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Caligulan Imperial Cream Ale - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub

Caligulan Imperial Cream AleCaligulan Imperial Cream Ale

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Ratings: 3
Reviews: 3
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 5.64%


Brewed by:
Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub visit their website
Indiana, United States

Style | ABV
Cream Ale |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: orbitalr0x on 12-18-2005)
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Ratings: 3 | Reviews: 3
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EPseja

New Jersey

3.93/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This one was carefully transported from Indiana to New Jersey by my brother as a Christmas surprise. Served from a growler at just below cellar temperature in a pint glass.

A - Pours quite viscously, like a watered down honey, and exhibits a translucency that is reminiscent of chill haze. The color is that of sweet golden honey with a touch of apricot. The small inital head dissapates quickly to a gossamer mat.

S - Very light caramel with hints of apricot and easily distinguishable flourishes of FFF's famous Amarillo hops. Sweet and floral, but on the whole understated.

T - Very sweet and flowery beginning, turning slightly malty in the middle where nuances of American Bourbon be plainly tasted. The finish evokes a fruity, cordial-like alcohol warmth with fringe notes of apricot, honey and pineapple. The aftertaste is nicely hoppy with a lingering sweetness.

M - Starts with a very light, tickling carbonation that gently puffs up to a super-creamy treat. Slick, viscous, and fantastic.

D - A very interesting entry for cream ales, however the overt sweetness is a detriment to its drinkability. A bit more dryness and crispness would definitely help level out this beer's flavor profile.

Serving type: growler

01-06-2006 05:05:25 | More by EPseja
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mynie

Indiana

4.4/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Gorge-us! Perfect golden orange brown with a lovely head.

Smells like a heavy load of citrus 3 Floyds hops. Very strong. Nothing of a cream ale, but the hops are wonderful.

The taste...wow. Big hops, like grapefruit and catnip and wonderful weeds. This moves into HEAVY cream. Not a hint of cream, like your usual cream ale. This is like a real cream soda (as in, cream mixed with soda, not the A&W crap). This ends on a wonderful node of lager malt, weeds, and more hops.

Fantastic! Unique and complex as can be.

Serving type: growler

01-01-2006 04:47:14 | More by mynie
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orbitalr0x

Illinois

3.9/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Arrives at my table a nice light orange/copper color with a small bubbly head in a nonic pint glass. Aroma has a light fruity nuttiness along with an underlying dense creamy maltiness with a touch of grain. Some hops are lurking underneath but this one is really all about the malts.

First sip is a sweet, fruity, nutty maltiness with a big creamy aspect to it. Big, sweet pale malts all over the place. A touch of hoppy bitterness on the way down. This is a big, chewy creamy brew. A departure from the hoppy Three Floyd's offerings that I'm used to.

Mouthfeel is a tad syrupy, thick and viscous. Goes down fairly smooth but definetly makes its presence known. A tasty malt forward brew and a nicely drinkable imperial cream ale overall. It didn't blow me away but it's well worth a try. It's always nice to see something new on the Floyd's tap list!

Serving type: on-tap

12-18-2005 07:21:29 | More by orbitalr0x
Caligulan Imperial Cream Ale from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
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