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Popskull - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub

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90
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168 Ratings
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Ratings: 168
Reviews: 124
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 9.9%


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

Style | ABV
American Brown Ale |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: ClockworkOrange on 01-26-2009)
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Ratings: 168 | Reviews: 124 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by dismal:
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dismal

Illinois

4.43/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

My 100th review so I thought I would bust out something kinda special. Picked a couple of these up at Dark Lord Day. From a bomber to pint glass. Pours a dark brown with a small very light tan head that fades quickly to a minimal head of almost nothing. Leaves little to no lacing down the glass. The smell right away reminds me of Dogfish Head, kind of that signature aroma I get from most all of their stuff. Other than that kind of a burnt smell, kind of woody. Not hoppy at all but some malt smells are there. Also a hint of chocolate. The taste is pretty good. Like the smell I get that signature Dogfish Head taste, I think it's apparent this one is a collaboration between the two breweries. I also get some chocolate in the taste, it's more apparent after a few sips. I can also get a nutty or woody taste as well. A higher ABV it's not noticeable to me making this one very drinkable. I'm not a huge brown ale drinker though I do enjoy them from time to time this one is up there for me. I think Three Floyds and Dogfish Head did a great job on this one. Overall great stuff. Unfortunately this was my last bottle. I'd love to get more, maybe one day!

Serving type: bottle

10-09-2009 20:38:16 | More by dismal
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Bomber into a matching FFF teku. The brew appears a very dark brown color with a finger of khaki head. Rising bubbles of carbonation maintain a thin film across the top of the brew. As the cap fades, it leaves some spots of lacing effect on the glass. A swirl revives about a finger back to the surface. When held to the light, the brew shows a brilliant color of ruby clarity through the body.

The aroma is a bit nutty blending with a grainy quality and a suggestion of chocolate covered raisins. There is almost a lactose sort of milky sweetness across the backend of the nose that fades into a faint oxidized touch. As it warms up, a bit more focus on dark fruity aspects emerge (plum, dates, more raisins) but it never smells like it is the listed 10% abv.

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Brown body, short light beige head that leaves a collar. Nice lacing left behind.

Almost a hazelnut aroma. Slight oxidation on the nose.

Malty sweet, roasty. Potpourri-like concoction of floral notes, but better tasting than that sounds. Low hop profile, again with the "aged" flavor. Well hidden alcohol for 10%abv

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Everyone enjoyed it. Dont know if you'd want to hang on to Popskull any longer though. Shared with two huge FFF and DFH fans.

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Popskull from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
90 out of 100 based on 168 ratings.