Tortman18 (182) - Batavia, Illinois, USA - JUN 20, 2013
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Appearance is perfect. Very opaque golden with a small, frothy white head. Aroma is very citrusy. A lot of grapefruit and citrus hops. A mellow floral bite. A perfect mix of hops. Mouth is awesome. Very citrusy and incredibly hoppy. The sweetness of the lactose sugar is definitely present. A lot of different hops going on here. The texture is very creamy. Unique for an IPA.
indianabeerman (40) - Indiana, USA - JUL 7, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
pours golden with decent head. nose is citrus with some hops. taste is a nice balance of citrus with a bitter hop finish. very good beer
TXBadger (1222) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 26, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a nice clear golden color with white head. Citrus, pine, grapefruit, some grass, and a little sweet note comes in on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes with a nice hop bite.
DrnkMcDermott (2776) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - JUN 5, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Another high-test IPA that sat in my fridge for about two years. At least it stayed in my fridge, and seems not the worse for wear. Smell is mostly hops, but in the grapefruit and papaya mode. Light golden body, almost like a Bud until tI see the reddish highlights around the edges. Big, bold Imperial ale taste. Hops keep it very bitter, but still can’t disguise the extra sweetness on top of a big alcohol payload (and this was listed in RB as 9.5% abv when I got this). Geez, I think the last 3F’s bomber I had all to myself was a Dark Lord. This is equal in comparison as a different style/ Lighter in taste, I’d say, than a Hopslam, but still kind of thick and syrupy, leaving a coating along with the lace on the side of my IPA tulip. Holds up great when stored cool!
RickTStiles (696) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAY 7, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours pale hazy golden. Aroma is grape must and cream. Taste is lemon, cream. Finish is bitter sweet with citrus.
italarican (1470) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - APR 15, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared at the Foothills bottle share... thanks for setting it up, Mike! Plenty of grapefruit citrus notes and floral hops. Sweet cream and corn with bubble gum sweetness. Slight vegetal notes in the finish. Nice IPA.
Aubrey (3430) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - MAR 16, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very interesting beer. Intense citrus twang with a milky-like, honey-like sweetness at its core. Orange peel. Nutty and woodsy resin. Impeccably hidden big alcohol. Zingy hops. Curiously mild yet balanced bitterness. Soothing and smooth beer with many layers of flavor.
maneliquor (2995) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAR 1, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle cheers to Colin. Even reminded me it was from him with his name written on the lid in texter. Good stuff. Pours bright orange with a thick white cap on top. Fantastic lacing, so sticky. Nose is full of dank, stewed pineapple and major zesty citric notes. Taste is quite sticky and resinous with loads of cooked pineapple and grapefruit focus. Has a fantastic zing of spice and zest right on the back end which works a treat. Very tasty
tdoyledesign (172) - Michigan, USA - FEB 8, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a dark golden orange. Aroma is fantastic! Citrus, malts and a sugary back note. Taste is awesome. Smooth, citrus up front with some malt notes in the middle with a nice rush of the milk sugar that is out of this works. Mouthfeel is velvet smooth. Awesome, unique beer!
OKplus (787) - Oklahoma, USA - JAN 18, 2014
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A - Pours a mostly clear and light amber with a solid 2 finger cap on top. Retains very well and never quite vanishes.
S - Tangy dull citrus, yeasty bread, a mix of stone fruit and mango, smells sweet. Solid hops come to the forefront once warmed up a bit.
T - A multitude of citrus, tangerine, orange, mandarin, some lemon, sharp and zesty. Spicy floral jumps out in the middle along with a white bread malt backing and sweet caramel. The malt is sweet and hefty but lighter. (If that makes any sense) Mango comes in the mix along with a notes of pine that increases with bitterness toward the finish. Citrus oil is left on the aftertaste.
M - Medium bodied but seemed hefty, moderate carbonation, very soft and creamy feel, dry finish.
Great hops with a hefty but light malt backing. I liked the spiciness and it carried well with the all around citrus profile. Great mouthfeel as it tricks your palate trying to decide if it’s full or light. Glad I got my hands on one of these.
Serving type: bottle
Fredis23 (481) - Hickory Hills, Illinois, USA - DEC 24, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Opaque Hazy Orange, Lasting Huge Foamy Head, Decent Lacing. Surprisingly, Virtually No Aroma, Only Faint Hops. Initially Bitter and Light Booze then bitterness goes away or your Palate gets used to it. So The Further you get in your drink, there is no bitter, only sweet sugary Malt. Full Creamy Body. Real Smooth and Easy Drinker. Hides High ABV Well. Feels like only half of its actual 11%. Nice. Enjoyed It. Recommended...