1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

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

Not Rated.
Live A Rich LifeLive A Rich Life

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
95
world-class

619 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 619
Reviews: 108
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 9.13%
Wants: 80
Gots: 72 | 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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Latest | High | Low | Top Raters
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 619 | Reviews: 108 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of BrentSeifts
BrentSeifts

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

07-12-2014 20:25:20 | More by BrentSeifts
Photo of Seiler22
Seiler22

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

07-12-2014 15:43:36 | More by Seiler22
Photo of PickleBucket29
PickleBucket29

Illinois

4/5  rDev -6.3%

07-12-2014 14:08:07 | More by PickleBucket29
Photo of deebo
deebo

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

07-12-2014 01:30:41 | More by deebo
Photo of tylerstravis
tylerstravis

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

07-10-2014 04:05:39 | More by tylerstravis
Photo of jbriggs7
jbriggs7

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -6.3%

07-09-2014 16:40:16 | More by jbriggs7
Photo of Nick_isthatstillcool
Nick_isthatstillcool

Florida

4/5  rDev -6.3%

07-09-2014 01:12:29 | More by Nick_isthatstillcool
Photo of ChrisAlbertine
ChrisAlbertine

California

4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

07-08-2014 02:05:17 | More by ChrisAlbertine
Photo of KAF
KAF

Iowa

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

07-07-2014 03:05:11 | More by KAF
Photo of SPLITGRIN
SPLITGRIN

Kentucky

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
Photo of DMarlinJ
DMarlinJ

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

07-06-2014 23:15:39 | More by DMarlinJ
Photo of Kurmaraja
Kurmaraja

Washington

3/5  rDev -29.7%

07-05-2014 05:46:01 | More by Kurmaraja
Photo of BRami127
BRami127

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

07-04-2014 01:14:47 | More by BRami127
Photo of Justinbshelton
Justinbshelton

Alabama

5/5  rDev +17.1%

07-02-2014 23:24:21 | More by Justinbshelton
Photo of tmbgnicu
tmbgnicu

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

07-02-2014 03:20:30 | More by tmbgnicu
Photo of Brewzma
Brewzma

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -6.3%

07-02-2014 02:59:38 | More by Brewzma
Photo of adamcarlson28
adamcarlson28

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

06-30-2014 02:13:43 | More by adamcarlson28
Photo of belzo35
belzo35

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

06-28-2014 15:56:22 | More by belzo35
Photo of Pestin
Pestin

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

06-27-2014 20:21:19 | More by Pestin
Photo of aslamm75
aslamm75

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

06-24-2014 13:59:53 | More by aslamm75
Photo of baerb69
baerb69

Maryland

4/5  rDev -6.3%

06-24-2014 01:26:01 | More by baerb69
Photo of ottodyer
ottodyer

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

06-24-2014 00:50:41 | More by ottodyer
Photo of Louisville-Beer-Reviews
Louisville-Beer-Reviews

Kentucky

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
Photo of HopsSlayer
HopsSlayer

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -6.3%

06-20-2014 01:09:45 | More by HopsSlayer
Photo of myteam24
myteam24


4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

06-19-2014 20:37:52 | More by myteam24
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Live A Rich Life from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
95 out of 100 based on 619 ratings.