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%
 
 
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119
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

650ml bottle, dated 2/17/2014, poured into a Three Floyds' Teku glass.

The beer pours a hazy, copper orange color with hues of amber and a nice, thick, foamy white head, about 2 fingers high that has moderate retention and leaves a decent amount of spotted lace behind. The aroma is juicy, fresh fruit, tangy citrus, strong sweetness from the malt, but also an intense bitterness that brings out some pine and earthy tones, playing off the citrus peel. Alcohol is definitely potent here, but not astringent and off putting. The flavors match up and definitely improve upon the nose, the fruit flavors are great, tropical and juicy, lots of mango and passionfruit, tangy grapefruit with some orange peel in there as well, amply bitter with some strong piney earth flavors, sappy and resinous that go well with the juicy qualities that greet the tongue. Strong, sticky malt and sweet alcohol dominate the finish, but aren't too out of line, a nice counterbalance to the hops. The body is sticky, full and coats the mouth well, the carbonation is lower on the spectrum but still lively with a crisp and dry finish.

Verdict: I've been enjoying bombers of this beer since the 2/17 release and it's showing no signs of slowing down, which is admirable considering how quickly many of the IPAs from Three Floyds begin to wilt. It's definitely a maltier beer than what fits the FFF stereotype, but it's still a great hoppy beer and one of the fruitier IPAs they've made. The belgian yeast adds a great level of intrigue to this and it's not one to be missed, easily one of the better Belgian IPAs on the market.

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Live A Rich Life from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
4.23 out of 5 based on 902 ratings.
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