Chaneybr (52) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 20, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
My wife picked this one up for me when she went back to Chicago. This was one of the beers she carried 15 blocks from the train station to her brotherís house. God I love her!
Poured into a pint glass.
Ap: Light bronze in color, moderate carbonation, and a small 1/3 inch head; slightly hazy but not too.
Ar: Yep.... this is a FFF product alright. Pine and citrus galore, without too much bitterness - this is probably a result of the wood aging. Malt, malt, hops, malt, hops!
T: I donít know how these guys do it. Observation: Judging a beer by its alcohol content detectability is part of the reviewing game: Can you detect the ABV? Is the beer balanced? These are but a few of the questions one asks when reviewing a brew that one tries to constantly answer. In the case of this brew (and just about every FFF IPA), the alcohol is definitely there .... it is just coated with candy! Caramel, sweet tarts, gummy bears, pixie stick dust, and many others attach themselves to the alcohol granules of FFF products like no other.
P: Sweeter than Dreadnaught, but once again.... candy-coated alcohol.
O: English-style IPAs are my thing, and this is the best of them. Quite simply, the best IPA Iíve ever tasted!
Christpuncher (492) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 17, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
A malty and hoppy ipa. Smells very malty and has a nice bitter finish. A very strong beer
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Staffan47 (670) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - AUG 12, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Blindprovad: Maltig. Pinfärsk och ascool etikett. Krämig. Gissade på en US-dipa. Är det vattnet kanske som gör att den fortfarande smakar så pass amerikanskt?
jeremugohio (82) - springboro, Ohio, USA - AUG 10, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Blackheart put of bottle. Smooth smooth smooth. I heard drinking it fresher is better, but this was fantastic.
ShawnC (71) - - AUG 10, 2013
3.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy thin foamy head with fine lace. Neutral nose with hint of grass and citrus pits (if that existed). Thick mouthfeel. Wow what a trip of flavors. Starts bright with malty graininess quickly followed by an interesting coffee note? Super earthy finish with a loamy bitterness that lingers. Wow super complexity.
---That dog will hunt!
conway (901) - - AUG 6, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Copperish gold with a thin dissipating ring of white head leaving little head. Aroma is mostly floral hops. Taste adds some citrus, an earthy yeast note and a touch of oak. Medium mouthfeel with good carb. This is a bit more reserved than your average FFF hop bomb but still awesome.
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Imperial_Scout (282) - Illinois, USA - AUG 2, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Light orange with white head. Floral, pine nose. Mellow pine hop taste with fresh malty mix. Really sweet lemon front. God but balance favors more of a light old ale.
charule (602) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 2, 2013
3.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
At FFF. Poured golden yellow with good lacing. Light on the aroma almost undetectable. Quite smooth with classic IPA taste. Can defiantly taste the wood they added.
rxeight (791) - Illinois, USA - AUG 1, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Lots of wood, lots of hops. Not my favorite fff double ipa but still tasty.
zsb19 (151) - Cincinnati, Kentucky, USA - JUL 24, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours clear golden with thick bubbly white head. Aroma is belgian malt/yeast with some hints of spice. Taste is earthy and straw-like upfront with some malty floral bitterness on the follow through. Aftertaste is lingering bitter/herbal hops. Palate is somewhat thin and a touch sticky. Overall a fairly interesting IPA. Good balance with some earthy maltiness upfront that fades nicely into normal IPA hop-bite.