Triton Sin Bin Ale | Triton Brewing Company

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Triton Sin Bin AleTriton Sin Bin Ale

Brewed by:
Triton Brewing Company
Indiana, United States

Style: Belgian Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Sin Bin is a celebratory ale honoring the time spent in the penalty box. With sweet, toasty malt overtones and a delicate hop finish, Sin Bin is the official craft beer of the not-so-delicate Indiana Ice hockey team.

40 IBU

Added by aasher on 11-14-2012

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Photo of bwood06
3.56/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. bottle into an IPA glass

A - Moderate pour produces a 2 finger head in height that dissipates rather slowly. The head is a thick foam. The beer itself is hazy and amber in color with moderate carbonation visible in the form of small bubbles rising fairly quickly toward the surface. 4/5

S - Dark stone fruit, caramel, sorghum, peat moss, and a light orange fruitless make up the bulk of the aroma. The aroma is distinctly Belgian with Belgian yeast really standing out. Rather sweet and fruity overall with the yeast being a strong backup. 3.5/5

T - Light caramel, candy sugar, and Belgian yeast make up the initial flavor on the tongue. Sourdough bread comes in right after the yeast. This quickly transitions to an orange fruit flavor and an earthy sorghum-like sweetness along with a bit of peat moss and musty hay. Fairly complex but also light at the same time due to the flavors coming and going rather quickly. Very little bitterness to speak of and no lingering bitterness on the palate. 3.5/5

M - Medium bodied with a light carbonation burn up front. This beer wets the tongue nicely and features no drying at all. A bit sticky at times. 3.75/5

O - The focus here is definitely on the Belgian part of Pale Ale. Drinks fairly light and is somewhat complex with the typical Belgian flavors. The yeast really comes to the forefront with his one and plays the starring role. 3.5/5

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Photo of pezhead_79
4.59/5  rDev +37%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Let me preface by saying I've had this beer from the bottle, at an Indiana Ice game (hockey team it's for) and at the brewery. There is no question this beer does not have the same flavors and presence when from the bottle.

On tap it is a solid beer with great citrus hops flavors and underlying clove taste. This is the a beer that is far better from a tap at the brewery, taste room or at an Ice game.

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Photo of ctylinebeer
5/5  rDev +49.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

12 oz bottle poured into Blue Moon glass.

L-Dark and cloudy
A-Clove and citrus
T-banana and clove
F-soft and bubbly
O-awesome local brew from Indy. I've had their IPA and that's phenomenal as well. Cheers!

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Photo of Gear54
3.35/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From a bottle into a pint glass

Beer is light amber in color with 1 finger of kaki head and thin lace left on the glass

Smell is light yeast and hops. Maybe some citrus and hops. All very faint.

Taste is much stronger than smell lots of carmel malts and citrus hops. Fairly standard taste profile but all flavors are nice on the palate.

Overall easy drinking and crisp. Flavors last on the tung with no booze. Solid beer

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Photo of are_doubleyou
2.27/5  rDev -32.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.25

L: A vigorous pour resulted in a thin head than quickly disappeared leaving very little lace behind. A bit disappointing compared to the rich head I have gotten from other Belgian pales. The coloration is a rich orange and that is spot on for a pale.

S: The aroma is really weak. No hints of spice and just a bit of crisp malt. Also a slightly metallic hint in there. Really disappointing.

T: The taste up front is rather sweet and tangy. The body is full of strong citrus fruit notes, but they aren't as dark and rich as I like in a Belgian ale. More like a marmalade jam in my opinion. Which might work better if the toasty malt flavors weren't so buried. There is an unwelcome slightly metallic taste in the body as well. The finish is kind of a tug of war between the tangy sweetness and light floral hop bitterness. The aftertaste is very crisp and has a lingering sweetness on the palate.

F: The mouthfeel is very crisp and bright. Not heavily carbonated, but a bold feel nonetheless. It might be welcome if it wasn't accompanying an unbalanced flavor.

