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Michiana Power - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub

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Michiana Power
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49 Ratings
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Ratings: 49
Reviews: 3
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 10.7%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub visit their website
Indiana, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.90% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

A full bodied camouflaged pale ale that denounces authority and embraces flavor.

58 IBU

(Beer added by: MasterSki on 01-17-2013)
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AleWatcher

Illinois

2.11/5  rDev -43.6%

I shall take responsibilty for being the first full review on this one...
Hopefully people don't see this and allow it to skew their viewpoint.

Anyway... $5 for an imperial pint... I'll be honest, I could have done with a little taster glass of this guy.

Orangey golden amber body with a 1.5 finger head. Rather weak lacing for an FFF pale ale. The retention is only slightly better.

Smells... Well... This is a first-- smoked malt in a pale ale? I figured I was losing my mind upon first smell (an taste!) because I can say with a fair amount of certainty that I've never encountered a pale ale with smoked malt... And yet, I now feel I need to amend that statement.

The 58 IBUs are completely lost here. The finish holds only the mildest of bitterness, instead I get a chalky sweetness with a slightly acrid malt note. I will flat out state: I am not really digging this one.

A dank earthy character underlies the floral, grass, and spicy hop notes.
As it warms I grow less certain that smoked malt was used, but more certain that I don't really like this beer. It isn't entirely terrible, and not terrible in its entirety, but it is not one I have interest in finishing, let alone drinking again.

Overall-- no thanks.

Edit-- perhaps no smoked malt was used, but then this beer was too balanced, not hoppy enough, and very earthy (like dirty) tasting. Oh well-- smoked or not, I still say no thanks.

01-21-2013 18:56:28 | More by AleWatcher
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Vuaspeliador

Indiana

3/5  rDev -19.8%

07-21-2013 18:31:59 | More by Vuaspeliador
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vinny21bal

Illinois

3/5  rDev -19.8%

12-17-2013 06:39:16 | More by vinny21bal
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jeonseh

Indiana

3.03/5  rDev -19%

On-tap at FFF

A - Copper orange with one finger white foam head with white foam. The beer is clean and slightly reflective. Leaves nice lacing as it goes down

S - Soft floral nose with slight sweet citrus like clementines

T - Light honey sweetness, sweet orange and tangerine upfront. As the beer goes on, there is bitter orange peel and an elderflower floral presence, which increases near the end. It also remains in the finish

MF - Light body with good carbonation. There is also a slight syrupiness to it as well

O - A really light and sweet pale ale which is a bit different from the normal FFF lineup. More floral and sweet than I'm used to from them. Easy drinking but nothing special

02-23-2013 23:20:53 | More by jeonseh
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CanisMajor

Indiana

3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

01-21-2013 16:29:58 | More by CanisMajor
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CaptainNomihodai

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

02-21-2013 05:21:08 | More by CaptainNomihodai
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Drucifer

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

10-17-2013 14:23:44 | More by Drucifer
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mcc1654

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

09-19-2013 16:23:35 | More by mcc1654
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cfrances33

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

03-26-2013 01:26:19 | More by cfrances33
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nheinzie57

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

03-30-2013 18:12:03 | More by nheinzie57
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ChugginOil

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

03-13-2013 23:18:45 | More by ChugginOil
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ObeMaltKinobee

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

02-08-2013 07:25:56 | More by ObeMaltKinobee
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Arsenal0328

Missouri

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

04-10-2013 20:36:41 | More by Arsenal0328
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MasterSki

Ontario (Canada)

3.69/5  rDev -1.3%

On-tap at 3 Floyds. Served in an imperial pint glass.

A - A few fingers of creamy white foam that settles to a thick cap, leaving behind sheets of lace. Transparent golden body. A very attractive brew.

S - Tropical fruits, a bit of sweet orange and tangerine flesh. Balancing sugary and carmel malts. This beer is nearly two months old, so I'm sure the hop:malt balance has shifted a bit, but it's a very traditional APA that's more evocative of Sierra Nevada Pale Ale than other 3 Floyds offerings.

T - The taste is quite similar, with a mix of tropical fruits, citrus flesh, and sweet caramel and honey malts. There's only mild bitterness in the finish, as much of it is overshadowed by the heftier malt bill.

M - Very dry in the finish, with loads of residual oils and resins. Chewy, medium body, with a surprising note of alcohol warmth after 12-16oz or so. Pleasant moderate-to-low carbonation.

D - A solid pale ale, but nothing particularly exciting, particularly considering the numerous superior pale ales currently on-tap at 3 Floyds. I'm curious if they were testing a new hop variety with this one, as it's a somewhat superfluous offering with 4-5 other pales ales currently on-tap. Still, had not problem finishing a pint.

03-28-2013 23:42:39 | More by MasterSki
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Gonzoillini

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

02-20-2013 02:00:18 | More by Gonzoillini
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zonker17

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

05-10-2013 00:25:23 | More by zonker17
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awdturboiv

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

01-19-2013 04:54:20 | More by awdturboiv
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enelson

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

01-18-2013 00:44:37 | More by enelson
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Hopmarc

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

01-22-2013 18:00:43 | More by Hopmarc
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MrMcGibblets

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

02-13-2013 01:27:42 | More by MrMcGibblets
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Beerdudenumberone

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

02-24-2013 20:43:42 | More by Beerdudenumberone
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Socalfan21

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

08-07-2013 13:24:17 | More by Socalfan21
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briiguy

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

09-16-2013 01:56:30 | More by briiguy
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mvdillman

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

02-23-2013 04:23:55 | More by mvdillman
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brn9000

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

05-02-2013 17:01:13 | More by brn9000
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Michiana Power from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
84 out of 100 based on 49 ratings.