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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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Reviews: 156 | Ratings: 1,453
Photo of Brutaltruth
3.93/5  rDev -1.8%
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%
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 -5.5%
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%
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 -0.7%
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 +5.5%
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 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 +3.8%
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 -3.3%
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 -4.8%
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 -10.5%
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 -4.3%
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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Photo of creepinjeeper
4.48/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

12 oz. bottle poured into a 3 Floyd's pint.

Look: Hazy orange Serious lacing along the sides of the glass as you drink. Even the head left lacing.
Smell : Citrus
Taste: More citrus with rind bitter finish.
Feel: Light, crisp, refreshing.
Overall: Tasted like a "lighter" version of Space Station Middle Finger. I could drink quite a few of these in one sitting. Another solid beer from these guys.

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Photo of Savan
4.3/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

poured a cloudy straw colour into a pint glass. Smelled of citrus and pine and bubblegum??? had a delightfully refreshing mouth feel to it! I can only say this one a friend gave me after I had complained that I simply do not get the session. I THINK I GET IT NOW (so long as they could just smell and taste this refreshing). Very satisfied with this brew, and to ANYONE WHOM DOEST NOT GET IT..... GET THIS BEER!!!

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4.02/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I was honestly a bit disappointed. this is my first 3 flloyds beer, so maybe my expectations were too high. it was a good beer, but as far as APA s go, id opt for a grunion or a trail head pretty much any time.

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Photo of laketang
4.24/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

nice amber in colour with a 1/2 inch creamy head

orange, citrus, almost a sweet aroma

citrus presence front and center, nice hop finish.

medium mouthfeel, no bitter aftertaste or lingering aftertaste.

I realy enjoy this beer, a classic session ale that I would put next to seudo sue and stone delicious.

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Photo of bsp77
4.22/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Serving glass: Poured from bottle into IPA glass.

Appearance: Hazy gold with good sized, stark white head and decent lacing.

Smell: Grapefruit and tropical flavors - smells sticky sweet and hoppy dry at the same time. I have usually associated this aroma with Lagunitas, but I have noticed it with multiple 3 Floyds beers as well.

Taste: Slightly more restrained than the aroma suggested, but very well balanced and tasty. The grapefruit and tropical hops are prominent with some almost wheat-like malts. Not as sticky sweet as expected, and the bitterness is in check as well.

Feel: Moderate carbonation, medium body. Very dry, borderline tart, finish.

Overall: 3 Floyds calls this a Session beer, which is of course ridiculous. But within the context of 3 Floyds, I guess it makes sense, especially considering the balanced and restrained (but still quite hoppy) beer on display here.

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Photo of Huhzubendah
4.21/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Clear golden yellow body with a small white collar. Aromas of pineapple, melon, fresh citric hops. Light to medium body with moderate bitterness. Fresh and tasty.

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Photo of 4thFloyd
4.07/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

From notes. Bright golden color with just a little haziness. Moderately strong citrus aroma with a hint of bitter pine. Flavor is similar with dominant citrus and tropical fruits, but not quite as hoppy as aroma suggests. A little thin with the body, but still a pretty good malt balance.

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Photo of deebo
2.72/5  rDev -32%
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 ONUMello
3.92/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle dated 6/29/15 poured into a pint glass
A: Pale orange with a 1.5 finger head and lots of little bubbles
S: Orange, tropical fruit, a hint of wheat
T: Matches the nose though fairly light
M: Light-bodied, crisp
O: A touch light for my tastes but a good, drinkable pale ale

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Photo of Brackh
4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a dark yellow with very little head. Not a super strong smell. Little bit of hops. Very smooth and easy taste. Hops are subtle but up front. Carbonated and slight bite. Good beer overall.

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Photo of ONovoMexicano
4.3/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12 ounce bottle poured into a snifter. Bottled date of 5.22.15.

Frothy head forms heavy over the body and leaves veins of lace in its wake as it recedes. The body is a golden and amber cross with fizzy carbonation visible and a bit of a haze to it. 4.5

Man that's a lot of mango on the nose. Pineapple and passionfruit. Lots of fruit and vanilla sweetness. Downright delicious. So lovely to smell. 4.5

Tastes juicy too. Maybe not as bright and sweet as the nose, but there's still sticky, pungent mango, pineapple and passionfruit flavors here. Toasty malty notes provide a nice contrast to the fruitiness and there's a zesty, orange or grapefruit flavor mid-palate. 4.25

There's a ton of bitterness here and the zesty quality mentioned above, but also a lot of juiciness and a refreshing quality. It's got good body for a so-called session ale, so I suspect it's higher in ABV than most in that category. I'd say the bitterness could be mellower but otherwise this is great. 4

What a surprise of a beer. The session label had me thinking this would be watery and lacking in flavor and punch, but that's far from the case. This is great.

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Photo of ConradSomm
4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice summertime pale ale. Citrus. Body seems a little on the lighter side but that's not a bad thing. Juicy and refreshing. Not really a "session ale" at 5.5%. Wish I would have picked up more while at the brewery. Not sure if its the hot weather but this is tasting better than the Alpha King right now.

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Photo of farrago
3.74/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Big, frothy head, two plus fingers, off white in color, delicate foam with a hilly surface, leaves close to no lacing behind, glides off. Cloudy yellow to orange hued liquid, easily translucent although there’s no problem seeing the numerous fat bubbles rising inside the glass. Soft, juicy and full nose, loaded with sweet orange, grapefruit citrus, then apricot, peach and nectarine fruit, after that you register lighter pine sap, pepper and freshly baked biscuits, hints at some funkier earthiness but more or less decides to stick with the moist fruit and citrus. Full-bodied, creamy mouth feel even with a strong veer to dryness at the end. The metallic earth, grass more pronounced here and the scone, malted milk ball and pine sap only partially able to soften the contours. The sweetness remains in the orange, tangerine citrus, however, it lacks staying power. Same for that apple, apricot, pineapple fruit albeit more bite here. The carbonation offers slow, steady churn, insufficient to scrub palate. Best taken as a whole rather than parsed out plus shows better when colder. Then it is a more than just a simple quaffer.

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Photo of Miscreantpc
4.94/5  rDev +23.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Fantastic brew. This was an unexpected gem! Absolutely sessionable. Well balanced a juicy. If you see it defiantly pick it up you won't be dissapointed

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