She'brew Triple IPA
Shmaltz Brewing Company

She'brew Triple IPAShe'brew Triple IPA
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IPA - Imperial
Ranked #3,894
Ranked #23,056
3.86 | pDev: 11.4%
Shmaltz Brewing Company
New York, United States
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She'brew Triple IPAShe'brew Triple IPA
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Act25 from New Jersey

4.15/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

happy to be in first raft of this excellent triple IPA. Sum is greater than parts.
a) Dark amber brown body with thick head that leaves islands and bits of lace.
s) Large nuanced, pine shellac, floral, citrus aroma.
t) Follows smell in outsized, shellac and pine core, and sweet, but tempered, caramel, rye malt backbone. Dank, floral, mysterious, meditation beer to tease apart its nuanced, solemn notes.
f) Meditation beer needs body and gravitas, while finishing clean - She' brew delivers. Goddess.
o) Sum is greater than parts. Bring me another, let's share it because strong!

Apr 14, 2018
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zeff80 from Missouri

3.71/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

22oz bottle. Poured out a clear, golden amber color with a very small, khaki-colored head of foam. It smelled of rich toffee and caramel with pine notes. Malty with caramel and toffee. A piney bitter finish.

Aug 29, 2016
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LiquidAmber from Washington

4.19/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a Seattle Beer Week pint glass. Pours a medium to dark bronze amber with a fine half-finger aged ivory head with great retention and lots of lacing. Aroma of mixed biscuit and caramel malt, continental hops, grassy and lightly citrus, toffee, mixed fruit. Flavor is sweet caramel malt, citrus and piney hops, orange citrus, light tropical fruit; finishes with resinous piney and citrus hops, caramel and a moderate alcohol burn. Medium bodied with a lightly syrupy medium to heavy body. A big, sweet triple IPA with East coast style hops with a bit of more Western piney hops to liven things up. Like many big IPAs, has barleywine characteristics, in this case a mixture of sweet English style malts, but with a more American style hop profile. Hops are almost old fashioned tasting, but with hefty caramel malt support. A somewhat sweet, but tasty triple IPA. Malt is big enough this might be interesting to cellar. Although it is a bit boozy, still has so much flavor that it requires careful slow sipping. This was a hard beer to track down, but glad I finally found a bottle.

May 03, 2016
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russpowell from Arkansas

3.76/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours an effervescent copper with a thumb+ of cream colored head. Very good lacing & stellar head retention

S: Cakeyness ( muted), nose is really tamped down; major flaw here

T: Cakeyness, a little toffee, and pineapple up front, some dryness up front. More cakeyness, a little caramel with leafy and woody hops, plus a touch of grapefruit as this warms. Finishes piney, cakey, plus a little pineapple & dryness, but also a little juicy

MF: Fairly chewy, restrained carbonation; nice balance, warming

Drinks easy enough, a nice take on the

May 02, 2016
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Eamonn-Cummings3 from New York

4.2/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 750ml bottle into a sixpoint resin tulip glass.

Look is a golden amber with yellow highlights and little to no head.

The aroma you can smell immediately upon popping the cap. Lots of tropical hops and high astringent alcohol.

Reminds me of 120min. Intense hopping balanced by intense alcohol. Definitely a sipper and a beer that DOMINATES the palate.

Not a regular on my buying list but an interesting alternative to 120.

Apr 24, 2016
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VTBeerDrinker from Vermont

4.69/5  rDev +21.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

I had this as a draft from the brewery in Clifton Park, NY. Excellent taste, and with the ABV of 11%, it doesn't take many. IBU rating I've seen for this one is 110. Great beer.

