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Hocking Triple - Jackie O's Pub & Brewery

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BA SCORE
88
very good

69 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 69
Reviews: 29
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 10.43%


Brewed by:
Jackie O's Pub & Brewery visit their website
Ohio, United States

Style | ABV
Tripel |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Urbancaver on 04-02-2011)
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brentk56

North Carolina

3.51/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottle 113 of 360

Appearance: Pours a hazy apricot color with a modest head that quickly fades to a film; decent lacing action

Smell: The honey comes through in the aroma, with tart stone fruit elements

Taste: Doughy malts, up front, with a touch of honey but by mid-palate, a sour vinegar flavor takes over; very tart through the finish, with flavors of orange pith

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: I am being generous with my scores as this beer has not aged well; I note the last reviewer picked up the sourness as did I but nobody before has commented on that aspect

Serving type: bottle

10-26-2013 20:34:47 | More by brentk56
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JoeyBeerBelly

New York

3.68/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

22oz bottle (291/360) served in a snifter.

L - clear orange/copper color with a thin white head that became a thin ring.

S - slight vinegar, white grapes and pear.

T - I'm getting the vinegar along with a pear flavor, there's honey in here?

F - medium bodied with very mild carbonation.

O - maybe this was oxidized(?) but it was drinkable and quite different.

Serving type: bottle

01-28-2013 00:56:21 | More by JoeyBeerBelly
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buschbeer

Ohio

3.96/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

1 pint 6 ounce bottle
Served in a snifter

A - It is a hazy golden color. A center pour yields minimal off white head.

S - I get some pear and lighter fruit.

T - The pear theme continues. I get no spice or much else. It is not overly complicated.

M - Moderate and very smooth

O - It is not spicy or over the top. It is simple and very good. I could drink this anytime.

Serving type: bottle

01-25-2013 23:53:20 | More by buschbeer
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cosmicevan

New York

3.53/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

consumed on 7/5, while I was "on Hiatus." big thanks to marty30 for the amazing extra!!! enjoyed from my jackie o's tulip.
Bottle #9/360

a - brew poured a transparent orange with a minimal fizzy bubbly head. The head was gone quick hardly leaving a skin of tiny bubbles. lacing is minimal but leaves spots here and there. doesn't look the hottest for a tripel.

s - nice belgian yeast. honey is also evident on the nose. smells rich and thick.

t - again, belgian yeast candiness. honey is there.

m - rather thick and rich. not syrupy, but not far from it...

o - overall, clearly an american take on a belgian classic. few american brewers capture the nuances of the belgian styles like the originals. when they do you can't tell the difference. this brew is clearly an american take. it is not bad by any stretch of the imagination, but if you are looking for classic, look elsewhere...if you are looking for something a bit richer and thicker with a honey twist, then this beer is calling your name!!! overall, good for an american take.

bottle

Serving type: bottle

08-01-2012 01:32:22 | More by cosmicevan
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bonkers

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I poured into 2 tasting snifters, nice golden pour, plus sized white head. The aroma is sweet, lots of spice. A very nice golden ale, tons of Belgian yeast, pleasant sweetness, lingering finish. Neither me nor my tasting partner could pick up much honey. A very easing drinking, refreshing triple. Very glad to have tried it.

Serving type: bottle

04-12-2012 16:35:44 | More by bonkers
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Dope

Massachusetts

4.03/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: A hazy orange pour with a large, dense slightly off-white head atop it. Retention is top-notch and the lacing is quite solid.

S: Orange, honey, grass, bubblegum and cloves. Pears too as it warms. Sweet.

T: Lots of grass and cloves up front. Some orange and pears with a nice honey finish. Yeasty bread throughout.

M: Medium bodied, pretty smooth.

O: A good tripel, a little non-traditional but there's nothing wrong with that. Honey was a nice touch. I actually liked this a touch better than the barrel aged version, the bourbon drowned out the tripel in my opinion.

Serving type: bottle

03-11-2012 07:05:04 | More by Dope
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pokesbeerdude

Colorado

4.1/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

22oz bottle courtesy of bstaffor in the willpower LIF. Bottle number 5/360. Into a NB Globe. This is also the first Jackie O's beer that I've ever had as well.

