In The Name Of Suffering | 3 Floyds Brewing Co.

In The Name Of SufferingIn The Name Of Suffering
BA SCORE
79.5%
Liked This Beer
3.88 w/ 380 ratings
In The Name Of SufferingIn The Name Of Suffering
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Black Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.10%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
This black India pale ale is loaded with hops balanced with delicious maltiness. It was brewed with our friends from the great city of New Orleans in the band EyeHateGod.

Added by MasterSki on 02-08-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#8,275
Reviews:
54
Ratings:
380
Liked:
302
Avg:
3.88/5
pDev:
10.05%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
25
Gots:
32
Trade:
1
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Photo of Texasfan549
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.59/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to John11486 for sharing this one at mhksuccess' tasting.

Pours a hazy brown with a foamy tan head that settles to a small cap on top of the beer. Foamy patches of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of dark roasted malt, cocoa, and citrus zest. Taste is much the same with an alcohol kick on the finish. There is a medium amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that is drinkable but has a better smell in my opinion.

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Photo of spycow
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of Knapp85
3.65/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Thanks to mjmadsen21 for sending this one. The beer poured out as a nice deep brown color. The retention is thin but the lacing is pretty sticky. The smell of the beer is a little earthy, a bit roasted and hoppy. There also seems to be a slight amount of spice on the nose too. The taste of the beer is a lot like the nose, there is a touch of chocolate in there along with the subtle spice note. The mouthfeel is pretty sharp, but goes down pretty easy. Overall it's a pretty solid black IPA, not the best but I was really glad I got to try this one.

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Photo of oriolesfan4
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of BEERchitect
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

It's somewhat of a surprise to me that the ever-hoppy brewers at Three Floyds doesn't have an American Black Ale as part of their standard portfolio. This random offering suits the style exactly spot on.

The ale pours dark brown, but not quite approaching black confusions. It's capped with a mild tan head that's frothy in its texture. Strong resiliance allows the beer to line the glass with its pillowy lace.

Sharp and certain IPA aromas leap from the glass- citrusy grapefruit and orange peels are apparent and governs the nose at first. A background malt note of light campfire char, coffee, and burnt sugars override any caramel scent.

Burnt sugars and roasty malts align to give first impressions to its dry taste. The middle palate brings on the sharp hop flavors of grapefruit, orange, pine, and grass. Wood-ish tones of roasted grain and nuts fade in and out of the hop profile before the beer dives into a deeply resinous bitterness to finish. It seems that the coffee-ish roast creates its own bitterness that exacerbates the bitterness of hops for a two headed monster of bitterness that tramples the esophagus.

Medium-bodied, the ale reads bolder because of its dark appearance, but it is remarkably dry and light even early on. But as the carbonation recedes and the malt sweetness fades, the bitterness and mild grain-derived astringency takes hold and dominates the finish. Its crisp and spicy aftertaste is something of toasted hop cones in essence.

It's an incredibly bitter beer from both hops and char. More floral character and an even drier malt texture could really propell this thing into orbit!

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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of zestar
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of olradetbalder
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

Photo of Thorpe429
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of billab914
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of nathanmiller
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of XmnwildX12
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of mendvicdog
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of duceswild
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of Alieniloquium
3.53/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

650 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Not quite black. Dark brown. Nice off white head. Laces well with some goof surface wisps.

Smell - Lots of pine hops. Resiny. Roasted malts come through, but it's mostly hops.

Taste - Bright pine hops. Again it's resiny. Chocolate shines through here. Bitter malt and hops. Maybe overpowering.

Mouthfeel - Quite bitter. Strong hop presence that isn't unwelcome, but does overpower the malt profile. Still some roastiness to the finish.

Overall - Tough to pull off this style. Pine hops aren't the way to go, but its a decent take on the style.

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Photo of Zaphog
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

Photo of TMoney2591
3.05/5  rDev -21.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.75

Served in a large wine glass.

Finishing the night off with a strong black IPA from the Floyds. And it's not Toxic Revolution. Shots fired. Anyway, this stuff pours a dark black-sienna topped by a finger of dirty cream foam. The nose comprises heavy leek, light roasted malts, and some light pine resin. The taste brings in more of the same, but luckily the roast o'erpowers the leek character, though not enough to rid the world of it entirely. The body is a lithe medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a drying finish. Overall, I guess this could've been a nice black IPA had it been brewed with different hops, but the leek here just ruins things for me.

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3/5  rDev -22.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

Photo of tdm168
4.06/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A - black with a big, thick, dense, brownish head that has great retention

S - chocolate, roasted malts, citrus, pine

T - roasted malts, bitter, chocolate, piney, herbal, some citrus, some vegetal-like spice

M - medium bodied, well carbonated

This is a pretty solid Black IPA. There is great balance and tremendous drinkability. The hops are intense and the flavor profile really hits a good range. I actually thought the herbal character meshed best with the malt character. The malts were also prevalent, but very well balanced. This was a decent Black IPA that is definitely worth checking out.

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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of imbibehour
3.8/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured on tap into a 4 oz. taster at Pizza Paradiso Dupont DC. From notes.

This is the most reddish Black ale I have ever seen. Pretty wild, extremely dark red with mahogonay brown highlights. Quite crystal clear too but very dark. Light collar is tan picking up some of the red hue.

Nose is very interesting, different. This smells like a roast porter, with light toast and roasty grains, maybe a hint of brown sugar squeeks in there, I almost want to say dubbel Belgian strangely but it can't quite be. Very different I am not sure where this is going.

Palate is one again juicy and lucious, with a mix of porter and grapefruit hop action. Some melon washes over the middle quite a bit too, with mellow roast complimenting also. Malts accentuate as it warms up almost getting into doppelbock territory strangely, the hop character really tappers off quite a bit also after some time.

This is a real style blur, I am not that drawn to it, but it's kind of interesting.

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In The Name Of Suffering from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 79.5% out of 100 with 380 ratings
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