12many (277) - Alaska, USA - JUL 22, 2008
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at brewpub. This was something unexpected and delightful. Slightly hazy amber with a perfectly white head and good lacing. The aroma sets it apart from other IPA’s. Hops, of course, resin and earthy but with a spicy yeast making this very different. Flavor is a short lived sweetness then bitter throughout. Very drinkable and very different. Love it.
MrBunn (2320) - Western, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 22, 2008
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Pour is an orangish copper with a frothy white head and aromas of citrus (pineapple and grapefruit), sweet malt and grass(?). Flavor is wonderful... the thing starts off with a heavy malt presence that is sweet and full bodied (although there is always a nip of pine in the air right before the sip). Following the malt, the transition to a hops finish is smooth as silk, and the hops presence builds to a crescendo slowly, rather than the punch in the face of so many IPA’s. The alcohol is detectable... a little bit of warmth and a little bit of a sensation thing, but it doesn’t affect the taste at all.
drainey (234) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 22, 2008
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Another winner from Three Floyds. Orange body with a big whitish head. Aroma of citrus with some surprising bready notes. Flavor is full, and sweeter than I expected, but not cloying at all. Hoppiness is quite present, but not as biting as in many American IPAs. Smooth palate - can’t much taste the alcohol, but I can tell it’s there. Very nice beer.
MrRomero (1973) - Nolanville, USA - JUL 21, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz bottle: poured orange with a large, light beige head. Big malty aroma with notes of caramel and slight hops. Flavor is very malty, rich, light citrus notes and hops. Full flavored with a mildly bitter inish. Good.
KingpinIPA (841) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 19, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Golden color. Smell of hops, citrus, grass, caramel, brown sugar, malt and bread. Taste of hops, citrus, grass, caramel, brown sugar, malt, bread and flowers. Like always, a nice amount of hops. One of the better English Pale Ales!
Ibrew2or3 (6207) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JUL 19, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Courtesy of Quake1028. Pours clear deep gold with off white head. The aroma is nice and malty with caramel, roasted malts, some wood with hints of grapefruit. Very cool smelling aroma. The taste is much the same with some maltiness and caramel to go along with moderate pine and grapefruit hop bitterness and juiciness. I also get a note of vanilla. Yep, yummy.
drfabulous (3387) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - JUL 17, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Mix between the tepid English IPA and the American hopped up IPA. No musty taste from the standard English. But overall nice mellow, yet hopped taste.
kseecs16 (1175) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - JUL 17, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours an orange hued amvber with a big foamy off-white head that laced the glass. Aroma is balanced. Resinous with a strong malt body and a slightly toasty bitter lingering flavor with hints of anise. Full and creamy in the mouth. Quite good.
wilkie (1208) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JUL 16, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, shared by kmweaver, at the Shenandoah Beer throwdown, thanks ken! Copper/amber color, small white head, hoppy, nose. Flavor has some toffee, caramel, malty tones, but is very hoppy also, with some soap and grapefruit. Some warming alcohol in aftertaste.
Acknud (1035) - Morganfield, Kentucky, USA - JUL 15, 2008
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very excellent. Amber pour with small head. Some weird meaty smell that lost points but the taste made up for it. Caramel, vanilla, toffee, citrus hops all thrown together and ending with a tight hop bitterness. I could sit and drink on this. FFF’s definitely has another winner.