arnold931 (924) - Iowa, USA - SEP 29, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at FFF. Pours mostly clear golden with thin head. Nose is floral and tropical. Taste is sweet with bitterness following. Great.
jgb9348 (5168) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - SEP 21, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Super hazy golden coloured body with a decent, two centimetre tall tan head and a slight orange glow. Aroma of rich sticky hops with a tropical fruit scent, some good malts and a lot of alcohol and sugars noticeable as well. Full-bodied; Rich malty mouthful with a good tropical fruit and grassy hop flavour that shows well. Aftertaste shows a light apricot and orange flavour with a little sweetness, and some noticeable hops. Overall, nothing that shows up as a great Imperial IPA and a decent one for sure, but nothing more than that. If you peeled this label off and put on an unknown brewery, it would get far less favourable scores. Please don’t go out of your way or spend a ton of money like I did (on both accounts) to get this beer - you’ll be disappointed. I sampled this 65 cL bottle purchased from King Richard Wine & Spirits in Michigan City, Indiana on 09-September-2015 for US$10,99 sampled at home in Washington on 20-September-2015, just eleven days after purchase.
DWestrick (501) - Ft Wayne, Indiana, USA - SEP 13, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle. super funky imperial IPA. Massive flavor and unique taste. Another gem from 3 Floyds
agl108 (935) - Upper St. Clair, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 28, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz. bomber. Poured burnt orange with thin white head that dissipated quickly. Big malt, caramel sweetness, complex mix of orange, grapefruit, and resinous pine. Touch boozy. Dry finish. Been a while since my last but seemed like an aged Dreadnaught. Very solid, just not quite my style IIPA.
Koelschtrinker (13624) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - AUG 4, 2015
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Intensiv hopfiger, herb grasiger Beginn mit alkoholischen Noten. Etwas Grapefruit, trocken, Heu. Trockenes Ende. Naja... 10/9/8/7/11/7
Sammy (9815) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 2, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at fff. Unobtrusive dipa. Cloudy orange. Very drinkable , with hop forward but cuddled in malt finish. Amazing and damgerously drinkable.
markas101 (2056) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - AUG 1, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap, 3 Floyd’s Brewery. Very hazy yellow gold. Intense aroma of pine resin and sweet honey. Massive hops, sweet with more resin. Long finish.
tom10101 (4094) - Quebec, CANADA - JUL 27, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
How: Bottle (22 oz) at tasting. Shared by JulienHuxley, thanks!
>>> A good DIPA that is not too sweet but a bit too boozy to be easily drinkable/enjoyable.
+ The malt base isn’t taking too much place and I think a little more hops (or maybe it’s just freshness) could do wonders
+ The tropical fruits and citrusy hops are well supported by a lean caramel presence and a mild spiciness
− While I like the fact that the malt base isn’t taking too much place, I think that it might not be strong enough to support the alcohol and therefore feels too boozy for my liking
− The beer is nicely hopped, but definitely not on a similar level than FFF hoppy beers that "wowed" me in the past like Zombie Dust and Dreadnaught
○ No idea about when this was bottled, so freshness might be an issue here
Flavors: Tropical fruits, caramel, citrus, mild spiciness
Minderbinder (2691) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 22, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours hazy golden with low white head. Good lacing. Aroma is of citrus, flowers, oranges. Taste is of citrus, flowers, alcohol. Palate: Medium body. Light carbonation. Overall: Quite good, but quite unfortunately seems a couple weeks over the hill.
mathieuc (2351) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 22, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by JulienHuxley, thanks dude! It pours a hazy golden with a small white head that leaves some lacing. Nose is of fruits, pine and some sweetish cereals. Taste is if oranges, pine, weed and moderately bitter. Some alcohol but nothing bad for an IIPA. Moderate body and carbonation. Pretty good, fairly easy to drink for a IIPA.