Threes Brewing has been a staple in New York City since opening up back in 2014. The Brooklyn brewery crafts beers that are approachable and without gimmicks...brews that can be “enjoyed without screaming for your attention”.
And their model has proven successful. They now have four locations - two in Brooklyn, one on Governors Island (near the Statue of Liberty) and one in Huntington, NY - and ship all throughout the state. But fear not! If you’re not in New York, Threes also ships to 20+ states and can be found on Half Time Beverage & Drizly as well.
Today I have their most well-known and sought after beer, Logical Conclusion. This hoppy IPA is their flagship beer and even won the gold medal in the Hazy IPA category at the 2019 New York State Craft Beer Competition. Made with Citra, Mosaic, and Simcoe hops, it’s backed up with a grist profile of pilsner malt, malted wheat, and flaked wheat. Each pint has a 7% ABV and a four-pack costs $17. The can I have was packaged on June 11th and this was written on August 3rd.
Logical Conclusion poured a bright and hazy golden straw color. Only a finger of off-white head built up atop the beer and, quickly, it faded down to a thin ring around the edge of the glass with a few random bubble clouds floating in the center.
It was packed with tropical fruit aromas. Juicy notes of pineapple, peach, orange, and grapefruit were most prevalent with the flaked wheat and malt adding a light cereal quality underneath. The scent gave off a soft and creamy vibe and was very inviting.
My first sip began with a small flash of carbonation that sat directly in the middle of my tongue for a few moments before the hops kicked in and a rush of tropical flavors appeared.
As the smell had indicated, the taste was dominated by tropical fruits. Pineapple led the way with a slight acidity that tingles the whole time it’s around. Following the pineapple were bold and juicy notes of peach, mango, and orange.
Midway through a bit of pithy grapefruit began to creep forward, bringing some dryness and a slightly sticky resin with it.
The malts and flaked wheat were able cut out most of the bitterness while still allowing the hoppy flavors to shine. A light bready flavor popped up occasionally but, for the most part, the grist stayed hidden underneath.
Logical Conclusion finished rather cleanly. There was some dryness and a dash of grapefruit peel bitterness that lingered on for a few moments but, outside of that, it was a very crushable brew.
The smell made me think this was going to be a heavier, creamier brew but I was wrong. While it was soft and pillowy, the beer was super light and crushable!
After trying this beer, I’ve come to the logical conclusion that I need more of it! Threes has a very tasty, very drinkable hazy IPA here. No wonder it won a gold medal and is their flagship beer…
If you can get your hands on it, do it!