Razor Hoof - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
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Reviews by RickS95:
4.23/5 rDev +19.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
A strange, hybrid beer, it actually does look like a cross between a saison and an IPA. It's got the golden orange saison color with a cloudy look, but the head, while it's there, slightly resembles the meringue-like look of an IPA. Little retention, but a nice lace.
Again, clearly a hybrid of the two styles with a tart, fruity original burst of scents with an acidic citrus waft later on. As it begins to warm, pine and grapefruit start to evolve.
Three for three as the taste is a gentle blend of styles. Tangy fruit up front with a citrusy pine following behind.
You get the best of both worlds with that consisent kick off of tart, tanginess of a Saison with a gentle bittering finish of an IPA. The blend works really well together to make it very drinkable...each style complementing the other.
I let this sit in the cellar a little longer than I should have but it was still really impressive. I can only imagine what it tastes like fresh. Overall, it's a nice beer that goes down easily. Just sent a bottle to Washington for my left coast friend to enjoy, a much fresher bottle.
Serving type: bottle
12-21-2013 04:16:16 | More by RickS95
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3.55/5 rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
22oz bottle poured into a Tripel Karmeliet tulip.
A - Tries to gush a bit on opening, but fast hands prevents any loss of beer. Pours a bit murky with some noticeable floating yeast particles in the body of the beer. Deep amber in color, ample carbonation bubbles and a thick, fluffy two fingers of khaki foam that shows good staying power.
S - Very citrusy aroma, heavy in oranges - almost tang like in character...a bit of lemony tartness too. A bit yeasty too. Interesting, but not much dimension to it.
T - Sweat, maltose-y malt at the base, thick and a bit heavy. Earthy as well with mild hints of roasted malt. Mild hop bitterness - a bit dull in flavor character, perhaps overwhelmed a bit by the malt. The citrus that was so strong in the aroma is lacking any real presence in the flavor, disappointingly.
M - Medium bodied, but the sweet maltiness makes it feel heavier. Carbonation is rather high, foamy and tingly on the tongue.
O - Not very "saison-y"...heavy handed in the malt department. Nice citrus aspects in the aroma, but lost in the flavor. Not especially impressed - drinkable for sure, but not memorable at all.
Serving type: bottle
06-23-2014 00:23:48 | More by portia99
Razor Hoof from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
81 out of 100 based on 295 ratings.