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Cimmerian Sabertooth Berzerker - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub

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Cimmerian Sabertooth Berzerker
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93
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100 Ratings
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Ratings: 100
Reviews: 17
rAvg: 4.2
pDev: 13.1%
Wants: 11
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub visit their website
Indiana, United States

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

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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

(Beer added by: MasterSki on 01-14-2012)
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brentk56

North Carolina

4.03/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Arrives with a slightly hazy amber color and a sturdy head that leaves sheets of lace behind

Smell: Piney and hempy, with an undertone of pith

Taste: Hemp, pith and pine, up front, with the sugary malts arriving at mid-palate; a wallop of bitterness, after the swallow, that assaults the tastebuds

Mouthfeel: Full body with moderate carbonation

Overall: Quite a powerful beer; I wasn't that crazy about the hemp flavor though it was an interesting twist from the typical DIPA

Serving type: on-tap

03-15-2012 02:29:15 | More by brentk56
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spycow

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -10.7%

01-11-2013 22:52:05 | More by spycow
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emerge077

Illinois

4.28/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Served in an 8-10 oz. mini nonic. Hail Santa Muerte...

Saturated transparent gold orange, webby lace. Lasting retention and no visible carbonation in the dim lighting of the bar.

Dank papaya, cheesy mary jane, woody eucalyptus. Hops reminiscent of reefer and flinstones vitamins. Resinous alpha acid barbs rip through the palate, while notes of tropical pineapple/papaya headiness and leafy herbaceous greenery linger. Medium bodied and burly, low carb, abv is pretty well disguised. A huge Johnny Cash middle finger to the west coast.

Serving type: on-tap

01-29-2012 06:45:04 | More by emerge077
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MasterSki

Illinois

4.4/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On-tap at Hopleaf. Served in an imperial half pint glass.

A - A finger of white foam settles to a thin cap, leaving behind glass-coating lace. Hazy golden body.

S - Massive dank marijuana, pine resin, and a touch of herbs, but with moderate citrus and tropical undertones. The hops verge on the cheesy side - guessing there was some CZT in here? Hint of brown sugar functions as the malt backbone here.

T - Taste reveals a bit more citrus and tropical fruit presence hidden under the dank and resinous flavors. Moderately bitter, but never verges into barbarous territory. Burnt sugar malt backbone intensifies as the beer warms up.

M - Medium-full body, juicy texture, and a super dry moisture-obliterating finish. Minimal alcohol presence, and pleasant medium-low carbonation. A definite palate-bruiser.

D - One thing I appreciate about Three Floyds is that they don't make beers that taste like all their other beers. This is a very different animal from Dreadnaught and Arctic Panzer Wolf. The combination of flavors was right up my alley, and was reminiscent of Poor Man's DIPA but with a bit more malt character. That being said, I can see this growing fatiguing in large quantities and not being for everyone's palate.

Serving type: on-tap

01-26-2012 19:09:17 | More by MasterSki
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Gonzoillini

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

05-17-2014 17:36:34 | More by Gonzoillini
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AgentZero

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

12-06-2012 20:36:08 | More by AgentZero
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aasher

Indiana

3.68/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the brewpub. It arrived a slightly hazy tame gold in color with a one finger creamy head. The nose is comprised of a lot of pineapple and grapefruit rich hops with a slight citrus sweetness. The flavors are of pine, citrus, and vidalia onions. Uh oh. It's instantly not my thing. That said, it drinks light in body and smoothly and the alcohol isn't present. The onions in the after taste just take away from how drinkable this one is and could be. Decent beer, just not my favorite.

Serving type: on-tap

01-31-2012 00:56:04 | More by aasher
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Sean9689

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at FFF and served in a Penta glass.

A - Pours a hazy deep golden color, white head, thick ring, sticky lacing, thin filmy cap on top.

S - Very juicy tropical fruits, some dank resin, very hoppy and bitter but still somehow remains very balanced by the sweetness. Slight touch of alcohol there as well, but not too much

T - Taste is very balanced as well. Mango, pineapple, and cantaloupe all feed into a nice level bitterness. Not as piney as the nose, a little more resinous and slightly sweeter. The alcohol is pretty smooth and the sweetness helps hide it. Finish is oily hoppy bitterness...and lots of it.

M - Medium, good carbonation, scary-easy to drink, oily finish.

