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

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Ratings: 647
Reviews: 110
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 9.37%
Wants: 85
Gots: 73 | 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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IPAchris

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

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

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

03-26-2014 19:07:06 | More by jrhottle
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Herky21

Iowa

3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

03-26-2014 16:32:13 | More by Herky21
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tyleeis

Wisconsin

4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

03-26-2014 00:51:52 | More by tyleeis
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Stevedore

Wisconsin

4.15/5  rDev -2.8%

On-tap at Tipsy Cow in Madison, WI. 10oz poured into a tulip glass today, 3/25/2014.

App- clear orange body, one finger white head with good retention. Nice lacing.

Smell- dank citrus hops, orange, grapefruit. Not much scent of Belgian yeast even as it warms. Nothing that says Belgian yeast. But this is a nice hoppy American IPA to me.

Flavour- like the smell. Citrus hops, grapefruit. A nice caramel toffee presence. Not much Belgian yeast presence.

Mouthfeel- medium bodied, just about the right bit of carbonation. Bitter, fairly piney. Again no mention of Belgian yeast here.

Overall- nice IPA by FFF but I don't even get the Belgian contribution. Very good but not that much different than their other hoppy offerings.

03-25-2014 23:23:07 | More by Stevedore
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kidzord

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

03-25-2014 17:43:47 | More by kidzord
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Dirtinabottle

New York

4/5  rDev -6.3%

03-25-2014 01:26:24 | More by Dirtinabottle
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Fusebuddy

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -6.3%

03-25-2014 00:31:30 | More by Fusebuddy
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BeerLover99

Illinois

4.11/5  rDev -3.7%

A: dark orange body, finger head, nice lacing

S: tropical fruit, fresh Belgian yeast, light pine aroma

T: same as nose, mild peppery hint, sweet caramel malt
middle, subtle long pine finish

M: med body, solid oily/sticky mouth

O: Delightful collaboration. Nice to see 2 fine
breweries explore together.

DELICIOUS; TREAT YOURSELF!

03-24-2014 23:49:33 | More by BeerLover99
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larryi86

Delaware

4.44/5  rDev +4%

Thanks bstyle!
22 oz bottle, dated 2/17/14, poured into a tulip

A- Clear bright orange/copper color with a three finger white head.

S- Tropical fruits, pine, citrus, grapefruit, fruity Belgian yeast, smells great!

T- Bitter hoppy finish is the first thing that jumps out at me, getting some tropical hops, citrus, peppercorns, pine, slightly dank, some sweet caramel malts, finish is very bitter. Great balance of flavor.

M- Smooth, crisp, medium body.

O- An awesome bitter IPA with a since Belgian style twist. Very enjoyable, really hope to get this again.

03-24-2014 20:45:32 | More by larryi86
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dsigmon

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

03-24-2014 15:09:29 | More by dsigmon
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Gotti311

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

03-24-2014 13:31:29 | More by Gotti311
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Viperman1316

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

03-23-2014 23:58:43 | More by Viperman1316
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pcarney8

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

03-23-2014 13:37:51 | More by pcarney8
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crytion

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

03-23-2014 10:44:38 | More by crytion
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Abbbp

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -18%

03-23-2014 04:20:44 | More by Abbbp
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2GOOFY

California

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

03-23-2014 01:02:54 | More by 2GOOFY
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GRap

Illinois

4/5  rDev -6.3%

03-22-2014 18:00:38 | More by GRap
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J_Barrett

Michigan

4/5  rDev -6.3%

03-22-2014 05:59:34 | More by J_Barrett
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chewy6935

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

03-21-2014 17:32:31 | More by chewy6935
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Schulte30

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

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

Michigan

4/5  rDev -6.3%

03-21-2014 17:27:37 | More by Jaysmittyland
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homebrew311

Illinois

4.04/5  rDev -5.4%

Pour a crystal clear gold with 3 inches of fluffy white head. The head settles down and retains about a cm and leaves significant lacing. The nose starts with heavy American hops. Pine, citrus, orange, and mango come through strong up front with fruity notes of Belgian yeast to follow. The belgo characteristic are largely overshadowed by the aromatic hop profile. The taste starts with a moderate to high bitterness with notes of grass, lemon, pine, and citrus with strong resinous notes throughout. The middle sweetens up a bit and exposes some of the Belgian notes, but bitterness again comes through and leaves a hoppy finish. Mouthfeel is highly carbonated with a moderate body. Overall, the Belgian qualities of this IPA are pretty mild, which I actually like. I'm not a fan of Belgian yeast esters over taking the hop profile and it is certainly not the case here. This tastes right up the alley with the rest of Three Floyds IPAs.

03-21-2014 06:16:01 | More by homebrew311
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BradtheGreat7

Ohio

4.38/5  rDev +2.6%

Review taken day it arrived in Feb 2014(2014 release)

22 oz(1 pint, 6 oz) brown FFF shaped bomber with a nice label. White with the description of the 'new' name and the passing of an employee in which it was renamed after. Blue, yellow, and reds outlining the man himself enjoying a smoke in some aviator shades. I really dig this label. Good of them to show their appreciation of the passing of a friend. Poured into a stemmed Belgian style tulip glass.

A - murky yellow golden-orange color that carries a slight cloudiness to it. Glows in the light. Beautiful. Light sediment floating about in the haze. Big off white head on the pour takes its time settling to a creamy layer of lacing leaving awesome stick. Exactly how a Belgian ipa should look.

S - citrus and fruits up front. Sugared grapefruit, zesty lemon, mango, juicy peach, orange, and sweet fresh pineapple. A little pine of floral hop notes creep up toward the middle before a grainy bread malt, banana, bubblegum and Belgian spice balance this nose to perfection. Belgian style yeast makes up the foundation and really does extremely well with the juicy fruits throughout. Like it was meant for one another. This nose is absolutely complete and just plain awesome!

T - another act of greatness here. Juicy citrus and fruitiness. Candied grapefruits, orange, mango and pineapple candy. Hint of pine and earthy floral like hops for a split second. Belgian yeast again is funky and adds even more class to Rich life. Clove and spice. Bread and grain malts. A hit of banana and bubblegum before a finish of more orange and pineapple fruitiness. Not quite to the platform of the nose, but still out of this world delicious.

M - big medium body and a world class thickness carrying a texture one only finds in FFF brews. Enjoyable and coats the mouth with Belgian inspired American ipa class. Highly drinkable with a hint of alcohol as it warms. Über drinkable.

O - Live A Rich Life a.k.a. Shark Pants as it was formally named is a sheer piece of brewing class. When FFF are bottling rotating ales of this quality they are a brewery that's hard to beat. I enjoyed this maybe too much as I've craved it since. Lets hope this one keeps finding its way into bottling distribution, bc its one of the best brews you'll ever get your hands on. Long live Rich Life.

03-21-2014 04:03:45 | More by BradtheGreat7
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vermilcj

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

03-21-2014 03:42:16 | More by vermilcj
Live A Rich Life from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
95 out of 100 based on 647 ratings.