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

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667 Ratings
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Ratings: 667
Reviews: 111
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 9.39%
Wants: 92
Gots: 77 | FT: 5
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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4/5  rDev -6.1%

PickleBucket29, Jul 12, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -12%

deebo, Jul 12, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -12%

tylerstravis, Jul 10, 2014
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4/5  rDev -6.1%

jbriggs7, Jul 09, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

ChrisAlbertine, Jul 08, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

KAF, Jul 07, 2014
Photo of SPLITGRIN
4.53/5  rDev +6.3%
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.

SPLITGRIN, Jul 07, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -12%

DMarlinJ, Jul 07, 2014
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3/5  rDev -29.6%

Kurmaraja, Jul 05, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

BRami127, Jul 04, 2014
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5/5  rDev +17.4%

Justinbshelton, Jul 03, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -12%

tmbgnicu, Jul 02, 2014
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4/5  rDev -6.1%

Brewzma, Jul 02, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -12%

adamcarlson28, Jun 30, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

belzo35, Jun 28, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -12%

Pestin, Jun 27, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

aslamm75, Jun 24, 2014
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4/5  rDev -6.1%

baerb69, Jun 24, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -12%

ottodyer, Jun 24, 2014
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3.63/5  rDev -14.8%
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.

Louisville-Beer-Reviews, Jun 21, 2014
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4/5  rDev -6.1%

HopsSlayer, Jun 20, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

myteam24, Jun 19, 2014
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5/5  rDev +17.4%

tykechandler, Jun 19, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -12%

Texasfan549, Jun 19, 2014
Live A Rich Life from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
95 out of 100 based on 667 ratings.