HopRedHead (397) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - DEC 30, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours golden orange with a creamy white head. Jesus titty fucking christ. Smells like mango, grapefruit, pineapple, citrus, big dirty caramel malts. Taste is similar - plenty of sticky punchbowl fruits, mango and grapefruit dominating, then finished with chewy, spicy caramel. The mouthfeel is insane, drinks stupidly well for the booze. Fuck it, I’m done.
PapaSkeetSkeet (1004) - Providence, Rhode Island, USA - DEC 29, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JAN 3, 2015 Bottle courtesy of drpolkadots (Note: it’s three years old!) Red-orange with one cm of off-white head. Aroma is wheat-barley grain dust, light caramel, and some herbal brush. Flavor is much the same: dry malt extract, some resinous hop bitterness, virtually no hop flavor or aroma. Medium, syrupy body, considerable burn. Blah, not a good IPA after 3 years. My apologies to the folks at 3-Floyds who worked hard to make this (apparently) excellent IPA for rating it so old. If you want a better rating, try distributing this to the North East (or just send one to my mailing address!) Your Alpha King is more of an Alpha Peon out here in the land of Kind Titus. Please declare war.
Bule (1402) - California, USA - DEC 26, 2014
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
22oz bottle pours a slightly hazy yellow amber color with a bit of head. My favorite hop profile, very easy going and alcohol well hidden.
bubblehouse (934) - louisville, Kentucky, USA - DEC 21, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Really good. Real fruity and hoppy. Great aroma and super easy to drink. Whats not to like.
Cunningham (6052) - Halden, NORWAY - DEC 11, 2014
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Lovely unclear dark golden color with a fine off white head that leaves nice lacing down the glass. Powerful grapefruit and tropical aroma. Full body and a nice balance between sweetness and bitterness. Oily texture and a bit dry ending. Heavy sipper this one. Powerful fruity and lovely grapefruit hoppy. Powerful stuff that could easily felled over to the heavy sweet side or harse bitterness. Also well masked alcohol. Recommendable.
[On tap at Mikkeller Bar in Copenhagen, Denmark]
Tide (2442) - Espoo, FINLAND - DEC 6, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at Mikkeller & Friends. Hazy amber color, white head. Bitter taste with grapefruit, hops, peach, resin and pine. Bitter finish with grapefruit, hops, pine and resin. Exquisite imperial IPA.
Nische (1407) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 2, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Slightly hazy dark golden color with white head. Aroma of tropical fruits and fresh hops. Some mango taste with pineapple notes and caramel backbone. Creamy texture. Smooth bitter finish. Very nice.
danlo (1844) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - NOV 29, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
1 pint 6 fl oz bottle from Mikkeller webshop. Pours an orange golden colour, foam white head leaving lacing and aroma of caramel, juicy mango, peach, orangey, pine hop resins. Malt caramel flavour, some toffee, alittle biscuit plus lots of tangy fruity notes, tropical mango, orange marmalade, apricot, peach, pine and peppery with grapefruit bitterness. Smooth and slightly oily mouthfeel, medium bodied, soft carbonation, dry spicy tangy bitter finish. Very drinkable, impressive DIPA.
Sicken (13) - Malmö, SWEDEN - NOV 9, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle from Mikkeller & Friends. Perfectly balanced and the best DIPA I’ve had yet.
bigda83 (572) - Jamestown, New York, USA - OCT 31, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle to glass at a tasting. Pours a golden orange with a medium white head. Aromas of juicy citrus, pine, and grass. Taste is piney with lots of juicy citrus in there of grapefruit, lemon, and orange. Hints of tropical mango as well, but not as pronounced as the Panzer on that aspect. Another very smooth drinking DIPA from Three Floyds. Finished dry and bitter. Oh so good.