Fantabulous Resplendence X Anniversary | 3 Floyds Brewing Co.

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

Style: American Strong Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by mdm46410 on 06-30-2007

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 151 |  Reviews: 126
Photo of zjungleist
4.1/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours orange/amber with a low white head. Smells like booze flavored candy. The taste has a vine of hops which is pretty typical for a floyd's ale. Really very bitter in the front, with a lingering aftertaste that takes on strange fruity tones like pineapple tops and mango rind. This is overtakes a sweetness more woody or grassy. The mouthfeel is no curveball, it's dried out pretty well, but there is a residual stickiness. Drinkability is high at first, but it's pretty strong stuff and it will wear on you. I really enjoyed it, but I also like hoppy American hooch like this.

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Photo of TheodorHerzl
3.93/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bomber into into a pint glass.

The color a deep orange almost ruddy/red tone with a nice white head that wasn't poured very aggressively.
smell is of citrus, pine, and malt and almost sweet candy sugar smell. The aroma actually got better the further down my pint glass.
Taste is very sharp and clean and the alcohol well hidden.
Mouthfeel is very nice and coats the tongue just long enough to not overpower you palate.
Drinkability overall is very good, I gave it a 3.5 because for 20$ a bomber (I found out later we got yanked at the liquor store and it should have been $10 dollars, but those are the breaks)so I can't really hold that against the beer.

Overall great job on this one except for the pricing thing in Indianapolis.

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Photo of DaPeculierDane
3.65/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

$9.99 at Star Liquor. Too much.

Pours a deep and bubbly orange-bronze with a thick and sticky tan head.

Powerful aroma of resinous hops, pine, mango, and grapefruit. Dusty.

Flavor is big but not wowing in the way I expect from FFF or from a $10 beer. Thick caramel malt and sugar cookies with a big bitterness and piney presence. Fruity like a pineapple. Somewhat boozey, even ginny at times.

Full bodied, quite bitter but with a heavy amount of malt to add some sweetness and plenty of booze.

Moderately drinkable considering the size and weight.

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Photo of Daehpoh
4.59/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazy amber-orange with minimal head. Not much lacing, probably due to high alcohol content. Huge floral hop aroma. Presence of an underlying caramel, candy sweetness. Taste is magnificent. Big tangy, citrus, earthy hops with staying power. Slight roasted malt, biscuity component. This one leans heavily toward the hops, but still presents a great sweet balance. Medium body, but substantial. Slick, mobile feel. High abv, but I could drink this everyday.
This is the best new beer I have had in a while.

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Photo of BlackJeremiah
4.65/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured from a 22oz. bomber into a Bell's tulip glass. The color is a hazy amber, lightens significantly when held up to the sun. Streamers are gentle and consistent with 3F's commitment to bottle conditioning. The head is white, but disappears quickly. The scent is a mix of IPA and barleywine smells--floral notes and citric tickles with creamy/sweet pastries and bakery scents providing the promise of a sweet, chewy, creamy malt flavor. I'm not disappointed; caramel creams, figs, dates, and carrot cake (sans the carrot) lead off, blending with the oily, biting hop flavors: conifers, grapefruit, and orange. A slight, light, peppery alcohol finish gives a clean break from the oils of the hops and the sticky-sweet malt character. It's thick, slick, and oily; it coats the tongue and palate briefly, while dissipating quickly enough to avoid cloying your tastebuds. The significant alcohol content is only expressed through that slight pepper taste and a pleasant warming down the esophagus.
This was brought back for me from Munster, along with five bottles of Dark Lord, a case of Alpha King, a few bottles of Dreadnaught, and a half-case of Gumballhead--a hell of a care package from my relatives who live there. It's especially lucky, since 3F doesn't seem to distribute to NoVA right now; I've heard rumors about problems with their distributor, which I hope works out. At any rate, I'm willing to admit that my rating for Drinkability here reflects my enjoyment of the beer itself AND my excitement that I got to try it. Take off half a point if you have a massive stash of FRX in your cellar (lucky!). And thanks, Mom, for indulging my 3F addiction during your visit to the Region.

