Al-Dabeyoun | 3 Floyds Brewing Co.

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Brewed by:
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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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 Skye1024
4/5  rDev -5.2%

Photo of DrWalterWhite
4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

Photo of ADTaber
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of aasher
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

Photo of bhurley
4/5  rDev -5.2%

5/5  rDev +18.5%

Photo of djtomain
5/5  rDev +18.5%

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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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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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Photo of timseagrave
3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

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