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Notorious Triple IPA | Boneyard Beer Company

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Notorious Triple IPANotorious Triple IPA

Brewed by:
Boneyard Beer Company
Oregon, United States | website

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 12.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by jdense on 06-14-2011

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Photo of danh53
4.24/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

The beer is a dark amber color and I can see through the glass. Looks like a west coast IPA. I get a lot of pineapple on the aroma along with sweet, sticky hop resin. Taste is sweet apple, pineapple, grape, pear, and white wine. There's an earthy bitterness on the finish. The feel is syrupy, thick, and sweet and the 12% is well hidden. This is one of the better triple IPAs, but the style isn't one of my favourites.

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Photo of Sabtos
4.14/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Reddish copper with a thin but substantial blanket of foam that retains throughout.

Heavyweight hops provide a garlicky dankness on the nose that is actually quite pleasant and mouthwatering.

Flavor is a mix of savory and floral features that is at once quenchably refreshing and yet like finishes like a dry wine.

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Photo of Jw383
5/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Have had Pliny the Younger and Elder, Heady Topper, Melvin 2x4, and 4x8 and several other highly ranked imperial IPAs, and must say that Notorious stands up with all of them, would definitely rank it superior to the Younger, and the Topper, not sure if it is better than the Melvins, but it is certainly elite. If you can get it at its freshest in Bend, I am not sure you'll find a better imperial IPA, as it is incredibly well balanced, has a unique and smooth feel with a great finish that is not overwhelming but is just right for an imperial IPA that really hides the alcohol very well.

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Photo of -Rick
4.38/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a gold/orange color with a slight white head. Big danky hop smell to this one. Can smell it without putting it up to your nose. Tastes of pine, oranges, and malt. This is a big IPA, but the alcohol is blended well within it. Great beer!

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Photo of drew42e
4.47/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Pours orangeish and thick. Sticky resinous hops dominate with a nearly creamy mouthfeel. Dank. Such strong ABV but pretty smooth, malt and hops fairly balanced here. Great Triple.

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Photo of eifster82
4.68/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Clear amber appearance. Nice pleasant piney/citrusy smell. Earthy hops are abundant with pine, resin and citrus presence in the taste. Very well balanced malt backbone that makes this brew very smooth and full bodied. No hint at all of the 12% abv, and it's dangerously easy to drink.

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Photo of Parmesan
4.74/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

L: Golden orange yellow color with a frothy head and lots of lacing on the glass.

S: Lots of citrus, some pine, and earthy hops. Very delicious smelling beer.

T: Lots of citrus, pine and earthy hops, nice malt backbone to balance it out. The bitterness is there but not harsh, really good tasting beer.

F: Smooth, pretty full body, alcohol is well hidden.

O: One of the best IPAs I have ever had.

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Photo of Mehinaman
4.78/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Fantastic triple IPA. Wonderful smell of hops and citrus and drinks so smooth there is no way you would have any idea it's a 12% ABV beer. This would be one of my "island beers" if I could only bring a few.

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Photo of Nachojon
4.5/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Boneyard really knows their IPAs and this is no exception. Fantastic hop presence, very resinous, citrusy and west coast hoppy magic.

I think it's the right kind of harsh. Great IIPA.

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Photo of Hop_God
4.39/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Had on Tap at Hopocalypse Day 1/23/16

A: creamy slight haze glowing orange to straw yellow.

S: Burst of hops, booze and fruit

T: same as nose, tropical fruit with bitter resin, citrus peel and more booze.

F: pretty creamy, but still harsh with the ABV

O: really amazing Triple.

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Photo of rjd722
4.93/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Look: Hazy orange with a frothy white foam head, solid lacing.

Aroma: Peppery, floral, citrus (orange and grapefruit).

Taste: Orange peel, slight lemon, and juicy hops. Nice malt backbone.

Feel: Incredibly smooth and hides the 12% well. Bitter finish, but doesn't linger.

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Photo of holysin
4.99/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is seriously the best beer I have ever had. Had a growler fill and then a second growler for later from Bert's growler garage in Ontario Oregon. Truely an amazing beer if you like IPAs that are a bit potent. Easily enjoyed (almost too easily) and lacks the extra sweetness that strong IPAs are known for. If you see this anywhere buy it.

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Photo of Dan_K
4.56/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This beer is amazing. Loaded with tropical fruit on the nose, nice malt backbone and great fruit and hops taste. This is really easy drinking (dangerous!) for the ABV. Fantastic!

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Photo of YodersBeerEmporium
4.72/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Finally was able to track this down from a solid trader! Glad they started filling Crowlers! Most impressive TIPA I have ever tasted!!! Tons of citrus fruit nose and then lots of citrus taste on the palate!! Drinks waaaaay smoother than 11%!!!

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Photo of Sintech
4.87/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

32 ounce crowler poured into a tulip.

Look - Amber hue. Really nice.

Smell - Tropical fruit bomb! Awesome nose!

Taste - Mango, honey, citrus with a bit of dankness sprinkled in for good measure. No alcohol perceived!!! World class Triple IPA!!!

Mouthfeel - Thick and sticky. Medium attenuation. Low carbonation.

Overall - Seek this out. Phenomenal Brew!!

Grade (A+)

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Photo of Braz
4.41/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bright amber color. Not much head but no matter. I smell hints of pineapple. Surprisingly smooth taste. Again faint pineapple tones. Hops are heavy but masked to my surprise. I didn't read a description of the beer but I wouldn't be taken aback if there was fruit of some kind in this. Delicious.

