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

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Ratings: 658
Reviews: 111
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 9.39%
Wants: 90
Gots: 74 | FT: 5
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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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Photo of liamt07
4.63/5  rDev +8.7%

Bottle from the brewery, 650ml into a tulip.

Dark orange with some copper hues. Dense offwhite head, excellent retention and lacing. Nose is bold but not abrasive by any stretch. Tropical fruits, mango, clementine, tangerine, honeydew melon and a sugary, cookie-like malt. Perhaps some honey Some mild herbal and piney notes also. Complex. Taste is just as hoppy, more of the same in terms of tropical and citrus profile with grassy and herbal notes highlighted in the finish. Strong malt presence as well. Only a suggestion of some Belgian character, perhaps imparting a bit of dryness. Full feel, medium high carbonation. A superior Belgian in real FFF character - awesome, I really don't know how this style gets much better.

liamt07, Jun 11, 2012
Photo of HuskyinPDX
4.58/5  rDev +7.5%

22 oz bottle poured into a pint glass.
Bottle thanks to jeonseth

A - Pours a cloudy medium orange with a big light tan head. Good retention and foamy lacing.

S - Hoppy and sweet pine. Wow! Really great.

T - A very nice pine and bready malt hits you first, then lots of mango citrus goodness.

D - Smooth and nice. Good carbonation and a medium to light body.

O - Smells and tastes great. The label says Belgian, but I got more west coast ipa. Very nice.

HuskyinPDX, May 17, 2012
Photo of tobelerone
4/5  rDev -6.1%

tobelerone, Apr 06, 2014
Photo of TurdFurgison
4.22/5  rDev -0.9%

On tap at the brewpub, served in a snifter at $8.00. The beer is an orange copper color, slightly hazed, with about 1 finger of froth on top, loads of lacing. A bright citrus aroma, seems massively loaded with hops, behind which it's tough to detect Belgian yeast products.

The Belgian character is more noticeable in the flavor, at least in the aftertaste. A nice lasting fruity taste that matches the hoppy onslaught in a satisfying way. Bitterness seems more pronounced the further I go through the glass.

Very nice, a fantastic Belgian IPA, but I still prefer the house versions of American IPAs.

TurdFurgison, Jun 24, 2011
Photo of dirtylou
4.43/5  rDev +4%

on-tap, map room chicago

bartender : "you know, its very three-floydsy"

appearance: served in a nice unbranded tulip, slightly hazed orange body, creamy white cap - on par for what you would expect from a belgian ipa

smell: tropical fruit, bright citrus hops, pineapple, yeasty. as a hophead, its hard not to love anything hop-driven from 3F

taste: just lovely - very clean and fresh - dominated by tropical fruits and pineapple, citrus zest, pine, crisp belgian yeast, bubblegum, very mild spice. Good stuff.

mouthfeel: light and refreshing, good carbonation levels

overall: stellar

dirtylou, Jul 26, 2011
Photo of jrallen34
3.8/5  rDev -10.8%

At Three Floyd's with Sean and Mike... Dark copper orange with an awesome bright white head, great lacing... Aroma of fruit, oranges, a little belgian yeast, ok... The taste is a little to solvent hoppy on the front but its fruity and hides the 9% really well

jrallen34, Jul 04, 2011
Photo of chippo33
3/5  rDev -29.6%

chippo33, Nov 16, 2012
Photo of TheSevenDuffs
4.4/5  rDev +3.3%

Thanks to Robbiemoy13 for this bottle. Poured in to FFF stemmed tulip.

A - Hazy medium amber with a big glow throughout. Two fingers of off white head that receded to a half finger. Good lacing.

S - Big bitterness up front with pine, citrus and floral aromas. A pretty prominent malt sweetness provides balance and adds caramel and candy-like aromas. No big Belgian qualities aside from the candy. Nice nose overall.

T - Sharp bitterness up front that immediately gives way to a big malt sweetness and caramel and candy flavours. Some good grapefruit and pine flavours are present from the hops. A slight spiciness in the finish. Excellent balance.

M - Medium body, creamy. Lots of tongue-coating hop oils. Light carbonation.

