Razor Hoof | 3 Floyds Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

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

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.20%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Brewed with our friends in the epic band High on Fire, this heavily hopped saison is worthy of razor hoof.

Corpse wolf now raised.

Added by MasterSki on 08-23-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
40
Ratings:
320
pDev:
14.37%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
11
Gots:
23
Trade:
2
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1/5  rDev -71.8%

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1.5/5  rDev -57.7%

Photo of pmoney
1.57/5  rDev -55.8%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Served on draft at Three Floyd's.

Total malt-bomb. Murky, unattractive, zero hops, no farmhouse qualities. Just an awful sweet cloudy mess.

I'm not usually a beer-hater, but this was simply terrible. I got through a third of the glass and I decided to ask the bartender about it. I asked if he had had Razor Hoof and if he likes it. He said yes he had it, but it wasn't his thing because he doesn't like Saisons.

It's labeled as a dry-hopped Saison. I told the bartender I really don't care for it at all. He said it's probably because it's dry-hopped and too intense for me. I said, well I don't get any hops whatsoever - it's a total malt-bomb. To that he said "yeah, I can see that".

Uhhh....how can you tell me the beer is intensely hoppy and then agree that it's a malt-bomb?! I asked him if it would be possible to get a half-beer of something else because this wasn't anything like the beer was described. His response was "you can buy another beer if you want". Cool, dick. You don't know anything about beer based on the way you described this, and you're rude to your customers on top of it. This is turning into a typical "Three Floyd's bad service" rant, so I'll end it there.

Verdict: Just terrible.

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2/5  rDev -43.7%

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2/5  rDev -43.7%

Photo of Huhzubendah
2.06/5  rDev -42%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

The beer is hazy orange with a hint of crimson. Half inch of off-white head. The aroma offers some resinous hops, malt, bread, sweet fruits, esters, candies. This is NOT a saison. Not even close. FFF makes some great beers. This is not one of them. Even if one were to re-categorize this beer, it doesn't change the fact that it is simply sub-par. No yeast, funk, farmhouse, hay, spice or any characteristics of the style. Too sweet, too hoppy, messy, muddled. Avoid.

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2.5/5  rDev -29.6%

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2.5/5  rDev -29.6%

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2.5/5  rDev -29.6%

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2.5/5  rDev -29.6%

Photo of NewGlarusFan
2.71/5  rDev -23.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Poured into a 3 F Teku glass.

A) Dark red, cloudy, lots of floating yeast, two finger head and no noticeable carbonation.

S) Apple skin, pine, fig, malt, and honey

T) Apple, yeast, estery, yeast, 3 F ale yeast after taste even though it's a saison. Surprisingly not over hopped as all 3 Fs beers are.

M) Chunky and I got the first pour out of the bomber. It was pour very carefully to avoid yeast over flow.

O) Not a good 3 F beer, Rabid Rabbit is a lot better Saison. It seems 3 F enjoys brew IPAs with different yeast strains.

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2.75/5  rDev -22.5%

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2.75/5  rDev -22.5%

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2.75/5  rDev -22.5%

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2.75/5  rDev -22.5%

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2.75/5  rDev -22.5%

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2.75/5  rDev -22.5%

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2.75/5  rDev -22.5%

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2.75/5  rDev -22.5%

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2.75/5  rDev -22.5%

Photo of jeonseh
2.87/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

A - Hazy cherry brown and copper body with an off white head

S - Light lemon, spice and wet socks with really not much of a nose 2:75

T - Bitter hops crossed with lemon. A light funk, banana and clove linger in the finish. Bit boozy as well. Light spice and some bitterness from the hops cones thru near the end

M - Really thick with minimal carbonation.

O - Too much going on with the saison aspects hidden by the hops but the hops not able to shine thru with the Saison

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Photo of SportsandJorts
2.87/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Appearance: a hazy orange color. Lots of yeasty sediment. Hardly existent head that fades to just about nothing. Lacking the bubbles and the foam I look for

Smell:lots of caramel and crystal malts. Some citrus hops.

Taste: opens up with a mix of citrus and caramel malts. Low to no yeastiness.

Mouthfeel: sticky. Fairly heavy.

Overall: I didn't think three floyds saison would be very true to style and it isn't. Drinks a lot like a reddish slightly hoppy American beer. Needs less malts flavor and more yeast.

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2.91/5  rDev -18%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

In conjunction with the band "High on Fire", this dry-hopped Belgian-style Saison is projecting an image of dry earthiness with fruit support upon a champagne-like bubbly nature and then exacerbated with bright hop aromatics... yea, none of that happens.

With a pour of deep amber and significant haze, its appearance is further muddled with only creaminess as if it were an Amber Ale. But with strong retention of its ivory-stained head and broken collars of lace, the ale sends strong aesthetic signals- just not consistent with Saison.

The prominent scent of bruised apples take center stage as the nose draws near. But then a mildly toasty, dry caramel scent backs up the fruit with a malty counterpart. But where's the earthy spiciness of Farmhouse Ales? Where's the spice? Where's the hops?

Its taste fares only slightly better as the beer's taste offer more than just bruised red apples- it also offers up mild toasted acidity, coupled with bread crust, light toffee, pepper, husky rye-like character and an earthy "stemmy" taste that's sharp and biting. Still, the complex vinous character is sorely lacking. So is the promised hop character that's basically a no-show.

Without an exact zesty character, the beer's body is semi-creamy and earthy with residual sweetness that keeps the beer heavier on the mouth than is what's desirable for its style. It simply labors onto the middle and late palate with dull oxidized taste and stagnant attempt to dryness.

Regardless what style its proclaimed to be, Razor Hoof really fails to meet the criteria of Saison in any regard. But as a nondescript ale, the bruised apple character provides such strong detraction that its hard to dismiss.

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3/5  rDev -15.5%

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3/5  rDev -15.5%

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Razor Hoof from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.55 out of 5 with 320 ratings
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