Lothore (583) - California, USA - APR 26, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
A- Pours a clear, sunset orange color with a small, frothy white head.
S- Very hoppy with a deep malt background, piney hops, sweetness invades the nose towards the end. Smells a lot like Alpha King only a little hoppier.
T- Taste is surprisingly tame begins with grapefruit hop notes, moves on to sweet caramely malt and ends with a bit of hop bitterness.
M- This is my main beef with some of the 3 F’s brews. I think this beer and dreadnaught are a little undercarbonated. Make it seem too creamy for an ipa. Just my opinion.
D- This is an incredibly drinkable IPA. Marketed as a "harvest ale" so I don’t know if three floyds was specifically looking at the IPA category but this could be easily sessioned.
blankboy (6426) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 22, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle (22oz) shared with HogTownHarry, tupalev, jerc & mabel -- courtesy of jerc. Pours a hazy dark orange with an average size lasting creamy white head. Aroma’s sweet but nice and hoppy, a good amount of citrus & resiny hops. Flavour’s hoppy and malty along with fruit and some light sweetness. Average bitter finish. Medium bodied. Simpler then most of their other beers but it’s nice and enjoyable.
jercraigs (8289) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 18, 2008
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
2008-04-18. Lightly hazy orange body with a modest off white head. Very nice aroma of sweet orange or tangerine citrus is really quite nice. Flavour has similar citrus, but there is a bit more resin, and moderate bitterness throughout. Average palate is fuller than average. Not as in your face as some of their other products, but this is really flavourful and nice. Bottle from trade with chicagodri
jpaliga10 (7) - Indiana, USA - APR 16, 2008 does not count
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured slightly hazy golden orange with very fine, thin head. Aroma is strong of citrus, especially grapefruit. Hop character is strong and earthy with a great bitter finish. FFF always does great things.
pepsican (1488) - @ $13.99, Iowa, USA - APR 11, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
hazy orange with a small white head. Strong citrus aroma. Flavor is pineapple, grapefruit, peaches, mango, hops, etc. Although the hops have fallen off a bit, they still come through and the backdrop is very nice in this one. Mildly bitter finish.
badbeer (434) - Iowa, USA - APR 11, 2008
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Darker yellow with an off-white head. Huge aromas of pineapple, pine, mango, and other citrus. Just beautiful. In the taste I got pineapple, grapefruit, lemon, and peach; so much citrus and excellently balanced. Medium carbonation and a little less than medium bodied. Best wet hop beer I’ve had. Another great FFF’s beer!
DicksMcGee (56) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 6, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks PEPSICAN for this brew I supplied. Great bear, smell of pineapple, grapefruit, dankness. Taste of the same. Am I at 75 characters yet?
tompete (233) - Tillsonburg, Ontario, CANADA - APR 6, 2008
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bright yellow/orange with a fast disappearing white head. Bright orange, citrus and grapefruit aroma - amazing. Followup on the flavor is right on par with the smell. Very well balanced with the malt - citrus flavors. A very refreshing beer.
WeeHeavySD (3359) - San Diego (Hillcrest), Oregon, USA - APR 3, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber via trade with Motortoddhead. Shared with my girlfriend Cyn. Pours ornage with a foramy tan head. Nose is piney hoppy and has some new zealand citrus in there as well. Taste is big on the citrus and nicely crisp and still fresh. I don’t think this has diminished much since it was fresh fresh. Good harvest IPA.
bdigital (658) - Ft Wayne, Indiana, USA - MAR 31, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle: Thanks to renhed for sharing. Light copper in color with a sizeable cream head. Floral and citrus hop bomb compliments some wheat notes and light malts. Nice, crisp mouth feel, not too thick. Grapefruit, wheat and both floral and piney hops wreck the palate, very smooth and refreshing. Good stuff.