Triple Jump Pale Ale - Eugene City Brewery
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Reviews by Floydster:
4.1/5 rDev +2.2%
22 ounce bottle acquired in a trade a few months back, reviewed from notes, served in a Port Brewing pint glass, color is copper with some orange tint, 1 1/2 inch foamy white head, minimal lacing, aroma has pine needles, lightly toasted malts, bread, orange peel, grapefruit, crystal malt, and mango, starts off with crisp with some hops and fruit that seems to be dried apricots, toasted malts in the middle, finish has some citrus but the piney hops seem to dominate the palate, dry, bitter, and citrusy mouthfeel, thin to medium bodied, very lively carbonation, taste lingers for a long time as far as the style is concerned, a flavorful pale for sure, could drink this bomber and I did a few nights ago, light and smooth, would drink again, worth trying
07-03-2009 19:22:59 | More by Floydster
More User Reviews:
4.33/5 rDev +8%
22 ouncer, no freshness indication. this must be a new line of brews for rogue, as this is only the second review of this one...Pours a nice warm shade of dark honey amber. Long lasting and puffy tan head, that goes on to leave a nice splattering of lace. Some malt and then resiny pine in the nose. Rich and semi creamy mouth feel , give a major hint that this is a quality, well crafted and quality creation from the Rogue empire. Plenty of malt and resiny hops. Hoppy ale in the fine Oregon tradition. Nice to enjoy a new Rogue product that doesn't cost $20 a bottle. Well worth a try, looking forward to trying the other offerings in this line.
07-24-2008 15:28:51 | More by Billolick
4.05/5 rDev +1%
22oz bomber poured into a pint glass.
Yellowish orange, hazy, nice looking brew with large white foamy head that recedes to a ring and leaves a ton of lace.
Lots of piney and citrus hoppiness blast on the nose. Some cooked malt underneath, and I agree with the fall leaves comment of one reviewer.
On the palate this ale has a definite west coast IPA effect, lots of nice citrus fruitiness up front leading to a piney hoppy bitter finish. Could easily pass as an AIPA. Quite dry, maybe even a little astringent. Well made, but the bitterness gets a bit ashy by the end of the glass, knocking drinkability down a tad.
10-05-2008 04:11:02 | More by kenito799
4.15/5 rDev +3.5%
22 oz bomber into a pint glass.
Pours a hazy dark orange with 2+ fingers of creamy looking off-white head. Nice 1/2 finger retention that flares up instantly when swirled in the glass, leaving a big sticky latticework of lace behind. The aroma is the pleasant nose tingling scent of fresh floral pine, citrus notes, and an underpining of sweetness.
The taste has a more subtle tasting resinous bitterness up front that imparts a longer lasting dry bitterness which lingers on the palette. Well balanced by a tangy blend of citrus highlights and silky caramel sweetness. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with a moderately creamy feel and just a bit of hop slickness. I'm not sure what the ABV of this is but it does seem to have just a touch of alcohol heft to the body.
A really solid APA loaded with all kinds of fresh PNW hop character, this really isn't very far from an IPA if you ask me. Quite tasty and refreshing.
07-17-2008 16:59:07 | More by Kegatron
3.43/5 rDev -14.5%
Served it up in a tall narrow Hopworks mug....
- Orange, and hay colored cloudy, yeasty, almost farmhousy ale with a fluffy white foam...
- Trying to go off memory here, but as I recall there was a nice scent of bittering hops... caramel malt, and a breadiness from loads of yeast. Zesty, and tart.
- Smooth, grainy, and bitter hoppy.. caramel, and yeast... a very creamy smooth pale.
- Overall medium bodied, a touch dry, but bright enough to salivate.
- A decent pale, but over yeasted and bready for my tastes...
05-05-2010 17:49:04 | More by Docer
4.35/5 rDev +8.5%
A-Pours a light hazy orange color with a very tight and thick head,great lacing.
S-It has a slight floral nose with a heavy citrus and pine aroma.I don't pick up much malt.
T-First taste is bitter pine but as it warms it becomes a sweet citrus flavor with a nice smooth malt finish.
M-A strong medium bodied beer that has a crisp,clean mouthfeel.
D-Not overpowering,very dribkable.I just wish the place I purchased gets more.
