Powder Burns | 3 Floyds Brewing Co.

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3 Floyds Brewing Co.
Indiana, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.90%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
A battle-torn IPA. Bolt Thrower put it best: “Try to run --you cannot hide. Thoughts that cannot be denied. Pain that never goes away. Powder Burns.”

87 IBU

Added by samie85 on 02-20-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 36 |  Reviews: 10
Reviews by Florida9:
Photo of Florida9
3.45/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap @ Durty Nellie's
Served in a pint glass with a small thin rocky white head. Beer is a hazy bright yellow in color. Smell is quite inviting. Lots of tropical fruit grapefruit and citrus with a little pale malt. Taste is unique to say the least. Almost indescribable. Moderate candi sweetness then something reminiscent of tropical fruit. Possibly Nelson Sauvin? Bubble gum, strong floral quality, gooseberry. Odd and not particularly enjoyable. Thin side of medium. Appropriate carb. Mild bitterness. Can't say I cared for this one. Flavor is really quite different. I guess they all can't be winners.

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More User Reviews:
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +13%

Photo of wesside89
4/5  rDev +6.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +13%

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5/5  rDev +33%

Photo of cwxc818
4.5/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of samie85
4.62/5  rDev +22.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

From notes; originally reviewed 2/17/11.

Served in a pint glass; its a light golden orange color with a finger of white head.

Smells of huge tropical fruit including papaya some pineapple, and a bit of range with a very light caramel prescence.

Follows the nose with tropical fruit notes, primarily papaya and pineapple with a bit of caramel backing.

Medium bodied with moderate carbonation and a slightly slick and drying feel.

Very tasty beer that I had the privilege to try. I wouldn't running across this again in the future.

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Photo of thydarkprevails
4.2/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the pub. 1 finger head and bright golden beer with decent lacing. Smell is total tropical fruit. Mango, papaya, pineapple, and grapefruit. Flavor is somewhat light. More tropical fruits abundant with a great hop/malt balance. Medium thin mouthfeel and mango, pineapple aftertaste. I hope this one becomes regular. It's a different ipa and excellent.

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Photo of AleWatcher
2.88/5  rDev -23.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the FFF brewpub.

Served in imperial nonic. The pub calls this a pale ale, but the ABV brings us to ipa range.

I'm thinking this is brewed with more of those experimental hops, perhaps of New Zealand origin...
The body is clear pale golden with a frothy white head. Great lacing.
The beer is a little thin, and perhaps a bit too overcarbed...

The malt is very light and subtle, almost wheat-like at times. An interesting tropical fruit hop note gives way to produce a little booziness that is out of place in a sub-seven percent ipa.
Very dry finish, but not a lot of bitterness.

Overall-- I love FFF... Especially their hoppy stuff... But this one misses the mark for me.
It is a rare swing and a miss from the Floyd boys.
Worth a try, but I shan't be ordering a second.

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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of McCranky
4/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of MrMcGibblets
4.33/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

first review since the site crashed, had to do this one. wondering if some people are drinking a different beer as this is good fuckin shit. had it before at fff and am more impressed now having it at the bavarian lodge.
a: gold and clear w/ white head. won't ding this for not being dark.
s: lots pf tropical fruit. some dankness and grassiness. floral, honeyed bready malts.
t: light to medium doughy honeyed malts and fresh fruity juicy hop bitterness washing it out to a dryish finish with lingering hop flavors, maybe a but bubblegum-y.
m: medium body and medium carbonation.
o: i could think of several fff beers that i'd have them bottle this over. good shit.

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Photo of spycow
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of CityofBals
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of m2thesea
4.25/5  rDev +13%

Photo of kawilliams81
4.2/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap ar Beer Bistro

A-pours a light caramel with 2 finger white head. Nice heavy lacing remains.

S-citrus, banana and some spices

T- sweet caramel malts, banana, citrus (lots of lemon) and some spices and bread

M- medium body and carbonation. Some creaminess with a lingering dry bitterness

O- very solid bpa. Very easy to drink and would drinka again

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Photo of antoines15
1.59/5  rDev -57.7%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Had this on tap today for my 30th birthday with lunch. Should have ordered a dreadnaught.

A: looks like a miller lite, one inch of white head with decent enough lacing on the glass.

S: faint hops, grassy, heineken maybe?, like a skunk

T: skunk all the way, not good, not looking forward to finishing this.

M: who cares, it doesn't taste good.

O: not good, skunky flavor, highly carbonated, each sip is not worth it. More and more, I am disappointed with three floyd's and I really want to love them. If you're considering this, move on to the next one. Cheers.

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4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

Photo of edk218
4/5  rDev +6.4%

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Powder Burns from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.76 out of 5 with 36 ratings