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Slap Yer Mammy Double IPA - Trinity Brewing Company

Slap Yer Mammy Double IPASlap Yer Mammy Double IPA

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Ratings: 67
Reviews: 17
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 13.73%

Brewed by:
Trinity Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  10.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: rye726 on 11-04-2009)
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Photo of blindtiger24


3.95/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

22oz bomber poured into a goblet.

A: A hazy orange / copper with thin one to two finger, carbonated off-white head.

S: Orange, apple cider, lemon, cinnamon, and a finish of dank pine and spruce. It's interesting how each time I went back for a sniff I picked up on different scents. At first it was really fruity and then became earthy and piney.

T: Slight orange citrus sweetness with tinge of dank hops that grows infinitesimally then fades out.

M: Creamy mouthfeel with a slight carbonation tingle. Sweetness comes up front. Hop bitterness only shows up at the back end and hangs around. Not overly bitter, but it just stanky, smoky, and warming enough that it has a nice finish.

O: First had this beer at the Boulder IPA festival and the flavor and bitterness were intense. This bottle didn't blow me away compared to the on-tap version, but it's still a good double, but not amazing.

Serving type: bottle

01-11-2014 03:51:57 | More by blindtiger24
Photo of ArrogantB


3.58/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Hops and Pie. I was glad to try this on tap because I suspected it wasn't worth the $17 they are asking for a bottle and it wasn't. Shocking. Dark orange color but not amber. good lacing and head. Aroma is indeed hoppy, pine, ok. Flavor is also hoppy but there is a malt component vying with the hops and this ain't no West Coast as far as I can tell. Is this a super hoppy IPA? Yes. Is it as good as something from the West Coast? No. The fact they charge $17 for a bottle of this is insulting.

Serving type: on-tap

07-20-2013 00:55:14 | More by ArrogantB
Photo of DenverLogan


3.68/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Had June 11 at Cedar Creek Pub in Aurora, Colorado, on tap.
Copper color with modest head.
Straw and floral hop aroma, light pine.
Moderate carbonation and big mouthfeel.
Bitter root hops, cream of tartar, some pine sap, alcohol. Tasty and bold but too much astringency year after year, tap or bottle.

Serving type: on-tap

06-15-2013 03:41:04 | More by DenverLogan
Photo of Beaver13


4.43/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

750 ml bottle, bottle number 198/12 (I think). Pours hazy copper orange with a monstrous rocky off-white head that retains well and laces the glass.

The aroma is big sugary tropical fruits with some dank hops and pine.

The flavor is sweet tropical fruits with a lot of piney dank bitterness. There's a bit of warming from the alcohol. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with low carbonation.

Overall, an excellent DIPA. Slightly too sweet and alcoholic (and pricey at $17 a bottle).

Serving type: bottle

05-03-2013 05:32:11 | More by Beaver13
Photo of StonedTrippin


4.3/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

this is a monster, and in many ways reminds me of the centennial ipa from founders. I think the hop profile is about identical, particularly in the nose and in the first half of the flavor experience. its that fresh milled two by four complexion that is unique to the centennial hop, and although I cant confirm it factually, my taste buds tell me that's whats going on here. the pour is hazy and golden, with a sexy and lasting white head that's wispy and spirited. the wood and bitter is intense in both the nose and taste, and I cant find the alcohol at all, which is just bonkers for a beer this size. it claims 125 ibus, and im not arguing. the hops taste super fresh, not freakishly complex, but neat and clean in the way only a huge ipa can be when it tries to act like a lager. this rises to the challenge, and the cooking carbonation really helps it be an easy drinking 750ml of strong ale. I hate the price, but I love the beer. probably one of the more enjoyable india pale ales ive had lately, and trust me there have been some dandys. this is memorable in every way, including the label. its been so long now since I had Emma's coffin, but this might be trinitys best beer going these days. the swingline was fantastic as well, but this is a perfect ipa in so many ways. freshness is everything, and this nails it.

Serving type: bottle

05-02-2013 01:48:12 | More by StonedTrippin
Photo of Oxymoron


2.14/5  rDev -47.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1 | overall: 2

Pours a amber colored orange with a light brown hues through out. A soft white head with good retention. Mostly cloudy but ok.

