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Cimmerian Sabertooth Berzerker - 3 Floyds Brewing Co.

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Cimmerian Sabertooth BerzerkerCimmerian Sabertooth Berzerker

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Reviews: 84
Hads: 705
Avg: 4.19
pDev: 28.64%
Wants: 50
Gots: 163 | FT: 3
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 Beer-Revelry
5/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A - Pours to a light white film of head, little to no lacing. Beer is copper orange in color, filtered and clear, no "floaters".
S - Orange juice, pineapple, apples, floral notes and grapefruitty hops.
T - Perfectly sweet, tastes like an amazingly lightly carbonated orange and grapefruit soda. Earthy hops with a bitter finish to round off the upfront initial sweetness.
O - A damned good IPA, one of the best I've had in a long, long time to be sure!
V - Not sure, purchased on tap at Kuma's Corner Chicago.

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Photo of dmgeng
4.91/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

I love 3-F's and now I'm starting to try all of their various offerings one by one. I got this one thinking I was going to trade it and now I'm glad I got to try it instead of shipping it off!

A - Beautiful vibrant orange color. Brightly opaque capturing all of the light in it's brilliantly dry hopped body with a fluffy coarse white head and moderate lacing.

S - Extremely strong hop fragrance with tons of dankness and grapefruit just bursting out of the glass. There is some orange, tropical fruit, pine, herbal, and maybe some light floral to bring together the awesomeness. Could smell it as I opened the bottle. Like a grownups candy it makes your mouth water. If you like the big West-Coast IPA vibe this one is supreme!

T - Beastly hop flavor with a full Yakima Valley hop character with an expansive host of flavors. Mostly the dank and grapefruit really make this beer sing. There is also a lot of pine, citrus fruit, and other hop flavors that I love just blending awesomely. There is some malt and the slightest amount of alcohol but it's all masked by the hop explosion on your taste buds. The bitterness is strong on every part of the tongue and only accentuates the tremendous amount of hop character in this beer.

M - Medium to high mouth-feel with medium carbonation. It is definitely balanced but the massive amount of everything from the sweet flavors to the bitter bite just makes it sit heavier than some other DIPAs.

Overall, a tremendous beer. Amazing aroma, flavor, feel, appearance, and anything else you would desire in a DIPA. Though I couldn't drink more than two of these bombers in one sitting. This is clearly a Columbus, Centennial, Simcoe, Amarillo punch that will please the DIPA lover in all of us. This brew is absolutely perfect for every hop head out there that loves citrusy, piney, dank hops. This beer is awesome and I would highly recommend it if you like West-Coast IPAs.

Glass- Imperial Nonic

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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 WreckedPalate
4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

Had a ton of this at DarkLordDay this year, honestly of my favorites. Tons of hop flavor and ways of fruit forward flavor with a solid malt backbone to present its amazing drink ability. Only had it on tap, would love to score a bottle. Eager to try again.

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Photo of DeanMoriarty
4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

Pours a super gnarly unfiltered hue with golden edges when held up to the light. Aroma is sweet bready malt, fruity esters and tropical hops. Flavor is dried apricot, resinous pine - overall sweet and malty but super juicy hops dominate the flavor with lingering bitterness on the palate that just sits there for days........Medium bodied with a crisp dry finish.

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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 drdiesel9483
4.69/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Look - hazy amber orange copper look. Good head that stays light on top till first drink. Great lacing.
Smell - piney smell with lots and lots of tropical fruit. I'm picking up maybe some mango, pineapple... who knows what's all in there... smells like a tropical fruit salad!
Taste - pretty hoppy but not over the top. Has an incredibly fruity taste and a little pine. Pretty damn bitter with a little bit of spice. Fantastic!
Feel - medium body w medium carbonation.
Overall - love the beer and would love to get it again! FFF makes some of the best double/imperial IPA's. I just wish they didn't cost so much.

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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 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 Khazadum
4.57/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Decent lacing, not as sticky as other big dipas. Clear, super clear orange body. Low carbonation visible.

Supposedly orange armpit. I think this is the sweetest, closeest thing to orange juice since pressed oranges. A bit of onion.. minor garlic, but tremendous orange rind and citrus juice.

Flavors, orange juice, minor bitterness, onion sauted with garlic, the hops are so well balanced, so lightly bittered but so noticeable. I'm in love.

Smooth, creamy, lingering, but it never over does it!! I'm thinking this is the DIPA equivalent of zombie dust. Crisp finish!

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Photo of SaisonRichBiere
4.56/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Look- Pours a clear deep orange color with a bubbly tan head.

Smell- Roasty grass notes ramp up into big tropical fruit- mango, melon, passionfruit. Smells great!

Taste- Spicy grain notes and mellow caramel followed by big fruity hops. Red grapefruit, tangerine, apricot, finishes dry bitter and earthy with some residual tang on the palate.

Feel- Smooth and bubbly, coats the mouth with a thin layer of flavorful fizz.

Overall- A great Three Floyd's IPA. Totally exceeded my expectations, this can hang with any of their other big IPA's.


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Photo of CaptCleveland
4.56/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22oz bomber $11.99. Dated 1/6/2015.

