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RATINGS: 542   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.9/5   SEASONAL: Summer   IBU: 100   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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This complex double India pale ale has an intense citrus and floral hop aroma balanced by a velvety malt body which has been augmented with lactose milk sugar. With this different take on an IPA we have brewed an ale that is both pleasing to drink and, once again, not normal. Cheers! 100 IBU 11.0%ABV (used to be 9.5%)

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3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheEpeeist (3709) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 2, 2009
22 oz bottle. Cloudy yellow brown with a dense white head. Lots of lacy patches. Nose is pine and orange with hints of caramel and creme. Kind of a thin milkshake with resin and buzzy carb. Taste is toasty orange, toffee and pine. Touches of marshmallow and eucalyptus. A good dose of hops almost offsets the sticky sweetness. Odd to say the least.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Brigadier (3605) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - SEP 30, 2009
22 oz bottle
Picked up a few weeks ago in Madison this was my only acquisition because of limited space. Well kept in the meantime it was fabulous; perhaps I will snag another bottle and open it immediately rather than inadvertently letting it sit for a month. Still it had plenty of depth and promise - this is almost on par with the flagship Dreadnaught.

Aroma / Appearance - The gaudy offwhite head is sharp and bright. Under was a cloudy orange liquid which released mango, floral hops, caramel, and other tropical aspects. It felt like being on a warm beach rather than a cold Ohio evening.

Flavor / Palate - Grapefruit was the main player but coupled with hoppy caramel and lactose it has an unusual character. With being over the top it is definitely a well thought out release. Only at the end does the booziness really begin to pick up; the first glass was easier to finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopdog (11984) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 29, 2009
22oz bottle acquired in trade with shawnm213 (thanks!). Poured a medium and clear amber color with a smaller sized off white head. Aromas of floral hops, pine, citrus, and some caramel. Tastes of citrus, caramel, pineapple, fruity, and pine. There was something a little different about this too, was it the lactose milk sugar? Definitely a little on the sweet side. Lighter alcohol in the finish. Another cool lablel from Three Floyds...

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bconley (352) - Fern Park, Florida, USA - SEP 28, 2009
Bottle thanks to dchmela. Has a really strong syrupy hoppy smell. Really citrusy. Feel is very syrupy as well, Im guessing from the lactose. Tastes hoppy and sweet, but doesnt bite like most IIPAs Ive had. Very Nice!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
General66 (203) - Streator, Illinois, USA - SEP 27, 2009
Bomber shared with my sister and brother-in-law at Mod Pizza in Chicago. I absolutely love Three Floyds and was very excited to try something new from them. Pours a deep orange color with a very small white head that disappears quickly. It did leave some nice swirls on the top of the brew though. The aroma consists of some subtle citrus fruit, strong hops, and a hint of flowers. The taste was very interesting and unexpected. It consisted of a LOT of fresh hops and some subtle floral notes that left a fairly bitter (but pleasant) aftertaste. I dont know if my mind was playing tricks on me or if the mouth feel actually was supposed to be the consistency of milk. Finished a bit too bitter for my liking but was overall very good. Another hit by Three Floyds!

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
HOPSHUNTER (742) - Tampa, Florida, USA - SEP 27, 2009
Bottle courtesy of cexshun. Poured an orangeish amber with a thin eggshell head. Great nose, notes of caramel, peach, pineapple, and grass. Reminds me of English hops. Full body with a creamy, milky mouth feel. The flavor was sweet caramel and toffee with more fruity notes of peach, pineapple, and apricot. Bitterness is relatively mild throughout the brew. Excellent. Honestly we had a bottle of this and a bottle of Dreadnaught at our last tasting, I think this killed the Dreadnaught.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gregis (1281) - Stilwell, Kansas, USA - SEP 26, 2009
Bomber shared by customercopy. Thanks JB. Pours an orange-amber with a thin off-white head. The nose is of sweet malt, big citrus and some mild lacto tartness. Slick, medium-bodied and bitter with some tart funk at the finish. This tastes like a lightly oaked (odd) version of the nose. Its an interesting IIPA, but I found it a tad odd. Id prefer Dreadnaught any day of the week.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - SEP 25, 2009
Bomber courtesy dchmela. Pours a clear, fiery, golden-orange hue with a minimal, swirly film for a head. Sugary legging coats the glass, leaving behind wet lace spots. The aroma is weird, showing toffee malts, butterscotch, and evaporated milk, mostly sweet, though hopped with notes of bitter orange and resinous pine. Flavors follow suit, toffee driven and buttery up front, with citrus and pine bitterness on the back end. The big, sugary body is smooth but somewhat alcoholic, finishing with a creamy, lactic sort of feel. Strange brew. Not bad, just strange.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dchmela (3041) - Orlando, Florida, USA - SEP 25, 2009
Bottle from Ditmeir. Pours a hazy orange wheat color with a thick head. Huge citrus hop aroma, lots of floral notes. Big malt citrus hop taste with a touch of creamy lacto to smooth thing out. Interesting idea to use lacto to balance out the hops.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GodOfThunder (1249) - Orlando, Florida, USA - SEP 24, 2009
Thanks to dchmela for the taste. Odd hoppy brew. Clean citrus and vanilla. Slightly bitter. Creamy. Pretty good brew.


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