O: I'm really disappointed with this beer. The tangy sweetness in the flavor profile overwhelms everything else and leaves it very unbalanced and there was an odd metallic taste that came out when I was trying to taste past the sweet flavors for some malt or hop balance. I'm not a big fan of sweets or sucking on pennies, so this didn't appeal to me at all. I think I will probably give away the rest of the six-pack that I picked up to someone who is more into ciders than beer because it probably appeal to them more.

This beer was poured from a 12 oz bottle into a Blind Pig mug and drank at apx. 55F.

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Photo of jmbranum
2.75/5  rDev -17.9%

Bought in a 12 oz bottle in Elkhart, IN and poured into a glass.

Slightly tangy aroma with a slight bit of weird thrown in the mix.

Pours a clear amber with a rapidly disappearing head.

Flavor is a mess. A little of fruit, maybe some hops, but mostly there's just this weird tangy note that doesn't fit this style. Fairly sweet. Maybe some pineapple.

Mouthfeel is also weird. The tangyness sets my tongue on edge in a bad way.

The only good way I know to describe this beer is that it is disorganized and not harmonious.

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Photo of metter98
3.27/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

A: The beer is hazy yellowish amber in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a thin off white head that died down, leaving a thick collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of fruity yeast are present in the nose along with hints of Belgian yeast.
T: The taste is similar to the smell and has hints of caramel malts and a slight amount of sweetness.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer seems to be a little lighter in body compared to other beers in the style.

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Photo of kylehay2004
2.91/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Small head that doesn't last long on a hazy copper with golden hues body.

S: I just don't like how this one smells at all. Toasted malts, burnt caramel, yeast, tropical fruits.. sounds like it could be good but it comes across sour and old/spoiled.

T: Flavor isn't all that great either. Tropical fruits, caramel malts, syrup, candied orange, yeast and sour malts. This seems really disorganized.

M: light carbonation and slightly syrupy, medium to full body.

Overall: This just isnt that good. You can drink it but its not good for the style for a good beer really. This one may have been a little old too.

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Photo of nickfl
3.22/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours with a small head of white foam on top of a clear, copper colored body. The head settles quickly and leaves little lace. Mild malt and a bit of musty hop character. Slightly sour malt up front with some musty hops in the middle and a harsh finish. A moderately thick body, average carbonation, and a lightly sweet finish. Odd, seems like it might be a bit old, but no date on the bottle.

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Photo of WVbeergeek
3.53/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Triton Brewing Sin Bin BPA 6.2% abv with only 19 IBUs

Appears slight hazed with a copper amber body, white head leaves sparse speckled lacing. Aromatics bring an interesting funky tartness, nice citrus notes with balanced cereal grains. Flavor a bit astringent with yeast phenols an edge of medicinal band aid, but it's not overbearing. Tart citrus notes with a bit of funky brett noted, almost a yogurt like quality about it. I'm really enjoying the complexity but I do sense some imperfections. Mouthfeel finishes dry with a bit of a pucker, medium bodied with even carbonation. Drink ability is decent but you better be ready for the sour edge, it's tame compared to other ales in the same realm worth a shot to try it.

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Photo of McNealc31
4.17/5  rDev +24.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Color is dark orange, but not quite to copper. Yeast and orange dominate the aroma. Sweet malt with a toasted background. That pleasant funk from Belgian yeast. It's almost like orange butterscotch. Hops only show up in the dry, slightly bitter finish.

This doesn't have great reviews elsewhere, but I'm baffled. I think it's delicious.

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Photo of dmgeng
2.96/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Friend of mine gave me one to try.

A - Pale orange. Slightly off-white head with low lacing.

S - Strong Belgian funk with some hop. Not overall appealing until after first drink.

T - Upfront Belgian phenolic with some light citrus hop character. Sourness predominates the overall taste with some sweetness and minute bitterness. Belgian flavor and sweetness linger on the palate. Similar to a Belgian wit but with more hops and more hops.

M - low/moderate mouth-feel with moderate carbonation. Slightly sticky on the finish from the Belgian yeast.

Overall, I wouldn't recommend it to those opposed to Belgian blonds and wits but if you're feeling adventurous I'd give it a try.

