3 Floyds Brewing Co.

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New England IPA
Ranked #1,729
Ranked #13,827
4.04 | pDev: 5.2%
3 Floyds Brewing Co.
Indiana, United States
Reviews: 9 | Ratings: 26 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
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4.35/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Hazy golden sunshine color with a Velcro white head that clings to the glass like a dog that just spent two weeks in a kennel whilst its Mom & Dad went on vacation clings to them when they pick him/her up.

There’s strong citrus notes on the nose as well as a dank earthiness - and pine. That last component bodes well for this beer, IMHO.

The taste is led by grapefruit and pineapple in waves, but the back end of the taste is all resiny pine - literally a truckload of resiny pine that imparts a significant amount of bitterness to this “Nu Skool/Old School” IPA. It certainly looks like a NE-style IPA, but this beer will bite your nose off off with the bitterness it imparts for minutes after a pull.

This is the Three Floyds I love - the brewery that eschews industry trends and brews what it wants to brew. At 109 IBU’s this beer is indeed not normal.

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ovaltine from Indiana, May 17, 2020
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4.23/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

It pours cloudy, but that is the extent of its New England style. A very frothy head and mild lacing. Smell is more floral than fruity. The bitterness on the aftertaste overpowers the citrus forefront. I have seen some people compare this to a West Coast style, and I do not think that is inaccurate. Mouthwatering, medium bodied, definite alcohol presence. It is a damn good beer, even at over three moths old. I just don’t recall ever thinking “this is a good New England IPA.”

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mschrei from Illinois, May 16, 2020
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4.07/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Actually quite hazy, almost opaque orange, with a tall off-white foamy head settling to a fuzzy film leaving spongy lace all over.

While the look is New England, taste up front recalls classic FFF Midwest/West Coast IPA. Cannabis comes with a dank, bitter bite of pine resin and grapefruit rind as the medium frothy body comes to a chewy dry finish. However, it does begin to develop into something the Floyds aren't well know for. Taste begins to add some aspiriny mango in the exhale--it's no where near Monkish or Trillium levels, so in that regard it's less offensive, but it also indicates there's some true NE-style influence here. And actually, over time, it becomes juicier and more candy forward, like Smarties, coming a bit closer still to NEIPA, but more like a blend of the two styles than anything.

Basically being a hazy FFF IPA overall, I don't see it quite as a failure, even though it still doesn't really hit the nail on the head quite like the new guard. It's a solid beer overall, but I wouldn't classify it as NEIPA.

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Sabtos from Ohio, Mar 03, 2020
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4.14/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Taking the haze where few hazes has been before, the brewers of 3 Floyds team up with Amon Amarth and take a collaborative New England styled IPA to the drier and more bitter side.

Pouring the part, a hazy golden hue presents itself underneath a frothy, creamy cap. Sharper fruit aromas of citrus, tropical fruit and herb entice the nose with a fruity and dank array. A mild mannered sweetness makes first impressions with the lightness of pastry, cereal and scant honeysuckle flavors.

But as the ale washes the middle palate, any malty influence turns crisp, dry and refreshing immediately, seeming to share more in common with West Coast IPA than anything New England. Grapefruit, mango, pineapple and passionfruit dance brazenly on the tastebuds; all in their dried peel, pithy taste. A late palate of grassy bitterness is peppery, resinous and sharp once more with lemongrass, hay and herb.

Medium light in body, the drying track that the beer is on doesn't celebrate the full fruitiness of standard Hazy IPA, but its dry, crisp and refreshing bite certainly allows for much more drinkable session than "juicier" hazies do. A long after bite of sharp spruce lingers well into the next sip.

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BEERchitect from Kentucky, Mar 03, 2020
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4.22/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottled on 2/7/20. 12oz bottle poured into a tulip. Pours a hazy glowing golden; nice fluffy white head that falls leaving great thick retention and sticky lacing. The aromas are floral along with some tropical and citrus fruit. Some pineapple. Some bread and crackers. Malts do their thing. The flavors are bold. More pineapple along with some grapefruit. There's a nice amount of pine. Solid hop flavors. Strong hop bitterness, especially for the style. Malts do their thing without dominating. Finishes juicy and dry at the same time. Alcohol basically goes unnoticed for the most part. Mouthfeel is very nice. It's on the fuller side of medium-bodied with active carbonation. It's sharp, crisp, fluffy and smooth.

This is a great "New England IPA". I personally like this one more than alot of other examples of the style that I've tried. It's definitely more bitter than other NEIPAs. The hops shine. It basically has 3 Floyds' signature hop profile. The craftsmanship is on point. Well done. I really like it.

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BB1313 from Ohio, Mar 02, 2020
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4.34/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Three Floyds and hazy ipa, who would have thunk. Hati is somewhat of a less taxiing New England style that has all the great stuff. Juicy and bitter at the same time.

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Korbynlehr from Kentucky, Mar 01, 2020
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3.56/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy honey orange with a decent white head that falls away quickly leaving minimal lacing. Aroma is grapefruit, pineapple, lemon and pine. Flavor follows the nose with more bitterness than I feel a NEIPA should have. Not a bad thing just not to character. Feel is light bodied and well carbonated. Overall an average beer.

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AdmiralOzone from Minnesota, Feb 29, 2020
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4.09/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Look - Fantastic looking NE IPA! Hazy copper color with a big lasting white head and sticky lacing
Smell - pineapple grapefruit slight spice and bready
Taste - way more bitter than most NE's. pineapple grapefruit like the smell, some lemon and lemon grass possibly some dankness as well
Feel - medium body and carbonation
Overall - It looks and smells better than it taste. Just to bitter for the style and the flavors are just ok.

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3.9/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Tasted in a Spiegelau IPA glass from a 12 fl oz bottle on February 26, 2020. The third collaboration with the Mighty Amon Amarth. A very hoppy unfiltered IPA with loads of tropical and citrus aromas and flavors including pineapple, mango, lemongrass and grapefruit. Fuzzy feel with a bitter finish.

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Hati from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 90 out of 100 with 26 ratings