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Photo of Moose90
4.56/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Served On-Tap a number of times, updating from notes

A — Pours a coppery orange hue into the small glass. Great clarity. A thin white head sits atop the beer as a small layer of foam. Lacing is mostly consistent and sticky.

S — Smell is incredible, just flowing from the tap there are huge notes of orange juice, grapefruit, lemon, pineapple, pine needles, and light tropical tones. All these aromas come across with a minimal level of sweetness, just incredible overall.

T — A great balance is struck here between some lightly sweet honey notes set against a bitter and resinous piney chew. Notes of pineapple, orange juice, lemon, and melon round things out here. Fantastic.

M — Medium-Bodied, ample balancing carbonation, this does not have the off-putting cloying sweetness that most in this style have. This is impeccably balanced.

O — Just amazing beer here, I love most things from Boneyard and this is no exception, may be their best beer. Just don't tell anybody, because PNW beer is inferior, right? Love you Boneyard!

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Photo of ivegot3Dvision
5/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Brought a crowler back from Bend, and it was about 3 weeks old but it help up beautifully. It was just tropical, slightly piney, delicious. If you can, get it. It's dangerously easy to drink as well.

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Photo of Gregaroo
4.49/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

11-21-15 - On tap at 8 oz Burger Bar on Capital Hill in Seattle. Served in a standard pint glass. Went extremely well with my Cajun alligator burger. Tasty and smooth. Great hop flavor with high IBUs. Awesome beer.

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Photo of Hootie159
4.45/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours a dark slightly hazy copper. Marks come from the lacing and head. Poured with a multiple finger frothy head. Great lacing. Very impressive for a triple ipa. Great smell. Booze does not come through which I prefer in this case. Nice balance of fruit and a bit of pine. First taste is juicy fruit. Unfortunately booziness then comes in and throws it a little out of whack. Considering abv is well within reason. Feel is very juicy. Best one I've had from this brewery.

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Photo of Bigplayz
4.91/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I was a non-beer drinking until the age of 38. I brought some Boneyard Hop Venom home from a trip to Bend, OR and chilled a couple mugs in the freezer. Started drinking it with a buddy while working on a home project and it was amazing. My first beer love. It's been my favorite the past 4 years, but now we have a new King. Notorious Triple IPA trumps my first love. Amazing beer...hoppy, citrusy, and a little pine action. Other-worldy. It's like having two beers for the price of one with the over 10%ABV. Love it!

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Photo of frasergrove
4.43/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

L: thick frothy white head, light haziness, darker golden

S: bright burst of a complex hop blend, light dankness, very clean

T: quick sweet note from the alcohol, bit of pine and citrus, not overpowering or boozy

F: good bitter bite, which fades to crisp finish, slight sweetness

O: killer triple IPA, 100% more sessionable (and enjoyable) than PtY, similar to Knee Deep Simtra. Cannot believe this is 12%

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Photo of danbronson
5/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Had this at Brouwers toward the end of a beer-tourism trip to Seattle. Over the last 5 days I've sampled dozens of IPAs, often asking brewers or bar owners for the one they considered the most explosively hoppy. This beer put every other one I've had to shame. By far the biggest, hoppiest, and most delicious IPA I've ever had.

Look: Crystal clear, pale golden colour. Fluffy head that stuck around until the bottom of the glass. Thick lacing as the beer disappeared.

Aroma: I had just finished a rather strong, hoppy double IPA and my palate was already accustomed to hops when this was placed in front of me. I could smell it clearly from a foot and a half away as the bartender served it. Gigantic, fresh, hoppy goodness. Lots of peach and other sweet fruits. Powerful pine/resin. Not heavy on the citrus but it was there. It is complex, but not muddled.

Taste: More of the same (lots of sweet fruit and resin), with some maltiness. Very balanced malts, not too sweet, they stay in the background where they should be. Every sip was explosive and surprisingly hoppy. There is a strong sweetness that is obviously from the hops and not the malts. Somehow deliciously 'planty,' not in the vegetal or grassy way that so many IPAs are. Alcohol was nearly hidden at 12% (how did they do this?)! Extremely well balanced and yet powerful.

Mouthfeel: Not even close to being astringent. Instead it's slick/sticky. Very sticky, like it was coating my mouth in oil. The bitterness (which is high but extremely smooth) was just a pleasant, smooth tingle. The beer was insanely drinkable and far from heavy or cloying.

Overall: As close to a perfect beer as I have ever had. It has raised the bar on IPAs for me considerably. An absolutely delicious, huge IPA. Now if only they distributed to Canada...

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Photo of sergeantstogie
5/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

As I rate more beers I am more likely to call BS on all 5's. Especially some of my own. This beer was perfect. On tap at The Hoppy Brewer. Beautiful bright copper/orange with a nice sticky head. The head lasted. I could have smelled it all night. An intoxicating melange of tropical, fruity and dank hops. They really married together to just create a wonderful aroma all it's own. The taste was an intense and bitter version of the aroma. No cloying sweetness. No burn of alcohol which is impressive in a 12% ABV beer. My buddy who is not as much of a beer but, immediately commented on how incredibly smooth it was. And he was right. For a huge beer it was insanely drinkable. These big bad Imperial IPAs can go off the rails really easy but a gentle hand was at work with this beer. Well done Boneyard! Really worth all 5s.

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Photo of mothman
4.1/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Slight hazed golden bronze. Slight floaties in the glass.

Hop resiny and sticky. Dank and weedy. A little more juicy and fruity than the dipa.

Bitter and sticky. Medium bodied.

Good, but not tropical.

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Notorious Triple IPA from Boneyard Beer Company
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