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Cimmerian Sabertooth Berzerker - 3 Floyds Brewing Co.

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Reviews: 80
Hads: 671
Avg: 4.19
pDev: 28.88%
Wants: 45
Gots: 146 | FT: 4
Brewed by:
3 Floyds Brewing Co. visit their website
Indiana, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: MasterSki on 01-14-2012

In the seemingly endless cruelty, battle, and strife of the Hyborian age, a warrior has but two pleasures: Decimating one’s enemies in battle, and a horn of Cimmerian Sabertooth Berzerker to slake the thirst of victory.

100 IBU
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Photo of ChrisP802
4.42/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pour - orange haze
Smell - citrus, pineapple (a lot of pineapple), hops
Taste - balanced hops and fruits
Overall - highly drinkable, soft mouthfeel, and very refreshing

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Photo of tmryan21
4.3/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Look: Orange with a white head. Retains pretty well.

Smell: Cirtus - mango, pineapple, and orange are all present. A small amount of pine and malt comes through as well.

Taste: Very balanced. Citrus fruits are present and it is not very bitter for a DIPA. Pretty much tastes exactly like it smells. Nice malt backbone to compliment the hops.

Feel: Medium bodied. Hides the booze well and goes down easy for a 9%.

Overall: One of the better DIPAs I have had from FFF. Don't know why it took me so long to try this one. I would love to try it on draft.

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Photo of Stevem68
4.1/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a light Amber / orangy color. Has a sweet aroma of malts and piny hops. Flavor is piny with a well balanced finish. Another great beer from 3 Floyds

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Photo of leitmotif
4.5/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I guess this is the way an IPA should feel.
Smells grassy and herbal with citrus and tropical fruit in the background.
The taste is balanced. Nice malt profile. The hop aroma it's just right.
Feels amazing. Fresh. Clean. No alcohol feel whatsoever.

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

Hazy orange color with creamy head. Aroma is intensely hoppy with tropical fruit and also some vegetal, herbal notes. Taste follows with the same notes and a good balance between sweetness and bitterness. Body is smooth but has a good amount of carbonation too. Another good one from 3 Floyds.

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Photo of pagriley
4.41/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

22oz bomber about 3 weeks old

L - Pours deep hazy orange with amber tinge. Thick fluffy off white head that lingers for ages and ages.
S - Mango, tropical fruit, and a touch of pine resin. Sweet orange rind coming through on the back end
T - More mango and orange, with a touch of malty sweetness and a smooth soft finish with the tiniest bitter bite
F - Very fine creamy carb and good body.

Overall, a fantastic beer - just as good as the bigger brothers Dreadnaught, Permanent Funeral and Arctic Panzer. a stellar beer

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Photo of Bshaw22
3.63/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Another let down from 3'floyds for me. This beer had a funky taste coming from the malt hop combo. Maybe iv been spoiled but this just didn't do it for me. This beer was 5 days old.

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Photo of BuckeyeSlim
4.73/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

22 oz. bomber poured into a NB snifter.

A - Pours an opaque pale yellow-gold straw color into the glass. A three-finger head of eggshell white dense, but soft and fluffy, foam sets up, and then starts to collapse on itself, leaving sporadic little patches of suds. Eventually, a rather thick sheen of fine foams covers the surface. Held to a full-spectrum light, the beer is apricot-peach in color and very dense and cloudy.

S - A tropical and citrus fruit bonanza. Pineapple big time. Orange Jolly Rancher. A really nice toasted malt and orange marmalade comes up into the nose from underneath. Fresh pine resin in the background. Nose is rich and forward. Quite enjoyable in its own right.

T - Much like the nose. Tropical juice blend on a foundation of toasted malts that transitions to noticeable grapefruit. Complex. A bit of caramel with just a touch of orange emerges. Pine and dried herbs dominate the finish. As it warms in the glass, the malts and sugars get more play and the hops become more subdued.

M - A touch fizzy, with good carbonation. Body is medium and comfortable. Components are pretty well integrated, but also seem to slide around against each other in the mouth. Structure is full, almost thick, but has good viscosity. Finish shows some length, and lingers in echos.

O - For god so loved the world, he created 3F. What a delicious tropical fruit IIPA. It's almost a summer cocktail. A great toasted malt foundation nicely balances the dynamic hop profile, which starts out tropical/citrus and cleanses the palate with pine/herbal bitterness. Outstanding.

