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RATINGS: 153   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 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


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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.


4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
CpyNPrnT (217) - 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 (891) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
brian60625 (735) - Illinois, USA - APR 17, 2014
13 ounce pour on tap at Lone Wolf in Chicago. It smells like a big dIPA, pine and grass hops. Orange and bubbly appearance, good amount of white foam. The taste wrapped together the malts and hops pretty nicely, pineapple and bitterness at the end. Much less punchy flavorwise than most Imperial IPAs, very drinkable, no hop daggers or tongue bombing going on. Medium bodied, well carbonated mouthfeel. Overall I like it but I doubt I'd go hunting it down.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
FestDecBeet (33) - - APR 16, 2014
Served: 22 oz bottle Look: pours a deep copper color. Thick head about 1 finger that hangs around a while. A little cloudy but mainly from the carbination. Smell: sour smell to it. Don't notice any sweetness at all. Strong smell of alcohol as it warms up. Taste: bitter taste. Good amount of pepper, lighter citrus fruit. Feel: light beer, good carbination. Overall: not bad, too bitter for me. No noticeable flavors in the beginning. First drank: home Decatur April 3 2014

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
markducommun (99) - Wilmette, Illinois, USA - APR 16, 2014
Cloudy, yellow gold. Pine resin, grass, quite strong aroma. Strongly bitter, but quickly turns to sweetness that balances the bitterness. Thick, oily quite alcoholic. Delicious, very good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Brigadier (2830) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - APR 15, 2014
On tap in Cleveland (OH)
A second guest tap was even better than the first. Three Floyds are no strangers to making world class IPAs. This one is much more blunt and to the point yet still retains a nice tropical aspect that makes it drinkable without too much fatigue. I would love to get my hands on a fresh bottle.

Aroma / Appearance - Orange marmalade fills the glass with a cloudy core. Rich white head billows up and out with bursts of mango, grapefruit, and citrus pushing towards a hoppy conclusion. The intensity is packed in so well that it never feels abrasive.

Flavor / Palate - Mango, grapefruit, and citrus are the main drivers of a strong hop driven imperial IPA. Tropical aspects also present themselves as it moves towards the throat. A long lasting intensity that sticks in the back of the throat refreshes the palate with a slight orange sweetness. Much like Dreadnaught this is best enjoyed fresh as soon as you get home.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JaBier (4528) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - APR 14, 2014
Bottle purchased at Blacklick Wine & Spirits. Clear amber in color with a huge beige head. Aroma of sweet malt, pine, caramel, orange and slight Belgian yeast esters. Malty and caramelly flavor with subtle banana esters before a piney and earthy hop finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
andyhwcinc (1348) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 13, 2014
Enjoyed on tap at Bangers & Lace in Chicago, IL on a gorgeous spring Saturday. I didn’t take tasting notes while enjoying this, but I remember this as a cloudy gold with a moderate white head, with notes of coriander, spice, light fruit, and light pine. Overall enjoyable.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
RobertDale (2927) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - APR 13, 2014
22 ounce bottle. Thanks Keith! Pours a somewhat cloudy golden orange with a nice white head. Aroma of citrus, pine, and malt. Taste is grapefruit, orange, pine, grass, and malt. Dry and bitter. Nice.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois (6994) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - APR 12, 2014
Bottle split at Bruce’s pad, thanks to Paulo, 27/03/14. Hazed orange amber with a moderate off white covering. Nose is juicy hops, pine resin, bitter orange, caramel malt, pineapple chunks. Taste comprises bitter orange pithdom, pine bite, sweet lickings, candied orange peel, straw, earthy hops. Medium + body, fine carbonation, light booze laced tropicana in the finale. Decent DIPA if a touch overly boozey.


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