Slap Yer Mammy Double IPA | Trinity Brewing Company

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Slap Yer Mammy Double IPASlap Yer Mammy Double IPA

Brewed by:
Trinity Brewing Company
Colorado, United States

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.50%

Availability: Rotating

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Photo of JacksonCR1
3.61/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Has an amber pour with a white-reddish head with a long retention time. Has tropical fruit aroma--mango--and some sugary malt caramel. Tastes of mango and pears with wheat.

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Photo of jaydoc
3.65/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bottle purchased by a friend directly from the brewery. Seeing the ratings for this beer I can't help but wonder if the bottle I received is out of date or was exposed to extreme temperatures. Bottle consumed within 1 week of purchase. Surprisingly disappointed. Would like to give this one another shot in the future.

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Photo of infinitebruner
3.82/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

January 17, 2015

Draft (CO2), snifter

A – Medium amber, with some slightly gold hues. Off-white, even pinkish foam of an inch-plus with long retention. Very craggy. Beer is very clear.

S – Mango and papaya. Very light grapefruit. Some sweet caramel malt with light toffee. Light pear and green apple.

T – Definitely mango, guava, apples and pears. Lightly baked bread crust. Light caramel. Hops also contribute high hop bitterness.

M – Moderate to low carbonation, light sweetness and high bitterness. A juicy, but bitter finish.

O – Great flavor up front but the bitterness ends up a bit high, out of balance.

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Photo of M_chav
3.3/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

What an amazing beer! really was blown away when I was able to have it on tap in the brewery a few weeks ago. The unbelievable amount of IBUs are very well balanced with the sweet hop filled taste that leaves you wanting more. HOWEVER - I purchased a 750ml bottle on the way out and when I opened it up a few hours later, was greatly disappointed (I would have rated it much lower 3.25) - tasted like a completely different beer. Called the brewery and they didn't have a straight answer for the bottling date - told me to email the brewer about my concern and never heard back - 6/28/15 - attempt #2. bought another bottle from the brewery and this beer is not at all what I remember, giving this a final rating much lower than my original impression

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Photo of AlCaponeJunior
3.97/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Yellow and quite clear, head and lace ok for a cask pour.

Heavily hoppy and very aromatic. Oily and resinous hops, high bitterness that lingers even well after the fact. Not especially "casky" for a cask ale.

Overall impression is a very tasty, very dry, west coast style IIPA. The difference on CO2 or cask wasn't that apparent tho.

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Photo of champ103
3.47/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

A: Pours a hazed burnt orange color. A large, rocky white head forms that gently recedes. Some lace is left behind.
S: Big pine, and resinous hops up front. Bitter grapefruit rind, burnt and caramelized sugars. Lingering, nondescript bitterness last forever.
T: Like the nose, big piny hops. Very resinous and bitter. Grapefruit rind, burnt caramel sugars and lingering bitterness that lasts all day.
M/D: A full, chewy, and resinous body. Big bitterness and big alcohol. This is not something I particularly want to come back to.

Yep, this succeeds in what it tries to be. Which is a huge IPA. Not something I am a big fan of though. For me, nice to try once. That is it.

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Photo of blindtiger24
3.98/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

22oz bomber poured into a goblet.

A: A hazy orange / copper with thin one to two finger, carbonated off-white head.

S: Orange, apple cider, lemon, cinnamon, and a finish of dank pine and spruce. It's interesting how each time I went back for a sniff I picked up on different scents. At first it was really fruity and then became earthy and piney.

T: Slight orange citrus sweetness with tinge of dank hops that grows infinitesimally then fades out.

M: Creamy mouthfeel with a slight carbonation tingle. Sweetness comes up front. Hop bitterness only shows up at the back end and hangs around. Not overly bitter, but it just stanky, smoky, and warming enough that it has a nice finish.

O: First had this beer at the Boulder IPA festival and the flavor and bitterness were intense. This bottle didn't blow me away compared to the on-tap version, but it's still a good double, but not amazing.

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Photo of ArrogantB
3.58/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Hops and Pie. I was glad to try this on tap because I suspected it wasn't worth the $17 they are asking for a bottle and it wasn't. Shocking. Dark orange color but not amber. good lacing and head. Aroma is indeed hoppy, pine, ok. Flavor is also hoppy but there is a malt component vying with the hops and this ain't no West Coast as far as I can tell. Is this a super hoppy IPA? Yes. Is it as good as something from the West Coast? No. The fact they charge $17 for a bottle of this is insulting.

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Photo of DenverLogan
3.71/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Had June 11 at Cedar Creek Pub in Aurora, Colorado, on tap.
Copper color with modest head.
Straw and floral hop aroma, light pine.
Moderate carbonation and big mouthfeel.
Bitter root hops, cream of tartar, some pine sap, alcohol. Tasty and bold but too much astringency year after year, tap or bottle.

