Cimmerian Sabertooth Berzerker
3 Floyds Brewing Co.

Cimmerian Sabertooth BerzerkerCimmerian Sabertooth Berzerker
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From:
3 Floyds Brewing Co.
 
Indiana, United States
Style:
IPA - Imperial
Ranked #838
ABV:
9%
Score:
93
Ranked #3,461
Avg:
4.18 | pDev: 9.57%
Ratings:
858
Status:
Active
Rated:
Jan 21, 2022
Added:
Jan 14, 2012
Wants:
  60
Gots:
  212
SCORE
93
Outstanding
Cimmerian Sabertooth BerzerkerCimmerian Sabertooth Berzerker
Notes: In the seemingly endless cruelty, battle, and strife of the Hyborian age, a warrior has but two pleasures: Decimating one’s enemies in battle, and a horn of Cimmerian Sabertooth Berzerker to slake the thirst of victory.

100 IBU
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3.29 by TMoney2591 from Illinois on Jan 21, 2022
 
4 by fossage78 from Massachusetts on Feb 24, 2020
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4.13/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
by superspak from North Carolina

22 ounce bottle into tulip glass, bottled in 1/2014. Pours very hazy deep golden/orange/amber/light copper color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense and rocky cream colored head with fantastic retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Thick foamy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big red grapefruit, tangerine, lemon, lime, peach, pineapple, apricot, mango, honeydew melon, berries, citrus peel/rind, wood, onion, mint, peppercorn, pine, honey, caramel, brown sugar, toasted biscuit/dough, nuttiness, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of citrus/fruity/tropical/earthy hops and dark/bready malt notes with big strength. Taste of huge red grapefruit, tangerine, lemon, lime, peach, pineapple, apricot, mango, honeydew melon, berries, citrus peel/rind, wood, onion, mint, peppercorn, pine, honey, caramel, brown sugar, toasted biscuit/dough, nuttiness, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness. Light-moderate pine, citrus peel/rind, herbal, floral, woody, minty, peppery bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of red grapefruit, tangerine, lemon, lime, peach, pineapple, apricot, mango, honeydew melon, berries, citrus peel/rind, wood, onion, mint, peppercorn, pine, honey, caramel, brown sugar, toasted biscuit/dough, nuttiness, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a while. Awesome complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/fruity/tropical/earthy hops and dark/bready malt flavors; with an awesome malt/bitterness balance; and no cloying/astringent flavors after the finish. Lightly increasing dryness from lingering bitterness. Medium carbonation and fairly full body; with a very smooth, creamy/silky/bready/sticky, fairly resinous/rindy, and lightly slick/syrupy mouthfeel that is great. Mildly increasing warmth of 9% after the finish. Overall this is an awesome DIPA. All around awesome complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/fruity/tropical/earthy hops and dark/bready malt flavors; very smooth and dangerously easy to sip on for the big ABV, with the mellowly bitter/resinous/drying finish. Great soft feel for the ABV, and not overly aggressive. Feels like a lot of Warrior, Columbus, Chinook, and Summit. Very juicy, vibrant, dank, and earthy hops; with a large sized dark/bready malt backbone. Light residual sweetness with lingering resin dryness. A really enjoyable offering, and impressive style example. Held up extremely well for the age. Reminds me of SN Bigfoot a lot at this point, but already was expecting that.

Nov 12, 2019
 
4.18 by Griffith from Connecticut on Mar 21, 2019
 
4.09 by petrusek23 from Ohio on Jan 24, 2019
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3.66/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by macrosmatic from Florida

Thanks to maximumu13 for sending me this bottle! Reviewed from (very long-standing) notes. Poured from a 22 oz. bottle into a Cigar City Brewing pint glass.

A: Very hazy darkish gold with a good amount of visible carbonation. Forms a half-finger of eggshell-colored head that fades fairly quickly.

S: Bready sweet malts, pine resin and orange rind malts. I think I’m getting a touch of oxidation from this bottle as well, unfortunately.

T: A big bready malt sweetness and a punch of citrus pith and bitterness. Resinous hops along with the bitter underripe orange. Some ethanol sweetness. There’s big bitterness here, but balanced by the bready malts with bits of caramel within. The bitterness stays on the tongue with some ethanol burn at the end.

M: The body is a bit on the heavy side for style, and the carbonation is on the low side. The alcohol isn’t quite distracting, but it’s clearly noticeable.

O: Nothing terrible here, but it rather embodies what I don't prefer in DIPAs. A caramelly bready malt bill and prominent alcohol flavors just don't hit me right.

Jun 23, 2018
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3.88/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by Sparky176 from Florida

Heavy. Hoppy, real throat grabber until tongue coated. High gravity, thick, spicy, and sweet. Too much rye in recipe?

