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Fantabulous Resplendence X Anniversary - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub

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BA SCORE
91
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148 Ratings
THE BROS
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(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 148
Reviews: 126
rAvg: 4.11
pDev: 8.52%
Wants: 46
Gots: 4 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub visit their website
Indiana, United States

Style | ABV
American Strong Ale |  10.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: mdm46410 on 06-30-2007)
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BeerAndBourbon

Ohio

3.83/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

One of the first beers that I cellared. Picked up when FFF distributed to Ohio.

Reviewed from notes.

A. Pours red/amber/ruby with orange highlights with a small foamy white head that leaves bits of residual lacing. There are lots of yeast globs in suspension.

S. Hoppy out of the bottle - surprisingly so. Then out of the glass it was very malt forward - like a barley wine with a significant amount of honey.

T. Surprisingly hoppy upfront with honey, malt, citrus, and caramel. Still quite alcoholic on the tongue.

M. Medium body with a creamy carbonation. It looks like there is no carbonation left, but it's quite creamy and smooth.

D. Quite hoppy for the three years it has spent in my cellar. Good overall, but much different than I expected.

Serving type: bottle

10-27-2010 03:35:05 | More by BeerAndBourbon
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Urbancaver

Ohio

4.33/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks w113raf for this tasty birthday treat!

Appearance- pours a Carmel color with a bit of foamy head that dissipated fairly quickly. Lots of particulate floating around and not very bubbly.

Smell- really hoppy smell out of the bottle. But now that it's in a glass it smells incredibly mAlty...

Taste- very malty and a bit boozy. Hints of caramel and fruit.

Mouthfeel- better carbonation than it looked.

Drinkability- a bit strong to be too drinkable but a very good brew!!

Serving type: bottle

10-22-2010 01:34:00 | More by Urbancaver
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SeasonalBrew

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This one was highly anticipated.. shared with BA buddy yingaling

A: Pours a deep copper orange with a thin off-white head that actually leaves a thin lacing as you drink. Very hazy and thick looking.

S: Sweet and fruity. It smells like caramel malts and citrusy, maybe apricots or oranges. There is a slight sting from the alcohol.

T: This is one tasty beer! It has held up to the aging quite well.. not sure just how long it has been since it was brewed. There is a small bite from the alcohol to start, ever so subtle, followed by a rush of sweet caramel malts with fruity backnotes. As you swallow you get some yeast and a great touch of hoppy bitterness.

M: Very smooth and thicker in body. Bitter and slightly dry finish, but tastes totally awesome.

D: Honestly, I think the aging probably did this one some good. Never had it fresh so I can't be certain. The alcohol level is masked very well and the flavors have blended well together. Very drinkable. So glad to know there is another bottle waiting for me where I found this one!

Serving type: bottle

03-30-2010 04:30:43 | More by SeasonalBrew
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afausser

Montana

4.15/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Courtesy of dkachur at the C'ville tasting--thanks!

A: Pours a creamy reddish orange (though with slight hints of slightly green) with very little head--though the bottle was sitting open for a few minutes at the tasting before I got around to getting a chance to pour mine. There's a faint ring of bubbles around the glass. A bit hazy.

S: Sweet sugar syrup and caramel along with really sweet floral notes and honey--VERY sweet lilies and toffee. As well as butterscotch.

T: A floral lily of the valley in the taste as well as delicious hops and pine. Heavy honey as well. Also decently sugary, caramel, molasses and brown sugar. Citrusy, light lemon and grapefruit. Less sour and hoppy and more sweet as it warms, almost becoming caramelized and sugary. There's also a note of anise present. Very nice.

M: very light, dances on your tongue. Medium bodied and a hoppy aftertaste. The carbonation persists--quite nice.

D: pretty darn drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

01-14-2010 16:14:37 | More by afausser
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CrellMoset

Virginia

4.22/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Fantabulous Resplendence X, courtesy of dkachur - thanks! - split at the January C'ville tasting. Poured in to a snifter.

