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3 Floyds Brewing Co.

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3 Floyds Brewing Co.
Indiana, United States
Imperial IPA
Ranked #14
Ranked #207
4.49 | pDev: 7.8%
Sunday at 01:47 AM
Mar 25, 2013
The wolf inside this pale ale is trying to walk upright. This bright and aromatic beer was brewed with our friends in the band Pig Destroyer.

100 IBU
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Rated: 4.44 by craigbelly from Iowa

Nov 24, 2023
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Reviewed by wmeckley44 from Tennessee

4.71/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
Had originally gotten this and the cans were bad; I contacted 3Floyds and they actually sent out a fresh 4pk to the store I bought it at and the review is based on those cans.

Pours a beautiful golden shade, perfectly clear with tons of bubbles and a large fluffy head that slowly disappears

Insane aroma of pine, melon, just extreme levels of hops with a massive malt backbone to stand up to it. Quintessential west coast bite and snappiness.

Taste is extremely dry, this is really only for someone who enjoys the tongue-melting high-powered IPA flavors that a lot of modern beers are moving away from. It's less of a dank or juicy flavor but an overwhelming amount of hops. You can definitely taste the 10.5% and it's not shy about reminding you that it's an experience. In spite of all of this, it's insanely refreshing. I hate to say it, but my palate would be very happy using this as a session beer. Unfortunately, my liver wouldn't make it past the second, but the beautiful combination of strong malt to help balance out outrageously aggressive hops means that while it comes off as very heavy, it's horribly easy to drink.

Mouthfeel is perfect. My first 4pk was flat and really grossly boozy, but the beer itself is lightly carbonated. Doesn't coat the mouth or dry you out whatsoever. Additionally, since it's so dry, there's no residual sugar and it's quite refreshing like an IPA should be.

Overall, 3 Floyds had no reason to help me out and replaced my beer after a weird mishap rendered my original 4pk completely disgusting. I have no idea what happened but they got back to me and replaced it within a day.

The actual product is outrageously delicious and lives up to all the hype I had after seeing the can art and that it was a collab with a metal band. You could probably drink 3 of these in an hour, and then have a really bad morning. It's really that good.
Nov 16, 2023
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Rated by jiggidy from Michigan

4.81/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
Really good. Nice and hoppy up front with a nice malty finish
Nov 11, 2023
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Reviewed by ilikebeer03 from Texas

4.58/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Canned 10/6/23. Drank 11/8/23.
Pour is lightly copper with a dense, tight, creamy off white head. Excellent retention and lacing.
Nose is grapefruit, resinous pine, dank, classic C-hops nose
Taste follows the nose - a huge wave of grapefruit rind, pine, resin, dank hops. firm bitterness layered over a moderate bready backbone. Alcohol is well hidden. Wonderfully made classic Imperial IPA.
Clean and crisp beer. 10.5% Imperial IPA that drinks like a 7% IPA. No cloying sweetness
Nov 09, 2023
Rated: 4.35 by rolltide from Pennsylvania

Nov 05, 2023
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Reviewed by brewme from Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Picked-up a four-pack of cans at Total Wine in Braintree for about fifteen dollars. Canned on date of 10/8/23. My seventh brew from these guys. Holy IBU...good stuff, not for the faint of heart.
Nov 05, 2023
Rated: 4.38 by Gmartin75 from Pennsylvania

Oct 31, 2023
Rated: 4.56 by Bhubbard34 from Pennsylvania

Oct 15, 2023
Rated: 4.6 by whistler55 from Missouri

Oct 10, 2023
Rated: 4.51 by TreyJ88

Jul 10, 2023
Rated: 4.22 by jeffmck09 from Connecticut

May 29, 2023
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Reviewed by dacrza1 from New Jersey

4.37/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
DATE: May 20, 2023... OCCASION: I did not plan to write a review tonight...but then talk of band/beer/distillery collabs blew up, and I felt compelled... GLASSWARE: Maudite snifter... a dense, opaque, sediment-laden orange-amber body stares down the drinker, with a thick off-white head settling to a frothy, substantial halo... classic look... a hyper-boozy, dankly resinous tree trunk falls on the nostrils, with peach, grapefruit, dry grapes, alcohol vapors, and some backyard vegetable garden allure... a bit gritty... wow--its softness alarms, almost as when expecting blunt force and receiving a tickle or a hug... the teeth are tingling, for sure, and the throat has a Grond-like furnace warming, but in between, it's smooth sailing and clear intentions--a beefy exhale is excusable when the inhale is this efficient at 10.5%... a big bouquet of grapefruit, pineapple, lemon, bourbon, mint, thyme, and the dank resin promised by the aroma... butterscotch and wet thatch balance its hop-heavy impact... this is a(nother) victory for the 3 Floyds folks, a sipper that breathes life into its drinker while killing him softly... nicely done!
May 21, 2023
Rated: 4.49 by guild337 from Virginia

Apr 30, 2023
Rated: 4.07 by Hefsbeercaps from Ohio

Mar 05, 2023
Rated: 4.7 by Mdez from Virginia

Feb 27, 2023
Rated: 4.63 by ummswimmin from New Jersey

Feb 24, 2023
Rated: 4.62 by Schaffer7 from Pennsylvania

Feb 21, 2023
Rated: 4.18 by bruindre from Massachusetts

Feb 08, 2023
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