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Cimmerian Sabertooth Berzerker - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub

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Ratings: 270
Reviews: 26
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 10.98%
Wants: 23
Gots: 26 | 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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3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

spycow, Jan 11, 2013
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4.03/5  rDev -3.8%
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

brentk56, Mar 15, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -22.4%

GRG1313, Aug 30, 2014
Photo of emerge077
4.28/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Served in an 8-10 oz. mini nonic. Draft at Northdown, all 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.

emerge077, Jan 29, 2012
Photo of MasterSki
4.4/5  rDev +5%
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.

MasterSki, Jan 26, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -16.5%

mendvicdog, Sep 02, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

Gonzoillini, May 17, 2014
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4/5  rDev -4.5%

KAF, Aug 17, 2014
Photo of Tone
3.95/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a hazy, copper/gold color. 1/5 inch head of a white color. Decent retention and slight lacing. Smells of citrus hops, pine, alcohol, sweet malt, and a hint of caramel malt. Fits the style of an American Double / Imperial IPA. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp, with an average carbonation level. There is a distinct bitterness. Tastes of strong earthy malt, sweet malt, citrus hops, pine, hint of floral hops, yeast, and alcohol. Overall, intense body, weaker appearance, but good aroma, body, and blend.

Tone, Aug 09, 2014
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4/5  rDev -4.5%

TheSevenDuffs, Aug 31, 2014
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4/5  rDev -4.5%

Hopheadjeffery, Aug 22, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

AgentZero, Dec 06, 2012
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4.45/5  rDev +6.2%

cjgator3, Oct 16, 2014
Photo of aasher
3.68/5  rDev -12.2%
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.

aasher, Jan 31, 2012
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4/5  rDev -4.5%

mhaugo, Friday at 03:25 PM
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4/5  rDev -4.5%

smartassboiler, Jul 27, 2014
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4/5  rDev -4.5%

Holland, Aug 14, 2014
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4/5  rDev -4.5%

MSandahl23, Aug 16, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -22.4%

Florida9, Mar 15, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

gtermi, Sep 08, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%
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!

Sean9689, Jan 18, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

threedaggers, Sep 28, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -16.5%

hollywood_15063, Aug 15, 2014
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4.29/5  rDev +2.4%
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.

rlee1390, Jun 08, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

hilgart1, Aug 18, 2014
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Cimmerian Sabertooth Berzerker from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
93 out of 100 based on 270 ratings.