Notorious Triple IPA
Boneyard Beer Company

Notorious Triple IPANotorious Triple IPA
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Style:
IPA - Imperial
Ranked #9
ABV:
12%
Score:
100
Ranked #105
Avg:
4.56 | pDev: 7.46%
Reviews:
114
Ratings:
878
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unclekeith from Alaska

4.79/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Old school big IPA. Doesn’t fall into the trappings of being a syrupy mess because of the high abv. Dry, bitter, resinous, scary easy to drink. Well crafted. I had very few TIPAs that I like, love this one.

Oct 24, 2020
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snaotheus from Washington

4.22/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

2020-10-02
32oz growler served in a SIP Fest 2020 snulip. Bought it yesterday at Thirsty Hop. I've had this several times before, but the first time in a situation where I could sit down and pay attention and write my thoughts.

Pours a clear light amber with a small head. Looks thick. Lots of fine slow carbonation. Smell is booze, pine, lemon. Might get a little honeysuckle.

Taste is a boozy blast, lemon and citrus for sure, so much resin and pine, kind of dancing around -- first I taste this, then that then it switches again. Hard bitter finish. Something kind of tropical in there, too.

Mouthfeel is medium and surprisingly dry. Overall...this is really good. Dangerously easy to drink. I knew it was really good. It's nice to pay attention to it. I consider this a prime example of west coast style TIPA.

Oct 02, 2020
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Spikester from Oregon

4.4/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Clear deep gold with a touch of red. One finger of dense cream color head that forms rings of lace as the level drops.
Smell is orange green dank and rich malt.
Taste is bold floral and fruity hops with a bit of dankness. Good strong bready malt support.
Mouthfeel is full with good carbonation. The finish is mildly dry and somewhat bitter.
Overall a tasty triple ipa.

Mar 26, 2020
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patre_tim from Thailand

4.62/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Copper filtered with moderate carbonation and 4 fingers of off white head.

Smells amazing of dank onion and garlic with a balance of fruity guava, mangos and pineapple.

Tastes of fried garlic and durian, jackfruit, soursop, and mango.

Medium body with moderate carbonation and a deep alcoholic burn.

I got this at Boneyard Pub in a crowler yesterday in Bend OR, and am enjoying it in Spokane WA, Aug 17, 2019. One of the best beers I’ve had!

Aug 18, 2019
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brentk56 from North Carolina

4.03/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Appearance: Arrives clear and golden colored with a one finger cap; dots of lacing

Smell: Big malt and hip aromatics with overripe pineapple and caramel driving the malt and and dank pithy pomelo on the hops

Taste: As with the aroma the malt and hops battle it out with the tropical fruit merging into dank tones; old school bitterness, through the middle with a boozy but dry finish

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body with moderate carbonation; plenty of warmth in the gullet

Overall: Haven’t had an IPA like this in a long while; a real palate challenge

Jul 24, 2019
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kevanb from Illinois

4.24/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

10oz draft pour at the Three Floyds Taproom, poured into a snifter glass, enjoyed on 6.6.19, reviewed from tasting notes.

The beer pours a orange and amber color, golden hues when hit by the light and a firm finger of white head that dissipates quickly and leaves a few spots of soapy lacing. The aroma is very good, super resinous, lots of citrus peel, lightly floral, more on the dank side of things with a strong sticky sweet malt backbone, assertive and boozy. The flavors are great, bitter and resinous pine, dank floral and grassy qualities, lots of citrus peel that offers some tropical fruits but ultimately more bitterness and a heart malt backbone, strong caramel and amber malts with some softer cereal grains and a warm booze character. The mouthfeel is good, sticky, coating, medium bodied with a good liveliness to it and finishes with a big dry kick and a warm boozy bite.

Verdict: A very good west coast IPA from Boneyard. Classic in style, bold, brash, just a massive IPA, certainly boozy but with an oddly nice balance. West Coast through and through, just a massive IPA.

Jun 07, 2019
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GuyFawkes from Illinois

4.59/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Unknown vintage; drank 8/13/15 @ Tap House Grill (Seattle).

Semi-opaque orange appearance.

White head; a curtain of lace.

Mango, apricot & strawberry notes in the nose.

Medium mouthfeel.

Strawberry, mango & apricot jam flavors; surprisingly, no booze heat.

Amazingly fruity & easy to drink. DIPA heaven.

Jun 04, 2019
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Zach_Attack from Massachusetts

4.6/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

10/2015 - huge hoppiness, tangerine, big malts, ethanol on the nose; dank, pine flavors pair nicely with more tangerine, orange zest; surprisingly dry, lightly bitter finish, with a touch of heat in the back. I like this more than Pliny the Younger for sure.

Oct 03, 2018
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stevoj from Idaho

4.19/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Taster and shot-ski at brewery. For a big triple IPA, it’s pretty smooth, almost seems harmless. Goes down very easy, hoppy, but not much evidence of the high ABV. Light golden, mild haze, small fluffy head. Here’s a beer you could drink until...you realized what you were drinking. Tasty.

