Triple Rock Brewery & Alehouse Reviews


brokensail
Triple Rock Black Grape 3.4
On tap @ The Good Hop. Black in color with some khaki foam. A roasty, sort of coffee and cocoa note to it. Lots of grassy hops, some fruit skins, and orange. Maybe some grape? A bit of grapefruit to the finish, particularly on the tongue. Thereís a good bit of straw and grass to the flavor. Maybe just a touch of popcorn to it as well. Decent enough bread and malt flavor. Lightly sweet. Itís not too bad, but not great.
Saturday, January 30, 2016

daknole
Triple Rock / Sante Adairius Cellarman Saison 4
Hazed yellow, white head. Tart, citrusy, light spice, unripe stone fruit, yeast. Nice!
Saturday, December 26, 2015

mR_fr0g
Triple Rock Black Rock Porter 3.1
On tap at the brewery. Black / dark mahogany brown coloured pour with a lasting dirty tan head. Aroma is toasted barley, fruity berry, grape, grainy, toasted. Flavour is bitter dirty roast, light soy, some berry fruits, roasted barley. Palate is medium light bodied, slightly thin, gassy, grainy. Lingering black forest gateau.
Sunday, December 13, 2015

mR_fr0g
Triple Rock 2nd Breakfast 3.2
On tap at the brewery. Mostly clear reddy copper coloured pour with a lasting thin greyish cream coloured head. Aroma is roasted coffee, toasted brown bread, nice rounded toasted grains. Hint of powdered choc on the nose. Flavour is composed of grainy, toasted brown bread, stale coffee, bitter roast , light strawberry jam. Palate is semi sweet, grain tannin, moderate to high carbonation. Decent.
Sunday, December 13, 2015

mR_fr0g
Triple Rock Bug Juice 3.2
On tap at the brewery. Mostly clear golden / light orange coloured pour with a lasting thin greyish head. Aroma is fairly nice floral lemon, pollen, spicy hop, pale grains. Flavour is composed of pale malts, grain husks, dry finish. Hops are lemony floral and slightly rough bitterness. Palate is medium light, powdery, high carbonation,
Sunday, December 13, 2015

mR_fr0g
Triple Rock IPAX 2.8
On tap at the brewery. Hazed golden / yellow coloured pour with a lasting thin greyish head. Aroma is strawberry, jammy fruits, eater, Neapolitan ice cream, semi sweet grains. Flavour is harsh grains, husks, bitter hop pine, harsh alcohol bite in the finish. Spicy pi e needle and ,woody finish. Palate is medium bodied, grainy, very highly carbonated.
Sunday, December 13, 2015

mR_fr0g
Triple Rock Pinnacle Pale Ale 2.7
On tap at the brewery. Clear golden / light orange coloured pour with a lasting thin white head. Aroma is subdued, pale grains. Light pine hop. Flavour is composed of very dry light grains, faint pine, some carbonic acid,. Palate is light. Some sweetness, highly carbonated. Drying carbonic acid bite in the finish. Lacks flavour.
Sunday, December 13, 2015

mR_fr0g
Triple Rock Stonehenge Stout 3.4
On tap at the brewery. Black black coloured pour with a dark tan coloured head. Aroma is dark choc, roast, jammy fruits, dried plum. Flavour is composed of milky roasted grains. Some lactose sugars, burnt milk. Palate is semi sweet. Slightly creamy. Lingering burnt toffee. Gassy.
Sunday, December 13, 2015

mR_fr0g
Triple Rock Dragons Milk Brown Ale 3.5
On tap at the brewery. Amber / copper coloured pour with a lasting creamy head. Aroma is nice fruity hops, lemon rind with tropical fruit notes., passion fruit. Good bright hop on the nose. Flavour is composed of nutty toasted grains, pine and orange rind hop, some alcohol, some jammy notes. Palate is medium bodied, semi sweet, moderate carbonation. Decent brown ale.
Sunday, December 13, 2015