The nose is hop forward with more of a West Coast IPA feel. Big piney and everygreen notes. A big cat piss aroma, hello Simco, that is a deterrent than anything else. Some minor citrus and noticeable yeast notes. Some esters, rose peddles, but not over the top.

The taste is more hop forward as well. Actually more of a hop tea than a beer. Seriously would like ANY balance on this. A hint of bitterness and NO body or malt taste to even try to balance. The piney notes come out along with the super cat piss flavors. Some minor citrus but

The body was dry. Really under balanced and limited. Some carbonic bite but this has more to do with the no body than anything else. Overall hugely disappointed in this. No balance at all and was a serious hop tea.

Serving type: on-tap

03-04-2013 20:34:09 | More by Oxymoron
Photo of beergoot


4.33/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

The beer looked hazy with a honey-gold color and was topped with a frothy white head that quickly faded to a wispy bit of carbonation on top of the beer. The aroma was very hoppy; citrus and pine; malt sweetness in the background. The flavor presented a very citrus (orange and tangerine) flavor with a delicious hop bitterness; light, bready malt character. Medium-bodied, soft on the palate, with a dry finish.

This is a powerhouse of an IPA with balance and complexity galore; very fruity and bitter hop characteristics with a soft malt backbone. A hop head's delight...

Serving type: cask

02-03-2013 21:53:52 | More by beergoot
Photo of UCLABrewN84


4.4/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to wethorseblanket for sharing this one at Tieman's tasting.

Bottle # 159/12.

Pours a slightly hazy orange with a foamy khaki head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Foamy streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, citrus fruit, and citrus zest. Taste is much the same with a slight wood flavor on the finish. There is an alcohol kick and a medium hop bitterness with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a very good beer with some great aromas and flavors.

Serving type: bottle

11-11-2012 08:32:50 | More by UCLABrewN84
Photo of KVNBGRY


4.63/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had this on tap at Tap 'n Handle in FoCo. I was in the mood for a strong ale, so I asked the bartender what he'd recommend / what his favorite hoppy beer was at the time. Without hesitation he said Slap Your Mammy by Trinity. He's spot on, this brew was hoppy, piney, hint of grapefruit, but had enough malt to ease the 10.5%. It's one of the easier DIPAs to drink, not necessarily a sipper. Great drink!

Serving type: on-tap

08-05-2012 18:28:08 | More by KVNBGRY
Photo of stampfler07


4.33/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- Served in a tulip glass, clear amber with a light white head

S- Moderate pine hop aroma, some floral notes with a little sweetness

T- Floral hop and alcohol taste are strong at the front, sweet amber malt in the middle, warming mouthfeel, slightly dry-bitter finish, light lingering sweetness, excellent

M- Moderate carbonation, medium body, rolls smoothly off the tongue, slightly warming

O- I really enjoyed this brew, good balance of malt to hop, well presented and executed imperial, definitely worth trying if you're passing through the area and love a good, strong IPA

Serving type: on-tap

06-13-2012 02:09:44 | More by stampfler07
Photo of agirlandherpen

South Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I had this on tap at Trinity Brewing on 12/20. The pour was a beautiful clear warm golden color with a very distinct hoppy nose. My mouth watered when I smelled it. It hits the nail on the head for a double IPA, and I really liked this one over many of their 'regular' beers that they make. I tried to buy a bottle, but sadly they were out.

Next time I visit, this is my drink of choice from Trinity Brewing.

Serving type: on-tap

12-21-2011 06:01:44 | More by agirlandherpen
Photo of stakem


4.33/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to Smoked for gifting me with this. 750ml bottle dipped in a thin layering of what looks like brittle candle wax. Bottle/batch# 925-11. Split with a couple friends.

Poured into a cervoise, this brew appears a clear orange color with a finger of white head. The cap fades slowly leaving fingers of lacing. A light yellow clarity is seen around the edges.

The smell of this brew is bright with hints of grapefruit. Some stinging fusel alcohol is underneath accenting a more fruity to floral aspect. Quite bright and citrusy. As it warms it gets a little grassy with light notesnof sulfur.

The taste is grapefruit, both pulp and rinds. A toasty underlying caramel malt inclusion provides a mild contrasting sweetness. This is a crisp brew for 10% with a seemingly candy-like sugar dryness. The bitterness is bitty at times but fitting for the style. The aftertaste is grassy with a light green yeast aspect that comes out as it warms.