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Photo of Beaver13
4.43/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

750 ml bottle, bottle number 198/12 (I think). Pours hazy copper orange with a monstrous rocky off-white head that retains well and laces the glass.

The aroma is big sugary tropical fruits with some dank hops and pine.

The flavor is sweet tropical fruits with a lot of piney dank bitterness. There's a bit of warming from the alcohol. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with low carbonation.

Overall, an excellent DIPA. Slightly too sweet and alcoholic (and pricey at $17 a bottle).

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Photo of StonedTrippin
4.3/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

this is a monster, and in many ways reminds me of the centennial ipa from founders. I think the hop profile is about identical, particularly in the nose and in the first half of the flavor experience. its that fresh milled two by four complexion that is unique to the centennial hop, and although I cant confirm it factually, my taste buds tell me that's whats going on here. the pour is hazy and golden, with a sexy and lasting white head that's wispy and spirited. the wood and bitter is intense in both the nose and taste, and I cant find the alcohol at all, which is just bonkers for a beer this size. it claims 125 ibus, and im not arguing. the hops taste super fresh, not freakishly complex, but neat and clean in the way only a huge ipa can be when it tries to act like a lager. this rises to the challenge, and the cooking carbonation really helps it be an easy drinking 750ml of strong ale. I hate the price, but I love the beer. probably one of the more enjoyable india pale ales ive had lately, and trust me there have been some dandys. this is memorable in every way, including the label. its been so long now since I had Emma's coffin, but this might be trinitys best beer going these days. the swingline was fantastic as well, but this is a perfect ipa in so many ways. freshness is everything, and this nails it.

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Photo of Oxymoron
2.22/5  rDev -44.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1 | overall: 2

Pours a amber colored orange with a light brown hues through out. A soft white head with good retention. Mostly cloudy but ok.

The nose is hop forward with more of a West Coast IPA feel. Big piney and everygreen notes. A big cat piss aroma, hello Simco, that is a deterrent than anything else. Some minor citrus and noticeable yeast notes. Some esters, rose peddles, but not over the top.

The taste is more hop forward as well. Actually more of a hop tea than a beer. Seriously would like ANY balance on this. A hint of bitterness and NO body or malt taste to even try to balance. The piney notes come out along with the super cat piss flavors. Some minor citrus but

The body was dry. Really under balanced and limited. Some carbonic bite but this has more to do with the no body than anything else. Overall hugely disappointed in this. No balance at all and was a serious hop tea.

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Photo of beergoot
4.31/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

The beer looked hazy with a honey-gold color and was topped with a frothy white head that quickly faded to a wispy bit of carbonation on top of the beer. The aroma was very hoppy; citrus and pine; malt sweetness in the background. The flavor presented a very citrus (orange and tangerine) flavor with a delicious hop bitterness; light, bready malt character. Medium-bodied, soft on the palate, with a dry finish.

This is a powerhouse of an IPA with balance and complexity galore; very fruity and bitter hop characteristics with a soft malt backbone. A hop head's delight...

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
4.39/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to wethorseblanket for sharing this one at Tieman's tasting.

Bottle # 159/12.

Pours a slightly hazy orange with a foamy khaki head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Foamy streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, citrus fruit, and citrus zest. Taste is much the same with a slight wood flavor on the finish. There is an alcohol kick and a medium hop bitterness with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a very good beer with some great aromas and flavors.

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Photo of KVNBGRY
4.62/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had this on tap at Tap 'n Handle in FoCo. I was in the mood for a strong ale, so I asked the bartender what he'd recommend / what his favorite hoppy beer was at the time. Without hesitation he said Slap Your Mammy by Trinity. He's spot on, this brew was hoppy, piney, hint of grapefruit, but had enough malt to ease the 10.5%. It's one of the easier DIPAs to drink, not necessarily a sipper. Great drink!

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Photo of stampfler07
4.3/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- Served in a tulip glass, clear amber with a light white head

S- Moderate pine hop aroma, some floral notes with a little sweetness

T- Floral hop and alcohol taste are strong at the front, sweet amber malt in the middle, warming mouthfeel, slightly dry-bitter finish, light lingering sweetness, excellent

M- Moderate carbonation, medium body, rolls smoothly off the tongue, slightly warming

O- I really enjoyed this brew, good balance of malt to hop, well presented and executed imperial, definitely worth trying if you're passing through the area and love a good, strong IPA

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Photo of agirlandherpen
4.23/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I had this on tap at Trinity Brewing on 12/20. The pour was a beautiful clear warm golden color with a very distinct hoppy nose. My mouth watered when I smelled it. It hits the nail on the head for a double IPA, and I really liked this one over many of their 'regular' beers that they make. I tried to buy a bottle, but sadly they were out.

