Quaanto | 3 Floyds Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 12.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
There's nothing like Quaanto... except more Quaanto. A triple IPA.

100 IBU

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,712
Reviews:
20
Ratings:
115
pDev:
12.38%
 
 
Wants:
13
Gots:
20
Trade:
0
 
User Reviews & Ratings
Reviews: 20 | Ratings: 115
Reviews by Chuckdiesel24:
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4.09/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

More User Reviews:
Photo of jwhancher
4.16/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Didn't realize this was a triple IPA until I read reviews on BA. With that being said, this beer is oddly likable. Big and boozy with a sugar like sweetness, but with enough hop character to give off tropical fruit aromas & flavors. Pineapple, orange, melon, strawberries, mango....very fruity. Similar to other 3F beers, it seems to have enough caramel malt presence to make it stick out from today's west coast IPA's. Nicely done and definitely glad to have tried. Thanks M&D for picking this up from the source!

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Photo of WoodBrew
3.39/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I am not a fan of the Quaanto. It poured a clear copper with white head that did not leave a lace. The scent was nice as most ipas from 3F are. Nice orange peel spice. The taste was most unfortunate....way...way to sweet for me. Did not enjoy. The Mouthfeel was fuller in body with good carbonation. Overall it's worth a try but I did not like it.

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Photo of Phyl21ca
4.62/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Draft: Poured a light amber color ale with a nice foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of huge floral notes with some citrusy notes and piney notes. Taste is a huge mix of citrusy floral notes with some piney notes and some residual sugar notes with absolutely no bitterness. Body is full with nice creamy texture and good carbonation. Never tasted such IIPA with loads of floral aroma, no bitterness and just lovely perfume notes.

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Photo of jzeilinger
3.82/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A - Slightly hazy amber color with a dense, thin lacing ring, massively thick on the sides of the glass with massive legs.

S - Candy sweet malt with faded tropical fruit.

T - Faded candy fruit and sweet toffee malt with some bright citrus rind bitterness on the back end. Some booziness but fairly well hidden for 12.5%.

M - Heavy, thick, viscous, sticky, velvety.

O - This bottle has a few months on it and drinking more like a Barleywine at this point.

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Photo of joe1510
4.4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

22oz Bottle
$15
Three Floyd's Kiosk

Quaanto ain't too shabby looking. It's bright, glowing really, apricot orange that somehow manages to get even brighter where the glass widens... A dusty white, dish soap foam forms on the pour, irregular bubbled and crackling. The head slowly fades to a chunky halo with some whispy islands throughout. It looks ready to get thrown down the hatch.

Oh, man. That's a three Floyd's beer. A tremendous mix of tropical fruit and citrus make the hop profile of this beer incredibly complex along the lines of some of their best. A smattering of papaya and spicy guava kick it off but never hold still. Underripe pineapple and gobs of grapefruit in all its forms come next. All these aromas are fluid and ever moving, morphing. There's even an undercurrent of dank forest and old leather. A soft alcoholic note of turpentine actually becomes addictive. That guava grows over time. Mild caramel and biscuit maltiness make for a sturdy base., even some toffee flashes through.

The flavor profile of this beer has just about as much depth as the nose but the vibrancy falls a tad short of that high bar. You could take what I mentioned above, about the nose, and place it right here as the descriptor for the flavor. The only difference is that the flavor is coupled with gobs of dried apricots as well which helps make up for that tiny loss of vibrancy in the transition.

This is a monster of a beverage but it drinks like slightly less of a monster of a beverage. The body actually weighs in a touch over moderate but there's an active effervescence at work that brings about a good frothiness helping push away any residual sweetness that may have considered sticking around. This beer is brash and bitter and those massive IBUs also help scourge any sugars with bad intentions, as a matter of fact, this beer finishes dry as a bone. Danger, danger.

Quaanto is bordering on absurd. By that I mean the unbelievable quality, depth, and cleanliness of a 12.5% triple IPA. This just doesn't happen. It's hugely vibrant, bitter, and dry. It's hugely drinkable, dangerous, and delicious. When this beer is around I will buy it from this point forward.

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Photo of PhineasMcClintock
4.18/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of enelson
3.98/5  rDev -7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Just not my cup of tea.

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Photo of spycow
4.46/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jimmygord
4.24/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jaydoc
4.34/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of gcasher
4.38/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Sweet oily tropical paradise

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Photo of BellsFan
4.84/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of dostom
5/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of thinwhiteduke
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of krome
4.75/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

High ABV. High IBU. Very smooth.

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Photo of oline73
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Knapp85
3.94/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of ystazi
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of VelvetExtract
3.49/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Bottle. Pours with no almost no head. It's color is a clear, burnt orange. Aroma is a rich, perfumey mixture of sweet candied orange hops. Smells super sweet. Alcoholic. Sugar candy hop elixir. The richest of rich in terms of texture and sweetness. On par with an Imperial Stout or Barleywine. Precociously sweet. Booze blast on the back end. Heating alcohol is actually pleasant because there is so much of it. This beer is likely 13,000 calories. Hops are sweet and citrusy. Too much. One bomber will dethrone my senses.

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Photo of aasher
4.4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rlee1390
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Even though it is a triple IPA it lacks the typical harshness expected, some honey as well.

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Photo of ovaltine
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tdmccarthy
4.75/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of lwillitz
4.23/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Quaanto from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.28 out of 5 with 115 ratings