219 | 3 Floyds Brewing Co.

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72 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
3 Floyds Brewing Co.
Indiana, United States
3floyds.com

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.60%

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

Added by MasterSki on 12-14-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
72
Reviews:
11
Avg:
4.14
pDev:
15.94%
 
 
Wants:
6
Gots:
2
For Trade:
0
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5/5  rDev +20.8%

Photo of Thorpe429
4.62/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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.

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Photo of ahalloin
4.59/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at the brewpub.

Pours a clear golden fluid with white lacing. Decent retention keeps a thin ring atop the beer.
The smell is quite awesome. Powerful pungent hops with notes of grapefruit peel, apricot, and a cannabis floral nature.
The beer is super drinkable with a smooth malty backbone accompanying a resiny hop flavor over the top. Lovely stuff!
The beer is as smooth as 'the Fonz', seriously. No burs, just straight balance with little bitterness and low carbonation.
Overall this is a great pale ale. Very interesting.

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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of cfrances33
4.35/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

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Photo of soze47
4.32/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had on draft at the FFF brewpub on 12/17/11 in a pint glass. Reviewed from notes.

Nice light looking APA. Yellowish body with orange highlights. Lots of hop aromas and flavors in the nose. Orange, grapefruit, grass, flowers, and some pine all present themselves.

This is a very easy drinking and great tasting light weight. The hops from the nose are all given a sweet wash by the malt. There is a remarkable lack of bite or bitterness in this beer, proving you don't have to pack a palette wrecking bitterness into every hoppy beer in order to make it remarkable.

Liked this beer a lot and would drink it all the time if it were in sixers down the street from my house.

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Photo of TroopScoop
4.3/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Light orange in the light. Gorgeous full-bodied head. I'm kind of excited.

S: citra hoppy goodness, and a whole lotta sweet backing it up. Never experienced this before.

T: really interesting. Starts out with a kiss of hops, ends with a load of sweet malts, & citrus tones throughout. Its not very strong in any particular sense, just soft enough for a great session beer.

M: no complaints here. Same good stuff FfF always puts out. Just enough carbonation, and the taste lingers just enough to entice you for morel

O: ya know what, I think this is one of the better beers I've had to eat with food. A fantastic session beer, and will probably order one with food every time - at least a half pint.

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Photo of MasterSki
4.3/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

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4.29/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 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.

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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of Sean9689
4.18/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

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219 from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
4.14 out of 5 based on 72 ratings.
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