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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
3 Floyds Brewing Co.
Indiana, United States | website

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Congratulations! Welcome to flavor country. This most recent FFF’s pale ale has just the malt backbone to support an explosive juicy hop profile derived from a new blend of proprietary hops. Cheers.

55 IBU

Added by MasterSki on 01-18-2014

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Reviews: 145 | Ratings: 1,399
Photo of NCCIndy
2.03/5  rDev -49.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2

I had high expectations for this local beer but was terribly disappointed. It was surprisingly light bodied and carbo-fizzy with absolutely no hop finish. I expect my IPA to taste like I'm chewing on a pinecone and this one tasted like a pine cone may have farted in it's general direction. Horribly underwhelming at best.

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Photo of deebo
2.72/5  rDev -32.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

On tap at First Draft. This is a lot more subdued than I expected. Very little aroma but plenty of bitterness-not a combo I like. Gets less abrasive as it warms but it's missing aroma and has gotten pretty malty. Kind of tastes old-but I have no frame of reference here.

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Photo of OpieMisfit
2.86/5  rDev -28.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Had it on tap at Kuma's in Chicago. Not impressed. Bizarre, malty, bread-like aftertaste takes away from the hop profile. Almost tasted like it came from a bad tap line. Not the best offering from the usually stellar 3 Floyds. I have a feeling you'll be able to find this one in stores easily. Not so much everything else they make.

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Photo of tikk
2.99/5  rDev -25.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Looks like an unfiltered ipa
smells like sweet onions
tastes like, sweet onions and with a bit of grapefruit splashed on it. Hint of pine at the end
feels pretty smooth on the palate
overall I'd call it meh meh, don't love it. Maybe it fell off a cliff at about a month old, really shouldn't.
Not bad for a session, but I expect more from FFF.

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Photo of BigJim5021
3/5  rDev -25.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I love the folks at FFF. That said, not every beer they make is a winner, folks. If any other brewery made this beer they'd be lucky if it made it to an 80 overall. And you guys aren't fooling anyone. 5.5% is only session beer if you're an alcoholic.

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Photo of denver10
3/5  rDev -25.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours yellowish golden with an off white head. Aroma has some sweet tropical fruits, a touch of citrus, and toasted grains. Flavor is similar but watered down as is typical in the "session" IPA style, though this one isn't quite a "session" beer at an abv above 5. A medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this one didn't do anything for me. I will admit, I tried it with a definite bias against it as I am not a fan of Three Floyds and found the price point for this bottle to be offensive, I only bought it because the beer guy strongly recommended it. I figured if someone liked it that much, it would be worth a shot.

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Photo of Revrynd
3.15/5  rDev -21.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

A: Color is a golden haze leaning towards orange/brown.

S: First smell is tangerine hoppy and a rose hips smell in the background and some mango

T: floral grapefruit bitterness that fades fast. Almost a nutty flavor with a lot of mango and tangerine hop flavor.

M: Dry thin feel in the mouth. That isn't bad by any stretch its a great beer, just doesn't stick around very long which can be pleasant!

O:Overall great taste not probably a beer I would personally buy but a great beer none the less.

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Photo of PhillyStyle
3.33/5  rDev -17%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Am rally getting disappointed with this brewery...everything that I have tried lately has been so over-hopped, including this one. Not sure where that malt backbone was. Not all beers need to be over-hopped.

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Photo of Maryobeerian
3.35/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Poured at local craft beer bar in 16oz pint glass. Followed a much more robust DIPA which may have influenced my impressions. The taste was less juicy fruit than I expected given Alpha King and Zombie Dust flavor profiles, and I was surprised by the straw that presented forward. I liked the dry edge of this beer, but in the end, it was rather dull. If someone handed me a pint I would thank them and drink it, but won't go looking for it.

