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RATINGS: 494   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.89   SEASONAL: Summer   IBU: 100   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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This complex double India pale ale has an intense citrus and floral hop aroma balanced by a velvety malt body which has been augmented with lactose milk sugar. With this different take on an IPA we have brewed an ale that is both pleasing to drink and, once again, “not normal.” Cheers! 100 IBU 11.0%ABV (used to be 9.5%)


5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Daveh (14) - - JUL 15, 2012
Very Smooth IPA with a slightly sweet after taste. Would definitely recommend with you like IPA. Awesome. Three Floyd’s nailed it again.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
johnnyhotpants (9) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 15, 2012 does not count
Had on tap at three Floyd's brewpub. The initial smell of this is amazing, plenty of flavors going on - citrus, being pretty pronounced. First sip is great. Seriously a perfect beer - cant wait to drink it again. One of the best I've ever had. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
stk16189 (11) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUL 20, 2013
Three Floyd's does it again. This beer pours a nice golden color. The hops are well-balanced. And its simply amazing ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
patrickfannon (1239) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 7, 2010
Bottle. 25.4 oz. Courtesy of Vinny. Pours a deep honey with a small amount of sediment settled at the bottom of the glass and a thick, pillowy white head. Aroma is soft, gentle, and welcoming; notes of juicy hops, grapefruit, honey, vanilla, wheat, and a slight hint of Granny Smith apple tartness. Full, yet outrageously supple and tender body, with a chewy, perfectly sweet palate. Finish is mellow and very slightly bitter, which complements the intial sweetness nicely. Outstandingly executed Imperial IPA. My favorite in the style thus far.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
fear025 (213) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - JUL 6, 2010
Aroma:Tons and tons of grapefruit. Appearance:This beer is very orange in color, and it’s pretty hazy. The foam lingers a long time. Taste:Heavy citrusy hops in the foretaste. This is a hugely bitter beer, that showcases what a DIPA can be. As a homebrewer, I’ve experienced that dry hops can taste a whole lot different than the flavor they eventually impart, in this beer though, the flavor comes through like some of those dry hops that I’ve smelled in the past. The midtaste of this beer is very sweet from the lactose, and the sweetness stays on my tongue through the aftertaste, with the hops still very much present. Palate:Very thick and rich mouthfeel. It’s got enough carbonation to Overall:This is a fantastic beer that really showcases what Three Floyds does well: Hops!

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
wnewberr (100) - Huntersville, North Carolina, USA - NOV 5, 2012
Fantastic. Very fruity aroma. Taste full of fruit notes but they do not hide the maltiness too much (or the lactose sugar). Full body.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Joelly3d (40) - Kentucky, USA - JUL 27, 2013
This is a great beer. The further through it you get the more it's complexity reveals itself. One of the best ipa's I've ever had. Full bodied but not overwhelming and the lactose provides some smoother qualities normally found in stouts. Go getem. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
jstraw (1913) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 25, 2011
UPDATED: JUL 27, 2011 Draft at Jerry’s. Hazy golden with big. flotsam, white head / Nose of sweet citrus, cream, bubblegum, and cut pine / Medium body, moderately sweet with soft carbonation (creamy), with great balance and long, biting, bitter, finish / Flavors of grapefruit, orange, passion fruit, bubblegum, caramel, and cut pine / Great stuff.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
nakedsports (4) - Independence, Missouri, USA - SEP 12, 2011 does not count
Thanks to my Father-in-Law for grabbing a 22oz. on his last trip to Chicago and bringing it all the back to Kansas CIty to share with me. Poured in a tulip glass. The appearance was a hazy orange color with a beautifully laced off white head. The aroma was full of citrus and sparkle. This ale was well carbonated and danced all over my taste buds. The feel was very malty and full bodied. The taste was balanced with carmelized malt and a full array of hops. This ale started with a bang and finished with a kaboom. World class ale for sure. Don’t ever pass a chance to try this one.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
DoublEE (784) - South Euclid, Ohio, USA - JUL 18, 2012
Pours a slightly hazy apricot color with a nice big, creamy two finger white head with excellent retention. topped by a massive, creamy, white head that displays exceptional retention and coats the upper reaches of the glass in thick lacing. This is no small feat considering the high ABV. Spectacular!! Sweet, sticky caramel, brown sugar and orange blossom honey are prominent, followed closely by citrus notes from the hops… lemon, orange, and grapefruit. The lush, tropical aroma finishes with a hint of pine. This interplay results in a beautifully balanced olfactory experience. No surprises here…the palate follows the nose. An initial sweetness of caramel and light brown sugar is followed up by the citrus of the hops, floral notes, pine resin and a light herbal quality. The bitter grapefruit bite is quickly dissolves into a pleasant bready malt flavor and a lactose quality. Not what one would expect from an Imperial IPA. Medium bodied and creamy. Velvety smooth on the palate. Alcohol is well-hidden by the milk sugars. Quite a pleasant experience. A Three Floyds experiment that results in a grand slam. This is one of the most unique imperial IPA’s I’ve ever had. Dangerously smooth and drinkable, the sweetness of the milk sugar added some great malt flavors that balance nicely with some great citrus and piney hops. The aroma and taste match up perfectly, and the high ABV is hidden nicely. You definitely want to get this one fresh.


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