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219 - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub

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87
very good

66 Ratings
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Ratings: 66
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 15.76%


Brewed by:
Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub visit their website
Indiana, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.60% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
First there was Region Riot in honor of our Region; now comes 219! This refreshing hoppy ale is just what you need.

43 IBU

(Beer added by: MasterSki on 12-14-2011)
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Treebs

Illinois

3.6/5  rDev -7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Enjoyed on tap at the source. Served in a nonic pint.

A: Pours a clear golden amber color with a two finger height of pure white head forming on the pour. The head has some nice retention and it recedes slowly down the glass leaving some sticky lace behind.

S: Sweet berry with honeydew melon. Light biscuity malts in the periphery with a kiss of citrus fruits.

T: Dry biscuit malt. Green, fruity hops with some nice citrus. I'm getting a sweet, yeasty note in there as well which is interesting.

M: Light bodied with some medium to medium high carbonation. The finish is clean, and slighty drying.

O: I enjoyed this, but this was the last beer of my FFF stop and I think my palate might have been a little wrecked after two other beers and a BBQ pulled pork. I'm definitely going to revist the next time I go. If my thoughts are any different I'll be sure to update my review.

Serving type: on-tap

09-28-2012 18:11:15 | More by Treebs
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cfrances33

Illinois

4.38/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Three Floyds Brewpub, served in a nonic pint.

Pour: Clear golden body with a finger and a half of white head. Leaves a really nice lacing.

Smell: Huge burst of citrus (oranges, grapefruits). A light biscuit in the background. This beer is all about the hops on the nose. Very inviting.

Taste: Oranges and grapefruit abound, just as the nose. A light peppercorn mixes in with a light honey sweetness. I honestly get a tinge of mint on the finish.

Mouthfeel: Okay... so I've claimed Gumballhead as the most drinkable beer of all time. I was wrong. THIS is the most drinkable beer of all time. Light, but substantial in taste. Wow.

Overall: If this were bottled, I would get this all the time, every time. I really, really enjoyed this beer.

Serving type: on-tap

09-26-2012 02:19:11 | More by cfrances33
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soze47

Massachusetts

4.33/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had on draft at the FFF brewpub on 12/17/11 in a pint glass. Reviewed from notes.

Nice light looking APA. Yellowish body with orange highlights. Lots of hop aromas and flavors in the nose. Orange, grapefruit, grass, flowers, and some pine all present themselves.

This is a very easy drinking and great tasting light weight. The hops from the nose are all given a sweet wash by the malt. There is a remarkable lack of bite or bitterness in this beer, proving you don't have to pack a palette wrecking bitterness into every hoppy beer in order to make it remarkable.

Liked this beer a lot and would drink it all the time if it were in sixers down the street from my house.

Serving type: on-tap

01-10-2012 12:16:23 | More by soze47
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Sean9689

Illinois

4.18/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On-tap at FFF.

A - Pours a mirky golden color, white head, spotty lace.

S - Lots of citrus, light pine, grass, slightly sweet fruity notes. All light, yet perfectly blanked and highly complex for an APA.

T - Floral hops, citrus, grass, slight pine but not too much. Very straight-forward, yet great stuff. Finish is hoppy bitterness.

M - Light, good carbonation, oily finish.

O - Another excellent APA from Three Floyd's. I had two pours of this one and would definitely have it again, if available. Recommend.

Serving type: on-tap

01-06-2012 18:50:57 | More by Sean9689
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ahalloin

Virginia

4.58/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at the brewpub.

Pours a clear golden fluid with white lacing. Decent retention keeps a thin ring atop the beer.
The smell is quite awesome. Powerful pungent hops with notes of grapefruit peel, apricot, and a cannabis floral nature.
The beer is super drinkable with a smooth malty backbone accompanying a resiny hop flavor over the top. Lovely stuff!
The beer is as smooth as 'the Fonz', seriously. No burs, just straight balance with little bitterness and low carbonation.
Overall this is a great pale ale. Very interesting.

Serving type: on-tap

01-02-2012 23:58:30 | More by ahalloin
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Thorpe429

Illinois

4.63/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

On tap at Three Floyds over Christmas. Reviewed from notes.