mR_fr0g
Triple Rock Proper Lunch 3.6
On tap at the brewery. Clear pale golden coloured pour with a lasting frothy white head. Aroma is fresh spicy zesty citrus rind, nelson sauvin, midget gems, slight honey. Flavour is composed of light grains, tropical lemon citrus hop, zesty lemon. Aggressive relatively clean bitterness. Little but of burnt tarmac Nelson sauvin. OK double IPA.
Sunday, December 13, 2015

joeneugs
Triple Rock Limestone Lager 3.8
On tap at Hogís Apothecary. It pours a clear pale gold with a white head. The aroma is great with floral and fruity notes. Grape and watermelon. Lightly toasted malts. The flavor is the same. Watermelon, white grape and hints of florals and pale malts. Low to medium bitterness. Really good stuff.
Friday, December 11, 2015

joeneugs
Triple Rock Black Grape 3.8
On tap at Hogís Apothecary. It pours a very dark brown color with lots of ruby highlights and an off white head. The aroma is super dank with lots of weed. A little cherry and tropical fruit notes as it warms. Hints of roasted malt. The flavor is nice and bitter with dank and hints of tropical fruit and roast. Dark cherry and ash in the finish. Very complex and drinkable. An awesome hoppy black ale.
Friday, December 11, 2015

mR_fr0g
Triple Rock Black Grape 3.3
Half pour at the good hop. Reddy mahogany brown coloured pout with a small light tan halo of head. Aroma is super jammy fruits, strawberry jam jammy fruut, brown sugars. Flavour is grape drank, jammy fruit, brown malts, nutty, sweet. Palate is medium sweet, highish carbonation semi crisp finish. Bit of an weird one.
Sunday, November 29, 2015

joeneugs
Triple Rock Single Hop Experience Idaho #7 3.5
On tap at the Faction Ales for ALS festival 2015. It pours a golden color with a white head. The aroma is citrus, lemon oil, orange and earth. The flavor is grassy with potent earthy orange and lemon oil. A bit spicy in the finish. Decent stuff.
Friday, September 04, 2015

joeneugs
Triple Rock Nectarine Ballroom 3.8
On tap at the Faction Ales for ALS festival 2015. It pours a clear pale golden yellow color with a white head. The aroma is floral with nectarines, apricot, crackery malt and a light hint of sulfur. The flavor is floral with some weed, nectarine, orange and crackers. It finishes crisp with more citrus and florals. Very nice.
Friday, September 04, 2015

AmEricanbrew
Triple Rock IPAX 2.6
Tap@ Trip Rock. Clear amber with ivory head. †Tropical fruit, citrus aromas. Medium body. †Citrusy, herbal, green hop, sweet pale malt flavors----off a bit.
Sunday, August 23, 2015

AmEricanbrew
Triple Rock Single Hop Experience Leadbelly 3.6
Tap@ Trip. †Clear golden color with ivory head. Spicy, herbal, cracker aromas. Med body. Same spicy, herbal hoppy flavors with a dry bready malt base---good
Sunday, August 23, 2015

AmEricanbrew
Triple Rock Rye Smile 3.5
Tap@TR. Clear amber with ivory head. Herbal, fruity, rye spice aromas. Med body. Spicy, herbal, citrusy hop flavors with tropical fruits, pale maltage----dry finish____ good
Wednesday, August 19, 2015

AmEricanbrew
Triple Rock Greenhorn IPA 3.6
5oz taster@Trip. Clear amber color with ivory head. Tropical fruit, spicy herbal aromas. Med body. Spicy hop, tropical fruit, dry cracker flavors with a drying finsh----good
Wednesday, August 19, 2015

AmEricanbrew
Triple Rock Stonehenge Stout 3.4
Tap@Trip.Black w tan foam. Nice earthy, dark chocolate , roast aromas. Medium body. Sugared up black coffee, roasty, dirt earth flavors----good
Wednesday, August 19, 2015

