3 Floyds Brewing Co.

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3 Floyds Brewing Co.
Indiana, United States
IPA - Imperial
Ranked #1,076
Ranked #4,817
4.15 | pDev: 7.47%
Jan 29, 2022
Mar 24, 2018
Notes: This monstrous and enigmatic Double India Pale Ale was created with virtually every hop product known to man, including real hops! The new combination of American hops in this enigmatic IPA is an instant classic. The result brings to life very fruity and juicy hop characteristics that are both unrelentingly delicious and as always, not normal.

62 IBU
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4.84 by Shan-man from New Jersey on Jan 29, 2022
3.62 by Tcsox from Massachusetts on Jan 23, 2022
3.67 by Bogdawg from Massachusetts on Jan 22, 2022
3.88 by QuentinDishaw from Massachusetts on Jan 22, 2022
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5/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
by Khocolate from Tennessee

I am a huge fan of Double IPA, so when I found one I get super excited. Actually, came across Three Floyds Cheer Team Ale today. Very impressive.

Jan 08, 2022
3.99 by Mac_Cheesin from Maryland on Dec 14, 2021
3.63 by TMoney2591 from Illinois on Dec 09, 2021
4.25 by HollandTunnels from Pennsylvania on Dec 04, 2021
5 by doctorgary from New York on Nov 05, 2021
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4.06/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Pivopijak from Washington

Large bubbled, off-white head. Medium light gold, with some mango, in the double malt, adding some richness, to the aroma. Balance of medium toast malt, with a barely sweet component, and tangerine peel, with a little tropical fruit mix on the edge of the flavors.

IBU: 62

Oct 25, 2021
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4.9/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
by HappyGuy12345 from New Jersey

Poured from 16 ounce can into IPA glass
Look: Beautiful hazy gold with 3 fingers of white head with great retention
Smell: Tons of oranges/citrus
Taste: Follows the nose with plenty of citrus notes. This imperial IPA is only mildly bitter (a pleasant surprise). No unpleasant aftertaste. Overall, this was a joy to drink on a cool autumn evening.
Feel: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation
Overall: It's hard to find fault in this outstanding imperial IPA. I am sincerely looking forward to having another.

Oct 20, 2021
4.06 by Wizzle32 from Pennsylvania on Oct 13, 2021
4.24 by Wheels2532 from Pennsylvania on Oct 13, 2021
4.11 by hozersr from Pennsylvania on Oct 13, 2021
4.02 by tdm168 from Pennsylvania on Oct 09, 2021
4 by WillieThreebiers from Connecticut on Oct 09, 2021
4.16 by TLA from Pennsylvania on Sep 22, 2021
3.94 by smutty33 from Connecticut on Sep 21, 2021
4.1 by JoeLacy from Ohio on Sep 18, 2021
4.25 by Mortarforker from Texas on Sep 18, 2021
4 by brittanylicious from Indiana on Sep 18, 2021
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4.15/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by heysuz from Indiana

Brew: 3 Floyds Brewing Co. - CheerTeam

Intro: 12 oz. poured into a tulip glass. Shared with a friend.

Appearance: Medium golden yellow. Ample head, maybe 2 inches. Moderate lacing as I drank

Smell: Citrus/tropical fruit aroma I suspect from the plethora of hops.

Taste: Followed the smell, Crisp, clean, citrusy, dry.

Mouthfeel: Medium mouthfeel, medium carbonation.

Drink: Easy drinker. Could easily have a couple in a session.

Conclusion: Does not measure up to Dreadnaught or Permanent Funeral in my opinion. It was enjoyable none the less

Sep 18, 2021
4.12 by ccryder from New York on Sep 09, 2021
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4.94/5  rDev +19%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
by davillanx from Wisconsin

1pint @ 45deg. F, slowly poured into a Duvel chalice. The best DIPA I've had this year (so far)!!! Three Floyds knocked this one out of the park!! Congratulations!!

Sep 09, 2021
4.25 by mpk2020 from Illinois on Sep 08, 2021
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4.13/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by metter98 from New York

A: The beer is hazy and a bit pale yellow in color with some particulates floating in suspension and a light to moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a quarter finger high off white head that left a narrow collar around the edge and lots of lacing down the sides of the glass.
S Light to moderate aromas of lime are present in the nose along with hints of grapefruit and pine.
T: The taste follows the smell and has additional notes of gooseberries, honeydew melon, and orange citrus. Only slight amount of bitterness is noticeable.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate and has some hop oils along with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This IPA has concentrated aromas and flavors of hops and oils, although they are more of the citrusy variety instead of being dank.

Serving type: can

Sep 08, 2021
4.31 by BradtheGreat7 from Ohio on Sep 07, 2021
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4.49/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by argock from Virginia

06/15/21 stamped on bottom of can. Poured into Samuel Adams Perfect Pint.

A: Slightly hazy gold with 2-finger off-white head with good retention and copious lacing.

S: Yellow cake malt aroma with a round-up of honeydew melon, grapefruit, papaya, orange, and lemongrass.

