SFY
Threes Brewing

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From:
Threes Brewing
 
New York, United States
Style:
Imperial IPA
Ranked #279
ABV:
9.4%
Score:
95
Ranked #1,667
Avg:
4.29 | pDev: 6.76%
Reviews:
37
Ratings:
129
Status:
Active
Rated:
Jul 06, 2022
Added:
Jan 27, 2015
Wants:
  24
Gots:
  28
SCORE
95
World-Class
SFYSFY
Notes: Formerly called Superf*ckingyawn, the name playfully pokes fun at what can seem like a fixation on big hoppy beers at the expense of other styles. We love hops but prefer not to approach beer solely through the lens of Double IPA. That being said, we believe our take on this style isn't one to sleep on.

Hopped with Mosaic, Simcoe, and Columbus
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Rated: 4.35 by BeerBeast from Florida

Jul 06, 2022
 
Rated: 4.45 by festizio from California

Jun 21, 2022
 
Rated: 4.34 by Curt3 from New Jersey

May 13, 2022
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Reviewed by osheamatth from New York

4.38/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Gorgeous look on this 2x IPA. Tang like hazy glory with nice legs. Man that bouquet just slams you with tremendous tropical fruit with overripe papaya, Guava, cotton candy, some pineapple and banana mingling with crushable hops. The flavor falls off but only a little. Most of those notes are there and nice but the alcohol just gets in the way a little, blocking the nuances the nose.
May 01, 2022
 
Rated: 4.43 by PaulSlazinger from Pennsylvania

Apr 19, 2022
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Reviewed by Act25 from New Jersey

4.3/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
On run to 35th St Ferry out of NYC, at Bread & Butter, best of the selection and a deal at $6 for a 9.4% DIPA.
a) Copper topped withr rocky head, slashes lace.
s) Pine, fresh sawn wood, floral, herbs, sunny coastal slopes.
t) Leafy, hemp, green grass, floral, dried herb, pine sap, and tangerine.
f) ABV hidden, oily, hempy brew.
o) One of the best.
Apr 07, 2022
 
Rated: 3.75 by Mattias from Sweden

Apr 01, 2022
 
Rated: 4 by Noelito76 from New York

Mar 27, 2022
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Reviewed by JohnniEMc from Pennsylvania

4.43/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
This undated version clocks in with an ABV of 8 3%. Nonetheless, it has the same hops listing, so this should be close to the original. This experience is hosted by the emptying of a pint can into a clear Imperial pint glass. It's wonderful to behold a beer head modest in volume, yet enduring. The color is a pretty orange-amber which is cloudy, but bright. There's a good hop and malt mixed aroma to be had. Let's start with the malt body. It's above adequate and as earthy as it is sweetening. The hop profile runs from slightly dank at the onset, to dry and bitter at the finish. The entire hop experience is more piney than citrusy and that works well with the malt. There's just a little taste of alcohol and even less glass lacing. Overall, this is one fine DIPA, with a great bitter hop finish that should satisfy any hophead.
Mar 25, 2022
 
Rated: 4.15 by Abe_Froman from Massachusetts

Feb 23, 2022
 
Rated: 4.25 by Mickt465 from New Hampshire

Feb 01, 2022
 
Rated: 4.1 by buzzy from Pennsylvania

Nov 15, 2021
 
Rated: 4.24 by caffeinelogic from New York

Oct 30, 2021
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Reviewed by Gajo74 from New York

4.09/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Pours a hazy orange color. A large billowing head retains well and yields lacing.

The nose opens with sweet malty notes of biscuit, honey and caramel. This is immediately followed by resiny and dank hops that exhibit fruity and floral qualities. Aromas of apricot, peach, mango, guava, pine and grass.

Taste opens with a firm malt backbone that evokes notes of biscuit, caramel and graham cracker pairs with a touch of sweet alcohol spices. However, it soon becomes increasingly resiny and bitter
as the hops take over. Juicy flavors of tropical fruit including mango, guava, and passion fruit coat the mouth. Nicely contrasted by notes of peach, apricot, floral spices, grass, and lots of pine and resin.

