First Kiss | 3 Sheeps Brewing

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3.84/5
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121 Ratings
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
3 Sheeps Brewing
Wisconsin, United States
3sheepsbrewing.com

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.20%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerFMAndy on 07-19-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#14,308
Reviews:
21
Ratings:
121
pDev:
13.8%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
6
Gots:
21
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 121 |  Reviews: 21
Photo of farrago
3.79/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Finger plus of frothy orange tinted tan, lots of craters and dimples, slow and measured dissolve, multitude of thin, long streaks with good staying power. Filmy liquid yet clear enough to see the particulate suspended within, rich bronzed color, only a few bubbles to be seen. Heavyset nose of honey, mocha, biscotti, pine tar, orange reduction, the damp leafiness consistent without pushing everything to the side, the pineapple, papaya, peach fruit scents could use some separation and clarity. Full-bodied with little carbonation so it feels plush and inactive. On the sweet side with that honey to molasses element, flower water, cocoa/mocha, scone, malts given freedom to play. The tangelo, pink grapefruit citrus juicy with minimal bite. The is some booziness (not burn) to it which contributes to a reduced, syrupy feel in the pineapple, mango, nectarine to peach fruit. In the end it comes across a jolly portly fellow without a bad word for anyone, you’d glad to sit on a stool next to him.

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Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
3.35/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

A dark honey color with a puffy head of 1 finger. Lots of fuzzy lace left behind.

Tons of honeysuckle on the nose, with bright fruity notes and lots of grapefruit.

Flavor is much less impressive, imparting a piney caramel flavor with an undercurrent of honey. Finish of grapefruit rinds and earthy pine.

Feel is crisp and carbonated, with a resiny finish.

Overall, it was great up until the flavor. I could really go for more sweetness and less caramel and pine. It's kinda gross.

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Photo of scream
3.77/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mjpolzin
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Slarson7
3.99/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of MHJeff06
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Sweffin
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of sparx1100
3.79/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of einman
3.78/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Nolster
3.69/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Benish
3.72/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JNForsyth
3.96/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Fusebuddy
4.02/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Millersbrewers
4.39/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Tried on draft on a whim at a restaurant and was pleasantly surprised. You can smell the hops immediately, but there's a nice sweetness to balance it out, perhaps from the honey. They claim 110 ibus but I wouldn't have guessed it was near that high. Mine was on the high end of carbonation, but mouthfeel was pleasant for the bitterness.

Floral hops were at the front of the taste, but some sweet malt flavor balanced it well.

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Photo of bigpoppa67
3.92/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of dabear85
4.29/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of RichH55
4.25/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of KeithE
4.24/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I tried this recently at a beer event in Chicago and got a nice glass to go with it. It blew me away. Really great iiPA. Nice balance and citrus flavor. It even had a little carbonation that made it very easy drinking. I look forward to trying some more beers from 3 Sheeps

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Photo of Rilesmiles
3.98/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BigAl18
3.37/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Lupigrant
4.54/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of TX-Badger
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a mostly clear darker golden color with white head. Floral notes, sweet tones, spruce, and some grass on the nose; follows onto the palate. Full bodied and sticky. Finishes with light honey sweetness and spruce notes.

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Photo of McHenry
3.78/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rodbeermunch
3.69/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured out a copper color, 1/2" white head. Aroma was hoppy, not a blast of aromatics, but you could tell it was there.

Taste, imagine like a smaller Hopslam and Bigfoot blend, this delivers on the honey dryness and alcohol and hop blast like in Hopslam with a little less heat. You can still taste it, but its a good strong imperial ipa. A lighter vein of caramel to the malt backbone and sweet level. Rocks around that 60 ibu level.

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Photo of KnappStout
2.25/5  rDev -41.4%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

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First Kiss from 3 Sheeps Brewing
Beer rating: 3.84 out of 5 with 121 ratings
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