A: Pours a hazy orange color with a stark white head that bubbles up to half an inch and then completely disappears leaving a few spots of lacing behind. Color is fairly dark for a tripel, but looks alright, really would like more head, and head retention.

S: Fairly spicy Belgian yeast strain, some cloves and a bit of bubblegum, some slightly boozy notes, and just a touch of a slight tartness as well. Fairly floral, and a touch of spicy/earthy hops. Bottle notes Saaz as the hops and there is a pretty distinct woody/cinnamon/tea like character that is in here. Pretty nice here.

T: Yeast shines pretty nicely here with a lot of cloves and spiciness, fairly grainy malt profile and a ton of honey flavors. I know that honey is pretty much 100% fermentable, but there is a really nice interaction between the honey and all the ingredients to create a tea-like flavor with a strong honey addition. I get a little bit of tartness on the finish, not sure if this is intentional or not, but it works in this beer. Fairly sweet beer but finishes with just enough bitterness to round things out. Really a complex, and enjoyable beer.

M: Medium bodied, but the carbonation is really low here which aids in giving this beer a heavier mouthfeel than it should. Finish needs to be a little drier as well. A touch of warmth in there. Would like a little more carbonation for once.

O: A pretty good American tripel, I really like the way it tastes but the mouthfeel is a bit off and so is the appearance. I like my tripels to finish nice and dry like most of the Trappist's, and this one is just on the sweet side for the style. Carbonation needs to be up a bit more as well. Still a very flavorful beer. Glad to try it!

Serving type: bottle

01-21-2012 20:20:25 | More by pokesbeerdude
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Brez07

Maine

4.03/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Reviewed for the Blind Beer BIF #6. 22oz bottle poured into a snifter

A: Golden orange hue. Limited amount of head, but swirling the glass garners about 1/2 fingers worth (3.5)

S: Hay and yeast. Some minor passion fruit. Possibly a little bit of funk. I went back and forth between this for a while as sometimes I got, sometimes I didn't. Peanut? (4)

T: Yeast is most prevelant. Has some peppery spice to it. Orange/lemon rind. Definitely a light amount of funk going on here. Not really strong enough to be a gueuze, so maybe a funky Saison/farmhouse? (4)

M: Medium bodied. Big carbonation initially, ultimately smoothing out. Peppery, dry finish. Soapy coating of the mouth (4.5)

D: Really digging this beer. Has a nice complexity about it and just enough of a funkiness to keep me coming back for more, but not ruining my palate (4)

Serving type: bottle

01-12-2012 22:15:09 | More by Brez07
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CMB2012

Illinois

3.73/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

22oz bottle #172 ('11) poured into a stemless open mouth wine glass. Served straight out of the fridge and allowed to warm throughout the experience.

A- Pours clean with minimal head (I chalk most of this up to it being very cold still). There is a nice ring of off-white bubbles which leaves some lacing. The color is a gold/orange to copper hue with very little suspended sediment.

S- Phenol, sweet bubblegum, subtle notes of wild flowers, lavender maybe, slightly tart/acidic wheat or pilsner malt character, honey on wheat bread or sweet roll, some alcohol on the end.

T- Acidic and fruity while at the same time displaying characteristics of rustic breads, phenol, sweet alcohol, and a stale hop bitterness in the finish.

M- medium body with tight carbonation, fairly sticky. Not quite as dry as I would like.

O- This is a tasty beer, don't know if it is world class though. I wish I had access to Jackie O's beers cause I would love to drink me some more.

Serving type: bottle

12-06-2011 02:30:27 | More by CMB2012
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projectflam86

Ohio

4.03/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bomber.

A- Pours a relatively clear golden color with a thick white foam head that leaves great lacing.

S- A touch of spice and grassy noble hops. The honey is subtle but still easy enough to pick out in the nose.

T- Belgian yeast spiciness, clove, white pepper, and a light lemon tartness initially. Sweet fruity finish with a big dose of alcohol and honey. Lemon, green apples, pears and bananas all make an appearance as it warms.

M- Medium bodied and well carbonated. A crisp snappy finish and lingering mildly tart aftertaste.

O- A very solid triple. Wish I had another bottle!

