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ZZ Hop Triple IPA - Auburn Alehouse Brewery & Restaurant

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ZZ Hop Triple IPA
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Ratings: 36
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 10.45%
Wants: 0
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Auburn Alehouse Brewery & Restaurant visit their website
California, United States

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

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: Beerandraiderfan on 02-13-2012

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Ratings: 36 | Reviews: 9
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3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to drewone for sharing this one at his tasting.

Pours a hazy orange with a foamy khaki head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, citrus fruit, citrus zest, and some herbal hop aromas. Taste is much the same with an alcohol kick and a medium hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer that is tasty but pretty strong.

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3/5  rDev -25.4%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

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4.12/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Beerandraiderfan
3.38/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Cool name, this was the first triple ipa I tried at the dipa fest this year. Orangey pour, minimal off white head on the top of it. Aroma wasn't massive hops, lots of bitterness, a decent amoun of dry hopping, but completely indistinguishable as a 'triple' ipa compared to many of the uber dry hopped pales, single ipas and double ipas out there other than there was a little more malty caramel sweetness to it.

The taste, its decent stuff, delivers a little better on the hop flavor, but its still that grapefruit bitterness that gets a hold of you moreso than any other characteristic. Lots of viscosity, thickness, syrupy and all that it takes to make a beer this big.

I'd have it again, but I dunno, I think PU240 and golddigger really allow the hop profile to shine more.

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

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4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.36/5  rDev +8.5%
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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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

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4.05/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4.15/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked up at City Beer Store last night for $9.99. Just got it in the shop today so I'm expecting this to be rather fresh.

Pours a medium orange with golden highlights around the edges. Thin capping of off-white foam, decent retention. Luscious, inviting aromas with an initial burst of orange zest followed up with a floral/piney duet. Slight hint of toasted bread. Flavor skews towards a heavy floral/perfumey but there's a biting resiny pine too. Bitterness is intense, lingering on into the finish. Brief encounter of clean malty backbone but this vanishes quickly. Moderate body and carbonation. Definite warming from the alcohol but not harsh. One heck of a hop bomb here, the intensity of the flavors certainly indicates a fresh bottle. Delicious, I'm going to enjoy this down to the last drop.

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3.97/5  rDev -1.2%
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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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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ZZ Hop Triple IPA from Auburn Alehouse Brewery & Restaurant
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