Region Riot | 3 Floyds Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Malt Liquor

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.10%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
This delightful malt liquor was brewed to celebrate the equally delightful "Region" that we brew in. Brewed with a portion of Indiana corn, this is what a malt liquor should be.

10 IBU

Added by Wadsey on 09-06-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
70
Reviews:
14
Avg:
3.53
pDev:
16.43%
 
 
Wants:
9
Gots:
3
For Trade:
0
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3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

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3.15/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of emerge077
3.65/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Draft served in a goblet. Hazy pale straw gold, thin broken skim, spotty lacing on the side sipped from. Looks alright, smells pretty sweet, but that's to be expected.

Sweet and grainy, yeasty with grape notes, sweet corn.

A little bit overly sweet, but clean enough. Corn, grain, yeasty fruitiness. Honey orange shortbread cookies. Creamy feel... clean, no fusels or any of the typical nasty connotations of the style. Light bitterness fades in and out. Don't let it get too warm though.

Gets da job done dere. Region rats mount up... put dis shizz in 40's!

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Photo of womencantsail
3.46/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On-tap at Pizza Port Carlsbad

Pours a pale yellow color with a short lived white head. Smells like malt liquor. Really sweet and simplistic aroma. Sugar and corn with a bit of cereal and not much "real" malt aroma. Some sweet fruit esters, though. The sweetness dominates the flavor, too. Sugar, apples, cereal, and corn make up most of it. No hop flavor or bitterness to speak of.

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Photo of TMoney2591
3.08/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Served in a snifter at The Firkin.

Nice, another craft malt lickah to torture my tongue with. It pours the color of Death's horse from Revelation topped by a finger of lightly dusty white foam. The nose comprises bleached wheat, corn syrup, corn starch, white bread, sweet flowers, and dried grass. The taste holds notes of corn syrup, sweet grass, marshmallow, sweet flowers, light menthol, white bread, and an awful lot of bleached wheat and flour. It's sweet, syrupy, and dry all at the same time. Wow. The body is a heavy-feeling medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a lightly syrupy feel. Overall, definitely one of the better lickahs I've had, but there's just too much corn- and wheat-sweetness for me to ever really enjoy this stuff.

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4/5  rDev +13.3%

Photo of MasterSki
3.71/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at Three Floyds. Served in a half pint glass.

A - A finger of white foam settles to a partial cap and thick collar, leaving behind splotchy lace. Lightly hazed dark urine yellow color.

S - Zesty and slightly skunky herbs, some corn cob but surprisingly low sweetness for a malt liquor. There's a touch of lemon, as well as some bready malt and yeast character. Somewhat understated, even when warm.

T - Taste is again fairly bland. Lightly sweet lager, with some corn and sugar cookie sweetness. Finishes surprisingly clean. Hops drop off completely from the aroma.

M - Pleasant moderate carbonation supports a surprisingly light and refreshing body. Alcohol isn't noticeable at all.

D - It's an easy drinking malt liquor that isn't overly flavorful. However, the alcohol is masterfully disguised and there aren't any of the off-flavors that you typically get from malt liquors. Superior to most malt liquors I've had, but not in the top tier either.

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3/5  rDev -15%

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4/5  rDev +13.3%

Photo of enelson
3/5  rDev -15%

Photo of jschott75
3.25/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ADTaber
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of mynie
3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

Photo of AgentZero
3.21/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Pale, straw colored beer with a bit of a white head that left just some minor spots on the sides.

S - A lot of sweetness, with some corn. Not really getting much else on there, no real hop presence to speak of.

T - It tastes pretty smooth, alcohol is hidden. Tastes like sweet grains and a bit of corn syrup. Pretty boring, but not bad.

M - Pretty light, a little bit of a syrupy feel. Softer carbonation.

O - Not bad for a malt liquor. The beer had a very warming effect on my stomach, which was unexpected and just went to show how well the alcohol was hidden. Got a little too sweet at the end, but no real complaints.

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Photo of notchucknorris
3.75/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Pizza Port Carlsbad

A: Pale golden color with a thin white head.

S: Very sweet and malty with hints of corn flakes/corn pops and grain.

T: Again, a little too sweet, but smooth with just the right amount of corn and grain to the flavor. Slight hints of hops on the finish, but mostly just grain and slightly bready malt. Tastes wrong but somehow also right, if that makes any sense.

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Photo of Sean9689
3.33/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On-tap at FFF.

A - Pours a clear light yellow color, thin ring, wisps on top.

S - Big malty sweetness, caramel, hay. Lots of sweetness, very little/if any hops.

T - Big on the malts and sweetness (duh), caramel, wheat/hay, slight herbal/medicinal finish.

M - Light to medium, good carbonation, dry finish.

O - One of the better malt liquors...I need a brown bag for my glass. Not going to have again, but had to give it a try.

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3.54/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of cd34
3.69/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Chuckdiesel24
2.9/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of PBRmeasap1980
3.12/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of AleWatcher
4.25/5  rDev +20.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

On tap at FFF.
Served in imperial nonic pint.

"this is what a malt liquor should be..."
-FFF menu description of the beer

I like this. Sure, it isn't as hopped up as other FFF beers, but it Ian meant to be.
Some lactose-like sugar and boiled corn reminds me slightly of creamed corn-- but it isn't bad (I'm afraid that description has people fearing the worst).
The alcohol is well hidden, and only slightly makes an appearance as this warms to room temp. The nose is mild and easy onthe senses.
The body is well carbed with a little oily quality.
The beer itself is pale yellowy golden with a small white head that left frothy bubbles and lace.
Overall: this is a very solid malt liquor. If you were looking to get fucked up, this would certainly be a contender.

It's a malt liquor, and rated as such, it scores pretty well. Of course, I am a bit of an FFF fanboy, so tale my review with a grain of salt.

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4.5/5  rDev +27.5%

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2.75/5  rDev -22.1%

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3/5  rDev -15%

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3/5  rDev -15%

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Region Riot from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
3.53 out of 5 based on 70 ratings.
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