PeterA (340) - - JUL 11, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
I understand while many people thing this is an outstanding beer, it’s an interesting interpretation of a popular style. The nose was clearly the hops of an IPA, but with clear notes from a Belgian yeast strain. The head was big and foamy, the color was a cloudy dark yellow. The flavor combined the hopiness of the IPA with the sweet stickinesses of a Tripel. The bitterness in the finish was too much for me. I like what the brewery is doing with this, but it just didn’t do it for me.
McSherman (91) - North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - FEB 26, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Farbe: gelb bis honigfarben matt-trüb
Schaum: weiß und fest
Geruch: Zitrus-Aromen eines IPA und danach etwas süßes Malz eines belgischen Tripels
Geschmack: Gehaltvoll, malzig, stark, hopfenbitter, etwas süß
sonotono (28) - torino, ITALY - FEB 25, 2015
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Colore giallo torbido, schiuma molto abbondante.
Odore erbaceo, citrico, agrumato, fruttato, molto forte.
Sapore subito amaro, temperato dalla dolcezza del malto, poi ritorno di amaro e finale lungo e amaro, di pompelmo, un po’ aspro.
Ottimo esempio di ibrida Tripel/IPA, ricorda la Troubadour Magma, altrettanto buona.
L’alcool è ben nascosto, risulta facilmente bevibile nonostante i 9 gradi.
Jannick13 (79) - Quebec, CANADA - FEB 20, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours hazy pale blonde with large forthy head. Aroma of belgian yeast and it’s typical light sweetness along with subtle notes of hopiness. Taste is more on the hoppy side with a citrus aspect coming through. Still tasting the belgian tripel yeast thought, which makes this experiemtn really well balanced.
stijnve (4) - - FEB 20, 2015 does not count
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Zeer mooie creatie van chouffe. Combinatie van traditionele Chouffe met extra bittere smaak dankzij de toevoeging van speciale hopsoorten. Desondanks iets te bitter naar mijn smaak.
mambossa (43) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - FEB 16, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sunny gold pour with good head retention, little to no lacing. Heavy carbonation with my bottle. Sharply sweet floral aroma, very bright. Yeasty, fresh floral hop with bright malt. Alcohol well-hidden. Pretty good!!
Peter_L (951) - SWEDEN - FEB 16, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap@Delirium Cafe Taphouse bar. Halmgul grumlig vätska med tunnt skum. Dofter av citrus, gräs, hö och passionsfrukt. Hög beska i smaken men inte åt det fruktiga amerikanska hållet utan mer åt torkat hö. Citrus och passionsfrukt identifieras, också.
Beerathon (1381) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 15, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
My bottled was aged, so the hop profile was greatly sacrificed to father time, but a base flavor was still there and quality at that. Belgian yeasty goodness with sweet malts and boozy.
Cokemonkey11 (72) - - FEB 15, 2015
4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask, 6 Degrees North, Aberdeen. Pours pale amber, translucent. Light carbonation. Smell is beautiful, flower notes, full bodied. Taste is gentle but full. Served too cold.
ChewyBeer (98) - SOUTH AFRICA - FEB 15, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From bottle. Crystal clear gold with fluffy head. Malt forward nose with Hoppy undertones. Medium mouthfeel and carbonation. Light and sparkly on the tongue. Malty flavors with good bitterness. Pretty good version of IPA
Foxbush (1365) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - FEB 14, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Max’s Richmond The Tripel poured a hazy gold color with a thick white foamy head and lacing. This was recommended by the waiter. It was excellent. For someone who has trouble with Belgium ales, this was very nice. This is a well balanced ale with higher hopping providing a muted bitterness. The 9% ABV was hardly noticed. The medium body Tripel had active carbonation. This style has normally not appealed to me. With higher hopping this could be a popular beer style. The finish was clean with some malt sweetness.