Third Eye P.A. - Steamworks Brewing Co.
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Reviews by Quaffer:
3.48/5 rDev -2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
22 oz. bottle. Picked this up in Boulder, CO. Not available here in Kansas.
Appearance: This beer had just the slightest hint of haze and was golden-amber in color. The off-white head rose up to a perfect two fingers, though it took a little coaxing on my part. It settled relatively quickly, but left a thick foamy residue on the side of the glass as it did so. As I drank, the lacing was huge.
Smell: Right after the pour, this brew was sickly sweet smelling. This, blended with the hops, gave me the over impression of something rotten and putrid. Thankfully, this unpleasantness subsided and the aroma became that of a nicely balanced pale ale. The sweet malt was complimented by herbal hops, as well as hints of citrus hops. Light mandarin orange and some occasional smooth, cool vanilla rounded things out.
Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied and smooth, maybe even a little buttery on the tip of the tongue. A light carbonation formed when the beer moved back into the mouth.
Taste: A light malt sweetness was evident at first, but this was quickly overpowered by an herbal hops bitterness. The bitterness was strong and a little harsh, possible even muddled in flavor. Some green grass rose up on the finish. This grassiness seemed to get stronger as the beer warmed and became distracting.
Pretty straightforward flavor. Hopped more like an IPA than a straight pale, in my opinion. (Yes, I know that this site has it catagorized as an IPA, but the bottle calls itself a pale at least twice.) It's okay, but there are too many great pale ales out there for me to come back to this one.
Serving type: bottle
10-05-2005 22:50:46 | More by Quaffer
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3.94/5 rDev +10.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4
Poured from a can with a best by date of 1/11/14; into a pub glass.
Appearance - a deep gold, plenty of bubbly carbonation; thick, foamy white head. Plenty of sticky lacing.
Smell - a kick of citrus hops, followed by some grass and pine.
Taste - certainly hop forward, not much balance. I enjoy this West Coast style approach to an IPA, so I enjoy this!
Feel - not very complex, really hop forward, but this doesn't have the outstanding bitterness that most top notch IPA's have.
Overall - this is a surprisingly good beer and at an affordable price! The convenience of having this available in a can is a plus!
Serving type: can
11-15-2013 03:32:04 | More by DenverHopHead
3.85/5 rDev +7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
12oz can, from Tipsy's Liquor World in suburban Denver. Strange hermaphroditic imagery on the label - 'prying open my third eye'.
This beer pours a clear, medium copper amber hue, with three fingers of puffy, densely foamy off-white head, which leaves some decent spooky forest lace around the glass as things evenly subside.
It smells of somewhat bitter citrusy hops - grapefruit, orange, and lime - soft pine resin, a pastry-esque caramel malt, crystalline toffee, and a bit of floral booziness. The taste is mainly consistent - understatedly bitter mixed domestic citrus hops, buttery caramel malt, a hint of vanilla extract, a touch of pine needle - with some subdued perfumed alcohol warming sidling up against it all.
The carbonation is fairly sedate, and even a little underwhelming, the body a pleasant enough medium weight, and agreeably smooth, with a soft creamy twinge. It finishes off-dry, the hops sinking mostly away, while the caramel and toffee malt sweetness sits in a satisfying holding pattern.
BA calls this an IPA, the brewer calls it a pale ale - I'm inclined to sit right smack in the middle - and my scores are reflected thusly. Aside from classification pedantry, this is actually a pretty tasty ale - just bitter enough to offset the otherwise heady malt profile, and reserved in its overt elevated booze notes. I'm not quite delving into deeper consciousness just yet, but I'd imagine that after a few more of these, I'd at least have a good lock on a starting point.
Serving type: can
10-24-2013 23:38:53 | More by biboergosum
3.53/5 rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Thanks to the incredible woodychandler for this beer. Poured from a 12 oz. can. Has a deep golden color with orange hues and a 1/2 inch head. Smell is very hoppy, a bit of citrus. Taste is big on hops, dry, considerable bitterness, some malts kicking in at the finish. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a decent beer.
Serving type: can
09-11-2013 15:08:57 | More by tone77
Third Eye P.A. from Steamworks Brewing Co.
81 out of 100 based on 148 ratings.