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RATINGS: 834   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.95   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 100   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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A massive IPA that will leave your palate itís hapless victim. Scorched earth is our brewery policy. 100IBU 9%ABV


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SpringsLicker (3234) - Tennessee, USA - JUN 2, 2011
Hazy medium yellow with a white head. Big pine and citrus hop aroma. Big bitterness in the flavor with sweetness in the back for support. nice one!

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ccex (1039) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 1, 2011
22 oz. bottle. This is the only Three Floyds Iíve found in my neighborhood. and I was excited to find it here at a store without any other FFF brews. The previous 3 FFFs I tried were all exceptional, and the citrus/hop aroma of this led me to believe it would be just as great. It pours a slightly hazy orange color and gets clearer as it warms up. The taste isnít quite as hoppy as I expected; closer to grapefruit than the knockout hop flavor of Alpha King. This one has a higher ABV, and I can taste it. Iíll try this one again, even though it doesnít quite live up to the Three Floyds hype.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nuplastikk (4953) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 31, 2011
Draft at The Haze. Hazy, approaching opaque, orange-tan. Bitter orange, maybe a touch of spearmint. Quite cool and easy, especially for the ABV, of which there isnít much trace. Crisp, bitter, but not really so sticky. Astringent, lemon-lime, approaching herbal hoppiness. Pretty unqiue, on a different level than a typical IIPA. Awesome and interesting.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Frank (3270) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 29, 2011
Tried this on tap at the brewpub. It is really nothing special for this day and age and I kind of wonder why the Floyds boys donít just stick w/ Dreadnaught. Itís golden yellow w/ a thin head which leaves behind lots of lace regardless. Hoppy and strong but light on the palate w/ a good bit of alcohol burn. (Note: whiskey tasting has left me immune to alcohol burn so when I notice it in a beer, there is something a lit awry--wanted to throw that out.) I could go on about the details of this brew but basically, it comes off as something of a ham-fisted version of Hopslam. The palate remains light and drinkable but the hop flavor is just kind of overbold and bland. This beer uses hops like someone who doesnít know how to cook Italian uses garlic: indiscriminately. Undoubtedly, I have many similar beer rated much higher than this but this just does not impress me to any extent, large or small.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
savnac (2391) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - MAY 26, 2011
22 oz bottle from beernbourbon. Cloudy yellow/orange with a small, creamy, pure white head. Big citrus aroma with some sweet pineapple and cotton candy. The flavor starts with lots of bitter hops, the malt comes in for balance towards the middle and then finishes long and bitter. Medium body with average carbonation and a dry, clean finish. Another wonderful 3F beer, lots of hop flavor and aroma and super drinkable. Thanks again Vince for this awesome beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kjc51478 (441) - Valparaiso, Indiana, USA - MAY 24, 2011
22 oz Bottle. Appearance is surprisingly light pouring a light orangish color with frothy, off-white head. Aroma is superb with citrus all around especially pineapple and grapefruit. Taste is strong on the citrus hops flavors like the grapefruit with a solid sweet malt backbone. The story of this beer is the balance. No one characteristic dominates with both the hop bitterness and malt sweetness contributing very evenly making the brew very drinkable. Palate is medium-bodied, soft and slick texture, with mild carbonation, and a slight bitter finish - quite subdued for an Imperial IPA. Iím constantly impressed by everything put out by FFF and this is no exception.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Darkover (1524) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 22, 2011
Hazy golden color with a small beige Head. Strong aroma of citrus and grassy hops. Taste is very bitter and hoppy. Finish is dry and bitter. Very good.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Moooooser (32) - Indiana, USA - MAY 21, 2011
An original take on an IIPA. The color is fairly light and clear, relatively speaking. The bottle says the taste contains marmalade, white wine, pine, and apricot. Honestly though, I thought the taste was dominated by citrus (primarily grapefruit), and hops. Not unusual for 3F. BTW, look at the artwork on the 22 oz bomber. Itís killer!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
hoosiers1994 (684) - Maryland, USA - MAY 21, 2011
22 oz bottle into a tulip. This beer pours a light golden color with a nice thick white head. The aromas are very much citrus, with some floral. The taste is hop bomb! Love it. The pungent hop aroma continues in the taste, with citrus and piney resin coming through. This is another great DIPA from FFF. Happy to drink this anytime. The palate is medium body with average carbonation and a nice dry finish. Very nicely done overall.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pauls_parade (340) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAY 20, 2011
Cloudy golden color - clears as it warms. Leaves a touch of lacing on the glass. Big citrus hop aroma. Medium carbonation and body, viscous, and a long-lasting finish. Huge hop citrus flavor, some bubblegum, candy-like malt, and finishing bitter but not overly harsh.Well-balanced and enjoyable. A beer for hop lovers.


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