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Live A Rich Life - 3 Floyds Brewing Co.

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Ratings: 746
Reviews: 125
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 9.18%
Wants: 103
Gots: 112 | FT: 7
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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Ratings: 746 | Reviews: 125
Photo of BlakeAM
3.99/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Zekenyce
4.19/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Cosmic_Chieftain
4.4/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Tsar_Riga
4.25/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A - Copper-orange, mostly opaque, with some translucency but no transparency. White head, short, with persistent cap and mild lacing.

S - Pine, dankness, stone fruit a la peach, lemons, tangerine and orange zest. Spun sugar. A hop and yeast ester dream.

T - Strong sour hit, of citrus and grapefruit zest, combining with a smashing bitter close that teeters on the edge of aspirin. Still, there is a nice malt underlay delivering just enough sweetness to keep this hop mass from exploding in palate destruction.

M - Moderate carbonation and strong drying element. Crunchy hops, but not too much build, which is a trick given the heavy-handedness of the hop bill.

O - Not too surprising that this is a massively hopped attack. There is not really balance here. It is more like a dance on the edge that manages to step back from the abyss. A delicious, heavy, full DIPA.

Photo of Zuidman
4.24/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bobby_Gray_84
4.25/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mmahanna41
4.12/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Yellolab2010
3.94/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of gratefulbeerhead
4.28/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of y0tommyb
4.16/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of NSXAG
4/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ChrisMon02
4.04/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A nice, flavorful beer but not sure I would pay $13.00 for another bomber. Glad I tried it though.

Photo of Goblinmunkey7
4/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Blind Review.

Appearance: Perfectly clear burnt orange/dark gold. Head is off-white with a loose bubble structure. Moderate retention leaves a small soapy cap with some lacing. Moderate carbonation on the pour.

Smell: Fruity. Some apple and bubblegum. A touch of Belgian yeast. Some vague almost light-clove spice coupled with a mild peppery note. Malt base is relatively light with a hint of caramelized malt sweetness. A biscuity undertone. Grapefruit flesh with a touch of juice and pith. Slight creeping woody element. Some hop spiciness with a very mild touch of alcohol in the back.

Taste: Grapefruit and fruity esters. Belgian yeast influence. Mildly spicy hop. Some peppery spice as well. Slightly pithy. Very mild bitterness hits to citrus oil. Old orange and pith. Malt backbone is slightly bready offering up some slight sweetness and a compliment to a mild hop profile. Slightly earthy with a flavor that reminds of of hop pellets. Leafy hops. Warming ups the esters and the lingering bitterness. Warming makes me think there's no Belgian yeast and just a super earthy and herbal hop.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with a moderate carbonation. Pretty standard stuff. Mild astringency.

Overall: I'd drink it again but that's as much as I can say.

Photo of rsquared59
4.55/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Awesome Belgian yeast and hops!

Photo of QuadriderMX
4.3/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Bowers-Brew
4.2/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottled 2-25-15

A - Thin and sporadic white lacing - Amber body with hints of red/pink

S - Hops dominate - citrus and pine balanced - slight sour/funk notes & sweet malt in the background.

T/M - Sweet malt and Belgian flavors are more noticeable when tasting. Hops and honey on the finish.

O - Good tasting and quite drinkable Belgian IIPA. I would drink it again. Prost!

Photo of IPAFan521
3.98/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Anaxagoris
4.17/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of sabitu
4.25/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jae61
4.38/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of rcjennings
4.2/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of NT99
4.25/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JothHu
4.12/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Cheezus
4.56/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of PBRmeasap1980
4.24/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Live A Rich Life from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 746 ratings.