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Live A Rich Life - 3 Floyds Brewing Co.

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Ratings: 696
Reviews: 113
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 9.39%
Wants: 98
Gots: 79 | FT: 4
Brewed by:
3 Floyds Brewing Co. visit their website
Indiana, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian IPA |  9.50% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: AleWatcher on 06-03-2011

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.
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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Poured into a Dogfish Head IPA glass.

A - 4.5 - Poured a nice dark honey gold, slightly unfiltered cloudiness. Nonexistent head potential, retention or lacing.
S - 3.75 - Lower rating on the smell. Had the nice bright bouquet of oranges, mango, hops and grapefruit I expected, but also a TON of not so welcome malt. Honestly thought I had bought an old beer at first (date was smudged)
T - 4.75 - The belgian styling makes the taste absolutely stellar. Has the big, full on hop profile you'd expect with a decent amount of sweetness and a sharp, bitter biting end, but it finishes clean, crisp and instantly. The sweetness doesn't make it syrupy and the bitterness doesn't linger. It finishes sharp and clean, making it a powerful, yet thirst-quenching DIPA.
F - Light bodied, very thin to me, but this works great with its clean and thirst quenching qualities.
O - 4.75 - What a damned fine brew, one of the better DIPA's I've had in a long time. Highly recommended!

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Look 9/10
Smell 18/20
Taste 36/40
Feel 8/10
Drinkability 17/20

Overall 88/100

Life a Rich life is a Belgian Style IPA that in thought was one of the stoopidest names ever.... Until I read on the side of the bottle that it was dedicated to a young gentleman named Rich Sheppard. It pours with an aggressive foamy bright white head. It looks translucent amber/orange... Reminds me of orange/cherry 'Jell-O' The taste isn't nearly as 'yeasty' as I expected. In fact, I wouldn't know it was a Belgian style at all init weren't on the bottle. Taste was very pine heavy, starts off extremely piney and finishes with a heavy dose of citrus, mostly orange, tangerine and Pineapple. Feel is rich and creamy. Rather light and crisp. While it is def worth seeking out. I will say a drawback for me is, the 'Soap' taste that some IPA's have. Overall, great brew by one of my fav breweries~

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Live A Rich Life from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
95 out of 100 based on 696 ratings.