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Hocking Triple - Jackie O's Pub & Brewery

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BA SCORE
88
very good

74 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 74
Reviews: 29
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 10.2%
Wants: 5
Gots: 15 | FT: 0
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:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

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

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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

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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.

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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.

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Thanks to Brad for the pour of this. On tap at Jackie O's.

Beer is a darker shade of gold then most tripels, though I'm certainly no stickler for that. White head with good retention and a bit of lacing. The nose comes through with some light apple flavor along with mild stone fruits. A bit of a crisp spice there and a touch of alcohol. Mild malt sweetness shines through as well. The flavor is really nice, and is really enhanced by the mouthfeel. Nice light summer fruits throughout. Just a touch of sweetness; nothing beyond what is appropriate for the style. The body is fairly light, yet the feel is creamy. Really fantastic mouthfeel. Hits the carbonation and body combination just right. A very enjoyable brew and probably the beset American-made tripel that I've had.

EDIT: Original review was on tap before the bottle release. Re-scored from a bottle on 01.12.2012. A bit drier without as much fruit and spice. Still very good, but not the level the tap was.

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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.

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Hocking Triple from Jackie O's Pub & Brewery
88 out of 100 based on 74 ratings.