Cimmerian Sabertooth Berzerker | 3 Floyds Brewing Co.

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Cimmerian Sabertooth BerzerkerCimmerian Sabertooth Berzerker
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
3 Floyds Brewing Co.
Indiana, United States | website

Style: American Double / 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

Added by MasterSki on 01-14-2012

BEER STATS
Reviews:
103
Ratings:
792
Avg:
4.22
pDev:
26.54%
 
 
Wants:
61
Gots:
199
For Trade:
4
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Reviews: 103 | Ratings: 792
Photo of Beer-Revelry
5/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A - Pours to a light white film of head, little to no lacing. Beer is copper orange in color, filtered and clear, no "floaters".
S - Orange juice, pineapple, apples, floral notes and grapefruitty hops.
T - Perfectly sweet, tastes like an amazingly lightly carbonated orange and grapefruit soda. Earthy hops with a bitter finish to round off the upfront initial sweetness.
O - A damned good IPA, one of the best I've had in a long, long time to be sure!
V - Not sure, purchased on tap at Kuma's Corner Chicago.

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Photo of dmgeng
4.91/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

I love 3-F's and now I'm starting to try all of their various offerings one by one. I got this one thinking I was going to trade it and now I'm glad I got to try it instead of shipping it off!

A - Beautiful vibrant orange color. Brightly opaque capturing all of the light in it's brilliantly dry hopped body with a fluffy coarse white head and moderate lacing.

S - Extremely strong hop fragrance with tons of dankness and grapefruit just bursting out of the glass. There is some orange, tropical fruit, pine, herbal, and maybe some light floral to bring together the awesomeness. Could smell it as I opened the bottle. Like a grownups candy it makes your mouth water. If you like the big West-Coast IPA vibe this one is supreme!

T - Beastly hop flavor with a full Yakima Valley hop character with an expansive host of flavors. Mostly the dank and grapefruit really make this beer sing. There is also a lot of pine, citrus fruit, and other hop flavors that I love just blending awesomely. There is some malt and the slightest amount of alcohol but it's all masked by the hop explosion on your taste buds. The bitterness is strong on every part of the tongue and only accentuates the tremendous amount of hop character in this beer.

M - Medium to high mouth-feel with medium carbonation. It is definitely balanced but the massive amount of everything from the sweet flavors to the bitter bite just makes it sit heavier than some other DIPAs.

Overall, a tremendous beer. Amazing aroma, flavor, feel, appearance, and anything else you would desire in a DIPA. Though I couldn't drink more than two of these bombers in one sitting. This is clearly a Columbus, Centennial, Simcoe, Amarillo punch that will please the DIPA lover in all of us. This brew is absolutely perfect for every hop head out there that loves citrusy, piney, dank hops. This beer is awesome and I would highly recommend it if you like West-Coast IPAs.

Glass- Imperial Nonic

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Photo of h8r
4.89/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Fantastic DIPA! I prefer this to every other of its style. 3 Floyds kills it. My only complaint is that the mouth feel is a bit syrupy, but otherwise fantastic beer.

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Photo of HopHunter19
4.86/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

A - nice golden copper amber beer, with a nice white head that sticks
S - biiig dank. Garlic, onion, ganja, hop resin. Overly ripe fruit.
T - big dank, garlic, onion, ganja, hop resin, overly ripe fruits, tropical fruits, peach, pineapple, mango
M - light - medium, alcohol covered, aftertaste is ganja, pine resin, grapefruit
O - great beer

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Photo of gamera
4.84/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

On draft at the FFF brewpub in Munster. Wow. This is an intense hop bomb. The aroma is all Christmas tree and the taste is relentless pine and citrus hops. Minimal malt character. It's delicious.

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Photo of WreckedPalate
4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

Had a ton of this at DarkLordDay this year, honestly of my favorites. Tons of hop flavor and ways of fruit forward flavor with a solid malt backbone to present its amazing drink ability. Only had it on tap, would love to score a bottle. Eager to try again.

