Live A Rich Life
3 Floyds Brewing Co.

Live A Rich LifeLive A Rich Life
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Style:
IPA - Belgian
Ranked #2
ABV:
9.5%
Score:
94
Ranked #1,291
Avg:
4.25 | pDev: 9.18%
Reviews:
152
Ratings:
924
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3 Floyds Brewing Co.
 
Indiana, United States
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SCORE
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Notes: A collaboration/dedication ale brewed with our friend Urbain from the Belgian brewery De Struise, this intense Belgian-style double IPA was fermented with Urbain's special yeast and then an amazing amount of hops were added. This beer was brewed in loving memory of a former employee, Rich Sheppard, who passed away on 4.11.11. Art by Tommy Borst. Try this beer and enjoy the Rich life.

100+ IBU

Formerly served on draft as Shark Pants.
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mhksuccess from California

4.25/5  rDev 0%

May 02, 2014
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Beer-Revelry from Texas

4.47/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Poured into a Dogfish Head IPA glass.

A - 4.5 - Poured a nice dark honey gold, slightly unfiltered cloudiness. Nonexistent head potential, retention or lacing.
S - 3.75 - Lower rating on the smell. Had the nice bright bouquet of oranges, mango, hops and grapefruit I expected, but also a TON of not so welcome malt. Honestly thought I had bought an old beer at first (date was smudged)
T - 4.75 - The belgian styling makes the taste absolutely stellar. Has the big, full on hop profile you'd expect with a decent amount of sweetness and a sharp, bitter biting end, but it finishes clean, crisp and instantly. The sweetness doesn't make it syrupy and the bitterness doesn't linger. It finishes sharp and clean, making it a powerful, yet thirst-quenching DIPA.
F - Light bodied, very thin to me, but this works great with its clean and thirst quenching qualities.
O - 4.75 - What a damned fine brew, one of the better DIPA's I've had in a long time. Highly recommended!

Jan 12, 2015
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Korbynlehr from Kentucky

4.85/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Rich Life had me at 100 IBUs! The smell ignites the senses with the strength of the hops. I can't lie, My mouth began to water once I took a sniff. The color is a like caramel. The first taste made me think of gumball head, but has much more bite from the hops. I like this a lot and wish I could get it in a 6 pack.

Apr 30, 2016
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ClePaul from Ohio

4.36/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Look 9/10
Smell 18/20
Taste 36/40
Feel 8/10
Drinkability 17/20

Overall 88/100

Life a Rich life is a Belgian Style IPA that in thought was one of the stoopidest names ever.... Until I read on the side of the bottle that it was dedicated to a young gentleman named Rich Sheppard. It pours with an aggressive foamy bright white head. It looks translucent amber/orange... Reminds me of orange/cherry 'Jell-O' The taste isn't nearly as 'yeasty' as I expected. In fact, I wouldn't know it was a Belgian style at all init weren't on the bottle. Taste was very pine heavy, starts off extremely piney and finishes with a heavy dose of citrus, mostly orange, tangerine and Pineapple. Feel is rich and creamy. Rather light and crisp. While it is def worth seeking out. I will say a drawback for me is, the 'Soap' taste that some IPA's have. Overall, great brew by one of my fav breweries~

Nov 08, 2014
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lilnicky068 from Kentucky

4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

Jul 13, 2012
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IPAchris from Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

Mar 27, 2014
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dcmchew from Romania

4.31/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Aug 26, 2015
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CSQ1111 from Kentucky

4.32/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Apr 27, 2015
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jgluck from California

4/5  rDev -5.9%

Dec 17, 2012
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aussiebeer from Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Jun 19, 2015
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JaphyRyder from Indiana

4.68/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A - Deep orange/gold color with a sticky, half finger-head. Very beautiful!

S - Citrusy, sweet IPA aroma. Nothing overpowering. Subtlety seems to be 3F's thing when it comes to smell.

T - A sweet, citrusy front, with a slightly bitter, hoppy back. Went down smooth with it's fruitiness, tingled with its hoppiness, and confused with it's hidden yeast, in that order.

M - Great carbonation for an IPA, a bit foamy at first, a bit oily after it went down. The monsters of Munster did it again!

O - Perfection. An explosion of tastes without being overwhelming.

I've tried this once on tap out of a snifter and then found it again at a local's only brew fest. Please believe that I wore out my welcome at their tasting tent!

Jun 12, 2011
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braican from Massachusetts

3.44/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Jun 27, 2015
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Leiting from Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -17.6%

Oct 03, 2014
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brew3crew from Ohio

4.67/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at fff on father's day
a- hazy golden orange with a head that sticks around for a while
S-great fruity smell. I literally cannot get enough of it
T- this sets the standard for Belgian Ipas. So flavorful and complex. I want to take all of it home with me.
M-nice sweetness upfront with a bitterness that sits on the tounge.
O-great beer. They set the bar here

Jun 19, 2011
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WillieThreebiers from Connecticut

4/5  rDev -5.9%

Aug 11, 2014
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ralerwen from Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

Mar 14, 2014
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parris from Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Nice copper color, maybe 1/8 thick head

Everything you'd want in a Belgian IPA.

Banana and clove-y aroma and taste, also a bright and citrusy. When you are torn between a Duvel and a Sierra Nevada, and you happen to live in Indiana, this is definitely your best choice

Apr 07, 2016
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esullivan880

4.25/5  rDev 0%

Nov 14, 2012
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ToadiesForCody from Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev 0%

Jul 14, 2014
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TheSevenDuffs from Canada (ON)

4.38/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to Robbiemoy13 for this bottle. Poured in to FFF stemmed tulip.

A - Hazy medium amber with a big glow throughout. Two fingers of off white head that receded to a half finger. Good lacing.

S - Big bitterness up front with pine, citrus and floral aromas. A pretty prominent malt sweetness provides balance and adds caramel and candy-like aromas. No big Belgian qualities aside from the candy. Nice nose overall.

T - Sharp bitterness up front that immediately gives way to a big malt sweetness and caramel and candy flavours. Some good grapefruit and pine flavours are present from the hops. A slight spiciness in the finish. Excellent balance.

M - Medium body, creamy. Lots of tongue-coating hop oils. Light carbonation.

Jul 01, 2012
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lbriones5 from Michigan

4.25/5  rDev 0%

May 26, 2012
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DannyMac614 from Illinois

4.25/5  rDev 0%

Mar 03, 2014
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brooklynbrews from Uzbekistan

4/5  rDev -5.9%

Jun 10, 2012
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CraftEyeDoc from North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

Jan 24, 2013
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Viperman1316 from Indiana

4.25/5  rDev 0%

Mar 23, 2014
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Beer rating: 94 out of 100 with 924 ratings