MrBeerFanatic (1064) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - JUL 11, 2017 DrnkMcDermott (3104) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - JUL 13, 2003
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAY 7, 2004 Draft, at the Brewery. Ah, the firstborn child of Nick & Co's "Not Normal" brewing philosophy. It's almost damning with faint praise not to call it an IPA (in which case, it'd rate second to 3F's own Dreadnaught. At our homebrew club meeting at the brewery, it felt as though we were swimming on the US's entire hop production for the year. Tangy citrus hop flavor will give you a buzz long before the alcohol can work its magic. An inspiration to every amateur or pro brewer to "go BIG, or go home!"
Bottled: Not surprising that the bottled version is a little tamer than we had fresh at the brewery, even if I did get the bottles straight from the brewery. Still a great hop nose you can't help but get assaulted by. As they say, try to find it on draught, or take the brewery tour!
Caramel color deep orange red hues. Aromas caramel, pine, citrus. Flavors big caramel, citrus, pine. Medium sweet light bitter finish. Delicious and well done. Leave it to this brewery to make great beers. Well balanced. sjohnny (641) - - JUN 9, 2017
Tons of citrus. Apricot. Some other fruits. Opaque murky orange/brown Amber. Moderate off white head with fair retention. A good bit of lacing left behind. Orange. Grapefruit. Peach. Earth. Crisp bitter finish. Medium bodied. Really nice.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone JorgeLee (2134) - Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 27, 2017
On tap, Kuma’s Too. Pretty exciting to finally get hold of one of these legendary Three Floyds beers! This was deep amber almost copper in colour, much more caramel malt and resulting sweetness than I expected. White foam, medium carbonation. Very hop plant hoppiness, fresh. More than any beer I’ve ever had it tasted like you were sucking on the hops, or maybe their juices, before they go into the kettle. Grapefruit, citrus, a bit of pine, but also quite...hoppy. Quite bitter. Clearly a great brewing effort to get that intensity and faithfulness of flavour, but was it actually the nicest or most drinkable pale I’ve had? Probably not. LetsGoState (886) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 24, 2017
Appearance is a deep amber and thick white head. Aroma is a little sweet. Taste is creamy with a nice balance of medium bitter hops and some sweeter malt. Cybercat (5875) - Georgia, USA - MAY 20, 2017
Pours coffee brown with a golden tan head. Aroma delivers roast malt, coffee, and a hint of charred hops. Flavor offers smoky roast malt, coffee, woody hops, and a bit of licorice. Mouthfeel presents thick body and good fizz. Long brew the king!
Frothmeister (808) - Ontario, CANADA - MAY 3, 2017
355ml bottle. Holy ___. I can not believe for a second that this is 6.5%. Everything about it is huge, and the hop profile is incredible. Pours a beautiful hazy rose-tinged orange with a beige cap. On the nose, CONCENTRATED resinous notes, passion fruit, grapefruit, caramel. Fuller bodied, and above average sweetness with peach, apricot, passion fruit, and light caramel that tames itself into caramel, with light fruity notes under the resinous bitterness. This is like a DIPA hiding in a pale ale. I am beyond impressed with this. The best APA I’ve had by far. Wow. Wow. lunatic (2) - Monclova, Ohio, USA - MAR 12, 2017 does not count
Great flavor, smooth finish. Cloudy appearance aroma is vanilla. Not much bite for an IPA but a good drinker.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone tmj399 (24) - Green Bay, Alabama, USA - MAR 1, 2017
This to me is every bit the equal to Zombie Dust. A bold citrusy pale ale that’s just crushable. Putting down a six pack is no problem. Juicy and delicious! OsuStu (269) - - FEB 18, 2017
Draft. Copper color with a short tan head. Aromas of brown sugar, orange rind, and alcohol. A little apple, caramel, citrus, and a hoppy bitter finish. Medium body. Nsanders (1149) - St Paul, Minnesota, USA - JAN 29, 2017
Bottle. Medium orange with a big white head. Bright orange juice, honey, resin and slight alcohol aromas. Has a medium sweet flavor with a resiny bitter finish. Medium body with a bubbly feel