AmEricanbrew
Triple Rock Single Hop Experience Idaho #7 3.7
Tap@Trip. Clear golden w ivory foam.†Nice citrus, tropics fruit, ganja bud aromas. Citrusy, herbal, tropical fruit flavors--- drying nicely bitter finish__tasty.
Wednesday, August 19, 2015

joeneugs
Triple Rock Peche Blanche 3.2
On tap at the brewery. It pours a hazy yellow color with a white head. The aroma is witbier-like with some coriander, orange, light pepper and soap. The flavor is strong with some peat phenols, pepper and light fruit notes, but really not all that peachy. Creamy body and carbonation with pleasant fruity acidity and mild hop bitterness in the finish. Nice mouthfeel, but the weird smoky phenols throw it off.
Sunday, July 26, 2015

joeneugs
Triple Rock Mr. Tangerine Man 3.4
On tap at the brewery. It pours a pale gold color with a white head. The aroma is pretty bland. Not much going on. Maybe a hint of bread and light citrus. The flavor is citrusy and floral with some bready malt. Strong bitterness. I wasnít getting much tangerine at all except for the minor citrus notes. Tasted more like grapefruit to me.
Sunday, July 26, 2015

joeneugs
Triple Rock Nickel n Dime 3.5
On tap at the brewery. It pours a pale golden color with a white head. The aroma is full with grapefruit and a little orange. Potently hoppy. The flavor is the same with light bready maltiness and floral, piney bitterness. Good, but pretty standard fare.
Sunday, July 26, 2015

SinH4
Triple Rock Peche Blanche 3.3
On tap at the brewery. Very hazy pale yellow color with small white head. Saison-typical dough, some fresh funk, spices, some light peaches. Dry and a bit peppery, more dough, slightly fizzy, but quite the alcoholic touch in the end. A rather heavy Saison.
Tuesday, July 14, 2015

SinH4
Triple Rock Single Hop Experience Citra Vermont 3.6
On tap at Triple Rock Ales, Berkeley. Aroma of citra hops, peach, a bit estery, piney. Nice dry body, some sweetness. Soft carbonation. Oily mouthfeel. Classic West Coast IPA, but it sorta blends together with many others of these IPAs.
Tuesday, July 14, 2015

TylerGreenDC
Triple Rock Bug Juice 3.4
Draft. Little aroma or lace. Bright flavors of lemon, green tea and a bit of pepper, with the faintest of chocolate malts on the finish. SIPA-like. Grades low because of aroma, appearance.
Monday, June 22, 2015

bhensonb
Triple Rock Gimme Galaxy 3.8
Tap at the brew pub. Pours light amber with an off-white head. Aroma is mostly peach. Med body. Flavor is suggestive of peach, then caramel, slightly roasty, and then mild dankness. Compared to some hop monsters, itís mild. Finishes fruity and mildly bitter. Very nice.
Saturday, May 23, 2015

bigericsports
Triple Rock Black Rock Porter 3.8
On tap at Triple Rock poured a clear dark brown with a small lingering tan head. Aromas of roasted malt, coffee and light bitter chocolate. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of cocoa, coffee, roasted malt and light vanilla with a smooth porter and a good potent hop finish.
Thursday, March 19, 2015

monk191
Triple Rock Mister Soldier 3
An ok combination. Smooths out both the mister stout and the tin soldier, but not the tastiest combo. Pours a headless deep, thin amber. Smells of bourbon and a bit of vanilla. Taste is literally like a barleywine and a stout mixed, thin with a harsh aftertaste. Had on tap at the brewery.
Saturday, February 14, 2015

monk191
Triple Rock Mister Stout 3.2
A decent stout, nothing to special though. Pours a deep thick black with a brown head. Smells of cocoa, chocolate, coffee . Taste has coffee, vanilla, and raisin. A bit thin tasting though. Had on tap at Triple Rock.
Saturday, February 14, 2015