Appearance: A half finger of dull tan head of average retention sits atop this slightly hazed, blurred garnet body, leaving a fair amount of collar, dusting, and lacing ... everything about the retention here is really average, actually, though for a bear a beer of this abv%, it's a little more impressive.

Aroma: The amount of stray spicy, piney, bitter hoppy notes that are present here after even two years of aging are impressive. The aroma seems sort of citrus heavy - blood orange, grapefruit, white grapefruit - though a few floral and piney notes do more than make themselves known. The malt base seems rather dry, minerally, sort of standard for a 3F beer, really, with a lot of very well-attenuated caramelly and toffee notes and a few darker notes that suggest candied grapefruit.

Taste: The taste confirms that this brew has stood up remarkably well after two years. First, a huge amount of hoppy bitterness, some piney notes, tobacco, and some strong, juicy, pithy grapefruit are still large, in charge, and up front - I'm actually frightened to think about what this brew must have tasted like fresh. Second, the thick, malty base tones, ranging from dark toffee and caramel to earthy, wholesome bread crusts must have surely blended and augmented themselves over time. The remainder of this beer - some dark fruits, some faint booze - fill in the gaps between the aforementioned notes and do little to detract from them. A very well-crafted taste.

Mouthfeel: Moderate to high thickness with subtle, soft carbonation, not too expressive and not too in your face.

Drinkability: Again, what's most impressive about this brew is how well it's held up - it has retained, a full two years (or more) after it was brewed, the bitterness and hop complexity of a fresh, young barleywine. However, it also manages to showcase the maturity of an aged barleywine, the subtle interplays between the malts, the faded alcohol heat. No idea how much longer this one will hold up, but if you got it sitting in your cellar, rest assured - if stored properly, your bottle's likely still goin' strong!

Serving type: bottle

01-11-2010 02:30:27 | More by CrellMoset
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JohnGalt1

Idaho

4.47/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22 received as part of the Fight Club Project Mayhem BIF... Czoch75 laid down a serious smack down... Thanks for the beating Clint!! I'm still broke and this is part of my ongoing cellar reviewing effort... poured into my Delirium goblet.

1" foamy egg white head.. the brew is slightly hazed bright orange... nice lacing.

I opened one of these at a tasting a while back and was simply amazed at how well these bottles are holding up... this is no exception.... the nose still is fantastically full of citric hops with traces of pine that mesh well with a very nicely balanced maltiness...

Flavor is like a pretty fresh PNW Barleywine.. yummy and pretty damned complex.. bitter out of the gate and then the malts come out swinging.. tons still citrus hops mid palate... the maltiness really carries the hops throughout the palate... finish is a bit fruity, but a pithy sorta drying hop element just trails on forever.. no alcohol to note... just amazingly complex and I don't think the bottles are going to get better... but I doubt they are going to get noticeably worse anytime soon... I would guess this still has another year or two before you see a real decline.

Thanks to Clint and all the other BA's that have made these available to me over the last couple of years.

4/4.5/4.5/4.5/4.5

Serving type: bottle

12-24-2009 07:18:35 | More by JohnGalt1
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stewart124

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Picked this up a couple years ago in Columbus, Oh.

This pours a hazy orange/amber color with a decent white head. This leave a nice lace around the glass.

The smell is a beautiful bouquet of citrus and piney hops with a fruity floral note. Lots of depth and a hint of toffee.

The taste is filled with even more depth and a very nice caramel backbone. The malts really blended together beautifully and the piney hops have managed to hold after a few years. Huge mouthfeel and a velvet smoothness that makes this quite a delight.

I am really glad I let this sit around for a while because it seems to have made everything just merry together wonderfully. Delicious!

Serving type: bottle

10-18-2009 20:51:25 | More by stewart124
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gford217

Georgia

4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

22oz bomber poured a snifter.

