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RATINGS: 326   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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2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
tectactoe (1895) - Michigan, USA - AUG 26, 2013
UPDATED: MAR 27, 2014 Bottle: Thanks, Kevin. Orange like a nectarine. A bruised nectarine. Cloudy and muddled; yellow tinted, soapy and lavish head leaves behind great lace and takes forever to sink. Aroma is peppery... Lots of white pepper. Ashy hops, leafy, some minty bubblegum comes through with clove and fruity esters; must be that Belgian yeast. Taste is is minty, clove, phenolic to the core; Belgian yeast shines here. Chunky, gummy wintergreen with some extra pepper on the back. Ashy hop bitterness. A little too phenolic and a touch medicinal on the back end. Relatively low for the size, though. Medium bodied, not quite syrupy but relatively plentiful. Mid-high carbonation. Hope you like your Belgian ales spicy and minty.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dresden (851) - 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 I’ve tried in this style.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
leebotton (201) - 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 it’s aroma and the bitterness verges toward unpleasant, although doesn’t 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 (14609) - 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" doesn’t 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 (342) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
maekchu (2140) - Hirakata, JAPAN - AUG 24, 2014
Tap at Stub and Herb’s in Minneapolis. Thick fruit blend nose (sharp apple and peach), yeast, some fumes. Thick cloudy honey brown color, hasn’t settled or clarified, good lace though. Strong Belg fruitiness, big yeasty bite. Medium body, with some alc. burn, and small particulate matter on tongue, Tasty, for sure, but sure looks like in needs some time to settle.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
nearbeer (3735) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 21, 2014
650 ml. 10.5% abv. Foggy orange-amber with a lasting film of creamy bubbles. Big nose of peach, orange candy, resin and a touch of woody pith. Taste is peach, peppery orange zest, resin, spicy drying Belgian yeast. Some wooden hops and a touch of booze on the finish. Smooth medium-heavy body is sweet but has a big drying finish and a pleasant, medium carbonation level. Great American-Belgian hybrid that blends the best of both worlds, and a very nice dessert beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jorn69 (948) - Ängelholm, SWEDEN - AUG 17, 2014
@ Beer tasting, Havregatan 15/7-14. Hoppy and fruity with caramely and yeasty notes, sweet, peachy and grapefruity, medium body with an oily texture. The finish is dry and bitter, hoppy and fruity. Nice!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
puboflyons (2151) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 13, 2014
From the 650 ml. bottle. It pours a cloudy medium amber with a big off-white head. The aroma is made up of pine, grass, floral, grapefruit, and toasted bread. No alcohol bite to speak of. The body is full. The taste is also full of the pine and grapefruit hops with less emphasis on the Belgian malts.


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