Baby Maker
Triple C Brewing Co.

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Triple C Brewing Co.
North Carolina, United States
Imperial IPA
Ranked #2,328
Ranked #23,478
3.73 | pDev: 12.87%
Jun 26, 2022
Nov 21, 2012
Baby MakerBaby Maker
Notes: Ready to take it to the next level? This double IPA is fueled by hop flavor and aroma with enough bitterness to back the big malt body. Enjoy responsibly, this one's aptly named.

80 IBU
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Ratings by thagr81us:
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Reviewed by thagr81us from South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Served from tap into a sampler tumbler. Poured red-orange with a minimal off-white head. Maintained excellent lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, pine, pine hop, earth, and spicy hop. The flavor was of sweet malt, pine, pine hop, earth, earth hop, and skunky hop. It had a light feel on the palate with medium-high carbonation. Overall this was a decent brew. It wasn’t an over-the-top DIPA like I would have hoped for, however it did bring some nice flavors and aromas to the party. Granted there was a huge dominance of hops going on and not a lot of stuff going on to balance them out. This was rather unfortunate. If there was some more sweetness or even citrus going on, this could have been a really solid brew. Glad I got the chance to try it and hopefully they change it up slightly to make a very solid brew in the future. Tick.
Nov 21, 2012
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Reviewed by Beech105 from Missouri

4.34/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Poured from draft at Cowbell Burger and Bar in Uptown Charlotte. Great smell and taste. The head was pretty small, but it laced well. Taste pretty hoppy, but very good. One of the better Double IPAs I’ve had.
Jun 26, 2022
Rated: 3.77 by benjaminsa from Vermont

Sep 03, 2021
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Reviewed by MacMalt from New Jersey

3.73/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
I should state that this DIPA was about 3 months old when I drank it. Poured from 16 oz. can into a pint glass. It pours a mostly clear, honey-amber color with a large, frothy, milk-white head and lots of soapy lacing. The nose is malty and fairly sweet with strong hoppy notes. I'm smelling almost no fruit which could result from its advanced age. This is a very southern-influenced ale with a heavy malt base balanced by pronounced piney bitterness from the Cascade hops. As it warms, I'm finally detecting some stone fruit from the Glacier hops but it's subtle. I think if the can were fresher, there would be additional citrus from the Azacca and Amarillo. This ale has a fairly thick and viscous mouth feel with appropriate carbonation, and the 8.5% ABV gives it good substance. This ale was enjoyable at its advanced age but I cannot help but think it would be much better fresh.
Jul 17, 2021
Rated: 4.19 by dbell23 from Tennessee

Dec 22, 2020
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Reviewed by Slatetank from Pennsylvania

3.79/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
This ale has golden amber color with good clarity with thick beige cream head and lace sticks
the smell is malty lightly toasted with pine spiced hop aromas
the feel is bitter dry and lightly sweet with moderate alcohol and carbonation
The taste is mildly citrus with herbal and pine in the hops with a sturdy pale malt backbone a balance toward bitter with some sweetness inf finish and subtle alcohol flavor with light toast and lime zest
this is a very tasty IPA with good hop aroma and feel was better than expected
May 14, 2020
Rated: 4.16 by bigpoppa67 from Wisconsin

Feb 01, 2020
Rated: 4.04 by Jcarriglio from Florida

Dec 23, 2019
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Reviewed by pubscout from New Jersey

4.78/5  rDev +28.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
Triple C’s brewers clearly hit a homer in with this baby. Big, big malt backbone with exquisitely balanced hop bitterness... goes down very smoothly, and at 8.5%, dangerously so. While it might help to give a few of these to the gal who’s womb will nurse that baby, too many for the Baby Maker himself might bring Shakespeare’’s classic dictum about alcohol into play: “It increaseth the desire but decreaseth the performance...” E’en so, worth drinking two or three!
Oct 12, 2019
Rated: 4.03 by BrainCaperKid from Georgia

Sep 22, 2019
Rated: 3.75 by zbooks from Texas

Aug 23, 2019
Rated: 3.5 by newcastlemike from Connecticut

Jul 23, 2019
Rated: 3.77 by lebriarjr from North Carolina

Jul 18, 2019
Rated: 3.53 by KeepTahoeThirsty from California

Jul 02, 2019
Rated: 3.93 by Ice_Cream_And_IPAs from New York

Jun 23, 2019
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Rated by Categart from Pennsylvania

4.69/5  rDev +25.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
Deep copper color. Full body taste. Not over hopped. Smooth drinking!
Jun 03, 2019
Rated: 3.43 by Mplech614 from Vermont

May 25, 2019
Rated: 3.87 by 6thstreetbrewpub from District of Columbia

Apr 26, 2019
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Reviewed by woodychandler from Pennsylvania

3.92/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
I just get so excited when I CAN find another beer to add to The CANQuest (tm)! I know that it is now like shooting fish in a barrel, but when my madness beCAN, it was mostly AALs, imports & a few craft CANs. Now, I am tripping over my backlog of craft CANs!

From the CAN: "Know Your Craft"; "85 IBU".

