bubbleflubber (2167) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - NOV 12, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a milky golden hue into the glass, with a frothy head that leaves wispy soap lacing. Grapefruit and floral hops to the nose. Flavors are well-balanced between huge citric grapefruit notes, caramel malt and piney bitter hops. Ending on a citrus zest/rind/peel and hop note, this is a very complex and highly quaffable pull. It favors the bitter portion of the palate, rather than the substantial malty balance of the brew, which makes for a lively mouthfeel... somewhat active but hugely substantive. The ABV is hidden superbly in the integrated components. This is a really nice DIPA, seriously.
mcnealc31 (255) - Elida, Ohio, USA - NOV 7, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a hazy gold and the aroma is powerfully packed with piney hops. It is, indeed, powerful. I think I have some goosebumps. I even let out an audible “whoa”. That’s what 100IBUs will do to you. Loads of oily pine hops with more citrus late. Extremely bitter and dry. No attempt to hide the 9% ABV, either.Spicy hops become more noticeable as it warms.
This is one of those brews with no middle ground. You’ll either hate it or love it. Those who love bashing, punishing, over-the-top-hopped-brews won’t be able to get enough.
Atom (2170) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 7, 2011
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber pours a cloudy deep orange with a thin off-white head. Aroma is citrus, melon rinds, piney hops, and caramel. Taste is sweet caramel malts and floral into a stinging citrus and piney hops. Yum!
tennisjoel (1377) - Rochester, Minnesota, USA - NOV 7, 2011
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Picked this up in Indianapolis. Golden body beneath a smallish white head. Strong citrus and pine aromas. Full hops, my kind of beer. Nice and slightly spicy going down. FFF excels at hoppy beers and this is no exception. Slightly under Dreadnaught, but yet this is still world class.
Butters (4047) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - NOV 5, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Wow. Bitter. Very Bitter. Clear golden yellow pour with fair white head. Sweet pineapple citrus hop nose. Palate wrecker. But tasty. The finish is just a bit to alcoholic spicy burn. Still, good stuff.
tia (1814) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - NOV 5, 2011
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Yellow. Light aroma- a little spice? Very dry and hoppy. Yay! Nice long finish. A little tingly on the tongue.
Elwood (3336) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - NOV 5, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Serving: Bottle from Labonix. Thanks Zach! It pours a light gold color with a small light head. The nose is all hops with notes of oranges and pine needles. The flavor is all hops as well. Lots of pine, some resin, and light orange notes. Medium bodied with average carbonation and a long, bitter finish. While the Dreadnaught has balance, this brew is all about blowing your tongue off with hops. It was good, but sort a one trick pony.
jsquire (4167) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - OCT 31, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hazy golden color out of the bottle with a sticky off white head. Big hoppy nose with fresh pineapple, peach, hop resin and candied orange peel. Flavors of jam, orange peel, pineapple upside cake and hop flavored jolly rancher candied. There is a long hop burn in the finish. This seems a little thin for all the hops. Dreadnaught is better.
JoePeesie (924) - Long Lake, Illinois, USA - OCT 30, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
Very solid IIPA. Pours orange to brown with a whit head that clings to the glass nicely. Big hop profile mainly featuring citric and pine, with just enough malt to balance things out nicely.
Marheb (5021) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 30, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Juteux avec un penchant vers les agrumes sucrées, orange, tangerine. L’amertume est pas trop prononcé, pas certain d’avoir eu une bouteille fraiche mais quand même une très bonne DIPA.