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RATINGS: 170   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76   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


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3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BigBang (299) - Indiana, USA - MAY 23, 2012
This is really tasty - on tap at brew pub. Not a lot of aroma, and pours golden with little head, although good lacing. Great hop bitterness and the Beglain yeast gives it a unique, pleasing flavor. Very creative and enjoyable.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mabel (6789) - 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)

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GenDV138 (1833) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - SEP 23, 2014
22 oz bottle poured into a tulip. Bottled 2/10/2014. Hazy copper with 3 fingers of off-white head. Aromas of biscuit, citrus, toasty and nutty notes. Tastes of citrus, biscuit, toast, floral notes, caramel, light spice, some yeast. Medium body with a dry and slightly bitter finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jercraigs (8070) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 21, 2014
2014-08-15. Hazy orange body with a small off white head. 3+ Aroma of sweet malt seems lightly cardboardy, possibly oxidized. Flavour is bitter, sweet pale malt base. Smooth average plus to medium bodied palate, soft carbonation. Okay. Bottle at Campground Brewdown

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GTAEgeek (1286) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 11, 2014
22 oz. bottle from Dunn4040. Pours a nice bronze, with a big, foamy, beige head. Big citrusy and resinous aromas, with some biscuity dough, apricots, and some yeasty, banana esters. The flavor is a strong, yet mellow, bitterness, with a nice malt and ester sweetness. Heavy body, sticky, and syrupy. Overall, this is a nice, well-balanced, and well hopped BIPA. The fruity esters donít kill the IPA, and the ludicrous hops donít kill the nice Belgian yeast.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rdixon77 (834) - Georgia, USA - JUN 2, 2014
Thanks drowland for share at homebrew club! Always love getting 3F. Big Belgian Double IPA. Big deep orange color. Very spicy hops with slight fruit, caramel, and bread coming through in the nose. Balanced taste with citrus hops, caramel malts, and some Belgian yeast. Pretty full and slick mouthfeel. Interesting stuff.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hotstuff (4284) - Indiana, USA - MAY 16, 2014
Rated on 6-01-2012 (Draft at Brew Haven Ticket Release Party-New Haven, IN) This draft beer has a small ivory head that mostly diminishes, fizzy, fast rising carbonation, and a fair amount of lacing. The aroma is yeast, pine, citrus hops, and caramel malt. The flavor is pine, citrus hops, sweet, and caramel malt. The mouthfeel is lively and this beer is medium-full bodied. This beer for the style is not overly hoppy tasting and is worth trying.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tderoeck (5148) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAY 16, 2014
30/IV/14 - 1Pt. 6Fl. Oz. bottle @ home - BB: n/a (2014-441) Thanks to Klaas for sharing the bottle!

Clear deep orange beer, big creamy yellow head, pretty stable, adhesive. Aroma: very fruity, grapefruit, sweet, honey, caramel, citrus, exotic fruits. MF: soft carbon, medium body. Taste: sweet malty and sugary touch, some honey, bitter hops, very fruity, bit cheesy. Aftertaste: bitter hops, fruity, piny and resinous, some citrus, exotic fruits. Nice beer!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mittenator (1390) - Michigan, USA - MAY 8, 2014
Bomber thanks to Chris. Clear gold with a light head. Fruity, spicy hops. Clean IPA. Not getting any Belgian aspects at all.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheBear11D (284) - Michigan, USA - MAY 8, 2014
Live a Rich Life pours a strawberry amber, orange with a thick frothy beige head that lasts a good while. The aroma is dark fruit, floral, caramel and bread. The flavor is dark fruit, floral, caramel and bread. Interesting though that the Belgian element is more distinguished in the aroma than the flavor. Overall this is a solid beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Oly (46) - Crawfordsville, Indiana, USA - MAY 2, 2014
The IIPA is much more prominent than the "Belgian" part. Aroma isnít 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.


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