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Photo of DeanMoriarty
4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

Pours a super gnarly unfiltered hue with golden edges when held up to the light. Aroma is sweet bready malt, fruity esters and tropical hops. Flavor is dried apricot, resinous pine - overall sweet and malty but super juicy hops dominate the flavor with lingering bitterness on the palate that just sits there for days........Medium bodied with a crisp dry finish.

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Photo of BuckeyeSlim
4.73/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

22 oz. bomber poured into a NB snifter.

A - Pours an opaque pale yellow-gold straw color into the glass. A three-finger head of eggshell white dense, but soft and fluffy, foam sets up, and then starts to collapse on itself, leaving sporadic little patches of suds. Eventually, a rather thick sheen of fine foams covers the surface. Held to a full-spectrum light, the beer is apricot-peach in color and very dense and cloudy.

S - A tropical and citrus fruit bonanza. Pineapple big time. Orange Jolly Rancher. A really nice toasted malt and orange marmalade comes up into the nose from underneath. Fresh pine resin in the background. Nose is rich and forward. Quite enjoyable in its own right.

T - Much like the nose. Tropical juice blend on a foundation of toasted malts that transitions to noticeable grapefruit. Complex. A bit of caramel with just a touch of orange emerges. Pine and dried herbs dominate the finish. As it warms in the glass, the malts and sugars get more play and the hops become more subdued.

M - A touch fizzy, with good carbonation. Body is medium and comfortable. Components are pretty well integrated, but also seem to slide around against each other in the mouth. Structure is full, almost thick, but has good viscosity. Finish shows some length, and lingers in echos.

O - For god so loved the world, he created 3F. What a delicious tropical fruit IIPA. It's almost a summer cocktail. A great toasted malt foundation nicely balances the dynamic hop profile, which starts out tropical/citrus and cleanses the palate with pine/herbal bitterness. Outstanding.

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Photo of drdiesel9483
4.69/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Look - hazy amber orange copper look. Good head that stays light on top till first drink. Great lacing.
Smell - piney smell with lots and lots of tropical fruit. I'm picking up maybe some mango, pineapple... who knows what's all in there... smells like a tropical fruit salad!
Taste - pretty hoppy but not over the top. Has an incredibly fruity taste and a little pine. Pretty damn bitter with a little bit of spice. Fantastic!
Feel - medium body w medium carbonation.
Overall - love the beer and would love to get it again! FFF makes some of the best double/imperial IPA's. I just wish they didn't cost so much.

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Photo of madelfonatree
4.69/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Look - Orange juice body. Not see through when cold. Thick off white head with aggressive pour. Lacing.

Smell - Dank Kiwi. Orange. Passion. Dragon. Grapefruit.

Taste - Dank and bitter up front. Fades to earthy citrus. Finishes off the tongue with orange and other citrus.

Feel - Not a carbonation bomb. Medium feel.

Overall - I was right, still my favorite Floyds. This was one of the first ones I tried and glad I got it again. Earthy dankness balanced well with citrus.

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Photo of alexgilez
4.64/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

a beautiful pour with a retentive but subtle enough and quickly fleeting head. nice and floral with a tangerine/pineapple hint but a dank and sticky aftertaste. I got this beer from a liquor store on my way home to Columbus from Chicago, and would consistently pay the $10 price for the bomber.

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Photo of 4thFloyd
4.59/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

From notes. Another great big IPA from 3 Floyds. Deep golden orange and slightly hazy with a nice off-white head. Big citrus and tropical fruits in the aroma with noticeable pineapple and a little grapefruit. Flavor follows with big citrus/tropical fruits and a nice malt base to add sweetness and balance. First taste was almost an overwhelming pineapple blast but then my tastebuds acclimated and the balance really stood out.

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Photo of corby112
4.59/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a very hazy, dark golden orange color with tangerine/apricot edges and a two finger white head that slowly settles into a thick, lasting ring. Good retention, taking a while to settle and leaving large streaks and spots of soapy lacing in its path.

