Pure Mackinac
Tripel Root

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Style:
IPA - Imperial
ABV:
8.4%
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Avg:
4.09 | pDev: 4.4%
Reviews:
3
Ratings:
9
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Michigan, United States
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Creevo from Michigan

4.48/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

On tap at TR in August 2018, TR seems to be crafting better tasting IPAs, probably a mainstay for me when visiting, but many others are still suspect.

Sep 01, 2018
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SammyJaxxxx from New Jersey

4.15/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a can dated 02/12/18

A: Pours a deep golden yellow, hazy, fluffy white head
S: Pure Citrus-tangerine, meyer lemon, grapefruit
T: The taste is sweeter that the nose, Lemon, orange, guava.
MF: A little bit on the sweet and sticky side. Good carbonation. You can taste the alcohol but there is no "burn"
O: This is a very good IPA. if it was local to me I would drink the hell out of it. It is lacking some bitterness to offset the sweetness and make this a little bit more complex.

Apr 09, 2018
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superspak from Ohio

4.1/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 ounce can into tulip glass, canned on 2/12/2018. Pours slightly hazy/cloudy golden orange/amber color with a 1-2 finger dense and rocky off white head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Nice dense soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big tangerine, grapefruit, lemon, peach, pineapple, apricot, passion fruit, papaya, mango, melon, citrus peel/zest, light pepper/pine, caramel, toasted bread, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of citrus/fruity/tropical hops and dark/bready malt notes; with great strength. Taste of big tangerine, grapefruit, lemon, peach, pineapple, apricot, passion fruit, papaya, mango, melon, citrus peel/zest, light pepper/pine, caramel, toasted bread, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Light-moderate pine, citrus peel, herbal, grassy, spicy bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of tangerine, grapefruit, lemon, peach, pineapple, apricot, passion fruit, papaya, mango, melon, citrus peel/zest, light pepper/pine, caramel, toasted bread, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a while. Awesome complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/fruity/tropical hops and dark/bready malt flavors; with an awesome malt/bitterness balance; and zero lingering hop astringency after the finish. Light-moderate increasing dryness from bitterness. Medium carbonation and medium-plus body; with a very smooth, moderately creamy/bready, and fairly sticky balanced mouthfeel that is great. Minimal warming alcohol for 8.4%. Overall this is an awesome DIPA! All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/fruity/tropical hops and dark/bready malt flavors; very smooth and easy to drink for the ABV, with the mellowly bitter/drying finish. Never aggressive, Midwest style DIPA. 100% Mackinac hopped, feels like a blend between Amarillo/Citra on profile. Extremely juicy hop complexity, with a nice dark/bready malt backbone. Not too sweet/heavy feeling. A really enjoyable offering.

Mar 10, 2018
Pure Mackinac from Tripel Root
Beer rating: 4.09 out of 5 with 9 ratings