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RATINGS: 181   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 Urbain’s 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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Oly (55) - Crawfordsville, Indiana, USA - MAY 2, 2014
The IIPA is much more prominent than the "Belgian" part. Aroma isn’t strong, but has a nice smooth citrus hop character. Incredibly well balanced beer, with citrus hops and a bit of syrupy sweetness. None of the flavors are as intense as in many other IIPAs, but they are very pleasant. Very easy to drink.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DandyWolfFloyd (641) - Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 29, 2014
c/o NeoHippie! Thanks again my friend Aroma - hops are oily and bulked out! West Coast is well represented from Chinook, Tomahawk, and Centennial hops. Appearance - amber body color; clean and clear liquid; 2" beige-yellowish rocky head; lovely lace Taste - oily West Coast hops with some caramel malts Palate - body is medium; texture is thick, slick, and oily; carbonation is lively; finish is cloying and bitter, nearly astringent

3.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
bubblehouse (738) - louisville, Kentucky, USA - APR 26, 2014
Another fine offering. Good and hoppy and smooth. A little lacking in aroma but really solid.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Chudwick (2416) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - APR 25, 2014
Bomber into a snifter - nose is alpha. Pretty yeasty for a DIPA. Don’t really know what to think of it. Odd

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
wchesser (1430) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 20, 2014
From a trade. Deep orange. Nose of light grapefruit. Fairly malty, balanced, nice citrus and some pine. Solid, but not their best stuff. Not much belgian anything here, nor imperial IPA-ness even.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
AndyReynolds (1048) - Dayton, Kentucky, USA - APR 20, 2014
Fucking solid. I am into cursing on ratebeer lately, so you can deal with it. Good times here in drinking.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dwm1034 (700) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 19, 2014
Bomber from lake beer fridge via Antioch Liquors. Pours rich orange with 1 finger head. Nose is a mix of grapefruit and pine....bold initial taste....lingers well. Excellent.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Westmeister (2061) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - APR 19, 2014
bottle shared with EricTeusink. Great label. Pours darker clear orange with ample off white head. Taste was heavily bitter, orange, other citrus, some fruitiness, a bit of spiciness. The Belgian aspect was not over the top, which for the most part is a good thing for me. Good beer.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
CpyNPrnT (495) - Indiana, USA - APR 17, 2014
Live a Rich Life, have been saving this since it was first released. Wow, aroma is hops forward, spice, grapefruit and citrus, taste is citrus, grapefruit, bittersweet, Belgian yeast, wow! short to medium aftertaste, alcohol is somewhat present but pleasing. Good beer! Would definitely recommend. Also some nice spice! FFF knows how to make APA’s but there DIPA’s are amazing!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
drsordr (1485) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - APR 17, 2014
Bottle pour clear copper with moderate white head. Nose dank hop, toffee sweet malt, some of fruit hop. Taste moderate strong bitter up front. Dank hop carries through. Mold mid palate balancing sweetness. Long lasting bitter finish.


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