Triple Voodoo Brewery

On Day 4 of my January 2015 Bay Area trip I visited Triple Voodoo Brewery in the trendy, up-and-coming Dogpatch neighborhood. I also visited them on Day 5 because ten beers (even small-ish samplers) were just too much to try in one afternoon. I assumed Triple Voodoo was a new place, but found out they’d been around for about five years as a gypsy brewing outfit until they recently settled down into this slick new space and got their own brewhouse. They also have cool-looking logo tulip glasses for sale.

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Sampler flight at Triple Voodoo — San Francisco, CA

    Rob’s Picks

  • Inception – 8% – Belgian tripel. Caramel, banana/clove, herbal hops. Bit of tannic finish. Light creaminess.
  • Samurai Saison – 6.5% – Dry hopped with Simcoe and Sorachi Ace. Fun tropical fruit hop flavors with pretty solid saison base. Light lemon, spiciness, touch of funk. Great mix.
  • Working Vacation – 6.9% – IPA. Big citrus aroma and flavor. Mainly grapefruit, but some tropical fruit, too. Supposedly some toasty malt but too subtle for me.
  • EF YEA! – 9.5% – Imperial IPA. Big and dank. Piney, tropical, touch of earthy hops, with solid caramel base. Yum!
  • Outlaw’s Gold – 5.5% – Blonde ale. Light malt, some honey. Grassy, herbal hops, with a hint of bitterness on the finish.
  • Ultra Violet – 6.9% – Dubbel. Big malts. Caramel and fruity. Plum, raisin, bit of apple. Light underlying funk. Would go well with a dessert.
    The Rest

  • Phantom Empire – 5% – Grisette. Very light. Dry, fairly crisp, grainy. Light citrus, herbal, and grassy hops, with a hint of honey. Light bitterness on the finish.
  • Stag Hop #4 – 6.4% – Single hop (Motueka) extra pale ale. Floral with some grassiness and tropical fruit. Light underlying breadiness. Bitter floral finish.
  • Breaka’ Dawn – 5.7% – Belgian pale ale. Fairly crisp. Light citrus at the start. Funk, herbal hops, tannic, with a dry finish. Lingering funk.
  • Symmetry Saison – 7% – Smooth, a little spicy. Some citrus, some bubblegum, some herbal hops, bit of funk. Touch of creaminess.

Dogpatch is shaping up to be a good neighborhood for a day of brewery hopping. Triple Voodoo is about two blocks from Magnolia Smokestack and about six blocks from the very new Harmonic Brewing. If you need some exercise, there’s a bouldering gym there, too. What more could you want? Oh yeah, Almanac to open a taproom.

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