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Evil Power | 3 Floyds Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Double / Imperial Pilsner

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.20%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
A fortified European-style Pilsner lagered to perfection, brewed with Heavy Metal Warriors Lair of The Minotaur, in commemoration of their fourth full length release “Evil Power".

56 IBU

Added by aasher on 05-01-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#23,723
Reviews:
82
Ratings:
405
pDev:
12.03%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
32
Gots:
55
Trade:
1
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1/5  rDev -73.3%

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1.88/5  rDev -49.7%

Photo of MooreHopps
2.01/5  rDev -46.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Had this one on tap at the brewery.

Not sure about the initial head from this one, but it arrived to me with only a tiny cirle of foam around the edge of the glass with a line or two of bubbles rising from the bottom.

Color appears dark yellow /hazy orange...although it could have seemed darker thanks to the FFF gentlemen that felt it necessary to turn down the lights on a cloudy saturday afternoon to apparently "set the mood" in their pub. Very bready nose, thin and grainy.

I was hoping for the usually refreshing quality of the pilsner that I like but with a bolder taste...what I got was not so much. Huge amount of sweet malts, no cleansing bitterness I was expecting. Thick in the mouth and annoyingly sticks in the throat. Too sweet, too sticky, to malty.

Lair of the Minatour should stick to heavy metal and FFF should go back to making better beer. Glad this was only a 5 oz pour, I had enough.

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2.5/5  rDev -33.2%

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2.6/5  rDev -30.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

Tried on tap at Floyds 23 May 2011. Served in their bowtie glass, maybe 10 oz.

Small off white head lingers a bit. Well carbonated. Clear dark golden color. Malty mineral lemon aroma. Somewhat floral, quite bitter, almost aspiriny. Hint of lemon. Some malty sweetness but the floral bitterness dominates. Finish and aftertaste is lingering floral/aspirin. Med body, somewhat warming alcohol.

Did not really enjoy this one.

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2.75/5  rDev -26.5%

Photo of harrymel
2.88/5  rDev -23%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Got this as an extra from a DLD trade. Here we go:

A: pours a light golden lager with a single finger of white suddy foam which falls to a veritable sheet of the same with ascending collared grace. Excellent to brilliant clarity.

S: Smells of classic grainy pilsner. Catch includes a bit of metallic scents in there. Wishing for a bit more crispy final hop notes.

T: Tastes like a pilsner with corn added. Not impressed. The grain bill is evident, and simple.

M: Medium feel with moderate carb. Slightly dry on the finish.

O: This is an unimpressive beer for FFF. Imperial Pilsners can be so much more: hops and malts can take on beautiful and compex nuances. Too bad they were unable to make this happen.

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2.98/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Picked this bottle up at Dark Lord Day. After excitement, it fails to live up to expectations. Served in a Russian River pilsner glass.

Pour yields a mostly-clear golden-colored brew with a thin (for the style) white head and not much lacing. Some spots as it goes down, after a few swirls. The nose carries a bit of light grain and a very slight touch of floral hops. A bit bready. The flavor is all too bready without a real ho component to back it up. It seems like it's a bit stale, which I would expect to be the case had I not just picked it up at the brewery. Body is far too thick with a strong bready component. Hops are tertiary; I'm not sure what's secondary. Adequate carbonation but I can't get past the excessive body and lack of bitterness or anything resembling crispness. Not a fan, not a fan at all.

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2.98/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

I picked up a bottle of this at DLD 2011, $10 for a 22oz. The label is very cool, apparently an hommage to Lair of the Minotaur (Chicago area metal band).

It pours clear, a dark golden color, with a few fingers of short-lived foam. It smells bready, not as much floral hops as, say, Sam Adams Hallertau Pilsner or even DFH My Antonia. Some mild hops anyway, mainly the malts carry the aroma.

It tastes very sweet, overly sweet in my opinion, with a strangely thick body that was unexpected. I think this is one of those rare times that Three Floyds made a turd, this malt-heavy creation is too thick and sweet to be very drinkable. Evident alcohol too. No more please.

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3/5  rDev -19.8%

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3/5  rDev -19.8%

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3/5  rDev -19.8%

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3/5  rDev -19.8%

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3/5  rDev -19.8%

Photo of AgentZero
3/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A - Golden yellow beer with a white head that left some spots on the sides.

S - Some noble hops smell and some caramel malts. Smells like a bit of alcohol, not a ton going on.

T - Tastes much like many imperial pilsners, at a little too sweet and too hot.

M - Lighter bodied with a slight bit of syrup feel and lower carbonation.

O - Not real great, but most imperial pilsners are not. Pass.

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3/5  rDev -19.8%

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3/5  rDev -19.8%

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3/5  rDev -19.8%

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3/5  rDev -19.8%

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3/5  rDev -19.8%

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3/5  rDev -19.8%

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3/5  rDev -19.8%

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3/5  rDev -19.8%

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Evil Power from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.74 out of 5 with 405 ratings
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