Full bodied but with a light on its toes aspect for easy drinking. The mouthfeel is smooth and the finish is dry with notes of alcohol spice and lots of resin. The carbonation is moderate.

Solid DIPA overall that is pretty easy to drink. I would have again.
Oct 27, 2021
 
Rated: 4.16 by Humanusfermentum from Virginia

Oct 08, 2021
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Reviewed by cjeep from Pennsylvania

3.71/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Ok it’s ok but no way 94. Packaged 6/24/21 consumed 9/14/21 so fresh enough.
L: from the can and it’s fine nothing special.
S: tropical fruit peaches melon. Pretty nice.
T: this is where it loses me. Nothing to get excited about. Some peach that is not so pleasant. Then some bitterness. Just not feeling it.
F: ok fine I guess.
O: sorry but not worthy from my side.
Sep 15, 2021
 
Rated: 4.24 by bschmidt_37 from Illinois

Aug 22, 2021
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Reviewed by ChipChaight from New York

3.98/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
6/24/21 can from Whole Foods on the UWS. Pours an opaque orange gold with a finger of rocky white head, nice lacing, smell is sickly sweet papaya, strawberry, kiwi, bubblegum, dank caramel, pound cake, taste is papaya, cantaloupe, egg tart, pound cake, hints of pineapple, guava, and coconut, feel is medium bodied, creamy carbonation, mild carbonic bite. Tropical fruit cake treat.
Aug 16, 2021
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Reviewed by AmeriCanadian from Tennessee

4.27/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
My first beer from Threes. 6-week-old can poured into a tulip.

Pale orange-gold body that's fully opaque with a nice glow, but has a light-ish haze relative to a lot of other 9%+ IIPAs. Finger of soapy eggshell head that falls quickly but has a nice creaminess to it, especially when resuscitated with a few swirls of the glass. Splotchy lacing. Really impressed with how long the "swirl provides creaminess anew" goes on, basically to the bottom of the drink. Past that aspect, it has a pretty typical hazy look.

The differentiation takes flight with the smell -- really unique and appealing nose. Lots of melon, grape, berries, muddled tropical and stone fruits, and some sweet tangerine. Dank, dank greens and a wonderful blast of green onion (which I'm a big fan of when done right) that meshes beautifully with the fruit medley. There's definitely citrus at play, but it's hidden behind the other, stronger fruit notes. Some nice bready malts to round things out. It's not a monstrous aroma profile, which is a bit surprising given the high ABV. But it's really damn good.

Taste follows pretty darn close, though the fruit flavors are much more muddled than the aroma notes. Pleasant but mild sweetness, with some starchy greens and a consistent green onion and weedy dankness keeping things in check. Some nice grapefruit pith on the tongue, with citrus making a bigger splash, the tropical fruits staying consistent, and the stone fruits blending into the background. There are floral and mineral notes on the back end, with a semi-sweet and semi-bitter finish. Nice pithy grapefruit aftertaste. Dangerously drinkable at 9.4%, as the alcohol is completely hidden save for some vapors off the burps. That changes a bit as the beer warms, but I would hardly call it boozy.

Nice creamy and smooth texture with appropriate carbonation and zero burn. Zero stickiness but nice coating, even if it feels a hair light for 9%+.

Really good beer that I will happily buy more of.
Aug 06, 2021
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Reviewed by oldmankoch from Tennessee

4.29/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25
Nice golden orange hue with okay spotty lacing. Smells like a melon ball and gives me memories of Hurricane from TH. Taste gives off some bubble gum and melon with a touch of orange cream ice-cream backed by faint fruit rind. Not a lot of carbonation at all...semi flat beer which isn't my favorite.

