I recently finished a book on Robert E. Lee. It was about 700 pages, but what I enjoyed was that it included the text from his letters to his family during the Civil War. It gave the book a lot more context. Even though it was long, it took me about 3 days to finish it. Let’s get to the beer.
Style: American Pale Ale
Trivia: According to the brewery website, “A bold yet balanced American Pale Ale with slight caramel sweetness and aggressive citrus hoppiness. This is our flagship beer.”
Random: Three Floyds is finally getting distribution around Jersey, so all of the beers that I have wanted to try for years are finally here.
The beer poured with a one finger, white head. It dissipated slowly and left a lot of lacing on the glass. The body was a pleasing golden yellow color with low carbonation visible. The nose was very earthy, with lots of grass and piney hops. There was a touch of grain as well, but not much. The taste was equally earthy. There was a lot of grass and pine along with some wet earth. I got some pineapple as well. The body was on the medium side with generous carbonation. It had a sticky piney finish that hung around forever. After waiting years to try this beer and hearing about all of the hype, I was concerned that the beer would be only alright. Needless to say, this beer was outstanding and deserving of all of the hype. This one is worth searching out.
Untappd Rating: 4.5/5.0