Hopped In Half
3 Floyds Brewing Co.

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Pilsner - Bohemian / Czech
3.9 | pDev: 8.21%
3 Floyds Brewing Co.
Indiana, United States
Retired (no longer brewed)
Very Good
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Notes: A crisp session pilsner for those who like to rot slow, live large and drink their beer quickly. Very quickly. Brewed with our friends in the band Obituary.
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farrago from New Jersey

3.8/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Thin bright white head dusts the surface, meager lacing. Shiny gold color with a semi-metallic sheen, large amount of bubbles throughout but no beads, spotless and transparent. The nose is clean with a focus on orange citrus, unprocessed grains, hay, pine and a touch of quinine, peach pit and apple accents, sticks around pretty well given its on the whole tactful presentation. Medium-bodied and perhaps fuller than many for the style, creates pleasing downwards pressure. More citrusy here with lemon joining the orange, sweetening aspect. Hint of corn syrup. The grains get to breadiness but not in an overtly yeasty manner, retains a crisp mouth feel. Carbonation is a light too fine but brings consistent prickle and tingle. Any fruit mainly apple, apricot, maybe melon, nothing close to tropical. Would benefit from a drier finish, instead the general sweetness accrues. Easy to drink and you could easily finish a bomber without really noticing. Not a beer going for “wow” factor but not quite traditionally fashioned either, a good twist on the theme.

Jan 08, 2017
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Marius from Netherlands

3.53/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Bottle shared at August THT. Clear pale yellow with a white head. Hoppy, fruity and floral, notes of honey. Medium body, low carbonation and a hoppy finish.

Dec 11, 2016
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HopHunter19 from Missouri

3.93/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - standard pilsner clear golden color with a. White head that leaves a nice lacing
S - honestly pretty nice, peppery, lemon, light grains, white wheat, pretty much the definition "crisp"
T - nice crisp hop bite, lemon, light grains, light white pepper, wheat
M - light, alcohol is covered, aftertaste is light beer with a little American pilsner hop bite
O - it's a pilsner, light but waaay more flavor than a bud or miller. Reminds me of the Cream of Three Crops homebrew recipe.

Aug 13, 2016
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Tsar_Riga from Indiana

4.31/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A - Clear orange body, light, with a head, lots of lacing.

S - Big hop notes of tropical fruit, pine, and spice.

T - Flavor is more traditional than the nose, with apple-pear fruit in the open, a mild, sweet middle of white bread, crisp close.

M - Moderate carbonation, mild stickiness in the close.

O - Dig this. Surprised the hop nose still produces a surprisingly true pilsener flavor.

Aug 03, 2016
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KYGunner from Kentucky

3.5/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Opens with a dose of Pilsner malts and ends with a light dash of pine, floral and grapefruit hops. Hopped In Half seems to be code for half the flavor as this is way too light on taste.

Jun 05, 2016
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Phyl21ca from Canada (QC)

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle: Poured a bright yellow color pilsner with a nice large white frothy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of cereal and grain with light dry hoppy notes is nice. Taste is an easy drinking mxi of crisp cereal notes with light herbal notes some dry floral hops notes with some residual sugar notes. Body is about average with light oily texture and good carbonation. Easy drinking and pretty bang on style. Nice to see this brewer offering something that is not over the top.

May 13, 2016
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ONUMello from Ohio

3.94/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22.z bottle dated 2/9/16 poured into a pils glass
A: Light orange/dark yellow with a one-finger head
S: Grain, light herbs/hops
T: Similar to the nose a bit hoppy/herbal compared to many pils with a nice grain/bread base; bold for the style but that makes it tasty
M: Light bodied, crisp, a touch bitter
O: A nice take on the pils style. Perhaps not traditional but it's a solid brew that indeed went down far too quickly due to the fact that it's tasty & enjoyable to drink

Apr 21, 2016
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kevanb from Illinois

3.83/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

650ml bottle, dated 2.26.16, poured into a FFF Eye of the Beholder glass.

The beer pours a bright gold color, clear with a few bubbles rising to the top of the glass where a thick, foamy white head sits, good retention and great lace. The aroma is unusual, has a minty and herbal character, bright citrus peeks through and some earthy noble hop with a lingering minerality and breadiness of pale grains. The flavors are great, bright citrusy hops, herbal and earthy noble character, wildflower, peppercorn, mineral water and crisp pale biscuity grain. The mouthfeel is great, lively, bubbly, medium body that coats well, higher carbonation that doesn't get uncomfortable and has a snappy finish.

