fear025 (213) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - MAR 1, 2011
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at the Three Floyds brewpub.
Aroma:Very hoppy, grapefruit and orange aromas.
Appearance:Reddish-amber in color. Very little head.
Taste:Grapefruit, pineapple, apricot, peach. These flavors peak in the foretaste, and slowly dissipate in the aftertaste without turning bad.
Palate:Light to medium body with good carbonation. There’s a little astringency in the back of my throat from the hops.
Overall:This beer is quite hoppy and delicious. The new zealand hops (most likely citra) has made this quite an amazing beer that really pops.
SrSilligoose (3132) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - OCT 25, 2010
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: NOV 24, 2010 Tap at fff. Pours a dark copper red hue with a small frothy dirty white head. Aroma is quite floral with some awesome tangerine, orangepeel, and twangy, fruity, almost blueberry component. Leavin some sweet lace on the glass. Taste is more pine, grapefruit citrus forward with a hint of toasty caramel as an afterthought. Nice and dry. Crisp and clean. Well crafted for sure. Awesome,unique, thirst quenching beer that I wish more people could try, especially as fresh as this bad boy is. Would drink again.
just drank a growler of this. AWEsome beeer. would drink all the live long day.
hollardustin (327) - Indiana, USA - JAN 29, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at 3Floyds. Pours an orange amber with a medium creamy white head. The aroma is fruity, citrus, tangerine, and cereal. Taste is very fruity with lots of tangerine and candied orange notes. I spent my birthday at 3Floyds attempting to drink every beer on the menu that I hadn’t previously tried, and this one was my favorite. Just an all around great IPA.
NobleSquirrel (3437) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 7, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at fountainhead. Pours a very attractive bronze with an off-white head. Nose is super fresh and fruity hops. Nice guava and pineapple notes. Some lemon present as well. On taste, a very restrained and pleasant bitterness. Tons of tropical fruit and a nice malt backbone. Vintage Three Floyds. Fantastic IPA.
nuplastikk (4132) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 26, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Imperial pint at FFF. Deep amber-brown, looks filtered. Foamy beige head. Very nice aroma, this is my ultimate amber ale (?). Crisp, earthy hop tones excellently complementing and balancing he fruity amber malt. Dry and herbal but smooth malt tones too. Soapy, in the best possible way. Unique hoppy nuances. A completely sessionable Amber-APA hoppy red thing.
trumpetskid (106) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 19, 2012
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
the aroma on this beer is incredible. Floral, citrus hops. The hops are the star in this one, and the taste highlights the hops. Very delicious hoppy beer
mnurda (1087) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - OCT 25, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I am the wrong guy to be giving this the first rating. On tap at fff. Nicely hopped. Beat citrus finish. Loved it
phaleslu (5875) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 9, 2010
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Three Floyds, served in an imperial pint glass. Pours a cloudy red-amber color with a small, creamy beige head. Big aroma of herbal and floral hops, pine sap, citrus peel, caramel malts, and tropical fruits. Flavor is similar, but more citrusy and resinous, with grapefruit, pine resin, and some malts. Light-medium bodied, with moderate carbonation, a floral mouthfeel, and a bitter finish. Fresh and nice, and reminds me of a lot of the great beers I drank in Aotearoa itself last year.
Thechasm442 (287) - Wilmington, Illinois, USA - SEP 6, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is from old vague notes I dug out, sorry it is not very descriptive. The beer was a clear orangish color with a nice white head. Aroma and taste were both slightly piney, more grapefruit and orange citrus flavors. The New Zealand hops added an interesting note. There was some bread in the back as well. I remember it being fantastic, I just wish my notes were better, I think I had too many!
BBB63 (5746) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - OCT 31, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap: Poured a deep coppery hue with a nice frothy head and okay lace. The aroma has notes of tropical and citric fruits, some dank and herbal vapours, a bit of bready and caramel malts with a hit of pepper and allspice. The taste is moderately bitter and quite fruity with lots of mango and tangerine at first followed by white wine and some pineapple. The malt is pretty much just there as a minimalist supporting act. The finish is lightly hop spiced and a bit minerally. The mouth feel is sprite and refreshing. Overall a very nice brew that turned out much better than my homebrew using all NZ hops. A very hoppy Amber Ale if I do say so... aka it is really an IPA or at least a NZPA.