3C
Triple C Brewing Co.

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Style:
IPA - American
Ranked #4,845
ABV:
6.2%
Score:
86
Ranked #27,095
Avg:
3.81 | pDev: 9.97%
Reviews:
26
Ratings:
183
From:
Triple C Brewing Co.
 
North Carolina, United States
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
  2
Gots
  43
SCORE
86
Very Good
3C3C
Notes: Packed full of hop flavor with a lighter malt body, this American IPA showcases Citra, Centennial and Chinook hops. Citrus, grapefruit and passionfruit dominate the nose and tongue in this hop bomb.
Reviews: 26 | Ratings: 183 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Reviews by rossracing:
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rossracing from Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Oct 10, 2017
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paresis from Massachusetts

3.63/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Nov 16, 2019
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oberon from North Carolina

4.21/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours into an impy nonic a dull peach-like color with a full one finger white head atop.Wow a big blast of grapefruit and pine in the nose wich is refreshing,a big hop driven "standard" IPA.A rush of sharp grapefruit and citric hops hits ya on the palate upfront,alot of grapefruit going on here, some sugary sweetness and a mild spicy note from the Chinooks in the finish,the hops are the main attraction here,Iam not even writing anything about the malt profile.This beer is vastly underrated in my opinon,this is one of the better hop profiled beers if not the best in this state,in my opinion...

Jan 15, 2014
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SPLITGRIN from Kentucky

4.17/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

First off the nose is what I notice it has lots of fresh lemon zest and woodsy Pine. Look is of a beautiful golden amber. Taste is nicely piney as the the nose promised. Some creamy sweet mandrin citrus develops nicely on the backside as well. This stands as a very nice IPA.

Sep 08, 2015
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tastybeer from North Carolina

3.74/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Color is gold, some chill haze but basically clear with a 3/4" white head of both large and small bubbles. Aroma is upfront grassy citrus. Sweet floral, dank leaves, and fruit of tropical and citrus variety. Taste is brisk, dry, nicely bitter and flavorful. Fruity w/peach and tropical hints of mango and candied pineapple. Grassy and slightly earthy in flavor as well. Mouthfeel is slick-smooth, dry, and appropriately carbonated. Overall not bad. Nicely hopped.

May 12, 2014
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wedge from North Carolina

3.79/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Murky chestnut sort of color with a beautifully thick, white head. Yeasty aromas at first, sort of homebrew-like, opening up over time to reveal grass, pungent citrus, peach, mango, and passion fruit. Hoppy flavor, more old-school feeling, with spicy pine, tea, lemon, grapefruit, lime, and not much malt. Not overwhelmingly hoppy, just pleasant so. Green, solidly bitter, some trailing spiciness, not super fruity. Medium bodied, sporting a little creaminess. Not bad. Citra seems to be doing the least out of the three "Cs" used here.

May 13, 2014
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wcu80 from Georgia

4/5  rDev +5%

Apr 21, 2014
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dpomranky1 from Virginia

4/5  rDev +5%

Jun 26, 2014
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daliandragon from Maryland

4.12/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked up today at local Lowes Foods. New Brewer for me. Pours a solid golden straw color with wet but resilient white head. I definitely get the citrus and grapefruit hops in the nose along with a general floral grass hop presence.

Taste is similar with West Coast hop flavors predominating. Lots of grapefruit and pine as the malt really doesn't get on the board. If you're up for a tasty, somewhat refreshing hop bomb, this a good choice. This very good but not quite great, Worth a try.

May 06, 2016
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jak from North Carolina

4/5  rDev +5%

Jun 26, 2014
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Budlum from Maryland

3.77/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

May 31, 2015
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joe1510 from Illinois

4.1/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz Bomber

Just got this one in the mail yesterday, thanks a ton Wilson! A tip of the bottle fills the pint glass with a hazy apricot beer, glowing at the base and darker along the crown. The head is dense and pure white forming a respectable cap that sticks around for the remainder. Drink lines decorate the glass as the beer disappears.

Citrus pops in the nose. Bright orange and grapefruit with a dusting of sugar shows itself first followed closely by indistinct tropical notes, but mango for sure. I always get a touch of what seems to me like lactic sweetness from the use of Citra; 3C IPA is no different. The nose is mostly citric but there's an undercurrent of fresh cut grass in there as well. The malt base is a little crackery but mostly a blank canvas for the hop profile.

