2019 Triptych thread

Discussion in 'Great Lakes' started by 4DAloveofSTOUT, May 2, 2019.

  1. 4DAloveofSTOUT

    4DAloveofSTOUT Poo-Bah (2,400) Nov 28, 2008 Illinois
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    Not sure why the Triptych thread got locked...

    How about that batch 600!?!?!

    Damn fine hops. I would say one of the best triple IPA’s that I have tried. Definitely Trillium / insert your favorite east coast hazy hop beer brewery / top notch quality for sure.

    High praise to Triptych for sure!
     
  2. flat_lander

    flat_lander Zealot (556) May 11, 2016 Illinois
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    BA locked most brewery specific threads and looks like the new policy is to start a new one annually. Makes sense with some places that break 100+ pages, not so much with others.

    Yep, Batch 600 was pretty great. I'm not a huge TIPA guy, but this was tasty. It's been a solid run over the last few months with Forces Beyond our Control, Exercise in Patience, Always Room for Dessert, and consistently cranking out solid hazey options. Also a big fan of Chip It, On the Green - really light, crisp, and refreshing. I've really liked their lagers and pilsners they've been doing and looking forward to more to come.

    Oh, and I'm certain this will be a good time...
     
  3. 4DAloveofSTOUT

    4DAloveofSTOUT Poo-Bah (2,400) Nov 28, 2008 Illinois
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    Anyone hear if Always room for dessert will make Chicago or burbs distro?
     
  4. CityFarmer

    CityFarmer Initiate (151) Mar 19, 2015 Illinois
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    Was there ever a release of AJ's over the last several months? Don't think it happened around the end of the year lie in the past and haven't heard anything since....
     
  5. Mwils8

    Mwils8 Initiate (30) Dec 1, 2017 Illinois
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    Batch 600 was outstanding. They're killing it lately.
     
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  6. flat_lander

    flat_lander Zealot (556) May 11, 2016 Illinois
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    Not sure. If you are really wanting some, let me know and I can probably grab you a 4 pack as it looks like it's still to go.
     
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  7. flat_lander

    flat_lander Zealot (556) May 11, 2016 Illinois
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    Nope. They did release Exercise in Patience back in late March. To go cans lasted less than 24 hours, but it was on draft for weeks (maybe a month) after the release. DB AJs was pretty quietly released at the tap room back in August as mostly draft, but they did allow 1 crowler per person to go for a short time.

    Just a hunch on my end, but wouldn't be surprised if we see some BA goodies for the 6th Anni party in June.
     
  8. ShawnoftheD3ad

    ShawnoftheD3ad Initiate (181) Mar 20, 2016 Illinois
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    Might have to take you up on that...:wink:
     
  9. galos11

    galos11 Disciple (372) Jan 21, 2015 Illinois
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    Wake Up Neo is making the rounds in the burbs. It’s always been my favorite hazy from Triptych.
     
  10. 3xAnthony

    3xAnthony Initiate (66) Dec 10, 2012 Illinois
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    We've only selected retailers that pledge to keep us cold on this delivery trip too. I can have our guy post in here later for where he stopped and when.
     
  11. galos11

    galos11 Disciple (372) Jan 21, 2015 Illinois
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    Got my sweaty cold cans at Prestige in Westmont!
     
  12. CityofWind_brew

    CityofWind_brew Disciple (397) Jan 15, 2014 Illinois
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    Anyone seen cans from this weeks release out in the wild still? These things seemed to have gone quick!
     
  13. flat_lander

    flat_lander Zealot (556) May 11, 2016 Illinois
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    Open Bottle still had Cherry Bomb Tarnt and Waconda as of yesterday afternoon. EDIT - might have Neo too. Could've been in the cooler, but wasn't looking for it. Their Beer Menus says they still have all 3 cans.

    Personal note on Re-Remember Camp Waconda. This batch, at least for my tastes, was much improved over the original. ABV got jacked up and mouthfeel is pretty viscous. I really liked how the graham cracker pops. Also, the smokey/roastiness was dialed back quite a bit, which for me is a positive thing.

    Their last several stouts have been excellent - Forces Beyond our Control, Exercise In Patience, Always Room for Dessert, and now a reboot on Waconda. Life is good in stout land.
     