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Photo of letsgopens
4.48/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On-tab at the brewpub, this big beer pours a light amber gold with a frothy white head that leaves some great lace.

The aroma is good but it certainly doesn't justify the amazingly complex flavor. Light toasted malt and some nice hops. Some citrus and pine are present.

The flavor is much like Dreadnaught but much less sweet, more tanginess, and more hops. Also higher gravity. Really great resinous, bitter hops. Some citrus and pine in the finish.

The mouthfeel is smooth and buttery with moderate carbonation. A bit of warmth in the finish. At 10.5% abv, the booze is hidden really well. If you can get a hold of the stuff I strongly suggest you give it a try or ten. Awesome beer experience.

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Photo of cokes
3.82/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Lightly blurred, brassy orange with a tight-cropped khaki lace.
Strong hops wafts, ringing with pinetar, mango, ruby grapefruit, and rusted tin. Malt is only tenuously apparent in the nose with its wavering sweet dough.
Into the mouth, malt makes a cursory introduction. Fully sugar cookie-doughy with accompaning caramel nougat. Despite the ensuing emphasis on the hops, the malt base is simple and beautiful. And then the hops take their star turn, but seem to be going through the motions, playing their hits slightly offkey. Grapefruity, piney, and tinny, they bring juiciness and generalized bitterness, but don't present as congruent or particularly well-suited with the malt onset. They ring clangy here. Disjointed and gangly. Strangely though, if they were louder and more obnoxious, they might almost be forgiven, at least for the effort. It's not a total mishmash or failure, but the malt load is delicious, and the hops-- FFF's bread and butter-- fail to dazzle. Alcohol is not very intrusive, though it tows some gin-fumes later on.
The body is a thickened fluffy fleece, that is still downable in modest gulps. Texture-wise, this is all one could ask for, even if it gets a tad sticky as it warms.
This is a very drinkable, and very balanced creation. A special release Three Floyds sets the bar high, and this honestly doesn't reach that level. Rating-wise, you can't hold that against it too much, or way too much. It is hard to be objective. But $10 says that this is disappointment.
It is generally tasty and solid. While only slightly flawed, it's neither fantabulous, nor resplended.

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Photo of BeerBelcher
3.57/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

I split this bottle with SurlySober, who has had it before. And I must agree with SurlySober's assessment, which is that this beer tastes a bit like an aged Dreadnought. When an IPA ages, it seems like it loses its hoppiness and a more malty character emerges. And this is a lot like what this beer tastes like. It is amber in color just like Dreadnought, smells lightly hoppy and sweet, just like Dreadnought, but the flavor is completely different. The hop character is toned way down (inconsistent with its smell), and there is a huge amount of maltiness which in its own way provides a degree of bitterness to this beer. Mouthfeel is a bit sticky and not bad.

I liked this beer, but not nearly as much as I've enjoyed other beers (Dreadnought, Alpha King, Alpha Klaus, etc) in the Three Floyd's line-up.

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Photo of joe1510
4.41/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz Bomber
Binny's Orland

I'm pretty excited about trying the newest Three Floyds creation. Cool label with all the beer personalities. Fantabulous Resplendence pours a murky garnet that glows orange when held to the light. A half finger head formed on the pour but quickly fell to a ring around the glass with an island. Very little carbonation crawls painfully slowly to the top.

The aroma (similiar to Dreadnaught) is packed to the gills with big juicy tropical fruits. As a matter of fact I cant hardly pull out any malt at all it's just the dripping juicy fruits. Mango steals the show. The juiciest, chin dripping mango you have ever eaten. Some squirts of papya as well as some pineapple toward the rear. Excellent smelling brew.

This beer is a drop kick of a hop bomb just like a fresh Dreadnaught. Caramel malt upfont gets kicked aside by a big mouthful of pine needles and all that fruit juice. Mango, mild pineapple, and even some orange show up toward the finish after the pine makes the initial appearance. The pine shows up late on the swallow with a big hop bitterness.

