Brewery – Fifty West
Beer – Tripa
Style – Triple IPA
ABV – 11%
IBUs – 420 (hahaha)
There are no subtle tasting notes in this beer, only power chords that shred all taste buds in it’s way, leaving in it’s wake a piny itch to drink more of that dank-ass hop nectar.
This was first released on draft only in 2014, and blew the minds of hopheads all over Cincinnati. Things only got better in 2015 when the brewery put out 12oz bottles of it for their annual Fifty Fest celebration.
It’s a BIG beer. Imperial, Triple, whatever you want to call it, it’s heavy, big and dank like few things you’ll taste around town.
My Thoughts On Fifty West Tripa
In my glass, Tripa is bright orange colored with a thick foamy head on it.
Aromas are pine, resin and a slight kiss of citrus.
The taste brings a lot more sweetness than I was expecting, but it helps to balance out the massive danky hop bite that dominates this brew. If you’re a hophead, this is right up your alley. It’s BIG, bitter, and biting.