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RATINGS: 530   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.9/5   SEASONAL: Summer   IBU: 100   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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%)

DrnkMcDermott's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DrnkMcDermott (2934) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - JUN 5, 2014
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!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
drpimento (2632) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 7, 2015
Very good. But I prefer malt sweetness to cow. Great hop qualities. Odd palate. I’d have again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RLiddell (78) - Valrico, Florida, USA - OCT 31, 2015
Bottle brought back from Milwaukee. Pour is a hazy, golden color. I do get much on the nose. Taste is subdued bitterness with a moderately strong malt character. Great mouth feel. Very nice imperial IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
zach8270 (3961) - Henrietta, New York, USA - OCT 8, 2015
(bottle - 22 oz) Copper pour with a thick white head. Surprising low amount of hops in the aroma. Tons of sweet malts with some caramel hints. Flavor has a big hop bite near the finish after a citrusy and malty forefront. Really smooth and a great aftertaste. [9/10/15]

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wlajwl (4924) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - SEP 9, 2015
Aroma is pine, citrus/fruit and malts. The flavor is citrus, pine needles, malts, milk smoothness and a bitter/tangy finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Whatup14 (1210) - Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 17, 2015
Bouteille 660ml, gracieuseté de msjpearson, Thanks Mike! Couleur orange trouble, mousse beige pâle laissant une dentelle baveuse. Arôme de houblon résineux, malt, pamplemousse, un peu poussiéreux, alcool. Goût de houblon résineux, touche florale, malt, bonne amertume, côté lactique, sucré, agrumes, l’alcool est habilement camouflé. Carbonatation moyenne, corps moyen-dense.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
arnold931 (1010) - Iowa, USA - AUG 14, 2015
Bottle. Pours golden with nice white head. Nose and taste is floral and citrus. Great.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
vandc01 (232) - North Branch, USA - JUL 30, 2015
Bomber gift from kaser. Slightly hazy dark yellowish color but an aroma that is evident as soon as you open the bottle. Very easy drinking DIPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
digrod (124) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 16, 2015
From bomber. Pours a golden color with medium head. Aromas of vanilla, pine nuts, and subtle fruit. Flavor absolutely explodes with demerara sugars, tropical fruits, and earthy. Just incredible. A+++++

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fraternie (947) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 16, 2015
Very floral and creamy body, showing crisp melon and grapefruit and an underbelly of chalky mineral flavors. Not quite up to the level of the Dreadnaught or Permanent Funeral in terms of either fruit or hop balance, but well done nonetheless.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mr_Abner (261) - Michigan, USA - JUL 5, 2015
Bottle. Pours an opaque apricot color with a modest white head. Aromas of cirtus, grapefruit, a malt sweetness, slight alcohol after it warms. Taste is moderately sweet with ample fruity hops up front; a slight bitterness creeps in towards the finish. Certainly not a bitter dipa. The alcohol is undetectable in the taste. A bit sweet for my tastes; makes it come across as a bit sticky.

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