Medium-full body with a slightly sweet/sticky finish. Very welcomed strong hop bitterness covers any flaws I can find because I'm so happy to get such a tongue stomping.

For a beer of this size and tastebud stripping bitterness I could drink this till I couldn't drink anymore.

Another nail hit directly on the head from the fellas at Three Floyds. Big, juicy, and bitter but also complex and tasty. A beer I would like to see become part of the regular rotation.

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Photo of rhoadsrage
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

(Served in a Sam Adams Boston Lager Glass)

A- This beer has a golden-orange crystal clear body with a cream colored head that sticks to the sides of the glass. There are some strands of micro-bubbles rising from the bottom.

S- The big pungent smell of green pine resin hops comes through even as I pour the beer into the glass. There are some softer notes of light sweet malt buried under the hops.

T- The big pungent green hops flavor has qualities of pine and some pineapple weed and a faint mint hint. As it warms there is a slight orange zest note to the hops. The slight warmth of alcohol and pale malt sweetness finish this beer and there is a hop bitterness that lingers long after each sip.

M- This beer has a light mouthfeel with a silky texture and an alcohol heat that cleans the finish aswellas boost the hop bitterness nicely.

D- This is another big hop monster from three Floyds and it is wonderful. There is nice depth to the hops and the alcohol and sweetness support those big hops.

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Photo of
4.38/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22oz. bottle picked up in Chicago.

True gold in color, crystal clear. Tiny, just off white head. Some legs with a swirl. No lacing. As I watch, a few bubbles continually crawl to the surface.

Aroma shows off just a little bit of hops (sarcasm), mainly pine. Seems to move towards a grapefruit scent as it warms. Earthiness comes through. A mix of medicinal/phenolic/alcoholic notes are present. Finally, grass is in there.

Taste really brings the hops, but what else would you expect from 3F. Present throughout, and lingers nicely in finish and aftertaste. It is sweet too, with caramel, peach and some other fruits floating around in there. ABV is pretty well hidden as far as the taste goes. Gets a good bit sweeter as it warms. Overall though, bitter more than sweet, all the way through.

Medium to full in body. Low carbonation. Rather drying. Velvety texture, very smooth. Alcohol warming really kicks in after about a third of the bottle.

An excellent beer. It reminded me of Stone's 10th anniversary, but was not quite as sweet. I enjoyed it tremendously, and will be sad when my cellar is empty.

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Photo of mmcave
4.09/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz bomber poured aggressively into a tulip glass, the head only rose to about a finger and has dissipated in to little more than a film. It is of course possible its my fault having just washed the glass. The head was white and creamy with yellow orange tones. Body is deep rusty orange amber with slow moving gradation light warm tones at the base becoming more dense and dark toward the surface of the body.
The nose is intensely aromatic, smells like a pound of big mean hops straight in the boil. Strawberries, mango all the good stuff. Backed by sticky malt and as it warms the alcohol becomes slightly more apparent, but is not overwhelming.

Taste is obviously hop forward which is sort of an understatement, its more hop crazy. Bitterness is at quite a high level some where between 75-100 IBUs, its intense. The malt is totally unavoidable high thick sweetness which is battling the hop craziness, but loosing slightly. I agree with some of the assertions that this could very well be a huge double IPA, but it also makes sence that it could be very much a american strong. One thing is for certain this is so huge on the palate so big malty complex and bitter it really does a number on ones tongue.

Mouthfeel is big and force-full slightly oily which I like. Its very drinkable for a hop lover, but for a non hop fiends it might be slightly harder to find points of entry, none the less I would expect nothing less from thee Floyd's especially for their anniversary beer. Can't drink more than one in a sitting in fact you might wanna share, or not. A big beer for special occasions and for a big beer tons of hops... Glad to have had it...

