This is one big beer. Forget the ABV, which is just a by-product of the passion. James and Josh from the Queen’s Arms, Corton Denham, and I (hence JJJ) have a shared passion for great beers and were lamenting the lack of true IPAs in the UK. So we decided to brew our own version of heaven. Double IPA was just not good enough – we needed a triple IPA.
Triple the gravity, triple the colour, and more than triple the hops. With nearly 700 kg of malt and 14 kg of hops this beer is big in every sense. In fact, it was so big and hoppy that it broke our pump! Deep copper in colour, over the top in aroma and flavour, but somehow still remaining (somewhat) balanced, this beer is not for the faint of heart. If you’re looking for a one-dimensional hop bomb look elsewhere. And don’t get too wrapped up in style pedantics. We’re breaking new ground here. Forget everything you think you know and just enjoy.
JJJ is intensely hoppy, but adds the depth and roundness of flavours often associated with a Barley Wine. We liked it so much that upon racking we decided to make it a permanent part of the range.
2013 – Rate Beer Best Somerset Beer
2011 – Rate Beer Gold Medal
2010 – International Beer Challenge Bronze Medal
2010 – Imbibe Magazine, 3rd Place UK IPA’s
2010 – Gold Medal, Rate Beer
2010 – SIBA National Finalist
2010 – Champion Winter Beer of Britain Finalist
2010 -Festival Runner Up, CAMRA Exeter Winter Ales Festival
2009 – SIBA National Finalist
2009 – Gold Medal, Maltings Beer Festival
2009 – Gold Medal, CAMRA Exeter Winter Ales Festival
2008 – Festival Runner Up, Maltings Beer Festival
2008 – Gold Medal, Maltings Beer Festival