drtth (9) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 13, 2009 does not count
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
The initial taste is that of spicy citrus hop bitterness followed by some caramel malt sweetness and some almost hidden banana/clove mixture, but it is the spiciness of the hops that dominates here, for now. However as I finish more and more of this bottle the orange becomes a more pronounced flavor.
vtafro (2174) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JUN 8, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. This beer is overpriced. Decent brew but this"tripel" doesnít hit its mark. Wonít have it again.
lemasney (398) - Trenton, New Jersey, USA - JUN 5, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Visually stunning orange body, but less than stellar head dissipates too quickly. Aroma is as expected orange cloves, honey, and banana, and taste is much the same. Very well done version of the style. Very hoppy, mindful of Chouffe Houblon Dobbelen. Delicious. Points off for being a gusher and quick head, but otherwise, fantastic.
Heathen (1444) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUN 4, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
THOUGHTS: Really nice. Perfectly balanced. With all the hops it truly was and American Tripel. If it is a high ABV it hid it well. Not bad even when it got very warm.
TECHNICAL: Bottle. Poured a light sort of orange copper like a brand new penny with really nice carbonation and a small, off-white head that mostly diminished and left fair lacing. The aroma was light to moderate malt, moderate grapefruit hops, lighter resin hops, moderate yeast slight funk, honey, candy sugar and oranges (both fruit and rind). The initial flavor was sweet, acidic and bitter; while the finish was lightly sweet and more bitter with and average to long duration. There was malt, candy sugar, grapefruit and orange hops, yeast, some funk and earthiness. The medium body was dry with very fizzy carbonation and a dry and light astringent finish.
Adam77 (457) - Eastampton, New Jersey, USA - JUN 1, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured gold with a white head. Aroma of spice. Lots of heat. This thing needs to chill for a bit. Some spice character.
mesperon (205) - Hillsdale, New Jersey, USA - MAY 31, 2009
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
hazy amber with fluffy white head with tons of lace. Bright aroma with lots and lots of grapefuit, american hops, and just a bit of bubblegum sweetness. Mouthfeel a little prickly, lots of carbonation. The initial bite on the tongue is a bit much, and covers everything up at first. Very tangy with bitter grapefruit, lots of peppery alcohol. Hops are there, but you really have to look for them. Finish is basicaly absent, the flavor progression never makes it to the back of the tongue. Should have let this one sit for a while longer.
kopher (592) - New York, USA - MAY 31, 2009
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
blurry golden, some white head.
this is basically just a trippel with some extra hops. very nice.
aroma is grassy, green apples and yeast, not much citrus. very dry flavor and texture, also with green apples, a bit of spice, and a long bitter finish.
PhillyHomeBrew (176) - Forest Hills, New York, USA - MAY 21, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Golden color, a little darker than Belgian tripels. The aroma is fairly typical yeasty tripel aroma with a hint of orange peel. That is pretty much all I got, but my nose was stuffed a bit. The falvor is a lot more citrusy than expected, with less of the honey tripel flavors. There is a little bit of the burnt caramel aftertaste, similar to the caramel flavor in Belgians.
JohnC (3000) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - MAY 16, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared by Lt. Dan at The Bruery anniversary party. itís a bit of a subdued triple, not terrible big on the flavors; itís very approachable.
TURDFERGUSON (3760) - Carrboro, North Carolina, USA - MAY 6, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by ucusty. Thanks Dave. This was a pretty tasty american style tripel. Not usually a big fan of this hybrid style, but thought this one was pretty good.