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Photo of ArrogantB
3.97/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This was a double IPA in my opinion. It was similar tasting to Dreadnaught in my opinion. The color was a clear orange with a decent head given the ABV. The smell was tropical fruits and sugary sweetness. The taste was more tropical fruits and some alcohol prickliness. This was a good beer but unfortunately not worth $10 per bottle. Three Floyds really knows how to push beers for a lot of money since there are many west coast beers that kick their asses for less money.

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Photo of Wildman
3.97/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer poured a clear dark amber color and formed a very small bubbly white head that left little lace. Very little carbonation is present. An aroma of malt, hops, lightly of caramel and pepper. The flavor was of malt, grapefruit, a touch of caramel with the pepper still hinting in the background. The body is medium light and the finish is slightly astrigent, yet sweet. A good beer, but not worth the cost in my opinion, but I suppose is getting to be the average for this brewery.

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Photo of TurdFurgison
4.67/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This was a 650mL bottle ($12.99 in Ohio), poured into pint glasses for me and my wife. After trying it I wished I wasn't sharing it, this stuff was so good.

The beer is copper colored, just a hint hazy, with a thin but attractive light tan foam. The aroma is all 3F hops, strongly similar to Dreadnaught but possibly just a little hoppier. The taste is intense and just perfect for a DIPA, excellent balance of malt sweetness and bitter pungent grapefruity hops, with the center of gravity lying strongly in the hops court. So good, I hope they make it a regular offering (but at a price no higher than Dreadnaught, which could stand to shave a few dollars if you know what I mean). The beer has a thick body, giving a physical presence worthy of the taste. Absolutely drinkable for me, as I suspect it will be for any lover of citrusy and malty DIPA's.

Delicious but painful to buy, very much appreciated. And the label is really cool too, all the 3F "characters" minus DL as seen on the wall in the 3F brewpub.

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Photo of far333
4.36/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Crystal clear, orangey copper colored, with a low off-white head that barely rises and lays down quickly.

Big aroma of sweet tangerines and honey.

Bright flavor of floral hops, sweet tangerine, toffee and marshmallow, turning quickly to grainy brown sugar, followed shortly by piney hop bitter, and nearly simultaneously sending warm currents to the cheeks and tongue. Surprisingly hoppy for a strong ale, but it totally works for me. I like a good balance of malt and hops and this one sure does it well.

Mouthfeel is a little watery, not too carbonated. Very drinkable despite the strength, this is a very tasty beer. Good sipper. Thanks for autumnaldave for surprising me with this one.

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Photo of kirok1999
4.05/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

High hopes for this one. Pours a hazy, unfiltered dark orange/bronze. Little head and just a little sticky lacing. The smell jumps out of the bottle and strikes my nose before it hits the glass. Grapefruit, pine, grass, malt.
Taste is smooth and somewhat similar to Dread, yet more malty and slightly more bitter in the aftertaste. The citrus notes are all FFF, well balanced with malts. I've sat for over 5 minutes and the bitter aftertaste is still present.
Mouthfeel is lush and thick, almost chewey.
Don't know if I would drink too much of this. It's interesting but not my favorite Strong Ale.

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Photo of brewcrew76
4.32/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very nice label.

A - Pours a slightly hazy orange with a very thin white frothy head.

S - Tropical fruits, pineapple & grapefruit. Sweet caramel is apparent underneath the fruity hops.

T - Juicy hops and a caramel malt sweetness with a lingering bitterness. The hops are grapefruit and tropical fruits with a slight alcohol presence.

M - Thick and chewy with a slight resiny feel and mouth drying bitterness in the finish.

D - A little more bitter, not as well rounded and a touch of alcohol compared to Dreadnaught but a very tasy beer in its own right.

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Photo of mcallister
4.09/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a candy apple red/orange with fiery perplexings. Head is loose and flimsy and fades rather quickly into large bubbles reminiscent of pissing in the ocean.

