3 Floyds LazerSnake

I’ve been spending more time in Pennsylvania lately and one of the more exciting things that happened around Philly Beer Week is that they are getting in beers from 3 Floyds. I think because the market is getting more competitive every day, we’re starting to see some distribution from breweries that would never send beer here a few years ago. I’m definitely excited to get their beers with more frequency. It took a business trip out to Ohio for me to try their libations 3 years ago.

ABV: 7%

Style: American IPA

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “LazerSnake is a good old-fashioned Indiana Pale Ale. Special Bavarian hops and Indiana malt give LazerSnake its smooth non-filtered appeal to all craft beer and macro enthusiasts.”

Random: This beer comes in at 55 IBUs.

The beer poured with a one finger, white head. It dissipated at a moderate pace and left very little on the glass. The body was a slightly cloudy yellow with a decent amount of carbonation visible. The nose was almost like a throwback IPA. I picked up lots of pine with a touch of caramel malt. There was some grass as well. The taste was much of the same. It had a lot of pine sap and grass to it. There was some sweetness from the caramel malt as well. The body was on the medium side for thickness with a lot of carbonation. It had a lengthy finish with pine sap. I thought this was a good beer and it went down easily. It didn’t pull any punches, but I would definitely have it again.

Untappd Rating: 3.5/5.0

Three Floyds Gumballhead

While I was out in Ohio, my buddy Scotty took me to a Blue Jackets game. We ended up getting tickets for $25 a pop and were about 10 rows up from the glass. I parked by his apartment in the Short North so we could grab dinner first and walk down to the arena. When I saw this beer on tap (which I had been searching out for years), I knew I had to review it.


ABV: 5.6%

Style: American Pale Wheat Ale

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “An American wheat beer with a refreshing, crisp citrus finish. This delicious session beer is brewed with boatloads of Amarillo hops.”

Random: This is one of the few beers that lived up to the hype.

The beer poured with a one finger, pure white head. It took awhile to dissipate and left some lacing on the glass. The body was surprisingly clear for the style with moderate carbonation visible. The color was light orange. The nose was really hoppy with a lot of grass and some pine. It also had a lot of citrus, specifically tangerine and some mango as well. There was very little wheat to the beer. The taste was equally hoppy and there was still very little wheat presence. It had grass, hop resin, mango, pineapple and orange juice. The body was light with a lot of carbonation. The finish was quick and grassy. The flavors that I got from this beer were not even close to what I was expecting. Despite that, I was impressed by this one. I wish it was distributed to Jersey so I could have it again.

Untappd Rating: 4.5/5.0

Three Floyds Robert The Bruce

One of the things that I noticed when living out of a hotel was how much I missed my washer and dryer. I do enjoy doing laundry, plus I have an irrational fear when traveling that I will run out of clothes, although the longer I stayed out there, the fewer clothes that I would bring out there. This was a beer that I bought at Hop Yard 62 to bring back to the hotel room, since I was trying to have as many Three Floyds beers as possible.


ABV: 6.5%

Style: Scottish Ale

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “A full-bodied Scottish-style Ale with a well-rounded malty profile and roasted biscuit-like notes.”

Random: This comes in at 24 IBUs.

The beer poured with a half a finger of thick, beige colored head. It dissipated slowly and left some lacing on the plastic cup. The body of the beer was a dark sienna color and clear with moderate carbonation visible. The nose started with cola and quickly went into sweet, caramel malt, toffee, brown sugar and some molasses. The taste was definitely malt forward and followed the nose. The cola note was more subdued than in the nose, but the sweet, brown sugar and molasses notes followed next. It had some prunes and dark fruit as well. The body was on the medium side with moderate carbonation. It had a lengthy and sweet finish with the malts. Scottish ales are typically not my favorite style, but I thought this was a solid one that ended my night. I would have this again.

Untappd Rating: 4.0/5.0

Three Floyds YumYum

I managed to find a craft beer bar that was between my work site and my hotel. They had 20 taps and rotated them pretty often. They also had this beer on tap my first day there, so I took it as a good omen, especially since I was on the hunt for Three Floyds beers.


ABV: 5.5%

Style: American Pale Ale

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “Welcome to flavor country. This Pale Ale has just the right malt backbone to support an explosive juicy hop profile. Derived from a new blend of proprietary hops. We hope you’ll enjoy it. Cheers!”

Random: This beer came in at 63 IBUs.

The beer poured with a half a finger of thick white head that dissipated slowly. The head almost looked like wet, white bread. The body was very hazy and yellow in color. I couldn’t see anything through it. There was only slightly carbonation visible because of the haziness. The nose was really grassy with a lot of pine. It was more like an IPA than a pale ale. It also had a lot of tropical fruit. The taste was awesome. It was really juicy and grassy and hoppy. There was mango along with pineapple and a touch of malt at the end. It had a medium thick body with high carbonation. The finish was lengthy with tropical fruit. This beer was just outstanding. The only bad thing is that I can’t get it here. If you can get this beer, do so as quickly as possible.

Untappd Rating: 4.5/5.0

Three Floyds Boogoop

This was a brew I had on Saturday with Katie. I got this nasty virus on Saturday which involved not being able to keep anything down, which meant that I was completely and totally unproductive. Very annoying. But, once I felt decent, I had to open a brew. I mean, it was Saturday night and this was one that I was very excited to try. Especially because I tend to really like Mikkeller and I’ve never had anything from Three Floyds. Let’s pop this bad boy open.

ABV: 10.4%

Style: Wheatwine

Trivia: According to beerpulse.com, “Please join us for the Chicago release of Boogoop, a collaboration beer between Mikkeller and Three Floyds. The fourth collaboration between these breweries, Boogoop is a Buckwheat Wine, weighing in at 10.4% ABV.”

Random: This is a collaboration brew between Three Floyds and Mikkeller.

This brew poured with a huge and fluffy three finger off-white head. It dissipated painfully slow and left a huge amount of lacing on the glass. The body was a hazy mahogany color with no visible carbonation on it, due to the color. The nose had a decent amount of booze, a bit of wheat and hops. This almost smelled like a boozy IPA. The taste was unique. It started with a dose of sweetness, quickly followed with a generous amount of hops. There was a little bit of wheat, but not much. I honestly didn’t know what to make of this beer. The body was on the medium side with low carbonation. The finish was long with some booze warming on it. The booze was also very apparent on the taste. I would say that this beer was interesting, but I just don’t completely get it. It reminded me a little more of a barleywine than a wheatwine, but I would have it again.

Untappd Rating: 4.0/5.0