Notorious Triple IPA | Boneyard Beer Company

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Notorious Triple IPANotorious Triple IPA

Brewed by:
Boneyard Beer Company
Oregon, United States

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 12.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Photo of rabbott2
4.44/5  rDev -2.2%
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.

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Photo of Zythophile
4.54/5  rDev 0%
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.

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Photo of Hyptochrons
4.34/5  rDev -4.4%
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!

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Photo of BeerGuy8315
4.87/5  rDev +7.3%
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.

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Photo of rodbeermunch
4.74/5  rDev +4.4%
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.

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Photo of jampics2
4.16/5  rDev -8.4%
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.

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Photo of TrueOregonian
4.86/5  rDev +7%
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.

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Photo of VelvetExtract
4.43/5  rDev -2.4%
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.

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Photo of dar482
4.56/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Beer comes in a deep gold to Amber.
Aroma offers intense juiciness, grapefruit, pine, peach, mango.
Flavor explodes with intense mango, peach, pineapple. Onto medium plus biscuity sweetness, pine, dry on the finish. Syrupy at points, but also on the palate. A bit of stingy alcohol on the back.

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Photo of cosmicevan
4.5/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

thanks mark. this is so good. dangerously smooth and drinkable. the heat is invisible and not syrupy. easy drinking. I am super impressed with this brew...esp since this is a tripleading ipa.

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Photo of T_Hass
4.7/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

I received a crowler sent from my cousin. I was worried that because I was out of town and it has been quite warm by the time I got home the hops may have fallen off. My worries were eased as soon as I cracked the beer open . The smell instantly filled my nostrils. Lemon, citrus, floral, pure deliciousness. The crowler retained the carbonation well and I got a good amount of head. The taste ... amazing. Similar to the smell citrus and floral and not to bitter with just the right amount of sweetness. Overall and awesome beer. Hopefully I'll get to try it again one day.

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Photo of Treyliff
4.47/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

21oz crawler from the brewery, poured into a snifter

A- pours a bright and clear golden color with a two-finger foamy white head that retains for a while before settling into a ring around the glass, leaving some lacing behind

S- aroma is a mix of citrus fruit, mint leaf, green grass, garlic, alcohol & earthy resin

T- taste opens up with leafy, green, resinous hops, followed by some nice citrusy notes, that brings out flavors of tangerine and orange peel. Mid-palate brings out a bit of garlic-y hop flavor, along with notes of red berries. The finish is clean and green (leafy, minty hops), with a linger of just a hint of sweet malt

M- medium-heavy body with moderate carbonation leads to a creamy mouthfeel that continues into a clean finish, abv is hidden amazingly well

O- I've had lots of TIPA's, and almost off of them were too boozy, too malty & overly sweet. This is not the case here, if there's such a thing as a balanced TIPA, this is it. I would have never guessed that this was 11.5% ABV

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Photo of jpearce4
4.59/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I was really surprised by how much I loved this beer! Sampled at the Growler Guys in Portland, where I picked up a growler can (don't know the technical term for these). Shared with a friend, served it in a tulip glass.

Look: Hazy golden color, foamy head that stayed around for a bit.
Smell: Green onion, grass, a bit of citrus there as well.
Taste: Similar to the nose, except the citrus is upped by a few notches. Flavor is really intense on the citrus flavor, the green onion comes through, a bit of spiciness, almost a light pepper. Some maltiness there as well, which nicely balances out the heavy hop flavors. Sounds like a really odd combination, but the flavors mesh together extremely well.
Feel: Extremely smooth, almost like a heavy cream ale in a way. No alcohol burn/boozy flavor in spite of the very high ABV. Would not guess it's 12%.

Overall: An extremely impressive triple IPA! Has a wonderful balance of flavors, smells amazing, and drinks surprisingly easy for a 12% beer. Highly recommended.

