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TRI-PA - Full Pint Brewing Company

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135 Ratings
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Ratings: 135
Reviews: 38
rAvg: 3.61
pDev: 14.4%
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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1/5  rDev -72.3%

IPAchris, Nov 21, 2012
Photo of HopHeadRyan
1.8/5  rDev -50.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Wow. What a awful bitter mess!

I really hoped this would be a good brew.

A - Hazy dark orange-amber color. Head quickly dissipates. Slight lacing.

S - Carmelly-Toffee citrus, Alcohol is very prominent, Very little hop presence. Could be described as a boozy fermented marmalade like smell.

T - Sweet, alcohol, and bitterness. No real hop or malt character to describe.

M - Dries the palate. Warm. Syrupy. Alcohol!!!

O - Not at all balanced. No real hop character to speak of. A badly formulated brew. I may have to pour our the rest. Unless you can sample this one fresh, don't waste your money. Yuck!

HopHeadRyan, Oct 24, 2011
Photo of bwarren82
2/5  rDev -44.6%

bwarren82, Aug 10, 2013
Photo of Stinkypuss
2.34/5  rDev -35.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Full Pint Brewing : TRI-PA

LOOK: Pours a medium amber brown, soapy white head and some lace. Looks thick as hell, and pretty dark for a imperial Pale ale.

SMELL: Lofty alcohol, candied orange, dark fruits and toffee. As it warms, the booze and caramel stick out as the aroma.

TASTE: Caramel, toffee, and lots of booze. There certainly is a woodsy, piney note and a bit of citrus to remind that there are three varieties of hops in this beer. The caramel, plum, and alcohol make this brew much more akin to an English Barleywine. If this were labeled as such, the score would change, but for an American Double India Pale Ale, this is a few notches below average.

Stinkypuss, Apr 02, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -30.7%

shuggy, Apr 10, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -30.7%

hollywood_15063, Oct 21, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -23.8%

IdrinkGas, Oct 04, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -23.8%

SCanthony, Jul 25, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -23.8%

RyanGoodman, Apr 06, 2012
Photo of Jimmys
2.93/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

review from notes. 12 oz. bottle. no bottled on dated.

A: quite hazy reddish/brown hue. head is off-white and has red tints to it. good retention and sticky lacing.

S: caramel and burnt brown sugar. the hop resins battle with the abundance of caramel malt. reminds me of first runnings of an amber wort. alcohol.

T: the caramel lingers long into the finish. butterscotch even. a little alcohol. the middle gets fruity. pear. fig. pineapple. the bitterness is there but is masked from all this sugar. too sweet imo. the more i drink the less hop i get.

M: warming full body with finer carb.

D: i have a hard time thinking of this (and many like it) IPA's. the amount of caramel malt used has a very significant effect on the nose/palate to the point of taking the hop out of the picture (at times). more like an american barleywine. regardless, not too impressed by this mostly one-note sweet bomb.

Jimmys, Jul 10, 2012
Photo of justintcoons
2.95/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Poured into a snifter.

A: Pours a rusty amber with 1 finger of off-white head that dissipates slowly. Excellent lacing of tight lacing and very good clarity. Light-moderate carbonation.

N: Pine, lemon, grapefruit, mango and toffee.

T: Grapefruit, lemon, Fruity Pebbles and light notes of toffee upfront. Fruity esters develop mid-palate along with some light mango notes. Finishes with resinous pine and some biting rye flavors.

M: Medium-full bodied, almost chewy, creamy, dry, bitter and sticky.

O: The citrus flavors are rather low key in this DIPA. I mostly just pick up some bland grapefruit and the pine in the finish is also rather harsh. The alcohol is fairly well hidden but I really want some juicier flavors. Meh...

justintcoons, Feb 17, 2012
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3/5  rDev -16.9%

WoodBrew, Oct 20, 2013
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3/5  rDev -16.9%

Seaba, Feb 28, 2013
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3/5  rDev -16.9%

aflyershckyfan, Dec 14, 2012
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3/5  rDev -16.9%

beerhast, Mar 28, 2014
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3/5  rDev -16.9%

Hoppytree, Mar 30, 2014
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3/5  rDev -16.9%

dan027, May 17, 2013
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3/5  rDev -16.9%

eise, Jul 11, 2014
Photo of akorsak
3.05/5  rDev -15.5%
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
Photo of superspak
3.05/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 ounce bottle into tulip glass, best before 12/31/2013. Pours lightly hazy golden amber color with a 1 finger dense off white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass. Aromas of big grapefruit, pineapple, lemon zest, orange zest/rind, pine resin, grass, floral, caramel, toffee, bread, and floral/grassy earthiness. Ok aromas with very harsh smelling hop presence that is a bit too vegetal; with moderate malt balance and big strength. Taste of big grapefruit, pineapple, pine resin, lemon zest, orange zest/rind, grass, floral, caramel, toffee, bread, and floral/grassy earthiness. Large amount of pine resin bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of grapefruit, lemon zest, orange zest/rind, pineapple, pine resin, caramel, toffee, bread, floral, grass, and floral earthiness on the finish for a while. Ok flavor balance and complexity big pine/citrus hop flavors with moderate malt balance; with harsh and vegetal hop flavors and a fair amount of cloying bitterness after the finish. Medium carbonation and fairly full bodied; with a slick, sticky, and resinous mouthfeel that is ok. Alcohol is fairly well hidden with a moderate warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very mediocre double IPA. Far too much harsh and vegetal character from the hops makes this moderately unpleasant, but it was not undrinkable.

superspak, Jan 13, 2014
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3.1/5  rDev -14.1%

Nobcefus, Aug 14, 2014
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3.16/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Bottle > Pint Glass

A - Semi hazy orange gold with two fingers of fluffy off white head a net of lacing on the sides.
S - Outrageous amount of alcohol in the aroma, grapefruit, sweet orange candy, dank pine, caramel, toffee.
T - This is a task to drink, there's so much alcohol here its retarded. IBU's off the scale, very abrasive, lots of very sweet malt of caramel, sugary candy, toffee, grapefruit and citrus, a little pineapple.
M - Overwhelming alcohol burn, chewy cloying sweet burn.
O - I liked this before, or so I though, I know the recipe was changed in recent times, but obviously not for the better. Too extreme and unbalanced. Full Pint needs to scrap this and make a better successor to Chinokee. I dare to say this is borderline American Barleywine.

Omnium, Jan 09, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -10%

mdillon86, Jul 02, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -10%

bigfnjoe, Feb 19, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -10%

beercanman, Apr 28, 2013
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TRI-PA from Full Pint Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 135 ratings.