Triple Hop'd Lager
Bitburger Brauerei

Triple Hop'd LagerTriple Hop'd Lager
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From:
Bitburger Brauerei
 
Germany
Style:
India Pale Lager (IPL)
Ranked #17
ABV:
5.8%
Score:
88
Ranked #13,729
Avg:
3.95 | pDev: 7.59%
Reviews:
100
Ratings:
123
Status:
Active
Rated:
Jun 29, 2022
Added:
Feb 07, 2020
Wants:
  10
Gots:
  9
SCORE
88
Very Good
Triple Hop'd LagerTriple Hop'd Lager
Notes: Brewed in collaboration with Sierra Nevada Brewing Company.

A collaboration beer between Bitburger Brewery and Sierra Nevada Brewery, this lager is highlighted by a combination of American hops - Cascade, Centennial, and Chinook - paired together with ‘Siegelhopfen’ – Bitburger’s proprietary and unique hop blend that’s sourced from a farm just a few minutes from the brewery! Unique to this one-time brew, that same farm provided the Cascade hops that lends Triple Hop’d Lager its desirable floral and citrus/grapefruit profile.
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Rated by jackhendrix from Texas

4.05/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Fantastic IPL! Great malt backbone with a burst of hop bitterness.
Jun 29, 2022
 
Rated: 4.16 by cold_beer

May 20, 2022
 
Rated: 3.93 by BeerForMuscle from New Jersey

Apr 29, 2022
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Reviewed by daliandragon from Maryland

4.19/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Big tight head atop a translucent body with thick bubbling. The nose is light citrus and biscuit note with a hint of grapeskin. Herbal hops are still predominant here, although there is a bit more sharpness than many for the style.

Flavor is bigger and bolder at first than I anticipated but it loses steam a little in the finish. Solid balance with a nice hop mélange that really does evoke a proper IPA. You get the broader pine and citrus along with the quenching herbal and medicinal qualities. Texture is tight and carbonated, but it works. I can definitely see the appeal, especially when in the mood for something lighter or outdoors in warm weather.
Apr 02, 2022
 
Rated: 3.75 by TMoney2591 from Illinois

Feb 17, 2022
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Reviewed by AnalogReigns from North Carolina

4.61/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75
A really outstanding, and gentle....European style lager. "Triple hop'd" isn't all that hoppy...by US standards. Quite a delicious lager, imho! Leave it to the Germans!!!
Dec 21, 2021
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Reviewed by metter98 from New York

3.79/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
A: The beer is very hazy dark yellow in color. It poured with a quarter finger high white head that left a collar around the edge and some lacing on the surface and down the sides of the glass.
S: Moderate aromas of floral and citrusy hops are present in the nose along with strong underlying notes of caramel malts.
T: The taste follows the smell and the hops only contribute a light to moderate amount of bitterness.
M: It feels medium-bodied and very clean on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This IPL has a good balance between the malts and hops.

Serving type: can
Aug 15, 2021
 
Rated: 3.95 by TheEpeeist from Maryland

Jul 15, 2021
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Reviewed by brewerburgundy from West Virginia

3.74/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
12oz can, tulip, looks like packaged 1/28/20 and best within one year.

If I didn’t know, I’d think this was one of the proliferation of hazy IPAs. Hazy sunset tones with a decent white head, some retention.

Orange slice, a little pilsner malt. It really smells a bit like a crisp hazy IPA.

Lemon zest, cracker malt, lager yeast. It’s crisp, yet juicy and full bodied. There’s a mineral bitterness in the finish.

Light to medium bodied with a pronounced fullness. Medium carbonation coupled with hop bitterness make it crisp.

Finally got my hands on this through a friend. I cut it some slack based on the age and can certainly taste the blend of American hops and German style.
Jul 04, 2021
 
Rated: 3.98 by M4CDO from Massachusetts

Jun 20, 2021
 
Rated: 3.77 by joe12pk from Michigan

Jun 03, 2021
 
Rated: 3.87 by SargeC from California

May 23, 2021
 
Rated: 4 by Jjmj51 from Rhode Island

May 09, 2021
 
Rated: 3.75 by robebo44 from Virginia

Feb 24, 2021
 
Rated: 3.95 by Ernald_Elbertson from Delaware

Jan 23, 2021
 
Rated: 3.75 by aasher from Indiana

Jan 05, 2021
 
Rated: 4.14 by jstern from California

Dec 09, 2020
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Reviewed by Franziskaner from Missouri

3.92/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Copper colored with a hazy complexion. There’s a fingernail of eggshell on top. Light lacing. The aroma is of grassy to lightly vegetal hops. I’m tasting lightly vegetal to grassy hops and light malt. The mouth is very approachable and easygoing.
Dec 06, 2020
 
Rated: 3.92 by guzzleacoldone from Ohio

Nov 21, 2020
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Reviewed by defunksta from North Dakota

