ZZ Hop Triple IPA - Auburn Alehouse Brewery & Restaurant

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ZZ Hop Triple IPA
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88
very good

30 Ratings
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Ratings: 30
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 11.44%
Wants: 0
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Auburn Alehouse Brewery & Restaurant visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  9.80% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Beerandraiderfan on 02-13-2012)
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Serving Type on Tap poured into a Tulip glass

Appearance- A golden hue, solid white head, big alcohol legs, consistent with a West Coast Triple IPA

Smell- Big wet hops, pine cone, citrus zest, orange peel, melons, malty notes

Taste- Big wet hops up front in the true West Coast Triple IPA style true to form, citrus notes, orange peel malty, big alcohol booze notes but works well with the beer

Mouthfeel- Smooth, malty, lingering after taste of all of the flavors

Overall- One of my favorite IPA's that are made locally where I live any time this is on tap at the Auburn Ale House I make a point of getting up there and having it on tap and bringing home a bottle or two...

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look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: Translucent Reddish orange with a white head.

S: Sweet nectary mango and tangerine, orange, papaya and tropical fruit in the nose.

T: Sweet nectary mango, tangerine, orange, papaya, tropical fruit, malt, pine and mango.

M: Full bodied and foamy, kind of harsh but kind of smooth. Weird.

O: Not quite as good as their other DIPA, but damn good. Definitely worth a try.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

The beer poured a deep orange with about a fingers worth of an off-white head that left good lacing. The aroma was of pine, mango, peach, slight earthiness and a hint of astringency. The taste blasts the front of the tongue with bitterness that practically coats the whole tongue. The flavors of orange rind and pine needles are also heavily present. The mouthfeel is medium to medium heavy and finishes very dry. The taste lingers well after the beer is gone.

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review from notes... served on draft at Taps in Petaluma, in a North Coast belgian tulip

A - In this lighting, the beer looked like orange Jell-o. Kind of a pale, caramel-ly amber. Served with about 1 finger of head that receded to a thing ring. The ring lasted. Some lacing.

S - Resinous tropical fruits. Mango, pineapple, passion fruit... This is what I'm talking about.

T - Surprisingly, the main hop presence was green and grassy. Wish it tasted more like it smelled, but it didn't detract from this excellent beer.

M - Perhaps a tad thin and slightly acidic. Not distracting, though.

O - TRY THIS BEER. I loved it and will happily order it again, if I have the chance. It was a featured beer for a book release, "Craft Beerds." A great night with great friends as part of a very cool wedding present. This beer was excellent.
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look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Very nice beer.

First off, it's not a triple IPA, it's a DIPA. I think triple IPAs are unbalanced (on purpose) and the triple IPA name is a bit of a marketing ploy here. Oh well... but this one has a slight malt backbone, with some sweetish caramel malts thrown in. This doesn't completely hide the alcohol, but I enjoy tasting that since it's 9.4% ABV.

It's still very hoppy, with Chinook, Centennial and Amarillo hops according to the label. Its a nice tribute to some classic northwest hop varieties in the era of tropical fruit "experimental" hops.

A really solid DIPA that will satisfy any BAer.

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ZZ Hop Triple IPA from Auburn Alehouse Brewery & Restaurant
88 out of 100 based on 30 ratings.