hayduke (3775) - 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 thatís somewhat expected.. Definitely not as good as Dreadnaught though.
pushkinwow (2264) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 7, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber - thanks bauermj. Mild gold with a white head. Hops, grass, grapefruit, some pine. Well carbonated, medium bodied, sweet, bit prickly on the palate, smooth dry and bitter finish that goes on for a while. Tasty.
SphinxTX (2876) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - JUL 29, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz bottle. Pours a hazy yellow with white head. Aroma is strong pine, earth and citrus peel. Flavor is pine, bright citrus, earth and malt, dry with aggressive but balanced bitter. Mouthfeel is medium body with high, fizzy carb. Well put together beer and surprisingly refreshing for such a big beer!
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - JUL 29, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to my secret santa. Poured hazy yellow with a white head. Aroma was lots of citrus fruits like Passion fruit, peach, and grapefruit. Flavor was pine, citrus, and grapefruit peel. Body was light with low carbonation. Rather light and crisp for a double.
popery (1677) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUL 29, 2011
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From notes. Pours a bright, light gold with a big head. Dry start with some simple malt sweetness in the finish. Bitterness is strong, about an 8/10. Huge citric-pine aroma with just a touch of light maltiness. A touch of herbal and light stone fruit flavors, as well. West Coast in styling but still stands apart from any other DIPA that Iíve tried. Smooth and fairly light on the palate. No noticeable booziness. Good stuff.
BOLTZ7555 (2979) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUL 24, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bright honey-colored pour with a dense eggshell head. Aroma of grapefruit, lemon zest, orange rind, and toffee. Flavor is similar...nice hop bitterness that lingers but not as balanced, refreshing, or earth shattering as I had hoped for. ABV is nicely hidden. Good brew...not great.
temporrari (389) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - JUL 24, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Simply a delicious double IPA. Bitter, crisp, dry, juicy, itís got it all. They really know how to brew hoppy beers over there in Munster.
574deadzone (1220) - North Central, Indiana, USA - JUL 24, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: SEP 7, 2011 Poured golden-orange with lots of citrus on the nose. Taste is tingly bitter all over the tongue. Really quite drinkable for the ABV and IBUs. Glad I shared the bomber or I would have probably crushed the whole thing and twisted an ankle stumbling around Arbutus Lake. I canít say it blew me away as other DIPAs and Barleywines have, but it was pretty tasty. <update> After a couple more bouts with the Wolf, I have to say I feel I underrated it...I like it at least as much as Dreadnaught, and while I have a hard time plunking down 11 bucks on a bomber, this is a damn fine IIPA.
burg326 (4719) - Florida, USA - JUL 23, 2011
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 Ounce bomber, fresh, poured a hazy orange wiith the most amazing aroma of hops, citrus, hops, orange peel, hops and grapefruit. For such a hoppy beer in the aroma the hops are mild with a nice citrusy/orange taste.