beerchugger (716) - North Canton, Ohio, USA - JUN 21, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours golden in color with a white head and some attractive thin lacing. Smells of sweet citrus hops, earth, a strong sense of pine, and a nice bitter hop aroma throughout. Heavy caramel and toffee malts give this some nice sweet backbone. A bit strong in the earth and pine, but very full of bittering hops from beginning to end. The finish is dry and bitter almost leaving a bit of a lip pucker. Nice.
That1Guy (2195) - Colorado, USA - JUN 19, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Crushed at the FFF Brewery with Honkeybra. The description of this brew is extremely accurate. I was eating mac n cheese with bacon when this beer was delivered to me. One sip and my palate was wrecked. Bitter and delicious. It may have burned my tongue.
merlin48 (656) - Jenkins, Kentucky, USA - JUN 17, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber pours a hazy pale golden body with a two centimeter bonewhite head. Good lacing. Aroma has citrusy apricot and orange, pine, and minty and grassy notes. Medium body is smooth and well carbonated. Taste opens dry and bitter, with grassy and pine hops. Citrusy notes quickly follow, adding orange marmalade and apricot elements. Malt presence is subtle and a bit biscuity. No hint of alcohol. Hops are bright, fresh and lively. Extremely drinkable.
dwm1034 (755) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 14, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
6 oz sample at Fork in Lincoln Square / Chicago. NOT enough...have to get some more. this sample overpowered the other more subtle IPAs in this flight....massive is the right word.
gvmdw7 (188) - California, USA - JUN 14, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very light color, almost like a hefeweizen. The smell was of pine. Surpisingly light bodied for a DIPA, must be from the use of dextrose. Taste was good, with a bitter finish and lemon/citrus notes. I thought it was too light and could’ve used more malt body.
adnielsen (10490) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 11, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ home, courtesy of TheAlum. Thanks Adam. A touch hazy but mostly clear light yellow orange appearance with a white head. Resiny, piney, quite potent hoppy nose. Quite citrusy, grapefruit, resiny, slightly piney hoppy flavor with a nice malty body. Grapefruit, resin hoppy aftertaste. Nice choice Adam!
jmagnus87 (2912) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - JUN 9, 2011
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
A 22oz bottle from Chuck’s poured into a snifter.
Color is dark gold, almost orange. Minimal amount of white head that disappears almost instantly but leaves nice lacing.
Aroma is helluva heavenly hoppy! Floral and piney hop smells along with something sweet. Maybe nectarines.
Taste is heavy bitter and lightly sweet. Very strong hop presence in this one and again, something sweet. Possibly citrus fruits.
Medium bodied with a creamy texture, lively carbonation and a long bitter finish.
Overall, this may be one of my new favorite beers. Definitively something to put a little hair on the chest of any non-hop head. I am going to thoroughly enjoy this beer and next time I head to Bowling Green, I’m going to have to grab more than one bottle...
5000 (6862) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - JUN 8, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle:   Orangish of sorts, dirty, really dirty, loads of sediment float about, moderate frothy white head, with spotty lacing.   Semi-sweet citrus rind and hop goodness on the nose.   Nothing brash, pretty soft and subtle.   Nice combination of sweet and hoppy right up front.   A little citrus background.   Not as brash as the Dreadnaught, but also not as heavy.   Could use a bit more body.   Backside yields a bit more citrus peel, which is nice.   For some reason this one seems tame... I expected a bit more of a bruiser.   The 9% ABV is well hidden.   Solid example, even if middle of the road.   Tangy citrus peel on the backside... thats the main thing.   Decent, but could use more malt body.   Thanks to Pailhead for the bottle!
DialSquare (4321) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 7, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: SEP 5, 2014 9/5/14: Bomber from Andersons - asked if they had anything new and was generously offered a bottle that was stashed away. Orange pour, thin white ring retention. Aroma of pine, citrus, warm boozy malt. Tastes are candied tropical fruit, caramel, citrus peel, light honey, toast. Great brew, - 8.4 ORIGINAL RATE: 6/7/11: Had a couple of these on tap at the 2nd Cigar City Hanahpu release. My favorite brew of the day. Don’t have a lot of the specifics other than: awesome lemony dry and bitter - 8.6. Need to try again.
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 6, 2011
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
In short: A somewhat dry and very fruity (mangos, tropical fruits) 9% IPA that drinks like a 5% pale ale. Great beer.
How: Fresh 22oz bottle. Had it a once or twice before but waited to rate a full fresh bomber. Bottle sent to me by sherm1016, thanks a lot Todd
The look: Cloudy orangy-blonde body topped by a small persistent white head
In long: Very bright and aromatic nose with flowers, freshly cut pine-tree and mangos. Taste has fresh mangos and other tropical fruits over crackery malts with a neutral unsalted Premium Plus™ character. Some sawdust. The moderately resinous bitterness level is medium and never aggressive. One notable aspect of the beer is how fresh the fruit flavors were, like biting into a fresh mango and other fruits. Taking into account Dreadnaught and a few other Three Floyds offerings I was surprised at how relatively dry this beer was. Not very dry (it’s a 9% beer) but far from sweet. I went through my bomber in about 20 minutes but that’s because I was writing this rating otherwise it would not have lasted 10 minutes. Needless to say it is easy to drink. This is the fruity cousin of Founders Double Trouble. I loved it. I love all Three Floyds hoppy beers. Yesterday I had a dream that Three Floyds had put out another new IPA and I was drinking it in front of my computer and rating it on ratebeer. So yes, even my dreams have given up on me ever having a life.