Trifecta IPA
Thomas Creek Brewery

Trifecta IPATrifecta IPA
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From:
Thomas Creek Brewery
 
South Carolina, United States
Style:
American IPA
Ranked #1,899
ABV:
6.9%
Score:
88
Ranked #15,258
Avg:
3.92 | pDev: 10.97%
Reviews:
23
Ratings:
111
Status:
Active
Rated:
Sep 30, 2021
Added:
Feb 28, 2011
Wants:
  2
Gots:
  39
SCORE
88
Very Good
Trifecta IPATrifecta IPA
Notes: Brewed exclusively for The Community Tap.
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Reviewed by Peach63 from New York

4.12/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Pours amber with a 2.5" ivory head, which lasts. Heavy lacing.

Aroma is floral, pine, grapefruit, caramel.

Taste is malty, grapefruit, caramel, pine, slightly sweet, resinous.

Medium body, vigorous carbonation. Dry, resinous finish.

Very heavy carbonation, cost it a bit, Overall, a very tasty IPA.
Sep 30, 2021
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Reviewed by fastpat from South Carolina

4.87/5  rDev +24.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
I gave this a try at my wife's birthday diner at Limoncello in Greenville where it's brewed. Knocked me out with it's excellence. It may become my IPA of choice.
Mar 01, 2021
 
Rated: 3.2 by npendres from Wisconsin

Oct 23, 2020
 
Rated: 4.16 by OCnogimmicks from Tennessee

Feb 09, 2020
 
Rated: 4.3 by Van_boi from New Hampshire

Oct 04, 2019
 
Rated: 3.74 by florisj135 from Virginia

Sep 09, 2019
 
Rated: 1.77 by Bigwheat from Georgia

Mar 07, 2019
 
Rated: 3.81 by TheRock7755 from Georgia

Mar 02, 2019
 
Rated: 5 by Kwright from North Carolina

Jan 24, 2019
 
Rated: 3.96 by lewith from South Carolina

Jun 28, 2018
 
Rated: 3.93 by gamblebc from Georgia

Jun 14, 2018
 
Rated: 3.97 by TheEpeeist from Maryland

Jun 02, 2018
 
Rated: 4.6 by CtLiEgMeSrOsN from South Carolina

Apr 20, 2018
 
Rated: 3.94 by Buffettman2018 from North Carolina

Feb 13, 2018
 
Rated: 3.73 by BeerBeast from Florida

Dec 21, 2017
 
Rated: 2.84 by CobraDC23 from Florida

Dec 05, 2017
 
Rated: 4 by Burkbom23 from Connecticut

Oct 31, 2017
 
Rated: 4.4 by Be11asaurus from South Carolina

Oct 29, 2017
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Reviewed by Karenward2 from Connecticut

4.18/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25
Read the prior reviews. I generally prefer hopper and less malt as well. Getting spicy malt nose with a nice bitter after taste. Nice coppery color no head but glass had some lacing. Refreshing carbonation. Overall a nice surprise at the airport!
Oct 11, 2017
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Reviewed by mothmanscott from Georgia

3.99/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pours hazy medium amber producing 2+ fingers of frothy, off-white/pale tan, somewhat lasting head that leaves wispy rings of lace. Aroma is floral dankness, citrus & resinous pine hoppiness balanced with caramel malt tones & a background hints of dog urine. Taste like the nose is floral, citrus & pine with a lively spiciness, backed by sweet caramel malts. The dog urine hints are present high on the palate. Starts hoppy & slightly sweet, balancing toward bitter hops/sweet malt in the middle, finishing with smooth caramel sweetness but rapidly gravitating slowly towards bitter again transitioning to a full bitter hop bite & slightly astringent aftertaste. Enough malt sweetness here to call this brew moderately balanced. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with moderate carbonation, spicy & a little slick with a moderate chalkiness in the aftertaste. A nice example of the style.
Aug 24, 2017
 
Rated: 4.1 by JebBelford from New York

Jul 24, 2017
 
Rated: 4 by sisterofba from Maryland

Apr 29, 2017
 
Rated: 3.56 by CollinaTiger from South Carolina

Apr 14, 2017
 
Rated: 3.89 by Gmartin75 from Pennsylvania

Mar 27, 2017
 
Rated: 3.74 by Tjb14 from Michigan

Mar 13, 2017
 
Rated: 4 by hozersr from Pennsylvania

Mar 12, 2017
 
Rated: 3.71 by Zekenyce from New Jersey

Feb 17, 2017
 
Rated: 3.75 by HopsForBrains from North Carolina

Nov 07, 2016
 
Rated: 3.45 by ArtZan from New Jersey

Oct 28, 2016
 
Rated: 3.75 by RochefortChris from North Carolina

Sep 25, 2016
 
Rated: 3.82 by greencovesteve from North Carolina

Aug 31, 2016
 
Rated: 3.5 by Nate2034 from South Carolina

Jun 23, 2016
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Reviewed by BeerAndGasMasks from Virginia

4.16/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
From the bottle, it pours a hazy amber with a moderate head. Floral and citrus scents in the nose. Pleasantly hoppy in the mouth - well balanced! Yum!
Jun 10, 2016
 
Rated: 3.98 by Stofko1992 from Pennsylvania

Apr 13, 2016
 
Rated: 3.67 by JohnBradSC from South Carolina

Apr 09, 2016
 
Rated: 3.5 by Kurmaraja from California

Mar 26, 2016
 
Rated: 4 by Evil_Pidde from Sweden

Mar 13, 2016
 
Rated: 3.5 by ejohnson654 from Florida

Feb 07, 2016
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Reviewed by SaCkErZ9 from South Carolina

3.32/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
Had this on draft at Copper River in Greenville, SC. Served in a frozen glass so there was a small iceberg on top. Too cold. Aroma was somewhat citrusy, mainly orange, but also pretty earthy. Overall, it reminded me of an old school English IPA. The malt was heavy with this one. Bitterness was perfectly balanced, but I like my IPA's skewed toward unbalanced and hoppy. Medium bodied and a pretty good beer overall. I think it misses the mark on an American IPA, hence the lower scores, but certainly not a bad beer.
Feb 02, 2016
 
Rated: 4.16 by GregStoner from Pennsylvania

Jan 02, 2016
Trifecta IPA from Thomas Creek Brewery
Beer rating: 88 out of 100 with 134 ratings