Triple Blind Taste Fest (at The Upper Lip)

Monday, February 29th, 2016 | $16

RESULTS

‘Tis the season for Triple IPA’s!

There was one.
Now, there are many.
We have our favorite.
You have yours.

In fashion of recent blind-tasting events around Portland, we decided to determine which one of our six favorites was your favorite.

Because brands, biases and scarcity tend to color our opinions and influence our palates, we’re doing a triple blind taste test that will weigh 5 Oregon 3XIPAs with one from California.

It’s up to you to decide your favorite Triple IPAs by ranking them from 1-6 (most favorable to least). Craft Beer Lover, Bartender, and the person tallying the results will be in the dark as to the tap assignment of the beers. The proprietor of the business will be the enlightened one.

We’ll have three 90 minute sessions for you to assess your sample tray. Seatings will be promptly at 4, 6, and 8PM. Enjoy your beer, rank your beers, and turn in your ballot before leaving.

For this event there will be no refills, bottle sales, or other beers on draft.

We’ll announce the results on our website within 48 hours after the event.

Get your tickets below! Each session is $16

Triple Blind Taste Fest Results

The Lineup:
Sample 1: pFriem Triple IPA
Sample 2: Russian River Pliny The Younger
Sample 3: Ecliptic Hypernova Triple IPA
Sample 4: Culmination Ferret The Younger
Sample 5: Breakside Safe Word
Sample 6: Boneyard Notorious 

The Winners:
1st: Boneyard Notorious
2nd: pFriem Triple IPA
3rd: Breakside Safe Word
4th: Russian River Pliny The Younger
5th: Culmination Ferret The Younger
6th: Ecliptic Hypernova

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Session 1 (39 Ballots)
1st: Boneyard = 167
2nd: pFriem = 164
3rd: Russian River = 136
4th: Breakside = 135
5th: Culmination = 113
6th: Ecliptic = 104

Session 2 (38 Ballots)
1st: pFriem = 161
2nd: Boneyard = 143
3rd: Russian River = 140
4th: Breakside = 133
5th: Culmination = 130
6th: Ecliptic = 91

Session 3 (37 Ballots)
1st: Boneyard = 171
2nd: pFriem = 155
3rd: Breakside = 153
4th: Russian River = 126
5th: Culmination = 105
6th: Ecliptic = 67

Overall (114 Ballots)
1st: Boneyard = 481
2nd: pFriem = 480
3rd: Breakside = 421
4th: Russian River = 402
5th: Culmination = 348
6th: Ecliptic = 262

Each ballot had the following point system:
1st = 6 points
2nd = 5 points
3rd = 4 points
4th = 3 points
5th = 2 points
6th = 1 point