SlackerMads (3360) - DENMARK - APR 12, 2013
UPDATED: APR 14, 2013 Bottle. Clear yellow/orange with a medium sized good lacing white head. Aroma is caramel, toffee, papaya, mango, bread, black pepper. Taste is light/medium sweet and bitter. Crisp, dry and light bitter. Good. Medium body, oily/creamy texture, soft carbonation. Tropical fruit in the finish. pineypower (3325) - Ocean County, New Jersey, USA - APR 28, 2013
Bottle shared thanks to Dave. Pours an attractive amber color with a white head. Aroma is of citrusy/pine hops, light grainy rye and a touch of caramel. Taste of nice resiny pine/citrus hops, sweet grainy rye notes, light toast and another solid dose of bitterness on the finish. RIP Dio......solid beer. Pawola22 (3262) - Woodridge, Illinois, USA - OCT 26, 2012
On tap at the brewpub. Pours a crystal clear, golden colored body with a finger-width, creamy and frothy, off-white head that dissipates slowly and leaves a nice lacing. Aroma is grapefruit citruses and pines with a bit of a juicy sweetness. Floral tropical fruits, some rye spice, and a light bready pale malt sweetness. Flavor is similar. Big grapefruit pines, juicy resins, floral tropical fruits, and a nice rye spice and lightly sweetened malt backing with some caramel notes. Finishes dry, citrusy, and moderately bitter with a nice rye spice and slight caramel. Lengthy aftertaste following a medium body and a moderate carbonation. Overall, a really solid DIPA. Tons of fresh, bitter, juicy, citruses with a nice rye spice and light caramel sweetness. Nice one. hallinghansen (3192) - Odense SV, DENMARK - OCT 13, 2013
Bottle @ Danish Summer Gathering, 2013. Hazy amber body with a medium white head. Aroma is caramel, hops, citrus. Flavour is hops, fruit, caramel. Damico (3147) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 1, 2013
Pours pretty thick orang sunrise with a creamy tan head. Aroma is juicy, lemons and rye spice. Hops may have faded a bit, but they are present bringing some tang and citrus and then the rye bready flavor comes in on a full, thicker body.
AWISLguy (3109) - Wisconsin, USA - JAN 12, 2013
Bomber from Sendiks in Brookfield. Pours an unclear orangey-copper with a bit of a foamy white head. Terrific lacing. Aroma is citrus, citrus and more citrus. Some grain and some spiciness as well. Taste is of sweet caramel, cereal, fresh sweet fruits and grapefruit. Somewhat resinous. Much more balanced than the nose. A bit rough with some alcohol presence. A definitive hop bomb and very tasty! Finishes bitter and quite dry with, what I would say is "the rye", kicking in. Three Floyds comes through again! rxeight (3080) - Illinois, USA - SEP 14, 2012
UPDATED: NOV 27, 2012 New bobmber from the brew pub, released last week. They say this is the double version of Rye’d da Lightning, and to think of Dio while drinking. Pours a bright opaque sunset orange. Aromas of the signature Three Floyds citrius hops - Pineapple, apricot, and mango. The taste is pretty similar but you finally get a bit of the rye in there. I really think the rye is a bit toned down compare to the Lightning version, although when I tried the Lightning, it was a few weeks old so the citrius notes may have quieted down a bit. A really good DIPA, I would say this is basically a rye version of dreadnught. BOLTZ7555 (3027) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAR 14, 2013
Another gem. 24-karat pour with hints of crimson, scarlet, and tangerine topped with an ivory foam. Candied orange, mango, papaya and guava accompanied honey-baked biscuit and spicy black pepper. Think of citrus jam spread generously across toasted marbled-rye bread. Tasty...the breakfast of champions! TXBadger (2811) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 26, 2014
Pours a nice darker orageish golden color with white head. Rye spice, pine, citrus, and some grass on the nose; follows onto the palate. The rye really comes through on the finish, nice spice to a DIPA. jcr (2705) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - NOV 17, 2012
Bomber. Cloudy golden body. Frothy white head, slowly diminishing. Aroma of citrus, passion fruit, melon, rye, orange peel, grapefruit rind, resin, toasted grain. The flavor is moderately sweet and lightly to moderately bitter. It finishes lightly to moderately sweet and moderately bitter. Medium to full body, velvety texture, lively carbonation. Reminds me of Dreadnaught with a rye twang. The flavors of fresh citrus fruit, sweet orange and melon get washed over by hop bitterness. Great balance. Complex. Smooth, easy to drink. Outstanding.