blklab2007 (1983) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 17, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 oz bottle poured into a tulip has a copper yellow color and a thin white head that diminished quickly. aroma has spices, light citrus hops, nice floral yeast, candy sugar, over ripe dark fruit, flowery pollens, and dough. mouth feel is light with hefty biting carbonation. flavor is really unique and interesting. there is some upfront bitterness, spices, hefty yeast, and underlying hops that get drowned out a bit. sweetness is just enough to keep the bitters in check, dough, and alcohol. certainly an interesting marriage of styles and flavors
hopdog (9018) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 17, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle. Poured a deeper and hazy golden color with a larger sized white head. Aromas of spices, citrus, floral, fruity, and some grassiness. Tastes of citrus, pine, fruity, spices, bread, and earthy. Alcohol content hidden. Some lacing left on the glass.
Hank1980 (942) - Athens, Georgia, USA - OCT 17, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared at Trapppeze. Pours hazy gold with a big white head. Aroma of citrus, yeast, hops, spice. Pretty interesting. Taste is a liitte sour, with more hop bitterness, and yeast. Overall, this hoppy trippel is a nice smooth drinker. Body is light and carbonated.
GuilTTy (728) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - OCT 16, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Sampled at the Stock Market’s Wasting Craft Beer Tasting in Voorhees, NJ. Hazy orange under a generous and long-lasting off white head. Slightly sour but solidly citrus aroma that is very intriguing. Initially, the sweeter Trippel flavor profile pops out but it soon plays second fiddle to the more aggressive West Coast piney, citrusy, grapefruit hops. Sweetness grabs more attention again in the finish. Smooth texture. Perhaps an odd blend of styles but they play well with one another better than you might expect. Worth a try.
BiddleBrau (948) - Fort Washington, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 15, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cloudy orange/straw color with thin head and a fruity/orange aroma. Citrus and pine hop flavor, fruity but not sweet, the hops are most prominent in this brew but as expected it has a traditional Belgian tripel sweetness. Although the head is thin there is decent carbonation contributing to more intense hop bite.
drfabulous (4049) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - OCT 15, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Absolutely odd pairing of the hoppy, bitter IPA with the sweet Belgian Tripel. I understand people not liking it, but maybe that is why I liked it. It is an experiment that embraces odd drinking.
Beaver (1310) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 15, 2008
2.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
22 oz bottle. Pours a clear light copper with a creamy white head that retains well and laces the glass.
The aroma is interesting and unique - grapefruits and citrus, floral hops, spices and pepper, banana, and sweet sugary malts.
The flavor is sweet gummy malt and melon followed by a big bitter hop finish - floral with some charred tar that lingers in the aftertaste. The mouthfeel is light bodied and watery.
Overall, I didn’t really care for the taste profile of the hops or the balance of gummy sweetness and hops.
TomDecapolis (4500) - Milton, Delaware, USA - OCT 13, 2008
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a mostly translucent amber with a bunch of golden/copper notes and a large foamy/pillowy off white head that left tons of sticky lacing down the glass. Aroma of a handful of fresh American hops, very floral, lightly piney, a bunch of mixed citrus, orange peel, grassy, candy sweetness, bready, Belgian yeast spiciness, touch of pepper and some green apple. Flavor is bready, earthy, toffee, Belgian yeast spiciness, lots of citrus, some pine and grassy hops. Hop flavor is there for sure, bitterness is there but with the Belgian tripel backbone of this one the malt helps it from being overly bitter.
beergod (103) - Austin, Texas, USA - OCT 13, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I had this ale at a recent tasting and was pleasantly surprised! It pours a nice hazy blonde,with an attractive head. Smell is that of fresh baked bread,nice citrus,grassy hops, and these flavors are perfectly married.Taste is present and very floral. Piney,citrus,and herbal are some of the flavors. Nice full body with a great finish. Le Freak is a great ale and I’m yet to meet anything from Green Flash that didn’t move me!
KnutAlbert (6118) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 13, 2008
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A "Belgian IPA", on tap at the Ginger Man, NYC.
Belgian yeasty sour fruitiness, combined with piney hops. Sour cherry, grapefruit. Just great - beer squared!