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Notorious Triple IPA - Boneyard Beer Company

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Notorious Triple IPA
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309 Ratings
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Ratings: 309
Reviews: 40
rAvg: 4.56
pDev: 8.77%
Wants: 294
Gots: 13 | 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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3.76/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Growler pour at Woodshop 8 held at The Hermosillo in Los Angeles, CA.

Thanks to drewone for sharing this one.

Pours a hazy orange with a foamy bone head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, citrus fruit, citrus zest, and slight herbal hop aromas. Taste is much the same with citrus zest and herbal flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that is tasty but has a slightly better hop presence in the aroma.

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4.2/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

truly a stunning beer. about as strong as hoppy be can be and still be reasonable, but this never seems big for the sake of being big, although it undoubtedly is. the hops are so fresh in this muted thick and incredibly cloudy brew. the head never settles and ring lacing appears on every sip, leaving a horizontal zebra in the glass when the pint (yes pint!) is exhausted. aroma of mango and other tropical fruits, and of course this insane hop resin that mixes fruity with bitter in a way that seems too delicate for a beer this large. the flavor is just the same, with a definite mango character to the honey textured hops. it never shows its alcohol strength, and actually i find myself drinking it pretty swiftly given its size. great big ipa, extremely well done, seems more of a creative exploration than a junk measuring contest, which i appreciate in so many ways. thanks for making this boneyard, its delicious.

Photo of MasterSki
4.48/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Growler thanks to Todd. Served in a DryHop taster glass.

A - White foam settles to a thick collar, cap, and splotchy lacework. Transparent golden body that is surprisingly lighter than Hop Venom was?

S - Big dank onion, grapefruit zest, burnt sugars, tropical fruit melange. Big, sweet, and brash, but with well-hidden booze. Aroma leaps out of the glass and strikes the appropriate balance for the gloriously American Triple IPA style.

T - The taste is a similar mix of brown sugar, caramel, tropical fruits, grapefruit zest, hint of chive, and moderate-to-low lingering hop bitterness. Again, no booze here; arguably crushable.

M - Medium-full body, with pleasant moderate carbonation that keeps things from getting to heavy. Dry finish, with some unsurprising warming alcohol; probably wouldn't guess 12% though.

D - This was awesome. Even though I was disappointed by Hop Venom, this beer saved the day and reasserted Boneyard as a fine purveyor of hoppy brews. I returned to the growler numerous times, and it unfortunately caught up to me about 8 hours later when I nearly fell asleep at Lincoln Tap Room. I'll be seeking this one out again.

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4.5/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Major thanks to John for this extra!

Decanted from a 32oz. growler into a Deschutes teku (I know, blasphemy, but I don't have a Boneyard glass yet). Translucent amber with a full finger of white head (held up amazingly after a week in the growler), which retains as a ringlet, lacing the glass nicely. Blast of fresh, juicy, West Coast hops in the aroma! Pine, oily grapefruit and orange, pineapple, cat pee, marijuana..it's pretty much hops all the way. More of the same in the taste, dank, rindy, citrus oils, tropical fruits, ammonia, pot; there's a definite sweet caramel malt base that can't be avoided, but unlike many DIPAs or "TIPAs" that turn into malt-bombs when the brewers try for that higher ABV, the malt profile here is very tame and the hops stay fully in charge. So I'd say the malt character is "quite appropriate." Speaking of ABV, I would never have guessed this at 12%...I mean there is some booziness for sure, and yeah, I'm definitely feeling the strength already, but tastewise, the alcohol intrusion is relatively moderate. Medium body, crisp but unctuous mouthfeel, moderate carbonation, slightly "sticky" in the aftertaste. This harkens back to the first time I tried Pliny the Younger, and I dare say I like this one better than PtY in the past 2 or 3 years. I want more of this...a lot more.

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4.5/5  rDev -1.3%

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4/5  rDev -12.3%

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4.88/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

A: Poured a yellowish orange with a nice white cap

S: Nose is big pine, citrus but tons or orange peel, grapefruit and some booze

T: Big amounts of pine, grapefruit and orange peel. Very sweet, caramel, acidic and stinging. Lots of hops but no way I get 12%. Lots of flavor.

M: Medium body, pretty oily not as bad as some big IIPAs I have had.

O: A huge hop forward beer as it should be. I personally thought Hop Venom was a bit more well rounded and just as tasty/hop forward

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4.76/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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.

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4.31/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of John_M
4.8/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

On tap at Belmont Station the other day.

The beer pours a peachy gold color with good head retention and lacing. The beer certainly looks pretty good, but then I stuck my beak in the glass. Mama mia!!! On the nose I get an outrageous aroma of dank weed, huge pine, and dry citrus. This is one impressive smelling DIPA. The flavor profile replicates the nose in this "West Coast" all the way DIPA. The beer is pretty dry as DIPA's go, with just enough sweet malt and tropical fruit to balance the avalanche of hoppy goodness. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, and it's nothing short of amazing how light on its feet this beer is. Yet for all that, this beer is also a bit thick and viscuous on the palate. Otherwise, this beer drinks like a DIPA with considerably less alcohol, though the numbing sensation I experienced after just a single glass was a tip off that the alcohol was up there a bit.

Just an absolutely superb DIPA from the folks at Boneyard. This beer reminds me very much of the outstanding Ephraim from Hill Farmstead. Very, very impressive.

Edit from 4/13. The new batch is out, and if anything, it's even better than the previous batch I had (no small feat). The current batch seems to have a bit more tropical fruit and an amazing sauterne flavor that I just love. I thought there a bit less pine on the nose, but there's still plenty of dank week and wet earth, which was plenty good enough to keep this hophead happy. What's truly amazing about this beer, however, is how well the alcohol is hidden. There's no heat whatsoever on the finish, and the light mouthfeel to this beer is nothing short of extraordinary.

While still not in the same class as PTY (IMHO), this is the first beer I can recall having where I think it's something folks can argue about.. Yes, it really is THAT good!

Edit from 10/13. So the latest batch is now out, and I'll be damned, it's the best batch yet. It is becoming increasingly difficult for me not to give this beer a Younger-like score.

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4.63/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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Notorious Triple IPA from Boneyard Beer Company
100 out of 100 based on 309 ratings.