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Stack N Stabb - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub

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85
very good

160 Ratings
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Ratings: 160
Reviews: 23
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 11.47%
Wants: 5
Gots: 10 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub visit their website
Indiana, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Pale Ale |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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

This spicy and bracing Belgian style pale ale is dedicated to those warriors that truly stack and stab in the heat of battle.

38 IBU

(Beer added by: MasterSki on 10-15-2012)
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2.5/5  rDev -33.3%

t0rin0, Mar 28, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

spycow, Jun 14, 2014
Photo of kjkinsey
4/5  rDev +6.7%

kjkinsey, May 13, 2013
Photo of GRG1313
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

GRG1313, Dec 02, 2012
Photo of kylehay2004
4/5  rDev +6.7%

kylehay2004, May 07, 2013
Photo of Knapp85
3.75/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer poured out as a nice looking golden yellow color with a foamy white was on top. There is a light lacing with a moderate retention. The smell is slightly fruity with a bready yeast aroma. The taste is citrusy, there is a light malt sweetness, the finish bitter. The mouthfeel is light bodied, nicely carbonated ad smooth. Very drinkable brew. Overall this beer is pretty good. Glad I got to try it.

Knapp85, Nov 04, 2012
Photo of TMoney2591
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served in a Christmas Leroy tulip glass at Local Option.

I stack after I stab. ...I think... Anyway, this stuff pours a hazy pale golden-straw topped by a finger of off-white foam. The nose comprises tangelo zest, Belgian yeast, and very light bread. The taste brings in more of the same, along with some slightly-funky lemon zest. The body is a light-ish medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a drying finish. Overall, a solid, if somewhat standard-ish, BSPA. 'Nuff said, really.

TMoney2591, Dec 19, 2012
Photo of nickfl
3.75/5  rDev 0%

nickfl, Jan 13, 2013
Photo of MasterSki
3.93/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at Big Star. Served in the same glass as everything else: the utilitarian pint/pils combo.

A - Generous white foam settles to a thin cap, thicker collar, and splotchy lacework. Lightly hazed apricot body that you'd expect from a Belgian.

S - The 3 Floyds house Belgian strain isn't particularly subtle; big phenolic and mildly dirty and spicy yeast notes abound, just like in Rabbid Rabbit. Some stone fruit sweetness, and a hint of alcohol. Sweeter than Tiger Jelly, the other 3 Floyds BSPA I've had recently.

T - The taste is quite nice, as it dials down the more sulfurous yeast notes and replaces them with fruity esters that complement the stone fruit malts, bready backbone, and mildly vinous finish. More apricot than peach, and perhaps a touch of pear. Perhaps a touch of floral and earthy hop.

M - Medium body, with pleasant carbonation, well-hidden alcohol, and dry finish.

D - I had to put this down quicker than expected to head elsewhere, and it never felt like a struggle. It's deceptive stuff and there's a nice balance between yeast and malt flavors. I'd drink this one again if it weren't as pricey.

MasterSki, Nov 25, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

drabmuh, Jan 18, 2013
Photo of superspak
4.1/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22 ounce bottle into signature teku glass, 2012 bottling. Pours hazy golden orange color with a fairly dense 1 finger white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with some moderate streaming carbonation. Aromas of big orange, peach, pear, apple, pineapple, orange zest, floral, grass, candi sugar, honey, clove, light pepper, light bubblegum, and yeast earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of malt and fruity/spicy notes. Taste of orange, peach, pineapple, pear, apple, floral, clove, honey, candi sugar, light pepper, light bubblegum, and yeast earthiness. Lingering notes of orange, peach, pineapple, pear, apple, floral, clove, honey, candi sugar, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Damn nice complexity of fruity ester flavors; good balance of malt and light spicy esters; with zero cloying sweetness after the finish. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a fairly slick and slightly syrupy mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with only a small warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is an excellent and unique Belgian strong pale ale. All around nice complexity and balance of fruity flavors with malt and light spicy esters; and very smooth to sip on. A very enjoyable offering.

superspak, May 17, 2013
Photo of Huhzubendah
4.03/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Shared by nuplastikk. Thanks man!

