A:Orangey, pale gold, slighly cloudy, big foamy, off-white head of medium retention.
S: Fruit, citrus, floral, toasty malt, amd something else. Do I have lacto sugar on the brain.
T: Taste lines up with the nose. Full mouthfeel. Good carbonation. FFF's signature to me is balance of complex brews, this has got it. I think a big malt sweetness is coming, but it doesn't. Lot's of flavors of tree fruits and citrus lend together. The lacto is a background addition, makes the brew full and smooth without being overly pronounced. And this is a brew that could get a dude in trouble quick. Maybe it's me, but I'd never guess the alcohol level of 11% abv by the taste. A wee bit of lingering hop bitterness I could do without, but now I'm splitting hairs.
D: Love these guys, a Milk Imperial IPA, only FFF's pulls this kind of shit off. Not their best, but throughly enjoyable, original, and totally drinkable. There's something really unique about the taste and sort of refreshing for a rocket fuel brew. FFF's are one of the top original craft brewery's that continually push the boundries of style and their minor runs are way more interesting than a bunch of others full efforts.
This is the last beer of the ones they have pictures on their site for that I have had to try. So here it is today.
Pours cloudy with a two inch, tightly packed, off-white foam. Time stands still for the retention as the foam just sits there and stares back at you. Lacing is really thick and sticky, leaving a nice coating on the glass.
Aroma is hop forward like most of FFF beers. Citrus, pine, and floral are both there with the citrus being the front runner. The back bone of sweet malts show through also.
Taste is sweet up front and through the middle with a bit of a mild middle - not really all that interesting. The hops are pleasant with floral and citrus playing nicely together and on your palate. Not really bitter until you start swallow after the initial swallow.
Sort of thin for a DIPA as is the carbonation. Being my third beer of my night this one is making my lips a little numb as I consume.
I think you can almost get a milkiness to it along with viscous hops in the end of the beer. A little different take on a DIPA and I think they pull it off. I really don't think they use a ton of lactose but it is definitely keeping to FFF nature and being a hop bomb. Enjoy!
"Well ya see, Norm, it's like this... A herd of buffalo can only move as fast as the slowest buffalo. And when the herd is hunted, it is the slowest and weakest ones at the back that are killed first. This natural selection is good for the herd as a whole, because the general speed and health of the whole group keeps improving by the regular killing of the weakest members. In much the same way, the human brain can only operate as fast as the slowest brain cells. Excessive intake of alcohol, as we know, kills brain cells. But naturally, it attacks the slowest and weakest brain cells first. In this way, regular consumption of beer eliminates the weaker brain cells, making the brain a faster and more efficient machine. That's why you always feel smarter after a few beers." - Cliff Clavin, of Cheers