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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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Photo of BarrytheBear
3.96/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Medium orange, nice lacing, with floral notes.

Packs some solid flavor into an approachable abv. Lemon and orange notes follow a gentle pervasive bitterness, along with some grassy and floral notes hinted at on the nose. Crackery malts provide support.

A pretty solid pale, and a better floyd's beer than Alpha King for sure.

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Photo of jmasher85
4.16/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I was surprised that this beer had so much flavor for a session beer, since I often see alcohol content and flavor/sophistication go hand in hand, but I was also surprised to see them calling it a session beer at 5.5% abv, since I normally think of session beers as 5% or below. Oh well, semantics shmemantics. The point is, I could drink several of these beers and not feel useless afterwards, which is the point of a session beer, and I could also drink several of them because they are really damn tasty. Yum yum!

In all honesty, this mostly just feels like a lower-gravity Zombie Dust -a lot of the same hop profile and light malty backbone as it's big brother. Citrus and spice characterize both aroma and taste. Lemon zest, a hint of grapefruit, some white peppercorn and other grassy, herbal flavors arise, plus a nice mild biscuity, wheaty flavor that adds a bit of mellow sweetness against the hoppy bitterness. All of these flavors are pretty mild though - this is not the hop-bomb that Zombie Dust is, though underlying resinous flavor and slightly thick texture definitely recall it. It's a mouthful, but a lot of bright, crisp bubbles and a light, smooth, if slightly sticky mouthfeel once again make this feel like a low-gravity, easy-drinking, but very flavorful IPA.

Strongly recommended for anyone who can't get enough of their hop-bomb IPAs but still wants to be able to drive home that night.

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Photo of Bonis
4.46/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

About as good as a pale ale gets. Aroma is straight tangerine. Rich layers of citrus flavor with a nice malt backbone. Only picked up a single... probably should have broke down and taken the last $15 sixer.

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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 corby112
3.95/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a slightly hazy, dark golden orange color with apricot edges and a three finger frothy white head that very slowly settles into a thick, lasting cap/ring. Excellent retention, taking a while to settle and coating the glass with huge sheets of soapy lacing. Looks incredible!

Dank earthy hop aroma with fresh cut grass, sappy pine needle and oily resins countered by subtle tropical fruit and light malt sweetness. Very grassy, floral and slightly perfume like with hints of melon, grapefruit and citrus. Subtle summit-like onion/scallion presence after it warms. Sweet malt backbone with caramel, toast, biscuit and cracker. Smells like a tamer Zombie Dust, but is still pretty dank.

Full body with a blast of dry and earthy hop bitterness that lingers throughout into a bone dry finish. Dank and resinous with pine sap, grass and spruce tip. Very dry and bitter but is balanced by melon, pineapple and lemon peel sweetness. Bread, biscuit, caramel and toffee in the finish providing subtle sweetness. Hop bitterness is nice but could use better balance. Finishes light and clean with good drinkability but this beer needs a little more tropical fruit sweetness to counter the bitterness.

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Photo of angrybabboon
4.26/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Consumed 12/9/15

A: Medium orange-gold with some honey tones - lightly hazy - pours with a large, creamy, off-white head, slowly fades but retains a nearly solid cap, medium collar, streaks and blobs of lacing

S: A lightly sweet fruit cup - really charming blend of hops, with a load of tangerine and orange juice, grapefruit zest - some tropical notes, notably mango, kiwi, and passionfruit - herbal notes, floral notes, hints of pine, hints of mint, some spice - some malts for balance, with bread, bread dough, light grains, hints of caramel and honey

T: Yum indeed - well balanced - tangerine, orange, and ruby red grapefruit juice, flesh - some citrus pith - blood orange - dry mango, melon, kiwi, and passionfruit - unnderripe pear - lightly herbal, definitely floral - some pine and minty flavors - earthy and mostly dry - pale malts, hint of caramel malts - light sweetness, caramel

M: On the light side of medium, crisp, nicely carbonated, clean finish

O: ISO: Yum Yum Donuts to pair with this beer

When I recently visited FFF, I set a limit for myself for how much I could buy. Then I tried this beer. And I went home with a sixer. This is easy drinking and extremely interesting. I could drink a lot of this, and I would, if I didn't live on the East coast. I think I might even like this more than Alpha King.

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Photo of trygelski1
4.23/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottle that was just bottled on 11/24 poured into a pint glass:

Look: Pours a crisp and fresh golden color with a small amount of head with lots of lacing present.

Smell: Citrus, hops, pine, grapefruit.

