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Al-Dabeyoun - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub

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Ratings: 63
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 10.63%
Wants: 2
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub visit their website
Indiana, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian IPA |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Writer Al-Quazweeni (1204–1283) spoke of a tribe of people called Al-Dabeyoun meaning "Hyena! people". In his book Aajeb Al-Makhlouqat he wrote that should one of this tribe be in a group of 1000 people, a Hyena! could pick him out and eat him. Belgian Trippel/American IPA from the desert.

70 IBU

(Beer added by: MasterSki on 04-02-2012)
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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a tulip. Had on tap at the brewpub.
A - Quite a beauty in the glass. Looks like a nice Belgian triple but a bit darker and hazier. Pours a slightly hazy golden colder with a slight  brown twinge. Beauty of a rocky white head that leaves nice  lacing down the side
S - Nose is a good mix of a Belgian and an IPA. Get hints of banana, clove, orange, and pineapple. The citrus is blended perfectly with the rest of the nose instead of overpowering

T -   First, I get hints of clove and banana with hints of bubblegum. As the beer goes on, you start to get more hints of orange peel and citrus that comes up on the back. The finish is a nice blend of bubblegum and orange. Very nice flavor profile
MF - Medium to heavy body with good carbonation. Slight stickiness in the body. Leaves light carbonation and slight stickiness in the finish

O - Overall this is an amazing beer by FFF. Love how well the Belgian Trippel and IPA flavors blend together. This is a great example of  FFF taking a beer and stretching its bounds.  Great offering that I would love to see bottled and one of the best and most unique beers I've had from them in awhile

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at the brewery, served in a tulip.

Hazy orange body with a voluminous white head. Big lace and good retention. Tons of yeast notes on the nose, a bit of spice, hint of ethanol with melons, tropical fruits and citrus. More honeydew melon in terms of flvaour, a little less tropical. Yeast and some Belgian character, a bit of weed flavour too, in the best way. Light herbal bitterness but a substantial malt sweetness as well. Light alcohol, a bit yeasty in the finish. Medium heavy body and a medium carbonation. A really cool and tasty tripel/IPA/Belgian IPA whathaveyou - awesome flavour and body.

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look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at the pub. Served in a tulip. Pours a hazy orange yellow with a creamy head that shrinks slowly and leaves heavy lacing. Aroma is apricot, pepper, and funk. Taste is apricot, bread, grapefruit, Belgian yeast, and more. Medium mouthfeel. I hope this becomes a regular beer.

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3.48/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 2 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Had on tap at Three Floyds Brew Pub 5/1/12

Let me start off by saying this is the strangest beer I've ever seen or tasted. Okay. Now that that's out of the way...

Appearance: A cloudy...dense...unfiltered...murky burnt orange body with very thin frothy head which left some lacing on the side of the glass. Again this is the strangest beer I've ever seen. Almost looks like a Hefe...but not. You would have to see it to understand. I would classify it as ugly and unappealing.

Smell: Sweet citrus hops with a mix of belgian spices and banana. Lots of booze can be detected as well. Smells like a mix between a good IPA and a belgian tripel.

Taste: Gives a nice citrus hop bite up front, then a flood of flavors typical of belgian styles. Banana, clove, yeast, spices. Throughout there is a nice bitterness that finishes fairly dry. This thing is bitter and a bit on the boozy side.

Mouth: Hop bitterness and alcohol burn tingle your palate and throat. For as bitter as it is it feels fairly smooth, however not too drinkable (paradoxical, huh?).

Overall: This beer was a hard one to review because it is so complex and unique. I feel like this brew was sort of dominated by booze and could have been much much better if that was tweaked a bit. It had some nice flavors but at times they were sort of clashing with eachother. This was by no means a bad beer, it was just...okay. Not for everyone.

lookitsmp, May 05, 2012
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Al-Dabeyoun from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
91 out of 100 based on 63 ratings.