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

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Ratings: 666
Reviews: 111
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 9.39%
Wants: 91
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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Ratings: 666 | Reviews: 111 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of Beerandraiderfan
3.7/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to Marquette Nick (justanothergalen) for hooking this up at the Solar Eclipse party.

Pretty cool orange pour and 3/4" head, nice white small bubbles, really good retention. Aroma, not as massive hoppiness as I expected or hoped for, but its cool, still nice, still good, just not an American smack in the face like some FFF beers.

Still a decent amount of hops in the taste, mildly citrusy, tropical, but the malt and yeast really hit hard too. Dare I say, this is one of the most balanced, AND enjoyable beers under the ipa banner there is. Hides the alcohol well, carbonation is right on, bitterness is still pretty big, but like I said, still relatively balanced all things considered. Pretty complex, really has all the things people love about belgian yeast and American hops together. You know all those desciptors I'm talking about. Caramel, banana, clove, coriander, citrus, pine, grapefruit, etc. . .

A cool beer, but not really something I'm going to clamor for FFF to make again and again.

Beerandraiderfan, Aug 03, 2012
Photo of cvm4
4.3/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A - Pours a dark, cloudy amber. Lovely 2 finger light tan head.

S - Caramel malts, some spices, citrus hops and may'be a touch of pine.

T - Nice bite at first. Leads way to some sweet malts, a bit of honey and a lingering orange peel hop finish.

M - Medium all around. Has a wet finish.

O - I'm not sure it's geared toward Belgian IPA like the style implies but it's definitely a great beer. There's just a lot of balance in this beer between the hops and malt.

cvm4, Aug 03, 2012
Photo of Schlais
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

Schlais, Aug 02, 2012
Photo of cadaugherty
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

cadaugherty, Jul 26, 2012
Photo of gpawned
3.25/5  rDev -23.7%

gpawned, Jul 23, 2012
Photo of JMBSH
3.5/5  rDev -17.8%

JMBSH, Jul 21, 2012
Photo of kawilliams81
4.1/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22 oz bottle into a Lost Abbey chalice.

A- Pours a dark honey with a 2" light tan head. Thick waves and clouds of lacing remain on the glass.

S- Sweet malts, citrus, orange, and some pine.

T- Semi-sweet honey malt, citrus and big pine bitterness. Not picking up on the "Belgian" part of this beer.

M- Medium body and carbonation. slightly dry with big bitter aftertaste.

O- Nice dipa but don't see how this is classified as Belgian style dipa? Good but not $15 a bottle good.

kawilliams81, Jul 15, 2012
Photo of M1A2
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

M1A2, Jul 15, 2012
Photo of lilnicky068
4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

lilnicky068, Jul 13, 2012
Photo of marshmeli
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

marshmeli, Jul 12, 2012
Photo of stogirelli
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

stogirelli, Jul 12, 2012
Photo of seanhug
3.75/5  rDev -12%

seanhug, Jul 12, 2012
Photo of bashiba
3.18/5  rDev -25.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured a hazy amber/orange with a light sticky off white head.

The smell was sweet and a bit belgiany with heavy yeast notes, just a touch of light citrus and pine from the hops.

The flavor was dominated by sweet caramel malts, a bit of belgian spices come through along with a touch of citrus hops, but overall its very sweet with just a mild bit of bitterness that never gets it close to balance.

The mouthfeel is a bit thick and oily.

I didn't hate it, but struggled with the sweetness, to boozy and rich for a Belgian IPA, needs more hops.

bashiba, Jul 08, 2012
Photo of chgobear
4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

chgobear, Jul 06, 2012
Photo of briiguy
4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

briiguy, Jul 06, 2012
Photo of brotherloco
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

brotherloco, Jul 05, 2012
Photo of nathanjohnson
3.75/5  rDev -12%

nathanjohnson, Jul 04, 2012
Photo of rfgetz
4.43/5  rDev +4%
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.

rfgetz, Jul 02, 2012
Photo of HumanParaquat
3.75/5  rDev -12%

HumanParaquat, Jul 02, 2012
Photo of tfidler
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

tfidler, Jul 01, 2012
Photo of TheSevenDuffs
4.4/5  rDev +3.3%
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.

TheSevenDuffs, Jul 01, 2012
Photo of Sammy
3.9/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bang on DIPA. Yeast flavour exceeds the malt backing, well balanced. Intensive IBU and hop flavour. Great drinkability for a DIPA. Better than average. Big retained head. Above average mouthfeel.Fruity, piney, a little caramel.Very clean.Bottle from Steven.

Sammy, Jul 01, 2012
Photo of cfrances33
3.75/5  rDev -12%

cfrances33, Jun 29, 2012
Photo of ctrevino
3/5  rDev -29.6%

ctrevino, Jun 29, 2012
Photo of Billakowski
4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

Billakowski, Jun 28, 2012
Live A Rich Life from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
95 out of 100 based on 666 ratings.