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Notorious Triple IPA - Boneyard Beer Company

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Notorious Triple IPA
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world-class

248 Ratings
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Ratings: 248
Reviews: 39
rAvg: 4.58
pDev: 7.86%
Wants: 251
Gots: 8 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Boneyard Beer Company visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  12.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: jdense on 06-14-2011)
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Reviews by Hoptometrist:
Photo of Hoptometrist
4.13/5  rDev -9.8%

Served on tap with an 8 oz pour into a pint glass.

A- Poured a mostly clear orange color with soapy white head that left some splashy lace.

S- The aroma is a little off. I am getting a wet dog type smell and some fairly strong tropical fruit notes in the background. This beer bar has a good reputation and I have not have issues before, but I have a feeling the off order is due to unclean glassware.

T- Huge tropical fruit notes, big juicy mango, peach, pineapple, tangerine, and grapefruit notes. Very juicy hop notes, some sweet malt character and moderate to light bitterness.

M- Big warming, full bodied, very dry, not very sticky, and remarkably easy to drink for the ABV.

O- This tastes like a world class DIPA and is so easy to drink. My major knock on this beer was the aroma was a little unpleasant. I will give Boneyard the benefit of the doubt on this one and will definitely revisit this beer that I actually have wanted to try for a long time now. The aroma was a little off so I have to score the aroma the way it was in the glass, but I can't wait to try it again.

Hoptometrist, Feb 17, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev -1.7%

aquazr1, Jun 03, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +3.7%

chossboss, May 17, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +3.7%

sourdog, Mar 16, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Cynic-ale, Mar 12, 2014
Photo of JerryG
4.95/5  rDev +8.1%

Served in a 6oz snifter on tap.

This is probably the most aromatic IPA I have ever tried. As soon as the bar keep set it down, everyone up and down the bar could smell it. Fresh pine, citrus primary, herbaceous and dank as a secondary impression. A very rounded hop nose

Color is deep gold / orange with a white effervescent head, medium size bubbles. Lighter than what you would expect for a 12%

Taste is a hopsplosion. Basically more of the fully rounded hop nose with the addition the right amount of bitterning, not too much, but still plenty. Good overall citrus and malt balance. For a 12% not a lot of malt or sweetness.

Mouthfeel is creamy, smooth and sticky.

A very big beer overall, but still drinkable. Closest to Pliny the Younger. Highly recommend.

JerryG, Jun 15, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +3.7%

williamjbauer, Apr 29, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev -1.7%

jpbebeau, May 17, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -7.2%

Beer21, May 10, 2012
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5/5  rDev +9.2%

JulianB, Jun 03, 2013
Photo of switzer
4.88/5  rDev +6.6%

On tap at Apex in Portland

This beer has a lot of hype. I haven't had the younger but I've heard and read that this is a legit rival. The accolades here are just deserved. This is delicious all the way through. Entirely drinkable while only feeling the alcohol vs tasting it. It's an initial grapefruit bomb splashed with tasty hops. The hops takeover but are in no way overpowering. If it weren't for being hammered I could drink this one for quite a while and not tire of it at all. It's thick but not syrupy. Absolutely delicious and happy to have found it before it went away for the year. A must try.

switzer, Mar 27, 2013
Photo of mdaschaf
4.76/5  rDev +3.9%

Review from notes. Had on tap at Latona.

A: Pours a hazy orange with one finger of sudsy white head on top. Nice head retention, slowly reducing to a thin cap on top. Sheets of lacing form all around the glass.

S: Could smell this beer as soon as it was set in front of me. Tons of citrus and tropical fruits. Grapefruit, tangerine, papaya, and pineapple. There is a faint malty sweetness and a little bit of alcohol as it warms.

T: Follows the aroma with a ton of juicy citrus. More grapefruit, orange, pineapple, and tropical fruit. Very faint malt sweetness, but this one is all hops. Not overly bitter either.

M: Medium to full bodied with moderate carbonation. Relatively easy drinking, probably because it tastes so good. ABV surprising at 12%.

O: Wow, loved this beer. Finished my glass and ordered a second right away. Look forward to having it again.

mdaschaf, Apr 02, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +3.7%

distantmantra, Mar 10, 2014
Photo of dirtylou
4.7/5  rDev +2.6%

on tap, brouwers

Hot mama - this stuff is legit. Pungent tropical fruit, blood orange, mandarin, pine. On the sweet side and with enough alcohol heat to keep you honest, but this was really exceptional. Much better than hop venom, imo. Unfortunate that the kegs kick so quickly, would have loved to have more than just one.

dirtylou, Mar 02, 2013
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5/5  rDev +9.2%

SamuelR, Apr 06, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +3.7%

Gonzoillini, Jun 13, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev -1.7%

markcp, May 07, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -18.1%

jmccraney, May 16, 2014
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3.98/5  rDev -13.1%

32 oz. growler poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Copper body. Not much of a heaf. Big bubbles in the collar. Otherwise just a bit of surface lace.

Smell - Very hoppy. Dank might be the descriptor, but I've never been big on that. Strong pine, grapefruit. Very simcoe-y. Some booze and sweetness.

Taste - Whoa, hoppy, boozy, and dry. Strong hop presence much like the smell. Simcoe and cascade would be my guess. Sweetness is very brief. It drops off quickly and makes it dry.

Mouthfeel - Never seems 12% heavy. Very well attenuated, but that has its pitfalls. Medium carbonation. Rough aftertaste.

Overall - I think I prefer the Hop Venom to this. It is a very impressive IPA for its size. Only a few breweries can pull this off, but this doesn't quite compare to things likr Ephraim.

Alieniloquium, Apr 16, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +3.7%

FalconA, Feb 21, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +3.7%

MontereyBay831, Jun 25, 2014
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5/5  rDev +9.2%

scottgoblue314, Feb 17, 2014
Photo of mc4z
4.85/5  rDev +5.9%

On-tap at Toronado (SF), x2. Pours a nice opaque orange with good head + retention. The smell is pungent tropical and citrus fruit with a bit of caramel. I get grapefruit, lemon, orange, mango, and misc. tropical fruits on the taste. It is a bit sweet, but not nearly as much as a lot of other triple IPAs. The feel is a bit resiny but overall this drinks incredibly well for the ABV. Overall, I'm pretty blown away by this one. Easily in my top few double/triple IPAs.

mc4z, Feb 28, 2014
Photo of hopsbreath
4.48/5  rDev -2.2%

Had on-tap at Apex (2-11). Enjoyed alongside Pliny the Younger to see if the comparison was valid. Nice tropical fruit forward nose and taste, big alcohol warming sensation lets me know to be careful, less bitterness than I expected, a touch sweeter than PtY. Very creamy beer with a slick finish. While very similar in appearance (both beers are pale gold) Notorious looks exceptional with a light amount of haze a fantastic lacing.

hopsbreath, May 07, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Sisky, Dec 15, 2013
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Notorious Triple IPA from Boneyard Beer Company
100 out of 100 based on 248 ratings.