kjc51478 (441) - Valparaiso, Indiana, USA - MAY 24, 2011
22 oz Bottle. Appearance is surprisingly light pouring a light orangish color with frothy, off-white head. Aroma is superb with citrus all around especially pineapple and grapefruit. Taste is strong on the citrus hops flavors like the grapefruit with a solid sweet malt backbone. The story of this beer is the balance. No one characteristic dominates with both the hop bitterness and malt sweetness contributing very evenly making the brew very drinkable. Palate is medium-bodied, soft and slick texture, with mild carbonation, and a slight bitter finish - quite subdued for an Imperial IPA. I’m constantly impressed by everything put out by FFF and this is no exception. Darkover (1540) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 22, 2011
Hazy golden color with a small beige Head. Strong aroma of citrus and grassy hops. Taste is very bitter and hoppy. Finish is dry and bitter. Very good. Moooooser (32) - Indiana, USA - MAY 21, 2011
An original take on an IIPA. The color is fairly light and clear, relatively speaking. The bottle says the taste contains marmalade, white wine, pine, and apricot. Honestly though, I thought the taste was dominated by citrus (primarily grapefruit), and hops. Not unusual for 3F. BTW, look at the artwork on the 22 oz bomber. It’s killer! hoosiers1994 (684) - Maryland, USA - MAY 21, 2011
22 oz bottle into a tulip. This beer pours a light golden color with a nice thick white head. The aromas are very much citrus, with some floral. The taste is hop bomb! Love it. The pungent hop aroma continues in the taste, with citrus and piney resin coming through. This is another great DIPA from FFF. Happy to drink this anytime. The palate is medium body with average carbonation and a nice dry finish. Very nicely done overall. pauls_parade (340) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAY 20, 2011
Cloudy golden color - clears as it warms. Leaves a touch of lacing on the glass. Big citrus hop aroma. Medium carbonation and body, viscous, and a long-lasting finish. Huge hop citrus flavor, some bubblegum, candy-like malt, and finishing bitter but not overly harsh.Well-balanced and enjoyable. A beer for hop lovers.
suprchunk (2994) - Crestview, Florida, USA - MAY 20, 2011
Add more crystal. It’s a straw color, weird for a IIPA. Ample white head that fades fairly quickly. Thin layer left over with a small amount of lacing. Big hop aroma, although not as much as the Dread had. A sweet aroma of burnt sugar, almost caramel scent. Floral notes with a slight grassy aroma. Very nicely done. Way more balanced than the last one. But that isn’t hard to do.
cfrancis (3506) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 17, 2011
Again, a big bitter bite up front. Almost acrid. After that is a sweet sensation mixed in with ample hop flavor. A bit of a citrusness. The mouth feel is a bit less dry than the Dread as well. But there is a bitter dryness on the back end. A bitterness envelopes the tongue and sticks around until the next swallow is down the gullet. Then it just repeats itself. Not very carbonated, but a big carbonic mouth feel. Not warming despite the ABV. Then again, I’m still reeling from the Dreadnaught. I wish I could write more about this beer as it is pretty good. And a worthy daily drinker. But there isn’t much more to say than it is a bit of a smaller Dreadnaught. Of course, there are different hops in this one making it almost stand on it’s own. Not sure if this is supposed to be a winter warmer, although it is less ABV than the year round Dreadnaught, but it doesn’t seem like it. If it were cold out, I would pick Dread over this. Although there seems to be some spices mixed into this one as an afterthought. At least that’s what I’m getting in the taste. Not much mind you, but ample enough to perceive that they may be there. Although it could be the spiciness of the hops used.
Thanks to santa for this. Pours a cloudy corn yellow with a big frothy white head and a great lacing on the glass. Aroma is a hard on of hops, citrus and grain malts. The taste is something that you want to keep going for a long time. Like a great orgasm. Bitter citrus hops assault your palate while the malts tickle your throat. It’s like layer after layer of earthy hops coming at you. Cannot have enough of this. bluejacket74 (1993) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - MAY 14, 2011
22 ounce bottle, I have no idea how fresh this is. Served in a snifter, the beer pours a slightly cloudy golden/amber color with about an inch off-white head. Head retention and lacing are both good. Aroma is citrusy (grapefruit, apricots, orange peel) and pine hops. Flavor is mainly bitter hops. Both the citrusy and pine flavors are noticable, but initially the bitterness is strong and lingers around for a while before it eases up. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it’s a bit slick with decent carbonation. I think this is a solid brew, but given a choice I’d much rather have Dreadnaught instead. Barrios (1243) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 11, 2011
Pours a lacing beige head with a golden-amber body. Aromas of mild tropical fruit and a hint of pine. Flavor is has a sweetness like cotton candy, but not really sweet. Also, some passion/mango/cone hop flavors. Finish is mango and bitter. tkrjukoff (4335) - SWEDEN - MAY 4, 2011
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Tavern, New Haven. Pours clear amber with a small off white head leaving some lace. Aroma is citric, piny, sweet, fresh. Excellent piny and citric flavor, some pears and apples. Great bitter tart finish with warming alcohol.