Taste: Same as the smell profile then balanced out with a nice malt backbone. Beer is super fresh as it was just bottled a week ago.

Feel: Medium bodied.

Overall: This is a solid session pale ale that I was lucky to score a sixer of from a buddy who came back to PA for turkey day. Beer is very fresh as it was just bottled a week ago. I was able to try this and Alpha King and this one is a step below the Alpha King in my opinion. I would definitely get this one again if presented with the opportunity to have some of this brought back to PA again!

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Photo of ChrisMon02
4.02/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle poured into a pint glass.

Cloudy yellow-orange color with nice lacing. Fluffy head leaves quickly.

Smells of light tropical fruits. Orange, pineapple and a touch of mango.

Taste is light fruits with a mildly sweet finish. Simple but satisfying.

Goes down easy and fairly clean. Could crush a ton of this.

A pretty nice offering from 3 Floyds. Will definitely revisit soon if I can find it

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Photo of bwood06
3.93/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

On tap into a pint glass

A - Beer arrived at the table with a tall frothy white head that is retained for what seems like forever. Beer is clear and copper in color with very low carbonation visible. 4/5

S - Grapefruit and pine resin hit me full force immediately on the nose. This is very quickly followed by a light caramelized white bread as well as orange peel. Not overly complicated but still rather enjoyable. 4/5

T - Grapefruit and piney hops form the base flavor profile of this beer, especially on the front end. Orange peel is discerned immediately following the grapefruit which leads to a light cereal malt and a sweet caramel. Simple and sessionable. A bit tart throughout. 3.75/5

M - Moderate carbonation burn and very drying from beginning to end. Definitely a hop centric beer. Light and crisp. 4.25/5

O - Hop centric beer from beginning to end with a nice complexity of hop flavors. The malt plays a balancing act, attempting to slightly reign in the hops so that the bitterness is not overwhelming. Very enjoyable session pale ale that is excellent with food. Not crazy bitter and definitely not sweet. 4/5

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Photo of Treyliff
3.95/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12oz bottle, bottles 11/3/15, poured into teku

A- pours a clear bright golden color with a one-finger creamy and foamy off-white head that retains nicely after the pour, leaving a bit of lace behind

S- citrusy hop aroma with notes of orange zest, peach gummy rings, tropical fruit & lemongrass. Underlying bready malt

T- starts off a bit muted with some slightly sweet bready malt, but as it nears the close, plenty of citrusy hop flavors kick in, with notes of tangerine, grass, mango & papaya.

M- medium body and carbonation leads to a foamy mouthfeel and a crisp dry finish

O- plenty of hop flavor on the finish while remaining highly drinkable

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Photo of LAp
3.97/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle poured into a snifter. Pours a hazy honey with a half finger off-white head. Nose is orange, pineapple, and mango. The palate has a grounding malt element without being overly sweet that accompanies the juicy orange and citrus fruits well - maybe even some bubblegum here? Mouthfeel is dry at first, but gives way to a citrusy wetness. Overall, an excellent..."session ale". Probably closer to a pale ale than an IPA. Overall, an excellent beer, and a fresh take on the style.

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Photo of Myotus
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a Mikasa ale glass.
LOOK: Pours with a half finger's worth of white foam that halves itself after 30 seconds. Yellow in color with a high amount of cloudiness. Rising bubbles are medium in size and subtle in quantity. Lacing is thin and moderate.
SMELL: Has mild aroma of sweet bready malts that entangle with mild aromas of mango, pineapple, and papaya from the hops. I'm surprised that there are not any citrus aromas.
TASTE: Initial taste is of mild flavors of sweet bready malts and mango, pineapple, and papaya. Subtle bitter hop and piney hop flavors come in right after as initial flavors persist.
FEEL: Medium-bodied and highly carbonated. Goes down rough yet somehow creamy at the same time. Finishes with a strong dryness.
NOTE: The flavor complexity is lacking on this one. Despite that, it is still a great tasting brew.

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Photo of BucBasil
4.08/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Took a trip to Munster, IN to visit my finance's family before our wedding and was greeted with a fridge full of this stuff. Not complaining at all!

A: The beer jumped out of the bottle upon opening. Poured into a large pint glass. The beer is a hazy/cloudy orange color with a good sized off-white head.

S: Good balance of juicy citrusy hops and a bit of biscuity malt.

T: Hops up front, but not puckeringly bitter. Nice and balanced with a good malt backbone in there to keep things super drinkable. A great offering from 3 Floyds - not quite a session but I definitely want to drink it like one.

