WabashMan (1017) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - MAR 1, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
First of all, love the label. This beer is metal to the core. Now, while I suspect that this beer will be a blunt instrument, what Conan the Barbarian might drink were he a 21st century craft beer enthusiast, rather than a Cimmerian warrior, it is, in fact, not nearly as bluntly assertive as I expected. This beer isnít a roided out warrior. Itís a slow moving river, powerful and lovely. Pours a nice, medium copper orange. Nose is a nice combination of the more bitter grapefruit hops flavors and the sweeter orange notes. Flavors coincide with the nose, with a long, slow fading of the hoppy goodness.
boFNjackson (4185) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 27, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared at a recent BA/RB tasting... Poured clear orange with a smallish head. Very sweet and fruity. Notes of citrus, passionfruit and bubblegum. Sweet malts, yeast esters, mild bitterness, and a barley-cereal grain tone.
arminjewell (7999) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 27, 2011
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours hazy orange with lasting stark white head, on tap at Sugar Maple. Aroma has big citrus and tropical fruit, noteably orange, grapefruit, pineapple, touch of mango, along with some pine and a hint of caramel. Taste is a perfect DIPA in concept, notes of big orange, grapefruit, pineapple mixing with pine and resin, some sweet caramel, and a nicely bitter finish. Not a tongue bruiser, even a touch sweet for me, but a delicious and hoppy IPA.
jlanning215 (363) - Peoria, Illinois, USA - FEB 24, 2011
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Iíve yet to have an Imperial IPA that has so much tropical fruit in it. The mouth feel is thick and finishes dry. This is an incredible IPA. Aroma is floral and simple. Smells of sweet ripe fruits and floral pine. Starts of thick and sweet with a perfect ending....dry, fresh and bitter. FFF is unrivaled in the way they balance these brews they are putting out. It pours a gold yellow, slightly hazy with a nice head that fades into a lace.
jcos (1643) - Maryland, USA - FEB 24, 2011
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle split with dbarnold. One of my favorite DIPAs around, with usual 3 Floyds hop flavor that is marvelous.
Tap (22) - - FEB 21, 2011
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Had this on tap. Love the IPAs. Extra fresh on tap. Comparable to the Dreadnaught which I love. Great beer A+
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 21, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy yellow-orange, white cover. Slightly soapy, herbal, spicy hops aroma, candy malt, sweet caramel. Taste is slight bitter, candy, apple, herbal, spicy hop finish.
evr1dr (145) - Virginia, USA - FEB 20, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber into tulip. Pours mostly clear and golden with faint orange hue. Nice two finger ivory head that leaves thin lace that quickly fades. Faint nose of light citrus, fresh grass, some caramel and perfume. Taste of pine, earth/resin, malt and tangerine. Slightly hot and bitter on the finish. And other than the perfume, a very solid IIPA.
zach8270 (3779) - Henrietta, New York, USA - FEB 20, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(beer tasting @ Montyís Krown - Rochester, NY: bottle - 22 oz) Cloudy orange pour with a thick white head. Piney and citrusy hop aroma. Lots of hop bitterness and flowery notes at the start of the flavor with a nice and sweet citrus middle. Clean finish with just the lightest hint of bitter on the palate afterwords.
Suttree (5388) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 20, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cloudy orange, ring of foam. Smells like pine and honey. Very crisp and clean for a DIPA. Light sweetness, with a lot of woody flavors. Tasty! Thanks to stevo for this one.