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Cimmerian Sabertooth Berzerker | 3 Floyds Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
4.18/5
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855 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#2,667
Reviews:
116
Ratings:
855
pDev:
9.57%
 
 
Wants:
60
Gots:
211
Trade:
3
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Ratings: 855 |  Reviews: 116
Reviews by DeFaz:
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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

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Photo of Sparty1224
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

Serving: 22 oz. bomber dated 7/25/14, poured into a Founder's pint glass.

A: Pour a very cloudy and hazy orange color. Faint 1/4 finger white head.

S: Pineapple, mango, tangerine, clementine.

T: Same as it smells, with pineapple and tangerine flavors dominating. Actually rather sweet for a DIPA. Has an almost "juicy" and "fruity" quality and flavor to it.

M: Nice and full. Alcohol hidden very well. Faint bitterness on the finish, not overwhelming at all.

O: So I was surprised to see this listed as a DIPA on BA. Bottle says "cimmerian pale ale". As I started to drink it, it tasted more like a big IPA. But DIPA certainly fits it nonetheless. This is a good beer. For 3F DIPAs, my standard is Permanent Funeral, and this is nowhere near that level. This one's a bit too juicy-sweet for me. Tropical fruit flavors are very dominating. Still a great effort from 3F though.

Recommendation: Any fan of 3F or very citrusy DIPAs should grab this if able.

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Photo of barczar
4.03/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Strong body odor aroma hits first. Lots of grass and onion, with underlying citrus, but damn that b.o. is potent. Notes of peach and grapefruit emerge.

Flavor reveals much more fruit character upfront, with fresh cut grass and a hint of onion leading to a moderately bitter finish. Abv is definitely felt.Sharp notes of grapefruit and lime are almost puckeringly tart. I love the fruit notes, but could do without the b.o.and onion.

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Photo of robear
3.26/5  rDev -22%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Big sweet hop mess. No delicacy or thought put into the hop balance in this IIPA. Big hops plus bigger sweetness, this might be better aged into a blonde barleywine after a few years in the cellar.

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4.1/5  rDev -1.9%

Photo of tbryan5
3.97/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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.

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Photo of LegitCraftBeer
4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

Photo of mikepcarney
4.75/5  rDev +13.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

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3.79/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.99/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

Photo of Nat1975
4/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of aslamm75
4.3/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MortalKombat14
4/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of Dewsby
3.78/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of chefhatt
4/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bitter,pine resin hop flavor, just awesome

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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

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4.1/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of sidetracked
3.8/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at Rocking Horse.

Pours a cloudy bright orange with a thin ring of white head. Light gold highlights.

Aroma of bitter citrus--grapefruit peel and what I think is blood oranges. Little pine and grass. Slight floral component that is hard to place.

Taste follows the smell with citrus peel and blood orange creating a bitter upfront flavor. Light bready malt middle. Bitter finish of grassy and floral hops. Some citrus present.

Medium body with light to moderate carbonation. Slightly dry finish. Very minor alcohol heat at the finish as it warms.

Pretty good IPA with a unique, but hard to place, flavor. The citrus component is definitely orange leaning and reminds me of Short's Anniversary Blood Orange Wheatwine. Moderate bitterness. Probably not something I'd order more than one of.

5/20/2012

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3.25/5  rDev -22.2%

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3.52/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

Photo of SinjaminBentek
4.52/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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Cimmerian Sabertooth Berzerker from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.18 out of 5 with 855 ratings