This one pours a hazy and bright reddish orange, underneath a decent sized white head that leaves some decent lacing and keeps a collar for a while. The haze clears up after a few minutes as it warms.

The aroma is surprisingly hoppy and I certainly wasn't expecting a bottle of this age to retain the massive citrus hops, with grapefruit and oranges really coming through. There is also lots of caramel malts and some pine as well. It's smells kinda like a cross between a malty triple IPA or a really hoppy barleywine.

The taste is much like the aroma and has an initial citrus hop kick that has definitely held up well. There is a sizable caramel malt backbone that lends a strong sweetness to the taste, but the hops come back with a vengeance leaving a bitter sticky finish that favors pine more than citrus. There is more than slightly noticeable alcohol burn.

The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied and very sticky and tingly on the palate. Carbonation is there but fairly soft.

This is a tough beer to categorize and I'm fairly amazed at how well the hops have held up, as they still seem to be the dominant factor in the smell and taste. Very tasty, though the drinkability is limited a bit by the abrasive bitter combined with the strong alcohol presence.

Serving type: bottle

06-16-2009 01:34:41 | More by gford217
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akorsak

Pennsylvania

3.9/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to autumnaldave for this 650 mL bottle.

A: The strong ale is a lighter amber color, sitting in my glass looking like a pale ale or IPA. The ale has a haziness that darkens it up at the wider points while allowing for a radiant glow at the narrower parts of the glass. A finger and a half of head has laced around the entirety of the glass.

S: The aroma is heavy, nearly a barleywine in its strength. Caramel malts and heavy dark fruits share space. The fruits have a green grape and apple element.

T: The ale has almost two years under its belt but the hop profile remains pretty vibrant. Citrus with a medicinal mildness makes an appearance before retreating into the malt. Caramel is pleasant and paired with a deeper sweet fruitiness than the nose lets on. Pepper and mint flavors come through with a mild spice profile near the end of the sip. This is a strange beer that has evolved seemingly with each sip. The finish has a very bright fruitiness that has pineapple and apricots in prominent position. An intriguing enigma of an ale.

M: The mouthfeel is rich, a real doozy that doesn't skimp on intensity. The ale has a bold flavor that doesn't tranlate into a harsh taste, a real plus.

D: One bottle per evening is sufficient, thanks. The ale is strong without numbing the tastebuds, a well-balanced flavorful drink.

Serving type: bottle

06-06-2009 02:09:44 | More by akorsak
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auxiliary

Rhode Island

3.93/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

appearance - Copper color with a small head.

smell - Nice balance of hops and malts here.

taste - Some spices, caramel, balance of hops and malt here.

mouthfeel - Medium body

drinkability - Nice drinking beer, kicked this one off as the summer time begins.

Serving type: bottle

05-10-2009 04:34:24 | More by auxiliary
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ClockworkOrange

Pennsylvania

3.95/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22 ounce bomber bottle poured into my nonic Imperial pint glass. Appears a rather clouded bright copper color with about an inch of fluffy light ecru foam. The foam fades into a thin layer within a few minutes leaving behind a layer of lace on the inside of my glass. Smells and tastes of ruby red grapefruit, orange pith, resinous pine, sweet caramelized malts and lemon. I'm really surprised at the amount of hops still present in the nose and taste of this beer after almost three years in the bottle. The alcohol is still quite warming as well, a bit stinging actually. That, to me hurts the mouthfeel and drinkability of an otherwise really nice beer.

Serving type: bottle

04-21-2009 02:16:54 | More by ClockworkOrange
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Yetiman420

Ohio

3.58/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Unibroue tulip glass. 22 oz bottle...all by myself.

Forced a pour and got a 1.5 finger very light tan head. Carbonation slow to materialize and quickly turns to large bubbles, fades and leaves solid lacing.

Picked this up cold at a bottle shop in Columbus Ohio (a state that does not sell FFF).

Clear orange copper color with steady micro bubbles from bottom up.