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  14. CityofWind_brew

    CityofWind_brew Disciple (397) Jan 15, 2014 Illinois
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    I picked 2 of the 3 up at the open bottle yesterday and can assure you that they def weren’t kept cold. Tarnt and Neo were both sitting on a shelf as of yesterday afternoon
     
  15. 3xAnthony

    3xAnthony Initiate (66) Dec 10, 2012 Illinois
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    @TriptychMiller :-(
     
  16. oN3xM

    oN3xM Initiate (138) Mar 22, 2013 Illinois


    There was no communication from the brewery to keep beers cold
     
  17. GuyFawkes

    GuyFawkes Poo-Bah (3,917) Apr 7, 2011 Illinois
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    I LOVE Bottles & Cans, and hate tattling on them...but I'm also going to tattle on them.

    Not refrigerated at their store when I bought a can of Neo today.
     
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  18. 3xAnthony

    3xAnthony Initiate (66) Dec 10, 2012 Illinois
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    I have seen an email to the store owners talking about the importance of at least refrigerating our hoppy beer, but that was from when we first dropped off last August.

    This seems like one of those times that our sales manager wants to make a monkey out of me. I obviously don't know what sort of assurances he got from folks and I don't specifically know that he talked to each place on this specific trip about it. But I do know this: He told me he was only going to places with cold placements, I posted the message above and in retrospect, it sounds like this might not have been 100% accurate.

    I also know that on our beer packaging there are three different places that mention my obsession with cold storage, "KEEP COLD", once on the cardboard flat that the case ships in, once on the label of the beer itself where it says "BUY IT COLD, KEEP IT COLD, AND DRINK IT FRESH", and once on the bottom of the can near the usually legible date code that says "KEEP COLD".
     
  19. 3xAnthony

    3xAnthony Initiate (66) Dec 10, 2012 Illinois
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    Also, for future reports about the beer, not cold, out of code, whatever, please, please PM me.

    I don't want to put retailers on blast or have them called out in a public forum. Especially in a case like this where it seems like our expectations were not efficiently communicated in the first place.
     
  20. GuyFawkes

    GuyFawkes Poo-Bah (3,917) Apr 7, 2011 Illinois
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    If it makes you feel any better, I highly doubt my post will make anyone stop patronizing Bottles & Cans.

    They are easily one of the premier bottle shops in Chicago, and their policy on breaking up 4/6 packs has me driving by about 50 liquor stores in the city from my front door to theirs.
     
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  21. Chuckdiesel24

    Chuckdiesel24 Meyvn (1,134) Jul 6, 2016 Illinois
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    Same with open bottle
     
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  22. HouseofWortship

    HouseofWortship Defender (665) May 3, 2016 Illinois
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    I too grabbed a can from Bottles and Cans on Friday of Wake up Neo and laughed when I saw the "Keep Cold" verbiage on the can since it was sitting out on the floor. I think Toppling Goliath has the same issues where the packaging says keep cold, but who knows what happens once at the retailers. I doubt a couple of hours of warm beer did any damage to the beer which brings me to my next point:

    I don't think Wake up Neo was ready for prime time. There were some astringent green flavors on Wake up Neo that should fade out and make for a more rounded beer in a few weeks, but I found there to be subtle weird flavors I haven't had in NEIPAs before. Immediately regretted opening it since it meant I was stuck drinking that beer for the night rather than a better option from the mixed 6 I got....
     
  23. 3xAnthony

    3xAnthony Initiate (66) Dec 10, 2012 Illinois
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    Sorry you had that experience.
     
  24. ShawnoftheD3ad

    ShawnoftheD3ad Initiate (181) Mar 20, 2016 Illinois
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    Well on the other hand I would love to try your beers and will certainly purchase them if stumbled across. Only problem is I’m in LZ and the fomo is not strong in this one. Any plans on distro making it further north?
     
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  25. DESK_SMASH

    DESK_SMASH Initiate (57) Feb 25, 2015 Illinois

    beer temple does a good job of keeping all their triptych cold, scooped some neo on my last visit.

