johntreeter (126) - Greenwood, Indiana, USA - JUL 13, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a slightly hazy orange copper with thin off white head that left little lacing. Light aroma of hops. Nice flavor. Not too sweet of a malt begining fallowed by a fare amount of citrusy hops and hints of earth and oak ending with a nice hop finish. Med to big body, Soft carb, light creamy texture, and dry finish feel. Another fine beer from 3F. A must for any IPA fan.
kmweaver (3206) - Petaluma, California, USA - JUL 13, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle, sampled at the 1st Annual Shenandoah Beer Throwdown, courtesy of multiple trades. Thanks, guys! Pours a bright, orange-amber color; off-white head with good retention and fine-bubbled lacing. Lots of biscuity / earthy malts in the aroma; chewy, English hop character; some spiciness and earthiness. Medium-to-full mouthfeel: chewy, earthy maltiness; lots of biscuity and toasty malts; highly carbonated mouthfeel; generous, resiny English hop presence; soft, juicy edges aside from the carbonation; touch of alcohol coming through. Lengthy finish: resiny earthiness, toastiness, and crackers.
pintsize (1042) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUL 13, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
6-29-08 bottle shared with lb4lb thanks to d0b
Nice thick glowing orange with a nice fluffy white head and good lacing. Smell is very unique lemons, cinnamon, and graham crackers. Very new and unique yet almost a bit to weird for me. Flavor follows in the strange category as well. There is rye present along with an interesting funk to it. Not very drinkable overall. The strange flavor just seems to linger for a long time on the tongue. Very difficult to rate.
SpudClampDawg (1029) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - JUL 12, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
22oz bottle: Fiery amber pour with a rich head that forms a nice cap. The aroma is bursting with the signature FFF hop intensity, offset by a fantastic oak and caramel creaminess. Mildly bitter, the body is the perfect unity of hops, malt and oak. Grassy and piney bitterness leads off, followed by a punch of sugary caramel and toffee and trailed by complex vanilla and oak. Rich and chewy, this IPA or EPA or whatever displays the perfect union of hops and malt. The oak is simply the icing on top. Very well done.
WeeHeavySD (3359) - San Diego (Hillcrest), Oregon, USA - JUL 10, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber from BBB63, thanks, Mike shared with my gf Cyn. Pours copper with a frothy white head and a nice crisp hoppy nose. Taste is really nice and crisp with a nice malty backbone. This is a solid beer from the boys at FFF.
bdigital (658) - Ft Wayne, Indiana, USA - JUL 6, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle: Cloudy orange color with a minimal cream head. Prototypical FFF’s stylized brew consists of citrus, toffee, some grassy notes and boat loads of hops. Medium-full bodied mouth feel...on this note I must say that these guys just have a knack for making their IPA’s have perfect body. Earthy, caramel malt and hops are abound in the flavor with a bit of the oak showing through on the finish.
Merrill (78) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 4, 2008
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Golden orangefrom 22oz bottle, cold.Off-white head and small lace. Aroma of cranberry and Pez.This is another real winner from 3F! Lots of hops and earthy old citrus in the middle, vanilla with pepper with an almost creamy mouth. The finish is straight hops - very crisp for this style. I wish I could afford two or three more right now!
Crosling (1863) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - JUL 4, 2008
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Light gold color with a bounitful head of foam. Great hop nose, pure 3 Floyds. Minty, super juicy and citrusy, also a little herbaceous as well. Flavor has a ton of character and is nearly perfect. Incredibly well balanced. Super hoppy and bitter, with a lot of juicy citrus character, a lush malt character of caramel and sugared fruits, and then on top of all that, it has well intergrated oak hints of vanilla and toasted wood. A surprise. What a well crafted brew.
merlin48 (656) - Jenkins, Kentucky, USA - JUL 2, 2008
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
22 oz bottle pours a hazed rusty orange amber body with a small beige head. Lots of clingy lace sheets the glass. Aroma is bold, with citrusy pineapple and orange joined by some florals and a hint of biscuity malt. Exceptional palate. Medium body supports a velvety carbonation with an ideal earthy hoppiness. Taste begins with blood orange and pineapple accented by unbuttered toast and honey. Hops take a bitter pine cone turn midway through but the citrusy pineapple sweetness recovers to dominate the finish. Exceptionally well balanced. Probably the best beer I’ve had all year.
hombrepalo (1757) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 2, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice Bomber... Dark Amber pour with nice fluffy head. 13 for a bomber kind of pricey, don’t get me wrong this is some quality shit. Has to be one of the best EPA’s I’ve had. Flavors are amazin; Bitter and hoppy to the max. Leaves that heavy hop taste in your mouth. Loved it.