Next time I visit, this is my drink of choice from Trinity Brewing.

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Photo of stakem
4.3/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to Smoked for gifting me with this. 750ml bottle dipped in a thin layering of what looks like brittle candle wax. Bottle/batch# 925-11. Split with a couple friends.

Poured into a cervoise, this brew appears a clear orange color with a finger of white head. The cap fades slowly leaving fingers of lacing. A light yellow clarity is seen around the edges.

The smell of this brew is bright with hints of grapefruit. Some stinging fusel alcohol is underneath accenting a more fruity to floral aspect. Quite bright and citrusy. As it warms it gets a little grassy with light notesnof sulfur.

The taste is grapefruit, both pulp and rinds. A toasty underlying caramel malt inclusion provides a mild contrasting sweetness. This is a crisp brew for 10% with a seemingly candy-like sugar dryness. The bitterness is bitty at times but fitting for the style. The aftertaste is grassy with a light green yeast aspect that comes out as it warms.

This is a medium bodied brew with a modest level of carbonation. Fairly easy drinking for 10% with a crisp to refreshing finish that is very noteworthy for this big of a brew. Very well done. I still think the idea of wax dipping a DIPA is odd but whatever, this one was fresh and very enjoyable.

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Photo of JayS2629
4.54/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The appearance was a bit too cloudy, orange in color with a creamy white head. Nice retention and descent lacing. The smell was amazingly complex. A bready background with a slightly sweet aroma bombarded with a complex aroma of floral, grassy, herbal, and tons of citrus. There are orange, tangerine, tons of grapefruit and a touch of lemon. The taste is a little too malty, but an excellent and complex arangement of hops competing from floral and grassy to pungent pine and bright citrus, peach, pineapple, orange and grapefruit. An excellent bombardment of flavor. The mouthfeel isn't as creamy as their regular IPA with a bitter dry finish, but still creamy and smooth with a crisp finish. Overall excellent double IPA.

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Photo of HopHead84
3.9/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5


Growler shared by womencantsail, thanks Andrew.

A: Translucent orange with a frothy white head.

S: Nice tangerine presence with notes of orange, grapefruit, and resinous pine (strong). Malt is bready with some caramel and helps to balance the hops. Some floral notes and a touch of alcohol.

T: Orange, tangerine, grapefruit, pine, and caramel. Malt provides balance. Lower moderate bitterness with well hidden booze.

M: Medium in body with moderate carbonation. Mouthfeel is sticky and dry.

Overall: This was good stuff. A little maltier than I like my Double IPAs, but enjoyable nonetheless.

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Photo of womencantsail
4.1/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to Scott for sending a growler of this to me. These Trinity beers can be tough to track down.

A: The beer pours a burnt orange color with a couple fingers of white head and some nice lacing.

S: A really dank hop aroma. Intense floral and citrus hops with a really oily pine note. Good grapefruit, tangerine, orange zest, and pineapple with a mild bread note and some toasted malts underneath.

T: Really resinous and oily pine provides a rather intense bitterness. Lots of citrus fruits too, primarily grapefruit and tangerine, but there is a nice floral quality to it as well as a touch of grass.

M: Medium in body with a moderate level of carbonation.

O: So many different hop characteristics here that none of them really dominated. Pretty solid stuff.

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Photo of Mebuzzard
3.95/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A brownish ruby pour with a dense head gave promise of a wonderful beer. The head faded a bit to leave a nice lacing.

Aroma was fairly balanced between sweet, caramel malt and piney hops. Some citrus notes are hidden in the background. This is a hop-full beer.

Hops seem to fight over one another for attention. It's a weird mix of pine, citrus, orange zest, resin and grass. None are dominant and the caramel finish seems to trump them all.

Feel was a bit light given the plethora of hops used. Is this bad? I don't think so, but not as biting as other 2xipa's .
Good drinking. It didn't last long...

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Photo of rye726
4.6/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Pours a rich cedar with a silky beige head and nice lace.

Nose has fresh floral and piney hops, caramel and fruity malts.

Taste has bitter, resiny hops up front and through the finish. Well balanced by sweet bready malts.

Medium body has a soft carbonation. Very nice IPA. Reminds me of the DIPA that Bristol use to make.

***Note to Trinity***
When I pay $5 for a beer, I expect to be served more than a 6oz cognac snifter. I don't care how many hops you put in it. That is some fruggle ass shit.

You guys need to stop being so stingy and serve proper servings of your beer. For, $5 I can go to the store and get a fresh 500ml bottle of Pliny. I'd like to continue giving you my support, but put your beer in a real glass.

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Slap Yer Mammy Double IPA from Trinity Brewing Company
3.98 out of 5 based on 117 ratings.
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