antzman (316) - Clarksville, Indiana, USA - SEP 1, 2005
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
From 22 oz bomber. Thanks to Bob Mack for the bottle! Poured a hazy shade of orange/amber with a tight white head that dissapated quickly. Aroma seemed to consist of a sweet smell of grapefruit. First sip is all hops but with a surprising malt finish. Medium body, which is what you would expect with an IPA. It seems to stick to your tongue. Exceptional beer, the best I have had from Three Floyds so far.
TerryR (391) - Oswego, Illinois, USA - AUG 31, 2005
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Hazy orange color with a thin white head. Big aroma of citrus and pine needles. Flavor is lots and lots of bitter hops with a fairly substantial malt backbone. Alcohol noticeable but not overly so. Bitter hop finnish. I thind what makes this beer exceptional is the presence of the malt . Despite the overwhelming amout of hops, it does more than simply hit you over the head with hop bitterness.
maltdog (621) - Colorado, USA - AUG 29, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber. Pale, hazy apricot color. Short-lived frothy head collapses into a gauzy film, leaving camouflage lace patterns. Aroma seems more appropriate to a high gravity dark ale: chalk dust is foremost on the nose, accompanied by resiny pine and grapefruit, currants, bakersí chocolate, anise, and ashtray. The flavor is less confused... sugar, orange peel, gin, tobacco, walnut, and graham crackers. Extreme orange soda and herbal character. Alcohol is undetectable. Sticky, syrupy palate. So extraordinarily malty sweet that perceived bitterness is actually quite low, IMO. Fruity and gently bittersweet aftertaste; grapefruit zest and gingerbread. Overrated, and closer to an American barleywine than an IIPA. Still, the overall package is delicious, greater than the sum of its parts.
Fantomas23 (463) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 21, 2005
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Smells of sweet candy apples and pine. Small head foamed up and left quickly. Not as syrupy as I thought it was going to be from the pour but still covered the palate well. Of course, this is very hoppy and the bitterness lasts and lasts and lasts. Between this and Great Divideís Titan, Iím beginning to dig on IPAs, or perhaps its the fact that the two are so over-the-top in their style. In any case, very well done, indeed!
DrunkenWeasel (224) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 21, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very nice beer. Pours dark amber with a medium white head. Smells like hops and pine with subtle malt undertones. Flavor is hoppy and bitter but not super bitter. Malts much more prominent in taste blending well with the hop flavor. Aftertaste starts off hoppy and fades to a malty taste, smooth and creamy (unusual for an Imp IPA) and very nice.
noelcb (271) - Toledo, Ohio, USA - AUG 15, 2005
4.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Poured amber-orange with a thin ivory head that quickly faded to a mere float. Nice lacing as I drank down the glass. Aromas were herbal hops, grapefruit, lime, pineapple, some straw, alcohol and yeast. Taste was massively bitter hops, grapefruit, subtle malt, alcohol, with notes of lemon, lime, orange, cherry, espresso, chocolate, tobacco and smoke. Did I mention HOPS? Mouthfeel is sumptiously chewy and sticky. If you crave hops, look no further.
Goblincat (399) - Petersburg, Michigan, USA - AUG 14, 2005
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours golden orange, with a small off-white head. The nose is a musty sour apricott/orange. Nicely complex taste, the bite of hops, sharp yet warming alcohol, sour grapefruit... A very nice mix that works well together.
tjthresh (1867) - Greenfield, Indiana, USA - AUG 10, 2005
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JUN 5, 2007 100th rating. On tap at the brewery.
One big whiff, kicked in the face with big time malt and big time hops. Hard to tell on the appearance since 3F serves in crappy plastic cups. Notes of caramel, bread, bisuits, citrus. Bitter all day. Sticky as hell. I will rerate. This beer probably deserves a 5, but I just canít give it the 5 for apperance if I cant see it.
pjk33 (390) - Sligo - Curllsville Heights, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 9, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz bomber. Mike Schreffler brought this one from Indiana for me. It was a long day of building a porch swing and i popped this baby at about midnight on a Saturday night. Nice light orange color, hazy with very little head and very little lace. Thatís a little surprising. Malty nose with a touch of hop, but mostly sweet malt in the nose. The hops donít really jump out in the aroma on my pour. Taste is good. Sweet and strong hop flavor with grapefruit, other citrus flavors and a touch of pine in there. It finishes nice and bitter with a nice fuzz on your tongue. Medium body, not heavy, like I sort of expected. This is a good beer, perhaps a bit overrated or perhaps I had either an older bottle, or a newer bottle. Solid, but not on par with Runination or Stoudts 2ipa in my opinion.
Dixen (1465) - Flagstaff, Arizona, USA - AUG 9, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Huge nose of hops, lots of grapefruit and citrus. Amber colored, small white head. Loads of hops in the flavor, apricot, huge bitterness but with some nice malts to balance it a bit. I want to give this beer 15.5 in overall...