Triple J Chophouse And Brew Co
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Reviews by HardTarget:
3.75/5 rDev +7.8%
Atmosphere: Nice looking place. Kind of a rustic setting but new and clean. Saturday night they had live music, a James Taylor cover act, at a nice volume where you could still carry on conversations. Brewing room visible behind glass.
Quality: Beers were well made without any major flaws, but toward the bottom end of the style profiles. I think they are going for the masses rather than the beer geeks, which is a viable business model (if a little disappointing to this beer geek).
Had the samplers (which they would only give me 4 beers out of the 6 they had on tap, which just meant two rounds).
Selection: They had a Wheat (American, not Hefe), An Irish Red (good middle of the road), a Cream Ale (a bit watery for my tastes), an APA (under hopped ,but good, just a touch of butterscotch in the finish), a Porter (good) and a Stout (my pick, nicely roasted, just a touch of American hops).
I hate to second guess the business model, but having Miller Lite (I think that was the macro) on tap and all the BMC beers in bottles just doesn't sit right with me as a brewpub. Guess they have to pay the bills, but it's disappointing.
Food: Appetizers were really good. My honey pepper rib eye had a nice flavor but the cut of meat wasn't outstanding. The sweet potato custard had way too much brown sugar on top, and the "shoestring potatoes" were just thin limp fries. Still, it was all pretty good and the group I was with enjoyed their meals.
All in all, if you're in Lubbock, stop by and check them out.
04-20-2008 23:00:14 | More by HardTarget
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3.68/5 rDev +5.7%
I went to Lubbock on a business trip, and our client took us here for dinner one evening.
Atmosphere - This has your normal chain steakhouse vibe. Nothing stood out about the place, but it was clean and comfortable, which is a baseline for a solid experience.
Service - We had good service all evening. Despite a large party, the waiter was attentive, polite, and the food came out about when I expected it. He gave pretty solid descriptions about their house beers as well.
Selection - They had about 6-8 tap beers, but the only non-house beer they had was Miller Lite. I tried two different beers. Neither was impressive, but it wasn't bad either. They did have a solid variety of styles to choose from as their beers didn't overlap each other, and they didn't offer multiples of the same style.
Food - It's pretty run-of-the-mill chain steakhouse food as well, but the food was good. The pre-meal rolls were tasty, and I enjoyed the steak salad I ordered. I'd order it again if I visit.
Value - Reasonably priced restaurant on par with Outback, Chilis, etc.
Overall this was a pretty solid experience. There's absolutely nothing that would pull me back, but I have nothing bad to say about the place either.
01-21-2014 04:58:23 | More by smartassboiler
3.55/5 rDev +2%
Food: Stopped by over 'spring break' around 6:30pm and was instantly seated. Had dinner and 2 beers. I got a 10oz fillet, medium rare was cooked properly, but another person I was with had their steak slightly overcooked. They got the same 10oz fillet medium rare but it was more like a medium. The mashed potatoes I got with my steak were really good.
Beer: I had a pint of the windmill wheat before I got my steak and had what they called '806 stout' with my steak. The windmill wheat was pretty good but the stout was a dry stout which I really was not expecting and was disappointing. It was really watery, even for a dry stout. I was really surprised they did not have a porter.
03-17-2011 05:36:53 | More by bens0n
2.73/5 rDev -21.6%
Stopped in here for an early dinner on 31 Jan 2011.
Ok I have been sitting here for ten minutes trying to figure out what to write about this visit... Quite average in most respects, nothing to complain about, nothing to really recommend. The one thing that really stands out is the very odd Chocolatefest beer, which the server said was supposed to be an amber but was most definitely not an amber, didn't have any chocolate qualities about it and was strangely herbally syrupy sweet.
We tried the beer sampler, a salad and pepperoni pizza. Beers were average or below, salad and pizza decent. Overall this place would be out of business in any reasonably beer centric town, but this is Lubbock...
A says she liked the building and thought it had a nice cozy atmosphere.
