Big Ups Bitter | 3 Floyds Brewing Co.

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3 Floyds Brewing Co.
Indiana, United States | website

Style: English Bitter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.80%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by CRJMellor on 12-29-2003

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews: 2 | Ratings: 2
Photo of Jon
4/5  rDev n/a
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

1/2 gallon growler.

Clear amber/gold appearance with a dense, sticky off-white head. Trails of lace reside on the glass.

Nose is quite British with a twist. Earthy, bready malt whaffs lead to a citrus hop smell that is most welcomed.

Malty, earthy and hoppy, exactly what one expects in a good, light Bitter style brew. The caramel-ish maltiness leads to the citrus hop flavor which looms nicely in the background. Once again, very British in nature. Very well-balanced.

Smooth mouthfeel with moderate carbonation.

This beer screams "session" and I was quite surprised by Three Floyds delicate approach here. While it does have apparent hoppiness, it's subdued and well-done per style. Nice, easy-drinking ale with character. Reminded me a bit of Harviestoun's Bitter and Twisted, but different.

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Photo of CRJMellor
3.8/5  rDev n/a
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Little different style for the Floyds, British style bitter with oatmeal in the mix. Pours a semi-clear brown/amber color with a rich white head that died down quickly. Aroma is very British bitter, lots of rich, resiny and citrus hop notes. Taste is smooth malt followed by a rush of bitterness. Very tasty, my sample probably needed to warm up a bit to get full impact. 3F's could easily transfer this to a British pub and the clientele would not believe it was brewed in Indiana.

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Big Ups Bitter from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
3.9 out of 5 based on 2 ratings.
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