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3 Floyds Brewing Co.
Indiana, United States
Imperial IPA
Ranked #1,044
Ranked #5,321
4.16 | pDev: 8.65%
Jan 03, 2023
May 27, 2022
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Notes: A categorically big Double IPA brewed to honor our little friends and their clandestine meetings. Intensely bitter with notes of citrus, grapefruit and orange marmalade.
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Rated: 4.02 by SierraFlight from Virginia

Jan 03, 2023
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Reviewed by ScruffySouthpaw from New York

4.14/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Served in a Tulip from the can.

Appearance: Semi hazy ber color with a white head which rose half a fingers length off the body. Medium bubbles to the frame which settles quickly.

Smell: caramel aroma. Hits the nose softly. You feel the hops accompanied with a warm cane sugar note.

Taste: Has a complex hip feel, you taste slight sugar and sweety malt in the brew. Oatmeal and lightly hoppy.

Mouth: Soft carbonation, sticky body which comes off a touch dry.

Overall: Drank this so many times and did t realize I never reviewed it. Honestly it's an awesome beer. West Coast style mixed with slight warmer new England feel.
Nov 28, 2022
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Reviewed by edthehead from Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Draft pour into a pint glass.
Hazy clean orange gold appearance with moderate head and good retention. Nose is peach pineapple tangerine. Taste is the same with a balanced malty sweetness, and hop oils. Mouthfeel is full, creamy, and moderately carbonated. Great DIPA.
Nov 08, 2022
Rated: 4.22 by Curt3 from New Jersey

Oct 16, 2022
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Reviewed by NeroFiddled from Pennsylvania

4.04/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
3 Floyds Brewing Co. "Cat Date"
16 fl. oz. can "PKGD on 05/31/22" and smpled on 10/06/22
$5.49 @ Total Wine & More, Cherry Hill, NJ

Notes via stream of consciousness: So what is "Cat Date"? It's a double IPA at 9.5% ABV... that's all it says, well, except for "A categorically big Double IPA brewed to honor our little friends and their clandestine meetings." I hope it doesn't taste like tuna. It's poured a very hazy deep golden body beneath an inch and a quarter of densely foamy off-white. The aroma is not that bright, even for a double IPA where the malt tends to cover up some of the hops. I'm getting some orange, a hint of pine, some apricot, and bready malt but that's about it. Of course aroma isn't usually the strong suit of a double IPA so let's give it a taste. There's a little more to it there but nothing that'll really open your eyes. I'm going to say tangerine, apricot, apple, pine, papaya, and some peppery spiciness and earthiness. The alcohol is noticeable as well, although that certainly doesn't bother me in a double IPA at 9.5%, I pretty much expect it. It's solidly bitter and it finishes dry, peppery, earthy, piney, and fruity. It lingers for a long time until just the bitterness remains. It's a little bit on the acidic side which is odd, but that might be from the acids in a whole lot of hops. In the mouth it's medium-full in body and gently crisp. The head held up well and it's left some very nice lacing behind. All in all I find it decent enough, and if you like your IPAs to have some bitterness to them, the way they used to be, this one's got that. It's good but it's not great.
Review #8,294
Oct 06, 2022
Rated: 4.02 by Wizzle32 from Pennsylvania

Sep 30, 2022
Rated: 4.19 by hozersr from Pennsylvania

Sep 30, 2022
Rated: 4 by buzzy from Pennsylvania

Sep 16, 2022
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Reviewed by GratefulBeerGuy from New Hampshire

3.97/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
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3 Floyds Brewing

IPA - Imperial/Double

Boozy bitter pine and husky citrus hops are huge. It's a big deal, fat amber malty backbone to support it's Beasty nature. Sour, sappy pine earthy tones all over the place. The car NIP or bees knee's.

Purchased at Elm St Market >

Sep 14, 2022
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Rated by NCSapiens from Indiana

4.1/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Good double ipa but unmemorable by three Floyd’s standards.
Sep 14, 2022
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Reviewed by Franziskaner from Missouri

4.03/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Copper colored with excellent clarity. There’s a quarter inch of densely packed, tightly packed and closely knit brown on top. Heavy lacing. The aroma is of melon, lime, and melon. I’m tasting catty hops with earthy melon, lemon, and lime. The mouth is resinous, very sticky, and dry.
Sep 10, 2022
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Reviewed by hman43 from North Carolina

3.91/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75
Look: It pours a golden orange with an off white head. Head retentions in excellent.

Smell: It has citrus aromas that feature orange with low grapefruit in the background.

Taste: It has strong orange marmalade flavors with citrus and grapefruit. Alcohol is noticeable.

Feel: It has a medium body with some slickness on the palate in the finish. It has pleasant alcohol warming.

