3 Floyds Brewing Co.

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3 Floyds Brewing Co.
Indiana, United States
Imperial IPA
Ranked #42
Ranked #482
4.4 | pDev: 9.09%
Nov 25, 2023
Sep 19, 2001
An Imperial India Pale Ale with an intense citrus hop aroma, a huge malt body and a crisp finish.

100 IBU
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Rated: 4.5 by Nyoder

Nov 25, 2023
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Rated by Sparty1965 from Michigan

4.01/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
I dig it but a little too bitter. And I’m a little too bitter.
Sep 04, 2023
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Reviewed by ommegangpbr from New York

4.17/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
I remember, once upon a time, when this was the highest rated double IPA on beeradvocate and I could not get it in my area. Much time has passed and I am really grateful I can now get this beer where I live.
16 ounce can, 3/17/2023 born on date; I imagine this would be even more impressive when sampled closer to the born on date but it's still a pretty fresh sample.
Fruit flavors are pineapple and peach. Alcohol is very well concealed. This is a sweet and juicy sample of the style. I prefer crisper versions but if I see this on tap I'm going for it.
Aug 20, 2023
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Rated by Dimagio

4.65/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Best ipa I've had yet...
Aug 04, 2023
Rated: 4.23 by The_Kriek_Freak from Pennsylvania

Jul 09, 2023
Rated: 4 by PaleAleWalt from New York

Jun 14, 2023
Rated: 4.21 by jeffmck09 from Connecticut

May 29, 2023
Rated: 4.28 by blissfulNemo from Michigan

May 28, 2023
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Reviewed by LiquidAmber from Washington

4.42/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Poured into a Seattle Beer Week pint glass. Pours a medium to dark coppery amber with a three finger white head with great retention and solid lacing, looks nice. Aroma of biscuit malt, citrus hops, lemon, orange, grapefruit and some dankness. Flavor is biscuit and light dry caramel malt, citrus and piney hops, grapefruit, orange, pine, mild mixed tropical fruit, a little rye; resinous pine and citrus rind finish with great alpha oil bitterness. Medium bodied with light to moderate creaminess. Glad to finally try something from this venerable brewery and I'm glad I started with this. Getting an IPA from the Midwest that has substantial bitterness is a joy in this hazy age and this is one solid IPA. The malt is somewhat old fashioned with good biscuit notes, but the hops are classic NW IPA, which is my favorite profile. Lots going on here and quite enjoyable. This IPA has been off my radar, I'm going to try to snag a Gumball Head next, one of my favorite ale names. Looks, smells and tastes great.
May 25, 2023
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Reviewed by Papercut4 from Wisconsin

4.35/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Pours out of the can a gently hazy deep copper with a nice two finger white head and great retention. Laaaazy bubbles up the side of the glass. Smells piney, resinous, and like ripe citrus. Tastes leans heavier on the pine and resin and hits you a bit with the alcohol. I think on the third sip I was starting to find the malt notes that are advertised on the can. If I'm honest, it's really well done, but the alcohol is a tad bit distracting from the overall flavor, but not enough to bring its score down too bad. It's a robust mouthfeel and is carbonated expertly. Glad I got to try this old school imperial that I've heard was a game changer years ago.
May 12, 2023
Rated: 4.34 by adami from New York

May 05, 2023
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Reviewed by JohnniEMc from Pennsylvania

4.43/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
From a tap, delivered inside a clear pint glass it came. It's beautifully and brightly copper-amber with a very modest off-white head. The aroma, although not pronounced, brings IPA hops and malt. There's a little too much alcohol to taste to keep it from excellence, but the ABV is 9.4, for goodness sake. The malt body is rich and up to carrying the hops and most of the alcohol. As it should be the hops, both citrusy and earthy, dominate the outstanding taste.
May 05, 2023
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Reviewed by cjeep from Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Special stuff from a special outfit.
L: from the canon McCann is very stylish and somewhat psychedelic.
S: big citrus hoppy aroma. Simply delicious.
T: just awesome and special. The bitterness is almost overwhelming at times. All kinds of happy goodness flavors lotta citrus pine.
F: smooth and rich.
O: this is a terrific beer and I’m always thrilled when I find it.
May 01, 2023
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Reviewed by MrOH from Maryland

4.38/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Deep orange with chill haze, big white head, excellent retention, thick rings of lace
Musky tropical fruit, some pine, sweet citrus, a bit of dank, hints of rich, caramelly malt aroma
Sweeter than I'd like, lots of rich, caramelly malt, citrus, especially grapefruit and orange, some pineapple and mango flavors. Hints of pine
Medium-heavy bodied with appropriate carbonation, slightly cloying
Heavy, syrupy bodied keeps this from being drinkable, but otherwise, exemplary
Apr 28, 2023
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Reviewed by dano213 from Pennsylvania

3.79/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
16oz can purchased from the fridge as a single for $4.89. Canned on 3/17/23, so this is five weeks and a day old.

Look: It pours out a very nice light orange amber color with very tiny floaties. The two fingers of rocky, beige-colored head slowly dissipated. Looks like a nice Imperial IPA.

Smell: It smells super piney along with a bit of citrus notes. I get orange peel and some pepper. There's also some sweet malt notes and some boozy bubble gum notes. For a beer that is this big, the nose is underwhelming.

Taste: This is a huge Imperial IPA. At 9.4% ABV, it really does not taste nearly as strong as it is. It's dangerously drinkable and it's actually somewhat balanced. Up front, it's malty and sweet for a very short time before the hop bitterness takes over. The finish is very bitter and earthy with huge pine notes and grapefruit peel and it lingers super long. Eventually, orange peel and caramel/crystal notes come forward after the bitter hop resins fade from the front of the palate. After pouring the bottom of the can, the body improved a bit but the taste also became slightly chalkier.

Feel: It's medium plus bodied with a nice chewy, slick, and slightly oily mouthfeel.

Overall: This is definitely a solid Imperial IPA. I can appreciate this beer, but it's not really my personal preference to go seeking this out again. I may have had it many years ago via Beer Trade, but at that time I was just looking to seek out the "big beers" that were highly rated and I may not have even had an Imperial IPA before, so it was worth trying again.

From the can:
An Imperial India Pale Ale with an intense citrus hop aroma, a huge malt body AND a crisp finish.
Apr 23, 2023
Rated: 4.45 by HarlotBronte from District of Columbia

Apr 20, 2023
Rated: 4 by KT3418 from Colorado

Apr 05, 2023
Rated: 3.95 by SoundMakesSense from Indiana

Mar 05, 2023
Rated: 3.5 by bruindre from Massachusetts

Feb 08, 2023
Rated: 4.21 by Beergod420 from Michigan

Nov 12, 2022
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