Ernesto987 (4625) - Arizona, USA - MAR 29, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tastes like a strong blue moon, big Belgian flavors, decent. Pretty good stuff
unclemike (2549) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - MAR 28, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
a bit hazy, yellow orange appearance with a small white head. Spicy, wheat/cereal malty, vanilla, very spicy yeasty, light banana aroma. Juicy banana/lemon, prickly spicy yeasty, thick citrus peel, coriander, chewy bready, big sweet wheat malty flavor.
daknole (10281) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 27, 2013
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cloudy orangish pour, white head. Tripel or imperial blue moon? I really felt as if I was drinking a jacked up blue moon. It looked a lot the same and tasted a lot the same. Dont get me wrong, it was better than a blue moon, but not by tons.
EithCubes (5242) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 26, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Nose heavy on orange peel with some coriander, there’s bright citric malt and classic peppery and floral Belgian tripel yeast. Hazy bright yellow sun body with a clingy bright white head. Taste is lightly bitter, slightly more sweet, a little too heavy on the coriander with beautiful slow-build warmth in the back of the throat after the lemon and heavy orange peel have started to pass. Yeast character is nice here, really clean but with pleasant pepper and floral notes. Full body, alcohol seems more like 6.5-7% than 8.3% bv, and I can see myself buying this often in the future; something of a straightened, Americanized tripel (and that doesn’t mean heavy hopping), but a delicious one!
GSH1976 (227) - Delaware, USA - MAR 25, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
I just had a New Belgium Trippel before this so this should be interesting. Orabelle pours a hazy, light orange color with very little head. Aroma is not impressive and the typical Belgian notes are lacking. There are faint hints of yeast, coriander and maybe some lemon but overall everything is very bland. Taste follows the nose but there is a sort of chemical taste and this is not what I would expect in a tripel. It tastes more like a high abv hefeweizen. The body is medium and the slightly bitter aftertaste does not linger long. The New Belgium Trippel was a better beer in my opinion but I hate saying anything negative about Great Divide because they put out some top notch beers (The Hercules DIPA is excellent).
jrodooo5 (1246) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - MAR 25, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
The aroma is a little faint with some spice coming through. The pour is a cloudy gold with a thin white head that leaves some lacing. The flavor is slightly subtle as well for a triple. It’s very smooth and easy drinking at 8.3% but there just isn’t that awesome explosion in taste. It’s a solid beer but just not one of the better triples that I’ve had.
jsquire (3743) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - MAR 25, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Yellow color with a fizzy white head. Orangey nose with some coriander spice and yeast. Traditional tripel flavors of bitter orange peel, coriander, spice and yeasty bread dough. Tingly on the tongue with a strong alcohol sense to it. Very nice tripel.
thegreenrooster (3537) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - MAR 20, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pour is a cloudy orange with a white head. Aroma is sweet and fruity with a little Belgain yeast. Flavor is about the same fruity and sweet candi sugar to start with some Belgian yeasty esters left after the swallow. This was decent but a little too much sweetness.
SudsMcDuff (6850) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAR 19, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap @ Nobi with Phil the Thrill .. . pours a hazy light gold .. . medium head, lacing .. . no abv detected .. . slick easy mouth .. . simple but quite delicious .. . . grilled pizza!
RABinCO (1399) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - MAR 15, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours cloudy bright hay. Aroma is slightly fruit, a little funky and a lot of sweet. Taste is a pleasant balance of sweet, tart, light cereal, a bit of citrus....dangerously drinkable. More like a hefeweizen than a big belgian.