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Chronic Myopia | Threes Brewing

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Brewed by:
Threes Brewing
New York, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.90%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Pineapple, Green Papaya, Pine Candy, Mild Bitterness, Dry Finish.

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Ratings: 71 |  Reviews: 12
Reviews by BeerForMuscle:
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4.11/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

More User Reviews:
Photo of brentk56
4.06/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours cloudy and apricot nectar colored with an impressive head forming from the bubble show; excellent retention and webby lacing

Smell: Papaya and pineapple, with orange and pine tones

Taste: Papaya forward, with pineapple tones building; a bready backbone holds the tropical flavors together as the orange arrives in the middle; modest piney bitterness, after the swallow, with a dry finish

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body with moderate carbonation

Overall: Very juicy and enjoyable; lacks oomph in the fruit flavors and the hop bill, but still worth a look

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Photo of JerzDevl2000
4.19/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Picked this up on Friday after pre-ordering it online, only having gone to Threes for the first time a few weeks back. I enjoyed their other offerings that I bought in previous releases so I was eager to give this a go. Like most beer drinkers, I enjoy my IPA's and this was another one that went down easily as there was plenty of balance here and a taste that was neither too harsh nor light, to go along with a wonderful range of flavors!

Good pour to this as the beer had an apricot hue, lots of head, and great rings of lacing left behind as I worked my way through this. Tropical mango and papaya in the nose with some hints of prickly pear in there as well. All of those were in the taste along with a fair amount of pine and resin, giving this a taste relatively typical of an IPA. The pineapple came out in the aftertaste and there were hints of caramel malt here as well, which made this feel just a hint sticky without being overdone.

There was a bit of alcohol in here as well as this beer had a warming effect to it by the time I finished off the can. While not a standout IPA, this was a solid first effort by Threes and was in line with everything else I've had from them so far. Balanced and yet full, hopheads will enjoy this due to the summer-life flavors here and underlying sweetness from the malt and pine candy. Can't wait for their next release this week!

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Photo of WeisGuy
4.55/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of metter98
4.16/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: The beer is hazy yellow in color—too hazy to see if there is any visible carbonation. It poured with a finger high white head that quickly subsided, but consistently left a short head covering the surface and lots of lacy rings of bubbles around the edge of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of pine and pineapples are present in the nose. As the beer warms up, the pineapples become stronger.
T: The taste starts out with some fruity flavors of papayas and pineapples but quickly transitions to strong notes of piney hops that linger into the finish. Similar to the smell, the tropical fruit flavors strengthen as the beer warms up (and also linger into the finish). The hops also contribute a moderate to high amount of bitterness.
M: It feels medium-bodied and crisp on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: Once this IPA warms up, it becomes very "juicy" and has a nice balance between the tropical fruits and pine.

Serving type: can

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Photo of dar482
3.84/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer offers West Coast qualities with tons of "pine candy" as they describe, bitter grapefruit, a medium bready sweetness in the middle, more candy notes with the sweetness onto some bitter tea, resin and pine on the back end.

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Photo of mltobin
4.16/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of stevehagy
4.7/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Huhzubendah
4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of spycow
4.06/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of CHickman
3.87/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

From the can (10/5/16) pours very hazy gold color with sediment chunks floating in the brew, looking like a snow globe with a foamy 1 finger bright white colored head on top that was packed with tiny bubbles and dissipated very slowly, leaving very good spotty lacing and rings as it went down.

Smells of tropical fruit, orange peel and lemon zest up front, followed by tangerine, grapefruit, apricot, graham cracker, piney hops and a malty bread aroma. Having had a ton of IPA's in the past, this gives off the impression that the hops are dropping off and more of the malty sweetness is taking over the nose.

Tastes of orange peel, lemon, tangerine, grapefruit, toasted grains, biscuit, graham cracker, toffee, wheat bread, piney hops, fresh cut grass and a sugary sweetness like a candied sugar/Belgian yeast combo or straight up brown sugar. Mild peppery spices and a decent level of bitterness add to the overall profile. It had light carbonation, an average body and a sweet grainy finish. Pretty well balanced, I'd like to try it fresher than 3 months old to get the real experience.

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Photo of raycoll
4.31/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of RobDB
4.24/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of orangesol
4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of smithj4
4.36/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of VelvetExtract
3.72/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of IpeeA
4.26/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of aasher
4.08/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of king75
3.61/5  rDev -13%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a can dated 06/14/16 into a Teku. Golden haze colored with off-colored sticky lacing, appears to be a good quality IPA. Smell is where things begin to become off putting about this beer with a heavy aroma of bready malts with trace amounts of pine and damp cardboard. Taste is very bready and full for an IPA with a mild to moderate hop presence with honey throughout. Full bodied IPA with a nice cloying, sticky mouthfeel of a quality IPA. Overall, not enough balance for me. Too much malt sweetness and not enough hops. Most unbalanced IPA's tend to be overly hopped, this one goes in the opposite direction with too much malt sweetness and not enough hops. A decent beer but not one I'll be seeking out again

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Photo of Greywulfken
4.54/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This brew caught me by surprise. Locally brewed and only recently distributed, it's a random 1-can limit, 1-on-the-counter grab. Dark golden body with a few fingers of ivory head that left some messy lace behind as it slides down the glass. The only detractor was the unexpected deposition of sediment when I poured the remainder of the can into the glass. Heady Topper-like levels of particulate matter were drifting down as the bubbles effervesced up, leaving a few clusters of grey matter and lots of little grey particles. Normally, I'd not balk, but in an IPA, I'd appreciate a heads-up - especially coming out of a can... Incredibly smooth and clean - I don't know how to describe how "freshness" tastes, but this might be as close as I get. An almost creamy blend of tropical fruit and chewy pine impressions, on the nose and tongue. Rich flavors and subtly sweetened bitterness. Are you ready for the outrageous comparison? Tasted the way I'd imagine a blend of Heady Topper and Pliny the Elder would taste! Whaaaat?

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Photo of acurtis
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of vfgccp
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of LoveStout
4.08/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rolltide8425
3.99/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A lot of tropical fruit in this one but the malt also has a noticeable presence, probably because the beer is served at at 48 degrees. Prickly carbonation on the tongue, soft on the cheeks.

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Photo of alexsergio
4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Chronic Myopia from Threes Brewing
Beer rating: 4.15 out of 5 with 71 ratings