RolkaNation (137) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - AUG 21, 2012
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle poured into tulip. Beautiful color, frothy one-finger head. Very nice looking beer. Aroma is pleasant but a bit underwhelming, simply not that powerful. What’s there though are notes of candi sugar, Belgian yeast & spice, and American sprucey hops. Taste, however, shines in a big way. A bitter blast of caramel malt and earthy hops starts things out before a nice middle of tripel qualities (candied fruit, spice, yeast) before the IPA characteristics roar back with a vengeance of hops and an intense sticky, bitter finish. Warming throughout and just a touch of astringency late. This baby burns though going down, but in a good way! Average aroma, wonderful, complex flavor that falls just shy of perfect. Interesting brew!
sir__v (289) - Lille, FRANCE - MAY 17, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Color: nice amber orange beer with medium carbonization and medium white foam. Smell: malt, caramel, hops. Taste: strong hops taste with high malt presence, bread. Aftertaste: wet bitterness and hops.
Zita (3487) - Assentoft, DENMARK - MAY 12, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
nice sweet fruit hoppy aroma,orange, hazy, white foam, light sweetness, medium bitterness, medium body, creamy, soft carbonation, nice soft hoppy finish.
Strykzone (3813) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - MAY 8, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled at esbls tasting. Very haxy dingy gold. A blotchy off white head. Lots of aromas. Complex fruity and sweet. First sip is big and in the fave strong. It is a harsh sipper. There is nothing shy about this beer. A little toobig for mebut good.
drjay44 (2128) - Salida, Colorado, USA - MAY 7, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
651 ml. bottle. Pours a thick, well retained, white head, with extensive lacing, over a hazy, orange, gold (SRM 7) body.....nose is pine, resin, light fruits including peach, mango, hints of funk......taste is slight sweet fruits including peach, auras of orange peel,with hints of honey, teensy hints of barnyard, but dominated by the pine, resin of the hops....mouth feel light of medium, slightly stick, alcohol warmth present, carbonation adds acid tingle. The hop back bone dominates this beer. Both the malts and yeast contributions take a back seat. This beer is hard to place in the pantheon of styles. It is neither a D/IIPA nor a Tripel, but is an interesting in between. BJCP 7/3/14/4/7
TaktikMTL (4799) - Montréal-Nord, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 7, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bouteille de 22 oz partagée lors d’une dégustation Ratebeer Montréal. Arôme: Légère odeur d’agrumes avec une pointe fruitée. Apparence: La couleur est blonde-orangée légèrement voilée. Présence d’un mince col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Léger goût d’orange et de miel. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement onctueuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Présence d’agrumes en arrière goût. (Rating #4735)
Tmoney99 (8779) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 7, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by Dr Silverworm. Poured clear copper color with an average frothy white head that was mostly lasting with fair lacing. Moderate to heavy sweet fruit, yeast and alcohol aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy complex bittersweet flavor with a medium to heavy bittersweet finish of moderate to long duration. My expectations where exceeded.
jazz88 (2466) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAY 3, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. A cloudy yellow orange color with a white head. A strong citrus and orange peal aroma with a big hop finish. A nice citrus aroma that hides the alcohol well. Smooth with a bitter finish.
oc4111 (106) - USA - MAY 3, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a cloudy golden color with a bit if a foamy head after an aggresr pour. The aroma has that sweet candied fruit and Belgian yeast at the forefront with a slight hint of piney hops in the background. Tast has both styles co-mingling with the Belgian tripel at the front and finishing with the slightly piney astringent finish.
bb (5888) - Alamo, California, USA - MAY 2, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Amber beer with a cream head. Grapefruit and pine aroma. Grapefruit and summer fruit flavor with light sweet malt. Merdium bodied. Good bitterness. Summer fruit and light sweet malt linger with light yeast.
crossovert (4560) - Wisconsin, USA - MAY 2, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Really sweet one. I feel tripels can have an orange character w/o orange, this jsut taste sweet and orange juicy, no bitterness.