Live A Rich Life - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
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Reviews by beesy:
4.03/5 rDev -5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
on tap - served in a tulip glass
A - pours a beautiful orange. Slighly hazy with a nice, puffy one and a half finger off white head. Foam provides for some nice lacing, especially at the beginning of the pour.
S - very nice. lots of citrus hops with just a touch of belgian esters to know you're into a beliguian beer. A slight note of alcohol. A nice bitterness lingers - 100 ibu? not sure, but it's a nice beer. The beligan flavors show themselves a little more as it warms.
T - tomey likey. Nice citrus hops with a nice bit of grassy flavors. Enough belgian band-aid ensure you know your driking a bipa without being overwhelming.
M - medium bodied.
D - someone low for me. Somewhat high abv with the beligian flavors and hops makes it a little more of a sipper than a chugger.
Overall, I really enjoy this beer. Much better than Stone Cali-Belgique and on par with Raging Bitch.
Serving type: on-tap
04-27-2012 00:08:01 | More by beesy
More User Reviews:
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
3.63/5 rDev -15%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
Appearance: Caramel, dark amber color, with small, light head.
Aroma: Smells of sweet oranges and citrus hop. The aroma is fairly sweet, clean, and tart, like gummi candy.
Taste & Mouthfeel: Hoppy, tangerine flavors on the tongue. The citrus has an overripe character to it, like the cloying scent of an apricot. Strong, dry, bitter hop finish with a bit of astringency/alcohol kick.
Final Word: While the sweet fruit flavors on the tongue are full and refreshing, the finish is too unbalanced and potently bitter for a typical drinker. While anyone can enjoy the flavors in the first sip, the dry, bitter, astringent finish immediately overwhelms them and defeats the subtle fruit flavors up front. As it stood, it was a beer that only hop lovers or thrill seekers could truly enjoy, but anyone else should take a pass for a more trustworthy IPA.
Serving type: on-tap
06-21-2014 18:51:17 | More by Louisville-Beer-Reviews
Live A Rich Life from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
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