Super dank, earthy hop aroma with resinous oils and juicy tropical fruit notes backed up by subtle caramel malt sweetness. Sticky kind buds, spruce tip and grassy pine sap dominate the nose but there's a decent amount of sweetness from the juicy tropical/citrus hop character and caramel malt backbone. Lots of melon and candied orange peel with hints of grapefruit, mango, pineapple and blood orange. Caramel malt sweetness providing balance without interfering with the complex hop profile. There's also a touch of biscuit, grainy cracker and faint boozy sweetness. Smells really nice.

Medium body with an explosion of ridiculous dank, juicy hop flavor. Very dry and bitter up front with resinous oils and grassy pine needle flavor that lingers over the sweeter hop notes and malt backbone into a bone dry finish. The tongue coating earhy hop bitterness is quickly countered mid-palate by tropical/citrus fruit sweetness with strong hints of ruby red grapefruit, guava, mango, tangerine amd clementine. Sweet malt backbone with caramel, toffee, light toast and biscuit. Decent amount of alcohol sweetness/heat in the finish but the high ABV is relatively well masked. Although this beer is aggressively hoppy and one of the most bitter IPAs I've encountered, it's relatively well balanced with juicy sweetness and prominent malt flavors. Surprisingly easy to drink considering it's strength, ABV and aggressive flavor profile. Just an all around amazing beer.

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Photo of Khazadum
4.57/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Decent lacing, not as sticky as other big dipas. Clear, super clear orange body. Low carbonation visible.

Supposedly orange armpit. I think this is the sweetest, closeest thing to orange juice since pressed oranges. A bit of onion.. minor garlic, but tremendous orange rind and citrus juice.

Flavors, orange juice, minor bitterness, onion sauted with garlic, the hops are so well balanced, so lightly bittered but so noticeable. I'm in love.

Smooth, creamy, lingering, but it never over does it!! I'm thinking this is the DIPA equivalent of zombie dust. Crisp finish!

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Photo of SaisonRichBiere
4.56/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Look- Pours a clear deep orange color with a bubbly tan head.

Smell- Roasty grass notes ramp up into big tropical fruit- mango, melon, passionfruit. Smells great!

Taste- Spicy grain notes and mellow caramel followed by big fruity hops. Red grapefruit, tangerine, apricot, finishes dry bitter and earthy with some residual tang on the palate.

Feel- Smooth and bubbly, coats the mouth with a thin layer of flavorful fizz.

Overall- A great Three Floyd's IPA. Totally exceeded my expectations, this can hang with any of their other big IPA's.

Cheers!

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Photo of CaptCleveland
4.56/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22oz bomber $11.99. Dated 1/6/2015.

Pale, orange-ocre, slightly hazy, huge white head with one-finger remaining throughout. Copious amounts of thick lacing.

Fresh citrus: mango, pineapple, grapefruit, some pine and dank earth tones. Few wisps of caramel, malt.

The citrus is still present, but the bitter pine, spice and dank hops predominate. I don't really get the malt backbone until the rest of the bottle is emptied into the glass.

Medium-full body, nice bitterness.

I'm a big fan of over the top hops, bruising bitterness and this one delivers. There was a bunch of sediment at the bottom which did change the flavor, so pour carefully.

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Photo of wowthatbeerisgood
4.54/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Had on draft at Three Floyds brewpub. Smelled super happy and awesome when first brought out, but the smell disappeared over time. Color was golden but a bit cloudy. Tastes full and flavorful but a little overly carbonated

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Photo of kik
4.52/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

As soon as I picked up my cup, I could smell the fresh, delicious aroma of hops. Nice, murky pour with a sweet, fruity classic three floyds ipa taste. A bit carbonated and biting, but the intense flavor more than makes up for it.

