TRI-PA | Full Pint Brewing Company

BA SCORE
83
good
152 Ratings
THE BROS
84
good
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TRI-PATRI-PA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Full Pint Brewing Company
Pennsylvania, United States
fullpintbrewing.com

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by OWSLEY069 on 04-06-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
152
Reviews:
39
Avg:
3.64
pDev:
14.01%
 
 
Wants:
6
Gots:
15
For Trade:
0
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Photo of Sammy
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of Knapp85
3.65/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of superspak
3.06/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 ounce bottle into tulip glass, best before 12/31/2013. Pours lightly hazy golden amber color with a 1 finger dense off white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass. Aromas of big grapefruit, pineapple, lemon zest, orange zest/rind, pine resin, grass, floral, caramel, toffee, bread, and floral/grassy earthiness. Ok aromas with very harsh smelling hop presence that is a bit too vegetal; with moderate malt balance and big strength. Taste of big grapefruit, pineapple, pine resin, lemon zest, orange zest/rind, grass, floral, caramel, toffee, bread, and floral/grassy earthiness. Large amount of pine resin bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of grapefruit, lemon zest, orange zest/rind, pineapple, pine resin, caramel, toffee, bread, floral, grass, and floral earthiness on the finish for a while. Ok flavor balance and complexity big pine/citrus hop flavors with moderate malt balance; with harsh and vegetal hop flavors and a fair amount of cloying bitterness after the finish. Medium carbonation and fairly full bodied; with a slick, sticky, and resinous mouthfeel that is ok. Alcohol is fairly well hidden with a moderate warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very mediocre double IPA. Far too much harsh and vegetal character from the hops makes this moderately unpleasant, but it was not undrinkable.

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Photo of Slatetank
3.63/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I picked this up at Thirsty's, enjoyed chilled in a cervoise

A deep golden shade with thick off-white cap and tight bead, there is visible carbonation and the clarity is decent. A floral nose with some dried fruit and light alcohol in the ester with a caramel malt odor and tinge of yeast with goes along with the faint sugary notes. The mouthfeel is moderately carbonated with slight citrus tanginess and mild spice with a light tinge of bitterness for the style. The middle is full and sweet while the bitterness increases in the finish with semi-dry quality w/ slight spicy ending.

The taste of this Imperial IPA is caramel and pine up front with subtle tropical fruit and a tinge of pepper with a light herbal accent to the hop flavor. There is a nice hint of toasty malt backing up the hops and sweetness which has a sugary edge. The hops are mildly citrus with hint of pine again and earthy sweetness in the finish with a lingering herbal note.

Overall a good beer but lacks the hop umph and has the bitterness, but could use a little more to balance the sweet and malt qualities. The feeling I get is this is slightly faded from the fresh beer I imagine it was. It could use a little more depth and less alcohol perhaps, but like a said in general a good, not great Imperial IPA.

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Photo of WVbeergeek
4.25/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

My favorite during a session at the newest Sharp Edge location, poured in their new smaller pour high octane chalices. A slightly hazed golden orange bright bodied, with a light white head forms even lace as it dwindles. Aroma has fruity pineapple/citrus notes actually intense citric hops with mild pine/mint going on. A hint of bready yeast this has to be a Belgian style IPA a mix of a triple/IPA aka TriPA also brewed in a tristate region of OH/WV/PA. Flavor is super aggressive with hop flavor and a decent bitterness. Fruity citric hops some grapefruit with tropical pineapple juicy mango fruit tones and hint of pine harshness. Complex warming alcohol with a spicy yeast note as well. Mouthfeel is resinous with hop oils big bold American style BIPA. Carbonation is lively carries the beer all the way through, very enjoyable will hae to revisit this brew to see if it's actually as good as I thought it was or if the other beers I had that day were actually that lackluster.

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Photo of WoodBrew
3/5  rDev -17.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of ejimhof
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of RblWthACoz
3.63/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thank goodness for these nicer labels. The ones from the first round of FP were totally boring.

This is an interesting DIPA. Seems a little muted in some ways and not quite blowing it up where it could. Feels like the hops kind of got all bogged down in each other. I think the beer could have gone in a lot more places than it ended up doing so. Still, decent enough. But I know that this brewery could be delivering a lot more. Still worth trying though, I guess.

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Photo of IPAchris
1/5  rDev -72.5%

Photo of sendbeer
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of Stinkypuss
2.39/5  rDev -34.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Full Pint Brewing : TRI-PA

LOOK: Pours a medium amber brown, soapy white head and some lace. Looks thick as hell, and pretty dark for a imperial Pale ale.

SMELL: Lofty alcohol, candied orange, dark fruits and toffee. As it warms, the booze and caramel stick out as the aroma.

TASTE: Caramel, toffee, and lots of booze. There certainly is a woodsy, piney note and a bit of citrus to remind that there are three varieties of hops in this beer. The caramel, plum, and alcohol make this brew much more akin to an English Barleywine. If this were labeled as such, the score would change, but for an American Double India Pale Ale, this is a few notches below average.