Pours a moderately-dark golden color with a hefty white head and good lacing on the way down. The nose carries loads of tropical fruits, apricots, and citrus. Fantastic mixture of hop fruits going on here. The flavor keeps it going. Great blend with just a touch of malt in the background. Light body with good carbonation and a nice hop bitterness and dryness. Super easy-drinking and fantastically-sessionable. FFF really nails the APA category. Awesome.

Serving type: on-tap

01-02-2012 15:34:29 | More by Thorpe429
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AleWatcher

Illinois

3.98/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap at the FFF brewpub.
Served in an imperial nonic.

Little darker than I would have expected, but a nice coppery orange. Clear body, nice bright white head. Great thick rings of lacing. Decent retention.
Smells piney. Really piney. Dry bready/biscuit malt with a piney hop note leading the charge. Light citrusy notes hiding inthere too. Dry, bitter finish with a lingering oily resin vibe.

Medium body, a hair over-carbonated, but I'll forgive it this once.

Overall-- a good beer. Pale Ale is my favorite style, so I tend to rate them pretty tough-- this one is good, but no where near a Zombie Dust replacement!

Serving type: on-tap

12-28-2011 19:13:00 | More by AleWatcher
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Chaney

District of Columbia

3.95/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I had this on tap at the Brewpub.

A: It poured a crystal clear, yet bright orange (with a bit of peppery darkness) color, with an ultra icky, sticky head that retained itself throughout the session.

S: It had a ridiculous amount of apricot scent that even my wife raised an eyebrow at how "Aprihop"-esque it was. Orange lingered in there as well... But isn't the apricot kind of an orange anyway?

T: Sticky sweet, with a very concentrated fruit juice quality that made me happy in this setting. FFF hop profile in spades!

M: This one had VERY low carbonation, and the lacing was ridiculous. There wasn't a bitter bone in this ones body.

O: I didn't like this one as much as others, but still thought it was worthy. FFF: This one should be categorized as a fruit beer.

Serving type: on-tap

12-24-2011 23:24:16 | More by Chaney
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MrMcGibblets

Illinois

4.3/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: clear deep gold, diminishing white head.
S: citrus, tropical fruit, bready, doughy malts. has that signature 3Fs yeast note.
T: lighltly sweet honeyed malts are well balanced by a smooth hop bitterness.
M: light/med body.
O: another good apa from 3Fs.

Serving type: on-tap

12-24-2011 16:02:16 | More by MrMcGibblets
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TroopScoop

Indiana

4.33/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Light orange in the light. Gorgeous full-bodied head. I'm kind of excited.

S: citra hoppy goodness, and a whole lotta sweet backing it up. Never experienced this before.

T: really interesting. Starts out with a kiss of hops, ends with a load of sweet malts, & citrus tones throughout. Its not very strong in any particular sense, just soft enough for a great session beer.

M: no complaints here. Same good stuff FfF always puts out. Just enough carbonation, and the taste lingers just enough to entice you for morel

O: ya know what, I think this is one of the better beers I've had to eat with food. A fantastic session beer, and will probably order one with food every time - at least a half pint.

Serving type: on-tap

12-18-2011 21:28:54 | More by TroopScoop
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MasterSki

Illinois

4.28/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On-tap at Three Floyds. Served in an imperial pint glass.

A - A finger of white foam settles to a thin cap and thick collar, leaving behind splotchy fingers of lace. Transparent golden body.

S - Smells like a blend of Amarillo and Nelson Sauvin hops? Definite citrus character, verging on the lemony side of things with some light tropical tangerine notes too. Plenty of grassy flavors, but slightly earthy as well. Malt character is fairly minimal, with some light honey and crackery malt presence.

T - The taste is a bit more mild in flavor. The malt character has more bread and less sweetness, and the hops flavors are a little less intense but instead yield more bitterness. Finish is extremely clean - almost lager-esque.

M - Medium-light body, pleasant active carbonation, a dry finish, and plenty of lingering resinous hop oils. Pretty much what you'd expect from a pale ale.

D - A highly enjoyable and 'crushable' pale ale from 3 Floyds. It lacks the flavor depth and punch of something like Zombie Dust, but otherwise it's a great beer for multiple pints...or growlers if they would actually do fills of this beer. This seems like it would be a fantastic summer seasonal.

Serving type: on-tap

12-16-2011 03:55:16 | More by MasterSki
219 from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
87 out of 100 based on 66 ratings.