House IPA for Bottleworks and Brouwer’s Cafe. A lighter bodied IPA to let the hops shine through brightly. Strong tropical fruit and citrus notes, in particular passion fruit and grapefruit, are wrapped up with a crisp refreshing finish.
I went into Reuben’s Brews taproom while on a big brewery crawl around Seattle. I had several more stops planned, but a taster of Triumvirate immediately wrote off those plans. It’s very pale, sensationally bright, almost salaciously bright, in a world where haze is prized. It’s hopped with a triple-header of Citra, Amarillo, and Mosaic to be a mix of tropical fruits, orange, grapefruit, and mango, and there’s a deep, deep, deliciously crisp bitterness, all with a body that’s as lean and dry as a classic Pilsner. The balance was immaculate, the aroma was ambrosia. I drank it again a week later at the Great American Beer Festival and just kept passing them my glass for 1oz (30ml) hits at a time. This is the kind of IPA that I want to be able to drink all the time.
-Mark Dredge, author The New Craft Beer World