BiiruBierBeer (249) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - DEC 7, 2014
2.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Smell is fruity tropical. Taste is very hoppy with light tropical fruit. Medium to high carbonation with some foam.
dfroms (357) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - OCT 23, 2014
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Tap at John Brown. Pours a clear-ish light amber with one finger of dense head. Aroma is super boozy mango and pineapple, plastic, Robutussin, overripe fruit and light pine but not in a good way. Taste is weird medicinal artificial grape and cough syrup, boozy too with some tropical fruit but lingering plastic and medicine. I love the DRIPA and am not sure what’s going on here, maybe some weird yeast? In any case, not great.
Errl (1735) - Plano, Texas, USA - OCT 15, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle..Pour is yellow with a white head..Nose is massive hop, spice, dank, tropical fruits..Taste is hop fruits, spice, massive hop..wow
Pailhead (5097) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - OCT 4, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Courtesy of Jason R
Bottle: The aroma consists of big citrus, lighter tropical fruits, grapefruit, and a touch of dankness. It pours a transparent golden-orange with a small white head that quickly fades to a fine ring around the edges of the glass. The flavor starts with moderate tropical fruits and a touch of honey. The finish has moderate citrus, light grapefruit, and a hint of alcohol. It’s medium bodied with light-moderate carbonation. Overall, it’s pretty solid, but a little too sweet for my IIPA preferences.
knickskicks (764) - - SEP 14, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Old notes. Golden pour, very little carb. Nose is booze, melon, some pine. Taste is big melon, more tropical fruits, a touch of booze, piney hops. Mouthfeel is a touch watery but doesn’t really detract.
hopscotch (9556) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUN 30, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle... Pours clear and dirty orange with rose highlights and a small, creamy, white head. The nose screams Hops! Lots of Citrusy Hops! Medium-bodied with soft carbonation. Bittersweet and bursting with citrusy hop flavor. Lengthy, mostly sweet finish. Bottle courtesy of biggsbowler!
burg326 (3889) - Florida, USA - JAN 6, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured a cloudy yellow color with aromas of biscuit, light spice, some rice, pine and citrus hops. Flavors were the same no alcohol flavor at all, this is very dangerous.
Steve_0 (2882) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 25, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at home, courtesy of Matt. Thanks Man! Pour is slightly hazy yellow with a small white head that quickly dissipated. Grapefruity, earthy, slightly spicy, biscuity, malty, bready, and grassy aroma. Taste is pine, slightly malty, earthy, grassy, biscuit, doughy, spicy hops, and old fruit peels with a slight alcoholic burn on the finish. Slick mouthfeel with soft carbonation. OK, but really nothing special, although, it will get you buzzed quick.
Alextricity (509) - Michigan, USA - OCT 5, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Had on-tap at the Kuhnhenn Brewery as part of a paddle.
Appearance: Nothing like DRIPA (which is the natural comparison here). DRIPA has a yellow color, while TRIPA is brown. The lacing’s pretty decent at the start, but doesn’t last too long. A good looking beer... especially given the ABV of this one.
Smell: Outstanding... one of the best beers I’ve ever smelled. HOWEVER, not quite as good as even DRIPA. It’s almost there though. TRIPA is chock full of tropical sorts of hops... it’s absolutely bursting, and it’s all you smell. That leads me to the taste....
Taste: Not what I was expecting. TRIPA smells like an absolute fruity hop bomb, but the taste is more malty than anything. Given the ABV, I guess this should have been expected, but I was somewhat bummed. Regardless of that, this beer tastes awesome. It tastes like the smell at the front with some bitterness, but the rest is loaded with malts to try and balance it out. It’s not an overly sweet beer by any means, but it doesn’t seem as balanced as its brother DRIPA. The biggest problem I have with TRIPA is the mouthfeel... it almost just sits and feels flat on the tongue just about as soon as it hits the tongue. Additionally, TRIPA has a slight alcohol warmth to it (really slight) that DRIPA doesn’t have it all.
Well worth trying if you have the chance, but DRIPA is definitely the better beer.
Marheb (2302) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 3, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Une bête magnifique, translucide avec une tête riche qui transporte des arômes de sapin et d’agrumes. En bouche pas beaucoup de différence avec une double ipa sinon l’alcool vraiment présente et un arrière de riz semblable à ce qu’on retrouve dans les macro. Un hybride vraiment intéressant.