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RATINGS: 367   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54/5   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 24   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
You are holding the inaugural release in a multi-year brewing experiment-to brew a series of beers as diverse as the great state of New Jersey. Our theme is the state-long artery that connects us. Each beer will focus on the unique aspect of an individual exit, whether an ingredient or event. The journey begins at Exit 4- right up the street from the Flying Fish brewery. As one of the first craft brewers to embrace Belgian-style beers, we’ve chosen to start with a Belgian trippel, finished with plenty of American hops. Note the hazy golden hue and the aroma of citrus with hints of banana and clove. Then taste the Belgian malt flavors and a subdued bitterness in the finish. Bottle conditioned, this beer will develop as it ages. Enjoy.

Malts: Malto Franco-Belge Pils Malt, Weyerman Acidulated, White Wheat, Demerara Sugar
Hops: Simcoe, Columbus, Palisades, Amarillo
Yeast: Belgian Abbey
Original Gravity: 21.5 Plato

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Devastator (1) - West Valley City, USA - MAR 17, 2013 does not count
This is a great beer. Just going by the taste without to much concern about what the beer has. Its really nice. Not sure why beer drinkers are so anal about beers does it taste great or does it not. It taste great! Bottom line. Thanks

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
DSteensen26613 (2) - - JUL 9, 2015 does not count
This beer is refreshing, not overbearing. Not a heavyweight beer. Nice accompaniment to tapas or artisanal pizza. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
screwbeersnobs (1) - USA - JAN 27, 2010 does not count
What a great beer. Holy cow some pretentious beer shmucks here. i can throw out superfluous terms too. this is a damn good beer. if you like lagers, a good intro into ale styles. Seems like FF used a good deal of Amarillo hops with a kick of citrus, ample seafoam head, big citrus fruits/cardamom on the nose...aint i cool. Hell of a beer. Great offering of an American style tripel- it’s not a traditional Belgian tripel, just an endeavour. That said, this is a truly great American beer, that as a tripel, can most certainly knockout Chouffe’s popular one. I would even take this over a St. Bernardus and other Belgians. To rate this lower than Golden Monkey or Unibroue seems like an awful lot of snobbery. Serious 5’s to Flying Fish for taking a chance and kicking ass- just try this beer and forget the ratings. -a NJ native

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Leftyphive (3) - Nevada, USA - DEC 1, 2012 does not count
Really great beer. Perfect for a sipper after a long day. Will certainly try the others in the flying fish lineup.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
jimcman (4) - USA - JAN 18, 2016 does not count
Excellent trippel with a nice infusion of hops that makes it unique. Nice aroma and mouth feel. Goes down easily so use care.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
IPAsavedMYlife (346) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - AUG 7, 2011
Pours with less head than expected. Some black flakes. Nice bready aroma mixed with a pleasant american hop aroma. Taste is fairly mild, juicy, sweet, slightly bready. Easy drinking Sunday beer. The high abv wasn’t really expected or necessary. Enjoyability 4.5/5

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
obxdude10 (2270) - Pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 22, 2011
This tripel pours a cloudy, dark gold color with a soft, cascading head. The nose is balanced with a creamy note, malt and light hops. The flavors are extremely delicious and well balanced. At first, I taste the malt, then the hops take over. But then I get more malt in the finish. The body is crisp, smooth and drinkable. The alcohol content is very well hidden. I also got a bit of fruit toward the finish. This is definitely one of the best tripels I have tasted so far!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Terp1977 (63) - Frederick, Maryland, USA - SEP 8, 2012
From the bottle. Pours lighter then expected, but looks are deceiving. Hints of banana and citrus, hoppy. Very good. Makes me proud of my Jersey upbringing. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
closey22 (1686) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - JUN 28, 2013
Hazy gold with thigh foamy white head; aroma is hops with hints of sour and sweet yeastiness; Flava Is rich sweet hints of raisin and honeydew with notes of hops and subtle hint of pepper; feels medium and foamy; finishes dryishly sweet with subtle hop bitterness and slight alcohol

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
rman18 (312) - Caldwell, New Jersey, USA - FEB 9, 2011
Very good beer with a fair amount of citrus. There is no alcohol flavor at all. I had this out of the bottle from a six pack.

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