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219 - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub

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68 Ratings
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Ratings: 68
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 15.54%
Wants: 4
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
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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Photo of Thorpe429
4.63/5  rDev +19.9%

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.

Thorpe429, Jan 02, 2012
Photo of spycow
4/5  rDev +3.6%

spycow, Jan 11, 2013
Photo of MasterSki
4.28/5  rDev +10.9%

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.

MasterSki, Dec 16, 2011
Photo of XmnwildX12
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

XmnwildX12, Dec 13, 2013
Photo of brandoman63
4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

brandoman63, Jan 16, 2013
Photo of TurdFurgison
4/5  rDev +3.6%

TurdFurgison, Aug 03, 2012
Photo of enelson
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

enelson, Aug 21, 2014
Photo of Sean9689
4.18/5  rDev +8.3%

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.

Sean9689, Jan 06, 2012
Photo of Chaney
3.95/5  rDev +2.3%

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.

Chaney, Dec 24, 2011
Photo of WeisGuy
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

WeisGuy, May 01, 2012
Photo of AleWatcher
3.98/5  rDev +3.1%

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!

AleWatcher, Dec 28, 2011
Photo of cadaugherty
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

cadaugherty, Jul 26, 2012
Photo of ryanpj
4/5  rDev +3.6%

ryanpj, Jul 13, 2012
Photo of masterofsparks
3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

masterofsparks, Mar 06, 2014
Photo of Drucifer
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Drucifer, Dec 13, 2012
Photo of Hugonaut13
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Hugonaut13, Jul 10, 2014
Photo of Treebs
3.6/5  rDev -6.7%

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.

Treebs, Sep 28, 2012
Photo of PopnLoads
3/5  rDev -22.3%

PopnLoads, Mar 07, 2013
Photo of ObeMaltKinobee
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

ObeMaltKinobee, Aug 11, 2012
Photo of CityofBals
3/5  rDev -22.3%

CityofBals, Sep 12, 2013
Photo of MrMcGibblets
4.3/5  rDev +11.4%

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.

MrMcGibblets, Dec 24, 2011
Photo of cfrances33
4.38/5  rDev +13.5%

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.

cfrances33, Sep 26, 2012
Photo of coz
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

coz, Dec 29, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

sbricker, Dec 19, 2011
Photo of NateMac13
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

NateMac13, Nov 16, 2012
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219 from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
86 out of 100 based on 68 ratings.