raradel (276) - Atlanti Beach, Florida, USA - SEP 17, 2013
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
veringer (7) - Greenville, South Carolina, USA - JUL 12, 2013 does not count
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
joecbkb (1) - Greenville, South Carolina, USA - JAN 10, 2013 does not count
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
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!
ksurkin (1021) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - DEC 3, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
NachlamSie (2536) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 13, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.