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Photo of ARoman
3.9/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

22oz bottle, poured into a snifter. The aroma is a pungent, ripe guava and pineapple blend with some sour grapefruit, oranges, toffee, and a melon-like undertone. The beer is murky and amber brown in hue with a big, foamy, soapy, off-white head that has good retention and a light lace. The beer is highly bitter and sweet with maybe a bit more bitter; although the sweetness sharpens as warms. It's thick, syrupy, and sticky with lots of fluffy carbonation and a full body that's bittersweet and juicy - primarily flavored by grapefruit and assorted tropical fruit notes. There's also a waxiness, most noted at the finish that starts with a light, sweet zip then turns to herbs, burnt crust, and cooked toffee. The aftertaste is cloying and bitter with notes of burnt toast and roasted nuts.

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Photo of 4thFloyd
4.59/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

From notes. Another great big IPA from 3 Floyds. Deep golden orange and slightly hazy with a nice off-white head. Big citrus and tropical fruits in the aroma with noticeable pineapple and a little grapefruit. Flavor follows with big citrus/tropical fruits and a nice malt base to add sweetness and balance. First taste was almost an overwhelming pineapple blast but then my tastebuds acclimated and the balance really stood out.

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Photo of bobhits
3.96/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

There are few things better than a 3 floyds double iPA. This is no exception.

Deep orange body with hints of amber through out. Not much head to speak of, a bit lacking here.

I don't like pineapple as a rule. I love this and it's all pineapple with a malt bill behind it making it just to die for. You can't get better, I'm not even kidding. This is best of the best stuff here.

Juicy over the top intense flavors, so sweet yet so bitter. HUGE citrus notes, pine apple, orange, robust huge amounts of crystal malts. It's a bit too big honestly, yeah I said it. The alcohol and fruit are seriously overwhelming.

Huge beer, 9% seems way too low. Needs a bit of carbonation to help.

There aren't many beers with better flavors but the over the top flavor and poor carbonation, it doesn't work well. I'd buy again but this is a flawed beer.

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Photo of deebo
3.79/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

This is a big double ipa. Loaded with piney, floral and citrus type hops on top of a sweet malt backbone. Moderately resiny in the finish. A solid dipa.

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Photo of macher0
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This has a dull copper color and frothy egg shell head that is reminiscent of Alpha King. Unlike alpha King this has a more dank, cat piss smell and taste. This has mostly pine/resin profiles of the hop spectrum.

This drinks very easy and has a great carbonation level. This is an excellent IPA or APA, whatever it is. Three Flyods does it again. I think this is not as citrusy as Panzer or Permanent Funeral which puts it in a very nice niche.

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Photo of metter98
4.21/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: The beer is hazy yellowish amber in color. It poured with a short off white head that died down, leaving bits of lacing on the surface and a thin collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Moderate to strong aromas of tropical fruits are present in the nose—mangos seem to stand out in particular.
T: Like the smell, the taste of this beer is dominated by flavors of tropical fruit hops, although only a light amount of bitterness is noticeable.
M: It feels medium-bodied and slightly crisp on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This IPA has lots of aromas and flavors of tropical fruit hops but is easy to drink because it doesn't have much in the way of bitterness or alcohol.

Serving type: bottle

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Photo of Tsar_Riga
4.07/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A - Orange-brown and hazy. Very slim head. Mild lacing.

S - Hard core dank, and the reference to cats seems particularly apt given the nose. A bit of pine, grapefruit essence, but this is a wild and randy nose for sure. A bit more than my preference.

T - Smack hard with grapefruit pith and flesh, with a sundry of citrus and stone fruit too. Juicy and pine. Middle hints at the cattiness in the nose. The close is bitter but surprisingly restrained given the wild free-for-all of the nose and open. What is not present is any of the serious ABV - this comes across as a high-hopped 7% based on taste.

M - Decent carbonation. Given the hop frenzy, not much drying, though some is present in the close.

O - Serious dank, an ode to the cat notes of hops, and how they can be used with skill to produce a shockingly tasty assault. The nose is a bit harsh, but the taste comes through milder. This is a serious beer, but it drinks clean and bright, and flashes great grapefruit notes to boot. Nice.

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Photo of madelfonatree
4.69/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Look - Orange juice body. Not see through when cold. Thick off white head with aggressive pour. Lacing.

