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Amber Smashed Face | 3 Floyds Brewing Co.

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4.17/5
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309 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
3 Floyds Brewing Co.
Indiana, United States
3floyds.com

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.80%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
An aggressively hopped American Amber Ale sure to crush your skull and liquefy your brain.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#3,058
Reviews:
47
Ratings:
309
pDev:
8.87%
 
 
Wants:
23
Gots:
85
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 309 |  Reviews: 47
Photo of petrusek23
3.34/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Dark_Scarecrow
4.44/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of AdamsBaseball
1.1/5  rDev -73.6%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.25

This is NOT am amber. This is an IPA. Taste, feel and smell are all that out an IPA. Completely mis-named and really disappointing to anyone looking for a smooth malty beer.

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Photo of Poisongod2
4.35/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ovaltine
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

An aggressive pour reveals a cloudy amber body under a light tan head. Big fruity hops and rich caramalt aromas give way to an exquisitely balanced hop-forward taste with a malty chaser.

I’m a Three Floyd’s fanboy, and this hoppy amber is another illustration why that is the case.

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Photo of Buck_Jones
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SaisonRichBiere
4.1/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of sgttibbs
4/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DavidR_9
4.35/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of snapp1422
4.38/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of etaggie09
3.73/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Look: slightly hazy orange-amber with a decent amount of carbonation visible through the beer. 1 3/4 finger off-white head that leaves a decent amount of sticky lace.

Smell: very classic hop aroma. lemon, pine, dank leafiness, bitter orange peel. smells just like rubbing hops in your hands and then smelling them but without the unpleasant harshness of doing that. enjoyable, but i'm not getting much more than hops here.

Taste: Lots of that hop presence is there. Expresses itself most prominently with that bitter orange flavor. The malt is definitely there so that this one doesn't act like an IPA. There is some lemon to go along with the bitter orange and a light caramel note from the malt to balance things out. Definitely on the hoppier side for an amber, but I'm not complaining.

Feel: lovely and thick. would perhaps have liked a bit more carbonation on this one, but thin this is absolutely not, so I can't knock it too much. This is damn chewy, and I love that.

Overall: It skews a little too bitter for the style in my opinion. I don't think I'd buy this again, but it was an enjoyable quaff. This is a great beer for getting some unadulterated hop flavor with a chewy mouthfeel and no frills or gimmicks. I would have liked the malt to have been dialed up a bit more as well as the carbonation for this to be one that I'd revisit.

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Photo of DannyBaldoni
4/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Gambyt20
3.08/5  rDev -26.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of mpolewan
4.42/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Delta6014
4.54/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Nice amber color, malty and hoppy aroma that translates well into the taste and finishes smooth and a little sweet. A great amber

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Photo of antoines15
4.24/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Biggiekrock627
4.21/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SSGCujo
3.75/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of uncleotis
4/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of eppie82
3.98/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of prototypic
4.09/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of nrbw23
4.3/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Victory_Sabre1973
4.28/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

This beer pours a nice lighter shade of amber. Not too clear. 1 finger off white, frothy head. Head retention is quite good. The carbonation bubbles in the head are small. Some lacing on the glass.
The nose is quite hoppy. Nice citrus from the hops. Grapefruit seems to stick out with me. There's also a slight hint of sweetness.
Taste - Hops are up front, then it mellows out into a sweet flavor. The hops kick back in hard on the backside, and it is a nice sticky hop flavor.
Feel is quite full bodied. It also has a sticky hop feel, that goes all the way down and lingers.
Tasty, full bodied, hoppy, delicious. A great beer from 3F.

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Photo of GreenBayBA
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SWChi
3.91/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Amber Smashed Face from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.17 out of 5 with 309 ratings