3Faveryrogue (181) - Aslip, Illinois, USA - JUL 2, 2009
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Golden amber into tulip. Smells of citrus rind, grapefruit, caramel malt. Beautiful foamy off-white crown. First sip: Holy $hxT! 100 IBUs backed up. Mouth is semi oily. Fruity citrus hop bomb. And a good one. Lactose adds a nice creaminess. Though very astringent, a hop heads dream. ABV, bitter and drinkability could make this a repeat, if not for the cost and limited run.
jimbowood (1036) - Freeport, Georgia, USA - JUL 2, 2009
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from st.fun. Thanks josh! I new from the minute I popped the top that this one was gonna be good. Huge floral hop aroma filled the room. Despite the huge floral, citrus, resiny hop flavor, the lactose adds a nice creamy sweetness and complexity not noted in your average iipa. Very good and very fresh.
GranvilleTim (1415) - Granville, Illinois, USA - JUN 29, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Amber pour with a white head. Aroma of fruity hops, somewhat like pineapple. Nice hoppy ale- creamy, has a bit of a bite. It leaves a nice hoppy, malt flavor. Nice lacing.
Iceman82 (32) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 29, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Three Floyds does it again! Aromas of peach, mango, pine and big caramel malts mix with a unusual sweet smell. flavors of caramel and toffee blend with an some intense hops. Its very sweet for an IPA and almost reminds me of a barleywine. The lactose sugar gives the beer a certain "creaminess" and really drags the hops across your tongue. Its got an unusual mouthfeel to it....like a hop milkshake. Reminds me of the Dreadnaught!! Check it out!!
BrewDad (4582) - Olympia, USA - JUN 29, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Liquid Sunshine VII Tasting – Kirkland, WA
Aroma: Big Hops aroma with grapefruit coming out.
Appearance: Golden Yellow in color, Clear with a thin head.
Flavor: Big malt with a good amount of hops added. The fruit flavors where very nice.
Palate: Dry finish, with a Good Mouthfeel.
Overall: Great strong IIPA loved the flavors this is a beer to seek.
scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - JUN 29, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks BVC! Stiff and sturdy resiny hops, bright gold. Rich leafy intense hop character. Simply yummy.
after4ever (5845) - Brier, Washington, USA - JUN 28, 2009
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
22, capped and waxed (IIRC). Thanks, BVC! Pours a crystal clear medium gold with a dense, creamy tannish head. Webby, foamy sheets of lace. Big mango and peach nose. Creamy medium carb, and plenty of it. Doughy caramel malts, peach, mango on the mid-palate. Mild finish. Nice earthy, leafy alternative to the citrus versus pine DIPA dichotomy. Hides the booze well, borderline refreshing, which is amazing given the big body and the big booze payload.
beernbourbon (1247) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - JUN 26, 2009
3.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pour is crystal clear copper color with medium cream colored head. Aroma is bursting with citrus hops and light malt. Marshmallow aroma also peeks though. Flavor is far sweeter than I expected. Citrus hops present but not as prominent as in aroma. Flavor has a bit of an off flavor somewhat akin to nutra-sweet. It kind of lingers for a bit during the middle of the beer. Luckily the finish is more citrus hop flavor with a touch of the lactose flavor coming through. I think the off flavor is unbalanced lactose coming through, it kind of goes away as I continue to drink the beer, thank goodness for that. Ends up being pretty darn good.
hopscotch (8458) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUN 26, 2009
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle… Pours clear and golden with a small, creamy, white head. Smells an awful lot like Dreadnaught, but with a whisper of lactic acid - not lactose. Full-bodied and a touch motor-oily with tingly carbonation. All the hop flavor of Dreadnaught is here, but not nearly the hop bitterness or bite. Lots of toffee sweetness, but not enough to balance this bad boy out, much less tilt it toward the sweet side. Basically, a dumbed down version of Dreadnaught, but not necessarily for the worse. Certainly, more acrid in the aroma, flavor and finish than its big brother. Winds up very dry. Ballsy brew! Many thanks to tjthresh for shipping this bottle to me!
BeerBunker (709) - Burbank, Illinois, USA - JUN 25, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
220z bottle. Pours deep orage with an off-white head. Aroma is of juicy hops, pine, caramel, and malt. Taste is of very juicy hops, bubblegum. citrus, pine, and sugar. Lots of grapefruit in this one. Biscuity malt backbone. Has a very sweet, alomost sugary, lingering hop bite. The whole beer comes off as rather buttery. Big alcohol presence, adds a strong bitter alcohol feel to each sip. Mouthfeel is very buttery. I really liked this one.