Al-Dabeyoun | 3 Floyds Brewing Co.

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3 Floyds Brewing Co.
Indiana, United States

Style: Belgian IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Writer Al-Quazweeni (1204–1283) spoke of a tribe of people called Al-Dabeyoun meaning "Hyena! people". In his book Aajeb Al-Makhlouqat he wrote that should one of this tribe be in a group of 1000 people, a Hyena! could pick him out and eat him. Belgian Trippel/American IPA from the desert.

70 IBU

Added by MasterSki on 04-02-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews: 9 | Ratings: 63
Photo of homebrew311
4.04/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Served on tap at Bangers and Lace. Appearance is orange and translucent, sticky white head coats the side of the glass and retains nicely. Nose starts with spicy Belgian yeast paired with citrusy tropical hops. Earthy notes come through and add an herbal component. A lot is going on here. Taste starts with sweet malts with notes of caramel. Notes of tangerine and orange come through an are followed up by spice. A bit sweet overall. Mouthfeel is moderate to heavy and carbonation is medium. Overall, this is one of the more enjoyable Belgo IPAs I have tried. Nice American hop profile.

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Photo of liamt07
4.38/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at the brewery, served in a tulip.

Hazy orange body with a voluminous white head. Big lace and good retention. Tons of yeast notes on the nose, a bit of spice, hint of ethanol with melons, tropical fruits and citrus. More honeydew melon in terms of flvaour, a little less tropical. Yeast and some Belgian character, a bit of weed flavour too, in the best way. Light herbal bitterness but a substantial malt sweetness as well. Light alcohol, a bit yeasty in the finish. Medium heavy body and a medium carbonation. A really cool and tasty tripel/IPA/Belgian IPA whathaveyou - awesome flavour and body.

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Photo of thydarkprevails
4.48/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at the pub. Served in a tulip. Pours a hazy orange yellow with a creamy head that shrinks slowly and leaves heavy lacing. Aroma is apricot, pepper, and funk. Taste is apricot, bread, grapefruit, Belgian yeast, and more. Medium mouthfeel. I hope this becomes a regular beer.

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Photo of 2Dreadnaught
3.85/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoyed this beer on tap@ 3 Floyds on 5/14/12.
A: Cloudy light yellow with a slight orange hue. 1 finger white/orange head. Left a splotchy haphazard Bavarian lace.
S: orange, coriander, and cardimum.
T: Lively citrus taste with hints of orange and cardimum.
M: Medium light with a good amount of carbonation.
O: A unique Belgian worth try.

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Photo of kawilliams81
3.88/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at 3 Floyds brewpub. Served in a tulip.

A- light caramel with a 2 finger white head. Spotty strands of lacing.

S- lots of citrus, bread and slight yeast smell.

T- sweet wheat and caramel, big citrus pumch and finishes with nice bitterness

M- medium body and carbonation. Slight dry, acidic finish

O- nice tripel with good amount of citrus and hops.

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Photo of lookitsmp
3.48/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 2 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Had on tap at Three Floyds Brew Pub 5/1/12

Let me start off by saying this is the strangest beer I've ever seen or tasted. Okay. Now that that's out of the way...

Appearance: A cloudy...dense...unfiltered...murky burnt orange body with very thin frothy head which left some lacing on the side of the glass. Again this is the strangest beer I've ever seen. Almost looks like a Hefe...but not. You would have to see it to understand. I would classify it as ugly and unappealing.

Smell: Sweet citrus hops with a mix of belgian spices and banana. Lots of booze can be detected as well. Smells like a mix between a good IPA and a belgian tripel.

Taste: Gives a nice citrus hop bite up front, then a flood of flavors typical of belgian styles. Banana, clove, yeast, spices. Throughout there is a nice bitterness that finishes fairly dry. This thing is bitter and a bit on the boozy side.

Mouth: Hop bitterness and alcohol burn tingle your palate and throat. For as bitter as it is it feels fairly smooth, however not too drinkable (paradoxical, huh?).

Overall: This beer was a hard one to review because it is so complex and unique. I feel like this brew was sort of dominated by booze and could have been much much better if that was tweaked a bit. It had some nice flavors but at times they were sort of clashing with eachother. This was by no means a bad beer, it was just...okay. Not for everyone.

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Photo of ChugginOil
4.2/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured at the taphouse

Cloudy honey brown in color with a fingers worth of white head. Lots of webby lace clinging.

The nose initially has traditional Belgian yeasts resembling banana and clove, but then some tropical fruits come through. A bitter smell is underlying the beer.

The taste is indeed bitter and has a pretty good balance of banana/clove and citrusy hop notes. Light bready malt. Incredibly well hidden abv.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied with a very crisp level of carbonation.

Overall, FFF dominates again with a great balanced beer. Fantastic take on the style.

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Photo of MasterSki
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On-tap at 3 Floyds. Served in a tulip.

A - A finger-plus of off-white foam settles to a thick cap and glass-coating lace. Hazy golden body.

S - Bit stone fruit malts and spicy Belgian yeast reveal the Tripel element, but these are complimented by aggressive lemon, grapefruit, and herb hop flavors, as well as a touch of cattiness. I'm guessing Amarillo, but who knows?

T - Taste is again a mix of estery Belgian yeast, stone fruit malts, citrus and herbal hop flavors, and moderate bitterness in the finish. Alcohol is very well-hidden - I thought this was closer to 7% while drinking it.

M - Medium body, moderate carbonation, smooth texture, and a nice dry finish. No obvious alcohol warmth.

D - Nice enjoyable and easy-to-drink Belgian IPA. Between this, Shark Pants, and Rune Priest I'm really enjoying 3 Floyds' marriage of Belgian yeast and American hops - they legitimately seem to understand how to brew this style of beer.

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Photo of jeonseh
4.45/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a tulip. Had on tap at the brewpub.
A - Quite a beauty in the glass. Looks like a nice Belgian triple but a bit darker and hazier. Pours a slightly hazy golden colder with a slight  brown twinge. Beauty of a rocky white head that leaves nice  lacing down the side
S - Nose is a good mix of a Belgian and an IPA. Get hints of banana, clove, orange, and pineapple. The citrus is blended perfectly with the rest of the nose instead of overpowering

T -   First, I get hints of clove and banana with hints of bubblegum. As the beer goes on, you start to get more hints of orange peel and citrus that comes up on the back. The finish is a nice blend of bubblegum and orange. Very nice flavor profile
MF - Medium to heavy body with good carbonation. Slight stickiness in the body. Leaves light carbonation and slight stickiness in the finish

O - Overall this is an amazing beer by FFF. Love how well the Belgian Trippel and IPA flavors blend together. This is a great example of  FFF taking a beer and stretching its bounds.  Great offering that I would love to see bottled and one of the best and most unique beers I've had from them in awhile

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Al-Dabeyoun from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
4.22 out of 5 based on 63 ratings.
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