iep (230) - Amsterdam, - SEP 6, 2007
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Looks very promising, with a golden hazy body, large rocky head, and dense lacing. Musky, yet fruity & citric aroma, with yeast, vanilla, but most of all, alot of hops. Excellent integration of bready malt and spicy hops in the taste, exceptionally well-balanced. The finish keeps shifting from dry to sweet to fruity to musky, impressive. Quite alot of CO2, but not too much, it carries the body well. This didn’t dissappoint - luckily, as I had to pay loads of cash for a bottle of this stuff (this brew is meant for export to the USA only, so it’ll be very hard to find / very expensive in Europa). Impressive.
gegwilson (225) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 9, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle in ’t Brugs Beertje, Bruges. Hazy golden ale with a white head. plenty of the yeast flavour you would expect from a Belgian, blanced with lots of hoppy bitterness. Nice and light and refreshing.
jamestulloch (826) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 8, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Keg at The Hanging Bat. Hazy golden body with a thick off-white head. Average carbonation. Excellent lacing. Muted aroma of bread, hay and citrus. Flavour instantly evokes (slightly hazy) beer drinking memories of my honeymoon in Bruges. There are notes of pear, apricot, salty/sweet yeast and earth. Medium body with an oily texture. Soft carbonation. I’d say this leans more towards a Tripel than an Imperial IPA but the result combines the best of the two styles - big hoppy flavours and funky Belgian yeast. I like that it’s dry rather than overly sweet like some US Imperial IPAs. Exceptional balance for a beer that crosses styles.
matstrange (15) - Kent, ENGLAND - DEC 8, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pow! This kicks a punch at 9%. Fantastically hoppy and bursting with flavour, with a smooth finish. Slightly cloudy but hey, nothings perfect!
gmb5127 (176) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 2, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A pretty good beer. Smells a little citrusy, but definitely more like a tripel. Taste is quite interesting, but still pretty tasty.
Jabic (350) - Brigantine, New Jersey, USA - DEC 1, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Ar: Restrained peach and orange - spicy hops, lemon zest - some candied orange.
Ap: Straw gold and clear - medium-large white head with moderate retention - leaves a bit of foam lacing, with some suds.
T: Clean pils malt, fully and grainy - orange and lemon zest - medium-high bitterness - peach and apricot, herbal hops - finish is clean bitterness and orange peel.
P: Medium-light body with very high carbonation - finish is very dry.
O: Clean and bright IPA-tripel hybrid - alcohol and spice are restrained, but still noticeable - very bright and fresh, nice.
kalervo (539) - FINLAND - NOV 30, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Fine, sophisticated and well balanced Belgian ale. Strong and hoppy, still quite easy to drink.
Juni88 (79) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 27, 2013
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
As a admirer of both tripel and IPA beers it was about time to taste this one.
Aroma is a nice mixture of fruits like in a tripel and hops like in an IPA. Very appealing. Appearence: nothing special but the color and foam are nice.
Taste: better than I expected. The fruits remind me of a La Trappe like tripel and the hops are out there, and even though not as much present as in an IPA it fulfills this beer. One of my personal favorites.
fiammanghilla (337) - Genova, ITALY - NOV 25, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottiglia 33cl, comprata da ilbeershop.it e bevuta a casa.
Chiara trasparente con schiuma grossolana persistente.
Piuttosto rotonda, bel corpo, amara e fruttata, note di resina anche.
EdwinLitzau (114) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 24, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bleke goudkleur, dikke laag schuim. Weinig koolzuur. Ruikt hoppig. Smaakt top, een zachte IPA. Topper!
aumax1 (117) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 22, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bouteille de 750 ml de blonde. Arôme de résine cèdre et pamplemousse. En bouche, la complexité du parfum se poursuit. Amertume puissante mais agréable en fin de bouche. Notes subtiles de gomme balloune. Pas pour les débutants !