Serving type: bottle

11-09-2011 01:31:52 | More by projectflam86
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Viciousknishs

Virginia

4.22/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- pours a golden color with a finger of white head. Decent head retention.

S- spicy clove notes with a big clove honey aroma. Some slight light Belgian candy and bubblegum. Really nice dry triple aromas.

T- touch of sweetness and big honey flavor. Nice ceral grain and bubblegum Belgian yeastiness. Nice dry finish.

MF- full round mouthfeel medium body soft carbonation.

D- very drinkable

overall a superb brew.

Serving type: bottle

11-07-2011 01:49:12 | More by Viciousknishs
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DavoleBomb

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a snifter. 2011 vintage. Bottle #102 of 360.

3.5 A: Opaque yellowish brown color. Less than a finger of creamy white head with average retention, but leaves a solid ring of lacing.

5.0 S: This is wonderful! The last time I had this was at the release and like just about everyone I was more concerned with trying barrel aged whatever. Thus, this is the first time I'm enjoying this with a fresh nose and palate. If only I'd have known that this was the belle of the ball. Anyway, the honey and the Belgian yeast spiciness work perfect together. The honey is strong enough to catch a good whiff of its distinct aroma, but not quite braggot level. The yeast contributes clove foremost followed by pepper and a general yeastiness. Earthy with notes of hay, peach, banana lemon, and wet grass. Malts are clean and closer to the dryer end of the spectrum. Just a touch of crystal malt.

4.5 T: Earthier than the nose suggests - grass, hay, and honey. Clove and pepper are a bit more reserved than in the nose. Banana and peach fruitiness again. Lemon peel zestiness. Again the malts are clean with the taste being a little less dry than the nose. The only thing I wish this had was a bit more honey. The amount given tantalizes me into wanting more.

4.0 M: Lighter medium body. Carbonation is only slightly less than what I want, but the bigger issue is that it isn't spritzy enough. Otherwise, very smooth.

4.5 D: I'm super happy that this beer has no trade value or I might have departed with some bottles before cracking this one. I'll have no trouble putting down the rest of my stash in the coming months. Fabulous tripel.

Serving type: bottle

09-25-2011 04:24:15 | More by DavoleBomb
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illidurit

California

3.3/5  rDev -16%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle shared at the September iteration if the Santa Cruz tasting series. Pours a cloudy rusty gold color with a wispy whitish head. Aromas of fruit salad - apples, pears - and plenty of phenolics. Flavor is of overripe fruits, somewhat tart, with a heavy-handed booziness. A pedestrian take on a pedestrian style.

Serving type: bottle

09-15-2011 08:12:00 | More by illidurit
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corby112

Pennsylvania

3.58/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thanks a lot to Photekut for sending this bottle my way.

Pours a slightly hazy dark golden orange color with apricot hues and a one finger white foam head that slowly fades to a thin ring.  Spottty lacing left behind.

Slightly sweet aroma with a balance of zesty spice, sweet alcohol, light fruit earthy, grassy hops and a touch of honey.  Boozy sweetness/sugar with hints of apple, tangerine and subtle citrus.  

Medium bodiedwith a crisp hop bite and zesty peppey spice presence up front that lingers throughout over the sweeter notes into a slightly dry, boozy finish.  Hints of pepper, coriander and grains of paradise. Maybe sone citrus rind.  Bready yeast and pale malts with sone earthy, floral, grassy hops.  Sweet with a decently masked abv, only faint heat in the finish.  Hints of apple, tangerine, orange and the honey adds fullness and more sweetness.  A bit cloyingly sweet/artificial tasting but its flavorful and easy to drink.

Serving type: bottle

09-03-2011 02:38:02 | More by corby112
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mdfb79

New York

4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From 08/17/11 notes. Again, big thanks to Thorpe429 for sharing another JAckie O's beer. Bottle 184 of 360, poured from a 22 oz. bottle into a taster glass.

a - Pours a clear straw golden color with one inch of fluffy white head and moderate carbonation evident.

s - Smells of bananas, light alcohol, honey, citrus, and sweet fruits. Lots of bananas up front and I enjoyed the sweetness to it.

t - Tastes of bananas, citrus hops, yeast, cloves and spices, and light alcohol. Again, some sweet fruit which is nice.

m - Medium body and moderate carbonation.

o - Overall a very good tripel. A tiny bit of booze to it, but the sweetness masks it well, and I really enjoyed the bananas. Would like to have it again.

