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Three Floyds Struise Live A Rich Life

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RATINGS: 175   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


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dogbrick (9096) - 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 (456) - 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 (1479) - 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 (387) - 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 (6591) - 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 (7015) - 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 (2724) - 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 (8276) - 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 (1385) - 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 (1365) - 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.


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