Hair6a11 (1229) - Illinois, USA - NOV 27, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at the local option, pour is light golden with an average white head. Nice retention on this one - aroma is big and juicy citrus and pines hops. Nice creaminess from the head; the flavors are much bigger on the malt side than I would have ever dreamed. For better or for worse I guess. It shares character with dreadnought but focuses much more on the earthy caramel malt element, which does blend well with the heavy pines hops, orange, grapefruit. Nice. But call me biased (big dreadnought fan)
MrChopin (2763) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - NOV 24, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Light gold, thin white head. Nose is bright, light citrus and orange. Sharp grapefruit, orange, and caramel flavor, overly sweet with a grapefruit linger in finish. A bit sweet and murky, as if not quite fresh.
craftbeerdesign (2132) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 23, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
tasting on 11/20/10. golden pour with a 1 finger white head. big citrus hop nose. medium body with some spice and floral notes throughout. bitter finish with some light apple notes lingering.
AWISLguy (915) - Wisconsin, USA - NOV 22, 2010
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAY 27, 2013 Rerate on tap at Firkin. Pours orangey with a white head. Aroma has fresh fruit, pine and grass, with caramel. Taste is of fresh fruit, citrus and solid caramel back. Far better fresh on tap than originally. Original rating: Bomber from Discount in Waukesha. Pours a hazy orange-yellow with floaties. Aroma is peaches, sweet honey and hops. Taste is strongly sugar peach with great bitterness at the end, muted alcohol. A nice solid double ipa, however a bit disappointing, as I always expect something distinctive from 3 Floyds. 8-3-8-4-15 originally
manny57 (162) - Battle Creek, Michigan, USA - NOV 21, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Had on draft at FFF brewpub. Not too bad for a double, but fairly cookie-cutter in my opinion. There was nothing that really jumped out at me.
Having said that, a good brew, but have had better.
Luckyhank (32) - California, USA - NOV 21, 2010
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pretty good IPA, though falls just short of the pantheon currently occupied by Dreadnaught, White Knuckle, and Pliny the Elder. The aroma is just about perfect, with a heavy dose of hops and swirls of fruit and pinecombs. The taste doesnít quite live up to the aroma and there is a little too much bite on the lips. (Note: I drank this in November, about five months after this was bottled. Maybe a fresher bottle would have pushed this IPA into immortality.)
jkwood04 (2932) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 21, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle in a shaker. Nice hoppy aroma and flavor. Similar notes as the Dreadnaught by Three Floyds, but the texture isnít the same. The hoppiness is very good though.
JulienHuxley (2141) - Hilversum, NETHERLANDS - NOV 21, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle thanks to 12many. Hazy yellow pour, thin veil of white foam. Potent mango-pine aroma, classic strong IPA aromas but really on the fruity side. The flavors blend very well, you can certainly feel the bitterness, but there is also a lot of strong sweet fruity flavors to compensate, I got practically no alcohol flavors. Palate is good, a bit slick but very enjoyable nonetheless. Definitely one of the better IIPAs Iíve had.
wedgie9 (1664) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 19, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tasted from a bomber bottle purchased at Lush Roscoe. Pours hazy yellow orange with a thick white head that leaves thick lace. The nose is pine resin hops with orange oil, and a cardamom-like spice. The flavor is pine and earthy hops with orange oil, and that same cardamom-like spice. The body is medium with average carbonation and a long bitter and orange oil finish.
beernbourbon (1213) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - NOV 19, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to a buddy in milwaukee. Pour is lightly hazy golden yellow with a small white head. Aroma is mostly resinous hop with a light citrus component as well. Also light pineapple and floral notes with a very subtle malt profile. Flavor is pine and resinous hop with a light malty sweetness that keeps it reasonable. For me, the flavor is cohesive despite the rather bitter hop profile, however it is a bit one dimensional. Solid, but not exceptional.