This is a medium bodied brew with a modest level of carbonation. Fairly easy drinking for 10% with a crisp to refreshing finish that is very noteworthy for this big of a brew. Very well done. I still think the idea of wax dipping a DIPA is odd but whatever, this one was fresh and very enjoyable.

Serving type: bottle

08-16-2011 18:07:58 | More by stakem
Photo of JayS2629


4.53/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The appearance was a bit too cloudy, orange in color with a creamy white head. Nice retention and descent lacing. The smell was amazingly complex. A bready background with a slightly sweet aroma bombarded with a complex aroma of floral, grassy, herbal, and tons of citrus. There are orange, tangerine, tons of grapefruit and a touch of lemon. The taste is a little too malty, but an excellent and complex arangement of hops competing from floral and grassy to pungent pine and bright citrus, peach, pineapple, orange and grapefruit. An excellent bombardment of flavor. The mouthfeel isn't as creamy as their regular IPA with a bitter dry finish, but still creamy and smooth with a crisp finish. Overall excellent double IPA.

Serving type: on-tap

06-17-2011 15:39:30 | More by JayS2629
Photo of HopHead84


3.9/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5


Growler shared by womencantsail, thanks Andrew.

A: Translucent orange with a frothy white head.

S: Nice tangerine presence with notes of orange, grapefruit, and resinous pine (strong). Malt is bready with some caramel and helps to balance the hops. Some floral notes and a touch of alcohol.

T: Orange, tangerine, grapefruit, pine, and caramel. Malt provides balance. Lower moderate bitterness with well hidden booze.

M: Medium in body with moderate carbonation. Mouthfeel is sticky and dry.

Overall: This was good stuff. A little maltier than I like my Double IPAs, but enjoyable nonetheless.

Serving type: growler

05-05-2011 05:43:11 | More by HopHead84
Photo of womencantsail


4.1/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to Scott for sending a growler of this to me. These Trinity beers can be tough to track down.

A: The beer pours a burnt orange color with a couple fingers of white head and some nice lacing.

S: A really dank hop aroma. Intense floral and citrus hops with a really oily pine note. Good grapefruit, tangerine, orange zest, and pineapple with a mild bread note and some toasted malts underneath.

T: Really resinous and oily pine provides a rather intense bitterness. Lots of citrus fruits too, primarily grapefruit and tangerine, but there is a nice floral quality to it as well as a touch of grass.

M: Medium in body with a moderate level of carbonation.

O: So many different hop characteristics here that none of them really dominated. Pretty solid stuff.

Serving type: growler

04-21-2011 16:45:21 | More by womencantsail
Photo of Mebuzzard


3.95/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A brownish ruby pour with a dense head gave promise of a wonderful beer. The head faded a bit to leave a nice lacing.

Aroma was fairly balanced between sweet, caramel malt and piney hops. Some citrus notes are hidden in the background. This is a hop-full beer.

Hops seem to fight over one another for attention. It's a weird mix of pine, citrus, orange zest, resin and grass. None are dominant and the caramel finish seems to trump them all.

Feel was a bit light given the plethora of hops used. Is this bad? I don't think so, but not as biting as other 2xipa's .
Good drinking. It didn't last long...

Serving type: on-tap

05-01-2010 21:12:37 | More by Mebuzzard
Photo of rye726


4.6/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Pours a rich cedar with a silky beige head and nice lace.

Nose has fresh floral and piney hops, caramel and fruity malts.

Taste has bitter, resiny hops up front and through the finish. Well balanced by sweet bready malts.

Medium body has a soft carbonation. Very nice IPA. Reminds me of the DIPA that Bristol use to make.

***Note to Trinity***
When I pay $5 for a beer, I expect to be served more than a 6oz cognac snifter. I don't care how many hops you put in it. That is some fruggle ass shit.

You guys need to stop being so stingy and serve proper servings of your beer. For, $5 I can go to the store and get a fresh 500ml bottle of Pliny. I'd like to continue giving you my support, but put your beer in a real glass.

Serving type: on-tap

11-04-2009 03:09:03 | More by rye726
Slap Yer Mammy Double IPA from Trinity Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 67 ratings.