Three Floyds Decepticon I.P.A.
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RATINGS: 40   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44/5   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 234   ABV: 7.8%
Experimental IPA using British Malt and all liquid hops

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BBB63 (6557) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JUL 7, 2007
Tap: Mostly golden hue with a nice lasting head and some lace. The aroma has notes of herbal and piney hops, some citric vapours, bready malts, a slighty hint of pepper. The taste starts with a pale malt background with lots of sharp bitter notes. Got a bit muddled in the middle, losing focus. The mouth feel is aggressive and biting with an astringent finish. An okay brew and worth the effort.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUL 1, 2007
On tap at the brewpub. Slightly hazy golden amber body with a medium creamy off-white head. Lihgt caramel aroma. Strong citrus hops bitter flavor with caramel hints.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ABUSEDGOAT (2607) - California, USA - JUN 25, 2007
draft at brewpub: clear orange body. Aroma is spicy, grassy hops with fruity notes (grapefruit) and a caramel backing. I found the APA and IIPA much more aggressive and enjoyable. Still decent, but from 3F this was a letdown.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
NobleSquirrel (3438) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 2, 2007
nice tinted amber, IPA nose, surprised by the lack of amarillo, I thought they put íem in everything. Very tasty, and a nice full body to back up the ibus. scrumptious.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HogTownHarry (6376) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - JUN 1, 2007
Draught. At the brewpub. Poured cloudy pale amber with a smallish off-white creamy mottled head. Not too inspiring aroma of generic bitterness - perhaps resiny, faintly citrus, but just ... bitter; light dry slightly roasty malt backbone. The taste was a little better, mild pineapple/grapefruit bitterness, lightly toasted malt, the fruit-bitterness emerges a little more in the medium-long linger, but still it lacks cohesion and character - the bartender shrugged when I asked and made a comment about and experiment with liquid hops. Average body, decent carbonation, moderate astringency and even a little acidity; unremarkable, particularly for FFF, but by the end of my half-pint I was enjoying it more than the sum of the aroma and flavour.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrnkMcDermott (3009) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - MAY 29, 2007
Half-pint draft at FFF. Cloudy orange color. Lightly frothy IPA head. Itís a little hard to pick out the smell, Iíll just call it a suitable beer aroma, actually light on the hops. Hops in the beer are much more restrained than in the typical 3F, perhaps with a touch of lemon citrus (liquid hops? that might be the reson). Malts are relatively light in roast for an IPA, but still leave a of sticky on the beak.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Driftwood6 (214) - USA - MAY 13, 2007
On tap at 3F brewpub. Something weird about this IPA. It doesnít blow you away with hoppy freshness like Alpha King or Dreadnaught. It had a bit of a funny aftertaste-- maybe a touch too much bittering hops. Overall, not impressive at all, especially side by side with a fresh Alpha King.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MoDog (927) - Griffith, Indiana, USA - MAY 12, 2007
On tap at FFF. Pours a cloudy golden color with a small diminishing head. Aroma is hops and grapefruit. Medium body. Taste is citrus and caramel with a decent bitter finish. Overall, a good IPA, but it has some stiff competition at this brewery.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hellomynameis (876) - Mayer, Minnesota, USA - MAY 5, 2007
I feel like Iím biased now...Regular IPAís just donít seem to cut it anymore...itís almost got to be a DIPA to really catch my attention. Maybe it was just the beer. Orange colour with a big white head. Not a whole lot in the aroma. The flavour has a large backing of malts with some citrus hops thrown in. As mojuck says, itís very balanced. It just didnít catch my attention.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thebaldwizard (1206) - Ohio, USA - MAY 2, 2007
I loved the Transformers as a kid, so my rating might be biased... Light malt aroma--not much hops really. Medium to full for an IPA. Orange in color with a decent head. Nice caramel malt flavor, citrus tastes, and hops behind it all. Nice balance--thatís right, you heard me. Remember that this is not a double or imperial, and I think that helps.

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