Necron 99
3 Floyds Brewing Co.

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American IPA
Ranked #2,308
Ranked #12,942
3.91 | pDev: 8.44%
3 Floyds Brewing Co.
Indiana, United States
Very Good
Necron 99Necron 99
Notes: Scorch Style Ale

An interplanetary IPA

61 IBU
Reviews: 71 | Ratings: 349 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Reviews by FBarber:
Photo of FBarber
4.16/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a bright completely clear orange color. Soapy white head dissipates leaving a thin layer of soapy white foam with lots of sticky lacing.

Smell has very pungent notes of orange, lemon, citrus flesh, and a touch of caramel malt.

Taste has strong notes of orange, orange flesh, sweetness, with some orange rind bitterness. Definitely on the sweet side. Bitterness is piney and grassy. Strong caramel malt backbone.

Feel is medium carbonation, easy drinking. Extremely dry finish coats the mouth.

This beer is very well crafted - tons of orange aroma and flavor - its a fruity juicy beer while still being a great example of an IPA.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of EMV
4.15/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a bomber into a goblet.

L: Semi-opaque medium golden pour. 2 fingers of foamy white head. Great retention and lacing.

S: Rich malts... caramel and fruit. Pineapple, apricot, and citrus.

T/F: Caramel malts and bread. Great 3Floyds citrus/fruit hop profile. Loads of pineapple and mango... honey and peach. Citrus of course. Medium in body.

O: A delicious beer.... way more pale ale than Scottish. If you like 3Floyds then this will hit the spot.

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Photo of bluejacket74
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

22 ounce bottle, stamp is smudged but it looks like it says bottled on 2-6-17. Served in a Three Floyds pint glass, the beer pours a hazy amber/orange color with about an inch and a half off-white head that stuck around a while. There's also a lot of lacing. The brew smells like mango, berries, tropical fruit, melon and caramel malt. Taste is similar to the aroma, but there's also some bready malt, pine hops and candied oranges noticeable too. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it's coating and smooth with a good amount of carbonation. Easy enough to drink. I thought it was a good brew, glad I picked up this one. But then it is Three Floyds, and more often than not you know it's going to be worth trying. $8.99 a bomber.

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Photo of bobhits
3.93/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I got home tonight and quickly poured this, a took a few good sized gulps before this weird feeling hit me. Something was wrong. I reviewed the bottle to confirm that it said scotch style ale, but upon review it says "scortch- style" which is a term unknown to me. The IPA hoppy goodness however is most certainly not missed here at all.

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Photo of Chuckdiesel24
3.49/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Just didn't do it for me. Pours a copper color that looks great, and it smells like a hoppy 3 Floyds beer. I didn't taste much malt, and the hops up front tasted well, but there was a taste at the back-end that was kind of piney, but also kind of like sharp onions. It's not a bad beer - but not one I'd get again.

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Photo of MattyG85
4.41/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 22 oz. bottle into a Three Floyds pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a somewhat hazy amber orange. Moderate amount of bubbles and a solid finger of off white head that settles into a thin creamy patch.

Smell: A crisp and juicy hop forward aroma with a scent of citrus fruit and pine. Upfront citrus hop scent of orange peel, mango, grapefruit, tangerine, passion fruit, and apricot with some pineapple. Earthy hop hints of pine and grass. Malt hints of caramel, cracker, and grains with yeast. A very nice aroma.

Taste: Like it smells, a crisp and juicy taste with good notes of citrus fruit and pine. Juicy citrus hop notes of orange peel, mango, tangerine, grapefruit, apricot, and passion fruit along with some pineapple. Earthy hop notes of pine and grass. Background malt notes of caramel, cracker, and grains with some yeast. A pretty good taste.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Crisp, juicy, and very smooth.

Overall: A pretty good juicy IPA/Pale Ale. Not sure why it says Scotch ale on the bottle but this is a pretty nice smooth juicy ale.

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Photo of jzlyo
3.83/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Aroma is fruit/berries, malts, mild spices and slightly perfumes. The flavor is fruit/berries, malts, mild smokiness and a mix of mild sweet/tart and low but there bitterness.

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Photo of Gregaroo
3.29/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

2-15-17 - On tap at Lone Wolf in Chicago. Served in a standard water glass with slight head. Clear orangish straw color. Fine taste, but didn't really overwhelm me (did have a second - full disclosure).

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Photo of Tsar_Riga
3.79/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A - Hazy orange body, light white head, extensive lacing.

S - Nose is pine and resin, dank and marshmallow malts.

T - A straight hit of hops, lemon and pith, pine and resin. Malts are full and strong, which soothes the harsh bitter bite of the close.

M - Sticky, with strong carbonation and dry close.

O - A retro 3 Floyds IPA, spiky and sharp. Decent, a bit harsh, but well crafted.

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Photo of bwood06
3.83/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A good friend of mine had this in their beer fridge during an open house party last weekend and a bottle was offered to me so I gladly accepted and gave it a nice pour to try it out.

This beer pours a pale amber hue that is slightly cloudy while being topped with a white, frothy head that dissipates slowly to a thin lacing that is retained. Carbonation is light in appearance. 3.75/5 The aroma is very sweet, almost too sweet. It comes across as a bit cloying even on the nose. Tropical fruits as well as a bit of peach and pear are prevalent but there seems to be a bit of candi sugar note as well as a very cloying caramel note that really adds to the sweetness of the fruits. There is definite balance in the aroma between the malt and the hops considering that it is hard to tell where the malt ends and the hops begin. 3.75/5 The flavor profile is very much like the aroma with a very cloying sweetness that makes the beer feel very heavy in the mouth. Caramelized sugar, mango, peach, pear, apricot, blood orange, and papaya all really come out strongly. As the beer warms, a bit of dates and raisins come through as well providing a very deep sugariness. As a previous reviewer noted, I can easily see a birthday cake note here too. The hops are very complex here and each flavor comes in waves. Bitterness is moderate but is balanced by the heavy sweetness. 4/5 This beer drinks much heavier than it actually is. Carbonation is light, allowing the beer to create a creamy and cloying mouthfeel without the typical dryness of an IPA. There is a hint of dryness but it is nothing of note and disappears on swallowing. 3.5/5 This is a very complex and well developed IPA that hits you with note after note of flavor and aroma. This is not my typical style of IPA but I did enjoy it. 3.75/5

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Photo of Nurt20
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Taybeh
3.64/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SierraFlight
3.83/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ADKbeerguy
3.9/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of AngEo
3.79/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bschmidt_37
3.97/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Beerhemoth
4.1/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of C_Adams
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jkblr
3.81/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottled 5/17/17 poured into a 3F tulip pint glass at fridge temp 7.3% ABV 61 IBU. The beer is unbright (but not hazy) copper color with thick & sticky off white head. Lacing covers most of the glass as the beer is consumed. Head persists with a 1/16" cap. There is some tropical fruit in the aroma and possibly a little caramel malt. The taste is caramel first and then a pineapple tropical fruit flavor jumps up and stays to the finish. Moderately bitter finish. Mouthfeel is soft, adequately carbonated and semi dry. Overall, good. I'd like to try this a bit fresher. I misread scortch as "Scotch" and didn't realize I was buying an IPA at 45 days old.

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Photo of scottspencer
4.02/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of izzyismyrott
4.15/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SMH_NWI
4.17/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of nwhittin
3.79/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Korbynlehr
4.35/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mflamar
3.81/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Necron 99 from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 88 out of 100 with 349 ratings