ryecatcher (1239) - Bridgeport, Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 23, 2011
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
My favorite from 3F’s, and a massive DIPA chock full of mango and citrus in the nose and mouth. Ridiuclous amount of hops (not a bad thing). Pours a bright orange-gold with decent head retention. A warmth from the alcohol, but not unpleasant, complex throughout and worth every penny. Buyer beware though: this is definitely not one for the faint of heart.
Drake (11469) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - AUG 19, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber from the brewery. Correction.... FREE bomber from the brewery. Thanks guys. Pours a hazy orange color with a medium sized fizzy head. Decent head retention and lacing. Aroma of citrus and tropical hops, melon notes and a leafy finish. The taste is like biting into a grapefruit. Some herbal and resiny hop notes as well. Barely detectable but substantial malt backbone. Scorched earth indeed.
Sledutah (6551) - Utah, USA - AUG 15, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared by Dallas, thanks
Appearance: Cloudy yellow with a medium sized white head and good lacing
Aroma: Tropical fruit and citrus
Taste: Tropical fruit, sweet caramel, grassy and herbal
Nice, easy drinking IIPA.
douglas88 (7963) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 15, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber thanks to Dallas! Pours a cloudy orange color with a large white head. The aroma is rich citrus both lemons and oranges, some caramel. A somewhat easygoing IIPA; tropical fruit, grass, a significant but not overwhelming bitterness, very light resin. A well crafted brew very tasty.
Garito793 (241) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 15, 2011
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
A truly excellent IPA and yes, it does scorch the palate, I mean, this feels as dry as a wine (definitely not one to quench your thirst). Pours dark aumber with a thick white head. Very sweet malts mingle with resin, almost citrusy (orange?) and very powerful hops to make a delicious drink.
Gription79 (2782) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - AUG 14, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma: huge hop nose, pine, touch grassy, earthy, lemon
Taste: Pine, grass, citrus
This beer did not feel as big as it is, the hops are not to aggressive or out of balance. This is a great DIPA.
DalzAle (2018) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - AUG 14, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Hazy yellow/orange pour, plenty of floaties, a lasting head with a bitter lemon aroma. Flavor is dry woody lemony hops, herbs and a little spruce. Decent beer, still a little too pricey to pick up a second time.
danielcurtis81 (1519) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 13, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Served from a 22 oz bottle thanks to awiseman01. The appearance is a very hazy pale gold with medium sized foamy white head. The aromas are full of hop deliciousness. A lot of whole cone aromas, grapefruit, apricots, and pine. Great refreshing flavors. Creamy grapefruit, white peach, a good spicy zest. The mouth is medium-full bodied without an over the top bitterness which makes for a more refreshing beer.
hayduke (4437) - Eureka, California, USA - AUG 8, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This was courtesy of Strykzone. This poured a hazy golden color with a foamy good sized off-white head and lots of lacing rings. The nose is strongly floral and tropical fruit. Relatively rich body and a good mouthfeel that is not in the least alcoholic. The flavor is richly flavored with a lot of bitterness, but the flavors are so intense the bitterness fades to the background, with pine citrus, flowers, and tropical fruit. The dominate flavor in the finish is the fruit. The malts play second fiddle in this one. Quite a beer, and very enjoyable
soccer290 (225) - Highland Park, Illinois, USA - AUG 7, 2011
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz bottle. Finally decided to buy this beer after looking at it on a shelf for a while. Pours a hazy golden color with a little white head that dies quickly. Smells of fresh citrus, hops, a bit of malt, and more citrus; great smell for an I-IPA. The taste is fairly similar, with the hops dialed down a bit leaving mostly just citrus; wish it had more of a hops presence in the taste though. Decent body, but would be better with more hops. Very decent beer by FFF, though that’s somewhat expected.. Definitely not as good as Dreadnaught though.