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RATINGS: 13   MEAN: 3.66/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
biznizness (1104) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - OCT 22, 2014
Tap takeover at Matthews Beer Temple. The best beer I had by a big margin. Definitely full bodied, big hop nose and citrusy flavor. Plenty bitter. Not the best IPA Iíve had by any stretch, but a solid take on the style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
CelticBrew (829) - The Crystal Coast, North Carolina, USA - SEP 19, 2014
Poured from 12 oz bottle a lovely light orange hue, forming small head of off-white foam. Aroma evident of field grass, hay and hops. Pineapple also come to mind. Flavour much of the same, full bodied with a soft carbonation that makes it drinkable. Ending comes back somewhat dry and bitter. Very decent IPA, would recommend.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
c_lee_burton (95) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - AUG 23, 2014
12oz. Bottle. More malty on the nose. Hits with hops, then malty toffee, then hops. Finishes dry with a lingering grapefruit/lemon flavor. Good balance. Would have again.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrinkinWell (274) - - JUL 27, 2014
Pours a coppery golden yellow with little head or lacing. Aromas we very subtle, some citrus, pine, and lemon. Bitter hops, followed by some citrus, lemon peel, hints of honey. A good IPA. Nothing spectacular, though.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
AdamT (166) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
PorterPounder (5602) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jbruner (2359) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
zizzybalubba (1450) - 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!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
raradel (342) - 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.

   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.

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