Triple Jump Pale Ale | Eugene City Brewery

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Triple Jump Pale AleTriple Jump Pale Ale

Brewed by:
Eugene City Brewery
Oregon, United States

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by SickBrew on 07-17-2008

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 28 |  Reviews: 24
Photo of jaydoc
3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of PopnLoads
4/5  rDev 0%

Photo of chugamugofsud
3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of Kiniey01
3/5  rDev -25%

Photo of CampusCrew
3.8/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

had this at the huge kickbacks dinner in Jacksonville, FL. I took some notes but mostly doing this from memory.
Appearance: light copper color and nice lacing
Smell: citrus pine aromas
Taste: a solid hopped up pale ale. very sessionable and light on the body

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Photo of Redrover
3.98/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at City Brewing & recommended by the bartender. Served in a standard pint, the beer is copper with a thin skim of off-white head.

Nose is of citrus, pine and grains.

The taste is in the wheelhouse for a APA. Crisp malts and nice grapefruit based bitterness. A bit of caramel and crackers at mid-glass. Bitterness increases as the beer warms.

The mouth is slightly oily and coating.

They told me this one beer has recently won some awards, I can see why. Well-done Eugene!

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Photo of Haybeerman
3.9/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Bright, clear orange/gold color. Poured a 2 finger coarse white head with excellent retention. Lightly decanted. Lots of sticky lace.

S: Citrusy floral hop aroma. Lightly toasted bready malt.

T: Sweet, bready malt and floral hop character. Sharlpy bitter finish to balance.

M: Medium bodied. Medium carbonation. Bitter, dry finish for nice balance.

D: Splid pale ale. Easily drinkable.

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Photo of Docer
3.43/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Served it up in a tall narrow Hopworks mug....

- Orange, and hay colored cloudy, yeasty, almost farmhousy ale with a fluffy white foam...

- Trying to go off memory here, but as I recall there was a nice scent of bittering hops... caramel malt, and a breadiness from loads of yeast. Zesty, and tart.

- Smooth, grainy, and bitter hoppy.. caramel, and yeast... a very creamy smooth pale.

- Overall medium bodied, a touch dry, but bright enough to salivate.

- A decent pale, but over yeasted and bready for my tastes...

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Photo of beertunes
2.91/5  rDev -27.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Served in straight pint glass. Poured a clear orangeish-amber with about an inch of barely off-white head that dissipated quickly and left little lacing.

A fairly neutral and subdued, yet balanced, aroma floats to the nose. There is a nice mixture of malt and floral hops. The flavors are very similar, just a little sharper and better defined.

The body and drinkability are both typical for the style. Overall, a decent beer, worth trying if you see it, but probably not worth a lot of effort to obtain.

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Photo of ADZA
3.98/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This beer pours a cloudy orange,honey colour with nice carbonation that leaves a rather frothy two finger head with nice lacing,the aromas are honey,citrus and piney hops,it has a nice above average mouthfeel which starts out quite full then finishes nice and thin and the hops used in this brew definately come together so nicely with only a touch of the malts on the palette and also finishes with a touch of alcohol warmth but not much,quite a nice drinking beer that would buy again.

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Photo of brendan13
4.13/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Poured into a pint glass a slightly hazy orange hued dark golden colour with a few centimetres of densely packed slighly off white head.
S - Floral, tropical citrusy hop aroma with slight toasty, bready malt quality.
T - Hops also coming through quite strong in the taste balanced by the toasted bread maltiness.
M - Medium bodied, medium to high carbonation. Slightly bitter & dry finish.
D - Tasty yet simple. A beer I'd happily drink again.

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Photo of Floydster
4.1/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22 ounce bottle acquired in a trade a few months back, reviewed from notes, served in a Port Brewing pint glass, color is copper with some orange tint, 1 1/2 inch foamy white head, minimal lacing, aroma has pine needles, lightly toasted malts, bread, orange peel, grapefruit, crystal malt, and mango, starts off with crisp with some hops and fruit that seems to be dried apricots, toasted malts in the middle, finish has some citrus but the piney hops seem to dominate the palate, dry, bitter, and citrusy mouthfeel, thin to medium bodied, very lively carbonation, taste lingers for a long time as far as the style is concerned, a flavorful pale for sure, could drink this bomber and I did a few nights ago, light and smooth, would drink again, worth trying

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Photo of FtownThrowDown
4.03/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks Theo!

