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RATINGS: 330   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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Belgian-style Tripel IPA

intense flavors, reminiscent of candied fruits, mixed with American hops and sweet orange peel to create a unique take on a Belgian-Style ale.

Disclaimer: No muffin tops were harmed in the production of this label.


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4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
TheCrowsNest (76) - Redondo Beach, California, USA - APR 1, 2013
Pours a murky, dark gold; white head with good lacing. Piney and dank hop aromas dominate but Belgian yeast does come through; slightly musty. Sweet, tropical hops mesh with yeast phenolics and a soft, bitter finish. Full bodied, medium carbonation.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
radagast83 (4676) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - SEP 30, 2014
Bottle. Poured a hazy dark golden color with a fluffy white head. Aroma was yeast, light sweet fruits, with some notes of caramel and toffee. Flavor was malts, light spice notes, some candi notes. Alcohol flushes the cheeks and warms the face pretty quickly.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beese (1822) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 29, 2014
Draught at BrewDog Clapham Junction, Battersea on 20 September. Poured a hazy orange, with a dense white head. Aroma of grass, mango, peal, spruce, floral hops and mango. Tinned fruit in the flavour, with some pineapple and biscuit notes. Finish was grain, straw and melon.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
unclemike (2240) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - SEP 28, 2014
hazy orange with a small, filmy white head. orange peel, cinnamon, anise, citrus, peach in nose. juicy texture with a full body. a sweet beer with cinnamon spice, huge doughy yeast notes and sugary light fruits such as peach and mandarin orange

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
slowrunner77 (3635) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 26, 2014
"Agreed this is quite a treat. More different from original Dark Lord than I thought itíd be. Quite sweet, but so damn smooth you just donít care. Not better than the original (trades complexity for a little extra smoothness and a different flavor/aroma) but just as good as a year old bottle, and thatís saying a lot. Brandy influence there, but not overbearing. The vanilla is prominent on top of all the chocolate/coffee/licorice/tar aspects of the original. This tasted like a 15% abv cookie. "

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dresden (861) - Saskatchewan, CANADA - SEP 22, 2014
Hazy dark golden. Sins of Belgian yeast and citrusy hops. Flavour is some sweet Belgian candi sugar, with slightly resinous hops, nicely blended compared to slot of others Iíve tried in this style.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
leebotton (205) - Bristol, Somerset, ENGLAND - SEP 16, 2014
Keg at BrewDog Bristol. Amazing banana toffee aroma with clean light malt. Delivers flavour of crisp light but very bitter toffee with slight bananery notes. Surprisingly light considering itís aroma and the bitterness verges toward unpleasant, although doesnít quite get there as it is strangely complemented by a dryness and zing.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerFanDan17 (998) - Brunswick, Maine, USA - SEP 13, 2014
A fantastic Belgian style IPA. Pours a dark golden with medium hoppy notes. Quite warming, but medium smooth. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
MrFecesious (962) - British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 8, 2014
Bomber. Aroma: slight funky, very ripe fruit, softly rotted citrus rind. Taste: very great sweet/bitter balance. Palate: extremely creamy, sticky, followed by a syrupy stickiness. Lasting dry.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fiulijn (14744) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 5, 2014
Bottle from Brewery Creek, Vancouver
Hazy golden color with large compact head. Some aroma of American/Belgian yeast, lightly fruity, but also with very light vegetables. Good body strength; malt flavor, moderately sweet, with quite some character from the yeast (some fruit, spice, but also vegetable), strong bitterness, and generous hopping (fruity and resiny).
A good beer, but nothing amazing; and "Belgian" doesnít blend well with "Triple IPA".
Nothing to justify the high price tag (therefore, one point less).

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gaultier (350) - SWEDEN - AUG 31, 2014
Beer tasting @ Havregatan. Bottle from Systembolaget. Aroma: Hoppy, orange, citrus/citrus peel, caramel, yeasty notes. Taste: Dito. Body is medium, the finish is dry, bitter, citrusy and hoppy.


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