SFY (Formerly Superf*ckingyawn)
Threes Brewing

SFY (Formerly Superf*ckingyawn)SFY (Formerly Superf*ckingyawn)
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American Imperial IPA
Ranked #129
Ranked #1,170
4.35 | pDev: 6.44%
Threes Brewing
New York, United States
SFY (Formerly Superf*ckingyawn)SFY (Formerly Superf*ckingyawn)
Notes: Juicy. Tropical Fruit. Moderate Pine. Sticky. Dangerous.
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Photo of fitzy84
4.53/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had this on tap at the Moan and Dove. The beer had a murky orange appearance with a thick head. Aromas were strongly of grapefruit while the taste was this wallop of grapefruit, melon, and oranges. This was a dense beer in terms of mouthfeel. Overall, incredible taste and mouthfeel.

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Photo of thebeers
4.15/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Cloudy yellow orange with a finger of creamy antique white head that leaves thick lacing.
Big aroma of peach, mango, cream and a hint of herbs. Creamy goodness with more peach and mango, some stronger herbs. Little to no bitterness, but not overly sweet either. Full bodied with strong carbonation. Delicious.

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Photo of T-34-85
4.77/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

This is an amazing beer. Very Impressed.

From a tall boy can, dated 4/28/2017, it pours a clear light red color with a 1-finger head that dissipates to a thin covering of foam.

The taste has a medium sweetness with minimal hop bitterness and a strong presence of tropical fruit flavor, that is matched in the aroma, but not as pronounced as the taste. Very surprised by how smooth and drinkable this beer is when I saw how high the ABV. I have not had another IPA with such a high ABV that had so little presence of alcohol or any harshness.

A good mouth further accentuates the experience.

Overall: Top notch beer. Very impressive in a world packed full of excellent hoppy IPAs.

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Photo of mikeinportc
4.51/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Canned 4/26/17

Pours slightly hazy amber, with off-white head .

Aroma is grapefruit,tangerine,pineapple juice, and a slight touch of fresh-cut grass.

Flavor is similar to aroma, with a soft kiss of bitterness on the finish. My nose is in Humulus lupulus heaven. : ) The 9.4% abv is all but invisible.

Feel is a soft cloud, with the occasional tingle of very fine carbonation bouncing around, with a feather-soft touch. (Again) - my mouth is dancing in hop-heaven.

Overall, a top-notch DIPA.

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Photo of afroskully
4.22/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

What a great mouthfeel and aroma for a 9+% abv DIPA. Threes did a real nice job on this one. Nice taste with almost no boozyness considering that number.

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Photo of Billolick
4.35/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Tall can...1/27/17 on da bottom

Hazed darker orange, lace all over the glass..thicker and quite sticky...

Dankalicious tropical hop nose

Delicious juice bomb, ripe tropical fruits abound....densly flavorful and super tasty...NE IPA from NY state....gotta love the state of beer happening right now in the world of tall silver cans...go get some

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Photo of Greywulfken
4.68/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Double dry hopped IIPA, listed at 9.4% abv on Threes' website, featuring Mosaic, Simcoe, and Columbus hops, and Mosaic lupulin powder... This is the second beer I've had this month featuring a lupulin powder - a new trend?

This beer is fucking nuts. Translucent golden-colored body with an ivory head a coupla fingers tall that draped sheets of lace behind. Tropical fruits and piney resin on the nose - has a distinct dankness to it. The flavors and feel are similarly incredible. Yes, there are impressions of pale orchard and tropical fruits, but they are balanced, to say the least, by a dank pine oil, slick and sinuous... The feel is soft and smooth and almost has an oily sheen to it that lingers on the tongue. Bitterness is moderate, sweetness subdued, and carbonation smooth. Something of a candied fruit/pixie dust finish to put a bow on it at the end...

One can limit is a bummer, as this was top-flight... 1/25/17 canning

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Photo of Meyers1023
4.34/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured a orangish gold color with a good amount of white, foamy head. Smell is very fruity balanced by a good malt backbone. Very bitter upfront, followed by mango, citrus, and tropical fruit sweetness before you get a doughy bread taste to finish it off. The feel is a little thicker than medium with a slight alcohol burn. Great combination of bitter, juicy, and malty. Abbreviated name is not so fun but works.

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Photo of MikeyMcD86
4.81/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Drank out of a Spiegelau glass.

Look: Light to medium gold color with a medium to medium minus haze. Fluffy white head.

Smell: Super tropical! Mangos and papayas with some honey sweetness on the back end.

Taste: Smacks with pithy bitterness up front but quickly transitions to the tropical fruit flavors you get on the nose.

Mouthfeel: Near perfect medium creamy mouthfeel. Hides its 9.5% very well.