3.94/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Appearance: Pours a clear orange color with a strong white and frothy/foamy head. Bubbling body. SRM of 11. (4.25)

Aromas: Moderate aromas of orange and bread. Some lingering orange citrus soap and pine underneath. Very reminiscent of a Sierra Nevada Ale (4.00)

Flavor: Flavor follows with some strong German bread and German lemon citrus upfront. A slight cloying orange underneath that dissolves into a rather dry, pale German bread malt flavor. A lingering citrus bitterness on the tongue. Sort of like Sierra Nevada Champagne. (3.75)

Feel: Medium-bodied. Foamy with good carbonation. Leaves a bitter citrus astringency on the palate. (4.25)

Overall: A pretty tasty beer overall that mixes between an IPL and a Helles lager. It has nice German Noble and malt flavors as expected, but also has a definite Sierra Nevada yeast strain to give it the cloying orange soap and pine flavor. This would be the IPL if Sierra Nevada had one. Sort of like Sierra Nevada Champagne. A great body though that is full and bready. A well-craft blend of great beer! (Final Rating: 3.94+)
Nov 20, 2020
 
Rated: 3.81 by Mortarforker from Texas

Nov 19, 2020
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Reviewed by oberon from North Carolina

4.2/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25
Pours a rich full golden with a large fluffy near two finger bone white head that sticks like glue to the glass a s it creeps down ever so slowly into a frothy mass.Big fruity hops in the nose,I get a good amount of apricot and orange,a light smattering of cut grass is detected as well.Citric and bright on the palate with a firm lightly sweet malt base,extremely quaffable.Wow what a crushable but very flavor lager here,love the hop complexities.
Nov 13, 2020
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Reviewed by MonDak_Joe1953 from Minnesota

3.38/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
11.2oz can. Dates on bottom of can are '2021.01.27 2020.01.28'.
Cloudy, pale gold colored body. Persistent partial finger white head. Leaves spots and rings of lacing.
Aroma is indistinct, with lightly roasted malt prominent.
Taste is lager yeast and bright hops.
Medium mouth feel. Good carbonation.
Seems disjointed somehow, with no true balance achieved.
Nov 08, 2020
 
Rated: 3.9 by evostudios12 from Florida

Nov 04, 2020
 
Rated: 4 by David19457 from New Jersey

Oct 11, 2020
 
Rated: 3.69 by MI_beerdrinker from Texas

Sep 21, 2020
 
Rated: 3.87 by Danzifer from Ohio

Sep 20, 2020
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Reviewed by StonedTrippin from Colorado

3.43/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
i had such higher hopes for this, not a bad lager, but like, weirdly substantial, malty, and bitter more than flavorful or aromatic from the hops, i expected a delicate european lager with some hop kick, but its not really that, its sturdy and fuller and almost autumnal, but it didnt impress me in terms of overall quality, which is shocking for the breweries involved. sometimes its not greater than the sum of its parts, like these two just havent meshed their best facets too well, also surprising because of the collaborations sierra nevada has done with other german brewers that have been so successful in the past. i am not calling this a failure, but it didnt strike me as anything too special either. slightly hazy light amber colored, average white head, fine carbonation from the tap, green hop nose with some bitterness and generic citrus pith character, doughy european lager yeast, and way more from the grain than i expected or wanted really. the flavor is about the same, weird proportions for what it is, nowhere near as well refined or seemingly as patiently lagered as i thought it would be, and really kind of generic in a way thats just overly malty and bitter for a lager, maybe i expected too much from this. the taste stays with me awhile, it feels heavy even with a lighter lunch, and didnt quite hit the mark for me. almost in the india pale lager range, but also still european, but then its malty for what it is, illogical in a lot of ways and to me a bit of a miss, at least this time around...
Sep 19, 2020
 
Rated: 4.5 by redfox405 from Virginia

Sep 17, 2020
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Reviewed by Slatetank from Pennsylvania

3.89/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Enjoyed chilled from can into willybecker
Pours a golden amber shade lightly hazed with a 3 finger white head with rocky appearance with lace that sticks and very good head retention
The smell has a light herbal and spiced hop odor with yeast providing a light bready scent
Feel has balance of bitterness with malt sweetness that is mild dry finish moderate carbonation and low alcohol influence on texture that ends more on the bitter side
This lager tastes very mild yet nice hop aromatics as it warms slightly yet more of a noble type herbal flavor with subtle bitterness and malt is cracker like with gentle taste compared to hops with mildly warming finish with semidry quality as hops linger with resins coating the mouth.
I would drink this again preferably on tap but the can was fresh tasting with date from January no apparent oxidation a good enjoyment level ov
Sep 12, 2020
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Reviewed by MrOH from Malta

4.57/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Hazy gold. Nice white head, great retention and lace.
Blend of melon, soft citrus, and classic noble hop aromas.
Bready malt, melon, light tangerine, a bit of spicy/herbal.
Light bodied but satisfying, well carbonated. I'd like it to be just a touch more crisp.
Interesting take on a pilsner, cool to see folks changing things up a bit to evolving consumer demand.
Sep 11, 2020
 
Rated: 3.78 by BarryMFBurton from Indiana

Sep 10, 2020
 
Rated: 3.57 by kds2437 from Texas

Sep 08, 2020
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Reviewed by jjamadorphd from Florida

3.96/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
I liked it, but with mixed feelings...