Aroma is sweet and when swirled to generate a head, it produces an aroma I would associate with a barleywine. Some mustiness to the aroma.

FFF began in 1996 so this tenth anniversary ale came out in 2006 and is about three years old.

I'm biased and feel all FFF beers, even if I don't care for the style, are very well done. 1/8 of the way in, I'm struggling with the identity of this one. Smooth and strong with initial sweetness.

Getting mostly alcohol from the nose at this point.

Thick and chewy mouthfeel. Lots of body. No indication of alcohol on the finish. The finish teases a bit with the potential of harsh bitterness but comes through 90% clean. Hard to describe.

Warming up, both the beer and the reviewer at this point.

Second half pour comes across with some haziness and actually looks much better. No difference with aroma.

Serving type: bottle

04-14-2009 02:26:27 | More by Yetiman420
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NittanyBeerFan

Pennsylvania

4.47/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had this one in a tasting with jac5084 and treyrab. Man, am I happy I got there for that!

A: Pours an orangey copper color with a 1-finger head. Looks a lot like a Belgian Strong Ale, from the appearance.

S: The cascade hops come out immediately and lightly caress my nostrils. Muted caramel malts follow and complement the hop flavor, only from the background.

T: This is where things really get interesting, and good! Flowery cascade hops meld with centennial and simcoe hops up front and swirl over the palate as the flavor develops on your tongue. Caramel malts come through in the aftertaste. Caramelized sugars come through too, and the flavor is so sweet, that it almost borders on barleywine.

M/D: Medium texture and great feel. Evidence of alcohol is low. The malt backbone is phenomenal, especially on such a hoppy beer. I could drink these all night, assuming I could still stand after more than 1. The complexity of this beer, with the phenomenal taste, makes me want to come back for more.

Serving type: bottle

03-09-2009 23:51:37 | More by NittanyBeerFan
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beachbum1975

Ohio

4.43/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Taken from notes in early 2008 - drank this bottle at The Comet in Northside while 3F's was still distributed in Ohio (I miss 3F's in Ohio!): I'm so excited to try this 10th anniversary beer!

The beer pours to a brilliant amber color. Highlights of brass can be seen on the edges, as well. It was a crystal clear pour into a snifter with a decent, light tan carbonation. Not too bad of a head a for 10.5% beer!

Ahh, yes - 3F's distinctive blend of amazing hops... The hops are dominant, as I expected. Big and bitter pine resin aroma along with fair amounts of grapefruit. The malty side comes out, as well. Slightly sweet and present for certain.

Much like the nose of the flavor profile. Medium to full bodied and full flavor. Big, tasty alcohol presence, as well. Biscuity malt is present, as well. This should be drank fresh! Big beer with lower carbonation, but wow - what an amazing blend. I can sit back and sip on this, enjoying it's complex flavor profile all night!

3F's - please make this one again?

Serving type: bottle

03-01-2009 19:56:02 | More by beachbum1975
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Beertracker

Oklahoma

4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Fantabulous Resplendence pours up with a grandiose effervescence creating a slightly fizzy, tannish-cream colored head that mounts the slightly hazy, burnt orange-tawny amber body. Good lacing with very good-excellent head retention. The bold, slightly pungent nose showcases a plethora of aromas ranging from resinous, woodsy (evergreen, pine nuts) hops to fruity (peach, pummelo, tangerine) esters with a solid toasted maltiness & alcohol complexity showing through as it warms in hand. The flavor starts off rather cloying with a sweet underlying caramel maltiness with a defined toasted (biscuity/soda bread) character that carries into a marked bitterness that delivers a bold, warming finish. This medium-full bodied stock ale has good carbonation that keeps things lively, but there's some grainy/hop astringency that detracts some. This is another aggressive, massive "malthopspectacular" from 3F that is sure to please the fans, but surely to be feared by light beer drinkers. Here's to a supercalifragilisticexpialidocious experience!

CHEERS! Beertracker

*Trader's Note: A big thanks to ThomasHardy for the bottle.

