dumontn (530) - St. Joseph, Michigan, USA - FEB 6, 2012
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours slightly hazy gold with some head and decent retention. Aroma is the DANKEST IPA Iíve every laid nose to. Pine, cedar, cheesy hop cones, some mango and honey but mostly smells like some medicinal chronic. Taste piney parmesean cheese, some grapefruit and tangerine, big cedar finish. Body is medium, creamy/dense, low carbonation, super long complex bitter cheesy hop finish, surprisingly balanced though. Overall, easily the best double IPA from the Floyds and certainly the best being brewed in the Midwest right now!
TimE (4533) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JAN 22, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy amber color. Big crystal malt, full body lots of caramel malt. Lingering Amber malty finish. Decent.
thedm (5281) - Fort Wayne, USA - DEC 10, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This bottled brew from a bottle shop poured a medium sized head of foamy finely sized white colored bubbles that were very long lasting and left behind a strongly carbonated slightly hazy dark yellow orange colored body and an excellent lacing. The mild aroma was spicy and dirty sock. The mild citrus mouth feel was tingly at the start and at the finish with a strong fruity aftertaste. The semi-sharp flavor contained notes of orange peel mild spice citrus and fruity. A decent one that I would consider drinking again.
corby112 (2804) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 9, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a very hazy, dark golden orange color with tangerine/apricot edges and a two finger white head that slowly settles into a thick, lasting ring. Good retention, taking a while to settle and leaving large streaks and spots of soapy lacing in its path.
Super dank, earthy hop aroma with resinous oils and juicy tropical fruit notes backed up by subtle caramel malt sweetness. Sticky kind buds, spruce tip and grassy pine sap dominate the nose but thereís a decent amount of sweetness from the juicy tropical/citrus hop character and caramel malt backbone. Lots of melon and candied orange peel with hints of grapefruit, mango, pineapple and blood orange. Caramel malt sweetness providing balance without interfering with the complex hop profile. Thereís also a touch of biscuit, grainy cracker and faint boozy sweetness. Smells really nice.
Medium body with an explosion of ridiculous dank, juicy hop flavor. Very dry and bitter up front with resinous oils and grassy pine needle flavor that lingers over the sweeter hop notes and malt backbone into a bone dry finish. The tongue coating earhy hop bitterness is quickly countered mid-palate by tropical/citrus fruit sweetness with strong hints of ruby red grapefruit, guava, mango, tangerine amd clementine. Sweet malt backbone with caramel, toffee, light toast and biscuit. Decent amount of alcohol sweetness/heat in the finish but the high ABV is relatively well masked. Although this beer is aggressively hoppy and one of the most bitter IPAs Iíve encountered, itís relatively well balanced with juicy sweetness and prominent malt flavors. Surprisingly easy to drink considering itís strength, ABV and aggressive flavor profile. Just an all around amazing beer.
koleminer20 (1489) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - NOV 27, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draft at Three Floyds after the Bourbon County debacle in Chicago. The pour is a foggy bright orangey gold with a thin cap of white head and solid, spectacular lace. The aroma is full of dank tropical fruits. It's great at first. A piney bitterness moves in and then a malty sweetness kind of brings up the rear. The flavor is heavy malts up front that slowly fade through a fruitiness and into a piney resin. It's really interesting but way too malty for me. The mouth feel is decent. There is a nice carbonation, relatively thick and velvety with a lingeringly bitter piney fruit finish. Not too shabby.
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ebone1988 (769) - Taylor, Michigan, USA - NOV 27, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Three Floydís with koleminer20. Aroma is floral hops, pine, tropical fruit, malty. Appearance is dark golden, off white head. Taste is malt forward, sticky, tropical fruit falling into pine and floral notes. Mouthfeel is thick, medium carbonation, sticky. Overall, itís pretty good but they could have done better.
Pailhead (6142) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - NOV 20, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap: The aroma consists of moderate citrus, pineapple, and grapefruit. Itís a transparent amber with a touch of haze. It has a small white head that fades to a thin film outlined by a slightly thicker ring. There is some sporadic webbing left on the sides of the glass. The flavor starts with moderate citrus and a touch of pineapple. The finish has moderate grapefruit and a touch of herbal hops. Itís medium bodied with light-moderate carbonation.
Ed5388 (2759) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - NOV 15, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bomber from trade with Omar. Poured a cloudy burnt orange color with a small foamy white head. Aroma of mainly old citrus and caramel malt. Taste of caramel malt, old citrus, lemon zest, toasted grains, and grass. I expect more from FFF IPAís. Wasnít impressed with this one!
Floback (547) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - NOV 14, 2015
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from Big Red Liquor, Indianapolis. Pours an opaque orange body with golden hues under a half-inch of off-white head that reduces to froth fairly quickly. Gorgeously enticing aroma of floral hops and citrus fruits, especially tangerine. A lot more citrus fruit in the flavor along with honey, a solid malty backbone, and finished with hops bitterness. Even more citrus lingers in the aftertaste. Flavor is clean as all hell. Medium carbonation and medium/full body. Damn good brew.
UDBeernut (2377) - Between JAX and SGJ, Florida, USA - NOV 12, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
enjoyed in my hotel room in Fort Wayne because why fucking not. massively floral and herbal. moderate bitterness with same herbal nature in the mouth. medium bodied.
zach8270 (4003) - Henrietta, New York, USA - NOV 5, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(bottle - 22 oz) Hazy orange pour with a thick white head. Grapefruit and herbal hops in the aroma. Flavor is sweet citrus at the start with a herbal and dry hop middle and a slightly bitter finish. [9/11/15]