Verdict: A nice Pilsner from Three Floyds, unique hop character that plays well with a sturdy and classic base. Not quite in the league of Evil Power, but a solid addition to the lineup.

Mar 29, 2016
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bluejacket74 from Ohio

4.06/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

22 ounce bottle, bottled on 2-9-16. Served in a 3 Floyds pint glass, the beer pours a clear gold color with an inch and a half white white head. Head retention and lacing are both pretty good. The brew smells like bready/grainy malt, grassy hops and some floralness. It tastes mostly like bready/grainy malt, grassy hops, earthiness and a bit of peppery spice, lemon and melon. Mouthfeel/body is light, it's crisp and goes down pretty easy. There's a good amount of carbonation. Since it's Three Floyds I thought this would be hoppier, but with that being said I think it's a good pilsner style brew. The label's correct, it's certainly a brew for people who like to drink their beer quickly because it didn't take me too long to finish this! Definitely worth picking up! $9.99 a bomber.

Mar 26, 2016
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Sabtos from Ohio

3.24/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Bright, clear gold, with a large head at initial pour that minimizes to a thin layer that's slightly sticky.

Some light notes of apple and bubblegum on the nose. Light overall, which is an odd thing to say about a 3 Floyds brew. I'm glad to say, the characteristics that are usually most prominent in the more standard, boring pils style are not really present. That is to say, there is little to no corn, hay and bread. This is more pleasant and aromatic than the standard pils.

There are some lightly bitter and sharp notes on the back end, with some hay as it warms.

Hopped in Half is just light overall. I'm not sure FFF really needed to do this, as this style of beer is really not their specialty and they're not really proving anything by doing this. It's okay, but it's still not one of those brews that I am able to point to and say, "see, pilsner's don't suck!"

Mar 17, 2016
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leantom from Indiana

4.39/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is a very good Pilsner. Here goes:

A: Pours clear gold with a fluffy white head. Carbonation is somewhat lacking, but then again this is probably a style that shouldn't be over-carbonated. The lacing is also great.

S: Pilsner hops. Lemon, very grassy, also some peppers and crackers. Breadiness from the yeast, too. Overall, a very interesting combination of hops, malt, and yeast.

T: Good. Hops are more muted than I would have liked, but they're still good. Lots of breadiness from the yeast; the beer also has a substantial malt backbone (lots of crackers).

F: Water feels superb. Great.

O: A great beer. FFF has hit it out of the park with this lager.

Mar 12, 2016
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SomethingClever from Ohio

3.99/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

22 oz bottle poured into snifter

A: big creamy looking head with a nice crystal clear light amber body with what looks like huge carbonation.

S: smells just like a pilsner with that peppery sharp malt nose with a little bit of light rust

T: very smooth, light pilsner taste with that pepper and nice light breadiness can't really get a lot of the hops

M: very light well carbonated but very smooth

O: I am in no way shape or form a fan of pilsners but this beer is not bad its so smooth and easy to drink it has the nose of a pilsner but the body is much more laid back and not as bitter.

Mar 12, 2016
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Kurmaraja from California

4.28/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

More evidence, for me at least, that some of the best and least appreciated beers that 3 Floyds makes are their lagers. Clean, impeccably made, and in contrast to most of what they do, subtle / restrained.

Mar 10, 2016
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NoYouDidnt from Indiana

4.29/5  rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a clear golden color thick head. Smells of banana a bit, grass, lemony. Nice kind of Bready, banana, dry finish. Nice clean finish. This is a pretty nice Pils. I dig it.

Mar 05, 2016
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madelfonatree from Ohio

3.46/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottled February 9, 2016 enjoyed March 3, 2016. Purchased at Three Floyds and enjoyed in a MadTree pint glass.

Look - Pale yellow but see through body. Thick white large bubbled head. A lot of lacing. 4

Smell - Smells like a pilsner. I am not smelling any hop on any sort. Cracker and grass. 3

Taste - Grass. Cracker. Hop tingle and burn.

Feel - Alcohol has no burn. Too carbonated but expected for the style. High carbonation/low alcohol doesn't sit as well as low carbonation/high alcohol.

Overall - This is a good drinking beer. I am not sure I could tell the difference between Jinx Proof and Hopped in Half.

Mar 04, 2016
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thatoneguymike from Georgia

4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A totally unexpected 'normal' beer from the likes of FFF & Obituary. Light in color, mild in taste and dry & crisp in mouthfeel, this would be easy to toss back with no remorse.

