kp (10883) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
opaque orange, frothy off white head, solid lace, sweet caramel malt and citrus hop aroma, lots of sweet malt flavor and lots of hop flavor play off each other but never really melds together, long bitter finish,
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
BBB63 (6557) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JUL 7, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
HogTownHarry (6376) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - JUN 1, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
thedm (5794) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - AUG 3, 2007
4.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
This draft brew from the brewery poured a small sized head of foamy finely sized white colored bubbles that were mostly lasting and left behind a very hazy dark orange colored body. The mild aroma was hoppy and floral. The mouth feel was "Oh My God! What an initial hop rush!" very strongly tingly at the start and at the finish with a biting hoppy aftertaste. The flavor contained notes of malt hops and strong floral hop pineyness in a deep malt base. A wonderful best in class brew.
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - APR 13, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is, believe it or donít, a fairly well balanced IPA from 3F. And with only 75 IBUs. Of course, according to the brewpub menu, it was "made by magic transforming robots," so that might explain it. Itís hazy pale apricot in color with a slender white head. Nice lacing. It has a nose of solid PNW hops (Surprize!) with a sweet grainy malt scent struggling to get out. The flavor starts up with sweet pale malts but is soon overcome by grapefruit and a touch of pine. Nice lingering, bitter finish. Oddly, served in a half pint glass at whole pint costs. Good, though.
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TomDecapolis (4618) - Milton, Delaware, USA - APR 27, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the FFF brewpub. Pours a hazy golden orange with a medium creamy/bubbly white lacing head. Aroma of pine, grapefruit, cereal grains, Cheerios, fruity and a grainy maltiness. Flavor of grapefruit, mango, pine, caramel, lemon, great malt/hop balance, tropical fruits and on the dry side. Less sweet maltiness going on when held up against the Alpha King and Dreadnaught.
drewbeerme (3917) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 26, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: NOV 29, 2007 on tap. pours clear golden with white head. nose is fruity hops. flavor is spicy hops with big malt and biscuit base. crisp and refreshing. but $4 for half pint, whatever.
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUL 1, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
alexanderj (3542) - Branson, Missouri, USA - AUG 8, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draft at the 3F brewpub. Poured an orange-gold with smallish white head. Aroma was not overly powerful, with citrus and floral elements. Pretty strong hop presence; but a decent malt backbone. Did not find it overly one dimensional, but not overly complex. Some piney elements in the flavor, as well as the citrus, floral and malt.
SpringsLicker (3466) - Tennessee, USA - AUG 1, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewery Dark Lord Weekend.
This lightly golden IPA throws up a long lasting white head.
The aroma is malty and the flavor is hoppy. A big hop bitterness builds into the finish, but a sweet malt balance descibes this one.