dbarnold (1126) - Bethesda, Maryland, USA - JAN 24, 2011
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I really couldnít taste anything after splitting this one with my buddy jcos.
If you were to compare with dreadnaught, it has more hops (somehow) and they carry through a longer part of the palate...really decimating. I like it!
As usual with 3floyds, great citrusy hop nose really starts you off well. This one then follows with hops, hops and hops. Resiny finish.
dcschiller (2207) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JAN 22, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
(22oz bottle fromjc!) Pours golden with big white head. Active carbonation. Aroma of hopfunk, citrus and pine. Taste is sweet malt with light grapefruit bitterness. Fizzy on the tongue with a bitter finish. Excellent DIPA.
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JAN 17, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber, relatively fresh I assume. Pours a hazy to downright cloudy, glowing, golden-orange color. A small, fluffy head of off-white foam slowly fades away to a gentile, swirly wisp with a thin edge. Wet, soapy arches break apart into thin, random flares and small spots of lacing. The nose is, as most Three Floyds concoctions are, quite bold, showing the requisite monster, dripping, resinous citrus hops. Tangerine, orange, and grapefruit all burst from the glass, quite fresh and crisp, with high alpha and citric acids. Despite the aggressive hopping, there is also a fairly delicate, pilsner-like malt base, suggesting of sweet bread dough, cracker, and a touch of dry honey. Unfortunately, itís a bit overly alcoholic as well. Flavors largely follow suit, though the forward orange, bitter grapefruit, and sticky pine tend to dominate the underlying sweet pils and bread dough malts a bit more than the nose lets on. Some pithy lemon nips at the roof of the mouth, ramping up the bitter tendencies as the substantial palate moves into moderately astringent territory. Fine, active carbonation fights through a dense, unfiltered, yet feathery body. Alcohol makes its presence felt, warming the mouth up quite a bit and drying out the finish. Sugars tend to sit heavy in the stomach. Overall, Iíd say that this beer smells and looks the part, but a bit of soapiness, a heavily sugared body, and some astringent alcoholic tendencies knock it down several notches in my book.
nimrod (73) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - JAN 17, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle pours hazy gold. Resinous hops, citrus, and apricot aroma. Taste is dry, bitter followed by some sweet malt. Less carbonation and aroma than expected. Solid beer, but I guess I was trying to compare it with Dreadnaught.
mattyb83 (737) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 16, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle. Pour is a pretty clear golden color. Light aroma that is slightly fruity orange, citrus, and a hint of malt. Taste is citrus up front, but quickly turns to caramel malt, and marmalade . Finish is slightly boozy. This bottle was slightly past its prime, but definitely enjoyable and drinkable. Would love to try a fresher bottle.
alexsdad06 (6564) - Ohio, USA - JAN 16, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 oz. bottle from Party Source. Pours a slightly hazy golden color with a medium plus sized creamy white head. The aroma is juicy citrus hops, some resin, light florals with a soft malt presence. The flavor is hop forward, again favoring juicy citrus, resin, and some spicy/herbal accents. A good malt backbone that is toasty with light caramel. Finish is dry, grassy with the perfect amount of bitterness I like in an Imperial IPA. Medium plus body and simply a pleasure to drink.
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 14, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle via lushawn. pours a slightly hazed orange. fairly thick spotty white head. Nose is dry and hoppy with an earthy, almost manure-like edge. Earthy hop flavors too...more hop bitterness than malt sweetness, which is nice coming from somewhere other than the west coast...pretty dry and nicely earthy-hoppy. Body is full yet not syrupy at all and the alcohol is contained well. it may have manure qualities but i like them. Good stuff...not as good as the Surly abrasive I had before it though.
basewars (169) - Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 14, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a deep gold with thin white head and no lacing. Dipping my nose into this to find pineapple and mango. Nice palate that grows richer as it warms. While the flavor starts as bitter, the beer really fills will sugary caramel notes as it warms. Very nicely balanced for 100 IBUís. No alcohol to speak of. A very nice beer.
tomthompson89 (1924) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 11, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Not my fav but a nice 2IPA. lighter then expected color, little foam and lacing big citrus nose. hops r a punch. flavor is strong, id say some Sariachi in there. well done but i prefer the flavors of Dreadnaught but wicked they have 2 different 2IPAís
BuckeyeSammy (551) - Palo Alto, Ohio, USA - JAN 8, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Butterscotch in color with a minimal head. Not much lacing.. Flavor profile is EXTREMELY complex. For a double IPA, really unique. Balanced. Grapefruit, Floral hops, nice but low carbonation, citrus hopped back end. If I were to drink a 2xIPA for breakfast, this is the one.