The Floyds have done it again, nose on this beer screams grapefruity citrus enchanted hop character. Very resiny with a bit of pine underlying the grapefruit intensity. Some caramel and hints of alcohol lay in the far reaches. This is one of the best smelling brews I've witnessed in some time. Peach and tangerine as well with some mango mixed in. Very very nice and somewhat sweet.

Very hoppy and bitter on the finish. A gritty resiny hop bitterness that screams tannin. Really chewy. This is a fine beer except for what seems to be a lacking mid palate. Which may be the over hoppiness of the beer, maybe a few months will bring this together and bring out the middle. Nice burning in the chest as well.

Grapefruit bubblegum comes to mind on the initial taste and than hints at mango, tangerine, peach and apricot. Some caramel malt but I think a little more would have helped things tremendously. Otherwise a delicous beer that I can't wait too try and review again in about six months.

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Photo of neonbrown82
4.34/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Three cheers to Three Floyds, and congratulations on ten years! May the next ten years be just as great (if they don't close down tomorrow, heheh)!

The beer pours to a brilliant amber color. Crystal clear with a decent carbonation. The head is a little thin, though at 10.5% it is to be expected. Subsequently, retention could be better, as could be the lacing. The color is so pristine and clear, however, that it still looks beautiful. While on the subject of appearance, the label art is great. The Three Floyds bottles are some of the top favorites in my bottle collection, and this probably the coolest. The label replicates the Last Supper with the Three Floyds characters, just like the poster that hangs over the tap room at the brewpub.

The smell is great. The hops are dominating, as to be expected. Has a great bitter pine resin aroma along with some grapefruit. A little bit catty. Has a surprisingly balanced malt profile. Light caramel, pale and aromatic malts, and plenty of them.

The taste is very good as well. Very faithful to the aroma. A tad bit sweet up front with a resounding piney bitterness, along with some grapefruit. Chinook and Simcoe? Maybe Summit? A hint of alcohol in the flavor. Lingers for quite some time. Reminds me very much of Bell's HopSlam, though it is obviously stronger, a little bit more bitter and piney, and maybe slightly less catty; and while I'm playing the comparison game, I just don't see any resemblance whatsoever to Dreadnaught, as some of the other reviewers have mentioned. Way more bitter and alcoholic, and far less juicy and drinkable. The malt profile is a little more abundant as well, and a little more doughy.

The body is quite full, and the carbonation seems a bit subdued. Huge bitterness and a little bit grassy and catty. A little more alcohol flavor than I would usually care for in a beer. That being said, it's quite easy to drink. I'm surprised there's not more hype about this beer. I will probably get more if I can, if only to spread the word a bit more via trades. Oh, and I would like to drink some more too, of course.

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Photo of orbitalr0x
4.29/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I ran out to pick up this brew after hearing about it. The 22oz bomber pours into my glass a wonderful slightly hazy orange color with a small white head that leaves a bit of sticky lacing as it falls. Aromas blast out of the glass with huge citric, tropical hops. Grapefruit runs wild with some pine resin undertones. Pineapple, mango, lychee...I'm seriously not making these up! Sweet caramel lies underneath the massive blanket of green hops. Fresh, bright, enticing. Damn this just smells so good. On par and even possibly better than Dreadnaught.

First sip brings a smooth, slick caramel malt upfront that in a split second is overtaken by a cascade of vibrant hops. Huge citrus flavors including orange and grapefruit along with some pine and floral notes as well. Tropical fruit comes through in the flavor again with some pineapple noticeable. Flows down with a great slick, smooth body that gives the brew a tasty twist. Bitterness makes itself quite known on the back of the palate and lingers after each sip. A damn tasty brew to be had here with no real noticeable alcohol.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied and quite smooth with steady carbonation. There's a silkiness as it flows down that must be thanks to the oats in this one. Quite easy to drink for such a big brew. A few bombers of this and I'd be in trouble! Kudos to 10 years of brewing at Three Floyds and here's to 10 more with continued success. Recommended for sure.

