drsordr (1339) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - FEB 26, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle pour from alexsdad. Orange,amber in color. Lots of citrus hop on the nose. Initial grapefruit hop flavor with some spiciness from the rye. Nice long bitterness.
podey (637) - New York, New York, USA - FEB 25, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: FEB 27, 2013 Sample pour from Dennis @ Blind Tiger. Pours an orange/amber. Aroma is huge citrus hoppiness. Taste is very bitter citrus (grapefruit) with some earthy/grassy notes as well. The rye definitely comes through.
beerbaaron (1497) - Arizona, USA - FEB 24, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Solid dark amber. Frothy, lasting white head. Big aroma, very hoppy, citrus, sweet, and rye. Flavor to match. Medium to full body, sticky, balanced hop bitter. Balanced overall. Great beer - everything in it come together really well, Too bad I had this after Hopslam.
MarinEvelyn (637) - Wisconsin, USA - FEB 24, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Golden orange cool. Small but strong white head. Hoppy, rye, citrus secnts. Tastes hoppy with a slow smooth citrusy aftertaste.
hamilton23 (616) - Alpine, California, USA - FEB 22, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from 22oz bottle. Pours dark gold with foamy white head. If you have had Alpine Nelson, this is a pretty close in appearance, aroma and taste. Good beer.
changeup45 (1719) - Mount Dora, Florida, USA - FEB 21, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from queenholly. This pours an amber-orange color with a one finger off-white head that sheds some scattered lacing. There’s a pungent citrusy hop aroma with grapefruit, tangerine, and mango making it quite tropical. A little malt sneaks in there with some grass notes as well. The flavor offers a blast of puckery and bitter tropical fruity hops. Sweet upfront with a citrus rind bitterness taking over mid-palate and into the finish. Some grassy-floral notes mix in there. The body is definitely sturdy but not too malty with a spicy character that is probably the rye influence. Overall this is a really good Double IPA, which is pretty much what I expected from a hoppy Three Floyds beer.
portableparty (1992) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - FEB 18, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle from arkurzynski. Pours unclear orange with a frothy white head that dissipates to a soapy film and collar. Aroma is bright grapefruit pine and subtle melon and bread/malt. Taste bitter rye bread resinous pine grapefruit some spruce and rind. Palate is medium and finishes chalky dry. This is what I was in the mood for a good bitter IIPA. Thanks Adam!
Reynolds314 (2661) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 17, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Really loved this beer. Tons of great citrus hops and a spicy rye element are balanced with a solid malt backbone and a great bitter finish that doesnt linger too long. Love it.
impaleyou (24) - Indiana, USA - FEB 17, 2013
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Solid rye ipa from a great brewery. If you come across it try it or you will regret it.
pantanap (3366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 16, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle although had previous times before at the brewpub from prior visits... Pour from the bottle yields a mostly solid non-transparent orangey brown consistency and topped with a fluffy lingering barely off-white head... Aroma of juicy semi-bitter tropical fruit and pithy citrus components. A hint of metallic surfaces before fading out completely which was reassuring - that an an intermixing of fruit cocktail comes to mind. A blast of pine and general dank undertones evolve late and lingers on for a bit. That note of metallic eventually comes back into the equation which was for the most part a letdown... Flavors follow suit mostly with semi-sweet juicy tropical fruit hops front and center quickly turning assertively bitter mid-palate and extending on through the finish. Just above medium bodied, somewhat full, with the right dash of carbonation. Some hints of aspirin through the middle. Malt seem to fall to the wayside but there is a spicy quality to it from the rye persuasion most likely...all in all, prob prefer the lightning more so than the tiger. A little too much firepower for me while the lightning had more of a drinkability aspect to it with a the hop assertiveness that I really enjoy.