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Photo of Meow49
5/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I've noticed that more than a few reviewers have described this triple as too sweet. Yes, it has a good deal of sweetness, but a lot of that can be attributed to the very skillful hopping which imparts a complex array of fruity esters to this delicious triple IPA. There is a full spectrum of tropical fruitiness, as well as a dynamic citric component, and even an undefined, subtle spiciness that really fleshes out the flavor profile. There is also a dank component that could be compared to the nose of certain marijuana strains, or even a certain plant that is redolent of cat pee. I don't mean this in a negative way, but rather as a further complement to the overall flavor profile. This triple IPA absolutely ranks among the upper echelon of its peers.

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Photo of Impfan
5/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

OMG! Perfect body, not too heavy, and not too light. Immensely complex flavor profile featuring peach, mango, guava, pineapple, papaya, strawberry, melon mandarin orange and tangerine. Could be a bit creamier, but the body is lightly syrupy, and that's just perfect for me. The heat is very restrained for 12%, and the finish is very long, smooth, and even candied (in a good way). Well deserving of its ranking.

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Photo of NolaHopHead
4.34/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

32 oz crowler. Pours hazy deep orange, finger white head with good retention, soapy lace. Light sweet n citrusy aroma. Big flavors hide the huge abv, sweet malt and citrus peel balance pretty well with the edge going to the sweet side. Earthy hop finish. Slick mouthfeel. Very good triple IPA.

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Photo of danh53
4.24/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

The beer is a dark amber color and I can see through the glass. Looks like a west coast IPA. I get a lot of pineapple on the aroma along with sweet, sticky hop resin. Taste is sweet apple, pineapple, grape, pear, and white wine. There's an earthy bitterness on the finish. The feel is syrupy, thick, and sweet and the 12% is well hidden. This is one of the better triple IPAs, but the style isn't one of my favourites.

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Photo of Sabtos
4.14/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Reddish copper with a thin but substantial blanket of foam that retains throughout.

Heavyweight hops provide a garlicky dankness on the nose that is actually quite pleasant and mouthwatering.

Flavor is a mix of savory and floral features that is at once quenchably refreshing and yet like finishes like a dry wine.

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Photo of Jw383
5/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Have had Pliny the Younger and Elder, Heady Topper, Melvin 2x4, and 4x8 and several other highly ranked imperial IPAs, and must say that Notorious stands up with all of them, would definitely rank it superior to the Younger, and the Topper, not sure if it is better than the Melvins, but it is certainly elite. If you can get it at its freshest in Bend, I am not sure you'll find a better imperial IPA, as it is incredibly well balanced, has a unique and smooth feel with a great finish that is not overwhelming but is just right for an imperial IPA that really hides the alcohol very well.

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Photo of -Rick
4.38/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a gold/orange color with a slight white head. Big danky hop smell to this one. Can smell it without putting it up to your nose. Tastes of pine, oranges, and malt. This is a big IPA, but the alcohol is blended well within it. Great beer!

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Photo of drew42e
4.47/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Pours orangeish and thick. Sticky resinous hops dominate with a nearly creamy mouthfeel. Dank. Such strong ABV but pretty smooth, malt and hops fairly balanced here. Great Triple.

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Photo of eifster82
4.68/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Clear amber appearance. Nice pleasant piney/citrusy smell. Earthy hops are abundant with pine, resin and citrus presence in the taste. Very well balanced malt backbone that makes this brew very smooth and full bodied. No hint at all of the 12% abv, and it's dangerously easy to drink.

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Photo of Parmesan
4.74/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

L: Golden orange yellow color with a frothy head and lots of lacing on the glass.

S: Lots of citrus, some pine, and earthy hops. Very delicious smelling beer.

T: Lots of citrus, pine and earthy hops, nice malt backbone to balance it out. The bitterness is there but not harsh, really good tasting beer.

F: Smooth, pretty full body, alcohol is well hidden.

O: One of the best IPAs I have ever had.

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Photo of Mehinaman
4.78/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Fantastic triple IPA. Wonderful smell of hops and citrus and drinks so smooth there is no way you would have any idea it's a 12% ABV beer. This would be one of my "island beers" if I could only bring a few.

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Photo of Nachojon
4.5/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Boneyard really knows their IPAs and this is no exception. Fantastic hop presence, very resinous, citrusy and west coast hoppy magic.

I think it's the right kind of harsh. Great IIPA.

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