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Live A Rich Life - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub

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614 Ratings
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Ratings: 614
Reviews: 108
rAvg: 4.28
pDev: 9.11%
Wants: 79
Gots: 73 | FT: 7
Brewed by:
Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub visit their website
Indiana, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian IPA |  9.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
A collaboration/dedication ale brewed with our friend Urbain from the Belgian brewery De Struise, this intense Belgian-style double IPA was fermented with Urbain's special yeast and then an amazing amount of hops were added. This beer was brewed in loving memory of a former employee, Rich Sheppard, who passed away on 4.11.11. Art by Tommy Borst. Try this beer and enjoy the Rich life.

100+ IBU

Formerly served on draft as Shark Pants.

(Beer added by: AleWatcher on 06-03-2011)
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rflips86

California

3.5/5  rDev -18.2%

04-19-2014 03:49:44 | More by rflips86
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Louisville-Beer-Reviews

Kentucky

3.63/5  rDev -15.2%
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
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BarrytheBear

Wisconsin

3.66/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bomber to glass..actually bottle dated but I'll be damned if I can read.

Nice copper with a frothy cap that lingers and sticks.

Nose of caramel, sourdough, lemon and pineapple.

Hops are crisp with a quick clean bitterness and plenty of pineapple.Shows a very sourdough-y malt presence. The yeast is light and doesn't ran much interference, nor does it do much to cut the massive sweetness. Alcohol is large on the finish along with some fruity banana esters and clove. Ah, there's the Belgian yeast influence...

Overall, a pretty good DIPA that just doesn't quite hit the right notes for me. There's too much sweetness and a harsh alcohol bite that makes it a nice beer to try but a beer I wouldn't clamor for again.

Serving type: bottle

03-03-2014 01:38:57 | More by BarrytheBear
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aasher

Indiana

3.68/5  rDev -14%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This beer pours a nice muddled copper in color with light cloudiness. It arrived with a one finger off white head which dissipated within a minute or so. It smells like an imperial version of Alpha King. It smells of light and resinous piny hops with a solid malt backbone. It tastes of sweet and resinous hops and there is little to no Belgian characteristics. Where's the yeast? It drinks medium in body and drinks decently for the abv. Its not what I wanted but its solid. The artwork is legendary, which is why they should bottle it!

Serving type: on-tap

06-26-2011 17:31:07 | More by aasher
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Beerandraiderfan

Nevada

3.7/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

08-03-2012 03:00:24 | More by Beerandraiderfan
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C20Percent

Virginia

3.73/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a clear golden-amber with a .5 finger of bubbly off-white colored head on top. Lots of bubble action going on in the body. Love the color and the clean body is very impressive.

S: So beautifully hoppy -- citrusy and sharp. I'm even more so impressed with the strong hoppy smell because this beer has about six months on it. So, very nice. Not as strong as Zombie Dust. I can't smell yeasty breadiness that usually comes with these types of beers, but that's okay. There is some caramel malts notes.

T: Okay -- I can taste the age more than I can smell it, but it's still good. However, where I smelled citrus I'm tasting a more earthy, biscuit flavor. The hops are definitely making way for more malts in the taste of the brew. Just okay for me, but -- again -- this beer isn't super fresh. Some warmness from the alcohol.

M: Medium to heavy body. Nice carbonation. Some good chewiness that brings out the malt. Not a bad oily feel. Just nothing great here.

O: Appearance and Smell stands out above all. Taste is a bit of a let down -- but that does carry the caveat that this beer has about six months on it. A fresh beer might taste differently. I'm actually a little surprised there isn't more of a belgian ale taste. That's kind of what I was looking for, but this looks and tastes like a straight DIPA. Overall, a good beer, but not one of the best of its kind.

Serving type: bottle

11-10-2012 19:24:10 | More by C20Percent
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Kmlund

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

03-18-2014 19:30:52 | More by Kmlund
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Boski

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

05-20-2014 14:52:01 | More by Boski
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DMarlinJ

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

07-06-2014 23:15:39 | More by DMarlinJ
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teledeluxe

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

03-20-2014 15:26:47 | More by teledeluxe
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HumanParaquat

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

07-01-2012 23:01:16 | More by HumanParaquat
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tmbgnicu

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

07-02-2014 03:20:30 | More by tmbgnicu
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Brdlist

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

06-04-2014 15:05:16 | More by Brdlist
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nathanjohnson

Vermont

3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

07-04-2012 18:16:58 | More by nathanjohnson
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Scooch

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

03-20-2014 16:52:15 | More by Scooch
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4DAloveofSTOUT

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

05-11-2012 07:53:59 | More by 4DAloveofSTOUT
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meanmutt

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

03-17-2014 00:19:09 | More by meanmutt
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brandoman63

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

03-04-2014 02:27:33 | More by brandoman63
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Tex_hex

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

06-09-2014 23:10:49 | More by Tex_hex
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Savearth

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

08-29-2012 23:28:56 | More by Savearth
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cfrances33

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

06-29-2012 19:57:52 | More by cfrances33
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Schulte30

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

03-21-2014 17:29:23 | More by Schulte30
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doldham

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

05-28-2014 20:13:44 | More by doldham
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adamcarlson28

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

06-30-2014 02:13:43 | More by adamcarlson28
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Hugonaut13

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

12-02-2012 04:38:54 | More by Hugonaut13
Live A Rich Life from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
95 out of 100 based on 614 ratings.