Live A Rich Life | 3 Floyds Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
4.24/5
902 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

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
Ranking:
#906
Reviews:
144
Ratings:
902
pDev:
9.2%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
119
Gots:
162
Trade:
2
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Ratings: 902 |  Reviews: 144
Photo of SackBlabbath
3.69/5  rDev -13%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of aasher
3.7/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This beer pours a nice muddled copper in color with light cloudiness. It arrived with a one finger off white head which dissipated within a minute or so. It smells like an imperial version of Alpha King. It smells of light and resinous piny hops with a solid malt backbone. It tastes of sweet and resinous hops and there is little to no Belgian characteristics. Where's the yeast? It drinks medium in body and drinks decently for the abv. Its not what I wanted but its solid. The artwork is legendary, which is why they should bottle it!

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Photo of Beerandraiderfan
3.71/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to Marquette Nick (justanothergalen) for hooking this up at the Solar Eclipse party.

Pretty cool orange pour and 3/4" head, nice white small bubbles, really good retention. Aroma, not as massive hoppiness as I expected or hoped for, but its cool, still nice, still good, just not an American smack in the face like some FFF beers.

Still a decent amount of hops in the taste, mildly citrusy, tropical, but the malt and yeast really hit hard too. Dare I say, this is one of the most balanced, AND enjoyable beers under the ipa banner there is. Hides the alcohol well, carbonation is right on, bitterness is still pretty big, but like I said, still relatively balanced all things considered. Pretty complex, really has all the things people love about belgian yeast and American hops together. You know all those desciptors I'm talking about. Caramel, banana, clove, coriander, citrus, pine, grapefruit, etc. . .

A cool beer, but not really something I'm going to clamor for FFF to make again and again.

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Photo of jooler
3.72/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Date on bottle is 2/25/15

Dark copper color. Smell is pretty malty. Taste is malty with a slight bitterness. Going down the throat is crisp.

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3.74/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Live A Rich Life from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.24 out of 5 with 902 ratings
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