12-16-2008 06:09:17 | More by twbrewer
4.47/5 rDev +11.5%
Orange amber with a nice dense off white head that leaves pretty lace on the glass. Smells of piney hops and grapefruit with a little fresh doughy (pacman?)yeast and caramely malt. Grapefruit, pineapple and lemony tasting hopiness is well balanced with a slightly sweet maltiness. Smooth mouthfeel with some oily hop resin on the tongue. A great beer, one of the best APA's I've had in a while, delicious. Buy this if you get the chance.
03-14-2009 23:58:23 | More by biggred1
4.03/5 rDev +0.5%
Pours a light amber in color with a big three inches of cloudy white head. The head sticks around and when it does recede it leaves sticky, webby lacing all over the glass.
Smell is just nice solid hoppy goodness. Nothing over the top, but just what you'd expect, very nice.
Taste is a well rounded pale ale. This is perfect for a nice spring day doing some yardwork. Plenty of piney and floral hops are present. Crisp hop bitterness in the flavor and mouthfeel. Very sessionable and a decent offering.
05-09-2009 16:45:56 | More by FtownThrowDown
4.38/5 rDev +9.2%
Thanks to skourtis for this 22-ounce bottle!
Pours hazed golden amber with a thin white head that styas and leaves lacing.
The smell is of citrus - grapefruit/lemon.
The taste is of citrus - grapefruit/lemon with bready/grainy backing. It might have some of the signature Rogue "Pac-man" yeast strain (with the "Rogue" cap - was expecting it - and certainly not complain - it's there, but not much - it's doing it mainly "on its own". It has a great hop/malt balance and flavour. It has a bitterish, dry-ish, clean finish.
It has a creamy medium-body. Very smooth.
Very drinkable! A nicely hopped American Pale that is easy-drinking. If it came in 6-packs, and were available in my area, it would make a nice "sessioner".
01-20-2009 04:19:21 | More by jwc215
4.45/5 rDev +11%
This jem pours a nice opaque reddish gold with a thick head and sticky lacing that lingers throughout the drink. Has a citrusy/hoppy nose with floral notes and finished with an ever-so-slight toasted marshmallow note. Has a medium hoppiness with a pleasant bitterness and citrus notes. Excellent mouthfeel and great carbonation. I'm thinking blackened chicken or fish with this one.
09-01-2008 04:26:07 | More by BarleyMine
4/5 rDev -0.2%
On tap at City Brewing & recommended by the bartender. Served in a standard pint, the beer is copper with a thin skim of off-white head.
Nose is of citrus, pine and grains.
The taste is in the wheelhouse for a APA. Crisp malts and nice grapefruit based bitterness. A bit of caramel and crackers at mid-glass. Bitterness increases as the beer warms.
The mouth is slightly oily and coating.
They told me this one beer has recently won some awards, I can see why. Well-done Eugene!
06-24-2010 16:03:04 | More by Redrover
4.5/5 rDev +12.2%
A beautiful vibrant amber that looks like a million bucks. The smell lets you know you're about to embark on a delicious journey through a hoppy, yet quite balanced, West Coast pale ale.
The taste does not knock you off your feet with hops at first at all, but it's certainly a hop-centric brew. However, the malts used add a perfect balance and create an underlying sweetness that increases drinkability. I can't say enough about the balanced, refined taste of this brew. It's just so good, but not screaming "Look at me! Look at me!" Mouthfeel is also sublime with plenty of lingering hop spice.
I can't get enough of this beer, and sadly, I only split one bomber with a friend. For "just" a pale ale, this is worth its somewhat high price tag. One of the very best pale ales I've ever had. Need to find it again. Really blown away, especially since I wasn't expecting to find such a drinkable go-to brew in this beer.
05-06-2009 17:48:27 | More by badbassrandy
4.33/5 rDev +8%
Pours a very nice hazy golden orange color, nice carbonation, nice little fizzy/creamy off-white head, which leaves some nice thick creamy/sticky lacing behind. The nose is hoppy, nice malt note, citrus and pines. The taste is sweet, hoppy, malty, nice touch of citrus/pines. Medium body, very nice bitter/dry finish. Very drinkable, a very tasty brew.
02-22-2009 20:34:09 | More by Wasatch
4.08/5 rDev +1.7%
This one pours a translucent orange with a one-finger white head that lingers as a cap for quite a while leaving decent lacing. Citrus aroma dominate the smell with oranges, lemons and grapefruits throughout. The is a bit of caramel malts and a touch of pine in the nose as well. The taste has a bracing bitterness that I don't often find in an APA with the citrus up front giving way to the malt background. It's the pine hops that leave the big bitterness in the finish between sips. The mouthfeel is medium bodied and sticky with hops and has tons of carbonation. This is a great APA and very drinkable. Recommended.
