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Stack N Stabb | 3 Floyds Brewing Co.

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

Style: Belgian Strong Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
This spicy and bracing Belgian style pale ale is dedicated to those warriors that truly stack and stab in the heat of battle.

38 IBU

Added by MasterSki on 10-15-2012

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Photo of Treebs
3.68/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz. bottle served in a FFF teku glass.

A: Pours a semi-hazy amber color with a pure white head forming on the pour. It recedes quickly to a thin ring that leaves some splotchy lace behind.

S: Spicy, phenolic yeast. Some fruity esters, pale malts and a cotton candy like sweetness. Mild gass, but the overall beer is driven by the yeast.

T: Dry yeast. Spicy pepper, coriander and fruity esters. Pale, sweet malts and a light grassy hop presence.

M: Medium to light bodied. Slight dry finish with a medium carbonation level. Easily drinkable.

O: Nothing out of this world, but overall a solid BSPA. I've enjoyed a few more of FFF's offerings in this style, however.

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Photo of Huhzubendah
4.03/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Shared by nuplastikk. Thanks man!

The beer is transparent and appears amber to golden in color, sporting a thick white head. The aroma brings grass, alcohol, sweet, spicy fruits. The flavor brings some biscuits, bread, lemons, grass, alcohol. Moderately sweet with a drier, hoppier finish. Overall, this was pretty good.

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Photo of MasterSki
3.91/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at Big Star. Served in the same glass as everything else: the utilitarian pint/pils combo.

A - Generous white foam settles to a thin cap, thicker collar, and splotchy lacework. Lightly hazed apricot body that you'd expect from a Belgian.

S - The 3 Floyds house Belgian strain isn't particularly subtle; big phenolic and mildly dirty and spicy yeast notes abound, just like in Rabbid Rabbit. Some stone fruit sweetness, and a hint of alcohol. Sweeter than Tiger Jelly, the other 3 Floyds BSPA I've had recently.

T - The taste is quite nice, as it dials down the more sulfurous yeast notes and replaces them with fruity esters that complement the stone fruit malts, bready backbone, and mildly vinous finish. More apricot than peach, and perhaps a touch of pear. Perhaps a touch of floral and earthy hop.

M - Medium body, with pleasant carbonation, well-hidden alcohol, and dry finish.

D - I had to put this down quicker than expected to head elsewhere, and it never felt like a struggle. It's deceptive stuff and there's a nice balance between yeast and malt flavors. I'd drink this one again if it weren't as pricey.

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Photo of bulldog91
3.96/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

It pours a clear golden straw color
Smells like a classic pale ale, nothing remarkable about the smell, though nothing off-putting, either
The taste is phenonmenal. A subtle bite from the pepper here, nice balance
Its mouthfeel is wondrous. There is a pop or kick from the pepper that is enjoyable, but not overwhelming.
Overall, there's a lot going on in this beer. It's got a nice balance and blend of characteristics that just work. A new favorite for now

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Photo of Knapp85
3.73/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer poured out as a nice looking golden yellow color with a foamy white was on top. There is a light lacing with a moderate retention. The smell is slightly fruity with a bready yeast aroma. The taste is citrusy, there is a light malt sweetness, the finish bitter. The mouthfeel is light bodied, nicely carbonated ad smooth. Very drinkable brew. Overall this beer is pretty good. Glad I got to try it.

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Photo of chanokokoro
4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22 oz. bomber into a Three Floyds Brewing Company branded teku glass

Pours a deep, dark gold with amber hues capped by a two finger bright white head. Decent head retention with visible lacing present as the head recedes. Belgian yeast, peppery spice, grassy and floral notes on the nose. Opens with grass and flora, joined by yeasty esters, and fruity notes including accents of pear and perhaps some grapeskin. Finishes dry with white pepper spice. Medium bodied with medium carbonation, silky, slick and smooth. Stack N Stabb is yet another above average brew that belongs to a style with which Three Floyds is not usually associated. Three Floyds continues to prove that they aren't just about the "hop bombs."

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