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 raylpendleton
3.34/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Regulator
2.28/5  rDev -28.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.25

Photo of bwood06
3.56/5  rDev +11.6%
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 +43.9%
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 Griggsy
3.75/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of IrishRacer
2.35/5  rDev -26.3%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of Discos2
4.27/5  rDev +33.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SpanishUnicorn
3.52/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of RichH55
3.52/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ctylinebeer
5/5  rDev +56.7%
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 diesburg
1.87/5  rDev -41.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.75

Photo of Gear54
3.35/5  rDev +5%
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 MustyDusty
3.33/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Nurt20
3.5/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of atlbravsrno1
3.5/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Dullrich44
1/5  rDev -68.7%

Photo of Acredlegs
3.2/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of lillitnn92
4/5  rDev +25.4%

Photo of Frankenstein897
3.4/5  rDev +6.6%

Photo of indy351
3.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of Gronde
4/5  rDev +25.4%

Photo of are_doubleyou
2.27/5  rDev -28.8%
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 ahommell
2.75/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of cd34
4/5  rDev +25.4%

Photo of jmbranum
2.75/5  rDev -13.8%

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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Triton Sin Bin Ale from Triton Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.19 out of 5 with 116 ratings