O - Nicely balanced, monster-hoppy, and pretty darn easy to drink for 100IBU and 9%. It's no surprise that FFF knows how to brew an impressive hoppy beer, and this is a nice example. Go FFF!

Serving type: on-tap

01-18-2012 17:51:07 | More by Sean9689
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Florida9

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -22.6%

03-15-2012 14:42:41 | More by Florida9
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Sparky44

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

03-23-2013 19:34:41 | More by Sparky44
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rlee1390

Indiana

4.29/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A-Cloudy orange, two finger head with nice lacing.

S-Good deal of hops, mainly citrus as grass.

T-Very hoppy, starts with some grass and pine and becomes citrus in the finish with nice bitterness.

M-Medium bodied, some carbonation, good deal of hop resins.

O-An amazing DIPA, FFF should bottle this one.

Serving type: on-tap

06-08-2014 16:06:53 | More by rlee1390
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AleWatcher

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

01-13-2013 02:00:08 | More by AleWatcher
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baybum

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -4.8%

04-29-2014 02:11:06 | More by baybum
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cadaugherty

Illinois

4/5  rDev -4.8%

07-26-2012 15:00:43 | More by cadaugherty
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kawilliams81

Illinois

4/5  rDev -4.8%

04-05-2012 02:09:20 | More by kawilliams81
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pixieskid

Germany

4/5  rDev -4.8%

05-30-2012 17:12:31 | More by pixieskid
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WillCarrera

Ohio

4.38/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On-tap at 3F, poured into a penta glass.

A- Pours a golden amber color with a thin layer of creamy white head that settles down to a film.

S- Earthy, slightly citric hops, some pine. Some light malted sweetness.

T- Damn. I'm not sure how to describe this. Hops are big and aggressive, with citrus flavors and lots of oily pine resin. Some grainy sweet malt in the background. Then there's a weird earthy, plant-like flavor. It's somewhere between river grass and a big chunk of weed. I've never tasted anything quite like this but I'm sure that when we start seeing pot beer that this is a bit what it'll taste like. Someone at my table said "blood and soil," I'm not sure if that's how I would describe it but it captures the idea.

M- Full-bodied, carbonation is moderate to low, smooth chewy body with a dry finish.

O- An evil beer, super-aggressive, I think the weird weed flavor actually works really well, like other reviewers have said I really wish I knew what was in this (3F is putting weed in the beer I swear). It's an intriguing, tasty DIPA though.

Serving type: on-tap

01-29-2012 05:31:42 | More by WillCarrera
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jschott75

Illinois

4/5  rDev -4.8%

04-27-2014 03:40:37 | More by jschott75
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Treebs

Illinois

4.08/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Had on tap at Three Floyds during our Zombie Dust excursion. Served in a penta glass.

A: Pours a perfect amber body with solid golden edges. A half finger, pillowy white head forms on the pour and has some nice retention. As it recedes a thick collar and thin film it leaves nice cascades of lace down the glass.

S: I first get some dank and resinous hops and then it slowly molds to a tropical fruit and light pine needle. There is some sweet bread malts in for good measure.

T: The taste is even danker than the nose. Nice combination of pine and dank weed. Mild tropical fruits burst up in the middle and the finish is a semi-bitter pine needle and lemon grass. There is a malty caramel backbone throughout.

M: Medium bodied with a slight sticky mouthfeel. Solid carbonation and it goes down very smooth.

O: There are a ton of different hop variations and they each play a wonderful part. While this wasn't a bitter bomb, it certainly attacked the palate. Well done.

Serving type: on-tap

01-28-2012 14:43:18 | More by Treebs
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ryanpj

Illinois

4/5  rDev -4.8%

01-21-2012 19:33:47 | More by ryanpj
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robwestcott

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

03-24-2013 00:00:33 | More by robwestcott
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Drucifer

Illinois

5/5  rDev +19%

12-13-2012 16:30:58 | More by Drucifer
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MrMcGibblets

Illinois

4.48/5  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?

Serving type: on-tap

02-12-2012 17:12:22 | More by MrMcGibblets
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ObeMaltKinobee

Illinois

4/5  rDev -4.8%

06-20-2014 02:19:36 | More by ObeMaltKinobee
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sbricker

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

04-04-2012 22:31:59 | More by sbricker
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Cimmerian Sabertooth Berzerker from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
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