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Triton - Greenport Harbor Brewing Company

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Triton
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86
very good

28 Ratings
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Ratings: 28
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 9.28%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Greenport Harbor Brewing Company visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
American Barleywine |  9.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: plaid75 on 04-28-2010)
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magnusdave

New York

4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

08-04-2013 06:59:38 | More by magnusdave
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Billolick

New York

3.9/5  rDev +0.5%

Growler fill (counter-pressure no less) from Bierkraft in Bklyn, NY. New brewery in the area, nice to try some new brews from a new local. This one pours a nice bold shade of mahogany clear, darker tan head, moderate retention, leaves very fine lace and a very thin collar. Caramel malted up nose. Tasty and smooth ABW, layers of maple malts, so velvety over the tongue, better then moderate drying hop bite late. Well done, thoroughly enjoyable, welcome and good luck to this new craft beer creator

05-09-2010 14:33:43 | More by Billolick
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Griffith

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +3.1%

01-19-2014 17:16:41 | More by Griffith
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socon67

New York

3.65/5  rDev -5.9%

Was able to enjoy the 2010 of this at the Greenport Tasting at Beer City in Babylon, NY.

A - Light brown\copper color. White and foamy on top. Settles fast. Opaque and some lcaing.

S - Smells of dried fruit (raisins and figs), and of grains. Actually not too over the top for a barleywine.

T - Has a taste of a fruitcake. An initial sweetness with a hearty grain flavor ends with a warming burn.

M - Incredibly mellow and smooth for the style, and doesn't have a watery feel despite this.

O - One of the more drinkable barleywines out there. However it isn't a standout. Worth a try, and good to have on a cold evening.

01-14-2012 20:18:21 | More by socon67
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Amalak

New York

4/5  rDev +3.1%

11-21-2011 01:00:50 | More by Amalak
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metter98

New York

3.58/5  rDev -7.7%

A: The beer is crystal clear dark amber in color. It poured with a thin beige head covering the surface that left lots of lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: There are light to moderately strong aromas of citrusy hops in the nose.
T: The taste has some malty sweetness and hop bitterness with notes of caramel and citrus.
M: It feels medium- to full-bodied on the palate and is slightly viscous. There are hints of warming from the alcohol in the finish.
O: This beer is a good representation of the style and is rather drinkable.

03-12-2012 00:49:11 | More by metter98
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pknyc

New York

3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

04-09-2013 00:31:54 | More by pknyc
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plaid75

New York

4.47/5  rDev +15.2%

Poured a deep amber hue with a one finger frothy off white head. There was good retention and lacing.

The smell featured a full citrus dry hop and balmy crystal malt.

The taste consisted of oily citric hops at the front which seamlessly transitioned into the robust full malt.

The mouthfeel was typical of the style.

Overall a superior barleywine. Very impressive.

04-28-2010 17:22:04 | More by plaid75
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Japple

New York

4/5  rDev +3.1%

08-07-2012 23:45:07 | More by Japple
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csmalley

Kansas

4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

02-20-2014 22:24:24 | More by csmalley
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dbrauneis

North Carolina

3.3/5  rDev -14.9%

Served on tap at Mugs Alehouse in Brooklyn, NY

A: Pours a crystal clear ruby to amber in color with a half finger tall light beige head. The head reduces to a thin layer covering the entire surface of the beer with a thick ring of bubbles at the edge of the glass. Significant lacing is observed.

S: Sweet caramel malt with a lot of dark fruit (more in the fig/raisin/plum area than cherry). Some toasted malts are present as well.

T: Start slightly sweet with caramel malts and then quickly moves to the hop bitterness - more of a grassy hop - and there is a definite white pepper taste from the yeast as well. You can get the dark fruits in the middle and some slightly woody hints as the beer warms.

M: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Slightly prickly on the tongue.

O: Good but not great...this one takes a little bit of effort and is not one of those beers I want to continue to drink, I was glad when I finished this one. The high ABV is quite noticeable, especially as it warms.

03-12-2012 01:33:42 | More by dbrauneis
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BKBassist

New York

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

07-14-2013 04:05:17 | More by BKBassist
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JRod1969

New York

4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

03-02-2013 04:38:48 | More by JRod1969
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DoubleSimcoe

New York

3.45/5  rDev -11.1%

Greenport Harbor Triton barleywine on tap at The Pony Bar in Hell's Kitchen, NY.