Serving type: bottle

02-04-2009 04:47:46 | More by Beertracker
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Redwood21

Virginia

4.22/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thank you again Scubarex for this fantastic brew in my SS BIF box

A: This beer has a lovely amber color that is highlighted by a dirty white head thatr isnt large but sticks around for a while and laces on the edge of the glass very nicely

A: as others have said there is a caramel aroma but to me it is very faint and i would not have noticed had it not been for reading others reviews. there is a dried fruit, prune, raisin type aroma that is cut by a slight boozyness

T: I am not sure how i feel about the taste, but i find it to be an incredibly intriguing brew. there is certainly a crisp apple tartness that is foremost until you swish the beer to unlock the bitterness that dances all over your mouth creating almost a numb sensation. there is still an initial fruit sweetness but man this beer is complex, the more i drink, the more i get interested in it.

very good beer thats different in a style that can be hard to distinguish oneself. maybe everyone would not agree, but this did stick out to me as a particularly thoughtful brew

Serving type: bottle

01-29-2009 03:10:41 | More by Redwood21
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weeare138

Pennsylvania

3.98/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appears a light gold with a small white head that slowly fades into a mild collar. Scattered bits of lacing are left around the glass.
Smell is sugary, full of grapefruit, syrupy, herbal, with ripe summer fruit, caramel, and sugary notes coming through.
Taste is of honey, spice, and syrupy, sugary fruit filled flavors.
Mouthfeel is sugary, sweet, hot, with bitter herbal notes hanging on in the finish.

Serving type: bottle

12-10-2008 04:02:48 | More by weeare138
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Drew966

Florida

4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Fantabulous Resplendence X Anniversary pours a copper color with an off white head from a brown twenty two ounce bottle. You can definitely smell the hops in the aroma. The flavor is very hoppy, but I suspect it's blunted a bit by time, this bottle is gettiing fairly old. Carameil malt is evident as is a touch of alcohol. Quite good, definitely worth a try.

Serving type: bottle

11-20-2008 05:01:19 | More by Drew966
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Bitterbill

Wyoming

3.58/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I got this bottle in a trade with TATTORSO. Thanks Jeff!

This pours a clear medium amber gold with a 1 finger head of foam.

The smell is very malty with lots of caramel malt and bready malt in the nose. Yes....I like.

The taste starts of with the caramel malt sweetness followed by strong bread notes and both are balanced by a light citrus hop bitterness that gets a bit stronger as the session goes on. The alcohol is up there but I'm not finding much sign of it other than some warming after the swallow.

It has a thickish mouthfeel that doesn't exactly work for me as it's harsh on my tongue. The carbonation is on the light side and it finishes slightly bitter and then it becomes a bit watery. Weird. Great head retention and very good lacing.

Bottom line: An interesting offering from Three Floyds. Not my favourite but still worth trying...

Serving type: bottle

11-18-2008 00:39:20 | More by Bitterbill
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BeerTruth

Connecticut

3.48/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Thanks to todd1 for this brew.

22 oz. bomber poured into a nonic.

Pours a murky dark orange with a thick one finger off-white head. Good layer of stickiness remains on the sides of the glass. Smell consists of extremely bitter pink grapefruit, pine, and corn syrup. A good amount of booze in the nose with hefty caramel malt and butterscotch. Overall the aroma is very strong, but I'm not a big fan of what's there. Taste starts off with musty citrus hops and creamy caramel. Sticky floral hops midway with more buttery malt flavors and some alcohol. Crystal malts and rich pine in the aftertaste with a warming booziness. Medium to heavy body with a very chewy feel. A soft and flowing carbonation that fits in quite nicely. I found this one pretty difficult to put down, the booze is all over the place. I wish I had this fresh to see how it compares. I don't see this beer getting much better with time so drink it if ya got it!

