Bully Guppy - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub

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48
awful

52 Ratings
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Ratings: 52
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 1.57
pDev: 55.41%
Wants: 9
Gots: 14 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub visit their website
Indiana, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Wheat Ale |  ABV ?

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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

Gumballhead aged in cognac barrels with peaches for one year.

(Beer added by: MasterSki on 09-25-2012)
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Reviews by jonallan:
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2.8/5  rDev +78.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.5

Very interesting beer.

Nice darker orange pour with slightly frothy head.

Definitely got the 'nail polish remover' shock right off of the bat, but the flavor doesn't back that up. On the front end you get a bit of heat, with a strong cognac influence followed by a nice sweetness and mellow peach flavor off the back end reminiscent of maple syrup. Body was very light.

Definitely not for everybody, but if you can get past the initial aroma, you may be pleasantly surprised.

More User Reviews:
Photo of Stevedore
1/5  rDev -36.3%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Thanks to Dustin Powers for generously opening this up and making sure anyone at the DLD Compound who wanted a pour of this beer got one!

A- Who cares what the appearance of this beer is, anyway? It looks hazy, dark copper orange. It actually reminds me of concentrated urine. Or otherwise the urine that comes out of a person who's in acute kidney failure. Which I'm thinking at the time, is probably what's going to happen when I drink this beer.

S- Nail polish remover. Straight up acetone. I took a microfabrication lab course in undergrad and we'd clean off our molds with liters and liters of acetone. This is the exact same thing. Straight up acetone. Smelling this should have set off all sorts of warning bells in the minds that Our Creator gave us and Nature fine-tuned to keep us wary of poisonous substances. And it did. But alas, I suppressed it and took a sip...

F- A disgusting combination of acetone, formaldehyde and other undescribable industrial chemicals that Three Floyds dumped into this beer. There is nothing natural-tasting about this beer. No malt, no wood, no peaches. This is just toxic waste. I wonder if Three Floyds dumped a bunch of peaches into toxic waste barrels already filled with industrial waste, "barrel aged" it and then sold it to people. Seriously, where is the f'ing FDA when you need them?

M- Thin bodied, disgusting beer that merited an instant drainpour after one 0.001oz sip that I regretted taking immediately. And I regret even more that I passed the glass over to my friends so they could try this beer, even though most of them asked to try it. I feel like the biggest dick ever for doing this.

O- Worst beer ever. Thanks so much to Dustin Powers (powz87) for sharing this gem of a beer with us. You're such a kind person, the best BeerAdvocate I've ever met.

Photo of Schlais
1/5  rDev -36.3%

Photo of mrbones
1.48/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Creative but awful.

Smells like peach nail polish remover. Nearly knocked me out. The smell lead me to believe we may have to call poison control after tasting it.

Flavor followed the nose at first. Industrial chemicals with some peach undertones and a maple like sweetness in the back. I am guessing that is the cognac flavor. I could not taste any of the base beer in this at all. It was completely overpowered during the aging process.

The mouthfeel was thin. Very thin for a barrel aged beer especially. I doubt this was aged for too long in the barrel.

Overall it was a very creative beer, but it was just not very good. At times I thought it was drinkable, and as it warmed it just got worse and worse. Luckily it was split between three of us because just the few ounces I tasted were incredibly hard to drink. Three Floyds often nails it with their experimental beers (except for sours). This goes to show you cannot do everything right all the time.

Photo of leschkie
1.25/5  rDev -20.4%

Photo of Gonzoillini
1/5  rDev -36.3%

Photo of beergorrilla
2.5/5  rDev +59.2%

Photo of GRG1313
2.3/5  rDev +46.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Orange toned dark color.
Nose is very chemical and "off." Not at all inviting.
Flavor profile unfortunately follows nose on this one. While this review is from notes from 2013, the biggest word in my one page of comments is "UGH." So be it.

Photo of coffygrinder
1.1/5  rDev -29.9%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Pick up a bottle at the brew pub, opened on Christmas Eve

A: A golden / amber color with a white head

S: Nail polish remover or paint thiner cant pick which one

T: Lots of chemicals and a little peach. It was not very good. I let this beer sit for a few mins hoping it might get better, boy was I wrong..

M: Light body

O: Really bad, they should have drained poured this themselves at the brewery

Photo of DrunkAl
5/5  rDev +218.5%

Photo of jegross2
1.23/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Reviewing the Bully Guppy from Three Floyds Brewing Company out of Munster, Indiana. This beer is barrel aged Gumball Head.
Score: 10

Fall 2012 vintage bottle served in a small snifter glass and consumed as part of a tasting held on 11/16/12. Even 1-2 oz pours of this was way too much.

Appearance: Pours a golden apricot color. The head is a white-ish color. Too small a pour to say much about the head/lacing/retention outside of the color. 3.5/5

Smell: Vanilla cake, nail polish, wheat and window cleaner. 1.5/5

Taste: Straight up tastes like acetone and Windex with a hint of peach. Gag reflex kicked in immediately after sipping. 1/5

Mouthfeel: Light bodied, low carbonation, light alcohol. 1/5

Overall: Quite possibly the worst beer I have ever had the displeasure of consuming.

Recommendation: Avoid this beer like the plague.

Pairing: The kitchen sink.

Cost: $20 for a 750 ml bottle.

Photo of jmarsh123
1.23/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

Taken from notes from pre-FOBAB tasting. Trying to type up a review here before now made me gag too much.

Pours golden orange with a small white head. Little retention or lacing, but was a small pour.

Smell like nail polish remover and paint thinner. One friend said Windex. Not out of the question.

Flavor is unquestionably straight up nail polish remover with a little apricot flavoring. Completely horrible.

Light bodied lowish carbonation.

Finally a new beer to take over my mantra as worst I've ever tried. How the hell does something like this get released? I'm pretty sure it was aged in barrels that used to contain paint thinner and I'm surprised I didn't go blind after drinking it. Seriously did anyone think to taste test this one? Glad I wasn't the one to drop my $$ on this.

Photo of Hopsiam14
1/5  rDev -36.3%

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1/5  rDev -36.3%

Photo of mgr78704
1/5  rDev -36.3%

Worst beer of all time? BA Nail Polish...

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2.75/5  rDev +75.2%

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1.25/5  rDev -20.4%

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1.25/5  rDev -20.4%

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1.75/5  rDev +11.5%

Photo of AleWatcher
1/5  rDev -36.3%

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1.75/5  rDev +11.5%

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5/5  rDev +218.5%

Photo of MrFootstones
1/5  rDev -36.3%

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1.5/5  rDev -4.5%

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2.5/5  rDev +59.2%

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Bully Guppy from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
48 out of 100 based on 52 ratings.