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TRI-PA - Full Pint Brewing Company

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TRI-PATRI-PA

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82
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132 Ratings
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Ratings: 132
Reviews: 38
rAvg: 3.6
pDev: 14.44%
Wants: 4
Gots: 9 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Full Pint Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: OWSLEY069 on 04-06-2011)
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Reviews by mattcrill:
Photo of mattcrill
3.7/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Aroma: Boozy and caramelized sweetness up front. Moderate piney resins. Moderate fruity esters.

Appearance: Slightly hazy brick red pour with a white head that retains well.

Flavor: Piney and lemon rind hop flavors up front. A touch of caramel and a bit of tea-like leafiness mid-palate. Balance is decidedly bitter. Finish is clean and dry.

Mouthfeel: Definite alcohol heat with a medium body and medium-high carbonation. A touch of astringency.

Overall impression: Hmm...didn't get the fresh hop aroma and bright flavors I would expect in a Double IPA. Doesn't seem to have enough malt to be an American Barleywine. Lost in a style space where it's coming up short. Freshness could be the issue. Enjoyable but not sure about a repeat performance.

mattcrill, May 12, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

heddar33, Sep 09, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

jburchett, Jul 15, 2012
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4.22/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

My favorite during a session at the newest Sharp Edge location, poured in their new smaller pour high octane chalices. A slightly hazed golden orange bright bodied, with a light white head forms even lace as it dwindles. Aroma has fruity pineapple/citrus notes actually intense citric hops with mild pine/mint going on. A hint of bready yeast this has to be a Belgian style IPA a mix of a triple/IPA aka TriPA also brewed in a tristate region of OH/WV/PA. Flavor is super aggressive with hop flavor and a decent bitterness. Fruity citric hops some grapefruit with tropical pineapple juicy mango fruit tones and hint of pine harshness. Complex warming alcohol with a spicy yeast note as well. Mouthfeel is resinous with hop oils big bold American style BIPA. Carbonation is lively carries the beer all the way through, very enjoyable will hae to revisit this brew to see if it's actually as good as I thought it was or if the other beers I had that day were actually that lackluster.

WVbeergeek, May 20, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

Dirt, May 23, 2013
Photo of beerthulhu
3.69/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

- best by july 14. lot #e57. hopped 7x, 5 different varieties.

A: Dirty orange, dense clarity, thin beige head is slight on hold, weak on lacing. Tingy beige micro-effervesce creeps up along the glass walls.

S: Hints of pineapple-orange, fresh orange peel, some grassiness.

T: Piney-dry pineapple, grassy overtures, spicy orange citric bite. Hints of pear-mango, creamy grassy citrus malt, nice tropical grassiness with pronounced sting of hops on the finish.

M: Creamy maltiness, grassy citric sting of hops with a dry flowery hop coating on the tongue.

O: Overall the hops live up to thier end of the deal. The malt base is creamy, full, nice mixture of hop variety, tropical grassy-pine, with nice varying degrees of fresh and dry nature. The alcohol is warm and comforting, a nice fall winter taking.

beerthulhu, Sep 26, 2013
Photo of hippityhops85
3.63/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On draft at the Blue Dog in Lansdale, PA. Poured into a 13oz tulip.

Pours a ruby brown with orange highlights. A eggshell white head is present right after the pour but dissipates very quickly.

The nose has tons of citrus hops with and obvious strong, malt backbone. Reminds me of a typical East Coast IPA. Just what I was looking for.

The taste is fairly one-noted. Citrus hops with the maltiness to back it up. 9% is fairly well hidden. Pretty good.

Overall, just what I was expecting in an east coast ipa. Enjoyable and I'd order it again.

hippityhops85, Nov 26, 2011
Photo of akorsak
3.05/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A 12 oz bottle from the Brass Rail.

A: The double IPA is a golden brown, amber. Transparent, the ale has a glow near the base. A white head, over a finger and a half on first pour, laces in a few spots.

S: Hoppy with a syrupy thickness, the grapefruit has fallen off a bit. Caramel is a saving grace, adding a malt backbone that makes up for the hop losses.

T: The hops may be a little softer but the ale hasn't lost its kick. Boozy heat, mixed with caramel and toffee, leaps out at me immediately. Pepper is in the mix but the hops have lost any distinctiveness that may have one existed. The hoppiness improves modestly, the citrus stand out with more elan. However, the heat of the ale keeps getting in the way, a pow of strength that covers up quite a bit.

M: Average. Maybe too old or maybe too muddled, the hoppiness is enveloped by the alcohol.

akorsak, Mar 24, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

mdillon86, Jul 02, 2012
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3/5  rDev -16.7%

aflyershckyfan, Dec 14, 2012
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3.95/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hazy orange body with a thick off-white head that settles to a thin foam cap. Lacing on glass, alcohol legs, and nice amount of head retention after a few swirls of the glass.

Lots of fruit...peach, apricot, mango and mild tropical fruit. The fruit aromas blend in with a light caramel/toffee sweet malt and bready scent. Mild peppery notes from the yeast as well. Lots for the nose to appreciate!

Apricot and peach with a touch of pine at the start which then moves along in the middle with some creaminess and sweet malt flavors. Bitterness comes in real quick and fades very fast. Carbonation is just right here. A bit more of a hop punch up front would make this a stellar A/A+ DIPA. The middle to the finish is balanced so well. The mouthfeel definitely keeps you wanting to come back for more.

Overall TRI-PA is a smooth and very drinkable beer at 9%. This beer is so drinkable I could easily put down a few of these and not think twice about it. TRI-PA is a great east coast IPA that can be loved by any west coast hop-head.

[89/100]

mindspin315, Dec 05, 2011
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TRI-PA from Full Pint Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 132 ratings.