Live A Rich Life - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
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Reviews by BradtheGreat7:
4.38/5 rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Review taken day it arrived in Feb 2014(2014 release)
22 oz(1 pint, 6 oz) brown FFF shaped bomber with a nice label. White with the description of the 'new' name and the passing of an employee in which it was renamed after. Blue, yellow, and reds outlining the man himself enjoying a smoke in some aviator shades. I really dig this label. Good of them to show their appreciation of the passing of a friend. Poured into a stemmed Belgian style tulip glass.
A - murky yellow golden-orange color that carries a slight cloudiness to it. Glows in the light. Beautiful. Light sediment floating about in the haze. Big off white head on the pour takes its time settling to a creamy layer of lacing leaving awesome stick. Exactly how a Belgian ipa should look.
S - citrus and fruits up front. Sugared grapefruit, zesty lemon, mango, juicy peach, orange, and sweet fresh pineapple. A little pine of floral hop notes creep up toward the middle before a grainy bread malt, banana, bubblegum and Belgian spice balance this nose to perfection. Belgian style yeast makes up the foundation and really does extremely well with the juicy fruits throughout. Like it was meant for one another. This nose is absolutely complete and just plain awesome!
T - another act of greatness here. Juicy citrus and fruitiness. Candied grapefruits, orange, mango and pineapple candy. Hint of pine and earthy floral like hops for a split second. Belgian yeast again is funky and adds even more class to Rich life. Clove and spice. Bread and grain malts. A hit of banana and bubblegum before a finish of more orange and pineapple fruitiness. Not quite to the platform of the nose, but still out of this world delicious.
M - big medium body and a world class thickness carrying a texture one only finds in FFF brews. Enjoyable and coats the mouth with Belgian inspired American ipa class. Highly drinkable with a hint of alcohol as it warms. Über drinkable.
O - Live A Rich Life a.k.a. Shark Pants as it was formally named is a sheer piece of brewing class. When FFF are bottling rotating ales of this quality they are a brewery that's hard to beat. I enjoyed this maybe too much as I've craved it since. Lets hope this one keeps finding its way into bottling distribution, bc its one of the best brews you'll ever get your hands on. Long live Rich Life.
Serving type: bottle
03-21-2014 04:03:45 | More by BradtheGreat7
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4.53/5 rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
My purposely vigorous pour gets me an inch and a half of wavy yellow bread head. Tons of sticky lace is left behind as the head recedes oh so slowly. Body is a murky amber orange. Very appropriate for the style in terms of looks.
Nose is a fragrant mix of bready sweet malts supported buy fruity and citrus surrounded hops. Really nice and well presented from a smell standpoint. Very appetizing.
The first sip brings a pillowy soft body that really hugs the palate. Such a nice balance of hops and malts are a perfect marriage of drinkability. Starts with fruit bread sweetness that is light and crisp. This is made to be not to heavy by the balance of hops. These hops dry out the sweetness and add a very well needed bitterness that hangs on through the finish of this brew.
The flavors really ride a roller coaster on the taste buds and it is a fun ride.
Mouthfeel is dry and crisp with a sweet cracker finish. This is a wonderful beer that I wish I had more easy access to. I still think this is a bit of a misunderstood style for most of the hop heads out there.
Serving type: bottle
07-07-2014 02:43:18 | More by SPLITGRIN
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