Pours a light amber in color with a big three inches of cloudy white head. The head sticks around and when it does recede it leaves sticky, webby lacing all over the glass.
Smell is just nice solid hoppy goodness. Nothing over the top, but just what you'd expect, very nice.
Taste is a well rounded pale ale. This is perfect for a nice spring day doing some yardwork. Plenty of piney and floral hops are present. Crisp hop bitterness in the flavor and mouthfeel. Very sessionable and a decent offering.

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Photo of badbassrandy
4.48/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A beautiful vibrant amber that looks like a million bucks. The smell lets you know you're about to embark on a delicious journey through a hoppy, yet quite balanced, West Coast pale ale.

The taste does not knock you off your feet with hops at first at all, but it's certainly a hop-centric brew. However, the malts used add a perfect balance and create an underlying sweetness that increases drinkability. I can't say enough about the balanced, refined taste of this brew. It's just so good, but not screaming "Look at me! Look at me!" Mouthfeel is also sublime with plenty of lingering hop spice.

I can't get enough of this beer, and sadly, I only split one bomber with a friend. For "just" a pale ale, this is worth its somewhat high price tag. One of the very best pale ales I've ever had. Need to find it again. Really blown away, especially since I wasn't expecting to find such a drinkable go-to brew in this beer.

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Photo of tmoneyba
4.13/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle from Keg Liquor.

Poured a hazy copper color with a large frothy off-white head that mostly lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate citrus hops and malty aroma. Medium body with a slick texture and soft carbonation. Medium bittersweet flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration.

I would recommend this to a freind.

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Photo of biggred1
4.47/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Orange amber with a nice dense off white head that leaves pretty lace on the glass. Smells of piney hops and grapefruit with a little fresh doughy (pacman?)yeast and caramely malt. Grapefruit, pineapple and lemony tasting hopiness is well balanced with a slightly sweet maltiness. Smooth mouthfeel with some oily hop resin on the tongue. A great beer, one of the best APA's I've had in a while, delicious. Buy this if you get the chance.

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Photo of Wasatch
4.3/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22oz. Bomber

Pours a very nice hazy golden orange color, nice carbonation, nice little fizzy/creamy off-white head, which leaves some nice thick creamy/sticky lacing behind. The nose is hoppy, nice malt note, citrus and pines. The taste is sweet, hoppy, malty, nice touch of citrus/pines. Medium body, very nice bitter/dry finish. Very drinkable, a very tasty brew.

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Photo of jwc215
4.35/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to skourtis for this 22-ounce bottle!

Pours hazed golden amber with a thin white head that styas and leaves lacing.

The smell is of citrus - grapefruit/lemon.

The taste is of citrus - grapefruit/lemon with bready/grainy backing. It might have some of the signature Rogue "Pac-man" yeast strain (with the "Rogue" cap - was expecting it - and certainly not complain - it's there, but not much - it's doing it mainly "on its own". It has a great hop/malt balance and flavour. It has a bitterish, dry-ish, clean finish.

It has a creamy medium-body. Very smooth.

Very drinkable! A nicely hopped American Pale that is easy-drinking. If it came in 6-packs, and were available in my area, it would make a nice "sessioner".

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Photo of BeerBelcher
3.33/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I had this beer and the 200 Meter back to back. At first, I didn't realize that Eugene City was a Rogue spin-off, much like North Coast launched Acme. The parallel continues in my mind, as I found these Eugene City beers to be pretty inferior to the standard set by the beers of the Rogue family (although not lousy, as the Acme beers are compared to North Coast's excellent beers). I was less than impressed by both the Triple Jump and the 200 Meter.

The Triple Jump poured a medium hazy amber with very nice, smooth, creamy head that was worthy of a thousand photographs. Aroma was fainter than I expected for a pale ale, but discernibly hoppy with some faint citrusness. Flavor was quite mild, a bit of what I will describe as wheatiness (although I am pretty sure there is no wheat in this beer) or straw-glass flavor balanced with some light citrus hoppiness. Not bad, but hardly outstanding.

I would weakly recommend this beer. I bought this bottle at Discount Liquor in Milwaukee.

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Photo of twbrewer
4.33/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A-Pours a light hazy orange color with a very tight and thick head,great lacing.

S-It has a slight floral nose with a heavy citrus and pine aroma.I don't pick up much malt.

T-First taste is bitter pine but as it warms it becomes a sweet citrus flavor with a nice smooth malt finish.

