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RATINGS: 51   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 237   ABV: 7.9%
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A perfectly enjoyable classic Belgian Trippel corrupted almost beyond recognition with a completely inappropriate amount of US hops. Only in America can such excessive excesses be fully appreciated, celebrated, and enjoyed...and for now, only at East End Brewing! To make this one a little more cellar-able, and a lot more portable, it’s going into the bottle. Limited run, available in October of 2006 at the brewery and a few select tap spots.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hank1980 (942) - Athens, Georgia, USA - NOV 18, 2008
Awesome looking bottle from Beerman6686. Poured a cloudy gold with a decent head. Nice brew. Aroma of yeast, fruit, spice, hop, mostly like a tripel. Taste is similar to aroma, with a little more hop. Mouth has plenty of carbonation. Finish is mildly bitter. Very solid.

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
cheap (3941) - Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 19, 2008
UPDATED: OCT 20, 2008 Yes, Ok but how ugly? Clean aroma with a unique trippel volatile olfactory. Big flip top bottle and a really cool logo! Cloudy like a darker hefe and it has a tea frot head. Barely any carbonation. Oily initial middle tongue palate. Rude and rather crude. Not many manners like the belgie cousins but certainly lots of hop bitterness. On style; if on style means lots of hops on top of a belgie tripple. That is if, there is a tripple IPA style, heheheh. Overall rather strong and may I say pretty ugly in an American kind of way. Remains medicinally bitter thru the session. Some hints of wet farmy hay in the background. Whisky bitter at times. Get a little dizzy near the end of bottle. This is an ugly ale, what else can be said? Wew, way too much for this lager session lover! However, if you really like hoppy beers or tripels, ignore my numbers and go for it!, I rate on how much I like it, not by style.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
taffurs888 (124) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 17, 2008
2008 Edition of the Ugly American.......Hmmmm smells like a tripel....lets see if it tastes like a tripel a nice warm fuzzy taste of a fruit bowl(sorry nothing specific) with a nice swallowing feel of hops. Man this stuff is good. Scott Smith is a man on a mission.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (4785) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 12, 2008
Sampled from a 1 liter brown bottle this beer poured a murky ochre-amber color with an enormous white head. The aroma was sweet, fruity, sugary and yeasty with a decent undertone of grapefruit and pineapple. The flavor was tangy, butter and lightly fruity with notes of piney and fruity hops. A bit rough in the middle before finishing with a sugary sweet finish. This beer has a lot of nice elements but something did not quite click for me. Only a disappointment because I had been really looking forward to it.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
weeare138 (936) - Collegeville, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 8, 2007
Thanks to jasonm for the trade. Opened up after Kennett during dinner. 1 Liter, swing-top bottle with an illustration resembling the U.S. president. I canít say I appreciate the illustrationís tone considering if the same thing were done in other countries, the artist may have taken a permanent vacation b/c people found it offensive. The irony of freedom. No matter what political party you hold your allegience, itís a matter of respecting the position no matter what...but this is all about the beer. Appears a hazy, light gold with a small white head that lasts. Streaky lacing is left all around the glass. Smell is of sugary citrus, vanilla, cream, poached pears, and yeasty, sweet bread. Taste mimics the aromas with a delicious, citrusy, vanilla, lightly tropical flavor that is backed up by the hops. Seems like a complimentary mix. Mouthfeel is medium-full bodied, well balanced, and smooth going down. Very good beer. I wish I had more.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopdog (8773) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 7, 2007
1 liter bottle. Poured a deeper golden color with a smaller sized off white head. Aromas of spices, fruity (I was getting apples and pears), sugary sweetness, and citrus. Tastes of spices, citrus, fruity, and some sugary sweetness.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TomDecapolis (4427) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - OCT 6, 2007
Pours a hazy golden/orange with a medium creamy lacing white head. Aroma of spices, candi sugar, honey, citrus and malty sweetness. Flavor of spices, citrus, lots of candy sweetness...yet dry. Hop bitterness, pretzels, orange and Belgian spices.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beerman6686 (4170) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 4, 2007
Awesome beer. This is a mix of a Double IPA and a Tripel and I donít think they could have gotten it any better.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JB175 (1665) - Bucks County, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 2, 2007
Bottle from Capones - Lighter golden color with a med-large foamy-white head. Aroma has some orange soda and sugar to it. Flavor starts sweet and sugary with some light citrus and fades into some nice earthy-citrus hop goodness. Well done for the "hoppy Tripel" style, though I prefer the Captain Lawrence and Chouffe versions.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 26, 2007
1 litre swingtop courtesy of lukin013. Pours a hazy gold with a creamy white head. Smells of citrus, some dry malt and some sweet sugar. Tastes of lots of hops that are complimented with a nice dry and strong pilsner malt base. Initially, I didnít detect a whole lot going on in the Belgian side, but as the beer warms, the Belgian yeast compliments the hops very well.This beerís a perfect example of why first impressions are not always the best impression. Very well done!


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