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Three Floyds / Struise Live A Rich Life

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RATINGS: 211   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78/5   IBU: 100   EST. CALORIES: 261   ABV: 8.7%
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

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jgb9348 (5727) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - OCT 19, 2016
Rich (haha) orange and bronzed coloured body with a nice, three centimetre tall tan head. Aroma of super dense, rich yeast, grain, alcohol, bitter hops, resin, spice and a very pale note from the malt and the hops, but the alcohol and the belgian yeast strain stand out the most, for sure. Full-bodied; Dense malty and funky spice notes dominate with a lot of alcohol, some grain, dry herbs and a ton of pungent belgian yeast complexities show through the taste. Aftertaste shows a lot of bitterness, a very dry malty flavour, some subdued sweetness from fruit with a lot of spices coming through and a resinous and piney hop flavour near the end. Overall, a rich and very deep belgian ipa with some nice spice notes, a good deal of dry yeast complexities and some bitter piney and floral hops that make this very nice and airy. A good beer for sure, but not amazing. A good beer for the style, but not worth searching out - just because itís got the tie-dyed cap. I sampled this 65 cL bottle purchased from Whole Foods in Chicago (Streeterville), Illinois on 11-May-2016 for US$12,99 sampled at home in Washington on 18-October-2016 after my last run in preparation for the USMC Marathon (16,2mi) in a week and a half.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ChiGuy68 (556) - Illinois, USA - SEP 25, 2016
Tasted from a bomber. It poured a hazy orange hue with an offwhite head leaving minimal lacing. Aroma of yeast and lemon zest. Citrus, yeast,and hop taste with a nice bitter finish. Cheers Rich Sheppard! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Drake (11937) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 23, 2016
Non Beer Trip Beer Trip Beer #47. Keg at the brewpub, 3/10/16. Clear amber, large creamy off-white head, good retention. Aroma of floral, herbal hops, pale malt, mild yeast. The taste is herbal, piney, floral hops, pale malt, mild fruitiness. Medium bodied, strong lingering bitterness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Claves77 (251) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 9, 2016
Rich hop smell, sweetness to the flavor, full palate, full flavor, nice beer, . .

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jstraw (1965) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 24, 2016
Muddy orange-amber with good, fine-bubble head, light lacing / Big, fruity nose of citrus, caramel, pine / Medium to full body, sweet, fruity, big hops and biting, very bitter finish / Flavors of grapefruit, orange, pine, lots of caramel / Big in hopping and fruit, but ultimately ungainly, even amateurish, failing to come together into anything close to a balanced whole.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
AndyW68 (1458) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAY 6, 2016
Hazy orange pour with off white head. Aroma is sweet floral. Taste is perfume like. Nice beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rondphoto (4103) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - MAY 3, 2016
on tap @ Hebron Brew Haus / Hebron KY --- Aroma of malt and peach. Clear dark maple amber color, white head, hanging strings of lace. Taste is sweet malt and toffee, then more malt, along with peach and yeast in a medium carbonated swallow, then light hops to finish. A really solid Begian with a good hop finish; I donít know about Imperial IPA.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
wlajwl (5839) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - APR 29, 2016
Aroma is pine, cream/vanilla, sugar/candy/Belgian yeast and citrus. The flavor is citrus, Belgian yeast, vanilla/cream, malts and a mix of bitter, tart and slightly sweet funk in the finish. A style I donít care for, not surprised FFS made a really good one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Maddog (523) - Kettering, Ohio, USA - APR 23, 2016
Not really into Belgian IPAs. But, I do like this one. Pours a cloudy orange with aromas of yeast and citrus. Fruity, citrusy, yeasty. As it warms the Belgian really emerges. Great representation of the style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (40865) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - APR 22, 2016
From tap. Pours hazy orange with a small white head. Aroma is grapefruity and peachy. Pine, grapefruity and slight herbal. Dry and bitter, herbal dry finish.

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