Overall a really nice beer and one of the better IPAs I've had recently. Canned on 6/24/21 and comes in at 8.3%
Jul 24, 2021
 
Rated: 4.47 by darktronica from Indiana

Jun 11, 2021
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Reviewed by unlikelyspiderperson from California

4.13/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Didn't pour it, but the can art is pleasant. And from the other attributes I assume its hazy.
Nose is a wonderful bright orange creme.
Taste follows with a bright orange juice flavor.
Mourhfeel is appropriately full with a redeeming tail end bitterness.
Overall this is a decent modern dipa. Heavier than I like, but if you like these full hazy dipas.this one certainly checks the boxes
Jun 05, 2021
 
Rated: 4.13 by BeerForMuscle from New Jersey

May 31, 2021
 
Rated: 4.52 by Edboch

May 28, 2021
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Rated by BFCarr from New Jersey

4.02/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A pretty plain IPA. Good but nothing spectacular.
May 22, 2021
 
Rated: 4.02 by MilaMila from Massachusetts

May 18, 2021
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Reviewed by orcrist_cleaver from New York

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Extremely dark golden with almost a bronze like density. Head it's thick and off-white like egg whites that have taken on a light hue of burnt butter.

Leafy, green grass, floral pine cone and tangerine-grapefruit, pink lemonade aroma. Becomes more tropical pungent as it warms.

Oily and med-full bod so a little heavy drinking, but paradoxically light as a cloud. Alchohol is hidden, moderate carbonation.

Citrus oils with a yellow skinned tropical fruit background; mango cream, guava, ripe peaches. Firm, mild-moderate pine bitterness with floral and earthy accents.
May 18, 2021
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Reviewed by dsa7783 from New Jersey

3.54/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25
Single pint copped from Suburban Bar and Kitchen in Randolph. Pours a hazy golden hue with substantial frothing. Pungent aroma redolent of pear and anise. Complex mouthfeel with an awkward finish. Flavors pronounced yet unbalanced. A loose cannon.
May 09, 2021
 
Rated: 4.42 by jhlosito75 from Pennsylvania

May 09, 2021
 
Rated: 3.25 by Shenk87 from Pennsylvania

Apr 25, 2021
 
Rated: 4.23 by cambabeer from New York

Mar 29, 2021
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Reviewed by ELS from Florida

3.68/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
I may be unfair here, but I had this beer on tap at Park Tavern in Delray Beach, FL. They usually rotate their beers pretty often so most likely the keg is less than 2 months old. The color was orangish with very little foam, not particularly hazy. The smell was muted with typical citrus but not much. Taste was acceptable but no discernment of hop flavors from the mosaic or simcoe. Honestly, I can pick 5 different IPAs off the shelf that are better than this. If I have it again and it improves I’ll update my ratings. For now, this was a big disappointment based on the ratings on Beer Advocate.
Mar 28, 2021
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Reviewed by Beers-es from Virginia

4.46/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
From a 3-week-old can, pours a deep, hazy orange. Big head of white foam leaves sticky lacing. Smell and taste are huge and complex, with tropical fruit, citrus, resin and strawberry. Pleasant drying bitterness in the finish. Excellent beer.
Mar 26, 2021
 
Rated: 4.21 by SFC21 from Florida

Mar 20, 2021
 
Rated: 4.29 by smi69 from New York

May 22, 2020
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Reviewed by metter98 from New York

4.24/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
A: The beer is very hazy to cloudy murky yellow in color. It poured with a narrow collar of white bubbles around the edge of the glass and bits of lacing on the surface.
S: Moderate aromas of grapefruit and tangerines are present in the nose along with hints of pine.
T: The taste has flavors of grapefruit, mangos, and stone fruit along with hints of pine in the finish. There is a light to moderate amount of carbonation.
M: It feels medium-bodied and somewhat juicy on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is packed with lots of juicy hop flavors and does a remarkable job at hiding any traces of alcohol from the taste.

Serving type: can
Apr 18, 2020
 
Rated: 4.5 by rare_bird from Michigan

Dec 03, 2019
 
Rated: 4.21 by PaleAleWalt from New York

Jun 23, 2019
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Reviewed by fitzy84 from Massachusetts

4.53/5  rDev +5.6%
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.
Jun 17, 2019
 
Rated: 4.53 by florisj135 from Virginia

Jan 12, 2019
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