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Cimmerian Sabertooth Berzerker - 3 Floyds Brewing Co.

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455 Ratings
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Ratings: 455
Reviews: 53
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 10.58%
Wants: 35
Gots: 68 | FT: 2
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 IPAGeorge
4.31/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of edhizdeid
4.39/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of RyBrew54
4.16/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Pours a nice bright orange amber with a nice lasting head. Smells of light citrus hops with mellow pine aroma. Very tasty double IPA that feels more like a hop forward citrusy pale ale. Citrus notes are there from start to finish with very little bitterness left to the palette. This has to be one of my favorite DIPAs from 3 Floyds, an excellent varient of this style.

Photo of BradtheGreat7
4.28/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

22 oz brown 3F shaped bomber with a logo display of 2 Cimmerian warriors just finishing what appears to be an all out blood thirst of a battle. Some sort of prehistoric animals running along beside the blood hungry warriors(bezerkers) when every animal had either tusks or way too long teeth made of ivory. A typical fff label and art which we all find appealing of course. Poured into a Nonic style pint glass.

A - glowing orange color with a load of funk on top of the unfiltered haze. It would be clouded as is, but with all these particles floating about a newbie would probably think someone opened the bottle, mixed in a few splashes of a toddlers apple juice with floaties, then recapped it. No lie. This isn't the first time seeing this down right filth of a liquid from 3F, but who cares.. it's what I love. Nice big white head on the pour never really leaves all the while leaving decent stick.

S - citrusy notes but not anything you've grown to know. This is ripe citrus. The ripe of the ripe citrus. Like ripening a citrus fruit then ripening a ripe citrus fruit. Not rotten but overly ripe. Ripe mango, ripe pineapple, and some grapefruit. Some pretty dank dark earth whiffs as well followed by some overly sweet malt.

T - the dankest of hop notes up front with more ripened ripe fruit notes just smashing the mouth. Mango, pineapple, and an entire rain forest of citric fruits picked and ripened. Oh yea! Those dank, dark earthy hop notes flowing hand in hand with the sweet fruit may as well be ripened too. Sweet malt let's this dirty looking liquid flow quite smooth with alcohol and spice throwing more flavors all over the palate.

M - top shelf and full bodied. Thick texture and smooth feel is as expected from these guys. It's smooth and drinks like a fff double ipa should. Some spices and the coating of flavors would sink it's teeth into anyone including myself. Rich sweetness and an all out ripe fruit bomb.

O - cimmerian sabortooth bezerker is straight up FFF to the bone. I can't think of anyone else who would even attempt such a madhouse let alone pull it off. If anyone else even tried such an experiment we would all be on the ftalk aboutorums claiming how bogus and brainwashed that brewery was. Instead, fff creates, bottles, sells.. we buy, drink, talk about, buy everyone we can, and rave on and on about how genius it was. This is a creation by Three Floyds brewing company. No it isn't normal and no, no one else could pull it off, but they have, they will and we will love every ounce of it while they do. Good stuff

Photo of belgbeerdrinker
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of freewill35
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Kurmaraja
4.17/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of thinwhiteduke
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Josbor11
4.6/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of tyleeis
4.19/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ADTaber
3.75/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Smokesnotes
4.26/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A hazy orange color. Great on the nose, nice hop aroma. A really nice pale with a bit of a tangy / spicy taste. Had it on tap at the brewery and from a bomber. Tap was better but was really good both times.

Photo of bostonryan
4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JVan
4.31/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of thereal_adam
3.91/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of CincyBrewTull
3.74/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

The beer pours a hazy orange color with a frothy off-white. It smells strongly of pineapple, oranges, and pine. It has undertones of caramel and nut aromas. The beer tastes of citrus fruits and pine with undertones of caramel and nuts. Its a bitter beer but the bitterness does not linger.

Photo of smakawhat
4.35/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from the bottle dated Jan 6th 2015, into a Spiegelau IPA glass.

A murky classic amber orange body. Opaque but not too muddy, looking a little unfiltered with some pin head random carbonation, and has a secondary racking orb glow to it. Off white head, two fingers tall with a good amount of retention but tiny for a typical IPA. Tiny, a bit murky, but not too bad.

This hop aroma is just huge, I mean this beer litteraly STINKS, even while pouring. Huge amounts of mushy tropical fruit mush and nearly rotten. Big amounts of earthy danky notes as well, but just going all out insane. I can't even detect anything else that isn't hop related on this beer, malt, yeast esters, forget it… just ugh.. It's really neat but this is overkill but I would be lying if I wasn't enjoying this.

Palate though manages to at least tweak the hop angle into a more direct and wonderful flavor. Juiced with a sweet forward note of tropical and spice hop angle. Mango, and sweet and almost peppery fruit qualities just burst in the mid palate, but huge amounts of thudding dank and almost weed like qualities. A real actual tight carbonation really helps to cut through the flavors and let things sort of mellow out, and even give a nice hot pepper accent. Huge and crushing palate, but I can't turn away, the warmth brings out more sweetness that really balances things out nicely on a malt angle.

Really unique meld on an IPA for it's qualities, but this is no lightweight by any means, and at this point I think I need a few hours or something else to rest my palate. Truly an aggressive and impressive destroyer of an IIPA.

Photo of XmnwildX12
4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ryanpalmier123
4.75/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of CaptCleveland
4.56/5  rDev +9.6%
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.

Photo of Boilerup
4.45/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of rcjennings
4.1/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JellyJacket
3.75/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of boot11222
4.06/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of lanciloti
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Cimmerian Sabertooth Berzerker from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 455 ratings.