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Photo of BillRoth
4/5  rDev +9.9%

Photo of beerthulhu
3.68/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

- best by july 14. lot #e57. hopped 7x, 5 different varieties.

A: Dirty orange, dense clarity, thin beige head is slight on hold, weak on lacing. Tingy beige micro-effervesce creeps up along the glass walls.

S: Hints of pineapple-orange, fresh orange peel, some grassiness.

T: Piney-dry pineapple, grassy overtures, spicy orange citric bite. Hints of pear-mango, creamy grassy citrus malt, nice tropical grassiness with pronounced sting of hops on the finish.

M: Creamy maltiness, grassy citric sting of hops with a dry flowery hop coating on the tongue.

O: Overall the hops live up to thier end of the deal. The malt base is creamy, full, nice mixture of hop variety, tropical grassy-pine, with nice varying degrees of fresh and dry nature. The alcohol is warm and comforting, a nice fall winter taking.

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Photo of akorsak
3.06/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A 12 oz bottle from the Brass Rail.

A: The double IPA is a golden brown, amber. Transparent, the ale has a glow near the base. A white head, over a finger and a half on first pour, laces in a few spots.

S: Hoppy with a syrupy thickness, the grapefruit has fallen off a bit. Caramel is a saving grace, adding a malt backbone that makes up for the hop losses.

T: The hops may be a little softer but the ale hasn't lost its kick. Boozy heat, mixed with caramel and toffee, leaps out at me immediately. Pepper is in the mix but the hops have lost any distinctiveness that may have one existed. The hoppiness improves modestly, the citrus stand out with more elan. However, the heat of the ale keeps getting in the way, a pow of strength that covers up quite a bit.

M: Average. Maybe too old or maybe too muddled, the hoppiness is enveloped by the alcohol.

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Photo of DrDemento456
4.02/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Whoot! First bottle review! Surprised to find this at my local bottle shop for a 3.00 single. Six pack will hopefully be cheaper.

A - Wow from a nice pour I only got a slight ring of head with a nice bit of lace. Color is of dark amber haze and... Is this unfiltered? Bits of sediment throughout.

S - Doesn't smell too in your face hoppy but I do get some citrus malts along side a nice bready like malt profile. Doesn't smell crazy through just eh.

T - It does have a nice hop taste to it with a lingering bitterness but comes off kind of sweet with more malts than hops. ABV is totally masked so it is enjoyable. Still could use more hops for a name like TriPA.

M - Surprisingly for the ABV I am drinking this rather quickly with a medium body so it is pretty tasty.

Overall I guess it was totally worth it for this DIPA. More hop flavor I guess would make this more bitter thus less drinkable. And of almost equal ABV of Double Trouble I find this less alcoholic tasting. At least it's better than Dogfish Head 90 minute that the truth. Solid DIPA.

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Photo of pathman
4/5  rDev +9.9%

Photo of IdrinkGas
2.75/5  rDev -24.5%

Photo of whatname
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of Darkmagus82
3.77/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from bottle into pint glass

Appearance – Pours a lightly hazed amber color with a large billowing off-white head. The head faded slowly over time to give a nice amount of lacing

Smell – A nice sweet citrus aroma mixed with some caramel malt and a nice bready smell; these are the strongest aromas. With these are some lighter floral and pine aromas. Overall quite nice.

Taste – The taste follow the nose very well. It starts of sweet malt and citrus. The bready backbone is initially sweet of caramel and orange hop flavors. As the taste moves on the caramel fades and the citrus changes in nature a bit. The original orange citrus hop turns more toward a bitter grapefruit flavor. At the end of the taste some light earthy and a good dose of pine come to mix with the bread and grapefruit. Overall these leave a bitter sweetness on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – A super creamy body with a lower level of carbonation. The creaminess is fantastic on this brew as it coats the mouth and really allows the flavors to be experienced by the tongue. The lower carbonation only allows this to occur more and overall create a great mouthfeel.

Overall – This is a nice double IPA. Its flavors aren’t as strong as some and the transitions not quite as smooth, it does have a very nice mouthfeel and smell. A good brew to try if you get the chance.

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Photo of THECPJ
4/5  rDev +9.9%

Photo of hollywood_15063
2.5/5  rDev -31.3%

Photo of OWSLEY069
4/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy orange-ish color with an off white head. In the aroma, citrus hops and a hint of pine. In the taste, starts off with some mango and orange citrus and ends with a dry pine like hop presence, with a nice malt backing all the way through. a small hop bite, and a medium to bigger bodied mouthfeel, with a dry pine like aftertaste. Wow! Really impressed by this one, bigger body, but big hops and hiding the 9%, quite nice.

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Photo of Lukass
4.5/5  rDev +23.6%

Photo of Zuidman
3.75/5  rDev +3%

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TRI-PA from Full Pint Brewing Company
3.64 out of 5 based on 152 ratings.
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