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Photo of MrMcGibblets
4.02/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

this was a clear deep amber in the snifter glass with a huge nose. citrus, toffee, caramel, along with resiny herbal (rosemary, anise, sage?) and fruity notes. malt sweetness is quickly overpowered by the intense hop bitterness of 100 IBUs, and you can believe it is 100 IBUs once you taste it. this seemed far more bitter than the dreadnaught. i'm at the point where alpha king doesn't seem very bitter so this one really threw me. i think they intended for this beer to be able to age, seems like it might improve with some time in the cellar. big-bodied and viscous, the lighlt carbonation struggles to break through in this one. long, long, lingering finish. warming alcohol cums thru after the hop bitterness clears out. if you are a hophead, this one is for you. this huge beer is definitely a sipper at this abv. honestly, you can't really have more than a small sip at a time, which is probably a good thing. bought a bottle for the road as this has possibly the coolest label i've ever seen-it's the work of art by chris berg that has many of their beer icons that hangs above the bar. my only complaint is that they covered up the slave girl's nipples on the bottle. blasphemers!!!

from bottle after 1.5 years in the cellar: head not as impressive, some phenolic/minty notes in the aroma and a bit of alcohol noticeable. big, bracing, sharp hop bitterness still there.

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Photo of emerge077
4.05/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a deep reddish-orange jewel tone, with a finger of frothy foam.

Restrained fruity aroma that isn't quite as tropical as Dreadnaught. Becomes like a sticky pine sap later in the glass.

Tastes similar to a particular notorious DIPA from this brewery. A little caramel maltiness way in the background, but the juicy, resiny hops take centerstage. Dry bitter hops stretch into the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel is lush, very smooth...medium bodied and slightly syrupy. ABV is hidden, but just barely. Easy to put down the bomber in a sitting, it would make a nice companion to Dreadnaught in a session.

Happy 10th anniversary dudes...

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Photo of niall
4.2/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

[Bought at what used to be Buy Low on Clark and Foster]

Served after an hour or so out of the store's cooler in a pint glass, and paired with some beef kibbeh balls and fresh, spicy harissa from the Middle Eastern grocer down the block.

The color is a lovely orange rust, perfect for those beer porn photographs that grace the cover of BA magazine. It glows in sunlight, but my fingers are hazy shadows when spied through the glass; I'm in for quite a ride, I think. The pale beige head's retention and lacing are short-lived, and carbonation looks subdued, with a few bubble-chains rising leisurely to the fading head.

The smell is bog-standard Three Floyds, to my nose. That grassy hop they use in all of their beers dominates, followed by sweet heat. If you like other 3F brews, you'll find this comfortably familiar.

Dreadnaught tastes like grapefruit juice to me, which is a good thing some days, and not on others. Resplendence packs a hop wallop, but has a strong, sweet malt profile to balance it out. I find it hard to drink beers like these unaccompanied. Spicy foods, like harissa, complement the sweetness and persistent alcohol burn very well indeed!

Carbonation is light, tight and teasing, and the body is firm, but not viscous, like Dogfish Head's 120 is.

I had no trouble finishing this 22oz bomber, though I reckon I'm shot for the afternoon, now. I'm glad I bought two, and I'll likely buy more for those nights when I just want to watch a movie and probably fall asleep in the chair.

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Photo of Viggo
4.47/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a slightly hazed amber/orange, very thick white head forms, huge lacing, great retention, looks nice! Smell is all 3F, very piney like Dreadnaught, sweet caramel, grapefruit, bit of alcohol, some light fruits, very powerful hopping, nice. Taste is very sweet and malty, very grapefruity, pineapple, pine, nice balance, the alcohol is very well covered. Mouthfeel is medium to full bodied, close to syrupy, low carbonation, very drinkable. Similar to Dreadnaught, but balanced moreso towards the malts. Very enjoyable, and unmistakenly 3F. Very good Anniversary beer as it totally encompasses their style. Great beer!

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Fantabulous Resplendence X Anniversary from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.11 out of 5 with 151 ratings