Overall(Style Points): Awesome New England style DIPA from Threes. Normally, DIPA's in this ABV range will get a bit too resinous and boozy but Threes does a spectacular job of bringing the juicy flavors without the drawbacks. 96.25 Points!

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Photo of kojevergas
3.13/5  rDev -28%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

4-pack purchased last night at Threes. Brief initial impression from a can:

"Imperial pale ale." (Whatever that means...)

Murky dull copper colour. Nontransparent. Semitranslucent. Head is off-white, leaving a light coating of lacing as it slowly recedes (a process that takes ~10 minutes - pretty respectable at 9.50% ABV).

Hop profile is floral, slightly oniony, and..well, that's kind of it. Pretty simple, to be honest, but fairly well balanced - even if tends a bit oniony and bitter for my tastes.

Texture is smooth, wet, unrefreshing, well-carbonated, and medium-bodied.

A drinkable enjoyable imperial IPA with a decent but largely uninteresting hop profile. I wouldn't pay $14-17 for a 4 pack again, but it's above average fare.


11.23.16: 2nd impression from another can.

Oniony aroma - I suspect simcoe. A bit resinous. Not at all citrusy, juicy, oily, or piney. Maybe some tropical fruit in there. No grapefruit. Floral notes. Malt backbone is kept on the lighter end judging by the aroma - all (x)-row, pilsner malt, and pale malts. No overly sweet caramalt here. Fruity ale yeast esters. Aromatic intensity is average, and easily dominated by the onion.

Taste follows the aroma, albeit with a lot more fruity flavours coming forward than the aroma suggested - papaya, melon, maybe a bit of mango but not much. Oniony notes dominate, implicating Simcoe. I don't find any pine whatsoever, but it is a bit oily and a bit resinous, and has a bright floral flavour. No pithy grapefruit rind bite here, luckily. Nor any juicy citrus, unfortunately. It's an approachable build with a suiting texture (smooth, wet, refreshing, on the light side of medium-bodied, well-carbonated), but the hop profile just isn't stellar; the onion and fruit blend isn't ideal. I like that all hop bitterness is balanced, and the beer isn't boozy, but it leaves a lot to be desired in terms of hop flavour for my personal tastes.

Dangerously drinkable; I'll easily murder a can of this and there's no trace of its 9.50% ABV. Execution is definitely above average and I'm glad I bought a 4 pack to try it once, but it doesn't earn its pricetag in spite of being really easy to drink for its high ABV. Depth of flavour and intricacy of build could definitely be improved, but its big issue is just basic hop selection. Chalk it up to personal tastes; I can tell this is well brewed in every other respect.

Considering how clearly superior IPAs like Ballast Point's Sculpin, Lagunitas' myriad affordable entries, Bear Republic's Racer 5, et al. are, I'm a bit surprised anyone would regularly buy this (and Sculpin is even cheaper - not something one often gets to say about that beer, especially in New York City).


11.25.16: one more impression from a can.

Not getting any pine, really. Lots of onion, floral character, and some vague fruit, but no pine or evergreen. Not a really oily or resinous brew.


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Photo of spacemanspiff13
4.49/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Tropical candied fruit. There's a subtle hint of being a higher abv ipa with warmth, but really hard to tell that it's 9.5%. Quite delicious and super dangerous.

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Photo of JerzDevl2000
4.43/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Picked this beer up when it was released a few months ago and finally got around to it this week. Heard a lot of good things about this and didn't think that Threes could top the Chronic Myopia but sure enough, they did that with this oddly-named brew! The aroma left the can as soon as I opened it and the beer left my pint glass nearly as quickly once I started to sip this, as the alcohol was quite hidden from the get-go. The sheep on the label and the "Baa Baa" written on top of the date 7/13 that was on the bottom was a nice touch on top of that!

Liked the pour to this as the beer came out a dark apricot with a nice, bubbly head and tons of lacing left as I worked my way through this. Lots of tropical fruit, stone fruit, and sweetness in the nose with a wonderful balance between them in the taste. No overriding hop bitterness, heavy booze, or heavy carbonation here as this was incredibly smooth and easygoing for something so potent. A good amount of apricot in the taste with a copious amount of syrup present as well. Quite the sticky nectar, this seemed so natural to drink that I had to pace myself through this as there was a hint of oil and resin left behind once the liquid smoothly slid down!

A few of these could knock people out but you'd enjoy this so much that it would be nearly impossible to notice. This is how an IPA should be, without tons of juice, hops, or booze to overwhelm everything else. Easily the best beer I had from Threes and one of the best cans that I had here at the house this year - darned shame I don't have more on hand!

