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In The Name Of Suffering - 3 Floyds Brewing Co.

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In The Name Of SufferingIn The Name Of Suffering

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BA SCORE
87
very good

373 Ratings
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Ratings: 373
Reviews: 53
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 10.05%
Wants: 24
Gots: 33 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
3 Floyds Brewing Co. visit their website
Indiana, United States

Style | ABV
American Black Ale |  7.10% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: MasterSki on 02-08-2013

This black India pale ale is loaded with hops balanced with delicious maltiness. It was brewed with our friends from the great city of New Orleans in the band EyeHateGod.
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4.24/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

We crack the top and pour a brew of dark coffee coloring, letting up mahogany hues towards the bottom of the glass. It holds a four finger head of fluffy yet tight latte colored bubbles, showing excellent retention. Patterned lacing is left around the glass as the head recedes at a slower pace. No haze or sediment is noted, and carbonation appears to be moderate. The aroma is rich and full, giving notes of hazelnut and almond warmth, soft buttery diacetyls, maple syrup sweetness, thick caramel and brown malt roastiness, distant tobacco smokiness, milk chocolates, salt water taffy, and light bubblegum esters, with brightly grassy and piney hops balance. With warmth comes more sweetness of figgy plums, raw booziness, nectary hops, fresh strawberry preserves, nori, straight vanilla extract, phenolic plastics, and coffee malt metallics. Our first impression is that the flavoring shows a nice contrast between bright fruity sweetness, fresh grassy hops, and richly roasted and deep porter-style malts. As we sip, the taste begins with plastic brown malts, hints of chocolate, lactic foaminess, hazelnut sweetness, melted brown sugars, resiny, grassy, and grapefruity hops, and a huge minty spiral core. The middle peaks with sweetly caramel and corny malts, grassy hops, herbal and earthy bite of mineral and mud, malted milk ball sweetness, chalky yeastiness, clover honey, sweet cream, and café au lait smoothness and sweetness. The end comes with enhanced hops, with nectars and herbals, along with a deepening of the malts, giving leathers, smokiness, and burnt brown and caramel maltiness. Mixing in are soothing notes of cereal grain, chamomile, lemony tannins, sweet milk chocolates, clovey and phenolic plastics, boozy rumbles, and cheesy funk. The aftertaste breathes of fresh figs, plum pudding, curry spiciness, coffee and chocolate malts, smoky char, soured yeasty bite, sticky warmed honeys, strawberry and lemon fruitiness, green twig resins, musk and bark, and cereal grain. The body is medium, and the carbonation is medium. Each sip is silky smooth, with nice slurp, smack, cream, froth, and pop. The mouth is left coated and dripping with foam, with light metallic and chalky astringency across the palate, and charred, hoppy pucker through the center of the tongue. The abv is appropriate, and the beer drinks easily.

Overall, what we enjoyed most about this beer was its aroma and flavoring. While many Black IPAs/ales tend to overdo it with the bitterness of roast and overly hoppy bite, this guy strikes a tender balance between the inherent sweetness of the roasty, chocolatey, porter-esque malt base, with the fruity, citric, and floral hoppy balance of your sweeter east-coast IPA. This makes for a pleasing, highly inviting beer on all accounts. The ingredients are full flavor and never really cheapen, giving richness and robustness throughout. This is one of the best, most balanced we’ve had for the style in a long time, and it, again, truly speaks to the diversity of the brewery in drive, intensity, and execution.

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Photo of jeonseh
4.22/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottle poured into a FFF teku during the week it was released

A - Dark brown that lets no light through it. It had a two finger head composed of many small bubbles and left lots of lacing down the sides

S - Light roasted and smoked malt initially. Slight grass, lemon and orange peel. It is also fruity with pineapple and slight mango to it

T - Upfront is sweet pineapple, slight strawberry and mango. As the beer continues, you feel the bitterness creep up and work its way to the back of your tongue as pine and grapefruit make themselves known. There is a slight roasted malt and pine that linger in the finish

MF - Medium body with lots of carbonation to make this a nice creamy beer. Light hop resin remains in the finish

O - A great black IPA from FFF that brings lots of different hop flavors together with the fruity and the bitter pine / grapefruit. It is well balanced between the two and has a nice creamy mouthfeel. Another great IPA from FFF.

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2/5  rDev -48.5%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of weonfire
3.93/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

A - Deep brown- slightly opaque. HUGE light mocha head, 3+ fingers, great lacing.

S - creamy carmel malt, chocolate, and minor hops

T - initial- carmel, smoothness and creme. finish- piney, bitter and a little boozy

M - wow its frothy. viscosity is low.

O - wasn't super impressed with flavor. was hoping for more hoppiness. alcohol comes thru more than expected. Three Floyds has many much better products. I would pass on this brew.

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of tdm168
4.06/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A - black with a big, thick, dense, brownish head that has great retention

S - chocolate, roasted malts, citrus, pine

T - roasted malts, bitter, chocolate, piney, herbal, some citrus, some vegetal-like spice

M - medium bodied, well carbonated

This is a pretty solid Black IPA. There is great balance and tremendous drinkability. The hops are intense and the flavor profile really hits a good range. I actually thought the herbal character meshed best with the malt character. The malts were also prevalent, but very well balanced. This was a decent Black IPA that is definitely worth checking out.

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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

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4.1/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance- a vigorous pour leaves a light head with plenty of dark malt but more of a dark reddish brown, then black.
Smell- Slight cascade or citra hop leaves the dark malts overwhelmed
Taste- The strong citrus front is followed up by a piney resin that balances the dark malts.
Mouth- perfect viscosity is followed by an apropriate addition of carbonation and bitterness
Overall- Best Black IPA to date perfect example of a solid beer from the FFF

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In The Name Of Suffering from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 373 ratings.