Smell - Dank Kiwi. Orange. Passion. Dragon. Grapefruit.

Taste - Dank and bitter up front. Fades to earthy citrus. Finishes off the tongue with orange and other citrus.

Feel - Not a carbonation bomb. Medium feel.

Overall - I was right, still my favorite Floyds. This was one of the first ones I tried and glad I got it again. Earthy dankness balanced well with citrus.

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Photo of robear
3.26/5  rDev -22.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Big sweet hop mess. No delicacy or thought put into the hop balance in this IIPA. Big hops plus bigger sweetness, this might be better aged into a blonde barleywine after a few years in the cellar.

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Photo of barczar
4.03/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Strong body odor aroma hits first. Lots of grass and onion, with underlying citrus, but damn that b.o. is potent. Notes of peach and grapefruit emerge.

Flavor reveals much more fruit character upfront, with fresh cut grass and a hint of onion leading to a moderately bitter finish. Abv is definitely felt.Sharp notes of grapefruit and lime are almost puckeringly tart. I love the fruit notes, but could do without the b.o.and onion.

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Photo of spacecake9
4.15/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Second time I've had this very good beer. For most brewers, this would be their flagship. For 3 Floyds it's just another very good beer. Those of us who drink 3 Floyds regularly are so spoiled!

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Photo of TreyIsWilson
4.17/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A - Pours a cloudy golden orange with a one-finger white foamy head. The head dissapates quickly leaving some light spotty lacing.

S - Aroma is big grapefruit, lemon peel, and floral hops.

T - The taste starts out sweet with apricots, tangerine, and grapefruit mixed with caramel malts. The piney hops dominate the back end producing a nice lingering bitterness.

M - Medium bodied with medium carbonation. The mouthfeel is soft and creamy with a dry finish.

O - Another outstanding offering from 3 Floyd's. Nice mix of big piney hops and bright citrus.

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Photo of h8r
4.89/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Fantastic DIPA! I prefer this to every other of its style. 3 Floyds kills it. My only complaint is that the mouth feel is a bit syrupy, but otherwise fantastic beer.

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Photo of Tilly
4.4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Hazy amber pour. Not much head ( maybe too cold).
Huge pine, peach, citrus, hops fresh bread.
Tastes of bitter pine, hops, grapefruit, malts and caramel.
Strong full bofiy mouth feel with great bitterness.
This is a real good IPA offering, but unfortunately, 3F does such a sick job with most of their beers,
This isn't their best IPA but, I'd drink it all day long!!!

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4.42/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Very piney and hop resinous on the nose. Dank and beautiful with tons of wild hop characteristics coming through here. Hits the tongue with a true run of the gambit hop feel. Resin and pine play with floral hop tones as well. This is a hop bomb of a brew.

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Photo of kitch
3.49/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.25

Excited to see this on tap at Mikkeller Bangkok.

A: Served in a pint glass a hazy copper orange colour with an off white one finger bubbly head.
S: Strong aromas of citrus grapefruit, lemon peel and pine with some caramel in the background.
T: Much like the smell, the immediate taste is bitter hoppy grapefruit and caramel malts. There is some aftertaste of piney hops and spice.
M: Medium to full bodied, with good carbonation.
O: Maybe my expectations were too high to begin with, but this was only ok for me. I enjoyed the grapefruit and pine hoppyness but perhaps a bit too much caramel malt sweetness.

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Photo of kbwalters
4.09/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured cold into a tulip glass. Bottled on 9/9/14 and consumed on 10/26/14.
Look = 3.75 Pours a cloudy gold color with orange highlights and 3 fingers of frothy light brown head. Great retention and lace but a floating sediment, actually very heavy, detracts from the overall appeal.
Aroma = 4.0 Not a hop bomb as much as other 3 floods DIPAs. Sweet bready malt balanced with muted citrus and tropical fruit notes. A little boozy as it warms.
Taste = 4.25 Balanced also. Sweet bread and toffee malt notes balanced with citrus and tropical fruit flavors. A moderately bitter finish and some booziness. Tasty.
Feel = 4.0 Medium bodied with light to medium carbonation, good feel for the style.
Drinkability = 4.0 Tasty and balanced, drinkable DiPA.
Overall = 4.05 Another great DIPA from three floods - well rounded.

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Cimmerian Sabertooth Berzerker from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
92 out of 100 based on 80 ratings.