iowaherkeye (2804) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - OCT 14, 2010
8/16/2008. Nitro at brewpub. Clear caramel orange with 1 1/2 finger slowly fading off-white head, great lacing. Juicy peach and mango hops up front with some soft grass and pine hops. I have to search for the faint biscuity malts--very fruity though. It would’ve probably gotten a 9, but the aroma is a little muted from the nitro. Flavor adds a little bit of earthiness to the aforementioned aromas, and the fruit turns more grapefruit rindy. Bitterness peaks at a 6, semi-dry. Minimum carbonation with a light to medium body. Pretty good despite nitroing the beer. monkeychugg55 (1128) - Joliet, Illinois, USA - APR 21, 2009
Had this last fall, surprised to see only 14 people had rated this. Remember it an amber color with a white head. Aroma was sweet, citrusy and piney, smelled like candy. Caught a whiff from a guy on the tour and went and got a glass. Liked it alot. JaBier (8518) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - DEC 5, 2008
On tap at the brewpub. Pours a clear copper with a minimal white head. Aroma is all hop, very citrusy. Flavor is fruity on the front end, but has no finish. Not a big fan of nitro to begin with and definitely does not work for an IPA. MoDog (928) - Griffith, Indiana, USA - AUG 27, 2008
On tap at Three Floyds and served in an English pint glass. This beer poured a clear amber with a one-finger thick head of creamy nitro-foam. Excellent retention shown, leaving behind heavy, even rings of lace. The aroma of the beer was made up of fresh citrus fruits, caramel, bread dough, and some light pine. The flavor was much the same with a nice fruity bitterness. Quite flavorful for a nitrogen dispensed beer. The mouthfeel was medium-bodied and velvety smooth. Highly quaffable. A really nice IPA. 3fourths (9386) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - AUG 26, 2008
Draft at the brewery. Clear gold body with a finely bubbled just-off-white head, creamy and thick, just how you would expect nitrogen to look. Fresh nuts and smooth, waxy caramel malt greet the tongue, followed by some abrasively bitter British-style hops, some crusty bread-malt notes, a light note of citrus, burnt oranges, burnt almonds, bread crust, etc. There’s a twang that becomes noticeable over time, mostly on the back, but it’s out of place and takes a bit away from the whole experience. The pint ends a bit strange… sour, stale, soggy, etc., but still very palatable and very creamy and smooth, so overall it’s a positive experience.
Philip (436) - Illinois, USA - AUG 22, 2008
On tap at FFF. Actually on Nitro, and I’ll start by saying that this was the first IPA I’ve tasted on Nitro, and I appreciate the brewer thinking outside the box. I’m typically not a fan of IPAs with food unless it’s spicier Indian or Thai food, where the hops and the cayenne work wonderfully together. But putting this on Nitro managed to not only add creaminess, but tone down the degree of hops bitterness so that the beer paired very well with their pizzas. And so rather than detract, I thought the Nitro gave the IPA another dimension, and certainly added to its proclivity for pairing with their menu. Onto the beer: notes of lemongrass and orange zest on the nose lead into spruce, more orange than grapefruit, and a honeysuckle finish. The mouthfeel is incredibly creamy and unctuous thanks to the Nitro, and the finish is very smooth. A nice, food friendly beer that complements what I perceive they are trying to do at the brewpub very well. grimreeser (797) - Minnesota, USA - AUG 21, 2008
On tap. Amber with a nice sized tan head. Nice lacing. Aroma is pine, some citrus. Nice balanced flavor, bitterness is there. Good stuff. hayduke (5757) - Eureka, California, USA - AUG 16, 2008
From an imperial pint at the Brewpub in Munster, Indiana this came a rich copper color with a good white head and moderate lacing. Nose of citrus and pine hops backed up by caramel malts. Very smooth medium bodied mouthfeel. Flavor is brisk, with citrus on top of a good bitterness. Finish is bitter as well and a bit dry. Not sure what the nitro does to this, but I liked this a lot. inkubus27 (269) - highland, Indiana, USA - AUG 15, 2008
This was a pretty good ipa from 3F. Tried on tap at Brewpub. Had a very nice aroma which was a combination of citrus and noble style hops. The flavor brought up some nice hop flavors with an equally assertive malt backbone. It was sweet enough to compliment the bitterness. A nicely balance ipa, IMO much better than alpha-naught which was also on tap at the time. ogglethorp (919) - Ohio, USA - DEC 20, 2007
On tap. Pours a copper color with a decent white head. Aroma of citrus, light malt, light peach. Flavor is caramel, citrus, pine, hint of sweet. Palate is medium bodied, medium carbonation, finishes mostly bitter and slightly dry. Very good.