urbnhautebourg (997) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - JUL 4, 2003
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: AUG 13, 2003 Update: I am so damned happy this got distributed in fair Maryland. I love balanced beers--slightly hoppy Dortmunder, a dry Pils, an aromatic, fruity Weizen--this one is not balanced, but is absolutely wonderful. Not terribly bitter, it must be noted. Tends a bit toward barleywine as it warms.
Old: I couldn't stop laughing when we opened and poured this hop monster: it was so far over the top. The flavor was astonishing. The alpha and omega of Super-IPA. Sticky, citric, lightly herbal and sweet. My favorite sippin' IPA. Many thanks, LiebeBier.
BBB63 (6507) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JUL 3, 2003
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: DEC 14, 2003 Dreadnaught, what a wonderful beer, love the pineapple esters on the nose and a excellent balance achieved with all the big hops. This is truly a whole-class IPA has so many on the site would agree. Does Indiana proud!
ericnixon (742) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 3, 2003
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
It's like they stuffed the enitre state of Maine (the Pine Tree State) in each bottle. strong piney aroma. nuclear frickin' hoppy explosion. Wicked amazing stuff.
argo0 (12774) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 2, 2003
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
(draft): Cloudy golden with small white head. Aroma is grapefruit nirvana, with pine around the edges. Taste is intense grapefruit, medium sweet, really yummy. Medium body.
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 1, 2003
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
RateBeer Summer 2003: Huge grapefruit attack. Smells like raw hop juice. Clear orange color with a decent head. Very bitter from start to finish. Leaves a thick coating on the tongue. This beer will make the inside of your mouth sweat.
Blake (396) - Orange, California, USA - JUN 30, 2003
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Had from bottle on June 30th, 2003 - Start of the Beer a Day Marathon
I had originall planned to have a new beer every day for a month starting July 1st, but couldn't keep this fine brew in the fridge any longer. The beer poured with a crisp, clear amber coloring with a thick head that lasted a few minutes, but mostly diminished. A very strong flavored IPA, this beer has tons o' hops with a very sweet, malty aroma.
The aftertaste of this beer was slightly sweet with a certain fruitiness that lingered for a while. The beer itself is a great example of what an IPA should be with a powerful nose and a complex flavor. Not too easy to drink, but definitely not harsh - this beer is to be experienced slowly...kudos to the folks at Three Floyds! My first, but hopefully not my last from this brewery.
Wrath (362) - Valparaiso, Indiana, USA - JUN 30, 2003
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours cloudy with a nice amber color. Malt aroma.Fruity flavor with a solid hops presence. Citrus taste is of sweet grapefruit which mixes well with the hoppy feel. Finishes long and well balanced. A awesome IPA.
Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - JUN 29, 2003
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Nice amber color,small white head that had only a slight amount of staying power.Mild malt aroma that gets over taken by a huge hop presence and a fruity hiint to it mostly grapefruit.Very hoppy taste with a mild sweetness and a definate grapfruit hit,the after taste was citrusy with a stong hop bitterness that lasts a long time.This is one hell of a good brew,and i'm not even a decent hop head so i'm not worthy of this stuff but i can say this is definately a brew to seek out and thankfully i managed to get one from Jpdipso.Thanks for the experience.
MaxPower (961) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 28, 2003
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
22 oz. bomber pours cloudy bright copper-orange color with a creamy off-white head that sticks around and leaves a nice lace in my glass. Sharp hoppy aroma of citrus and pine, resinous sticky pine and grapefruit flavors coats the tongue, finishes sticky and bitter yet has good malt balance, has a full thick syrupy mouthfeel, IMO a great Imperial IPA.
legion242 (2343) - Richardson, Texas, USA - JUN 27, 2003
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Smells of sweet, sweet, clean grapefruit- wonderful! First sip is tart, sweet grapefruit. Alcohol well hidden. A big, big beer.