Nov 27, 2015
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retry4z from California

3.62/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured cold from bottle into a Dogfish Head snifter. Color is copper-orange with slim head. Aroma is unusual for a triple IPA: coppery, biscuity malts, and some citrusy hops, lots of alcohol. Tastes of butter, caramel, brown sugar, some toffee; bitterness is evident throughout, almost astringent. This is full-bodied, with alcohol readily apparent, high carbonation, and a persistent bitterness, so it is definitely a sipper. Overall, seems like a sophomore effort at a triple IPA that could benefit from toning down the sweetness and upping the aroma.

Nov 13, 2015
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mactrail from Washington

3.62/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Golden coppery color with plenty of foam. Streaming bubbles in the Ommegang chalice. Hot with alcohol at first sip. Apple pie and piney scent. Quite bitter and sharp on the tongue.

This is the classic huge malty DIPA, though this one if anything is even sweeter than average. Hot peaches and a mango finish. Fruity but acidic, and there's the long bitter aftertaste. An interesting big brew. It would be good sipping with all the aromatics, but it's a little tough on the tongue. From the 22 oz bottle purchased at Bine & Vine in San Diego for $11.45.

Oct 25, 2015
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rand from California

4.01/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From 22 oz bomber to pint glass

A big, giant, rye-malted IPA with a gigantuous malt-backbone. But it actually works. Big, sticky, a little dank, a little caramelly, but as everything swirls around your palate it all comes together. The nose is toasted rye bread and floral malts, while the hops come across more biting and pointed on the palate, yielding citrus and pine notes. It's boozy and sweet, especially toward the back of the sip, but closes with a medium finish and doesn't stick between sips as much as it could.

Oct 15, 2015
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brentk56 from North Carolina

3.72/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: A very attractive pour, with plenty of head sticking above the clear amber liquid; spots of lace hang around

Smell: A caramel bouquet that is fringed with piney hops

Taste: You can tell from the aroma that there is going to be a lot of sweetness delivered on the palate and the caramel dominates, up front; of course, with 110 IBUs, there is going to be a battle of the sexes on the palate and the hops rise up ferociously; ultimately, the sweetness defeats the bitterness but it is quite a tongue lashing that the consumer receives

Mouthfeel: Full bodied with moderate carbonation; very sticky

Overall: I wanted to give the ladies a chance here but I am not a fan of this type of beer; I like my IPAs dry, not sweet and sticky

Aug 10, 2015
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GRG1313 from California

4.03/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a dark gold with a firm lovely white head. Nose is rich pine honeyed hops. Big bold body with rich, almost sweet thick bitter flavors. Big beer; bold and quite good.

Aug 03, 2015
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Trueant1 from Minnesota

4.34/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a huge white creamy head that sticks around. Golden brown in color
. Smells of huge malts and bread. Aloholic burn on the nose. As with many over-hopped ipas, and off smell of cat urine present.
Huge Taste from this massive Trippa. Spicy alcoholic with sweet malty sugars up front. Many candy. almost caramel flavors. The malts win over the bitterness. However, the bitterness is still huge and lingers for ever.

I feel forever fortunate to have found this brew on my trip to Cali.
Mazel Tov Smalts!

Jul 06, 2015
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TBoneJones from Texas

4.04/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a very clear copper. Little in visible carbonation. Looks light-bodied. Decent whitish head.
Smells sweet. Candied malts and hops.
Tastes sweet as such up front, then comes a pepper spice note and a palate-crushing hop rush, and it finishes with an even nicer overall cotton candied sweetness, and then milder pepper/ earth. Nice balance for such a big hop beer.
Medium body, medium-carbonated, alcohol at the end.
Great tasting triple ipa that becomes quite a bit to handle after a short time.

Jun 26, 2015
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jlindros from Massachusetts

3.39/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a small fizzy head that doesn't last too long, little lacing, decent legs as the label suggests, clear amber orange slight copper color.

Nose brings a big sweet malty and hop blend, caramel candy malts, toffee note, little biscuit, candy syrup but doesn't seem overly sweet or boozy. Hops are mostly candied fruit, candied dried apricots and kumquats, little citrus note, mild earthy grassy notes, and spicy perhaps.

