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Notorious Triple IPA - Boneyard Beer Company

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Notorious Triple IPA
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Ratings: 284
Reviews: 40
rAvg: 4.57
pDev: 8.75%
Wants: 267
Gots: 12 | FT: 0
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Boneyard Beer Company visit their website
Oregon, United States

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

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: jdense on 06-14-2011)
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Photo of switzer
4.88/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

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 BillHilly
4.75/5  rDev +3.9%

BillHilly, Mar 27, 2013
Photo of cry96tears
4.5/5  rDev -1.5%

cry96tears, Mar 25, 2013
Photo of tehmogue
4.75/5  rDev +3.9%

tehmogue, Mar 21, 2013
Photo of flexabull
4.7/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

32 growlerette that my younger brought back from Bend for me, shared with him, thanks bro!

Pouts a slightly hazed gold color with a small white head.

Aromas are fantastic. Lots of pineapple, sugar, with some light floral hops and stinky resin.

Taste follows the nose. Big blast of pineapple up front, creamy, and somewhat sweet, with hard candy and sugar notes. Finish is resiny, sticky, with bitter pine, and a mixture of tropic fruits. No alcohol hints at all.

Mouthfeel is smooth, spot on carbonation, thick, but not heavy. Excellent.

Overall, superb. This beers can easily hold a candle to Pliny the Younger. While that beer was more of an assault on the taste buds and a sipper, this one is more much balanced and went down in gulps. 11.8% ABV?! Could have fooled me. Seek this one out, top notch, and brewed often enough that it isn't a pain to track down like PTY is.

flexabull, Mar 19, 2013
Photo of MADhombrewer
4.5/5  rDev -1.5%

MADhombrewer, Mar 15, 2013
Photo of quetzal013
4.75/5  rDev +3.9%

quetzal013, Mar 13, 2013
Photo of jenray
4/5  rDev -12.5%

jenray, Mar 12, 2013
Photo of ZRBE
4.16/5  rDev -9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Served in a snifter at Bailey's.

First impression... Not what it was last year. Great, don't get me wrong, but things seemed to make their way to Portland much slower this year than last. This and Younger made much earlier appearances last year, and were that much more fresh.

Last year this stuff reeked of pineapple, this year its much more subdued. Much more pine coming through, the citrus is more prominent as well. A good amount of sweetness, good carb, light head. Most people in PDX have been saying it was better than PtY this year. I think the age of both is the big factor as it was the other way around last year, but I'm still inclined to agree.

ZRBE, Mar 06, 2013
Photo of MitchD14
4.75/5  rDev +3.9%

MitchD14, Mar 06, 2013
Photo of ArchEnemyBrew
5/5  rDev +9.4%

ArchEnemyBrew, Mar 04, 2013
Photo of DefenCorps
4.34/5  rDev -5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Growler from Main Brew. A well done TIPA is joyous experience, one I haven't had in a few years (since I last had Younger, IIRC)

A clear, burnished copper with a dense, off-white head with excellent retention and moderate lacing. The nose makes me smile. Massive, juicy, pungent grapefruit, tangerine and pine hop aromatics are immediately apparent. Very, very fruity, with peach and mango buoyed by candied orange peel, weed and floral hop aromatics. Some honey and table sugar sweetness is noticeable.

The palate is great! Opening with a big, juicy, fruity grapefruit, orange, peach and some mango, this beer is loaded with hop flavor without a commensurate bitterness. Instead of bitterness, the fruity hop flavors segue into a dank, weed-like hop flavor and then, the sweeter, honey and candied citrus flavors. Some sugar is apparent in the mid-palate, lending a mild sugar syrup-like flavor to the finish. This, however, isn't to the beers detriment since this is incredibly fresh right nose, and the hop aromatics and flavor dominate. Along with this, fruity flavors and a mild pine bitterness linger on the finish. The nature of the finish is a little disappointing in that I expect my TIPAs to show a balance between (read: stuffed to the gills equally with) flavor, bitterness and oily hop resins, and in the second and third categories, this beer doesn't go happily overboard. Alcohol is shockingly well-hidden in this medium-bodied beer. The sweetness does hinder drinkability some; this isn't a beer I could drink a whole (2liter) growler of solo. Highly recommended.

