In The Name Of Suffering | 3 Floyds Brewing Co.

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In The Name Of SufferingIn The Name Of Suffering

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3 Floyds Brewing Co.
Indiana, United States

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

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Photo of emyers
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

22 oz. bottle poured into a Sam Adams perfect pint glass. I have to admit I'm very excited to try 3 Floyd's take ona black IPA - one of the most difficult styles to nail in my opinion.

Appearance: Pours a dark ruby brown with a billowing one inch off-white head. Leaves a nice lacing down the glass.

Smell: Huge citrus and floral hop blast up front. Hints of chocolate and biscuit malt come through, but the aroma is really dominated by the hops. As it warms a bit the chocolate comes out more, giving almost a chocolate-covered orange type of effect with the aroma. Pretty fantastic.

Taste: Sadly, the hops and malt do not meld nearly as well here as in the nose. Citrus, pine, and floral hops and chocolate and caramel from the malt all hit at once. I'm definitely getting a lot of good flavors, but they get in each other's way more than complement each other. Finishes quite bitter with a strong dose of bittering hops.

Mouthfeel: Medium body, medium-to-high carbonation. Hops dry out the palate on the finish. The beer seems a bit too heavy to me - the hops leave me expecting something light and crisp, but it isn't.

Overall: Falls into the same problems that most black IPA's do - the malt and the hops just don't complement each other well. Smell's fantastic, but it's fairly average after that.

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Photo of mjohnson17
3.59/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A - Very dark black with some off-white/khaki head, maybe a finger and a half of head.

S - Not much nose on this one. Slight hint of hops, a bit of malt.

T - some good smoky malt, some hops but to be honest it needs more hops. I never thought I'd say that for a FFF beer. There was a good dry finish but needs more piney hop taste.

M - Medium carbonation with a good mouthfeel. Nice roasty dry finish

O - This was an okay black IPA. For FFF it was surprisingly lacking in the hops department. Good body and mouthfeel but a bit lacking in the hops department. i was hoping for more hop aroma and more taste. It does have a nice dry finish though. A decent black IPA

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Photo of JakeMorgan13
4.03/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

the appearance is brown . it smells light, alittle carmel and hops. alittle nutty. the taste threw me off with a nice fruity nutty mix with alittle somthing else. it is a good beer. Three floyds hasnt had anything i didnt like so far. I dont know what they do

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Photo of Docrock
3.59/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

on-tap at Three Floyds 2-11-13. served in a half pint glass

A - deep dark brown almost black, just a little bit of light penetrates through. Light cream colored head with sticky lacing, the head dwindled to a very thin cap.

S - maybe it was the food being served nearby but I hard a hard time smelling anything, there was no predominate aroma

T - smoky roasted maltiness with a decent amount of pine resin.

M - carbonation was adequate, smokiness was a nice touch and the aftertaste had a touch of bitterness

O - Haven't had many Black IPA's so not sure how to compare to the style. The lack of aroma was a bit unusual considering the taste profile. Picked up a bottle to try at a warmer temperature, served very cold at the Brewery.

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