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. Can’t 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.
xnoxhatex (1305) - Grand Rapids/Chicago, Michigan, USA - DEC 10, 2007
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: DEC 30, 2008 ’07 Bottle from Holdenn, thanks! Darker amber color with medium off white head 3. Big hoppy pine and citrus aromas with nice caramel malt 8. Flavor is still strong grapefruit, orange citrus flavors with medium sweet caramel malt backbone, pretty straight forward 8. Nice medium to full creamy body 4. I may have opened this too late as the hop aroma and flavor were not overpowering (as in usual FFF style), but this may have been one of the more balanced FFF IPA’s 16.
’08 rerate bottle at fresh/wet hop blind tasting with drewbeerme, pantanap and holdenn. Clearer light red with slight creamy off-white head. Aroma is big pot smell with citrus, very potent biggest hop aroma. Flavor is citrus, pine, nice bitterness with spruce, resiny, very tasty, grapefruit and orange. Medium body that is very nice. Best so far. Slight mark up from last years batch.
thebaldwizard (1205) - Ohio, USA - DEC 10, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
C-bus 10. Thanks to puddintane I believe. Nice piny aroma with some grassy scents as well. Copper in color with a medium head. Nicely carbonated. Smooth flavor with plenty of caramel malts and the expected piney hop profile coming through.
wickedpete (634) - Lexington Park, Maryland, USA - DEC 9, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to Mike for this. Dark gold color. Aroma of spicy hops. Flavor has some harsh hops and grass, all the while showing a nice pleasant bitterness. Not my favorite harvest, but still very strong.
JohnC (3000) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - DEC 8, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear dark orange pour with a quickly dissapating white, the hop flavor hits you immediately.
The hops are more citric than piney, but not palate scraping like some IPAs. It’s nicel done
illkarate (115) - Corvallis, Oregon, USA - DEC 8, 2007
4.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Wow - couldn’t believe my eyes when I found five bottles (2007)... bought them all. Pours dark orange, nice head, lots of lacing on the glass. Hops would be the key word, very fresh, citrus (grapefruit or pomelo), pine, resin. Would be interesting to compare with Dreadnaught in a taste-off. Awesome beer, long live 3F.
merlin48 (656) - Jenkins, Kentucky, USA - DEC 7, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber pours a clear amber orange body with a lasting offwhite head. Lots of sticky lace is left on the glass. Aroma is fresh and leafy hops. Grassy and pine notes are enhanced by citrusy orange. Light medium to medium body with an herbal feel and a pleasant velvety carbonation. Taste opens with citrusy orange hop notes, quickly jumping to bitter citrus rind and pine cone. Toasty caramel malt is an undertone and never intrudes. An excellent harvest ale. Drinkability limited only by price and availability.
hombrepalo (1716) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 6, 2007
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: FEB 7, 2008 22 OZ. bottle, poured a clear copper color with beige head. Cirtus and hop scent... Fresh tasting hoppy beer, with a lasting flavor of good bitterness. Very unique taste. Amazing IPA. Once again Three Floyds nailed it!
MoDog (927) - Griffith, Indiana, USA - DEC 3, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from a 22oz bottle and served in a shaker. This beer poured a mostly clear amber with a lasting, one finger beige head. Some very nice, sticky lacing was left around the glass. The aroma of the beer was made up of sweet and spicy citrus and pine notes, and also some sweet, lightly roasted caramel. The flavor included a huge hop profile that was smooth and not overly bitter or astringent. Huge notes of grapefruit rind were followed up and balanced out by some caramel and toffee. The drink was medium-bodied with mild carbonation providing a soft mouthfeel. A very tasty IPA/harvest ale.