02-09-2011 03:52:19 | More by htomsirveaux
1.93/5 rDev -44.5%
Was in town for my wifes cousin's wedding, went by afterwards. We were seated immedietly, most of the staff (almost everyone but our server was very friendly, he wasn't very attentive). Seemed like an older building, could be a neat place if the beer wasn't awful.
The only had 3 beers, the White Gold Cream Ale, Dusseldorf and Bavarian Wheat. I had a Bavarian Wheat which was mediocre, not bad though. I had samples of the others the cream ale and Dusseldorf tasted off.
We also had the nachos, a bizarre dish of wonton like chips (why not just use corn chips like everyone else?) covered with brisket (which was good) greasy white cheese, black olives and tomatos. That's the only food we had, but it was bad. Hopefully the food we didn't try is better.
It wasn't too expensive, and again most of the staff was friendly. Hopefully the quality of the beers improves at some point.
04-18-2010 05:04:28 | More by Dizzy
3.1/5 rDev -10.9%
Was in town for a tour of Texas Tech with my son. Last time I was at this place it was Hub City. We got there about 6:30pm on a Friday night and were told the wait would be 45-75 minutes. We headed to the bar so I could try the beers, and listened to the live jazz band while we waited. Beers on tap were a White Gold Cream Ale, Dusseldorf (I'm assuming an Alt), APA, Raider Red, and a Bavarian Wheat. I tried the Dusseldorf (nothing like any Alt I have had, tasted more like a weak Heffe) and the APA (which was just ok). We were seated within about 20 min. It took the waitress long enough to get to us that we had had time to review the menu and placed our orders when she took our drink order. Our salads arrived and were consumed before she passed by our table and I mentioned we still didn't have our drinks. She was very apologetic and brought them right over. I had the beef tips with a baked potato, loaded. They were cheap with the toppings on the potato, it was dry. My son had the cedar-plank grilled salmon with mashed potatoes and it was very good. The place is a little more upscale than it used to be. It was very loud with as many people were there and the live music going. I would have had at least one more beer if our server had stopped by our table more often to check on us. She was nice to look at (especially as she walked away), but she was no as attentive as I expect when I'm paying for someone to cook my food. It isn't a great place, but worth a stop to check it out.
04-10-2010 23:46:39 | More by schoolcb
3.48/5 rDev 0%
Atmosphere: we got a seat adjacent to the kitchen, which meant that I often got a great view of the open ovens belching out large flames and a decent amount of smoke. The pyro in my approved.
Quality: I'm taking this to mean quality of the beer. Unfortunately, not what I was hoping. Someone mentioned once that a recent change in ownership ended up leaving the beer tasting soapy, and they hit the nail squarely on the head. I tried a cream ale first, as I figured I'd see how it compared to my home town's flagship brew (Genny Cream Ale). I'd call it creamier than Genny - almost cream soda-ish. Followed it up with an IPA, and that's where the trouble hit. It just wasn't good. There was clearly potential for a good brew hiding in there, but the soapy taste destroyed it.
Service: our server was very attentive, and often joked around with us. When she heard me mention Cream Ale as a hometown brew, she told me that the brewer is a Rochester native, and another server just moved from a nearby suburb for school. 1700 miles from home, and I'm being introduced to my old neighbors. Cool!
Selection: I didn't even ask what they had in bottles; that's not what I went to a brewpub for. Every wheat beer that they brew was currently off the menu, so the selection that day was limited to IPA, Pale Ale, Porter, Winter Warmer, Raider Red, and the cream ale. Since it was a slightly chilly day when I went, I was hoping for a pint of their stout - no such luck.
Food: ordered the Marg-er-marita pizza. The crust wasn't my favorite style, but it was well made for the type, so I can't fault them on not happening to meet my personal preferences. The overall taste of the toppings, though, was fantastic. With just a slightly different crust, I might actually call it the best pizza I've ever had.
Overall impression: I'll probably go back, if for no other reason than to know that I'm supporting people from back home. And as only one of the two beers that I tried had the soapy taste going on, I'm willing to try another pint or two of other varieties to see if it was just the IPA that was impacted.
03-18-2010 17:50:10 | More by pitweasel
Triple J Chophouse And Brew Co in Lubbock, TX
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