Three Floyds Brewing
American Pale Ale
Uses only Michigan Grown Hops
Very balanced aroma…starts with a nice sweet floral hops. The malt comes in quickly to balance it out with a nice caramel and earthy scent. Like many of the Three Floyds offerings, this beer’s hop aroma announces a quality product; one just wishes it wouldn’t fade so quickly.
Dark golden color, almost orange. Incredible clarity that makes the beads of condensation look like a commercial or the ModernThirst logo, if you will (I will and I just did).
The notes in the aroma hold true in the flavor department. More malty and less hoppy than you would expect, however you need to remember that this is an APA and not an IPA. The hops give a somewhat sweet apricot and citrus flavor. The malts are pronounced and there are more caramel and dark malts than many other APAs. There is a very clean yeast fermentation that gives this beer a great drinkability.
Smooth, nice small bubbles. Not overly heavy. Based on the flavor profile, it could be heavier
I refrained from announcing this in the beginning of this review, but Three Floyds deserves the hype. They make some incredible beers in many styles. I like their use of hops, usually this means the IPAs are great, which they are, but they do a very good job with incorporating hops regardless of the style. Man-O-Awe is an incredibly balanced beer. It’s stays true to the APA style without blending in with the crowd. Their Flagship beer, Alpha King, may be the better balanced beer, but Man-O-Awe is probably has more wide appeal. It has something for everyone; hops, malts, and drinkability. I want this beer to be readily available in 6 packs or on taps. I still want it to have more of those Michigan hops (don’t tell the Ohio State fans).