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Photo of LloydDobler
4.52/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22oz btl poured into shaker pint
Btl date 10-13-15 (First legible FFF date I have seen in a while)

Mangoes, peaches, and clementines pop off the nose of this hazy, bright orange brew. This is citrusy sweet with a touch of honey but has a crisp hop profile to balance it. No alcohol to speak of. I notice the thick syrupy liquid, leftover from each sip, slowly retreat down my glass and back into the sunset colored pool below. Nicely carbonated, even without an abundance of initial foam from the pour. Kinda slick on the tongue. Good beer.

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Photo of leitmotif
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I guess this is the way an IPA should feel.
Smells grassy and herbal with citrus and tropical fruit in the background.
The taste is balanced. Nice malt profile. The hop aroma it's just right.
Feels amazing. Fresh. Clean. No alcohol feel whatsoever.

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Photo of Chuckletheturtle
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Oh the beauty of 100 IBU's and the smell of Christmas trees greet the nose. The beauty of that first sip and the finely tuned finish make it delightful.

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Photo of SoxFan
4.49/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

took a while to try this one after given a poor review from someone. huge mistake. this is one of my favorite DIPA's from FFF. Some people call permanent funeral the zombie dust on steroids...nope, this is it. pure hop goodness. where PF is sweet and hoppy, this is all about those FFF hops. like most other FFF hoppy brews, freshness counts. grab a bomber within a couple of weeks old and you will not be disappointed.

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Photo of do_ob
4.48/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Bomber into a snifter. Pours a hazy copper color with an off-white 1 finger head of foam. Very aromatic - I could smell this one as I was pouring it. Very dank smell, along with citrus, grapefruit, orange peel, and lemon. Medium weight, incredibly smooth and creamy mouthfeel. I get lots of spice and sweet fruit initially. Grapefruit, orange, and lemon follow. Perfect amount of bitterness. Good malt backbone with a little lingering bitterness.

This is my 11th 3F beer review, so I feel like I have a decent feel for what they're capable of and what their beers are about. But dudes & dudets, let me tell you something. This is quite possibly the best, most balanced, most delicious IIPA in existence. This is my 45th beer review and the only one so far to receive a 5. It all comes down to personal taste, but to me, this beer is as good as it gets. At 9%, it's just right; not too muted, not boozey. Perfect balance of malt and hops. Wonderful smell, awesome taste. Easy drinking. I honestly couldn't have asked for more in a IIPA.

Re-reviewed 8/19/15. I got a lot more onion aroma and flavor than the first time around. Otherwise still awesome. Numbers adjusted.

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Photo of Nachojon
4.47/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Lucky enough to walk into Clark St. Ale House and find this one on tap.

A- Lighter shade for a DIPA. Nice white frothy head and haze. Some lacing on the tulip.

S- DANK. The more a beer smells like home (Humboldt) the more I like it. Some tart ass fresh lemon and pine there as well.

T- Dank. Dry. Pine and some crazy citrus, grapefruit. Really just face blasting. It's my favorite DIPA from Three Floyds for sure, like Zombie Dust's big brother. No malt here buddy.

M- Crispy dry and perfectly carbonated. Tongue burn.

O- This is one of the better beers I have had from Three Floyds, and that is saying a lot. I would love to see this one more often.

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Photo of MrMcGibblets
4.47/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

yet more proof that 3 floyds is unmatched (in my mind) in making APA/IPAs and DIPAs...
A: deep gold to orange and clear. decent white head and lacing.
S: these NZ hops really are noticeably different. hard to put my finger on, but they have a lot of fresh stone fruit qualities (apricots? peaches? grapes? or some kind of unfamiliar tropical fruit?) my palate is not sophisticated enough to discern the particular qualities. these NZ hops have a resiny/herbal quality to them as well that is just a bit different. some sweet bready malts underneath.
T: medium sweet doughy malts barely support the big, fruity, juicy, and smoothly bitter hops. for all the listed IBUs this goes down way too easy and is not harshly bitter at all.
M: medium to full body. carbonation struggles through just a bit.
O: would like to revisit this...better and more interesting DIPA than APW?

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Cimmerian Sabertooth Berzerker from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 103 ratings.
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