Live A Rich Life | 3 Floyds Brewing Co.

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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
Ratings:
902
Reviews:
144
Avg:
4.23
pDev:
9.22%
 
 
Wants:
119
Gots:
162
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2
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Photo of martyl1000
4.03/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Kinda odd. Good odd. The aroma is the star. But serious in every other way.

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

Photo of Webzombie
4.09/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Was really hesitant to get this as I am usually really hit (awesome) or miss (drain pour) on double IPAs. This one is strong as the ABV would suggest but is very drinkable and a tad boozy, but not overly boozy. Some double/imperial IPAs are just too much for me, but this one you can still taste the beer without getting overwhelmed by alcohol. Glad I picked it up.

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Photo of parris
4.75/5  rDev +12.3%
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

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Photo of ONUMello
4.37/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22oz bottle dated 2/26/16 poured into a FFF Teku glass
A: Dark orange, slightly hazy with a 1.5 finger head
S: Bold with pine/resin and tropical fruit from the hops backed up by nice Belgian yeast & black pepper notes
T: Bold freshly cracked black pepper initially, followed by a yeasty midpalate then the hops kick in on the finish
M: Fresh, crisp, balanced with no alcohol showing; somewhat spicy between the pepper & hop bitterness
O: Another one the folks at FFF knock out of the park. Nice to see how well they integrate the hops while keeping the Belgian yeast/style showing

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Photo of jzlyo
4.58/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Aroma is pine, cream/vanilla, sugar/candy/Belgian yeast and citrus. The flavor is citrus, Belgian yeast, vanilla/cream, malts and a mix of bitter, tart and slightly sweet funk in the finish. A style I don't care for, not surprised FFS made a really good one.

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Photo of Bingja18
3.97/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of npendres
4.95/5  rDev +17%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Photo of C_Adams
4.31/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of NappyB
4.26/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Caseyk1088
4.48/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of VABA
4.4/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Alphamale7
4.4/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of csustar001
4.45/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of mleahy180
3.93/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Immortale25
4.5/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a Duvel tulip. Bottleneck says Bottled On 02-10-16.

A- Pours a dark amber color with a 1/2 inch off-white head that retains very well before becoming a thick ring around the edge of the glass and a mostly full sheet of surface foam. Resilient lacing leaves thick solid ring behind.

S- Huge pineapple aroma is quite inviting.

T- Signature FFF house yeast character with a great punch of citrusy, resinous hops. Plenty of malt sweetness to balance out the hop flavor and the bitterness is not quite as intense as expected. Alcohol is superbly well hidden. The little bit of Belgian yeast presence that's there accentuates the hops' fruit character.

M- Somewhat sharp from the hops and even a bit sticky from the malt and residual sugars. Medium carbonation and a body leaning toward the lighter side.

O- FFF may be a one-trick pony but it happens to be a trick I'm complacent with revisiting again and again and again. So incredibly drinkable for the ABV and bursting with tasty hop goodness. The Belgian aspect is kind of lost on me here but I'm not deducting points simply because of how great the beer is regardless of whatever style in which it's being classified.

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Photo of zimm421
4.01/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a slightly hazy orange to amber with a fluffy white head. The nose is herbal hops, citrus and breadiness. The taste is spicy, with notes of oranges, grapefruit and a decent malty base. The mouthfeel is medium bodied, slightly sticky, with good carbonation. Overall, it's a good Belgian IPA that has nice complexities from the Belgian yeast, as well as a wealth of hop character throughout.

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Photo of scruffwhor
3.96/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of EuellGophar
3.98/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JustinSparks
4.18/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of gutbuster
4.29/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Gobearswalter34
4.54/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Pours a clear, rustic orange with a thin white head that leaves good lacing. No carbonation.
Smells of a wonderful combination of malt and hope of pine and fruit.
Tastes wonderful. A wonderful combo of hop, and malt, in which the yeast brings all together. A medium mouthfeel which is perfect. Another awesome FFF offering!

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Photo of Zonian1
3.84/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of riotontheroad
4.27/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

really balanced with exceptional gumball notes!

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Live A Rich Life from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
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