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Thomas Creek Trifecta IPA - Thomas Creek Brewery

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Thomas Creek Trifecta IPA
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BA SCORE
89
very good

61 Ratings
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Ratings: 61
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 9.32%
Wants: 1
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Thomas Creek Brewery visit their website
South Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.90% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Brewed exclusively for The Community Tap.

(Beer added by: mikesgroove on 02-28-2011)
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Reviews by oberon:
Photo of oberon
4.21/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours into a standard pint glass a deep copper color with a half finger off white head that leaves two broken rings of lace behind as it settles pretty quickly.A rush of citric and resiny hops jump out in the nose,alot of grapefruit and pine resin overtop of sweet biscuit and caramel,great stuff.Fresh citric flavors with grapefruit rind standing out most,the hops get a little bitter bite to them as well giving great hop complexity,again a sweet caramel-like malt base holds true to the finish holding up well to the hops.A great IPA here,Thomas Creek's best beer in my opinion.

More User Reviews:
Photo of Funky-Brewster
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

Photo of Mantooth
3.85/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

On draft at Duckworth's, Cornelius North Cackalacky.

Looks great - dark amber with minimal head and generous lacing. The floral notes in the nose are nice and the taste follows suit, lots of citrus present. The mouthfeel is wonderful, rich and creamy. I brew and I've had difficulty achieving the thick texture of this brew. Good beer.

Photo of chinchill
3.85/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pint from the tap st the Handlebar.

Pours a clear dark amber with a off-white head that has poor retention. Glass is nicely coated on the way down

The aroma is dominated by piney and herbal hops with citrus overtones. The taste is similar, with s powerful but not over the top hoppy flavor. The malt base is mainly evident by implication, as this beer is not too bitter and the flavor has a god depth and richness.

M: medium body; well chosen carbonation. A bit of fringes in the finish.

O: a fine but powerful IPA, with a level of hops nearly up to an imperial IPA.

Photo of CrusinforaBrewsin
3.25/5  rDev -18.1%

Photo of tastybeer
3.6/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Auburn, woody-gold colored with a large yellowish-cream head. Big sticky lace and nice cakey foam retention. Aroma up front is sweet, chewy caramel, buttered bread with a zesty pine, lemon, fleshy fruit topping. Peachy, sweet candy mango, some kind of citrus, a little earthy musk.... Smell is heavy and sugary with lemony tart notes seeping through at a casual pace. Flavor is caramel, buttery malty with a fruit candy glaze. Pulpy tropical hits the taste buds with spicy bitterness, coniferous vegetation, and rock candy. Sticky....mouth coating situation here.

This beer isn't bad. Quite the array of hops all over swimming in a sugary malt pool. This beer seems heavier to me than it should be and even more so if not in the DIPA category. And it's very candy-like...

Photo of Griffith
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

Photo of tdm168
4/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of Damian74Shensky
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

Photo of thagr81us
3.98/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this during my birthday dinner with a few friends. Served from tap into a nonic. Poured a slightly hazy red-orange with a minimal off-white head. Maintained decent lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, pine, pine resin, and pine hop. The flavor was of sweet malt, citrus, fruit, pine, pine resin, and pine hop. It had a medium feel on the palate with with medium-high carbonation. Overall this was a decent brew. The hop profile on this one was very pine forward, which was almost abrasive to the palate to a point. This hurt the drinkability of it for me, but it didn't kill the beer overall. The citrus really helped to bring it all back together. Worth trying if you get the chance and are a fan of big in-your-face hops.

Photo of BrahptimusPrime
3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

Photo of WillyMac
5/5  rDev +25.9%

Photo of Boski
4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of KevinGordon
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

Photo of wedge
3.58/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Hazy deep amber color with a quality head of lumpy off-white foam above. Mild hoppy aroma at first, just some grapefruit and grass coming through. Increasing musky floral notes as it warms. Very citrusy flavor, especially grapefruit and lemon, all zesty and bright with a touch of caramel sugar coming through for support. Some piny earth and spice with a finishing dose of yeast. Medium bodied with some texture, fluffing up in the mouth as I swirl it around. Dry finish, helping the drinkability. This just arrived in the area, but I wouldn't describe it as super-fresh tasting or bursting with hoppy goodness. A solidly made hoppy beer that could perhaps use a bit less Munich/Caramel malt or a larger dose of finishing hops. I don't mind a balanced East-coast IPA at all, but something needs a slight adjustment here.

Photo of businesstime
4.43/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Got it on tap at the Nose Dive.

A - golden, slightly copper with a nice creamy head.

S - lots of hop aroma on this bad boy. Some cattiness, some fruit mixed in there.

T - Tastes like it smells, some fruity and cattiness flavors, balanced by the malts, which are slightly on the darker/richer side. Not too malty, but a great balance.

M - creamy, not dry. Has a very full body for a 6.9% IPA.

O - great beer, an unexpected surprise from the fine folks at Thomas Creek. They've really reached out and embraced the hop heads on this one with a very drinkable IPA.

Photo of dannyfayy
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

Photo of FUwolfpacker
4/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of Canada_Dan
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

Photo of jonothehut
4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of DrMindbender
4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

Photo of jbledlow
4.75/5  rDev +19.6%

Photo of dbrauneis
4.03/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: Pours a hazy medium to dark honey in color with moderate amounts of fine active carbonation rising from the bottom of the glass and some copper highlights. The beer has a half finger tall sudsy foamy dark beige head that reduces to a large patch of medium thick film comprised of medium to large bubbles and a medium thick ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate to strong aromas of citrus/grapefruit and pine/resin hops with light to moderate aromas of biscuit + caramel malts.

T: Upfront there are light to moderate flavors of slightly sweet biscuit + caramel malts. That is followed by moderate to strong flavors of citrus/grapefruit, citrus/grapefruit pith, and lighter flavors of pine hops. Light to moderate amounts of bitterness which does not linger for long.

M: Medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Hints of dryness are present in the finish.

O: Definitely my favorite beer from this brewery with a nice complexity of hop aromas and flavors. Easy to drink and fairly well balanced, not coming out too sweet or too bitter yet having malt and hops flavors and aromas present.

Photo of CalbeDacks
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

Photo of thatoneguymike
4/5  rDev +0.8%

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Thomas Creek Trifecta IPA from Thomas Creek Brewery
89 out of 100 based on 61 ratings.