Great for the style, not a bad beer by any means in general.

Mar 04, 2016
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BEERchitect from Kentucky

3.94/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Never afraid to step into the styles that are half the flavor of those in their not-so-normal lineup, this collaboration with Obituary provides a modernized hop flavor to an otherwise crisp, clean and snappy malt-forward pilsner beer.

Hopped in half pours with a more pronounced foam and froth cap than is expected by lager, but its brilliantly clear pale gold is on point with the style. A rounded scent of citrus, herb and spice is delicate but certainly not shy while its taste is supple with bread and confectioner's sweetness and with the twang of fresh yeast and dough.

With the malty taste sharpening, tightening and crispening to perfection, the sweetness fades and the remnants of cracker, biscuit and fresh bread remain. Lemon, grassy herbs, apple and a faint taste of sulfur all come together with its delicate hop, ester and fermentation character. A finish of cilantro, pepper and mint gives the lager a bitter, spicy and floral character that you don't see everyday in pale lager.

Its medium-light texture has a confident creaminess on the palate that thwarts thinning or watering while the lager dries completely. With a brief echo of biscuit malt the aftertaste is bright and cereal-like while the hop bitterness lingers of lemongrass and chive.

Mar 02, 2016
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DeFaz from Ohio

3.8/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a straw color with a large head. Good head retention and even better lacing. Smell and taste provide a bit more hop presence than what you'd like expect from Three Floyds, so there's plenty of biscuit flavor but also a touch of citrus. Feel is on the thick side for the style, again, no surprise given that this is Three Floyds. A bit too sweet in my opinion and overpriced ($9-$10/bomber), but worth trying, again because it's Three Floyds. Nothing too exciting here, but still good.

Mar 02, 2016
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Prager62 from Colorado

4.06/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A recent brewery purchase dated 2-9-16 poured in my Three Floyd's Teku glass.

Look- Pours a very sparkling and transparent deep gold leaving a very generous two fingers of creamy white foam.

Smell- Sourdough bread, yeast, floral aromatics, a faint amount of mango and melon.

Taste- Cereal grains and bread up front followed by some mild floral, citrus-melon flavor in the finish.

Feel- Crisp and clean like a quality pilsner with just a kiss of hop bitterness in the back.

Overall- A beautiful looking beer that is crisp, clean and refreshing with a subtle dose of hops adding some floral and mild citrus qualities. While it's pretty tame by Three Floyd's standards, I find it a nice change of pace and hope they continue it for the warmer months ahead.

Feb 28, 2016
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Trevor11 from Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Hopped in Half is a nice clean and crisp pilsner that adds a little bit of 3 Floyds signature hoppy bitterness to the mix. Definitely not as good as their IPAs but maybe my palate has evolved away from lighter beers. It is somewhat similar to Krombacher Pils which I would say is a big compliment.

Feb 25, 2016
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Nctide from Indiana

3.92/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bottled 2-9-16

Look: crystal clear, pale golden in color, white head that slowly dissipates

Smell: fresh noble hops, slightly floral

Taste: the hops are front and center with typical pilsner cracker/biscuit and a dry finish

Feel: medium/light body

Nothing fancy here, just a really well executed pilsner. The dry finish keeps you coming back for more

Feb 25, 2016
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PBRmeasap1980 from Indiana

3.78/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Very pale yellow, lots of carb, lacey white head
S- Lagering yeasts, grainy, sweet
T- Hoppy pale ale start, with metallic pilsner finish
F- Thin as a pilsner would be
O- I'm not the biggest fan of lagers/pilsners, but the load of hops in this made it palatable. The "session" nature of it made it easy drinking

Feb 23, 2016
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Wasted_Youth from Indiana

4.62/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

It's really unique. It first hits you with hops, oranges, and citrus. Then it leaves you with a whipped cream taste in your mouth. This honestly blew me away. And as usual it has that gumball finish you'd expect from three floyds

Feb 21, 2016
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Stevedore from Oregon

4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

650ml bottle, 2 weeks old. Served in a Three Floyds pint glass.

Pours a clear light golden body, two finger white head with great retention time, a lot of lacing. Smells of floral and earthy hops, cereal grain, biscuit. Flavour is similarly Pilsner-like; cereal, biscuit, bread, earth and grassy flavours pop out. A bit on the hoppier side, but remains balanced still. Mouthfeel is medium-lighter bodied; on the lighter side for pilsners with a mildly bitter hop bite that is very pleasant. A very drinkable hoppy APL, rated appropriately to style.

Feb 18, 2016
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