jeremyjojola (20) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 13, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is very fruity. A surprising sweet taste but not too sweet. Light and crisp. First try: ALE HOUSE in Denver.
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EValP (30) - Colorado, USA - NOV 13, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to Kevin D. for offering me and my pal Jason a splash of this new Triple in a Tulip for my tasting. He said they were proud of it and they should be.
Typical small white head receding to a ring presents this sparkling clear light yellow triple. Heavy hops with phonetic notes of perfume and pear and a clear smell of bubble gum, that eventually fades, fascinate me and lure me to drink. As I tip the glass towards me once again, I get a slight white wine feel with a dry texture hitting my tongue. Initially sweet and moderately bitter, this is a truly great triple Finishes just as it started and leaves an ever-so-slight metallic feel maybe due to the ABV.
Well done guys, although not a true abbey triple due to the lack of malt and yeast tones, this is a good and drinkable Belgian triple.
GarrettB (1412) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 26, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
August 18th, 2012 - Regular visits to Dry Dock remain some of my fondest memories of the Summer of 2011, but the Summer of 2012 put me slightly out of reach of the brewery, tucked away as it is way far away in Aurora. Not wanting to miss out on the very excellent work Dry Dock was doing for itself and for Colorado as a whole, I picked up a bottle of what was new to me Tripel. It’s a pretty beer, clear and bright yellow, with a tenacious yet loose aspen white head that drips down the side of the glass. It emits a powerful and potent smell of pear and overripe, sugary and dark bananas, topped with whipped cream and masticated raspberries. This is clearly rich, and maybe even excessively so. The palate is soft and cottony, and all the poignant aromas in the nose return in the taste, though somewhat restrained, and therefore, absolutely perfect. Each sip generates a sharp flair of flavor, a kind of sensual starburst, which disappears soon afterwards, commanding another to follow shortly. This is a wonderfully, flavor packed beer, and might be up there in the top on or two beers I’ve had from Dry Dock. It’s unfortunate that Ratebeer’s other reviews don’t accord with my experience, but I’m sticking to my notes - this is a rich concoction, and good, intense drinking.
Kevin (2191) - New Mexico, USA - NOV 25, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
tap at the brewery. this is better every time i get a glass.
clear golden honey body with a thick white head. fresh floral sugar nose with some light pear, a touch of passion fruit and a \n earthy yeast aroma that i really like. really sweet flavor, that hides the high abv well. fruitiness is not one sided, the singed yeast and plum notes cover a lot here. drier than expected finish some strawberry and honey linger with a warmth that really gets me going. this is one i expect to rerate for a while. it has gotten better with each week that passes and i hope to have quite a few weeks to see this get better.
Ratman197 (12954) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUL 27, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler poured a clear gold with a lasting ring of off white foam. Aromas of pear, apple, spice, light pineapple and light cookie. Palate was light to medium bodied and smooth with a lightly dry finish. Flavors of pear, apple, spice and light cookie with a smooth sweet finish.
cthomas2390 (228) - Colorado, USA - MAR 20, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear straw pour with little head. Fruity esters on the nose. Light, malty characteristics with a hint of orange but not as much spice as you get in most tripels. A little light on the palate as well.
hopdog (11196) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 14, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the Dry Dock Brewery Tasting Room. Poured a medium golden color with a smaller sized white head. Aromas of fruits (pears), light yeast and lightly spicy. Tastes of fruits (apples) and spices (spicy apples). Medium sweet (not as sweet as most American Tripels - which is a good thing!). Light alcohol finish (but not 9.4%).
BeerandBlues2 (11973) - Escondido, California, USA - JAN 8, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at brewery. Pours clear light yellow with an average white frothy head, somewhat diminishing, fair lacing. Aroma is average malt (bread, straw, meal), average hops (flowers, grass), average yeast (dough, barnyard) with notes of light alcohol, banana, pineapple and vegetable. Medium bodied, oily texture, soft carbonation and bitter finish. Average duration, moderate sweetness, heavy acidity and bitterness.
JasonBMoore (22) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 13, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Elegant in appearance, this luminous light blond beer yields a copious, bubbly head that disappears quickly. The aroma has a wine-like blend of tart apples, pears, and mild yeast. The flavor is a bit suprising: bubblegum wheat notes along with the warmth of alcohol followed by strong vinegarish acidity. The body is wine-like as well: light and very dry. There is a slight lingering fruit flavor on the tongue. Blueberries?
RZahler (47) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 23, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured very golden clear little head no sediment. Aroma was Pleasant, very sweet tasting. Clove, sugar, banana. Decent beer overall.