TheSevenDuffs, Jul 01, 2012
Photo of WoodBrew
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

I have been holding onto a bottle of Live a Rich Life for at least a year...waiting for the right moment to pop it...well Father's Day is as good as any. The beer poured a nice clear copper with 1/2 finger thick head that is leaving a nice lace. I left a heal in the bottle to keep the sediment from getting into my tulip glass. The scent includes Belgium malt and fresh hops that provide citrus, slight pine and some floral tones. The taste briefly bitter, then a nice sweet malt comes to the rescue to balance the beer...settling into a smooth slightly bitter, peppery dry finish. The mouthfeel is full in body with decent carbonation. Overall this is an excellent beer and falls in line with all the really awesome small batch beers that 3F brews.

WoodBrew, Jun 17, 2013
Photo of Cynic-ale
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

Cynic-ale, Feb 17, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

KAF, Jul 07, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

atrocity, Apr 30, 2014
Photo of Hopheadjeffery
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

Hopheadjeffery, Mar 06, 2014
Photo of AgentZero
4.03/5  rDev -5.4%

A - Beautiful orange, clear beer what yellows on the edges. Some nice stick on the sides.

S - A lot of tropical fruit sweetness with a caramel malt backbone. Some nice hops on the end.

T - Lots of tropical fruit from the hops and a decent light caramel backbone. The yeast comes through on the end but it is not too stong. This really seems more like an American IPA than a Belgian one, which works fine for me.

M - Medium bodied with some active carbonation.

O - I really enjoyed this beer, particularly for the style. Would easily drink this again.

AgentZero, Jun 19, 2011
Photo of bsuedekum
4/5  rDev -6.1%

bsuedekum, Sep 12, 2012
Photo of Duff27
4.43/5  rDev +4%

White head on a orange base. Crazy lacing, good head retention.

Aroma produces mostly citrus (a la Zombie Dust), very faint Belgian yeast characteristics.

More citrus with a bitterness that comes in at the end. "Fresh" would guess at 9%abv.

Highly drinkable althought this is one of my favorite style. For whatever reason this is much tastier than when I had it last summer on tap from FFF. Thanks egrace84 for the revisit!

Duff27, May 11, 2012
Photo of aasher
3.68/5  rDev -13.6%

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!

aasher, Jun 26, 2011
Photo of ROGUE16
4/5  rDev -6.1%

ROGUE16, Aug 29, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

IPAchris, Mar 27, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

enelson, Dec 16, 2011
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5/5  rDev +17.4%

whartontallboy, Nov 15, 2011
Photo of rudzud
3.83/5  rDev -10.1%

Thanks to JLindros for sharing.

A - Poured into a Kate the Great tulip a nice hazy copper hue with a nice one finger head that fades to leave a light thin blanket.

S - Aromas of dank hops, started off nice and tropical then became mostly malts, doh!

T - Taste is mostly malts, caramel, light creamy flavour, older hops, bitter pine resin, light orange. Light fruity, very bitter finish.

M - Mouthfeel is is nice, alcohol is hidden well.

O - Overall this was a solid dipa, just on the older side, was probably once awesome.

rudzud, May 30, 2014
Photo of blackie
4.49/5  rDev +5.4%

had a draft of this one at the Map Room when it was called Shark Pants, with my main man on Pitchfork weekend...

a: served in a nice tulip glass, shark pants is a hazy orange in color, capped with a creamy white layer of carbonation, dense and lasting

s: a combination of glorious tropical hops and a lovely spice profile from the belgian yeast that brings sweet esters and hints of clove and bubblegum, cleanly sweet pale malt structure, lots of pungent fruit - pineapple, fresh citrus, tangerine, mango...really taken in by this one

m: carbonation moderate-high, lively and smooth, body on the lighter side of medium

t: awesome stuff here - loads of vivid tropical fruits via a generous hop bill...pineapple, tangerine and orange zest, mango, and a lovely delicate spice profile from the yeast, hop and yeast mix in and out with waves of flavor atop a pale malt backbone, finishing nicely bitter and clean

o: no surprises here - exceptional

blackie, Apr 05, 2013
Photo of rfgetz
4.43/5  rDev +4%

Pours a hazy amber, big cap of soapy white froth, good sticky lacing. Scent brings big amounts of citrus and tropical fruits with a heavy dose of pine, firm spicyness, sweet sugary malt backbone. Taste brings strong fruity hops, backed by spicy and lightly bready yeast component, malts sweet but not overly aggressive. Smooth, almost creamy body. Really nice beer with strong flavor and good balance between the components.

rfgetz, Jul 02, 2012
Photo of TheBeerAlmanac
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

TheBeerAlmanac, Feb 25, 2014
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