Humonkulous Oak Aged Triple IPA
Sound Brewery

Humonkulous Oak Aged Triple IPAHumonkulous Oak Aged Triple IPA
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Beer Geek Stats:
Style:
American Imperial IPA
ABV:
10.25%
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Needs more ratings
Avg:
4.25 | pDev: 4.94%
Reviews:
3
Ratings:
3
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Sound Brewery
 
Washington, United States
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Retired (no longer brewed)
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Reviews: 3
Photo of MilkLeg
4.29/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a hazy orangebrown. Nose is alot of hops, caramel, pine and dried fruit. Taste is smooth, an easy drinker for being 10% ABV. Not overtly bitter as the 100 IBU marking the bottle claims. They suggest aging this stuff four years to turn it into a barleywine. Not sure how fresh this one is but I say drink it now, I can't see it getting any smoother and hops are already at a pretty ideal level. All around great brew and have to admit not what I was expecting for what was one of my first Triple IPAs.

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Photo of Trosevear
4.49/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Alright well 2016 rating here we come! And I'll be back in 4 years to add to it :)

L: Dark yellow with a slight white head that left a slight amount of living down the side. Has almost a brown hue to it as well.

S: Smells like pine, cedar and a bunch of different exotic fruits. Has a slight malty smell as well. But defiantly over powered by the hops in the beer.

T: Slightly sweet with a fair amount of pine and cedar taste in there as well almost has a little bit of an earthy and citrusy taste to it.

F: Full but light body mouth feel. Leaves the taste I you mouth for a while so you can enjoy it for a long time.

O: Quite a good beer excited to try this beer again in four years!!! I don't wanna wait that long though :(

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Photo of biboergosum
3.98/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

22oz bottle, part of a weird Leap Year package put together by the import agent in Alberta, the gist of which is that you get 2 bottles of this for yer 30 bucks - one to enjoy the freshness therein for 2016's leap year day, and then cellar the other for 4 years to see how it has 'matured'. Hah, fat chance of that.

This beer pours a clear, bright medium copper amber colour, with three fingers of puffy, rocky, and somewhat bubbly ecru head, which leaves some streaky end of February snow rime lace around the glass as it sneakily recedes.

It smells of semi-sweet, grainy and crackery caramel malt, further biscuity toffee notes, resinous pine, muddled overripe citrus fruit, a subtle vanilla-forward oaken woodiness, ethereal yeasty astringencies, and more leafy, weedy, and slightly perfumed floral hop bitterness. The taste is bready, and lightly doughy caramel malt, more nougaty and toffee sweetness, still hard to delineate mature citrus flesh, some now laid-back piney and leafy green hop bitters, wan oaky notes (other than their general vanilla sugary addenda), a tiny chalky kids' chewing tablet thing, and a 20+ proof booziness that knows very well how to keep to the deepest shadows.

The carbonation is adequate in its supportive and occasionally frivolous frothiness, the body a solid middleweight, and more or less smooth, as neither the hops nor the alcohol seem interested in coming out to, well, 'play'. It finishes off-dry, both the big malt and mixed hoppy esters arriving at the conclusion that no ceasefire is necessary, since very little hostilities have really yet occurred.

Well, while this is a crazily easy to drink 'oak aged' TIPA, this certainly has not convinced me that I would see that much evolution (I'm being generous here) in terms of morphing from a big, bad, and hoppy monster, to a more malty barleywine-esque future self. For starters, the hops are already pretty tamped down, relatively speaking, and that big ABV's palatal imprint has nowhere to go but down. Yup, I'm not waiting until 2020.

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Humonkulous Oak Aged Triple IPA from Sound Brewery
Beer rating: 4.25 out of 5 with 3 ratings