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Triomphe: Belgian IPA 6.5% abv 16 oz large tulip glass This beer is made with a classic Belgian style yeast strain that gives the complexity and slight sweetness you may expect from a Belgian style ale, but then reaches deeper providing a smack-down of American hops. Served in a large Tulip glass to capture the and focus the hop aromas.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Minderbinder (1748) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 27, 2014
Can 473ml. Pours amber with low white head. Some lacing. Aroma is of belgian yeast, fruits, citrus, phenols, sugar, caramel. Taste is of caramel, bitterness, malt, fruits, belgian yeast, earth. Palate: Medium body. Soft-medium carbonation. Overall: Decent. Not really IPAish. Feels more like an amber ale with belgian yeast. Something is missing taste-wise.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
BrownALEx (265) - Portland, Michigan, USA - MAR 10, 2012
16 oz. can pour into my Paulaner stein. A slightly above average Belgian IPA. Had on tap at Duke’s Canoe Club in Portland, MI in July ’11, much better on tap. Maybe having it out of a can turned me off slightly, still getting used to canned crafts.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Radek Kliber (6401) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - JUL 13, 2012
Radekfest 2012 – can 473 ml
Aroma black tea hop character with elements of crystal malt , caramel Belgian notes subdued.
Appearance amber-golden ale with slight haze/ Medium lighter white top.3-
Flavor and Palate : Medium bodied. Bit thinner at walls. Sweet caramel with hop notes on top. Black tea hints. OK.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ccex (921) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 24, 2013
16 oz. can pours a hazy orange with big white head and a little lacing. Nose is that of a Belgian, rather than an American IPA: lots of spices, yeast, and pears. Aroma is the same, heavier on the fruits, spices and floral hops than on the the sweet malts, which are also present. Mouthfeel is sticky, and body is medium, with active carbonation (perhaps too much). A decent, distinctively Belgian-style IPA from a midwest brewer I had not tried before. Good but not great.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Scipio (690) - Palatine, Illinois, USA - APR 1, 2013
Pours a clear amber with a medium white head. Aroma has a very Belgian appeal to it, but it is more subdued than many of that style. It contains yeast, spice, banana, pine, and caramel. The taste has much of those Belgian impressions detected in the nose, being the yeast and spices, while it goes along with pine, caramel, and grapefruit underneath. Dry and bitter with a piney yeast aftertaste. Medium bodied, sticky in texture, with active, fizzy carbonation. I wasn’t so impressed by the blend of different styles here.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
GuamVice (68) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 2, 2013
From Can. Pours Medium Amber with thick foamy white head. Smell a lot of funk and chalkiness, not as much spice or citrus as I expected. Taste is malt/honey forward with some slight musk and a dry bitterness that lingers. Medium bodies with a nice soft layer created on the tongue. I love the Belgian IPA style but I'm still looking for one that is more aggressive on either the IPA or the Belgian side. This one is safe on both fronts. Good news is that it is pretty drinkable. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nuplastikk (4344) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 2, 2013
16oz can. Slightly hazy orange-tan body. Big, foamy off-white head. Kind of has a flowery, sort of phenolic thing going on. Not really that impressive, sort of a let down, I expected more. The yeast is too aggressive, and it has herbal, spicy characteristics that seem out of place for the style, maybe right for a spicy US Saison.

3.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
firstsip (402) - Michigan, USA - NOV 2, 2013
Good. Solid floral hop elements with Belgian yeast. Not as remarkable as Trebuchet, however. A more approachable Belgian for those new to the flavor profiles.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
risher21 (20) - - APR 23, 2014
I do like the initial sweet taste of this beer but it leaves a bitter taste in your mouth towards the end.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
hockeybeerguy (1960) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - JUN 30, 2014
Reviewed from notes. Rcvd in trade. This was poured into a tulip as I thought this was a Belgian IPA. The appearance was a nice looking hazy golden bronzed amber color with a one finger white foamy head that dissipated within less than a minute. There wasn’t much lacing. The smell had some tart to sour notes of grassy/lemon and moves towards some light Belgian spices. The taste combines it all to fit a sour to bitter mouthiness to fulfill a light tart fruitiness all around. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a fairly decent sessionability about it. The carbonation seemed good for a Belgian IPA as there was a pretty decent harshness but not overbearing. Overall, this was not a bad IPA or Belgian IPA, either way I could see myself having this again.


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