Feb 26, 2018
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REVZEB from Illinois

4.49/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had on tap. Just a luscious and delicious dipa. And extremely drinkable too! That 12 percent is dangerously unnoticeable amongst floral and citrus hops and the hazy and bready backbone of the beer. Just bursts off the palate

Jan 03, 2018
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UWDAWG from Washington

4.97/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Growler fill poured into a snifter.
Look- very light amber, hazy, average lacing, below average head retention.
Smell- citrus, orange peel, floral notes, slightly dank.
Taste- citrus blast, floral notes.
Feel- slightly below average carbonation (which I like), medium body.
Overall- Great balance, I would never have guessed this beer has an ABV north of 11%. This beer is nearly perfect and one of the best I have ever tasted.

Dec 29, 2017
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Lingenbrau from Oregon

4.68/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Sweet Jeebus, this is one intense, delicious beer. It should come with a disclaimer as it's a barely wine disguised by a clean and beautiful golden body with a shit ton of hop aroma. Beer sugar like with a citrus hop bombardment, with a sweet then bitter feel. Rich with alcohol presence well established, but not overly fusel.

This is a dangerous beer. Wonderfully executed and over the top without being pretentious. Cheers

Nov 12, 2017
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elNopalero from California

4.1/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This pours a darker tan caramel color. I get a sweetish citrus aroma that's matched by the taste from each sip. Sweet sticky citrusy and smooth. Hides its abv well.

Oct 04, 2017
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gcamparone from Rhode Island

4.31/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Sampled at cophenhagen beer festival in Boston, MA.

Pours a clear yellow-orange body with little head or retention. Aromas of pine, citrus and dank herbal hops. On the tongue is resinous, piney hops and an easy finish. Medium carbonation and body.

Good west coast style

Sep 27, 2017
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RAlmeida77 from Massachusetts

4.39/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Tasted at Copenhagen Festival

A: Pours a deep burnt golden color, almost amber. Had a finger of sticky, greasy, off-white head that held great retention. The head eventually faded into a thick collar leaving sheets of sticky lace down the glass.
S: Resinous, dank, and herbal notes overshadowed by a dominantly sweet and fruity hop nose.
T: Sweet and jammy fruity hop flavor with hints of candied fruit and berry preserves up front, followed by a bitter, herbal, and dank finish. Vegetal aftertaste with notes of onion/chive and herbs. Lightly bitter lingering aftertaste.
M: Surprisingly light mouthfeel for the amount of alcohol, with a full yet crisp and drying mouthfeel that isn't overly greasy or heavy. Not overly bitter, no trace of alcohol warmth. Tingly fresh hop oil mouthfeel.
O: Herbal earthy bitterness with fruity and sweet notes balancing. Potent but very smooth and highly drinkable.

Sep 25, 2017
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scottfrie from California

4.17/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

10oz tulip on tap at THG.

A: Pours a deep burnt golden with a finger of sticky, greasy, off-white head that held great retention. The head eventually faded into a thick collar leaving sheets of sticky lace down the glass.
S: Resinous, dank, and herbal notes overshadowed by a dominantly sweet and fruity hop nose.
T: Sweet and jammy fruity hop flavor with hints of candied fruit and berry preserves up front, followed by a bitter, herbal, and dank finish. Vegetal aftertaste with notes of onion/chive/cat-pee herb garden. Lightly bitter lingering aftertaste.
M: Surprisingly light mouthfeel for the amount of alcohol, with a full yet crisp and drying mouthfeel that isn't overly greasy or heavy. Not overly bitter, no trace of alcohol warmth. Tingly fresh hop oil mouthfeel.
O: Herbal earthy bitterness with fruity and sweet notes balancing. Potent but very smooth and highly drinkable.

May 16, 2017
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senglish7 from Mississippi

4.4/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

On draft at Boneyard tasting room. Light golden in appearance. Taste was malty with a citrusy component. It was very good for as high ABV as it was, but honestly I don't get the hype.

May 08, 2017
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rabbott2 from Illinois

4.44/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Had a fresh crowler of this on 4/8/2017

Overall this was a very enjoyable beer. It truly went down like a 7% beer, which was awesome for drinking it, however, it makes it dangerously easy to drink fast too. There is a really exceptional combo of sweet, caramelly malts and fruity, citrusy, floral hops. The flavors were fairly complex because of this and overall this was a really enjoyable beer to finally get to try. May be tough to chase, but very well done.

Apr 09, 2017
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Zythophile from District of Columbia

4.54/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Crowler Date: 3/8/17
Palate Contaminants: seafood udon

Appearance is a very pleasant medium-dark amber, and it's fairly clear. Fair amount of fine head that leaves some nice lacing.

