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3C IPA - Triple C Brewing Co.

3C IPA
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86
very good

25 Ratings
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Ratings: 25
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 10.16%


Brewed by:
Triple C Brewing Co. visit their website
North Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.20% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Packed full of hop flavor with a lighter malt body, this American IPA showcases Citra, Centennial and Chinook hops. Citrus, Grapefruit and Passionfruit dominate the nose and tongue in this hop bomb. Brewed on a limited basis because of short supply of it's namesake hops.

(Beer added by: merc7186 on 03-23-2013)
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Ratings: 25 | Reviews: 5 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by Bung:
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Bung

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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4.08/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: Pours a lightly hazy golden apricot in color with some moderate amounts of active visible carbonation slowly rising from the bottom of the glass and just a touch of orange highlights. The beer has a half finger tall foamy light beige head that reduces to a medium sized patch of large sudsy bubbles and a mottled very thin film covering the majority of the remainder of the surface of the beer and a thin ring at the edges of the glass.

S: Slightly heavier than moderate aromas of citrus/grapefruit, citrus/orange, tropical/passionfruit, and pine hops over light caramel malts.

T: Upfront there is a light flavor of grainy and caramel malts with a light to moderate amount of sugary sweetness. That is followed by slightly heavier than moderate flavors of hops - citrus/grapefruit, citrus/orange, tropical/passionfruit, and just a touch of pine.

M: Light to medium bodied with moderate to heavy amounts of carbonation.

O: Very enjoyable and underrated - I wish I came across this beer more often because I found it to be very easy to drink, almost sessionable with great flavors and aromas. This might be a beer that makes it into my fridge quite often this spring/summer.

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joe1510

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz Bomber

Just got this one in the mail yesterday, thanks a ton Wilson! A tip of the bottle fills the pint glass with a hazy apricot beer, glowing at the base and darker along the crown. The head is dense and pure white forming a respectable cap that sticks around for the remainder. Drink lines decorate the glass as the beer disappears.

Citrus pops in the nose. Bright orange and grapefruit with a dusting of sugar shows itself first followed closely by indistinct tropical notes, but mango for sure. I always get a touch of what seems to me like lactic sweetness from the use of Citra; 3C IPA is no different. The nose is mostly citric but there's an undercurrent of fresh cut grass in there as well. The malt base is a little crackery but mostly a blank canvas for the hop profile.

Citrus is even brighter in the flavor. Orange and grapefruit are both very distinct, and a touch sweet, with marmalade notes. A dash of apricot here and nectarine there, a squeeze of peppery mango, and a hint of that lactic sweetness, again. As those flavors progress and nearly fade on the swallow a surprisingly assertive buzzsaw of fresh cut grass assaults the tongue. There is not much of a noticeable malt base but the hop profile shows a lot of depth. Delicious!

The weight of this IPA runs the center of the spectrum but above average carbonation adds just enough frothiness to increase drinkability and make for a luxurious feel. I was surprised to find an assertive bitterness, especially in the back of the throat.

3C IPA is delicious. It's a vitamin c juicy, buzzsaw grassy, solidly bitter, and supremely easy to put away beverage. If this was available in Chicagoland it would be in my fridge pretty often. Thanks again, WIl! Send more ASAP!

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Pours into an impy nonic a dull peach-like color with a full one finger white head atop.Wow a big blast of grapefruit and pine in the nose wich is refreshing,a big hop driven "standard" IPA.A rush of sharp grapefruit and citric hops hits ya on the palate upfront,alot of grapefruit going on here, some sugary sweetness and a mild spicy note from the Chinooks in the finish,the hops are the main attraction here,Iam not even writing anything about the malt profile.This beer is vastly underrated in my opinon,this is one of the better hop profiled beers if not the best in this state,in my opinion...

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Taste: citrus, floraly, herbal hops. A nice pale malt background. Malts are there to balance and showcase hops

Mouthfeel: a good bitterness that is there but not over powering. Good medium body.

Overall: a pleasant and good drinking IPA. Well brewed and I would drink more if I got the chance more often

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on tap at beer study in chapel hill.

pours a pale golden with a nice head.

smell is very hoppy. nice for an east coast IPA.

taste is hoppy, piney, lemony. very good. impressive IPA from a small brewery.

medium bodied with medium carb.

overall a pretty good IPA in my eyes. I'd have another.

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3C IPA from Triple C Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 25 ratings.