Citrus is even brighter in the flavor. Orange and grapefruit are both very distinct, and a touch sweet, with marmalade notes. A dash of apricot here and nectarine there, a squeeze of peppery mango, and a hint of that lactic sweetness, again. As those flavors progress and nearly fade on the swallow a surprisingly assertive buzzsaw of fresh cut grass assaults the tongue. There is not much of a noticeable malt base but the hop profile shows a lot of depth. Delicious!

The weight of this IPA runs the center of the spectrum but above average carbonation adds just enough frothiness to increase drinkability and make for a luxurious feel. I was surprised to find an assertive bitterness, especially in the back of the throat.

3C IPA is delicious. It's a vitamin c juicy, buzzsaw grassy, solidly bitter, and supremely easy to put away beverage. If this was available in Chicagoland it would be in my fridge pretty often. Thanks again, WIl! Send more ASAP!

Mar 09, 2014
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JMC_TM from North Carolina

4.04/5  rDev +6%

Sep 03, 2014
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halo913 from Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Nov 01, 2014
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kell50 from North Carolina

3.85/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Jun 27, 2014
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Bung from Michigan

4/5  rDev +5%

Aug 18, 2013
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dbrauneis from North Carolina

4.06/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: Pours a lightly hazy golden apricot in color with some moderate amounts of active visible carbonation slowly rising from the bottom of the glass and just a touch of orange highlights. The beer has a half finger tall foamy light beige head that reduces to a medium sized patch of large sudsy bubbles and a mottled very thin film covering the majority of the remainder of the surface of the beer and a thin ring at the edges of the glass.

S: Slightly heavier than moderate aromas of citrus/grapefruit, citrus/orange, tropical/passionfruit, and pine hops over light caramel malts.

T: Upfront there is a light flavor of grainy and caramel malts with a light to moderate amount of sugary sweetness. That is followed by slightly heavier than moderate flavors of hops - citrus/grapefruit, citrus/orange, tropical/passionfruit, and just a touch of pine.

M: Light to medium bodied with moderate to heavy amounts of carbonation.

O: Very enjoyable and underrated - I wish I came across this beer more often because I found it to be very easy to drink, almost sessionable with great flavors and aromas. This might be a beer that makes it into my fridge quite often this spring/summer.

Mar 15, 2014
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nmann08 from Virginia

3.57/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

May 16, 2016
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CampusCrew from Florida

4/5  rDev +5%

Dec 12, 2014
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Bilco from Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Mar 15, 2014
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ncstateplaya from North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Aug 14, 2014
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jaydoc from Kansas

3.67/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Dec 25, 2015
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TonyLema1 from South Carolina

3.64/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

L: golden color, cloudy, with a thin white head
S: citrus fruits
T: great amount of citrus and trop fruit upfront
F: dry bitter finish
O: at first I thought this could be one of the greats, but that bitter citrus peel finish spoiled it, still a really good brew

Apr 20, 2016
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farrago from New Jersey

3.31/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Thin pure white head, very even, hardly any larger bubbles, not much stickiness to the lacing, forms a wide sheet which slides down the glass side. The liquid is very cloudy, dark orange at the core and more yellow further out, even with the murkiness there’s a great deal of bubbles rising up. The nose is taut and piercing, very herbaceous and earthy, metallic notes, dried dark bread crusts, curious that it delivers more cocoa and dark chocolate than citrus accents, mild pine, hard to pick out much by way of fruit scents, kind of jabs at you. In the mouth not much changes, full-bodied and sort of foamy in texture with same emphasis on earth, metal, forest floor matter. The white grapefruit finds itself, muttering of dried flowers, still very little fruit, peach and apricot pit. Sour on the whole, not sure where balancing sweetness is supposed to come from, that cocoa and hard caramel isn’t doing it. Its weight is what carries it through the finish rather than breadth of flavors. A candidate for dinner table drinking rather than relaxing sipping on its own.

Jul 04, 2014
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BeerBuzzGuy from North Carolina

4/5  rDev +5%

Jun 11, 2014
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