The beer pours a golden orange with a dense 2-finger off-white head that leaves some lacing. Lots of fruit-forward hop notes with tangerine, pineapple, and mango; in general there's some nice robust bitterness here. There are some honey and biscuit notes provided by the malts that lend some balance and sweetness... and let's not forget some decent booziness as well. The body leans towards the heavy side, but soft carbonation and a dry finish keep it from getting too syrupy.
Overall this is a fantastic double IPA or pale ale (yeah right) and is definitely worth seeking out in short order. 4.5/5
O-Dawg: I had heard about this brew a few weeks after Dark Lord Day 2013. I was told that 3Floyds was pairing up with metal bands to put out some great beers. Naturally I was interested. I had made a trip or two up to Munster, IN to see if I could snag one for myself. After a lot of misses I got a hit and had it on draft. To quantify: Think Pliny the Elder/Heady Topper only WAY better! Sweet citrusy, sour pucker finish, slight resin/pine, acidic rind finish. Rivals Grapefruit Jungle and single-handedly beats the socks off Stone's Ruination and "Enjoy By" series. Because of the silver at GABF this is going to be one of those bombers you will have to pay in the $15 range. I give it a 5