A Wizard Is Never Late | Triptych Brewing

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4.21/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Triptych Brewing
Illinois, United States
triptychbrewing.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.20%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
A hazy, double dry hopped India Pale Ale featuring Citra & Apollo hops.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#4,324
Reviews:
8
Ratings:
34
pDev:
9.74%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
6
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 34 |  Reviews: 8
Photo of jgunther71
4.25/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Hopheadjeffery
4.19/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Tasted in a Spiegelau IPA glass from a one pint can on April 11, 2019. A combination of pale British, American and German malts with copious amounts of Citra and Apollo hops. Dank notes of fruit and fresh hops.

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Photo of michaelsmith11
4.25/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

The look was a hazy orange color with a pretty fluffy head. The smell was very citrusy. Oranges, tangerines, and grapefruit. The taste was juicy up front but at the end there was a little bit of a nice piney flavor and a touch of bitterness. Nice smooth medium mouthfeel. My first beer from Triptych and I'm impressed.

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Photo of chicagocraft
5/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Amazing!!

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Photo of 4DAloveofSTOUT
4.31/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

16oz can poured into HF stemmed ballon glass. Canned on 03/01/2019.

Appearance: nice hazy / opaque dull golden yellow with tall white head. Good head retention. Lots of lacing.

Smell: Citra hop notes are bigger than the Apollo hops. Huge oranges and a hint of grapefruit. Melon rind is also prevalent in the aroma.

Taste: Prevalent oranges, mango, and melon notes. Hint of grapefruit with a light pine and light dankness. Also tasting lemon - lime sherbet in the finish.

Mouthfeel: Upfront you get juicy hops; the finish is slightly dry. The beer has rather "clean" character about it, which probably accentuates the slight dryness of the beer. Medium bodied beer. Lightly creamy carbonation. Definitely has drink-ability going for it.

Overall: Citra and Apollo make an interesting/complex aroma & flavor profile for this beer. Cleanness and low bitterness of this beer drives up the drink-ability; though the cleanness tends to slightly detract from that hazy / juicy profile. Really dig what Triptych is doing with hops. Many great "hazies" crafted by this brewery.

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Photo of GuyFawkes
3/5  rDev -28.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Canned 3/1/19; drank 3/15/19 @ the Palace.

Opaque orange appearance.

A rough pour yielded a HUGE white head; strong, frothy lace.

Orange citrus, wheat & table sugar notes in the nose.

Medium mouthfeel.

Tangy orange citrus, wheat, baking soda & table sugar flavors.

This smelled OK, but it's an off-putting IPA that holds little resemblance to the New England style it aspires to.

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Photo of thinwhiteduke
4.25/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MJSFS
4.08/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of porters4life
4.3/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of slacker79
3.34/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of knowrespect
2.96/5  rDev -29.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Sure does make you feel like a wizard and then your late for work the next day.

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Photo of cp45
4.25/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of durlta
4.25/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of YTE66
4.25/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of WoodBrew
4.39/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

My old neighbor from Oswego gave me a can of this beer. It poured a hazy orangish with white head that is leaving a spotty lace. The scent had apricots. The taste was nicely balanced and easy to drink with tropical fruit presence. The mouthfeel is fuller in body with good carbonation. Overall its a solid beer.

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Photo of emerge077
4.23/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of FBarber
4.08/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a completely opaque matte orange color. Obviously pretty hazy given the level of opacity. Thick pillowy white head dissipates slowly leaving some spots of lacing along with a roughly one finger hill of foam on top of the beer.

Aroma is a nicely pungent array mango, melon, orange, tangerine, with a dank hoppy note on the finish. Super tropical with a juicy like character. That juice character reads somewhat sweet on the nose.

Taste follows the nose with a sweet juicy flavor that reveals notes of orange, tangerine, mango, peach, grapefruit and a slight dank grassy note on the back end. Beer is initially very fruity and sweet, but as it finishes, you get punched with a surprisingly bitter pop.

Feel is medium to full bodied. Mild carbonation. Smooth through the finish. Exactly what you'd expect from a NE style IPA.

Overall this is a very well done example of the NE style IPA. The more pronounced bitterness provides some balance and will have a wider appeal for those who dislike the complete juice bombs that some NE style beers can veer into. Well done and one I'd be happy to revisit in the future.

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Photo of oswegobeer
4.78/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of ffshore545
3.92/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of GOBLIN
4.05/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of timmy2b
4.33/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of aasher
4.25/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Argento
4.21/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Gobearswalter34
4.78/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Pours straight orange juice with a one-finger, creamy, off-white head.
Smells of big citrus hop with dankness.
Great dank citrus hops with much melon, mangoe, orange.
Great smooth NEIA medium mouthfeel. Slight hop resin.

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Photo of Ristaccia
4.27/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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A Wizard Is Never Late from Triptych Brewing
Beer rating: 4.21 out of 5 with 34 ratings