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

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Ratings: 632
Reviews: 108
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 9.13%
Wants: 82
Gots: 70 | FT: 6
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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mhksuccess

California

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

05-02-2014 21:56:53 | More by mhksuccess
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prtwin2a

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

05-02-2014 15:42:39 | More by prtwin2a
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jadler16

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

05-02-2014 15:38:12 | More by jadler16
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sweetlou25

Illinois

4/5  rDev -6.3%

05-01-2014 15:17:15 | More by sweetlou25
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McBAINx

Michigan

4/5  rDev -6.3%

04-30-2014 23:08:36 | More by McBAINx
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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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Vonerichs

Illinois

4.29/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Glowing sunset and crystal clear body. Huge dense nine white head that leaves cascading lace.

In your face juicy hop profile. Orange, mango, grapefruit. The Belgian yeast is submissive to the hops.

Same tropical and citrus hops on the flavor. A light banana like ester ups the tropical feel.

Fresh, clean, juicy, sticky mouthfeel.

A great collaboration that clearly leans on the side of a hoppy American three Floyd's IPA.

Serving type: bottle

04-30-2014 13:02:34 | More by Vonerichs
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Dogoatus

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

04-29-2014 14:33:19 | More by Dogoatus
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carlmoberg

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

04-29-2014 01:59:55 | More by carlmoberg
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Caskaway

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

04-28-2014 21:59:49 | More by Caskaway
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JWalterWeatherman

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

04-28-2014 15:42:21 | More by JWalterWeatherman
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gmendez1122

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

04-27-2014 19:33:36 | More by gmendez1122
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ChicagoShakeAndBake26

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

04-27-2014 17:30:02 | More by ChicagoShakeAndBake26
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Beerdudenumberone

Indiana

4/5  rDev -6.3%

04-27-2014 12:08:57 | More by Beerdudenumberone
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CosmoHopHead

Kansas

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

04-26-2014 21:00:11 | More by CosmoHopHead
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NW_IPAHEAD

Oregon

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

Another winner from FFF. Perfect hazy orange color with a thick rich head when poured. Not much of a nose but great initial taste. Rich smooth flavor and the best Belgium IPA I've come across. Leaves just enough hoppy bitterness in mouth. Reaffirms FFF as possibly best overall brewer there is.

Serving type: bottle

04-26-2014 04:08:26 | More by NW_IPAHEAD
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ACB

California

4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

04-23-2014 16:49:09 | More by ACB
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kylehay2004

Florida

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

04-23-2014 02:00:12 | More by kylehay2004
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mcsauter82

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

04-21-2014 02:29:12 | More by mcsauter82
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jemarent

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

04-20-2014 19:59:19 | More by jemarent
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blackcompg

Illinois

4.61/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance - Pours 2 fingers of billowy golden off-white foam, bode is a slightly hazy orange amber, lots of carb in the body. I get nice foamy rings after each quaff, and retain nearly a finger of rocky carb throughout the session.

Smell - Smells fantastic! Bold fresh citrus peels, , candied orange rind, pineapple, and some nice tropical notes

Taste - Starts with an onslaught of juicy citrus flavors which almost immediately "sharpen" as the light sweetness gives way to ripe citrus peels and some pith, some bittering peach pits, and then finally a nice dash of white pepper and some faint belgian yeast flavor.

Mouthfeel - Medium mouthfeel due mostly to the bold full flavors here, carb is medium and smooth but has great sharp edges along the sides and back of the tongue. The finish is a bit bitter and dry, with some great peppery citrus pockets in the mouth corners.

Overall - I really haven't been a big fan of belgian ipa's until this beer - FFF pulled this off perfectly, really an excellent and flavorful ipa. The belgian yeast and bright peppery flavor is completely complimentary, definitely a must try imho.

Serving type: bottle

04-20-2014 05:33:09 | More by blackcompg
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creepinjeeper

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

04-20-2014 02:49:25 | More by creepinjeeper
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Wolberjs

California

4/5  rDev -6.3%

04-20-2014 00:58:45 | More by Wolberjs
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Braden

Tennessee

5/5  rDev +17.1%

04-19-2014 22:09:15 | More by Braden
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Lewdie

Illinois

3/5  rDev -29.7%

04-19-2014 17:15:23 | More by Lewdie
Live A Rich Life from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
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