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Notorious Triple IPA | Boneyard Beer Company

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Notorious Triple IPANotorious Triple IPA
BEER INFO

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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Reviews: 84 | Ratings: 633
Photo of jpearce4
4.59/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I was really surprised by how much I loved this beer! Sampled at the Growler Guys in Portland, where I picked up a growler can (don't know the technical term for these). Shared with a friend, served it in a tulip glass.

Look: Hazy golden color, foamy head that stayed around for a bit.
Smell: Green onion, grass, a bit of citrus there as well.
Taste: Similar to the nose, except the citrus is upped by a few notches. Flavor is really intense on the citrus flavor, the green onion comes through, a bit of spiciness, almost a light pepper. Some maltiness there as well, which nicely balances out the heavy hop flavors. Sounds like a really odd combination, but the flavors mesh together extremely well.
Feel: Extremely smooth, almost like a heavy cream ale in a way. No alcohol burn/boozy flavor in spite of the very high ABV. Would not guess it's 12%.

Overall: An extremely impressive triple IPA! Has a wonderful balance of flavors, smells amazing, and drinks surprisingly easy for a 12% beer. Highly recommended.

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Photo of Meow49
5/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I've noticed that more than a few reviewers have described this triple as too sweet. Yes, it has a good deal of sweetness, but a lot of that can be attributed to the very skillful hopping which imparts a complex array of fruity esters to this delicious triple IPA. There is a full spectrum of tropical fruitiness, as well as a dynamic citric component, and even an undefined, subtle spiciness that really fleshes out the flavor profile. There is also a dank component that could be compared to the nose of certain marijuana strains, or even a certain plant that is redolent of cat pee. I don't mean this in a negative way, but rather as a further complement to the overall flavor profile. This triple IPA absolutely ranks among the upper echelon of its peers.

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Photo of Impfan
5/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

OMG! Perfect body, not too heavy, and not too light. Immensely complex flavor profile featuring peach, mango, guava, pineapple, papaya, strawberry, melon mandarin orange and tangerine. Could be a bit creamier, but the body is lightly syrupy, and that's just perfect for me. The heat is very restrained for 12%, and the finish is very long, smooth, and even candied (in a good way). Well deserving of its ranking.

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Photo of NolaHopHead
4.34/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

32 oz crowler. Pours hazy deep orange, finger white head with good retention, soapy lace. Light sweet n citrusy aroma. Big flavors hide the huge abv, sweet malt and citrus peel balance pretty well with the edge going to the sweet side. Earthy hop finish. Slick mouthfeel. Very good triple IPA.

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Photo of danh53
4.24/5  rDev -6.8%
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 -9%
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 +9.9%
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 -3.7%
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 -1.8%
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 +2.9%
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 +4.2%
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 +5.1%
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 -1.1%
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 -3.5%
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 +8.4%
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 +9.7%
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 +0.2%
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 +3.7%
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%
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 -3.1%
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 +0.2%
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 +9.9%
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 -1.3%
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 -2.2%
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 +7.9%
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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Notorious Triple IPA from Boneyard Beer Company
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