nhorween (645) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 15, 2007
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, thanks sersdf. Orangey-red pour with a thin white head. Smells GREAT. Itís pretty much all hops, but so fresh. I wish Iíd had it right after it had come out. Good underlying sweetness - apricots, clementines. Flavor isnít as good as the aroma, but the finish is similar to the aroma. Mellow bitter finish. Could use a little more carbonation. A good IPA though.
shp555 (2024) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 15, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a clear copper color with a white head. Aroma is pungent grapefruit hops. Flavor is some caramel, and a bitter grapefruit hop finish.
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - DEC 15, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a clear copper orange with a spotty lacing wispy white head. Crisp, lightly sweet and big piny hoppy nose is very inticing. Body starts semi-sweet and very hoppy with a fresh grapefruit and piny hop flavor throughout. Finishes crisp, refreshing and incredibly drinkable with good fresh hop character throughout. A very nice IPA.
pintsize (1042) - Austin, Texas, USA - DEC 14, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy amber with decent head. Soapy hops aroma with nice citris and floral undertones - almost like fresh flowers in a glass. Slightly soapy - but rather enjoyable overall. Nice fresh taste with a nice bitter bite to it.
jasonp (1555) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - DEC 13, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, thanks BBB63!. Dark clear copper with a white head. Prominent, citrusy-orangey hop nose with fresh pine and vanilla. Pleasant bready caramel backbone with orange/citrus/grapefruit up front then glorious pine. Pretty fresh and vibrant. Pleasureable bitterness level, not harsh. Full, round and creamy with moderate carbonation. This one beats out Founders Harvest Ale by a little bit, due to the more prominent aroma. Both great beers, though.
argo0 (11085) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 13, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(22oz bottle, thanks BBB63) Crystal clear amber body topped by medium off-white head that leaves nice lacing. Aroma is medium sweet, orange, grapefruit/pine. Taste is medium sweet, grapefruit, pine/orange. Medium body, chewy, light acidity.
theisti (3001) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - DEC 13, 2007
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 oz. bottle from tjthresh. Pour is a beautiful orange copper with great layering and a perfect 2 inch off white head. The layering led to carbonation bubbles, which ended to a mostly clear beer. Aroma was present as soon as the top was popped, and is a nice fresh, citrusy sweet hop. Just a fully engaging nose. I havenít had a sip yet, and I already love this beer. Taste is mostly the hop, with big hop initially focusing on the sweet ripe orange taste, yielding to some pine hop bitter in the middle and finishing with a very clean bitterness. This is pretty lopsided to the hops, but what do you expect from a harvest ale? I thought it showcased the freshness of the hops perfectly. Just delicious, thanks for giving me this one Tom!
hopdog (8225) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 12, 2007
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22oz bottle acquired in trade with Sephiroth (thanks!). Poured a medium amber color with a larger sized off white head. Aromas of pine, citrus, fresh green hops, earthy, and just all around nice hoppiness. Tastes of pine, citrus, caramel, pineapples, and floral hops. Bitter with a nice balance. Tastes where good, but feel a little short of the awsome aroma.
lb4lb (2112) - Austin, Texas, USA - DEC 12, 2007
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JAN 19, 2009 Bottle from trade with Holdenn
Glowing, gorgeous multi shaded amber pour with a creamy lasting beige head, and some lacing. Smell is rich, fruity hops, a bit spicy, and sweet. Very nice big bold, spicy, biting, sharp, hop flavor and some pine and lots of green fresh character as well. Crisp carbonation and rich creamy body. Citrusy flavors and a bittersweet grapefruit flavor lingers on into the finish. Probably my new favorite fresh hop beer. Very nicely done and another awesome beer by Three Floyds. Canít thank you enough for this one, Matt!
bryandhargrave (165) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - DEC 12, 2007
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
im basically to a point where if 3 floyds makes it, im sure its the best you can buy. i am just amazed that every bottle i open is the best beer ive ever had. just blown away. if you have a chance, get the samplers 6 packs.