First Kiss | 3 Sheeps Brewing

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116 Ratings
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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
Ratings:
116
Reviews:
19
Avg:
3.92
pDev:
14.03%
 
 
Wants:
6
Gots:
20
For Trade:
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Ratings: 116 |  Reviews: 19
Photo of Sweffin
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BuckyNBeer
3.98/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of sparx1100
3.79/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of einman
3.78/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Nolster
3.69/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Benish
3.72/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JNForsyth
3.96/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Fusebuddy
4.02/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Millersbrewers
4.39/5  rDev +12%
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 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of dabear85
4.29/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of RichH55
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of KeithE
4.24/5  rDev +8.2%
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 +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BigAl18
3.37/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Lupigrant
4.54/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of TX-Badger
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%
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 -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rodbeermunch
3.69/5  rDev -5.9%
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 -42.6%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of Stevedore
3.74/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle of the early 2016 release. Served in a snifter glass.

Pours a dark caramel-copper body, two finger offwhite head with minimal retention time, small amounts of lacing. Smells of sweet honey, caramel, toffee, pine resin, grass. Definitely sweet, and the honey aroma is distinct. Flavour is definitely sweeter, with more of the caramel with a nice pine bite, followed by honey and toffee sweetness, finishing with more resinous bitterness. It's interesting, not all that bad if you're looking for extremes of both the hop and malt spectrum. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, slightly syrupy perhaps from the honey, a mild honey and heavy resin bitterness on the finish. It's a solid DIPA with a nice honey addition, strong malt and hop bitterness present for a decent balance.

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Photo of atone315
4.17/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Mantooth
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Hopstout
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bound4er
4.06/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Slightly turbid, amber appearance with a nice two finger white head. Smells of sweet malt and sweet pine - pleasant if not overpowering. Taste follows the nose with more sweet malt, earth and hoppy pine. Mouthfeel is rich and creamy - may be best aspect of this beer. Overall this is a really nice change of pace DIPA that leans to the more malty side of things with the hops playing a balancing roll instead of a starring roll.

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First Kiss from 3 Sheeps Brewing
3.92 out of 5 based on 116 ratings.
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