Serving type: bottle

09-01-2011 19:39:06 | More by mdfb79
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HopHead84

California

3.5/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

8/27/2011

Thanks to Riko for sharing this at Woodshop Classix.

A: Transparent gold with a white head that lingers for 20 seconds before fading, leaving just a little lacing.

S: Sweet bread with caramel and sugar. There's a little banana and light floral notes with a candied presence and a dash of pepper.

T: Lightly bitter with ample bread and caramel. The beer has a moderate sugary sweetness. It's yeasty and lightly spicy with a little apple and banana.

M: Medium in body with moderate carbonation. The mouthfeel is sticky.

Overall: A straightforward but enjoyable Tripel.

Serving type: bottle

09-01-2011 05:44:46 | More by HopHead84
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womencantsail

California

3.68/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to riko for sharing.

A: The beer pours a golden-amber color with a finger or so of white head.

S: Smells quite sweet and sugary. Lots of vanilla, strangely enough, with a bit of bready malts and candi sugar. A touch of banana and minimal spice or yeast notes.

T: The flavor is a bit more pungent. Sweet sugar and caramel malt flavors with some citrus peel and banana giving a nice fruit flavor. Still maybe not as much banana as I'd like, but good. Mild yeast and spice/phenols.

M: Medium bodied with a medium level of carbonation.

O: Not the greatest Tripel out there, unfortunately. It's easy enough to drink and it's not cloying, which is not always the case with American brewed "Belgians".

Serving type: bottle

08-29-2011 18:56:18 | More by womencantsail
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robwestcott

Indiana

3.9/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

thanks to Tripphop for this one.

poured cold from the bottle a honey'd gold to a founder's brewing goblet with a 1/2 finger, short lasting white head

aroma of bread, honey and sweet floral hops.

true to the nose, big honey and belgian yeasts. very sweet and floral. nice !

creamy, big bodied, low carbonation.

overall - very nice take on th estyle. honey sweet

Serving type: bottle

08-21-2011 20:36:28 | More by robwestcott
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mikesgroove

South Carolina

4.08/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

golden yellow, the haziness of it only served to magnify the shine it gave off. Some light sediment in the bottle, but that was from me, as I like it. A towering head of white foam at least four inches high,

Lots of grains here with a touch of yeast in the aroma. Light banana and lemon. touches of grass and even the slightest bit of grape. light, and full of flavor, light notes of yeast and wheat, some light fruit backed in as well. Nice hints of peach and a touch of wine like alcohol, but very light and more of a subtle nice surprise then anything else. The flavor was good, and at times effortless. The finish was dry; almost a champagne like dryness to it with a long lasting flavor

Serving type: bottle

08-15-2011 01:50:16 | More by mikesgroove
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Marty30

Pennsylvania

3.88/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a snifter at fridge temp.

A. Nice golden hazy yellow with a small half inch white head. Not much carb. some lacing on the glass.

S. Sweet smell of Belgian teast,love that smell! Some fruity citrus and spiciness.Pretty standard tripel notes.

T. Follows the smell with some fruity notes such as lemon banana and some clove.then the bread and spicy taste hit. I really don't get the honey probably added to the sweetness.

M. good medium feel a little more carbonation would be nice I think. Kind of a sweet finish.

Overall I enjoyed this brew not a bad example of the style maybe I'm just to partial to the staples ( chimay,westmalle). Glad I got to try.

Serving type: bottle

08-14-2011 01:09:25 | More by Marty30
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ColdPoncho

Ohio

4.47/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

bottle 27/360

A - brilliant cloudy golden body with medium white head with decent retention.

S - clove, banana, honey, belgian spice and yeast. Really nice

T - Smooth, sweet, malty, spicy. When I had this at the bottle release, I was underwhelmed. But now that it's not surrounded by other gigantic beers, this is a really fantastic triple

M - Smooth as can be, full-bodied, a touch dry. Very pleasant mouthfeel.

