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Fantabulous Resplendence XI Anniversary Ale - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub

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Fantabulous Resplendence XI Anniversary AleFantabulous Resplendence XI Anniversary Ale

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BA SCORE
86
very good

129 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 129
Reviews: 110
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 9.35%
Wants: 13
Gots: 4 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub visit their website
Indiana, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 07-12-2008)
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Reviews by badbeer:
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badbeer

Iowa

3.48/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Amber color with an off-white head that doesn't really retain well, but does hold a decent ring around the glass. Floral aroma with some butterscotch, apricots, overripe fruit, and just a touch of pine. Taste is of apricots, butterscotch, light tangerine, very lightly toasted bread, and some sort of flower-like taste. Body is less than medium with pretty light carbonation. Taste lingers, but also feels a bit watery on the tongue. Pretty drinkable, but way too high of a price for what is pretty much a below average Pale Ale.

Serving type: bottle

12-31-2008 03:38:38 | More by badbeer
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mikereaser

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Yep, a bit late on this one. Oh well, take it for what its worth.

A - Pours a clear rusty brown with an inch of foam that quickly faded.

S - As expected, the hops are gone, whats left is a sweet malty aroma. I'm still picking up a bit of pine.

T - well almost all of the hops are gone, yet there is still a hint of pine and citrus overtop of the malty background. Surprising after all this time. i'm also picking up some brown sugar and lemon.

M/D - medium bodied with still with good carbonation. Its definitely well past its prime and I wish I could have tried it fresh. So take my ratings with a grain of salt. I'll try to curve higher.

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06-08-2011 03:58:20 | More by mikereaser
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aasher

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3.6/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I know, I know, this IPA came out two years ago but I had to buy it to try it. It looks great. It poured a dark apricot orange in color with a one finger off white head. The hops have completely fallen out. It still smells solid, all things considered. It smells very sweet and has light apricot and citrus notes. It kind of reminds me of De Ranke XX Bitter past its best by date. It's still solid, just not a bold IPA that I'm sure it once was. It's still got slight, multidimensional flavors and it's better than a lot of fresh IPAs I've had. It drinks very smoothly right now with little carbonation. This beer is drinkable now but I'm sure it was much better fresh. Still at this point it's solid, not spectacular and definitely not bad.

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kbutler1

Minnesota

3.15/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Bottle. Pours a slightly hazy deep amber orange color like apricot with an offwhite 1 finger head. The first thing I smell is the malty backbone, which surprised me as I would have expected the hops aroma to take a more promounced center stage. The hops I do smell are very citrusy. Velvety medium mouthfeel. This is a pretty sweet beer, not like sweet awesome, but very malty to me. The hops kick in about midway to the end of your sip with a nice citrus rid taste. I really wish this had been done with more hops to better balance out the malt.

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09-24-2010 14:26:54 | More by kbutler1
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mothman

United Kingdom (Wales)

3.25/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured into tulip.

Pours 1/2 finger of off-white head. Color is a clear copper gold. Fades to a ring. No lace.

Aroma: A somewhat muted nose. Pine hops. Citrus flavors. Caramel malt. Kind of sweet. Has a brown sugar scent as well.

Taste: Pine bittering hops. Caramel malt. Definitely reminds me of a midwest ipa. Light fruit notes with oranges standing out.

Mouthfeel: Bitter, but creamy. Medium bodied with a low to medium amount of carbonation. Ends dry and sticky.

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TheStove

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3.48/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Consumed from a bomber I'd been saving for awhile. Poured into a snifter large enough for a good 12 oz pour.

Virtually no head with a tiny ring of cream near the top that quickly dissipated. Beautiful light red and deep orange color at top of glass giving way to a medium yellow at the bottom. Almost like a grapefruit juice giving way to hazy lemonade.

Interesting flavor; mostly notes of peach and citrus flavors, hints of hops and malts throughout with the malt coming out more. Somewhat unusual for something tabbed an IPA as I found a noticeable lack of hops. That did not detract from the beer as it made it somewhat more drinkable and definitely disguised the alcohol. Booziness was at a minimum but at times noticeable. Nothing that would detract from the beverage.

Overall an enjoyable beer. It's possible I let this one sit for too long as I question the intention with the name and anniversary status but thoroughly enjoyable.

Serving type: bottle

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Fantabulous Resplendence XI Anniversary Ale from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
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