Appearance: Served in an eight-ounce glass, comes with a great frothy white head, excellent retention (at least for a barleywine) and lacing. Color is dark caramel, very opaque. Looks are the winning part of this brew.

Smell: It's like trying to smell the subtleties of bark. Underwhelming, laborious. Some malt, sugar, woodsy aromas and a tad of breadiness, but very inoffensive overall.

Taste: Chewy hops, caramel sweetness. Finishes dry, slightly pungent and nourishing like a fruit cake. Smooth and easy, a bit too easy for a barleywine in fact.

Mouthfeel: Alright carbonation, low flavor (for the style), medium body. A bit of a prickly burn on the tip of the tongue as it finishes.

Drinkability: Very good, but it shouldn't. I mean, a chuggable barleywine?? Too mellow. Not a lot going on here. Feels almost (god forbid) like a European strong lager.

03-08-2011 08:04:05 | More by DoubleSimcoe
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dar482

New York

3.15/5  rDev -18.8%

I had this at Strand in Astoria.

It comes in a brown caramel color.

The taste has a sweet maltiness and a clean finish. It's actually quite too easy to drink for the ABV, but it lacks hoppiness and complexity. Nothing exciting. I would want beers like this with bigger, deep, and more rich flavors.

04-15-2013 01:55:30 | More by dar482
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tobelerone

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +3.1%

04-04-2014 23:10:33 | More by tobelerone
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HopStoopid120

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +3.1%

12-07-2011 04:40:32 | More by HopStoopid120
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BrianScottK

New York

4.14/5  rDev +6.7%

Very pleasantly surprised with this one. Overall it's malty and lightly sweet, with a real kick. This beer certainly has some balls! You can taste the alcohol throughout. Notes of raisin bread and honey maple on the fore with hints of burnt toast. The high ABV and very malty fore is very well-balanced with a rather unexpected dry, hoppy finish.

05-09-2013 01:41:48 | More by BrianScottK
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Gregwa

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

09-28-2013 10:45:12 | More by Gregwa
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ironchefmiyagi13

New York

4/5  rDev +3.1%

03-01-2013 00:44:43 | More by ironchefmiyagi13
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Amryan

New York

4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

06-29-2014 05:09:32 | More by Amryan
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cowboy83

New York

4/5  rDev +3.1%

06-06-2012 15:08:28 | More by cowboy83
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afksports

New York

3.83/5  rDev -1.3%

I'm in love with this new up and coming brewery. NY stand up!!!

But the triton is not their best offering. Appearance it sticks as a barleywine - it works - though with less lacing than I'd like. It's a rich copper to red with a visibly velvety character in it's medium body. but the smell isn't there. No dark fruits. Just malts. Sweetness, no depth. Touch of citrus, and certainly booze, but not evenness a hint that this will age well.

Taste is fine, if I wanted an imperial red, but I sort of wanted a barleywine, and this is a touch off. Malts, booze, that's it. The malt character is caramel and citrus.

All good though. I'm still in love. This is like finding out your hot babe has hairy nipples. That's all.

Update: as it warms, this beer gets better; especially the aroma. More sweetness, fruits become present. Definitely raisin. And resin for that matter. But still not there for me.

03-25-2011 22:57:04 | More by afksports
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woosterbill

Kentucky

3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

On-tap at Barcade, served in a goblet.

A: Clear, deep ruby body under a ring of fine off-white bubbles. Nice color.

S: Toasted, caramelized malt as well as some citrus hops. More sweet than hoppy, and only slightly boozy. Pretty solid, but not quite exciting.

T: Caramel malts and dark fruits up front, followed by a bitter and boozy finish. Tasty, but a bit harsh for being only 9%.

M: Medium body, plenty of lively carbonation. A bit over the top for the style, but just fine.

O: Nothing wrong with this one, but nothing memorable, either. Worth trying, but nothing that I'd recommend seeking out actively.

Cheers!

01-28-2012 00:45:41 | More by woosterbill
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Illos

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

07-13-2013 05:46:19 | More by Illos
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Triton from Greenport Harbor Brewing Company
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