O - this is really one heck of a triple.

Serving type: bottle

08-09-2011 23:08:24 | More by ColdPoncho
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nrbw23

Ohio

4.22/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I heard from Brad that this is the base beer for Kentucky Monk, and after Seth shared his wtih me I was all over having this brew while visiting the pub.

A- Pours a hazy dark golden yellow color with a nice white head. Head becomes a thin cap of bubbles and leaves some nice lacing.

S- Smell is pretty sweet, quite a bit of tropical fruits, and a good amount of spices. A touch of alcohol, clove and maybe honey.

T- Quite a bit fruity overall and sweet. Mainly apples and pears. A good amount of spice and yeast. A bit of floral or grassy hops. Pretty solid taste for sure.

M- Fuller side of medium and nice carbonation.

O- Very nice and recommended for sure.

Serving type: on-tap

08-05-2011 10:41:41 | More by nrbw23
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Mississipping

Mississippi

4.22/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a slightly hazy yet bright golden-orange color.  I poured this on the beach, so it appears to be lighter in color than most other descriptions, presumably due to the direct sunlight.  Either way, it looks fantastic.  A medium, white foam head appears atop and recedes pretty quickly, leaving a few patches and moderate lacing. 

S: Sweet, yeasty, earthy, and spicy.  The sweetness really comes through at the beginning, partly from the malt backbone, and partly from the honey.  Caramel, honey, banana and vanilla are present.  Stale breadiness from the yeast, traditional earthy qualities, and a spiciness (particularly clove) are also present and fight with the sweetness for dominance.

T: Really well balance flavor, integrating the sweetness and spiciness with delicacy and ease.  The flavor starts out showcasing all of the qualities ... honey, fruit (apples and banana), yeast, hay, grass, and spices, none of which are overpowering.  The sweetness is slightly dominant, and that is particularly true at the finish.  The honey really comes out and lingers.  

M: Slightly on the heavier side of medium-bodied with bright, bubbly carbonation.  Creamy, yet tickling on the tongue.  

D: I was very pleased with this from the first pour, but as it warmed in the summer air, it really opened up as an excellent triple.  A nice addition to the typical triple characteristics while remaining very well balanced.  Delicious and refreshing.  I'd love to get another bottle of this.

Serving type: bottle

07-27-2011 16:20:30 | More by Mississipping
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Ryan011235

Ohio

3.85/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap in a pint glass at Bodega on 4/27/11

Deep, cloudy tangerine/orange. One finger cap of tightly bubbled, fizzy foam. Thins rapidly to a fine layer; swirling keeps that fine layer going. Strands of crackly lace.

Sweet, fruity aromas fill the nose. Pear, crisp apple, banana. Seems like some hops are imparting tropical notes. Subtle spiciness and mild herbal notions. Hints of clove. Faint alcohol makes for a fermented fruit aroma. Residual sugars.

Tastes right in line with the aroma, though perhaps more refined. Fruity, but not overly sweet. Banana, pear and mild apple notes hug a bubblegum presence that manages not to up the sweet ante. Soft clove overtones. Peely orange nips on the peripheries. Bready, doughy malt picks up on the back half.

Medium-full body. Slick with some alcohol - while not hot, it's noticeable. Moderate carbonation seems well-suited. Fruity finish. Residuals linger on.

Pretty good, indeed. I think a pint is a bit much for a serving, but I like it.

Serving type: on-tap

07-06-2011 00:56:38 | More by Ryan011235
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Tripphop

Virginia

4.1/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dark golden color, lets light through clearly. A generous head fades rather fast, but leaves a lot of sticky lace. Aromas are spicy, lots of yeasty esters and sweet light malt. Taste is vibrant and refreshing. Lots of spice and floral notes. Very herbal intense spice character, a little much for me, but it would be a killer matchup with a nice roast or Chicken. The honey shines through just enough to provide a good body to the beer, but minimal sweetness. Very nicely balanced with a dry finish lingering with honey and yeasty fruit and spice esters. Solid beer, great with food.

Serving type: on-tap

06-30-2011 04:06:45 | More by Tripphop
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Hocking Triple from Jackie O's Pub & Brewery
88 out of 100 based on 69 ratings.