Glass- Nonic

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Photo of Brenden
3.28/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

A thick, murky orange that looks to be almost orange-red without much ambient light, it turns out to have a little bit of lighter orange-yellow in the edges. It's not quite opaque. The head that forms manages about half a finger and fades to foam somewhat quickly. The foam that does remain remains for the long term and leaves reasonabla lacing on the glass.
I get mostly fruits and wheat-like notes in the nose. Perhaps it needs a moment to warm. When it does get that moment, a bit more candy sweetness and some grassy notes comes out. Light, yes, and somewhat nondescript, it's nonetheless a pretty nice aroma.
A tart sweetness comes out on the tongue before the tartness takes over. From middle to finish, a strange sourness emerging from the blend of malts, yeast and a floral hops note mars the union of flavors. This doesn't come together. It does improve as it sits.
This beer starts off with a crispess that remains all the way. Smoothness also stays strong. It's a little on the heavier side for the style, but it works reasonably well. It goes a little dry into the finish.

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Photo of hosehead83
3.05/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Poured from a 12oz. bottle into a standard pint glass.
Chill-hazed copper in color, with a rather short, bone-white head of foam.
Aroma-Malt, faint spice
Taste-Faint toasted malt,background spiciness, thin-bodied with a watered-down mouthfeel. Easy-drinking to be sure, but overall in need of punched up flavor and character to breathe some life into this brew.

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Photo of schoolboy
3.56/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I wasn't paying very much attention and didn't know what this was supposed to be. After finding out it was supposed to be a Belgian Pale, it was just slightly clearer. It has a bit of that skunky yeasty taste it should have, but it's more funky than skunky.

It has decent color and a light head that keeps on giving. The taste is a malt, yeast combo with a bit of infection, but not out of control. It's a drinkable imitation.

This is the third Triton for me and the weakest. So far Four Barrel is the best.

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Photo of liamt07
3.17/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Bottle from CWBlues, 12oz into a tulip.

Reddish hues, with a thin white head. Film of retention and little lacing. Nose has some sour berries, raspberries primarily, some lactic and yogurt notes, general tartness. Taste has more tart berry character, touch of malt sweetness and a sour-ish finish, yeast character with perhaps even a mild herbal hop character. Medium body, medium carbonation. Tartness almost resembles what I've had in some Berliner weisse's, but a little out there for being marketed as a Belgian pale.

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Photo of mynie
3.26/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Sin Bin has a nice, dark pour and surprisingly sweet and fruity aroma. The taste is less tart, as the sweet fruit esters are balanced nicely against toasty malt and mild spice complexities of Belgian yeast. This is a damn fine entry-level Belgian, in case you don't think your friends are quite ready to bridge the gap between Blue Moon and Orval.

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Photo of mdaschaf
3.67/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to Joe for this one! Review from notes.

A: Poured a light copper/orange color with a small off-white head on top that has decent retention and thin lacing.

S: Rather sweet and sugary. A bit of caramel, faint Belgian yeast, and a some flowery/grassy hops.

T: Again, on the sweeter side for the style, not overly hoppy, but there is some light grassy hops and a little bit of citrus. A little Belgian yeast comes through and a little bit of spice.

M: Light to medium bodied with medium carbonation.

O: Approachable for style. Easy drinking.

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Photo of secondtooth
3.35/5  rDev 0%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This Belgian-style pours a clean amber, with medium head. I get slight lace, but not very showy in presentation.

Nose is mildly spiced. I don't get a lot to go on here.

Taste is, as before, spicy and warm, with a bit of hoppiness complementing the malty character. Hints of fruit are here, too, and this one's a cool amalgamation of a Belgian and a pale ale. Not bad, but not one I'd revisit.

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Photo of aasher
2.98/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Sin Bin was just released in a bottle a week or two ago.

This beer pours a light bodied polished copper in color with a slight off white lacing around the glass. The nose features candied sugars, light Belgian yeast, slightly sweet amber malts, and a light floral aspect. The flavors are light and approachable. There is light malty sweetness, that light floral aspect again, a light bitterness, and light Belgian yeast. It's light and easy to drink and the alcohol is deceptive. This a decent Belgian style pale and one that is overly sessionable.

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Triton Sin Bin Ale from Triton Brewing Company
3.35 out of 5 based on 114 ratings.
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