ben4321 (3916) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAR 20, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Location: 22 oz bottle from Binny’s Beverage Depot (Naperville), 3/20/11
Aroma: It has a hoppy aroma of tangerine, grapefruit, pineapple, and some light spice
Appearance: It pours a cloudy golden-orange color with a small white head to it
Flavor: The taste is much like the nose, citrus fruit sweetness with a nice hop bitterness
Palate: The mouthfeel is well-rounded with a medium-full body and a very nice drinkability
Thanks for flying this one from Chicago to Hoboken for me Sammy! This is another 3 Floyds brew that I was really excited to get my hands on. This stuff is quite good, and I enjoyed drinking it. It has that familiar 3 Floyds hop quality that you can taste in all their beers, and it is something I really enjoy. This one isn’t quite as good as Dreadnaught, but that is hardly a knock, it is still really great stuff.
pacond (187) - Muncie, Indiana, USA - MAR 16, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I had this bomber from the UPS man! Fits right in with all the other 3floyds IPA’s. The clarity of the beer is boss as well as the color, aroma. Hoppy dry finish, not too boozy, nothing that is gating on my palate. If anything this beer has the potential to be very fruity ,citrusy and tropical.
I would love to get super fresh to sample for comparison. I didn’t pay for this beer, and I bet it was a nice chunk of change...
dimenhetfield (2487) - , Florida, USA - MAR 16, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On draft at Hunaphu’s release. Dark amber color with a thin bubbly head. Aroma is full of hops and citrus. Flavor has a good malt backing but is not overly dominated by hops. A great treat to have at the release.
ekoerper (589) - Iowa, USA - MAR 15, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma: lots of floral hops, tropical fruits (mango), citrus. Also some subtle malt character in the nose hiding behind the hops.
Appearance: golden-orange with some haze, nice white head with low-moderate retention, dissipates to a ring fairly quickly.
Flavor: follows the nose with citrus and tropical fruits, crystal malts, a bit toasty. Goes down way too easy for a 9% beer, dangerously tasty.
Palate: medium body, slightly sticky, medium carbonation, very smooth.
Overall: easy to forget the alcohol content and get carried away with the taste, great brew.
BMan1113VR (7858) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAR 13, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle via ba: billschmeinke. Pours with a hazed golden body with a white head. Aromas are hoppy: pine, citrus, gooseberry, papaya, guava and alfalfa. Flavors are bitter, grassy, citrus, hay, marmalade and guava. Lively bubbles. Dry finish. Enjoyable. Lingering bitterness.
Skinnyviking (7062) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 13, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Medium high fluffy white head. Slightly hazy yellow body. Apple pear mild aroma. Lovely bitter flavor with fruity notes of peaches apæples and oranges and a dusty dry note of notes based on an acidic lemon grape fruit on a fair amount of hops and a long bitter aftertaste. Low carbonation.
Defreni (2602) - Husum, DENMARK - MAR 13, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Flaske: Klassisk amerikansk IIPA. Især i Danmark mister de lidt på rejsen, men stadig en dejlig øl. Masser af maltsødme på denne orange øl med et fint skumhoved. Bitterheden er fin opbakning til den massive sødme. Ikke så god som den anden IIPA jeg har fået fra three floyds men bestemt drikbar.
queenholly (2920) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - MAR 8, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz bottle. Light hazy orange with a small white head. Aroma is pronounced grapefruit hops and some caramel malt. Tastes like is smells.. grapefruit balanced by a malty sweetness, lingering hop finish. Medium bodied. Another nice 3Fs brew.
Beerowulf (74) - , Indiana, USA - MAR 8, 2011
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber. Alot of citrus and hops. More than the Dreadnaught. ABV very well hidden. Another absolute winner of a brew by Three Floyds, but I still prefer the Dreadnaught. Can’t go wrong with this, though.
hombrepalo (1828) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 7, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle from Whole Foods. Been wanting to try this for a while. Pricey son of a bitch. Pours hazy dark yellow with white head. Big grapefruit rind aroma with cramel. Lightly sweet grapefruit flavor with lots of bitterness. Medium body with moderate carbontion and a resinous mouthfeel. Very nice but didn’t think the the price fit the beer and not up to the dreadnaught level.