Smell is peach, red grapefruit, honeydew melon, and marshmallows. (I keep smelling those damn things.) It has a little bit of freshly cut white wood, just not quite pine. Sweetness is moderate, and any bitterness is hardly detectable.

Wow, the first sip is intense. The fruit flavor is concentrated. It doesn't just show up, going along for the ride; it explodes. Even better, it's apricots. I'm drinking friggin' apricot juice. (Note to self, at 11.5% and 32oz., don't chug.) Concentrated peach and a regular little bit of bitter orange. Bitter bark, too, so maybe it actually is medicine. It's sweet, but not overly so. Bitter flavors are far in the background. It's fair to call it very malty, but it doesn't overwhelm. Like Hop Venom, it's very well balanced. Another thing as it warms up slightly, there's even more depth to the fruit flavor as there's some savoriness.

I can get a slight bit of carbonation with a swish around the mouth, but it's still pretty smooth. It's heavy, but it's well balanced, and the alcohol is very well hidden. Still, I'm sipping.

Mar 25, 2017
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Hyptochrons from Massachusetts

4.34/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

had this on tap at the mule bar in Winooski VT.

pours an almost clear golden color, thin band of white head leaves some nice lacing.

somewhat mild aromas - pine, dankness, sweet malts, citrus peel, grapefruit, hint of ripe fruits. palate follows nicely, but is somewhat dominated by sweet and syrupy malts and booze. the booze is not astringent or bothersome, but definitely comes through as expected at this abv. caramel and honey malts play nicely with grapefruit, pine, floral qualities, orange, hint of ripe tropical fruits including mango and maybe a touch of pineapple. piney bitterness on the finish is well balanced by the malt sweetness. mouthfeel is medium bodied and syrupy... not on par with the pillowy NE ipas that I adore. overall its remarkably drinkable for the abv, and is not excessively boozy in any way. however the balance tips towards malty sweetness and alcohol over the fruity hops, and having enjoyed more fruit forward triple IPAs such as Sunshine & Peril, this isnt one I would necessarily seek out. still enjoyable and interesting to try!

Feb 20, 2017
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BeerGuy8315 from Iowa

4.87/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Had this on tap on 12/3 at Growler Guys in Portland.

A: Pours a golden orange color with minimal white head. Very small amounts of thin white lacing throughout.

S: Big fruity/citrusy aromas of pineapple, orange, and guava. Milder notes of dank, piney, and earthy hops.

T: Taste matches aromas well. Super juicy with fruity notes of pineapple, mango, peach, papaya, guava, orange, and tangerine followed by a very slight piney, hoppy bitterness.

F: Light to medium bodied, super smooth, with a small to moderate amount of carbonation.

O: Overall, this is a great TIPA. Super fruity, but not overly sweet. Very drinkable, ABV is almost entirely hidden and for 11.5-12% that is unreal. Would love to try this stuff fresh from the lines. Would definitely seek this out again.

Dec 27, 2016
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rodbeermunch from Nevada

4.74/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This beer is pretty damn difficult to distinguish between it and PTY. Seriously. For years now I've been just skipping the big line at the DIPA fest for PTY and just getting Notorious with no line, the beers are almost indistinguishable.

Has a pretty color that is a mixture of both orange and gold, comes with a 1/3" head.

Aroma is delightful. All that hop noise under the nose, usual descriptors of awesomeness, pick whatever tropical, stone and citrus fruits you want, mix in those pine/green/dank descriptors on top of it.

Taste, wow, hop bursting, not overly aggressive ibu number, mouth feel that hides all the alcohol, super dry finish, like damn this is light on its feet but so damn huge.

There are so many 10+% double and triple ipas these days, PTY no doubt was the innovator, but there are some damn good substitute goods out there (Notorious, Ephraim, Waldo etc. . . ) it really makes waiting in line seem dumb when you're this far down the rabbit hole.

Dec 15, 2016
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jampics2 from Ohio

4.16/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A great looking IPA, nice clear orange with decent head. Smells of tropical fruit, grapefruit dank but a bit muted. Taste follows. Not sure if they sent a fresh keg to Shelton Festival, will have to revisit out west. But this fell short of they hype for me.

Dec 15, 2016
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TrueOregonian from Oregon

4.86/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

L- pours a hazy orange color with a half inch head that dissipates fairly quickly.

S- smell o f tropical notes, very fruity. Apricots come to mind.. wife says fruit roll up lol..

T- very smooth.. not much boozyness to it but you can tell it is a strong beer.

F- stays on the tongue for a while.

O- for a 11.5 % beer this is awesome.
Just a 10 oz drink gets you buzzing pretty well.

Oct 05, 2016
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VelvetExtract from Massachusetts

4.43/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Coppenhagen Beer Fest Boston sample pour. This has been a want of mine for a while. It was really good. Huge and citrusy. Pithy and resiny but also had some pretty intense fruity hop notes. I often find Triple IPAs are too sweet and boozy; the structure of the beer is all off. This one bucks that trend.

Sep 27, 2016
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