Taste brings big sweet malty candy, caramel, candy syrup, toffee, some biscuit, nutty notes even, with toasty reddish malts all over. Hops bring a lot of bitterness but not a ton of flavor unfortunately. Hops are a bit spicy, little herbal, actually quite herbal, tea, earthy grassy ground tasting, mossy, soil, etc. Hints of candied fruits again, candied apricot and little orange peel. Mild booze warmth in the background, and a little apple flavor too. Finish is a little sweet and sticky but not too bad, lingering herbal earthy spicy hops, more earthy forest and mossy notes, little candied fruit again, and fair booze warmth.

Mouth is fuller bod, a little syrupy, some warming booze that really kicks up as it warms, decent carb.

Overall meh, not very enjoyable, nothing really going for it just lots of candy malts and bland hops.

May 03, 2015
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oberon from North Carolina

4.18/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

The ladies kilt it.Poured into an oversized wine glass a rich deep dronze with a sticky,lacy one finger white head.Aromas of critrus and brown sugar,some leather is detected as well some sweet alcohol,it's brash.A big rush of sticky hops upfront on the palate,quite resiny with big sticky sweetness,brown sugar and alcohol take over after that.A great beer but it's big,brash,and in your face.Again,nice job ladies.

Apr 27, 2015
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Davepoolesque from Massachusetts

4.11/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Golden dark orange in color. Clear in appearance. Very red ale-ish. Sweet and syrupy. Total malt bomb, but the hops stand out despite them. Not terrible.

Apr 21, 2015
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TheManiacalOne from Rhode Island

3.93/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

On-tap 4/19/2015 at Pour Farm, in New Bedford, MA served in a snifter glass.

A: The beer is a deep golden brown color, with a large off-white head that fades very slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma is faint but contains caramelized malts, citrus and some hops.

T: The taste starts out sweet with strong flavors of caramel and citrus. Then a strong but subdued hops bitterness comes in. The malt character is hearty and brings a good balance. There’s a bit of an alcohol sting which is expected at 11.00% ABV. The after-taste is sweet.

M: Smooth and a little crisp, medium-to-heavy body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: Tasty, goes down dangerously easy, not too filling, strong kick, good representation of style, this is a decent stronger 2IPA to sip on for a while.

Apr 20, 2015
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threeviews from Florida

4.73/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a 22oz bottle into a snifter glass (bottled on 091-15 = April 1, 2015 - exactly 1 week after bottling!)

A - Pours a beautifully clear, blood-orange/copper color with <1 finger of white head, dissipating quickly...signs that this beer isn't joking @ 11% ABV. (4.75)

S - Huge tropical notes of Passion-fruit, Mango and Papaya are followed by a bit of sugar-coated citrus flesh along with some red apple joining the ride. If a comparison was to be made (in this ever-growing chasm of DIPAs), I would equate this to being the trifecta of Bell's 'Hopslam,' Great Lakes 'Chillwave' and 'Unearthly' by Southern Tier (with more hop aroma). (4.75)

T - Taste follows the nose perfectly, tropical and overripe citrus dominates with a tertiary (yet juicy), red apple flesh. There is a splash of malt sweetness that lingers, but the contribution from the juicy, fruity hops make it impossible to find where the hops end and the malts definition of balanced! (4.75)

M - A touch under carbonated, but nothing offensive. The body is medium-plus that never deters you from raising your glass for another sip...well crafted. (4.5)

O - The balance of the hops and malt provide for a great experience: hoppy enough to be aromatic and flavorful, yet steer clear of the cloying or astrigent sides of the spectrum. Although Bittersweet Lenny's R.I.P.A. (when fresh) is a standout offering in Shmaltz' profile, She'brew is clearly the best DIPA they have brewed to date. (4.75)

Apr 08, 2015
She'brew Triple IPA from Shmaltz Brewing Company
Beer rating: 88 out of 100 with 72 ratings