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Photo of SD-Alefan
4.32/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

From the bottle, Yum Yum pours a hazy gold with a thick and creamy white head that persists and leaves plenty of lacing down the glass.
The aroma is sweet tropical fruits and tart lemon. A bit of grassiness.
Taste is led by fruit; mango and pineapple, then a tart touch that's almost puckering in the middle with a medium-bitter, slightly piney finish.
Mouthfeel is medium and smooth. Nice body.
Really delicious.

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Photo of Brutaltruth
3.93/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoyed from the 12 oz bottle in a snifter via a friend at work---Thanks Kevin
This APA pours a very bright yet cloudy orange, very luminous, with a moderate head of white foam that settles to a thin ring, thin pooling layer, and nice lacing. Nose of grapefruit, oranges, herbal notes, and pretty strong malt backbone. Flavors follow the nose with oranges and grapefruit vying for dominance over over a strong caramel backbone that fades to the mid into an herbal green tea like flavor mixed with a touch of cream. Finish is long and moderately bitter with sticky resinous hop flavors mixed with a touch of sweet malt that ends lightly dry. Great mouth feel, perfect carbonation, high session-ability. An interesting direction for the APA style. Nice.

The more I drink this the more I like and keep going back to change my score. Let it warm, it improves vastly.


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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 Hop_God
3.78/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A: straw to golden

S: some hops. Mild citrus.

T: hops. Clean lemon zest. Some green tea flavors

F: crisp. Light. Balanced

O: very good session. Good hop flavor but still light and easy to drink.

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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 jakecattleco
3.97/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle dated 9/8/15 into a Spieglau IPA glass. Holy nose Batman! True to most sessions, I wanted more body and taste, but damn I love the nose. There's other session brews I'd take over it, but a good offering nonetheless.

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Photo of WesMantooth
4.22/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A hazy orange, gold. Very nice fluffy, off-white, mustache leaving head that expectedly leaves a lot of lacing.

Surprisingly, it smells very malty. Tons of biscuity/cracker aromas with some citrus in the form of orange.

Tastes really how I expected. Orange rind is ripe and slightly sour, combined with sweet biscuity, almost wheat like malts. Very juicy. The hop notes are really subdued, especially for a 3F brew, but it is much greener cold, and the bitterness shows up in the end and lingers through the aftertaste along with some herbal/ floral hops. It really, really lingers. Kind of sneaks up on you.

I find the body to be pretty full and creamy for the ABV. Very smooth and a nice amount of resin slickness. I can see some people finding it a little heavy, but I can't imagine doing much better here.

There are not too many sub 6% beers that I have been excited about. This is outstanding though. I rated it as a straight up pale ale, but if there were a "session ale" category, it would score higher. Along with Carton Boat, and Fat Heads Sunshine Daydream, it is one of the best.

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Photo of sweemzander
4.15/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into a snifter
(A)- Pours a clear apricot orange color. Some good white froth and lacing
(S)- Big citrus and biscuity cereal meets subtle honey citrus
(T)- Pretty similar to the smell. Some good cereal grains meets vibrant orange citrus
(M)- A good carbonation level and balance. Not overly bitter or sweet. Smooth
(O)- A nice session ale. Would be great in spring and summer

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Photo of stakem
3.87/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle into a FFF branded tulip pint. Big thanks to Kegatron for the hookup on this. The brew pours copper in color with an off-white cap that holds well and slowly fades leaving a full curtain of lace.

The aroma is hoppy with fruity and floral appeal blending to a touch of citrus and orange rinds. There is a firm malt backbone to this that is fresh and bready to biscuit-like.

The taste has plenty of hop flavors without getting that bitter. Orange rind blends with mild herbal and grassy bitterness, slight alcohol warmth and a fresh dough-like sweetness.

This is light bodied, moderately carbonated and very easy drinking. Overall not a bad pale ale, I could down a few of these effortlessly.

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Photo of Stevem68
3.81/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a pale golden color. Has aroma of hops, honey and malt. Flavor is mild, a touch sweet and a light hop to malt balance. Overall very drinkable but for me I prefer bolder flavors

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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 andrewjraab
3.83/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A - Pours a hazy copper tone with two fingers of off white fluffy head. Nice retention and stick after each sip.

S - Big bouquet of floral notes, hop zest, juicy fruit.

T - Big layers of hops, citrus, fruity, piney, resinous. Hops from start to finish take over the brew and it doesn't strike any balance. Feel is slightly acidic in the after taste.

O - Solid brew, and easy to quaff back, but wrecks the palate with acidity and hops.

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