monk191
Triple Rock Tin Soldier 3.3
A nice barleywine, hits all the notes, but doesnít have something special. Pours a thin cloudy amber with very little head. Smells of bourbon, berries, cherries, vanilla and caramel. Taste has lots of bourbon and wine notes, kind of overwhelms everything else. Had on tap at the Brewery for SF Beer Week.
Saturday, February 14, 2015

joeneugs
Triple Rock Sugar Spun 3.8
On tap at Triple Rock. It pours a dark brown color with a khaki head. The aroma is dry and toasted with cocoa powder, a little coconut and vanilla. The flavor is really nice and dry yet full bodied with lots of coffee and lighter notes of cocoa and coconut. It finished dry and toasted with more coffee roast. More hints of coconut in the finish. Very good.
Thursday, January 01, 2015

joeneugs
Triple Rock Tinsel Tears 3.7
On tap at Triple Rock. It pours a very deep reddish amber color with a khaki head. The aroma has red fruit with a little hard fruit candy and hints of floral hops. The flavor has some medium floral/menthol hops with a caramel and fruit background. Nice herbal bitter and fruity finish. Robust mouthfeel, but not too sweet. The hop flavor is strong, but the bitterness is low which is nice in a beer like this compared to say, Celebration. High drinkability.
Thursday, January 01, 2015

joeneugs
Triple Rock Festivus MiracALE 3.6
2014 version. The beer board said this one has EKG and Nelson hops. Weird combo, but it worked pretty nicely! It pours a clear pale gold with a small white head. The aroma is citrusy and lightly catty with hints of sauvignon grapes. The flavor is very dry, light bodied with herbal, lemony hops and some light spicy hop bitterness in the finish. Not very bitter as this one focuses more on the hop aroma and flavor. A bit watery on the palate, but nice and dry/hoppy.
Thursday, January 01, 2015

beerguy101
Triple Rock Nod n Smile 4
Tasted on tap at the 14h Bistro Double IPA Festival on 2/8/2014. This Triple IPA pours a medium orange gold color from the tap. Small to medium sized white foamy head. The aroma is citrusy and grapefruity, orange and malty, a touch of sweetness. A medium bodied Imperial IPA. The malts are fruity and sweet, orange and orange peel. The hops are citrusy and grapefruity, floral and herbal. A very hop forward IPA without being over the top. Very well balanced. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is bitter.
Wednesday, December 31, 2014

beerguy101
Triple Rock Keyser Soze 4
Tasted at the Triple Rock Sour and Barrel Aged Fest on 2/10/2013. 2013 version. This Imperial Stout pours a dark black color from the tap. Small to medium sized white foamy head. The aroma is roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, dark fruit and sweet. A medium to full bodied Imperial Stout. The malts are chocolate and coffee, dark fruit and sweet. The hops are earthy. Decent balance. Good carbonation. Nice interplay between the dark fruit and roasty/chocolate malts. Hides the alcohol very well. Mouthfeel is full and round. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.
Wednesday, December 31, 2014

bb
Triple Rock Single Hop Experience Comet 3.4
Draft. Amber beer with a cream head. Light citrus aroma. Summer fruit and light grapefruit flavor. Medium bodied. Summer fruit and light grapefruit lingers. Nice balance.
Wednesday, December 31, 2014

bb
Triple Rock Single Hop Experience Leadbelly 3.3
Draft. Amber beer with a cream head. Lemon and citrus aroma. Lemon and light grapefruit flavor with hay. Medium bodied. Lemon and light grapefruit linger with light hay and light grain.
Wednesday, December 31, 2014

bhensonb
Triple Rock Festivus MiracALE 3.8
Tap at the brewpub. 2014 Festivus MiracAle. Apparently changes a bit each year. EKG and NS for hop. Pours gold with a creamy near-white head. Spice and citrus aroma. Flavor of tropical fruits and citrus. Pale malt. Fresh and tasty.
Monday, December 29, 2014

