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Cimmerian Sabertooth Berzerker | 3 Floyds Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
4.18/5
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848 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

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
Ranking:
#1,341
Reviews:
115
Ratings:
848
pDev:
9.33%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
60
Gots:
211
Trade:
3
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Ratings: 848 |  Reviews: 115
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1/5  rDev -76.1%

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2.5/5  rDev -40.2%

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2.5/5  rDev -40.2%

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2.5/5  rDev -40.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 2.25

Nasty Onionated Brew. This Ale had a strong flavor of hopped up old onion juice, and a less prominent, but still too noticable scent of rotten onion b.o.

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2.53/5  rDev -39.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

BOTTLE: 1 pint 6 fl oz. Branded pry-off pressure cap. Brewed 12/09/14.

Reviewed live as a pale ale per the label. Served cold into a Guinness goblet at high altitude in Castle Rock, Colorado. Expectations are high given the brewery and this beer's current ratings.

No bubble show forms as it's poured.

HEAD: 1 finger wide head. White colour. Nice creaminess, thickness, fullness. Retention is good - about 5-6 minutes. No lacing sticks to the sides of the glass as the head recedes.

BODY: Translucent gold-copper of good vibrance. Clean; no yeast particulate or hop sediment is visible.

Appears well-carbonated. It's a good looking pale ale. I'm looking forward to trying it.

AROMA: Tropical hop notes dominate atop a pale malt foundation. Mango, faint tangerine, vague citrus, floral hop notes, and mild resinous character. The hop bitterness seems insufficiently tamed by the pale malt sweetness.

Aromatic intensity is mild.

TASTE: Heavy tropical hop notes, including mango and (unfortunately) pineapple - a hop note I always despise in beer. The foundation is pale malts. Too sweet and too fruity for my tastes. I want more of a resinous and oily character. It's not too well balanced.

No alcohol or off-notes come through. Depth and duration of flavour are average. Flavour intensity is quite high for a pale ale, bordering on an IPA. It's complex for a pale ale, but without balance that doesn't count for much. There's some limited subtlety here.

TEXTURE: Smooth, wet, crisp, overcarbonated, medium-bodied, aptly thick, and slightly pulpy.

Not oily, gushed, hot, boozy, astringent, harsh, rough or scratchy.

OVERALL: Downable but forgettable. A surprisingly pedestrian and unfortunately tropical fruit-dominant pale ale flavour profile. Not very good work from 3 Floyds, but I'll chalk it up to personal tastes; I just can't stand pineapple in beer. Meh.

Low C-

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2.75/5  rDev -34.2%

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2.75/5  rDev -34.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

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3/5  rDev -28.2%

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3/5  rDev -28.2%

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3/5  rDev -28.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Only two months old and already a malt bomb.

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3/5  rDev -28.2%

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3/5  rDev -28.2%

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3/5  rDev -28.2%

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3.12/5  rDev -25.4%

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3.16/5  rDev -24.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

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3.2/5  rDev -23.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -22.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -22.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -22.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -22.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -22.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -22.2%

Clear orange in color, but the beer itself is littered with sediment. Forms a medium sized light tan colored head. Mild lacing. Not overly attractive. Aroma is pleasant. Strong citrus quality. Orange and grapefruit zest. Mild sweetness. Taste isn't as pleasant. Citrus, citrus zest, and citrus pith. Maybe some tropical fruit. Aggressively bitter, but not in an overly pleasant way as the bitterness is reminiscent of burnt plastic.
Simply put, this isn't one of FFF's best Imperial IPAs: No balance, off-flavors, and just plain ugly to look at.

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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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3.27/5  rDev -21.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.29/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Not a fan. Funky nose. Acidic taste.

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Cimmerian Sabertooth Berzerker from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.18 out of 5 with 848 ratings
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