JoeMcPhee (8819) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 20, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle courtesy of jerc and mabel. Hazy golden pour. The aroma is loaded with white grapefruit, pineapple and loads of dank hop character. The flavour is really juicy and fresh despite an odd sort of rotted fruit character in the aroma. There is a bit of soft juicy tropical fruit. Some apricot and a little bit of soft bitterness.
Ernesto987 (4378) - Arizona, USA - JAN 20, 2012
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: FEB 10, 2015 bottle thanks to reynolds314. I love the citra hop here, the body has a touch of malt sweetness in it that is amazing. I like when the hops and malts blend perfectly. IPAs shouldnt really be all about the hops. Great job!
moefriedman (34) - Illinois, USA - JAN 20, 2012
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
One of my new favorites. Smells and tastes fantastic. Lots of pine and citrus with just the right amount of hopiness. And the label is pretty badass too.
MBrausen (69) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 17, 2012
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured from a bottle into a pint glass
A. Pours a beautiful orange color, almost the same as the McDonalds orange soda from when you were a kid. Light foam head, about 1mm thick, settles to a light thin ring.
S. Smells of sweet citrus, fine northern pine, and lots of orange peel
T. Tastes of sweet orange peel, wonderful citrus and trangy fruit, with a hint of pine
M. Medium body, slightly water, a little bit coarse with a nice light finish.
O. This is a very good beer. Tangy and sweet, not as much like a normal DIPA, but still very goo. I would suggest everyone try this at least once.
Westmeister (1981) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 15, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JAN 29, 2012 Pours a cloudy golden orange with off white head and nice lacing. Aroma is of resin and grapefruit hops with a bit of the caramel malt backbone. Taste and smell are mighty powerful for 6%. Big grapefruit hops that are intense enough but nicely held back by the sweetness of the malts. Superbly crafted brew and something I could take back 6 without thinking.
Ibrew2or3 (7312) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JAN 7, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Big thanks to hellbilly for sharing. It pours gold with white head. The pulsing aroma is big and yummy with chewy sticky malt infused pineapple, grapefruit and orange juice. Smell just terrific. The taste doesn’t reach the boldness attained in the nose. It is nice with grapefruit and pineapple notes sweetened by malts and then running into spicy hoppiness midway and into the finish. Nice citrus to spicy hopped brew where the hops are bridge by a modest level of sweet malts.
Savvy1982 (1705) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 31, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at home, on New Years Eve 2011/12. Massive thanks to phalesu, who rushed this one to me, so it was fresh! Pours cloudy orange, thin white head; lacing is spotty to good. Surprisingly small head, for a bottle that nearly gushed when opened, expected a thicker head. Regardless... Nose is spicy pine, with mandarin orange, tropical fruit, and nice grapefruit coming through underneath. Maybe not as over-the-top with the hops as I was expecting, considering the reputation of both the brewery, and the beer, but then this is my first hoppy 3Floyds brew, so I’m in new territory here. Flavours are DOMINATINGLY mandarin orange. This tastes just like eating a freaking mandarin orange. It’s truly bizarre. The remainder of the palate, beyond the mandarin notes, is spicy, piney, and balanced, with nice bitterness that in no way keeps this beer from being sessionable. Very, very nice.
blomster (263) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 30, 2011
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle, thanks go a generous Secret Santa. Hazy golden pour, with some hop or yeast residue floating around. Decent head. Very nice citrusy, piney aroma, also some pineapple and melon.
Smooth, creamy mouthfeel, average carbonation.
Taste is orange and citrusy hops, melon, shortbread. Smooth, bitterness on the low side, a bit abrupt finish. A great pale ale.
msojka (457) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 24, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pour is a yellowish gold color with a small white head. Nose is of citrus and grass for the most part. Taste is pretty much all hops, though nothing overpowering, still rather light and refreshing.
BayAreaBeers (85) - Fremont, California, USA - DEC 23, 2011
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle. Pours a nice Orangeish golden color. The aroma is big citrus, grapefruit. Just fantastic! The taste is a perfect bitterness up front with big citrus flavors. The back end has a perfectly balanced maltyness to smooth it all out. Just a perfect example of a Pale Ale. If it was a blind taste test, I would have thought it was IPA. F’ing great beer.