Category Archives: American Triple IPA

Garage Project Double Pernicious Weed

Brewery: Garage Project
Country: New Zealand
ABV: 10%
Style: American Triple IPA
Other Notes: Double dry-hopped with Nelson Sauvin and Rakau hops

Brewer Description: (from can) A very special edition of a Garage favourite, celebrating ten years of our own wicked and Pernicious Weed. Brewed to be bigger, with double the synergistic dry hop hit of freestyle grown Nelson Sauvin and Rakau hops. More malt, more hops and even more mouth watering bitterness, juicy grapefruit and citrus flavour and ripe passion fruit aroma. Intense? Definitely. Too much? Never.

My rating: 3
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.9
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.7

Intro: A 440ml can, with a best before date of 12th May 2022. Poured into a winebar glass.
Appearance: A very lightly hazy golden orange colour with a one finger white head that had decent retention, while leaving only sparse lacing.
Aroma: Pine, grass, herbal, malty, biscuit, toffee, with some light tropical fruity notes.
Taste: Sweet and bitter, piney, grass, grapefruit, malty, toffee hints, and a citrus pithy finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with moderate to soft carbonation.
Overall: It’s perhaps ever so slightly better than the original Pernicious Weed, but at the same time, it’s a little sweet for my palate.

Heretic Evil3

Brewery: Heretic Brewing Co.
Country: USA
ABV: 11.5
Style: American Triple IPA
Other Notes: McDole, Steele, Zainasheff

Brewer Description: (from can) This is the story of three friends: Tasty McDole, Mitch Steele, and Jamil Zainasheff. Three bold men with hops in their blood and crazy in their hearts. Once a year these three passionate brewers come together to concoct a beer that represents their lifelong bond. A beer that is bold. A beer that is hoppy. A beer to share with your best friends.

My rating: 3
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.87
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.6

Intro: A 1 pint can, canned on 27th January 2020. Poured into a Lost Abbey teku glass.
Appearance: A nice clear golden orange colour with a two finger white head that had excellent retention and left some nice lacing.
Aroma: Sweet malts, grapefruit, dried candied fruit, citrus peel and notes of pine.
Taste: Sweet malts, caramel, candied grapefruit peel, citrus zest, grapefruit, pine, booze and some light bitterness in the background.
Mouthfeel: Medium to full bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: Nice candied aroma, but perhaps slightly too sweet and heavy for me. The bitterness in the background does help a bit though.

Grimm Tetraplex

Brewery: Grimm Artisanal Ales
Country: USA
ABV: 10%
Style: American Triple IPA
Other Notes: Hops – Citra, Falconer’s Flight and Mosaic

Brewer Description: (from website) Tetraplex is the amped up Tesseract! At 10% abv, this triple IPA is deceptively easy drinking with even more hops and flavor than Tesseract. It’s bio-hopped and double dry-hopped with mosaic cryo and is exploding with flavors of pineapple, mango, gummy peach rings, mandarin oranges, and melon.

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.07
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.9

Intro: A 1 pint can, canned on 21st January 2019. Poured into a Lost Abbey teku glass.
Appearance: A hazy golden colour with a two finger white head that had good retention and left lots of nice lacing.
Aroma: Pineapple, mango, tea, mandarin, citrus rind, orange peel, grass and maybe a touch of pine.
Taste: Bittersweet, peach, melon, pineapple, underripe mango, orange rind, slight onion and booze.
Mouthfeel: Medium to full bodied with moderate to low carbonation.
Overall: I’m not a huge Triple IPA fan, but this was one of the better ones I’ve tried. Perhaps on the borderline of being too sweet for me, the balanced bitterness brought it back in line with my palate. Definitely worth a try.

Knee Deep Hop-Trio Triple IPA

Brewery: Knee Deep Brewing Company
Country: USA
ABV: 11.1%
Style: American Triple IPA
Other Notes: 122 IBUs. Hops – Citra, Mosaic and Amarillo

Brewer Description: (from website) Triple IPA brewed and dry hopped with large amounts of Citra, Mosaic and Amarillo hops that delivers exploding tropical fruit and citrus aromas and flavor. Intense hop aromas that are sure to stimulate your olfactory receptors.

My rating: 3
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.61
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.6

Intro: A 22 fl. oz. bomber, bottled on 23rd July 2018. Poured into a Lost Abbey teku glass.
Appearance: A clear copper colour with a slightly less than two finger white head that had great retention and left lots of nice fluffy sticky lacing.
Aroma: Resinous pine, grass, grapefruit, citrus rind, orange juice, light caramel and a touch of booze.
Taste: Pine, resiny, light caramel sweetness, citrusy, grapefruit rind, orange peel, orange juice, booze, a touch of stone fruit, and a moderately bitter finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium to full bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: Not bad at all, but perhaps a bit too boozy. I would have enjoyed it even more if the booze could have been hidden.

Knee Deep Simtra Triple India Pale Ale

Brewery: Knee Deep Brewing Company
Country: USA
ABV: 11.25%
Style: American Triple IPA
Other Notes: 131 IBUs

Brewer Description: (from website) Simtra Triple IPA delivers a punch in the face with its very danky hop aroma derived from Simcoe and Citra hops. You wanted more hops you got them.

My rating: 3
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.86
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.7

Intro: A 22 fl. oz. bomber, bottled on 13th July 2018. Poured into a Lost Abbey teku glass.
Appearance: A clear golden orange colour with an almost three finger white head that had good retention and left lots of nice sticky lacing.
Aroma: Citrusy, grapefruit zest, orange rind, pineapple, dank, pine and a very light floral.
Taste: A mix of light sweet and bitter, dank, pine, citrus rind, grapefruit pith, a touch of alcohol followed by a lasting bitter finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: I’m not a huge fan of Triple IPAs, but this was not bad at all. Nice aromas were complimented with some good flavours, although the booze, which does creep in unsurprisingly, took it down a notch or two for me.