cpetrone84 (1810) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 29, 2010
Had on tap at the brewpub over thanksgiving weekend.
A-pours a hazy light golden amber with lots of fluffy egg white head and a nice bit of lacing left behind on the glass.
S-very citrusy, lots of orange peels and some spicy corriander with hints of tangerines behind. Very sugary and citrusy as its all hops in the nose.
T-this has a lighter amount of orange and more spicy corriander, very interesting balance, sweet sugars behind with notes of tangerines as well. It comes with an assertive bitterness in the finishing adding notes of grapefruit that lingers on the back of the tongue.
M-medium to lighter body, grainy over the tongue, creamy on the palate with a semi dry finish.
D-this is very juicy and sweet, well integrated hop presence with an assertive hop finish that truly doesn’t kill the palate. Interesting spiciness to it with lots of sugars creating tasty stuff. bobvenekamp (12) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - NOV 28, 2010
On Tap at FFF - BIg hit of citrusy peace and grapefruit on the nose, with some pine in there too. Appearance is a cloudy orange with a bone white head. Medium oily mouthfeel that leaves a lingering hop bitterness on the finish. Fresh and delicious! polomagnifico (1202) - Saginaw, Michigan, USA - NOV 27, 2010
Bottle. Aroma has notes of citrus, tropical fruits, flowers, apricots, toasted caramel malts. Hazy medium orange hue with a small mostly disappearing white head that left decent lace. Flavor is medium/heavy sweet and heavy bitterness. Palate is full bodied and oily soft. Really good IIPA. Love that FFF tropical citrus and the depth of the nose. Loved it. Hair6a11 (1481) - Illinois, USA - NOV 27, 2010
On tap at the local option, pour is light golden with an average white head. Nice retention on this one - aroma is big and juicy citrus and pines hops. Nice creaminess from the head; the flavors are much bigger on the malt side than I would have ever dreamed. For better or for worse I guess. It shares character with dreadnought but focuses much more on the earthy caramel malt element, which does blend well with the heavy pines hops, orange, grapefruit. Nice. But call me biased (big dreadnought fan) MrChopin (4304) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - NOV 24, 2010
Light gold, thin white head. Nose is bright, light citrus and orange. Sharp grapefruit, orange, and caramel flavor, overly sweet with a grapefruit linger in finish. A bit sweet and murky, as if not quite fresh.
craftbeerdesign (2254) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 23, 2010
tasting on 11/20/10. golden pour with a 1 finger white head. big citrus hop nose. medium body with some spice and floral notes throughout. bitter finish with some light apple notes lingering. AWISLguy (3016) - Wisconsin, USA - NOV 22, 2010
UPDATED: MAY 27, 2013 Rerate on tap at Firkin. Pours orangey with a white head. Aroma has fresh fruit, pine and grass, with caramel. Taste is of fresh fruit, citrus and solid caramel back. Far better fresh on tap than originally. Original rating: Bomber from Discount in Waukesha. Pours a hazy orange-yellow with floaties. Aroma is peaches, sweet honey and hops. Taste is strongly sugar peach with great bitterness at the end, muted alcohol. A nice solid double ipa, however a bit disappointing, as I always expect something distinctive from 3 Floyds. 8-3-8-4-15 originally manny57 (162) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - NOV 21, 2010
Had on draft at FFF brewpub. Not too bad for a double, but fairly cookie-cutter in my opinion. There was nothing that really jumped out at me.
Having said that, a good brew, but have had better. Luckyhank (32) - California, USA - NOV 21, 2010
Pretty good IPA, though falls just short of the pantheon currently occupied by Dreadnaught, White Knuckle, and Pliny the Elder. The aroma is just about perfect, with a heavy dose of hops and swirls of fruit and pinecombs. The taste doesn’t quite live up to the aroma and there is a little too much bite on the lips. (Note: I drank this in November, about five months after this was bottled. Maybe a fresher bottle would have pushed this IPA into immortality.) jkwood04 (5448) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 21, 2010
22oz bottle in a shaker. Nice hoppy aroma and flavor. Similar notes as the Dreadnaught by Three Floyds, but the texture isn’t the same. The hoppiness is very good though.