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Three Floyds Struise Live A Rich Life

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RATINGS: 179   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78   IBU: 100   EST. CALORIES: 261   ABV: 8.7%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION A collaboration/dedication ale brewed with our friend Urbain from the Belgian brewery De Struise, this intense Belgian-style double IPA was fermented with Urbainís special yeast and then an amazing amount of hops were added. This beer was brewed in loving memory of a former employee, Rich Sheppard, who recently passed away, a portion of the proceeds from this beer will go to his family. Try this beer and enjoy the Rich life


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dorkenstein (40) - - MAY 20, 2015
Lots of hay and esters in the aroma. Some melon and a light bubblegum too. Taste is straw, clove, a light honeydew melon, light caramel. Some booze taste on the end. Taste like a nice earthy hopped Belgium tripel.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jbeatty (1179) - New York, USA - MAY 7, 2015
Bottle, 05/07/2015. 2015 bottling. Pours a rich amber color with golden highlights, medium size white head with soapy lacing around the edge of the glass. Aroma is caramel glazed citrus hops and melon, honey resin pine, bready malts with spicy Belgian yeast. Taste is thick resinous citrus, pine with peppery, herbal yeast notes. Medium thick body. Quite tasty.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DialSquare (3250) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 1, 2015
On tap at Winking Lizard in Worthington at the start of Columbus craft brew week: amber orange pour. light belgian, citrus, perfume aroma. clean crisp even taste - light bitter, little soapy, grapefruit, sweet malt, yeasty. the belgian ipaís arenít my favorite, but Iíd say this leans more toward the ipa and is as good as Iíve had. - 7.8

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
madelfonatree (41) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 22, 2015
This is a nice alternative to classic Floyds ales. It is worth trying. Only beer Iíve had like it is Le Freak.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dogbrick (9156) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 9, 2015
Sample at Bad Parenting Club (plus a few dirty aunt/uncles?!): NC Beer Edition on 03/28/2015. The beer is a clear dark orange color with a medium off-white head that recedes steadily. Stringy lacing on the glass. Aroma of pine, floral hops and malt. Medium body with flavors of resiny hops, caramel malt and a bit of herbal yeast. The finish is moderately bitter with piney hops aftertaste. Pretty good overall.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Brentv (462) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 8, 2015
From bomber. Pours a half-hazy copper color with a medium white head and moderate lacing. Aroma of fruits. Taste is a big semi-sweet fruity flavor. Mild bitterness. Medium mouthfeel and a light bitter finish. Very nice beer.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bluejacket74 (1511) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - APR 3, 2015
22 ounce bottle, bottled on 02/25/2015. Served in a tulip, the beer pours a hazy orange/amber color with about an inch off-white head. Head retention and lacing are both good. Aroma is nice, the brew smells like stone fruit, apples, citrusy and pine hops, and bready malt. I think the taste is similar to the aroma, but thereís also some peppery spice, candied oranges, citrus peel and a bit of clove noticeable. Thereís also a good lingering bitter hoppy finish. Mouthfeel/body is medium/full, itís slick, smooth and goes down easy. Moderate carbonation. I liked this brew, certainly worth picking up! $11.99 a bomber.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
fitwitchik (396) - USA - MAR 20, 2015
Poured from a bomber into a 3F pint glass dark clear amber with a thick beige head. Aroma fruity hops. Flavor is Belgian upfront with the signature 3F hoppiness. Usually donít like my beloved DIPAs flawed with Belgian yeast but this one works. Balanced without making this a banana ester hop cluster of confusion. Actually bought a second bottle. Yep 3F wins again!!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
drowland (6662) - Georgia, USA - JAN 21, 2015
Bottle consumed June 2014 while visiting Bloomington, IN. Amber pour with a decent khaki head, mild lacing. Big hop aroma, grapefruit, mild pine, some bready doughiness, not an overwhelming presence of Belgian yeast, lightly sweet and fruity, estery. Okay flavor, a touch sweet for me, grapefruit, pine, bready, a bit of caramel, candied orange peel. Not bad.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mabel (7059) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 21, 2014
[6631-20140815] Bottle. Fragrant orange hops aroma. Slightly hazy, pale orange amber body with a quick foamy white head. Bitter lemony grains flavour. Medium body. Good, easy to drink. (7/3/8/3/16) 3.7
(@ Campground Brewdown 2014, Millmont, PA)


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