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RATINGS: 9   MEAN: 3.76/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29   EST. CALORIES: 207   ABV: 6.9%
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A Hopped Up Collaboration from the Community Tap and Thomas Creek Brewery

This dark horse collaboration gone golden is a rather full bodied American IPA brewed with an abundance of Citra hops with a refreshing, yet potent nose of citrus and a smooth drinkability with notes of grapefruit and a pleasant sweetness.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
AdamT (150) - North Carolina, USA - JUL 3, 2014
12oz bottle from Community Tap compliments of Zizzybalubba (Thanks Bro!!) Dark orange (almost reddish pour, darker then I like for an IPA), murky clarity with mostly diminishing off-white fizzy head. Virtually no lacing. Strong citrus (grapefruit), lemon zest, and sweet floral aromas. Strong bitter citrus up front (lemon & pineapple) with a floral finish. As the beer warmed the floral taste became more dominant. Lively carbonation, wet on the palate.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
PorterPounder (5341) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUN 22, 2014
Asheville, NC - Bruisiní Ales - 12 oz bottle. Hazy, medium orange pour, quickly fading off-white head. Spruce and mint in the aroma. Flavor has a nice solid citrus bitter backbone, some caramel malty sweetness, a touch of nuttiness. Mouthfeel has a decent spritz to it. Not bad at all.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jbruner (2135) - Athens, Georgia, USA - MAY 26, 2014
Pours a hazy golden brown from the bottle with fluffy off-white head that leaves moderate lace. Aroma is nice resinous hops with a biscuit malt back. Taste is more toward the bittersweet hop profile, solid but nothing special.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
zizzybalubba (1380) - Elizabeth City, North Carolina, USA - MAY 12, 2014
12 oz. bottle purchased at Community Tap, Greenville, SC. Darker than normal dark orange pour with a frothy off-white head. Bright pine and grapefruit aromas. Taste is bitter grapefruit rind, pine needles, and tangerine with a touch of caramel on the finish. Exceeded my expectations. Nice beer!

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
raradel (334) - Atlanti Beach, Florida, USA - SEP 17, 2013
Awesome fresh, citrus and pine nose and a mouth full of balanced, bright flavor. Brew is dark and cloudy, but Iím not concerned. Looks maltier than it taste. Solid beer for fresh IPA lovers.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
veringer (7) - Greenville, South Carolina, USA - JUL 12, 2013 does not count
Aroma: A festival of citrus and resinous hoppy aromas--almost like getting hit in the face by a freshly cut pine 2x4 that had an over ripe grape fruit attached to the business end. Appearance: Pours a hazy bronze (with suspended hop particles?) and a nice foamy head. I never like describing this category because, honestly, who cares what it looks like? Taste: The aroma prepares you for a balanced dose of fruity/orange sweetness on the front end and a crisp piney bitterness on the tail. Palate: body is medium--sweet but not cloying with a sharp finish. Overall: Sometimes itís hard to differentiate one IPA from the next. You put enough hops in a beer and itíll probably taste pretty good. Trifacta, doesnít really separate itself too much from the pack in this regard, but it does a great job in the IPA category. The bottom line is that a cool citrusy pint (or 2) of locally-brewed Trifecta is just what the doctor ordered after a long (usually hot) hot day in South Carolina.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
joecbkb (1) - Greenville, South Carolina, USA - JAN 10, 2013 does not count
I really enjoy this beer. I keep coming back to it again & again because it is so drinkable, affordable, and local. Itís a great example of a crisp, citrusy IPA. Very nice aroma and appearance with extremely well-balanced flavors and body. Get choo some!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ksurkin (1021) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - DEC 3, 2012
64oz growler, fresh from the commnuity tap. pours a hazy, orange-copper capped by a creamy, off-white head that has great retention and leaves soapy rings of lace. aroma is great, pretty unique, with big fruity hop notes of mango, pink grapefruit, tangerine, and dried apricots backed by soapy florals, vanilla nougat, and hints of spicy, fresh hops. flavor is damn nice as well with a nice toasted, caramel malts presence to balance the hop notes of orange zest, grapefruit, and canned pineapple with a dry, bitter, piney finish. palate is medium bodied with smooth carbonation and very sessionable. overall, a damn nice ipa.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
NachlamSie (2723) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 13, 2011
Growler from the Community Tap. This is a very cloudy orange with a foamy white head. The aroma is clean and fruity with tons of pine and ctirus with lots mango as well. The flavor is clean and solidly hoppy. I get flavors of honey, mango, pineapple and pine. This is a fruitier tasting IPA and an amazing effort from Thomas Creek and Community Tap to start their line out on the right foot.


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