09-15-2008 23:04:00 | More by gford217
3.78/5 rDev -5.7%
had this at the huge kickbacks dinner in Jacksonville, FL. I took some notes but mostly doing this from memory.
Appearance: light copper color and nice lacing
Smell: citrus pine aromas
Taste: a solid hopped up pale ale. very sessionable and light on the body
08-17-2010 17:32:32 | More by CampusCrew
4.13/5 rDev +3%
Got this one from By the Bottle in Vancouver-WA with my B-IN-Law.
This brew pours a nice orange/amber with three full fingers of head. This head sticks around and leaves some great lacing. Nose is marvelous, a great balance of malts and hops, each complimenting the other with a sweet caramel background. Taste is great and the pattern is similar to nose with a great balance, although a bit less prominent than suggested by the nose. Hops win out in the end with an almost IPA flavor. Mouthfeel is medium with good carbonation. Overall this is really good beer that finishes great and should be enjoyed by all!
10-10-2008 01:17:10 | More by SickBrew
3.98/5 rDev -0.7%
This beer pours a cloudy orange,honey colour with nice carbonation that leaves a rather frothy two finger head with nice lacing,the aromas are honey,citrus and piney hops,it has a nice above average mouthfeel which starts out quite full then finishes nice and thin and the hops used in this brew definately come together so nicely with only a touch of the malts on the palette and also finishes with a touch of alcohol warmth but not much,quite a nice drinking beer that would buy again.
10-05-2009 09:57:52 | More by ADZA
4.4/5 rDev +9.7%
22oz bottle, cold. Orange sunrise color.
A dirty explosion of taste. Has an earthy bite of juniper, maybe a bit of lavender and fall leaves. Very smooth feel and finish with an aftertaste that sits at the back of the mouth, pleasantly and not too aggressive. Gives the tongue a nice tingle.
Feels like a very strong punchy beer. No ABV listed on the bottle, but it definitely packs a wallop, I can feel the warmth.
I will enjoy more of these.
09-20-2008 01:08:35 | More by langmick
3.35/5 rDev -16.5%
I had this beer and the 200 Meter back to back. At first, I didn't realize that Eugene City was a Rogue spin-off, much like North Coast launched Acme. The parallel continues in my mind, as I found these Eugene City beers to be pretty inferior to the standard set by the beers of the Rogue family (although not lousy, as the Acme beers are compared to North Coast's excellent beers). I was less than impressed by both the Triple Jump and the 200 Meter.
The Triple Jump poured a medium hazy amber with very nice, smooth, creamy head that was worthy of a thousand photographs. Aroma was fainter than I expected for a pale ale, but discernibly hoppy with some faint citrusness. Flavor was quite mild, a bit of what I will describe as wheatiness (although I am pretty sure there is no wheat in this beer) or straw-glass flavor balanced with some light citrus hoppiness. Not bad, but hardly outstanding.
I would weakly recommend this beer. I bought this bottle at Discount Liquor in Milwaukee.
12-19-2008 18:54:23 | More by BeerBelcher
3.88/5 rDev -3.2%
A: Bright, clear orange/gold color. Poured a 2 finger coarse white head with excellent retention. Lightly decanted. Lots of sticky lace.
S: Citrusy floral hop aroma. Lightly toasted bready malt.
T: Sweet, bready malt and floral hop character. Sharlpy bitter finish to balance.
M: Medium bodied. Medium carbonation. Bitter, dry finish for nice balance.
D: Splid pale ale. Easily drinkable.
05-09-2010 23:43:07 | More by Haybeerman
2.93/5 rDev -26.9%
Served in straight pint glass. Poured a clear orangeish-amber with about an inch of barely off-white head that dissipated quickly and left little lacing.
A fairly neutral and subdued, yet balanced, aroma floats to the nose. There is a nice mixture of malt and floral hops. The flavors are very similar, just a little sharper and better defined.
The body and drinkability are both typical for the style. Overall, a decent beer, worth trying if you see it, but probably not worth a lot of effort to obtain.
12-05-2009 01:21:17 | More by beertunes
Triple Jump Pale Ale from Eugene City Brewery
88 out of 100 based on 28 ratings.