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Photo of mnj21655
4.48/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours a moderately hazy yet vibrant pale orange in color with a finger of white head. Aroma is very juicy, lots of tropical fruits; it get some mango a touch of pineapple. Taste as the same tropical fruit notes with some subtle pine and a hint of melon; very tasty. Good mouthfeel, medium bodies with moderate carbonation. Overall a great beer, it has some of the hallmarks of a NE IPA (juicy tropical fruit hop notes) but lacks the characteristic haze and mouthfeel.

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Photo of CNoj012
3.76/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

This beer pours a hazy golden orange with 2 finger creamy white head with solid retention and hanging chunks of lacing. Smell is sweet caramel malt, tangerine, pineapple and mango. Taste is the same with a moderately bitter finish. Feel is excellent. Medium bodied, slick and slightly sticky on the finish. No alcohol present, very drinkable for >9%. Overall a good beer, but too sweet and malty for me. Kind of perplexed by how high this beer is rated. NYC has many better options.

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Photo of HeartofMiami
4.47/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

First from threes. Drinks much lighter than abv suggests. Tropical fruit, moderate bitterness. Reminds me of a mix between Second Fiddle and Hop Juju

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Photo of cfalls
4.41/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

L - golden color, slight haze, small head

S - pungent citrus and tropical fruit, top notch

T - follows the nose with some earthy and pine notes, lingering bitterness

F - medium to low carbonation, somewhat syrupy, drying finish

O - the best I've had from Threes, the only beer of theirs that I'd put on the same level as the best beers from OH or SingleCut

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Photo of avas
4.31/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Drank from 16oz can on day of release (7/15/16).

A: Deep, radiant orange. Semi-transparent... Kinda reminds me of a slightly brighter/lighter Sip of Sunshine.

S: Overripe fruit, especially mango. Bit of woodsy pine.

T: Tropical fruit (tangerine, mango) up front and sticks around for a while, coating the mouth with a candied sweetness. Pine on the finish, but a syrupy sweetness really comes through as well. As it warms, sweetness becomes a bit overwhelming.

M: Smooth for 9.5%... Some hint of alcohol, but to be expected given the size of this beer. Hops hide the booze quite well. Medium bitterness on the finish. Aptly described by Three's themselves as 'oily.'

O: Perhaps my favorite of Three's offerings so far, SFY demonstrates their ability to make a brew that truly packs a hop punch. It's a bit sweet for my tastes, but probably to be expected for the ABV... Would really love a version of this about 2% lower...

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Photo of ONovoMexicano
4.35/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Tulip pour at Milk and Hops Broadway in NYC.

A- Cloudy golden and copper. More malt in color than practically every IPA I've seen in NYC as of late. Frothy pale white head and plenty of residual lace. 4.5

S- Candied mango sweetness with a bit of a floral edge. Pungent pineapple. Ridiculously juicy quality to this aroma. 4.5

T- Flavor veers more to the unripe mango and pineapple. Floral notes show a little clearer. Close to the finish the candied mango pops up again in a lighter way than on the nose. 4.25

M- Excellent mouthfeel here. Plenty of dry, bitter bite and plenty of sweet, fruity juiciness. Best of both worlds. Some floral qualities to add to the mix. 4.5

This is pretty outstanding. I had a really shitty experience at Threes a few nights ago (no service for 20 minutes) but with beers like this, I could still support these guys.

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Photo of PVMT
4.64/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Threes 2/13/16. Amber pour, thin white head. Aroma is candied malts and tropical fruit. Taste follows the nose, with a hint of piney bitterness. Alcohol adds to the mouthfeel, but there is only a hint of burn -- this goes down way too easy for 9.5% abv. Finishes slightly sweet. A world class offering from Threes.

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Photo of Srs5768
4.65/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Tremendous beer. Cloudy + huge citrus flavors in a deceptively light-bodied beer for the ABV. If you were blindfolded you'd be forgiven for thinking this monstrously impressive DIPA came out of Vermont.

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Photo of dar482
4.87/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

The beer comes in a hazy rich orange color.

The beer bursts of mango, papaya, orange, and simply juicy tropical flavors throughout. It lingers for quite a while. This is complimented by a touch of sweet bready malt, but spot on the New England DIPA style. The finish has some pine and lingers of some resinous. The finish is dry.

This is a top world class DIPA. At worst, the best DIPA from New York.

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Photo of mdfb79
4.35/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

From 02/15/15 notes at the brewpub.

Awesome beer. Murky dark yellow color with one inch white head and moderate carbonation evident. Super fruity, tons of tropical fruits, citrus hops, and oranges. Super easy to drink, just really great all around.

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Photo of jrnyc
4.5/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Excellent beer! For 9.5% abv, this beer has no hint of alcohol and is not sweet at all. Great smell, so easy drinking. This beer is a great accomplishment.

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SFY (Formerly Superf*ckingyawn) from Threes Brewing
Beer rating: 95 out of 100 with 130 ratings