The beer is transparent and appears amber to golden in color, sporting a thick white head. The aroma brings grass, alcohol, sweet, spicy fruits. The flavor brings some biscuits, bread, lemons, grass, alcohol. Moderately sweet with a drier, hoppier finish. Overall, this was pretty good.

Huhzubendah, Nov 25, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev 0%

Gonzoillini, Nov 29, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev 0%

rab53, Jul 04, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev 0%

sendbeer, Jun 12, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

iL0VEbeer, Aug 06, 2013
Photo of HuskyinPDX
4/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bottle opened on 5.17.13
Thanks B!

A - Pours a hazy light orange with yellow edges. 3/4 of an inch light tan head forms that fades slowly.

S - Bannana, Belgian spice-peppery and lemons.

T - Just like the nose. More leom and orange citrus in the finish.

D - Good carbonation with a lighter body.

O - Light citrus forward Belgian pale, very solid.

HuskyinPDX, May 20, 2013
Photo of Alieniloquium
3.4/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

650 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Hazy orange. Small white head. Wisps and a collar.

Smell - Nice orangey aroma. Phenolic cloves and bananas. Yeasty. Booze.

Taste - Much more of the Belgian character. Citrus is there, but fainter. More of a sweet apple flavor. Harsh pale malts. Booze and some spice in the finish.

Mouthfeel - Harsh alcohol. Not that much alcohol, but it's got a kick. A little heavy.

Overall - Enjoyed it at first, but it gets very harsh.

Alieniloquium, Aug 13, 2013
Photo of TheSevenDuffs
4.03/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to Adam for this bottle. About a month or so from bottling. Poured in to FFF teku glass.

A - Medium orange/yellow in colour. Only very slightly translucent with half a finger of cream coloured head.

S - Big Belgian yeast aroma up front along with cloves, banana, spice, a hint of citrus and some bready malt aromas in the background.

T - Extremely dry throughout. Belgian yeast, clove, banana, peppery spices and a fairly substantial bready malt backbone. A light floral hop profile is present as well.

M - Medium body, creamy. Light to moderate carbonation. Extremely dry.

TheSevenDuffs, Dec 30, 2012
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4/5  rDev +6.7%

aasher, Jan 08, 2013
Photo of mynie
3.1/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Impressions of first few sips: You ever been drinking a good Belgian Strong and thought to yourself "gee , this would be better if it was infused with fruity smelling candle wax?" No? Well I haven't either.

Impressions of sips after the first few: eh, it grows on you. The fruit starts to taste more like fruit and less like chemical imitations of fruit. Still, the spice profile ain't very good, and there's no malt or anything to help balance it out.

mynie, Jan 22, 2013
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4/5  rDev +6.7%

mattmarka1, Jan 17, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.7%

warnerry, Feb 28, 2013
Photo of Florida9
4.01/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A: Clear. Lighter shade of orangey amber in color. Forms a moderate sized white head that reduces down to a patchy surface coating. Some light lacing.

S: Not overly aromatic, but smells fairly "Belgian." Candy and clove. Mild spicy quality. Sweet, with a good dose of candied orange peel.

T: Taste is similar, though the sweetness is more restrained. Fruity with notes of orange peel, mild spice, and a slight touch of toast. Turns a hair bit earthy and moderately alcoholic on the finish.

M: Medium bodied. Smooth and slick. Lower carbonation. Slightly spicy. Mild bitterness.

O: Not a bad beer at all and certainly one I wouldn't mind having again, but at $12/bottle I can think of other Belgian Pale Ales I rather buy.

Florida9, Apr 13, 2013
Photo of cosmicevan
4.03/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

picked this one up at the brew pub a few weeks ago when i visited. enjoyed from my FFF teku.

a - brew poured a semi-transparent orange with a thin bubbly head that was gone fairly quickly leaving a ring on the surface of the glass and some streaky lacing.

s - cloves, banana, belgian candy. some citricness in the background.

t - nice boozy fruitiness. not classic by any means for the style, but not bad. sweetness is tamed back with fruitiness. the fruitiness is pleasant and enjoyable.

m - a bit hot and fizzy. medium to light bodied.

o - overall, nice fuitiness. not classic for the style, but good none-the-less.

cosmicevan, Mar 03, 2013
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Stack N Stabb from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
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