TPaliga (212) - Munster, Indiana, USA - MAY 17, 2006
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Awesome floral and citrus hop aroma. pours amber orange with thin bubby off-white head. Tastes of bitter citrusy hops with nice malt undertone. great flavor that lasts. Finish is huge bitter hops and sweet malt. Awesome.
glkaiser (1214) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 17, 2006
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Rated from the cask at Dark Lord Day. Holy Hopness. Grapefruit aroma is awesome. Nice head. More balanced than I expected. Very tasty. Nice hops with a solid malt finish.
kwoeltje (2233) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - MAY 16, 2006
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
(22 oz botte) Medium gold with almost no head. Floral/citrus hops aroma. Flavor is citrus and pine hops with enough malt for balance. Great mouthfeel. Excellent Imperial IPA
droopy49 (97) - Lancaster, California, USA - MAY 13, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bomber courtesy of Illinismitty. Poured a golden orange with a good off white head. Great hoppy and malty aroma with some nice grapefruit and citrus notes. Good malty flavor hits your palate first with some hop bitterness to follow. I must admit, my concept of a DIPA has been tainted by having Pliny the Elder on tap at RR brewpub. This is a good beer nonetheless, I am sure it would be better on tap. Thanks again Sean!
henrikb (1262) - Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 12, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark golden clear body, big white head fast away; Huge nose but not as deep as expected, lots of flowers, apricot, sweet pine; Super full body, with a very soft texture and carbonation; Medium length in a way sweet finish, again flowers, apricot, but ending of very pine-like. Generally much sweeter then bitter, lacks balance. The bitterness only truly steeps up in the very late finish. Very disappointing!
agl108 (1059) - Upper St. Clair, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 11, 2006
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz. bottle (unknown year). Pours a hazy orange. Pungent citrus, floral nose. A unique combination of malts and hops. Better balance than other double IPAs Iíve tried. I didnít feel the alcohol was as well hidden as others did. A very good beer, even though I have it rated below its average. Tastes like a spiked up version of Alpha King.
sbrewno (49) - Frankfort, Illinois, USA - MAY 10, 2006
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
2005 bomber - Flat pour hints at the potentcy of this brew. Hazy, cloudy look. Pine, lemon, citrus, pine aroma. Sips thin and syrupy at first. Alcohol and hops. Very tasty from sip to aftertaste. Excellent. Not overdone, but a stoneís throw from a bit too much. I need a road trip to Muenster.
kingdavid (18) - Nebraska, USA - MAY 10, 2006
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Three Floyds is consistent in the fact that each time is like your "first time."
your thinking, ya, I have already "had sex/drank beer", but each different one is like the first time.
and no need for protection, three floyds is clean.
Bigsilky (327) - Charleston, USA - MAY 9, 2006
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
This is my first FFF beer ever. What can I say, I have been missing out. I thought the hype behind this beer was embedded in the scarcity. I was wrong. This bottle was three years old and brought to me by a buddy who shone me da light. A deep orange hue with lovely carbonation. An austere and firm off-white heads forms and follows the beer down to the bottom. The nose is as interesting as any Iíd ever had. Candy dish, and marzipan (blood orange perhaps). The nose is ripe with fresh hoppiness, amazing for the age of the bottle. Grapefruits, mashmellows, and coniferous hop aromas overshadow the age of this beer. On the palate, rich malt sweetness intertwines in a seamlessly constructed palate of wise malt fruit bosltered by a sprucy and citrusy hop spice to finish. Very floral, I canít imagine this beer upon itís release. The Abv.% is completley masked, the flavor saps ever bit of strength the 9.5% has to offer. Itís tough to say, but maybe the best DIPA Iíve had. Maybe I need some more bottles to determine for sure...
jason (1834) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 7, 2006
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: AUG 28, 2006 Bottle. (Zenoís - Thanx guys!)
What a aroma! Very citrusy with lots of hops.
Appearance is awesome, keeps a great head.
Flavor is jampacked with citrus and hops, you donít taste the alcohol. Very drinkable.
Creates a sense of euphoria!
Re-rate: This beer has been inconsistent for me over the last few months with a few bottles. One time itís awesome/almost perfect. The next it is a little flat with a decent taste.
Still one of the best IIPAís Iíve ever had! Maybe second to Double Simcoe.