Overall, a bit heavy on the palate with some strong hop flavors.
Sep 09, 2022
Rated: 3.75 by khargro2 from Tennessee

Sep 07, 2022
Rated: 4.17 by TheManiacalOne from Rhode Island

Sep 03, 2022
Rated: 4.25 by heysuz from Indiana

Sep 03, 2022
Rated: 4 by brittanylicious from Indiana

Sep 03, 2022
Rated: 5 by Shan-man from New Jersey

Aug 25, 2022
Rated: 4.29 by ummswimmin from New Jersey

Aug 23, 2022
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Reviewed by Shiredave from New York

3.97/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
16 oz. can, date on the bottom is too tiny to read and at 9+% who cares.
Dedicated to cats I guess.
I like cats but, they're not dogs so... whatever.
Pours beautifully, a hint of chill haze, light amber color, dense white head that never flagged and left speckles of lace behind it's slump.
The aroma would be my only dis - weak for 3F's but still with the signature malt -hop balance of caramel notes and mild citrus.
The flavor was timid up front when cold but filled out as the beer came up to temp.
Rich and malty. creamy malt blending with sharp acid hop bite that carries through to the end.
Body is medium - full, undermined a bit by the dominant hot hop character.
Not as balanced, ie, malt forward as other 3F's IPA's but still a solid example from one of my favorite US breweries.
Finish is long and dry with a tickle of alcohol.
Aug 21, 2022
Rated: 4 by Guinnsslvr from Illinois

Aug 14, 2022
Rated: 4.29 by cwd from Kentucky

Aug 14, 2022
Rated: 2.37 by JustLikeMyDad from Michigan

Aug 09, 2022
Rated: 4.25 by Warren2621 from Indiana

Aug 05, 2022
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Reviewed by cjeep from Pennsylvania

3.98/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
great outfit, definitely a good beer. haven't seen it before so pleased to try it. flavor profile is a bit weird for me but ok. packaged 5/31/22, consumed 8/4/22.
L: from the can & it's a weirdly beautiful can
S: mostly sweet, orange and papaya.
T: starts sweet, then goes strongly bitter. like eating the citrus fruit then ending with a bite of the pith. comes off interesting but odd on my palate.
F: smooth, rich
O: i like it but now and again rather than a regular part of the rotation.
Aug 05, 2022
Rated: 4.25 by Gkruszewski from New York

Jul 29, 2022
Rated: 4.5 by ryancl from Minnesota

Jul 28, 2022
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Reviewed by jzeilinger from Pennsylvania

4.19/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Canned on: 05-21-22

A - Clear dark gold pour with frothy creamy, lacing and moderate carbonation.

S - Citrus and orange dominate the nose with orange being the dominate aroma.

T - A slight sweet malt base gets quickly buried with citrus, some orange, and red grapefruit bitterness. Ends slightly on the more bitter side with some lingering citrus bitterness.

M - Big body that's thick and silky with a semi-dry finish. Dry on the back of the tongue and wet around the front of the mouth.

O - I'm really impressed with this beer, especially at two months old. It's held up really well with some nice bitterness. I'd buy this one again.
Jul 27, 2022
Rated: 4.14 by dbrauneis from North Carolina

Jul 23, 2022
Rated: 4.24 by metter98 from New York

Jul 23, 2022
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Reviewed by VABA from Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Pours a hazy golden color with a nice head and lacing
Aroma has malt, citrus and tropical hints
The taste the nose with a malt, citrus and tropical flavor
A medium bodied well carbonated beer
A good IIPA
Jul 22, 2022
Rated: 4.9 by FoggyHead

Jul 21, 2022
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Reviewed by harrypowers from Massachusetts

4.19/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Pours a hazy golden color with a tall long lived head with a lot of lacing.

Smells of grassy hops with some citrus.

Tastes of slightly dank bitter hops and tart grapefruit. Some sweeter citrus and melon tastes come out as one's glass.warms up. There is a boozy warmth to the finish.

Medium body and light carbonation. Dry mouthfeel.

This complex brew leans to the tart and bitter side with some juicy offsets.
Jul 21, 2022
Rated: 4.01 by npendres from Wisconsin

Jul 16, 2022
Rated: 4.25 by paulish from New York

Jul 16, 2022
Rated: 4.37 by meanmutt from Ohio

Jul 16, 2022
Rated: 4.5 by seakayak from Massachusetts

Jul 12, 2022
Rated: 4.27 by cd34 from Illinois

Jul 12, 2022
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Reviewed by BikeChef from District of Columbia

4.19/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
An old school DIPA that you don’t see many of anymore. 3 Floyds knows what they are doing with this style. Pine, melon, citrus; big caramel-y malt backbone (brings me back to 2012!). Have had a few 3F DIPAs lately, since they now are distributed to the east coast— this is up there with Dreadnaught.
Jul 09, 2022
Rated: 4.23 by mdaschaf from Indiana

Jul 08, 2022
Rated: 4.25 by aasher from Indiana

Jul 08, 2022
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Beer rating: 92 out of 100 with 59 ratings