Popskull | 3 Floyds Brewing Co.

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178 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by ClockworkOrange on 01-26-2009

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
178
Reviews:
125
Avg:
4.02
pDev:
9.95%
 
 
Wants:
104
Gots:
17
For Trade:
3
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Photo of mattboyer182
4.21/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rodbeermunch
3.13/5  rDev -22.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Brown and red towards the edge, beige head under half an inch. Retaining the head or providing the lace didn't go so well for this one. Aroma was sweet, syrup, woody, spice rack, vanilla.

Taste was kind of a mess. A hodgepodge beer, throw a bunch of shit in that doesn't jive, brown malt, spice rack, cardamom, cumin, coriander, whatever. Too boozy. Too much dark fruit. Has the DFH hallmarks all over it.

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Photo of Kegatron
3.9/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of 22Blue
3.99/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of EDubLovesBeer
3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

Photo of zestar
4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of tectactoe
3.25/5  rDev -19.2%

Photo of GRG1313
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of dleiner
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of DIPAFAN
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of threedaggers
4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of ivorycannon
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of jegross2
2.75/5  rDev -31.6%

Photo of BucketBoy
3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

Photo of ncaudle
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of DRBiser
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of AngusOg
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of mikeincharleston
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of AlphaKingKegger
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of stakem
3.6/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Bomber into a matching FFF teku. The brew appears a very dark brown color with a finger of khaki head. Rising bubbles of carbonation maintain a thin film across the top of the brew. As the cap fades, it leaves some spots of lacing effect on the glass. A swirl revives about a finger back to the surface. When held to the light, the brew shows a brilliant color of ruby clarity through the body.

The aroma is a bit nutty blending with a grainy quality and a suggestion of chocolate covered raisins. There is almost a lactose sort of milky sweetness across the backend of the nose that fades into a faint oxidized touch. As it warms up, a bit more focus on dark fruity aspects emerge (plum, dates, more raisins) but it never smells like it is the listed 10% abv.

The taste pretty much reiterates the aromatics. Chocolate covered raisins, a hint of coffee bitterness blends into almost a milk chocolate sweetness. Some raisins, plums, prunes and dates. Some nutty grain flavoring persists into the aftertaste. Each time I take a sip, there is a hint of fruity alcohol flavoring but it never comes out in a way that suggests it is as strong as the label lists.

This is a medium to fuller bodied brew with a moderate amount of carbonation. It is pretty darn easy drinking for 10% but is lacking a bit in character. I am surprised by how linear this brew is. Pretty much just a strong brown ale with not much else to offer. I dont know how I let this much time slip by before opening this, perhaps it was better when fresh?

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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of thewimperoo
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of MordorMongo
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

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Popskull from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
4.02 out of 5 based on 178 ratings.
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