Tripa | Fifty West Brewing Co

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4.02/5
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13 Ratings
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Fifty West Brewing Co
Ohio, United States
fiftywestbrew.com

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.00%

Availability: Summer

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Added by dataylor21 on 08-15-2014

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#16,575
Reviews:
2
Ratings:
13
pDev:
9.95%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 13 |  Reviews: 2
Photo of beerwolf72
4.13/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured golden amber with about a half inch of dense foam from a bottle into a Teku glass. Caramel malt is the dominant nose. Taste is well-rounded, slight bitterness offset by bourbon-like alcohol tinge. Drinks more like a wee heavy than an IPA, but with 11% ABV, that's to be expected. A nice sipping beer, almost an IPA-version of Backwoods Bastard.

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Photo of PA-Michigander
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of gjoker321
4.09/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of PassMeAZima
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of gradergator
4.5/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Doublechar0517
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of chrismattlin
4.55/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

This 2015 release is the result of a lesson well learned. An 11% DIPA, done well, is a tough thing to pull off. The 1st iteration of Tripa (2014) was really hot- the alcohol showed itself.. This new 2015 version pulls it off...

L- Dark copper with a frothy, tall, carmel-colored head. Leaves thick lacing after each sip.

S- The botle lists Mosaic, Simcoe, Centennial, Columbus, and Azacca hops- that's definitely hitting you in the face here. Mostly an earthy hop smell; nothing tropical.

T- A great east coast IPA. A nice, big malt backbone putting forth it's massive 11%, which is well-hidden and slightly caramel-ly sweet. Again, the hops hit you in the face... the label says "An Experiment In Excessive Hopping"... so true.

F- <I>Exactly how I want my DIPA to feel in my mouth! Ooooo, I love you! (lol) </I>
Seriously, this beer is nice and chewy, and goes down super smooth.

O- One of the best DIPAs I've had. It's $8 for a 12 oz. bottle, which is expensive, but you can tell they stuck a butt-load of ingredients in this beer; count in the fact that this beer's 11% will pretty much count as 2 towards your evening's total- it's worth it! Second time's a charm 50W!

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Photo of Eziel
4.18/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Walkerjgt
4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of meanmutt
3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

Photo of Enochase04
3/5  rDev -25.4%

Photo of davemathews68
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of dataylor21
4/5  rDev -0.5%

Tripa from Fifty West Brewing Co
Beer rating: 4.02 out of 5 with 13 ratings