brokensail
Triple Rock Second Breakfast 2.5
On tap @ Triple Rock. Light-ish brown color with khaki foam. Rather roasty aroma. A lot of cocoa powder and grass. Slightly burnt on the nose, too. Pretty toasty. A little bit of a raisin and plum note to it as well. The flavor has a bunch of burnt nuts and grain. Rather roasty for a brown ale. Lots of coffee and overly bitter chocolate. Pretty acidic as well. Weird fruitiness.
Monday, December 15, 2014

brokensail
Triple Rock Behoovenator 3.2
On tap @ Triple Rock. Clear amber colored beer with a white head. Sort of a chocolate biscuit thing going on. A bit of cola, plenty of caramel, and some toasted grain and bread. Subtle grassy hops. Flavor has a slightly acidic character to it. Sweet caramel and toast dominate for the most part. Fairly heavy on the bread, too. Slight burnt grain note on the back end.
Monday, December 15, 2014

brokensail
Triple Rock Proper Lunch 3.3
On tap @ Triple Rock. Mostly clear orange pour with a white head. A lot of sweet caramel and orange marmalade. A little tropical fruit, I guess. Kind of jammy. Very sweet on the tongue. A ton of marmalade and peaches/peach candy. Mild bitterness of grapefruit and grass. Sort of a tangy pineapple juice finish. Weird beer.
Monday, December 15, 2014

brokensail
Triple Rock Small Frye 3.8
On tap @ Triple Rock. Chill haze on the golden orange pour with white foam. Pretty peachy and melony aroma. A lot of bread and sweet citrus fruits on the nose as well. Somewhat bready. Sort of grassy and piney. Flavor is kind of juicy, actually. A lot of sweet pale malt and melon. Plenty of orange and a touch of grapefruit bitterness. Pretty tame beer.
Monday, December 15, 2014

brokensail
Triple Rock Crystal Wish 3.5
On tap @ Triple Rock. Clear golden pour with a white head. Pretty decent orange and lemon peel on the nose. A nice grapefruit and pine note as well. Some grass, bread, and a slight tropical note. Thereís a mild citric tartness to the flavor. A lot of orange peel and some grapefruit. Decently piney and bitter. At least itís not their usual caramel style pale ale. Decent enough.
Monday, December 15, 2014

joeneugs
Triple Rock Behoovenator 3.8
On tap at the brewery. It pours a reddish brown color with a creamy, dense eggshell colored head. The aroma has red fruit, plum, raisin, light malt syrup and fruity hops. The flavor is super malty. Fruity plum dominates with some light florals. A very nice Bock.
Friday, December 12, 2014

joeneugs
Triple Rock Proper Lunch 3.8
On tap at the brewery. it pours a golden orange color with an off white head. The aroma has big mango, melon and peach flesh. The flavor is more mango, orange, peach and light florals in the finish. This is a new school IPA from a very old school brewery. Nice.
Friday, December 12, 2014

joeneugs
Triple Rock Crystal Wish 3.6
On tap at the brewery. It pours a pale gold color with a white head. The aroma is floral and orangy with light melon and fruit candy. The flavor is dry and hoppy with some floral and menthol bitterness, orange candy and hints of honey on the palate, but very dry. A pleasant drinker.
Friday, December 12, 2014

jackfrost9p
Triple Rock Black Rock Porter 3.5
Enjoyable no doubt. Nice and smooth but maybe lacking some flavor. Would get it again.
Sunday, December 07, 2014

joeneugs
Triple Rock In-Flux Coffee Stout 3.7
On tap at the brewery. It pours black with a light tan head. The aroma is strong with fresh ground coffee and roasted malt. Lightly nutty. The flavor is nice with more coffee roast, char and ash. Light acidity with a creamy mouthfeel. Very well done.
Friday, November 14, 2014