with a pinch of citrus. Light-bodied and surprisingly crisp, with a moderately bitter amount of hops throughout. Underlying sweetness and citrus flavors make this simply one of the best session ales I have ever had. It was gone before I even knew it. The finish retains the hops, with lightly sweet malt here and there. An outstanding Mild Ale. hopscotch (11180) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 18, 2004
Lightly hazy, golden ale with a small, fizzy, white head. Decent lace. Smells and tastes like a piney and citrusy glass of American iced tea. Light to Medium-bodied with a dry, fizzy mouthfeel. Crisp bitterness, but almost no malt backbone. High ABV for a mild ale and way overhopped for the style. However, that’s the "Three Floyds Way" and I dig it. This is the one beer to drink when you’re going to drink twelve... and have a serious hop jones going on.
jasonp (1581) - Ashburn, Virginia, USA - DEC 18, 2004
UPDATED: JAN 26, 2005 Clear copper with a white head. Big citric hoppy nose. Taste has notes of subtle maltiness and is big on the citrus/grapefruit flavors and Centennial hops. Only moderately sweet, bitter aftertaste. Medium bodied but not watery or weak. Good head retention. Lacing hangs in sheets on the glass. Very solid brew but not really a mild. civforprez (229) - Galesburg, Illinois, USA - DEC 10, 2004
I actually may prefer this to Dreadnaught, overall. Slightly milder than a full American IPA, but stronger than IPAs from most of the rest of the world, this beer is a tremendous balance fo malt and hops. Almsot as well balanced, in my opinion, as HopDevil. sixpackcharley (19) - barclay, Texas, USA - DEC 5, 2004
A very nice ale with more than a little citrus hop taste. I wish I had cooled it more, perhaps 38-40 degrees. Too bad I only have one! I will look forward to continuing this review when I have more. jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - DEC 2, 2004
Ever so slightly hazed light amber-orange body. Frothy off-white head with excellent glass lacing. The aroma is medium citrus hops. Based solely on the aroma this is definitely an american take on a british style. The flavor is light citrus hops and light grain with some crystal malt. Medium to light body, palate could be softer. Finsih is mildly bitter with a lasting citrus charm. Not very complex but I do not think that they were going for complex with this one! Overall a decnt session ale. Certainly an American Mild. Looking at the other ratings I am not sure why this beer is generally disliked. I find it rather pleasing and well made. FlacoAlto (4216) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - NOV 30, 2004
Pours a brilliantly clear deep copper color. It is topped by a thin light tan head. The aroma has been infused by that typical Three Floyd’s, over the top hoppiness. I get notes of apricot, ruby-red grapefruit, tangerine and orange. The taste is initially sweet up front, but then moves to a fairly dry finish. Throughout though it is a hop lovers dream. This beer is about as far from a mild as possible, it could easily pass for a supped up pale ale though. I am not quite too sure what to think of this beer, it is certainly by no definition a Mild Ale, but it certainly is what I expect Three Floyds to brew as their mild. I am certainly enjoying the in your face citrus fruit notes, but I wish that there was some of that malty complexity that one gets from a traditional Mild Ale. In the end though this beer does taste quite good.