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Photo of 1000lbgrizzly
3.44/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Orange hazy body, coarse but milky head. Buttery nose, some juicy hops and malt behind it. Flavor is also very buttery, some herbal notes, some citrus, and a fair dosage of malt. Something about this reminds me of mushrooms and seaweed, although those actual flavors aren't present. Feel is pretty smooth, easily drinkable.
Proprietary hops, huh? Not sure what's up with them, but they taste like buttered broccoli with an orange juice marination. I'm going to blame the treatment. Not really worth tasting, and definitely not worth the six-pack price (WTF).

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.52/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the 2014 Firestone Walker Invitational Beer Fest held at the Paso Robles Event Center in Paso Robles, CA.

Pours a clear orange with a foamy bone head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Small streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, citrus zest, and floral aromas. Taste is much the same with citrus zest and earth flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that is tasty but simple in my opinion.

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Photo of deadonhisfeet
3.56/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle into a New Belgium tulip. Nice slightly hazy golden colored pour with about a half finger of foam. Low retention. Not much of a nose on this. Very very faint lemon and orange notes. Not what I expect from a Three Floyds Pale Ale.

Light body, fairly firm feel (quite good for a session ale), and a very lemony flavor. Orange zest, lemon rind, and fresh biscuits up front, then the hops intensify a bit and the lemon becomes sappy in a way that makes me think of dish soap. This soapy flavor lingers on the finish. Yes - my glass was well-rinsed. I always rinse them one last time with cold water before filling them. I noted this flavor when I tried this beer at a tasting 4 days ago as well.

Overall, this one is not really worth checking out in my opinion. There are much better pale ales out there, even if you want a session ale. I never figured FFF as a maker of session beers. Given how flavorful most of their beers are, one would assume they would reject this notion with every fiber of their being. I wouldn't expect FFF to make a session ale any more than I would expect Heckler and Koch to make a BB gun.

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Photo of Tonyjenlasc
3.58/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Look - A slightly hazy light honey color
Smell - Floral, fruity, touch of pineapple, hints of bubblegum
Taste - A bunch of floral notes, some citrus, some fruity notes. A nice little touch of dank/pine bitterness, easy drinking

Overall - This was my first 3 Floyds beer and it was just ok. Nothing special. A solid APA, but nowhere near the best I've had.

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Photo of moysauce
3.59/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I've had this beer a good number of times. Not a bad beer, but pretty disappointing coming from FFF. Probably won't buy it again. Just very average. Not bad. Just nothing special in my opinion.

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Photo of buschbeer
3.6/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

12 FL OZ bottle
Served in a 3 Floyds teku glass

This beer pours amber in color with golden highlights and has a slightly hazy appearance. It is topped with three inches of beige head that leaves some nice lacing.

I get notes of melon, grapefruit, and lemon zest.

The taste starts out fruity with citrus. Through the middle and in the finish I get bitter grapefruit and pine.

Medium mouthfeel

I tried this beer on tap and did not like it at all. I decided to give it another try. It is a flavorful pale ale. I like it better than my previous experience but will probably not be trying it again in the future.

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Photo of emerge077
3.61/5  rDev -10%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Draft pint at Xoco.

Slightly hazed golden orange, lots of visible carbonation, two fingers of creamy parchment colored foam on top. Sticky concentric rings of lace form around the rim of the glass.

Aroma is somewhat hoppy, though I wouldn't call it "explosive" as the description does above. Floral, orange peel and or dried mango, though sort of mild and not over the top. Some pale malt comes through also.

Taste is similarly mild, plenty of pale malt to back up the citrus and floral hop notes. Doesn't really seem characteristic of FFF, but is definitely easy drinking and sessionable. Light bodied and smooth. Kind of sad to lose Pride & Joy for this, to be honest.

