Snojerk321 (2960) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 3, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bottle via trade with Mattf311. First brew from FFF I’ve had in quite some time, it did not disappoint! Pours a burnt orange amber with a 2 finger white head, great lacing. Nose of pine, herbs and spices and a Barley Wine - esk malty backbone. Flavor, had again remnants of a Barley Wine, with citrus, spice and some alcohol. A very unique, and spectacular brew! Thanks Matt!
sleestak (226) - Williamston, Michigan, USA - AUG 2, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at FFF. Lovely gold with a creamy, but short-lasting cream head. The aroma was from some sort of crazy parallel IPA universe. Instead of the expected blasts of grapefruit and pine, its full of grassy/herbal notes, spiciness, sweet citrus, and biscuits. The flavor similarly has a lot going on, with the toasty caramel malt is a sturdy foundation for the spicy hops. Finish is bitter and long-lasting with very little alcohol, even as it warms up. Creamy mouthfeel. Excellent beer, and a great change of pace.
hopson (635) - Williamsville, New York, USA - AUG 1, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
draft at FFF- fire like alcohol, robust bitter flavors dominate and leave little in the way of drinkable remains. I’m sorry, but I was disappointed with this.
thickfreakness (132) - AUSTIN, Texas, USA - JUL 31, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to bgramer for this one. Pours a clear amber/gold with minimal white head that doesn’t leave much in the way of lacing. Really crazy complex aroma. Pineapple, oak, grassy hops, spices, caramel and bready malt, sweet grapefruit. Overall tons of stuff but kind of weird after a while. Flavor is similar with tons of unique flavors dancing around my tongue. More oak and pineapple with some sweet grapefruit and fruity hops . I finally found the word for it too, fresh cut sawdust; that kind of fresh earth, tree like smell when doing wood work. A pretty interesting beer for sure.
mcbackus (758) - Merritt Island, Florida, USA - JUL 30, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottle from secret santa: pours a beautiful clean golden honey colour with a big pillowy white head, great lacing. aroma is great full of malts adn awesome floral hops, fresh fruits, and touches of honey and toasted grain seem to be there too. flavour is spot on a good bitter start thatblends into the malts, the floral, fruits adn bready grains all play well together, the finish is a littel dry just like i like itwith good hops to goa along wwth it. excellent beer.
Tmoney99 (11092) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 29, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Poured dark copper color with a large frothy off-white head that lasted with good lacing. Moderate sour citrus & light malty aroma. Medium body with a sticky texture. Medium complex toasted flavor with a medium smooth hoppy citrus finish of moderate duration. Intersting beer.
Silphium (3179) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - JUL 28, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Three Floyds. Slightly hazy orange body, medium cream head. Herbal hops nose with light, dusty oak. The body reminded me of an old ale, particularly the combination of sweet, toasty malt, vinous notes, and dusty oak, but the hops bitterness is amped up in this beer, creating a bitter, floral overtone. The sweet, berry-like notes fade into the dry, dusty finish. Very well-done.
argo0 (11645) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 28, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(22oz bottle, thanks kmweaver) Medium beige head atop hazy amber body. Aroma is medium sweet, melon, biscuit, light floral/earthy. Taste is medium sweet, floral/earthy, melon, some biscuit. Light-medium body.
TBRussell (6) - , Indiana, USA - JUL 28, 2008 does not count
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Great floral, hoppy nose, Nice mild yet satisfying flavor. I could drink this all night, and be perfecty content. More hops than most english IPA’s I’ve grown accustomed to.......but I like it.
Bigmmartin (603) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - JUL 28, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours reddish orange with an impressively large frothy off white head. Intensely peculiar aroma of European yeast and hops. Everything about the appearance and aroma invite you further your exploration of this unique brew. Flavor is fruity hops backed up by deep sweet malts. Extremely smooth finish adds to it’s dangerous drinkability. Not your normal IPA. Definitely gets points for being something different.