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

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630 Ratings
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Ratings: 630
Reviews: 108
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 9.13%
Wants: 82
Gots: 72 | FT: 7
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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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jrallen34

Illinois

3.8/5  rDev -11%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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

Serving type: on-tap

07-04-2011 14:52:27 | More by jrallen34
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HuskyinPDX

Washington

4.58/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

05-17-2012 07:07:40 | More by HuskyinPDX
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TheSevenDuffs

Ontario (Canada)

4.4/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

07-01-2012 13:47:55 | More by TheSevenDuffs
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AgentZero

Illinois

4.03/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 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.

Serving type: on-tap

06-19-2011 19:04:51 | More by AgentZero
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Hopheadjeffery

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

03-06-2014 20:26:12 | More by Hopheadjeffery
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chippo33

Vermont

3/5  rDev -29.7%

11-16-2012 05:39:29 | More by chippo33
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WoodBrew

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

06-17-2013 01:00:37 | More by WoodBrew
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Cynic-ale

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

02-17-2014 23:04:09 | More by Cynic-ale
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Duff27

Illinois

4.43/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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!

Serving type: bottle

05-11-2012 02:03:41 | More by Duff27
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bsuedekum

Missouri

4/5  rDev -6.3%

09-12-2012 02:26:45 | More by bsuedekum
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ROGUE16

Delaware

4/5  rDev -6.3%

08-29-2013 02:09:12 | More by ROGUE16
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KAF

Iowa

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

07-07-2014 03:05:11 | More by KAF
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whartontallboy

New York

5/5  rDev +17.1%

11-15-2011 01:43:56 | More by whartontallboy
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blackie

Virginia

4.49/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Serving type: on-tap

04-05-2013 03:16:44 | More by blackie
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aasher

Indiana

3.68/5  rDev -13.8%
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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rudzud

Massachusetts

3.83/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

05-30-2014 22:16:08 | More by rudzud
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rfgetz

New Jersey

4.43/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

07-02-2012 15:16:40 | More by rfgetz
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mynie

Indiana

4.58/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Formally Shark Pants. The dude at the brewpub said they had to change it because someone who designed the tattoo after which Shark Pants was named threatened to sue, because apparently he is an awful human being.

Pours orange with a white head. Smells... like a very American Belgian IPA. Which is to say, thick malt, spicy yeast, and green, syrupy hops practically dripping with alpha acid. Wonderful.

Tastes very much as it smells. Starts out of with lightly bitter fruit nodes--orange peel and white pepper--which veer impressively into pine, grapefruit, and orange before calming down into a peppery finish of burny alcohol.

Serving type: on-tap

05-25-2012 03:04:17 | More by mynie
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enelson

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

12-16-2011 18:30:29 | More by enelson
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TheBeerAlmanac

Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

02-25-2014 01:43:17 | More by TheBeerAlmanac
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atrocity

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

04-30-2014 18:50:24 | More by atrocity
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bpfrush

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -6.3%

03-01-2014 02:15:35 | More by bpfrush
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IPAchris

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

03-27-2014 00:10:27 | More by IPAchris
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Holland

Illinois

4/5  rDev -6.3%

05-17-2013 04:13:49 | More by Holland
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smartassboiler

Illinois

4/5  rDev -6.3%

05-09-2014 16:33:38 | More by smartassboiler
Live A Rich Life from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
95 out of 100 based on 630 ratings.