Live A Rich Life - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
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Reviews by Florida9:
4.38/5 rDev +2.6%
A: Cloudy deep golden honey color. Forms a large white head that has some pretty good retention. Leaves some moderate lacing on the way down.
S: Aromatic and hoppy with lots of citrus and tropical fruit. Orange, mango, pineapple and a bit of spice. This one has a regular old fruit salad going on with it.
T: The taste is very nice. Much better than I expected. Again there are lots of citrus hops along with a bunch of fruit. Orange dominates, but it is accented by notes of tropical fruit and mango. There is a touch of Belgian yeasty spice, but it is more of a compliment to the fruit and hops than a main character. Finishes with a touch of pine and a bit of alcohol.
M: Medium bodied. Carbonation is approaching the heavy side of things, but this one is not at all over-carbonated. Mild bitterness. A bit of alcoholic heat on the finish.
O: Picked this one up on a whim at DLD and now I'm wishing I picked up a few more. This is an excellent beer and really was much better than I was expecting it to be. Paired it with some charcuterie from Smoking Goose and it couldn't have complemented it any better. Fruity, juicy, and hoppy, make this one a very easy drinker.
05-12-2012 01:07:52 | More by Florida9
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4.28/5 rDev +0.2%
A - Pours a beautiful clear deep copper color with three fingers of creamy tan head. Head has great retention and leaves nice rings of lacing. A steady stream of carbonation rises.
S - Big citrus hops aroma, with grapefruit and orange zest. Also a bit of pine, some caramel malt and only faint Belgian yeast. The caramel malt adds a definite sweetness to the aroma.
T - Lots of citrus. Not just hop bitter citrus, but some juicy citrus as well. Taste is quite floral and somewhat sweet. Bitterness is assertive, but not overpowering. Very nice.
M - Medium, creamy mouthfeel with a bitter dry herbal finish.
O - Very nice. The Belgian aspect is pretty muted, but this is a nice DIPA.
05-23-2012 23:07:54 | More by warnerry
3.7/5 rDev -13.3%
Thanks to Marquette Nick (justanothergalen) for hooking this up at the Solar Eclipse party.
Pretty cool orange pour and 3/4" head, nice white small bubbles, really good retention. Aroma, not as massive hoppiness as I expected or hoped for, but its cool, still nice, still good, just not an American smack in the face like some FFF beers.
Still a decent amount of hops in the taste, mildly citrusy, tropical, but the malt and yeast really hit hard too. Dare I say, this is one of the most balanced, AND enjoyable beers under the ipa banner there is. Hides the alcohol well, carbonation is right on, bitterness is still pretty big, but like I said, still relatively balanced all things considered. Pretty complex, really has all the things people love about belgian yeast and American hops together. You know all those desciptors I'm talking about. Caramel, banana, clove, coriander, citrus, pine, grapefruit, etc. . .
A cool beer, but not really something I'm going to clamor for FFF to make again and again.
08-03-2012 03:00:24 | More by Beerandraiderfan
3.93/5 rDev -8%
Bottle poured into a FFF tulip
A - A reddish copper with a one finger slightly dirty white head. Slightly reflective and very clean looking
S - Tropical, sweet fruit in the nose. Pineapple and tangerine dominate the sweet nose. There is nice banana presence that lies underneath in the nose and gives hints of the Belgian yeast strand. overall, the nose is very sweet smelling as well.
T - At first, I get a slight pine hop presence that hangs on for a second before a sweeter pineapple and tangerine come through. There is just enough hop in here to prevent it from being cloying or too sweet. In the finish, there is a slight bitter kick that comes through with a hint of banana. Not as Belgiany on the flavor as I would expect
MF - Medium body with light carbonation. A bit syrupy as well which leaves a slight stickiness.
O - What happens if you take Dreadnaught and brew it with Belgian yeast? You get this beer. Solid DIPA. However, I was hoping for the Belgian aspects to shine through a bit more instead of playing such a small role.
05-05-2012 00:15:54 | More by jeonseh
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