Apr 28, 2018
 
2.18 by antoines15 from Indiana on Apr 18, 2018
 
4.6 by ADKbeerguy from New York on Jan 28, 2018
 
4.22 by AyatollahGold from Indiana on Dec 10, 2017
 
4.25 by GreenBayBA from Wisconsin on Oct 31, 2017
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4.42/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
by tigg924 from Massachusetts

Pours hazy, orange-brown in color with 1/4 inch head. Get loads of Earl Grey tea with huge lemon, caramel, and Juicy Fruit gum. Medium-heavy bodied, low carbonation, dank and slightly bitter. I am really liking this beer. Of the thousands of beers I have had, I have to pause when I find something unique and this is just that. Not sure if I have had a beer like this. Interesting and well done...Better as it warms. One of the better beers I have had from Three Floyds...Should have gotten a second bomber.

Oct 14, 2017
 
3.51 by Chuckdiesel24 from Illinois on Oct 03, 2017
 
4.2 by mscudder from Georgia on Oct 02, 2017
 
4.6 by MJSFS from Florida on Sep 03, 2017
 
4.18 by LXIXME from New Mexico on Jun 12, 2017
 
4.2 by DubiousGopher from Nebraska on Jun 08, 2017
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3.96/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by Kbret from Indiana

The fruit really burst though on this one. The hops kinda over take the malty sweetness. However, both are prevalent. Very good beer but not my favorite style ipa.

Jun 01, 2017
 
3.5 by vfgccp from New York on May 27, 2017
 
4.23 by Mxsluis from Michigan on May 15, 2017
 
3.27 by BRami127 from Illinois on May 15, 2017
 
4.19 by Egotist from Illinois on May 05, 2017
 
4.19 by Biggiekrock627 from Maryland on Apr 08, 2017
 
4.31 by Dankacheese from Illinois on Apr 03, 2017
 
4.35 by Hopfenpeter from Maryland on Mar 10, 2017
 
4.16 by sposter4 from Pennsylvania on Feb 28, 2017
 
4.41 by maz from Illinois on Feb 28, 2017
 
4.19 by Luscious_Malfoy from Illinois on Feb 23, 2017
 
4.16 by MisterBookman from Illinois on Feb 23, 2017
 
4.48 by Mattwanek from Canada (SK) on Feb 20, 2017
 
4.75 by BellsFan from Michigan on Feb 12, 2017
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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by pathman from Ohio

2/4/17 bottle

Feb 04, 2017
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4.21/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by bwood06 from Wisconsin

My wife and I were returning home from Thanksgiving and 3 Floyd's was on the way and at a good time for an early dinner (finally!). I had been wanting to visit forever, but without success until this day.

This beer pours a cloudy, orangish amber color that displays a high carbonation and an off white, taupe, frothy head that dissipates slowly to a rocky layer with a neck. 4/5 The aroma is very tropical and features notes of pineapple, papaya, mango, passion fruit and tangerine. There is a light malt undertone that provides a dash of grainy sweetness, but the hop presence really dominates here. 4.25/5 The flavor is every bit as awesome and hoppy as the aroma. Tropical fruit notes of pineapple, papaya, mango, passion fruit, and tangerine all come out in a blend of tropical fruitiness and sweetness that keeps the bitterness from the hops to a moderate level that lingers moderately after swallowing. As the beer warms a bit of buttered white bread and sourdough bread both come out, balancing the hops and providing a bit of maltiness to the flavor. 4.25/5 A moderate carbonation burn hits the tongue from all over and leads into a medium body that features moderate dryness with a lingering dryness after swallowing. 4/5 This is really an awesome DIPA that is crazy fruity and just sweet enough to balance the hops and keep them from becoming overwhelming. Based on the flavors, I would say that the brewmaster(s) added the hops at the absolute perfect time to achieve this balance since I don't taste a ton of malty sweetness. 4.25/5

Feb 03, 2017
 
4 by Beef_Curtains from Ohio on Jan 02, 2017
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4.09/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by GuyFawkes from Illinois

Bottled 7/25/14; drank 8/13/14 @ the Yarchives.

Poured from the bottle into a glass.

Orange murkiness.

Eggshell head; frothy lace.

Grapefruit, orange & frost in the nose.

Medium thick mouthfeel.

Orange, mango & grapefruit in the flavor, but the finish is simply too bitter to enjoy them. Close, but no cigar.

Dec 30, 2016
 
4.08 by MooseBoose from Wisconsin on Dec 20, 2016
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4/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Marius from Netherlands

Bottle shared at August THT. Semi-hazy amber pour with a white head. Notes oftropical fruit, honey, grapefruit, onions. Medium body, smooth mouthfeel and a hop bitter finish.

Dec 11, 2016
 
4.19 by crownrl28 from Georgia on Dec 11, 2016
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3.97/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by tbryan5 from Louisiana

Not sure of the bottling date, but it was maltier than I was expecting. CSB was still a fantastic and enjoyable beer. Malty with a little hop bit at the end. A little spiciness was mixed in there as well. Definitely a full bodied beer. 3F left no doubt that this brew was a DIPA.

Dec 06, 2016
 
4.12 by zekeman17 from Pennsylvania on Dec 06, 2016
Cimmerian Sabertooth Berzerker from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 93 out of 100 with 858 ratings