Live A Rich Life | 3 Floyds Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
3 Floyds Brewing Co.
Indiana, United States | website

Style: Belgian IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.50%

Availability: Summer

Notes / Commercial Description:
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.

Added by AleWatcher on 06-03-2011

BEER STATS
Reviews:
144
Ratings:
895
Avg:
4.23
pDev:
9.22%
 
 
Wants:
119
Gots:
162
For Trade:
4
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Reviews by thydarkprevails:
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4.57/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22 oz bomber poured into a duvel tulip. Pours a copper amber orange with a thick 2 inch off white head that slowly recedes and leaves great lacing. Aroma is tropical fruit. Pineapple, grapefruit, mango, lemon, fresh cut grass, earth, bread, and caramel. Super complex, maybe one of the most complex DIPA's as far as aroma goes. Taste is similar. Lots of pineapple, mango, grapefruit, lemon, and a hint of Belgian yeast. Mouthfeel is medium and chewy and alcohol is well hidden. This is like dreadnaught with Belgian yeast. Awesome beer.

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Photo of BrewUSA
4.36/5  rDev +3.1%
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~

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4.47/5  rDev +5.7%
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!

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Photo of don1481
4.16/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

22 oz poured into glass.

Appearance: Hazy, milky amber that is pretty opaque with a good amount of bubbles. Off white head leaves some good lacing on the glass.

Smell: Citrus hops like most big IPAs. Pine notes. It smells tasty.

Taste: Milky and citrus. Interesting. Refreshing.

Mouthfeel: Crisp. Smooth. Slight pine after taste.

Overall: Glad I grabbed the last bottle of this. Definitely worth it.

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4/5  rDev -5.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of warnerry
4.26/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours a beautiful clear deep copper color with three fingers of creamy tan head. Head has great retention and leaves nice rings of lacing. A steady stream of carbonation rises.

S - Big citrus hops aroma, with grapefruit and orange zest. Also a bit of pine, some caramel malt and only faint Belgian yeast. The caramel malt adds a definite sweetness to the aroma.

T - Lots of citrus. Not just hop bitter citrus, but some juicy citrus as well. Taste is quite floral and somewhat sweet. Bitterness is assertive, but not overpowering. Very nice.

M - Medium, creamy mouthfeel with a bitter dry herbal finish.

O - Very nice. The Belgian aspect is pretty muted, but this is a nice DIPA.

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3.89/5  rDev -8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.5/5  rDev -17.3%

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5/5  rDev +18.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

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5/5  rDev +18.2%

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4.39/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

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4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

Photo of rsquared59
4.55/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Awesome Belgian yeast and hops!

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4/5  rDev -5.4%

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4.8/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

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

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