Where does this beer fall in comparison to other TIPAs? IMO, this should be tied for 2nd (along with the better batches of Exponential Hoppiness) behind Younger, and a step above Brass Knuckle/ Drake's Black Label.While I have a lot of quibbles about this beer, none are serious enough to make me not wish I had a second (tiny) growler for tomorrow night.

DefenCorps, Mar 03, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +3.9%

digita7693, Mar 02, 2013
Photo of dirtylou
4.7/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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
Photo of anteater
4.7/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

On tap at Bailey's

A: Light golden color, clear, thin white head

S: Pungent citrus, grass, dank, garlic, onions

T: Huge huge flavor similar to the nose - lots of citrusy hops, onions, garlic and some floral qualities

M: Pretty standard, not too heavy for a 12% beer

O: One of my favorite IPAs. Had it back to back with the Younger and they were very similar.

anteater, Mar 02, 2013
Photo of CoryR
5/5  rDev +9.4%

CoryR, Mar 02, 2013
Photo of strongaf
4.75/5  rDev +3.9%

strongaf, Mar 01, 2013
Photo of mfavoino
4.78/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Served on tap at Saraveza in Portland on 2/23/13.

A: Light orange with a soapy-looking head that retained for a bit. Nice lacing.

S: Possibly the best smelling beer I've ever tried. Bursting with tropical fruit. Pineapple, citrus, light grass. Smells like super fresh hops.

T: Follows the nose with juicy citrus hops. Grapefruit, pineapple, citrus, and enough of a malt bill to keep things balanced. Hops don't make you pucker as it finishes and leaves the palate feeling nice and clean. So fresh tasting.

M: Medium-heavy mouthfeel, but not syrupy or overwhelming. Alcohol is very, very subtle for a beer with this high of an abv. This might be more drinkable than it should be...

O: Lives up to the hype. Not sure if it was just this batch, but I was totally blown away. Please make more of this.

mfavoino, Feb 28, 2013
Photo of Texasfan549
4.5/5  rDev -1.5%

Texasfan549, Feb 24, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +3.9%

starrdogg, Feb 23, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +3.9%

FalconA, Feb 21, 2013
Photo of HuskyinPDX
4.63/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

10oz at Latona Pub

A - Served a darker orange, almost red with a foamy light tan head with decent retention and lots of lacing left on the glass.

S - Grass, alcohol, pine, orange peel.

T - Sweet dark orange, grassy, almost herbal. Alcohol heat is there, but still pretty easy drinking.

D - Decent carbonation with a medium body.

O - I finally tracked this one down, and a few days before I head to Bend. Hoppy and some alcohol heat, but a truly great Triple IPA. Get it if you can.

HuskyinPDX, Feb 20, 2013
Photo of bifrost17
5/5  rDev +9.4%

bifrost17, Feb 20, 2013
Photo of Sarlacc83
3.89/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

8 oz at Apex.

A: Orange tinted yellow with thin fluffy head. Drifting bubbles. Aced it.

N: Loads of pineapple and grapefruit. Citrus has a nice malt base. Very little pine or earth, and I'm OK with that. Clementine, mango, passionfruit.

T: Intensely sweet with tons of the aforementioned grapefruit and pineapple. Biscuit and pine in small doses. Lots of candied fruits and sugar. Bit of a letdown, but still good.

A: Heavy and sticky. Noticeable alcohol.

O: A really good TIPA, but not necessarily the top tier. Needs more earthy balance, because it's currently a bit too much. Just far too sweet; maybe the previous batches were better?

Sarlacc83, Feb 17, 2013
Photo of nataku00
3.75/5  rDev -17.9%

nataku00, Feb 16, 2013
Notorious Triple IPA from Boneyard Beer Company
100 out of 100 based on 284 ratings.