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Photo of boilermakerbrew
3.62/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Pours a bright orange-gold in color and fairly hazy. There is a decent sized head that retains a while and laces very, very well. The hops hit first and foremost on the nose of the beer with an aggressive bitterness. The scent in very piney, but there is a unique and different aspect to it. I would describe that unique smell as a blend of herbal, pine, and spicy. When this beer hits the tongue, the aggressive hop bitterness from the scent kick in almost immediately. The taste way outdoes the scent in terms of bitterness and assertion, and it pretty much follows the same course as the scent, with pine and herbal flavors. Mouthfeel on this one is a little thin and light for the aggressive flavor profile. It is highly carbonated, and outside of the strong flavor of the hops, it is fairly easy to drink.

Overall, this is a decent, yet odd pale ale. The level of bitterness makes me feel as if this one should really be considered an IPA instead of an APA. In the end, this isn't exactly my thing, but someone with an affinity for more hops than me may disagree.

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Photo of tlema1
3.65/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

L: bright gold, lacing, long lasting white head
S: not much nose
T: good hop flavor, more than most sessions
F: great for a session, not the typical dry finish
O: still not crazy about session ales

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Photo of JohnnyHopps
3.67/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance - The is golden with a bubbly whie head.

Smell - The smell is a weakly citrus.

Taste - The taste begins with a modest citrus as a defining hop profile. Notes of butterscotch and sweet malts hide in the back. The aftertaste is dry and biscuity, largely erasing the sweet hops.

Mouthfeel - The carbonation was potent enough to brush away the sweetness of the citrus.

Overall - The overall profile is that of a weakened APA. I will take regular over unleaded.

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Photo of DavoleBomb
3.68/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a pint glass.

4.75 A: Well hazed orange brown color. Two fingers of super dense, creamy beige head. Retention lasts forever and plenty of lacing is left.

3.5 S: Primarily floral hops with orangy citrus not too far behind. Secondarily grassy and earthy. Touch of caramel and yeast with neutral maltiness overall.

3.75 T: Like the nose, this is hop forward. Floral and orange again in the forefront. Grass and earth next. Neutral maltiness, mild bitterness, and some breadiness.

3.5 M: Medium body. Good moderate carbonation. A touch chewy with a mild creaminess.

3.5 D: Pretty good beer overall.

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Photo of PaulyB83
3.68/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Enjoyed on tap in a straight pint glass.

A- Yellow gold, high clarity, one finger white head.

S- Smells like shredded wheat to me, not really getting hops first here. I do get some citrus notes but again mostly like a light toasted hay.

T- Similar to aroma, light bitterness and a bit more citrus than the aroma.

M- Light, easy drinking.

O- Shoulda gotten another pint of ZD instead of this. This one was a letdown for a 3Floyds hoppy beer. I like this better than All Day but not other stuff like Go To, or Daytime.

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Photo of stevoj
3.68/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle courtesy of Dale. A real puzzler, as this comes at you from a bunch of different angles. A little pils, a little APA, a little farmhouse. First taste is a bit funky, but gets more accommodating as you go.

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Photo of jettjon
3.68/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

From a 12-ounce bottle into a pint glass. Cloudy orange color with no visible sediment. Thick white clumpy head great retention and lacing. Hop forward citrus nose. On the palate hops present but well-balanced. Very drinkable. Would have another.

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Photo of snaotheus
3.68/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

2015-04-19
12oz bottle split between two Georgetown sampler glasses. Date on the bottle is 03/13/2015. I hope that's "bottled on", not "best by".

Pours very slightly hazy, straw yellow, medium head that fades slowly and lots of carbonation. Smell is citrus bitter hops. Smells nice.

Taste is hoppy, bitter, lacking a bit on the malt side. Calls itself an "American Session Ale", tastes like a session IPA, billed on here as an APA. Bitter, but thin and with too little on the other side.

Mouthfeel is thin, light, effervescent. Overall, it's not bad. Not great by any measure, but I could easily session it.

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Photo of chinchill
3.72/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottles (with revision in April 2015).
Medium body and carbonation.
Head has great retention. Deep amber body.
Some unusual elements in both the aroma and the flavor.
Fruity and piney hops dominate. Near medium bitterness.

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