slimchill (1044) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUN 2, 2008
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Beautiful pour. Huge frothy white head sits atop a completely clear golden body. Nose and flavor are both dominated by caramel and hoppy citrus notes. Thick and smooth palate. Light alcohol in the finish.
Aged one year, the caramel notes fade and the sweetness turns to a more bright fruitiness. Well-worth aging.
RomanW70 (296) - Providence, Rhode Island, USA - MAY 31, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
200th rating. Bottle exploded. Lost 1/3 of beer. Pours cloudy gold with a substantial white head. Bready byeasty aroma with strong notes of citrus and spice. taqste has initial components of grass and citrus, but spicy hops take over and lead to a peppery, bitter finish. Definitely an impressive beer. Wish it didn’t spill over.
muenster (345) - Sevierville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 28, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours hazy yellow with a medium sized white head. Aroma is quite hoppy, mostly flowery and peppery, with lots of sweet spicy notes as well. Flavor is quite hoppy as well. The hops definitely dominate over the tripel qualities, which are present, especially in the dry finish. The 9% is completely hidden.
OFlan (14) - USA - MAY 28, 2008
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Wonderful beer. The flavor is that of a nice, tangy belgian abbey type fruitiness that is blended with a massive amount of noble and american hops. This provides a very floral beer, with a full yeast presence and a nice bitterness and tang to it as well. Very complex, very unique.
The one thing absolutely blew me away with this beer was the creamy head. This head was like pure whip cream. WHen you took a sip and shaped to your mouth. When the beer was gone, the head was still a lovely puff of creaminess at the bottom of the glass. Delicious and adds a great texture to the beer overall.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - MAY 28, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy orange yellow body with a big head. Aroma is hoppy citrus, banana, coconut. Starts sweet but then is dominated by hoppiness and a big etoh bite at the end. overly hoppy, i dont see the hype here.
SchwillyWilly (3) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAY 26, 2008 does not count
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Great balance between the hoppy IPA and Belgian trippel flavors. Loved this beer. Very unique.
lemasney (398) - Trenton, New Jersey, USA - MAY 22, 2008
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: FEB 27, 2009 Volume: 25.4 fl oz * ABV: 9% = 220.5 / 60 = 3.67 beers * 150C = 550.5 C est.
RateBeer rating: 98
Style; Glass: Abbey Tripel; Trappist
Purchased at: Canal’s Lawrenceville, NJ
Aroma: fruity, musky, humid, wet. Nice mix. Faint aroma, but delicious.
Visuals: pale golden hazy, immense white long lasting head. Carbonation is a bit overactive, but calms down after some time.
Taste: delicious, rich, hoppy, layered, nicely balanced, slight burn of alcohol. Banana, cloves, pineapple, very hoppy.
Palate: back of tongue, top back, roof. finish is long, dark, deep, and fruity. This marriage of california style hops and Belgian style fruit is an instant classic for me.
Overall Impressions: Banana, cherry, lemon, orange, hops, bitterness. One of my all time favorites.
grandridge (224) - Port Clinton, Ohio, USA - MAY 22, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a cloudy gold with a head that won’t quit. Aroma is yeast and hops, spice, and sweetness. Flavor is yeast, nice bitter hops, malt with some fruit (citrus). Very good brew
JohnQPublic (387) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - MAY 21, 2008
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JUL 7, 2008 Bottle in chalice. Pours hazy gold with a magnificent creamy, pillowy, rocky white head. Looks more like the head on a cappuccino than that of a beer; beautiful, and lasts forever. Aroma is citrus, yeasty, spice. Taste is complex; begins with candy-like sweetness, before moving to spicy yeast and citrus, and finishing with a dry, pronounced hop bitterness that lingers on the palate. Mouthfeel is crisp, well carbonated and with a dry finish. Intriguing and very complex beer, absolute masterpiece.
Angeloregon (2055) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 20, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Pix Patisserie in Portland, Oregon--Poured a light hazy amber body with a big fluffy white head. Hoppy, fruity, yeasty hopped nose. Tropical, complex, spicy piquancy quite unique to this brew.