Ever since I started brewing my own beer, I have grown to have a very great appreciation for the lager style. Unlike ales, IPAs, stouts, porters, and the rest, the lager take work (and skill.) So, when I used to avoid lagers as something I have grown up from, I am now gravitated toward them than when I was in high school. As a result, when I see something like this collab between Bitburger and SN, I knew I had to snatch one up to try, and I am sure glad I did. Nevertheless, having learned about brewing as much as I have over the past year, I have mixed feelings about this offering. More bitter than the normal lager style, more flavorful, I find that the bitterness kinda turned me off, but also helped me appreciate the work that went into creating this. My grading reflects this torn attitude, but I will tell you, this is worthy of a try and even two or three...
Sep 08, 2020
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Reviewed by puboflyons from New Hampshire

3.24/5  rDev -18%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25
From a can stamped 01/27/2021 and 01/28/2020. Sampled Sept. 7, 2020.

The pour is orange-amber with a foamy white head. Moderate clarity.

The aroma is made up of grassy and floral hop notes and a white bread character underneath.

The body is smooth and light-medium.

The taste is sweet but the hops seem stale. I still get a floral and grassy flavor. This was not as special as I hoped it could be.
Sep 07, 2020
 
Rated: 3.59 by GOBLIN from Ohio

Sep 06, 2020
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Reviewed by JonnoWillsteed from England

3.57/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
L- Mid-dark amber, slightly hazy, pours with 3mm white head.
S- Smells of fruit, over to the citrus side of fruit, orange < > grapefruit.
T- More subtle than I anticipated. I can clearly ID the above^ citrus note, it tastes exactly how it smells, but it's not a blunt instrument that some modern beers using these fruity hops can end up with. The citrus here seems quite subtle to me, to the extent that after a bit I don't notice it any more.
F- What I noted on the first sip is it's hoppy-dry on finish, and that facet of the hops continues now about 1/2 way through the glass. It's refreshing, simply like a well hopped lager might be.
O- I do not favour prominent citrus notes in my beer and when I smelled such I was worried. However here the taste of citrus is subtle enough it never intrudes. I doubt their is enough drama and challenge in this for the hipsters out there, perhaps it's more of a contemporary palate beer for those seeking a balanced profile but with a distinctive character of it's own.
330ml can. Bought from Wholefoods, London W8 £1.99 BB: 13/02/2021
Sep 06, 2020
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Reviewed by dano213 from Pennsylvania

4.36/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
11.2oz can purchased from the fridge for $2 as part of a mix-a-six pack. Canned on 1/8/2020, so this is almost 8 months old. Not so fresh, but I already had one of these recently and it proved to be still within the drinking window. I let this warm out of the fridge for a little while before opening it up. Probably best to serve cold though.

Look: Glorious appearance - deep orange golden color with lively bubbles effervescing. A nice haze suspension; looks more like a hazy Belgian or American Pale Ale than a Lager. Nice two finger head that slowly reduces to a thin layer.

Smell: A lot of aromas that remind me of belgian wit beer like clove, esters, coriander, and orange peel....lots of orange. Spiciness and lager yeast/funk on the back end along with some bready, crusty aromas. Non-descript hoppy aromas that are well-integrated.

Taste: So refreshing and enjoyable. Not like any other lager I have had before. Tastes more like a Belgian beer than a German one. Very interesting how well the American hops are melding with the German hops, yeast, and manufacturing process. Up front, some grapefruit and orange flavors with spice then the finish is super dry and bitter that lingers long with citrus peel and Sierra Nevada's classic usage of hops. And the finish, which is what makes this unique and fitting to be an India Pale Lager, is like that of a crisp, refreshing lager but has a lot more interesting flavors throughout. Definitely a crusher.

Feel: Above average carbonation, appropriate for a crisp lager. Light to medium body.

Overall: This is definitely a winner. This is one of the beers that helped turn me on to lagers. I may have to pick up more of this while it's still available in stores. If you like Belgian pale/strong ales or European lager beer, you would probably really enjoy this. It does a great job bridging many gaps between German, Belgian, and American traditions. Would also pair very well with a variety of food. Prost!
Sep 04, 2020
 
Rated: 3.81 by pkalix from California

Aug 29, 2020
 
Rated: 4 by BaconFingers from Washington

Aug 26, 2020
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