M-A strong medium bodied beer that has a crisp,clean mouthfeel.

D-Not overpowering,very dribkable.I just wish the place I purchased gets more.

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Photo of BuckeyeNation
4.35/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Polished pumpkin with crystalline clarity. If any Pacman yeast are present, they must be hiding at the bottom of the bottle. The crown is pastel orange-tinted ecru and has a firm, tight-bubbled look that is classic Rogue. Finely etched lace easily qualifies as eye candy.

The nose is exactly as the ingredients suggested it would be. Pale, Munich and crystal malt. Horizon, Amarillo and Crystal hops. It takes a talented brewer, however, to turn those ingredients into wonderful smelling beer. The malt delivers sugary, toasted grain and the hops add plenty of tropical fruitiness.

Few brewers do hoppy American pale ales as well as these guys. There's something so solid, so balanced (if you're a hophead), so lip smackingly good and so damned drinkable about their beer that I don't know why I don't buy it more often. There's no hesitation whatsoever on the final three scores. The only thing left to do is to come up with the appropriately appreciative words.

Thankfully, the brewers have emphasized the pale end of the malt spectrum. The nutty and earthy Munich is only an accent and there's just enough crystal malt to add depth and flavor interest. The focal point is (as it should always be) on hops. Pink grapefruit, tangerine, wildflowers and pine are especially prominent.

A firm smack of bitterness puts the IBUs at an estimated 75. The finish is saturated with hop oils and is ultimately tight and dry. This stuff is dee-freakin-licious, especially if you happen to have a hankerin' for hops. Drinkability is almost perfect.

The mouthfeel is excellent. What would be good for an IPA is very good for an APA. The beer is at least medium in heft, perhaps a little bigger, with a glassy smoothness that can only be generated by a perfect amount of bubbles. Drink quickly or drink slowly. Pleasure awaits either way.

Triple Jump is yet another ass kickin', heavily hopped pale ale from the master craftsmen at Rogue. Although it doesn't push the edges of the envelope, it's a beer that is well worth writing home about. It's time to expand distribution outside of the Pacific NW.

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Photo of SickBrew
4.13/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Got this one from By the Bottle in Vancouver-WA with my B-IN-Law.
This brew pours a nice orange/amber with three full fingers of head. This head sticks around and leaves some great lacing. Nose is marvelous, a great balance of malts and hops, each complimenting the other with a sweet caramel background. Taste is great and the pattern is similar to nose with a great balance, although a bit less prominent than suggested by the nose. Hops win out in the end with an almost IPA flavor. Mouthfeel is medium with good carbonation. Overall this is really good beer that finishes great and should be enjoyed by all!


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Photo of kenito799
4.07/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

22oz bomber poured into a pint glass.

Yellowish orange, hazy, nice looking brew with large white foamy head that recedes to a ring and leaves a ton of lace.

Lots of piney and citrus hoppiness blast on the nose. Some cooked malt underneath, and I agree with the fall leaves comment of one reviewer.

On the palate this ale has a definite west coast IPA effect, lots of nice citrus fruitiness up front leading to a piney hoppy bitter finish. Could easily pass as an AIPA. Quite dry, maybe even a little astringent. Well made, but the bitterness gets a bit ashy by the end of the glass, knocking drinkability down a tad.

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Photo of langmick
4.38/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22oz bottle, cold. Orange sunrise color.

A dirty explosion of taste. Has an earthy bite of juniper, maybe a bit of lavender and fall leaves. Very smooth feel and finish with an aftertaste that sits at the back of the mouth, pleasantly and not too aggressive. Gives the tongue a nice tingle.

Feels like a very strong punchy beer. No ABV listed on the bottle, but it definitely packs a wallop, I can feel the warmth.

I will enjoy more of these.

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Photo of gford217
4.08/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This one pours a translucent orange with a one-finger white head that lingers as a cap for quite a while leaving decent lacing. Citrus aroma dominate the smell with oranges, lemons and grapefruits throughout. The is a bit of caramel malts and a touch of pine in the nose as well. The taste has a bracing bitterness that I don't often find in an APA with the citrus up front giving way to the malt background. It's the pine hops that leave the big bitterness in the finish between sips. The mouthfeel is medium bodied and sticky with hops and has tons of carbonation. This is a great APA and very drinkable. Recommended.

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Triple Jump Pale Ale from Eugene City Brewery
4 out of 5 based on 28 ratings.
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