    "tHe HoPs aRe tOo GrEeN".. gotta love it when the #newmoney folks cling onto a silly adjective. i got zero hop burn. just was hoping for a bit more in the dry hop aroma department. good balanced ne dipa and cool label.
     
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  26. jmk

    jmk Initiate (87) May 8, 2008 Illinois

    Drinking a Neo (6/14/19) I picked up on the return from Scratch and White Rooster Father's Day weekend. I like it a lot. I can definitely taste a difference in cryo hopped beers, which may be the "off" flavors some taste. Not bad, just different. Also, as far as sweetness, this is less sweet, similar to PW and HA, rather than HB, which I find too sweet, generally. Just one guy's opinion.
    BTW, if you haven't been and have a chance to go, White Rooster and Scratch are worth the trip. Unique beers and ingredients that in some cases defy style. Nothing special about WR's space, but excellent beer. Scratch is really very cool.
     
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  27. Frankinstiener

    Frankinstiener Aspirant (204) Jul 28, 2009 Illinois

    Anywhere in the west suburbs get it? Binnys Montgomery?
     
  28. CityofWind_brew

    CityofWind_brew Disciple (397) Jan 15, 2014 Illinois
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    Long gone by now I’d imagine
     
  29. csmakio

    csmakio Initiate (129) Nov 26, 2016 Illinois

    visited my grandma in peoria today and was able to pick up some triptych at friar tucks.

    batch 600 is easily the best triple ive ever had. insanely thick and aromatic. this was canned 8/20. "and i think my spaceship" is right behind it. huge galaxy bomb, wonderful.

    absolutely no idea if either will be dropped around town. this brewery has always impressed me, wish we got more of it up here.
     
  30. beardown2489

    beardown2489 Disciple (384) Oct 5, 2012 Illinois

    Citra bomb? Or is the rebrew using galaxy rather than Citra?
     
  31. csmakio

    csmakio Initiate (129) Nov 26, 2016 Illinois

    batch 600 is a citra bomb. dude at Friar Tucks mentioned this was a rebrew. the can says citra only and I'm pretty certain I did not taste any galaxy.
     
  32. 3xAnthony

    3xAnthony Initiate (66) Dec 10, 2012 Illinois
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    Batch600 is a re-brew, same recipe, still all Citra. We thought after the kind-ish words we received in Craft Beer & Brewing's IPA issue, and because we still had some labels from the first run left over, we should try our luck at GABF with it.
     
  33. CityofWind_brew

    CityofWind_brew Disciple (397) Jan 15, 2014 Illinois
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    Will this batch make its way to the Chicago market?
     
  34. 3xAnthony

    3xAnthony Initiate (66) Dec 10, 2012 Illinois
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    Some draft hit Crafted, Beermiscuous, The Beer Cellar and Iron&Glass. No cans this time, sorry, it was only a thirty barrel batch and cans were needed for our market down here.
     
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  35. GuyFawkes

    GuyFawkes Poo-Bah (3,917) Apr 7, 2011 Illinois
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    Be honest...it's because Chicago refused to keep 'em cold!!!!
     
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  36. 3xAnthony

    3xAnthony Initiate (66) Dec 10, 2012 Illinois
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    Nobody refused to keep them cold. There was an account or two that said they hadn't been told. Being honest, Chicago isn't our focus, we already don't have enough beer for our footprint in the middle of the state and I hate having uncomfortable discussions with our distributor about why they can't have more of a specific SKU yet they see it at XYZ shop in Chicago or the burbs.

    Plus, continuing my honest streak, I didn't want to endure another one of your well-written but scathing reviews of my beer ;-)
     
  37. GuyFawkes

    GuyFawkes Poo-Bah (3,917) Apr 7, 2011 Illinois
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    Touche!!!
     
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  38. Quilentro

    Quilentro Aspirant (280) May 12, 2017 Illinois
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    Sipping a fresh can of TDH DIPA “The way is shut” and it’s a beauty.
     
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  39. flat_lander

    flat_lander Zealot (556) May 11, 2016 Illinois
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    It really is. Was happy to see this one back in rotation.
     
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  40. csmakio

    csmakio Initiate (129) Nov 26, 2016 Illinois

    did this make it to chicago?