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Powder Burns | 3 Floyds Brewing Co.

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Brewed by:
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
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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Photo of rthomp
2/5  rDev -46.8%

Photo of Beezee
4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

Photo of stbo101
3/5  rDev -20.2%

Photo of bertram
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

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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Photo of ChugginOil
3.58/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Served @ House Pub, St. Charles

Pours a clear yellow color with an inch of white, fluffy head. Lots of sticky lace.

The nose is much milder than the other FFF IPAs. Fruits are certainly noticed though and resemble Fruity Pebbles in a respectable way. Some wheat and sweet malt is light at the end of the quaff.

The taste is mild as well but quite delicious. Not too assertively bitter bit involves some mango and pineapple, subtle grapefruit, and some caramel malt. Light and refreshing.

The mouthfeel is light-medium bodied with good, crisp carbonation.

Overall, not the best offering from FFF but solid indeed.

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

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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Photo of edk218
4/5  rDev +6.4%

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