Advocate_Ames (513) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 22, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A nice foam head followed by a nice scent. I smell citrus, pine, grapefruit, slight rye, and malts. I taste barley, caramelized malts, oranges, hops, and rye. Overall it has a medium level of bitterness. This is a good brew and won’t corrupt or put stress on the palate. I would enjoy to have this again.
Moooooser (32) - Indiana, USA - DEC 22, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber. Boiled over a bit when opened. Looks like a science experiment, in that sediment is constantly floating around. Delicious. The rye compliments the hops quite well. I could drink these all day.
daknole (10320) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - DEC 16, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Orangish pour, fluffy head. Aroma is heavy on the rye and citrus. Flavor is bitter, loads of rye, orange peel, resiny finish. Big beer.
AmEricanbrew (6377) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - DEC 15, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
San Diego Strong Ale Fest 2012. Clear amber color with ivory head. Spicy earthy hop, rye spice, pale malt aromas. medium body with soft co2. Nice spicy hop, pale rye bread, pine sap flavors with a sweet pale malt finish--tasty rye ipa
Leighton (14430) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 14, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at The Fruit Sour Tasting, London - thanks to Paul. Pours fuzzy orange with a creamy white froth. Monstrously juicy aroma of orange, grapefruit, melon and other tropical fruits. Medium to big sweet flavor with moderate sugars, sticky pine, some alcohol, rich citrus. Full bodied with fine, massaging carbonation. Warm finish with sticky resins, very juicy, not too cloying, lingering pine. Excellent.
nuplastikk (5095) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 10, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22oz bottle. Lived up to the hype and then some. Brighter in color than I would’ve thought. Sweet great merge between an IIPA and a Rye. Really clean golden malt actually, not so thick on the caramel and chocolate which usually accompany the style. Big citrus balance. Awesome, a true Rye IIPA, not a hoppy Rye.
brokensail (13679) - Orange County, California, USA - DEC 8, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Strong Ale 2012. Slightly hazed golden orange pour with a white head. Super intense and citrusy nose. Tons of grapefruit, tangerine, and pineapple. A bit of rye, lots of pine, and some floral hops. Mild malt sweetness, too. The flavor is quite heavy on the grapefruit, tangerine, orange, and pineapple notes. Some bitter pine, a hint of caramel, some bread, and a decent amount of rye. Very nice.
peteinSD (1433) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 8, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tap @ PP Carlsbad Strong Ale. Glowing golden/orange pour. Aroma is resinous, pungent pine and hop bitterness with rye and a dry malt backbone. Completely over the top, dominating dank hops. Taste is dense, pungent pine, clean rye, and danky hop bitterness. Clean mouthfeel. A-grade (and then some) hoppy beer.
hopscotch (10142) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 7, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle... Pours cloudy and orange with a small, creamy, white head. Good retention. The aroma is a spicy, fruity assemblage of big-time rye, peach, apricot and resin. Full-bodied with a whole-milk mouthfeel and stinging carbonation. The thick, heavily bitter flavor hints at a rock-solid malt backbone, but the lupulin is definitely the star of this show. The bitter-sweet finish is far more bitter than sweet. Another top notch brew created by the the guys at Three Floyds!
hopslammer (30) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - DEC 6, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
I was lucky enough to discover this behind a layer of Arctic Panzer-wovles at the beer store nearby. Last and only one on the the shelf....it was as though there was that cliche moment where the godly light shines down and the angels sing in choirs...but the beer....it was ok...i expect more from 3F (i know em well enough to call them 3F rather than three floyds ; - ) ). this was a good IPA a good IIPA even, but it seemed to lack the 3F influence. It was as though someone brewed a beer and knocked out the 3F brewers and slapped their sticker on here....not to say i wouldn’t drink this again because it was even better than sierra nevada’s relentless, but that i expected more....ah well...guess ill have to get drunk off this stuff...oh darn...