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RATINGS: 28   MEAN: 3.82/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 110   EST. CALORIES: 246   ABV: 8.2%
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The sweet, yet earthy tones of the hops seduce you with an alluring aroma. At 110 IBUs, this beer may intimidate, but fear not: once you dive in, the subtle malt profile and mellow sweetness of local honey rein it in. Your boldness is rewarded with intricate layers of hops, leaving you weak in the knees and eagerly anticipating your next sip. Youíll always remember your First Kiss.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dlbeer (771) - Wisconsin, USA - JUL 27, 2014
Tap at brewfest. Golden pour with white head. Smells of sweet malt and hops. Good hop flavor and bitter finish

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cbfobes (2287) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 25, 2014
Poured from 12oz bottle, pours a clear dark amber gold with a thin white head and lacing in the glass, aroma is hop forward with a little bit of sweetness that comes through as well, not bad, flavor has a floral and citrus front end with a smooth finish, abv is well hidden, nice $8 4 pack if you ask me, well done.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
akoeninger (413) - Wisconsin, USA - MAR 14, 2014
Great floral and earthy hop aroma. This is a good iipa. The hops are powerful but the honey and malt keep things from getting out of hand. A big hop taste that is piney and earthy. A good malt and honey flavor. This one is medium bodied with a long finish. This one can be a taste dominator. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kaser (2606) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 21, 2014
Poured from a bottle at burkes. Bitter and hoppy. Average. Has an off dank taste I don't like but isn't a flaw of the beer

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RespertFTW (520) - Michigan, USA - JAN 30, 2014
Bottle. Clear orange gold. Hop and candy aroma. Sweet candy flavor. Pretty smooth.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mittenator (1277) - Michigan, USA - JAN 27, 2014
Bottle. Gold with a beige head. Sweet hops and jelly bean aromas. Sweet and smooth with a bitter aftertaste.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brokensail (10738) - Orange County, California, USA - JAN 23, 2014
Bottle @ Richardís Tasting. Orange pour with a khaki head. Aromas of sweet orange, pine, and a bit of grapefruit zest. Some peach candy, grass, and a touch of celery salt. Bitter taste of pine and grass. Lots of orange and grapefruit. Mild peach and malt sweetness. Lightly floral and herbal hop notes to it as well.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
arkurzynski (1497) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 21, 2014
Deep amber pour. Nose of dry pine and citrus/grapefruit peel. Light caramel. Flavor gives a brief glimpse of honey flavor before giving way to a dry, bitter pine and grapefruit. Lingering dry pine bitterness and citrus rind. A bit drier than Iíd typically like, but this one grew on me. Really enjoyable.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
brifkin17 (13) - - JAN 14, 2014
Draft. I brought home two growlers of the First Kiss. One of the best Imperial IPAís Iíve ever tasted. Canít wait to see what else 3 Sheeps brews.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
aoe (2) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 18, 2013 does not count
Such a fantastic balance - not something you necessarily expect from a double IPA. There is a slight sweetness to equalize the hops without taking anything away from its potency. Love it!


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