Sand Pebbles | 3 Floyds Brewing Co.

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88
very good
140 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): 6.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
A strong American Brown ale with an aggressive hop presence. A manly beer named after the manly and quintessential Steve McQueen film. “Not your father’s brown ale.”

53 IBU

Added by mynie on 06-13-2009

BEER STATS
Ratings:
140
Reviews:
27
Avg:
4
pDev:
11.5%
 
 
Wants:
8
Gots:
2
For Trade:
0
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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On tap at Three Floyds over Christmas. Reviewed from notes.

Pours a moderate brown color with a good off-white head and some nice lacing on the way down. The nose carries some roasted brown malt, brown sugar, and a good pine-hop presence. Light chocolate as well. Flavor is more toward the chocolate and roast, though the hop bitterness comes through well. Medium body with a brisk bitterness and nice bit of roast. Very, very solid.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I had this on tap at the Brewpub.

A: This had a very dark, chewy center, with a frothy off-white head that had mucho retention.

S: This was the hoppiest friggin brown ale I've ever smelled. Imagine Alpha King with brown sugar.

T: This had a very grainy, gritty bitterness that washed over the palate in spades. Additionally, the citrus was infused with nuttiness, rather than the other way around (like some other browns that lean towards the hoppy side).

M: FFF doesn't produce a measly laced beer. The carbonation was fine, and this was creamy as hades.

O: Let's just hope Steve McQueen liked hops. Additionally, if you don't like your browns on the hoppy side, please stand clear. Otherwise, knock yourself out!

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Drank this on-tap while inhaling a hot dog after FoBAB at Bangers & Lace.

A - Brownish red color beer with a beige head that left some nice curtains and sheets down the side of the glass.

S - Chocolate, some hops. It's actually kind of sweet, with some sort of fruity honey or something in there.

T - Somewhat hoppy, but the focus is on the roasted and chocolate malts. Sweet and pretty easy to get down.

M - Medium bodied with good carbonation.

O - Not a bad beer, pleasant to drink and I enjoyed it with my hot dog. Not the biggest fan of browns, but this one was good.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

(Served in a tulip glass)
A- This beer has a crystal clear dense brown body with a thick creamy light tan head that last a good bit and a gentle carbonation that glides through the glass.
S- The green juicy hops are bright and earthy with a roasted malt note that comes through when the beer opens up a bit. T- The soft toasted brown malt gives way to a mild green pungent hop finish. There is a bit of a tangy coffee roasted malt flavor as the beer warms. The bright green hops and malt linger together in the finish just a bit.
M- This beer has a medium mouthfeel with no alcohol heat and a soft fizz note in the finish.
D- This beer is very drinkable and the soft roasted notes blend nicely with the juicy pungent hops. The fresh malt flavors are like chewing on the malt grain itself. Very easy to drink and I'm impressed Three Floyds dialed back the hops and made this good session beer.

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Sand Pebbles from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
4 out of 5 based on 140 ratings.
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