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Third Eye Pale Ale by Steamworks Brewing Co.
American Pale Ale
7.00 % ABV


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Review by joe1510 on 05/12/10  
 
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
70 2 7 15 4 7 2010
12oz Bottle

Best by 5/08

Received this in a recent trade with russpowell, thanks again for another brew impossible to find around here. Third Eye is a fairly clear burnished copper with streams of slow rising carbonation making its way through the body. A fingers worth of clean white head grew on the pour and faded rather quickly to a solid cap leaving sticky lacing on its way down. Patchy here and sheeted there. This is a good looking beer.

The aroma is a bit unusual and unique for an IPA. The citric hops in the nose lean towards orange rind and apricot, there's some spicy alcohol in there that seems to help the hoppiness pop. The thing that's a little more unique is the malts involved. While there's a bit of caramel the dominant maltiness comes in the form of lightly toasted grain which I don't find too often in IPAs. The alcohol seems to grow as it warms but I like it.

The flavor follows what the nose suggested, for the most part. The orange is upfront but more soft and mellow then the nose suggested, it's also met with a slight floral quality. There's an apricot zing in the middle I'm starting to really enjoy. The toasted grains aren't as prominent as the nose suggested but they are still there along with a bit of caramel. I wasn't so sure about Third Eye at first but as it warms I start enjoying it more and more.

There's not a lot of noticeable carbonation present but what is there keeps the body smooth and creamy. Sports a medium body with a bit of zesty carbonation on the back of the tongue. The body fits the beer pretty well.

This is a drinkable and increasingly enjoyable IPA. There's not a huge bitterness to hamper the drinkability nor does the alcohol get in the way. I could see myself drinking a few of these in a sitting.

I wasn't all that fond of this beer when I first cracked it open but the more I drink the more I like. Now that I'm at the end of the glass it turned out to be an enjoyable experience I wouldn't mind having again. Thanks again Russ!


Reviewed: 5/16/08

Served In: Pint Glass

Review by tavernjef on 07/10/08  
 
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
72 3 7 14 4 8 2008
Clear bodied dark honey with golder edges. Smooth and smallish capping of frothy whitish foam sits atop for a bit before fading to ever present amount of foamy skimming. Lots of draping sheets lace the glass well.

Aroma is dullishly sweet with a tad of floralness and a touch of peach pit fruityness. All in all clean, but not as big as on the nose as it could be.

Taste is pale of the pale ale variety thats found to be quite common among lesser company as its low and unimpactfully plain. Dullishly sweet notions are wrapped in a low steamed leafy/floral hop tone thats a bit light. Clean, buttery soft and soothing pale malt with a crisp toasted edge thats quick in the middle. Ends short with a titch of dryish leafyness of hops and a pinch of citric bite dryness and very slight bittering note. Gave it the benefit of being a bit better then average as it does have a slightly enjoyable complexity to it.

Body is crisp and smooth and quite quenchably easy to down. Seems about medium with a clean yet tiny biting carbonation as it softens some in the middle to end where then the finish is lightly complexing with some decent hoppy effects going on as described in the tastes.

An OK to goodishly solid Pale ale that drinks easy enough but good use a boost of brewing extras to draw up that impactful impression.

Served In: Pint Glass

Review by Tip Top on 05/01/08  
 
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
62 2 7 13 3 6 2008
A - Clean dark golden/amber colored body with a few bubbles floating about. Head is slightly off white and a bit fizzy. Not much retention.

S - Getting a corn syrup sweetness right up front. Sort of a grassy hoppiness in the background. Grainy and cereal aroma.

T - Taste is not huge corn syrup like in the smell. Starts off with some cereal like graininess with a bit of a bready way about it. Hops come in very herbal and grassy.

M - Medium bodied with easy going carbonation.

Overall - Nothing special here, but I will tell you that I was just in the mood for something sessionable with all the big beers I have had lately. Hit that spot for me.

Price: $1.50 Served In: Pint Glass

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