T: Strong maltiness with very low-lovibond caramel maltiness underlies an even stronger hop presence with grapefruit, orange, papaya, honeydew melon and herbal lemongrass — very good mirror of the aroma. Clean from ester standpoint and moderate bitterness.

M: Medium body with soft carbonation and dry finish.

O: Wow - hyper-impressed with this 3F DIPA. Old school DIPA maltiness with new school hops. Beautiful beer.

Sep 06, 2021
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4.13/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by damndirtyape from Ohio

12oz bottle served in a tulip glass. No date stamp.

Appearance: Translucent/cloudy orange-gold color. Off-white head with sheets and strands of lacing.

Smell: I could smell this as soon as I opened the bottle. Lots and lots of tropical fruit and citrus aroma. A hint of pineapple as well. A bit of pungency and strong citrus smell with a swirl.

Taste: Hoppy, but not excessively bitter. Lots of citrus rind, grapefruit, and some tropical fruit. Not really picking up much of the malt, maybe a tiny bit cracker-like. Hops dominate.

Mouthfeel: Light prickly carbonation, good thickness, surprisingly not that sticky on the teeth.

Overall / Drinkability: An interesting DIPA. Does seem like quite a mix of hops. Enjoyable on its own - doesn't really need to be paired with anything. A slow sipping beer to savor and try to figure out all the flavors and aromas shoved into this one.

Aug 29, 2021
4.37 by mpolewan from Ohio on Aug 29, 2021
3.94 by ElGallo from New Hampshire on Aug 28, 2021
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4.11/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by farrago from New Jersey

An average pour yields a pint glass half filled with foam, light tan coloration, whipped up and frothy but possesses good retention, tiny bits of lacing randomly scattered across the glass. The golden amber liquid on the whole clear, easy enough to see a smattering of bubbles lazily rise. Nice stiffness to the nose, grainy with peppercorns and orange peel, light touch of brine, minimal leafy dankness to weigh it down, just enough maltiness to smooth it out and prevent undue dryness in the nostrils. Close to full-bodied, especially factoring in subpar carbonation, but it sheds weight and gains dryness through the finish to leave the palate ready for the next sip. Orange to white grapefruit pith and pine sap break away first, the peach, apricot, pineapple fruit never seeks the limelight. A light tarry resinours quality is it for dankness, no leafiness. The honey to caramel element kept in its place. I am not one of those who feel you have to rob the cradle otherwise an IPA is shot, but maybe at two months after being born it has calmed down some? Seems uncharacteristic stylistically for the house, restrained. (Canned 6/16/21)

Aug 25, 2021
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3.65/5  rDev -12%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5
by deleted_user_995920

Poured into a Teku beer glass. Thick creamy/meringue looking head/off white. Smell is wet hay,jolly rancher,tangerine,earthy hops. Taste is fruity,mostly citrus. Feels under carbonated,almost like literally drinking an orangeade. Highly drinkable. I like orangeade. But for a more complex IPA this falls short. Overall this beer is good with little carbonation, with adequate bubbles it would improve much.

Aug 22, 2021
4.31 by strengthdoc from Connecticut on Aug 21, 2021
4.24 by warnerry from Michigan on Aug 19, 2021
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4.02/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by JayQue from Virginia

A very good Imperial IPA. Bought a 16 oz can at The Casual Pint in Va. Beach. Pours a beautiful slightly hazy gold color with a big, foamy white head. Head retention is excellent and there are thick bands of foamy lacing on the pint glass. Big aroma and flavor, mostly grapefruit, orange and some tropical fruit with citrusy hoppiness. There is a bit of sweet caramel malt , but mostly this is a moderately hoppy beer. Mouthfeel is moderately bitter, crisp and rich enough for the style. The higher .abv is not a factor, no alcohol burn. A very tasty Imperial IPA.

Aug 18, 2021
3.78 by curlybird from Pennsylvania on Aug 17, 2021
3.79 by mdaschaf from Indiana on Aug 15, 2021
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4.45/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by sethmeister from New Hampshire

From 16 oz can marked: PKGD 06/16/21

Poured into my tulip this beer is a a translucent gold with a dense creamy ecru head which rings the glass with lace as it falls.

Scent is candied oranges, tangerines, pineapple, grapefruit.

Taste is again sweet candied oranges, tangerines, pineapple. Touch of grapefruit. Lime. Pine resin. Tropical fruit. The initial rush of candied sweetness is met head on by a spicy resiny bitterness resulting in a perfectly balanced brew. There's even a subtle earthy dankness underneath.

Mouth is oily with a nice viscosity and a bitter dry finish.

Big bold DIPA with an array of bright sweet citrus and tropical fruit flavors and a stout West Coast style bitterness. Tastes bigger than the 7.7% ABV would suggest. After being sllightly disappointed by the first two Floyd offerings I tried this one more than redeems them. An excellent DIPA I'll buy again.

Aug 15, 2021
4.24 by zahara15 from Vermont on Aug 13, 2021
CheerTeam from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 92 out of 100 with 130 ratings