In Crack!ing open the vent, I got some foaming action so I allowed it a few moments of calming time. No harm, no foul, no charge. The slow, gentle, C-Line Glug revealed that it liked to foam, so I allowed it to do just that. I was rewarded with just under two fingers of dense, foamy, rocky, tawny head with great retention, leaving behind nice lacing as it slowly fell. Color was Amber to Deep Amber/Light Copper (SRM = > 9, < 13) with NE-quality clarity. Nose smelled strongly of pine and almonds. Almonds!?! Cyanide?!? Mouthfeel was full & viscous, almost syrupy on my tongue. Man, the fusel alcohol was bringing the heat in this bad boy! Phew! I felt old, tired taste buds being burnt away as if with a flame thrower. 8=O Once the initial shock subsided, I tasted pine, almonds and light caramel. The Notes mention a big malt body & I would have to agree. It was more malty than hoppy, but I am not sure that such was a bad thing in this case. It did not decrease my ability or desire to drink it nor did it mar the exbeerience. Finish was hot & dry & I felt like I had really drank a beer. It was a bigger beer than I CANticipated, but it was a good one. YMMV.
Mar 17, 2019
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Rated by nick_perry from North Carolina

3.96/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Very hoppy but a surprising malt character. Nicely balanced.
Feb 03, 2019
Rated: 5 by Kwright from North Carolina

Jan 21, 2019
Rated: 3.75 by Curt2969 from Ohio

Jan 11, 2019
Rated: 3.71 by KMcGrath from Massachusetts

Dec 03, 2018
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Rated by MrCruz23 from South Carolina

3.76/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Probably won’t produce healthy babies drinking this.... on the flip side, I like but probably won’t have again unless slim pickings.
Nov 28, 2018
Rated: 4.37 by reitzbrewing from Pennsylvania

Jul 20, 2018
Rated: 3.51 by MasterRigger from North Carolina

Jul 05, 2018
Rated: 2.76 by JDizzle from Indiana

Jun 26, 2018
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Reviewed by Smakawhat from Maryland

3.87/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Poured from the can into a Spiegelau IPA glass. Canned April 3rd 2018.

Clear bodied with a very deep reddish bronze to amber body color. Soapy to creamy like head, managing a good three fingers, with some swiss cheese retention and soapy lacing. Off white, on a very dark nice body, neat and nice looking IPA.

Aroma is a nice mix of candy sweet malt, almost like maple syrup crystals and a soft hop aromatic of soft green minty herbs and earth. Flirts with a bit of dank, but manages a sweeter softer character amongst the earthy quality.

Palate sticks with more of a malt and soft hop presence. Deep soft malt backbone, simple and the kind you want in an IPA, but the hop angle is a bit buried and indistinct. Possibly faded? Not so much, but more of a light juiced tangerine, and faint hints of tropics perhaps. Finishes with a good almost crispy toffee finish and lingering peppery hop astringency.

Very tolerable for an imperial, but lacks much flavor and distinction.
May 24, 2018
Rated: 3.74 by dpgoblejr from New Hampshire

May 13, 2018
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Rated by Loooonie2 from North Carolina

4.69/5  rDev +25.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
To sum it up, it is a smooth hoppy IPA. Very flavorful.
May 12, 2018
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Reviewed by farrago from New Jersey

3.87/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Light tan hued head, lots of dimples across the surface, close to two fingers deep, good stick to the lacing and decent breadth as well. Mild haze to the liquid, dark amber color, almost rusty, haphazard array of minute bubbles. The nose built on a foundation of dank herbs akin to forest floor matter, fallen pine cones and needles, all this mainly balanced out by caramel, brioche, pink grapefruit citrus and rich mango, pineapple, papaya scents, average staying power, credible enough. Full-bodied and firm, the carbonation provides more steady churn than prickle. Considerably sweeter here, the leafy herbaceousness most present during the mouth entry and then it’s all juicy grapefruit, tangerine citrus and more of that mango, papaya, nectarine, and guava fruit. Has a sticky texture to it more than smooth fluidity. The malts smooth out the finish, buttered biscuit, caramel, cola bean. The floral side most expressive at the end too. No real burn noticeable, if you were served it blindly you would be hard pressed to peg it as a double IPA. Absolutely no problem with it but at the same time does not separate itself from an extremely large and crowded pack.
Apr 23, 2018
Rated: 3.79 by seanchai from Virginia

Apr 06, 2018
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Reviewed by Jabber-jaw from North Carolina

5/5  rDev +34%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Obviously it’s all personal opinion, but sip for sip, I would take this over any other IPA I’ve ever had. I must have a different set of taste buds, since it’s not already really high on here. Be careful though, the ABV will getcha.
Mar 25, 2018
Rated: 3.89 by leprechaunandfatman from Ohio

Feb 17, 2018
Rated: 3.8 by WillieThreebiers from Connecticut

Feb 05, 2018
Rated: 4.2 by Hoptometrist from Ohio

Jan 28, 2018
Rated: 4.51 by TheHexIsReal from North Carolina

Jan 13, 2018
Rated: 3.5 by jwclt from North Carolina

Dec 14, 2017
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Reviewed by jvgoor3786 from Arkansas

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Canned on 7/12/17.

Pours a very dark tan color with a tall, gotten head and thick lacing.

The smell is dank pine and some citrus.

The taste follows with mostly pine. This suffers from being a bit old and I'm guessing the citrus would be stronger when it's fresher.

It has a medium mouthfeel with a slightly oily feel.

Overall a decent beer but I'd like to try it fresh.
Oct 23, 2017
Rated: 3.52 by tcorbs88 from California

Oct 14, 2017
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