Serving type: bottle

11-16-2008 23:25:43 | More by BeerTruth
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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

4.1/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A very good and very drinkable hoppy beer that is soft of the palate, hop oily also citrus oily, and yet offers an orange led fruitiness. Excellent example of style. Alcohol not in taste but certainly in knockout punch. Great with meaty supper.White lacey head on orange.

Serving type: bottle

10-26-2008 01:30:25 | More by Sammy
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Imstillthegman

Delaware

4.35/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Damn, I forgot about this one. I got it months ago from a trade or a BIF. I can't remember who sent it to me, but THANKS! It's been hiding in the back of my beer fridge for who knows how long.

It pours a murky brownish orange. At first I thought it might just be chill haze, but as it warmed it never went away. There was a about two fingers of off-white head that left some really nice lacing behind.

The aroma is of caramel malts, citrus hops, and a little bit of doughy bread. The spicy hops are strong, but the sweeter caramel and bready malts are easily noticed.

The flavor is sweet up front but quickly turns spicy. The citrus hops and the alcohol make for an almost "hot" experience. The caramel malts help to attain some, albeit off kilter, balance. I was afraid the hops may have faded, but I couldn't have been more wrong.

Slightly slick, medium body brew. Carbonation is a bit light, but it doesn't detract from the beer at all. This one goes down pretty darn easy right now, but the abv doesn't help the drinkability at all. Wish I had another one to age a bit longer.

Serving type: bottle

10-19-2008 20:48:32 | More by Imstillthegman
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TheManiacalOne

Rhode Island

4.83/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Acquired from mikesgroove courtesy of the I Want That IV BIF, so a big "Thank you" goes out to him. Poured from a 22oz bottle into an imperial pint glass.

A: The beer is a murky orange/brown color, with a short dense off-white head that fades very slowly and leaves a very thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma is of fruity citrus, caramelized malts, brown sugar and a lot of hops.

T: The taste starts out sweet and fruity with flavors of citrus, caramel and brown sugar. Then there's a strong burst of hops bitterness and an alcohol sting. The malt character is hearty but not too heavy and balances things out very nicely. The after-taste is hoppy and slightly sweet. I'm detecting a lot of similarities from both Dreadnaught and Behemoth Blonde, which are two mighty fine brews to emulate.

M: Crisp and very smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, clean and dry finish.

D: Very tasty, goes down dangerously easy, not too filling, very strong kick, this is a beer that blurs the boundaries between 2IPA and ABW and takes the best qualities of both

Serving type: bottle

10-19-2008 00:03:08 | More by TheManiacalOne
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nrbw23

Ohio

4.2/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Pours a bright hazy orange with a thin off white head. Head dissapears quickly to a thin cap that leaves spotty lacing. Could also see some floaters in the glass also.

S- Smells of citrus hops mostly oranges and grapefruit. The malt can be detected and I can smell something maybe like brown sugar.

T- Nice and bitter to start off with followed up with caramel malts. Big bitter citrus linger on the finish, with a touch of candy sweetness. Very nice.

M- Medium to full in body, nice carbonation and feels chewy.

D- I've had this twice now and its a pretty solid brew and a pleasure to drink.

Serving type: bottle

10-18-2008 00:06:59 | More by nrbw23
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BradLikesBrew

Missouri

4.03/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Yet another huge thanks to Paul Springs (best bestman ever) for bringing this gem to my wedding. Reviewed from notes from my mindbogglingly awesome beer infused pre-wedding party on 10/10/08.

a: Hazy amber body creamy off-white head.

s: Sweet medicinal malt.

t: Deep and complex, like every other beer Paul poured that night. Sweet medicinal malt matches some big hops. Sort of like a hoppy barleywine. ABV isn't hiding.

m: Big bodied and sticky.

d: Big on complexity, but big on sweetness too. A little too much sweetness for my taste. Still, it is very good.

Serving type: bottle

10-17-2008 03:04:56 | More by BradLikesBrew
Fantabulous Resplendence X Anniversary from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
91 out of 100 based on 148 ratings.