Nisse666 (6164) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 27, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thx to rlgk cons 2011-09-24 Göteborg
AP: clear honey, yellowish frothy head - 2 cm high
AR: apricote, pine, grape fruit, butter
F: carmel, butter, apricot, grape fruit, pine, high bitterness, tropical fruits
Jow (3382) - New York, USA - SEP 26, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle for sunday funday. pours orange with nice head. tastes of pine, hops, grapefruits, oranges, belgian yeast, cloves, and some malt. a tad oily and creamy, and some booze. a different kinda beer worth trying
tkrjukoff (4302) - SWEDEN - SEP 25, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Courtesy of rlgk. Pours cloudy amber with a nice off white bubbly head. Aroma is caramel, hoppy, spicy, malty, bready and cloves. Flavor is sweet. fullbodied velvety, pungeant, acidy, hoppy and bitter. Finishes bitter sweet and pungeant.
MadIndian (2729) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 25, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A nice bload bready, and belgian spice aroma. Notes of citrus hop, fruit and bread.
A nice blend for a 9% beer.
ekstedt (6488) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 25, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle (bomber), courtesy of rlgk. Shady deep amber, meduim white head. Fruity, sugary, some floral hops, very little belgian character, if any. Medium bodied, medium carbonation. Semi dry, medium bitterness. Not tripelish by any means, not even if you remove the american hops.
michaelinwa (656) - Bothell, Washington, USA - SEP 24, 2011
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma is mild but definitely Belgian triple and IPA. You know this beer is a blend of Belgian triple and West Coast (i.e., very hop forward) IPA. Both styles are is proportion, so neither dominates, but the beer seems just a little bit "busy" with those two flavors competing. There is a lot happening on the palate with this beer, and it can take some time to get use to it. However, overall it’s a combination that I think works as it is very interesting. The beer is thick on the palate, with plenty of carbonation. Spicy Belgian yeast, oily hop, and alcohol dominate. Finished nice, with just the right amount of bitterness, and the Belgian triple element comes up through the nose. Glad I tried it, but I don’t see a need to come back to it any time soon.
jb43 (1650) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - SEP 21, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(bomber 6/22/11). Cloudy copper color. Medium off white head. Moderate floral/citrus hop aroma, with light fruit esters. Same flavor, with light bitterness and moderate alcohol. Avg duration. Light bitter finish with light alcohol. Slick texture. Moderate carbonation. Fair lacing.
JoePeesie (924) - Long Lake, Illinois, USA - SEP 21, 2011
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a cloudy orange with a nice crisp white head. Nose is of floral and citric hops. I actually would have guessed fresh that this was an IIPA. After a year in the cellar the hops fade a bit and the beer takes on a whole new personality. For the price I suggest grabbing 2 bottles 1 to try fresh and 1 to lay down for a bit.
MattH (772) - California, USA - SEP 17, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sample at the brewery. An innocent looking golden pour leads to an extremely sticky sweet taste. Of the six beers tried this was my least favorite.
CampesinoTino (800) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 15, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber. Pours a solid dark honey golden color with lots of sea foam head and active carbonation. The aroma blends floral hops and tangerine citrus with Belgian yeast. The flavor starts out like a traditional DIPA with some herbal hops, pine and grapefruit. Then it shifts to more of a Trippel with Belgian yeast, cloves, malt and alcohol notes. The body is smooth with lively carbonation and a finish that’s all hops bitterness and cloves. Overall, a unique and flavorful brew that’s a must-try for fans of DIPAs and Trippels.