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Creepy Raider | 3 Floyds Brewing Co.

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

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.20%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Just because one is creeping and raiding, it does not mean you can’t do it with style, flavor, and panache. This New Zealand inspired strong ale covers all of these bases.

55 IBU

Added by kevanb on 11-03-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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4.46/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Had it for first time at local FFF tasting fest. Most of the offerings I've had before, of the few I had not yet tried I was most impressed by the Creepy Raider. Another great pale ale done by FFF, gee that's a shocker.

Color was a fairly standard golden amber, the smell is when it got good. Aroma provided more of a heavier hop scent than I would have guessed for this kind of beer, and it was great. Upon second and thirds I was all about the smell first then drink next.

Taste was interesting, more flavorful than say the 219, not a citrus or fruity flavor of hops, but more of an amber hint. Still very unique even with Alpha King and other counterparts in this genre.

Overall, utterly impressed. Can't wait to retry. Came in excited to drink Zombie Dusts and Dreadnaught et al on a Sunday afternoon, left thinking most about the Creepy Raider. Well done guys.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Enjoyed on tap at Blues Bar. Served in a point glass.

A: Pours a clear amber color with a whited head forming on the pour. It recedes slowly leaving behind a few splotches of lace.

S: Citrus zest, limes, lemons and grapefruit, with notes of a sweet biscuity malts. Nice and light in the nose, nothing overbearing in terms of the hops profile.

T: A little more malt than the nose suggested. Heavier bready malts with a nice sweetness to it. Bursts of grapefruit, orange flesh and lime peel. A little grass as well.

M: Light bodied with a medium-high carbonation level. Highly drinkable with a great balance to it.

O: I really enjoyed this pale ale, probably my second favorite one to date from FFF. This had a drinkability that rivaled ZD, but it didn't quite have the flavor profile, or the nose that ZD has. I would definitely have this again.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served on-tap at Three Floyds in a Nonic Pint:

A - Light creamy Head with moderate lacing. A deep amber color, looks like it wants to be consumed.

S - Hops are not overpowering but pretty well balanced. I picked up grapefruit, some earthy tones and a slight sweetness of caramel

T - The Taste is different than I expected from the smell. the hops dominated with a resinous bitter and lots of citrus fruit. A slight malty aftertaste.

M - Full and foamy in the mouth with a dry finish. Minimal eveidence of the alcohol content just an enjoyable bittternes from the hops.

O - A very good beer for the style. Could see drinking a lot of these. Also a pleasant departure from 3F usual brews. Not that I don;t like their other beers, this is just a nice departure from the Norm.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On-tap at The Long Room. Served in a pint glass.

A - White foam settles to a thin cap, leaving behind splotchy lace. Transparent golden body. Pretty much what you'd expect from a pale ale.

S - Quite balanced for 3 Floyds, with a mixture of tropical and citrus hops, a bit of grass and earthiness, and a sugary malt backbone. The aroma was initially quite understated, and even after I let it warm up it was still a bit lacking in potency.

T - The taste has a bit more kick to it, with a mix of melon, grass, grapefruit rind, and lingering piney bitterness. The malt is a bit more bready and less sweet than the aroma suggests.

M - Zesty carbonation, medium body that has more than sufficient heft for 6.2%. Chewy texture with a dry finish that leaves behind a mild amount of oily hop resins. No alcohol warmth that I could detect.

D - A solid beer, for sure, but pales (no pun intended) in comparison to other pale ales by 3 Floyds. I'd much rather have 219 or Zombie Dust, and I'd prefer Aotearoa for my New Zealand hop fix. Still, rather easy to drink a pint and I'd be happy to have more than one.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at FFF

A - Deep, almost copper-like, orange with a one finger head that settles down to a layer of foam. Clean looking and slighty reflective.

S - Soft, New Zeland hops dominate in the nose with a slight orange sweetness and pineapple. Reminds me of Alpine Nelson a bit

T - Slight orange and bitterness on the tip of the tongue. Has a good fruit presence with mango and pineapple in the middle. The fruit lingers on the finish as well.

MF - Medium body with light carbonation. Despite this very smooth and creamy.

O - Solid beer from FFF that reminds me of their version of Nelson. Very soft flavors throughout and easy to drink.

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Creepy Raider from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.91 out of 5 with 29 ratings
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