Pale, orange-ocre, slightly hazy, huge white head with one-finger remaining throughout. Copious amounts of thick lacing.

Fresh citrus: mango, pineapple, grapefruit, some pine and dank earth tones. Few wisps of caramel, malt.

The citrus is still present, but the bitter pine, spice and dank hops predominate. I don't really get the malt backbone until the rest of the bottle is emptied into the glass.

Medium-full body, nice bitterness.

I'm a big fan of over the top hops, bruising bitterness and this one delivers. There was a bunch of sediment at the bottom which did change the flavor, so pour carefully.

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Photo of LloydDobler
4.52/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22oz btl poured into shaker pint
Btl date 10-13-15 (First legible FFF date I have seen in a while)

Mangoes, peaches, and clementines pop off the nose of this hazy, bright orange brew. This is citrusy sweet with a touch of honey but has a crisp hop profile to balance it. No alcohol to speak of. I notice the thick syrupy liquid, leftover from each sip, slowly retreat down my glass and back into the sunset colored pool below. Nicely carbonated, even without an abundance of initial foam from the pour. Kinda slick on the tongue. Good beer.

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Photo of larryarms847
4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

Pours a cloudy dark golden and amber with a very lively 3 finger head.

Smells of grapefruit, pineapple, and just marvelously tropical.

Taste is very unique. Very fruity very tropical but perfect balanced with a nice bitter hop finish.

Mouthfeel is beyond smooth for a 9%er.

Overall I thought this brew was fantastic and would most certainly pick up again.

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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 do_ob
4.48/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Bomber into a snifter. Pours a hazy copper color with an off-white 1 finger head of foam. Very aromatic - I could smell this one as I was pouring it. Very dank smell, along with citrus, grapefruit, orange peel, and lemon. Medium weight, incredibly smooth and creamy mouthfeel. I get lots of spice and sweet fruit initially. Grapefruit, orange, and lemon follow. Perfect amount of bitterness. Good malt backbone with a little lingering bitterness.

This is my 11th 3F beer review, so I feel like I have a decent feel for what they're capable of and what their beers are about. But dudes & dudets, let me tell you something. This is quite possibly the best, most balanced, most delicious IIPA in existence. This is my 45th beer review and the only one so far to receive a 5. It all comes down to personal taste, but to me, this beer is as good as it gets. At 9%, it's just right; not too muted, not boozey. Perfect balance of malt and hops. Wonderful smell, awesome taste. Easy drinking. I honestly couldn't have asked for more in a IIPA.

Re-reviewed 8/19/15. I got a lot more onion aroma and flavor than the first time around. Otherwise still awesome. Numbers adjusted.

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Photo of Nachojon
4.47/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Lucky enough to walk into Clark St. Ale House and find this one on tap.

A- Lighter shade for a DIPA. Nice white frothy head and haze. Some lacing on the tulip.

S- DANK. The more a beer smells like home (Humboldt) the more I like it. Some tart ass fresh lemon and pine there as well.

T- Dank. Dry. Pine and some crazy citrus, grapefruit. Really just face blasting. It's my favorite DIPA from Three Floyds for sure, like Zombie Dust's big brother. No malt here buddy.

M- Crispy dry and perfectly carbonated. Tongue burn.

O- This is one of the better beers I have had from Three Floyds, and that is saying a lot. I would love to see this one more often.

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Photo of MrMcGibblets
4.47/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

yet more proof that 3 floyds is unmatched (in my mind) in making APA/IPAs and DIPAs...
A: deep gold to orange and clear. decent white head and lacing.
S: these NZ hops really are noticeably different. hard to put my finger on, but they have a lot of fresh stone fruit qualities (apricots? peaches? grapes? or some kind of unfamiliar tropical fruit?) my palate is not sophisticated enough to discern the particular qualities. these NZ hops have a resiny/herbal quality to them as well that is just a bit different. some sweet bready malts underneath.
T: medium sweet doughy malts barely support the big, fruity, juicy, and smoothly bitter hops. for all the listed IBUs this goes down way too easy and is not harshly bitter at all.
M: medium to full body. carbonation struggles through just a bit.
O: would like to revisit this...better and more interesting DIPA than APW?

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Photo of Weebay
4.47/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Orange coloring with a small amount of head.

S: The best way to describe it, is to say it smells like damp pot.

T: Great citrus hops, with a very sweet finish. All the mango, orange notes are there, the finish is unexpected.

M: I found this beer to have a sticky mouth feel, in a very pleasant way.

O: I thought this was a great beer, very much unlike any other DIPA I have had before. Very impressive.

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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 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 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 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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Photo of WoodBrew
4.4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

The Cimmerian Sabertooth Berzerker was a very solid beer from 3 Floyds.....a beer that still gives 3 Floyds hope as they expand. The beer poured a darker copper with white head that laced very well. The scent and taste had pine and citrus notes. The taste was a bit sweeter in flavor. The mouthfeel was fuller in body with good carbonation. Overall it was great.

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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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Cimmerian Sabertooth Berzerker from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
92 out of 100 based on 84 ratings.