csbosox (1223) - Prairie Village, Kansas, USA - APR 21, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: APR 23, 2009 My rating was 95% finished and it was lost. To (briefly) sum it up. This is very nice, toasty malt, fruit, and white pepper in the nose. Tropical, light and citrus fruits in the flavor along with some black pepper and honey. Thick mouthfeel but the bitterness and maybe a touch of alcohol makes for a nice finish. Would purchase again. (~1.014 final gravity)
mgumby10 (1856) - Jupiter, Florida, USA - APR 19, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a bright orange colo, with a medium off white head. Smells of some candy sugar, mixed with a variation of spices and hops. Some dark sweet fruit was noticeable as well. The flavor was pretty spicy, decent little alcohol presence was there also. Got mixtures of swet fruits and hops in the finish. pretty interesting brew. Not overly sweet like some tripels, but with enough hops to give it some balance.
slitcher (266) - Freeport, Illinois, USA - APR 17, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Wow...this is some very unique stuff. Pours a hazy orange with a huge rocky white head. Fruit and hops on the nose. Tatses like an overly-hopped Belgian ale, which isn’t necessarilly a bad thing; just very different. If you like Belgian ales and American IPAs (like I do), you will probably enjoy this unique creation. Recomended.
lordeche (479) - Quincy, Massachusetts, USA - APR 17, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours orange-amber with rocky white head. Interesting fruity notes (peach, pears, apricot) emerge from the melding of belgian yeast and citrus hoppiness. Flavor is a bit disappointing, however. A little boring up front, with some decent bitterness in the finish. Orange peels, belgian yeast, some subtle fruits, and a bit of spice. Not terrible, but not great.
Sregnar35 (972) - Rotterdam, New York, USA - APR 14, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Good stuff. Aroma is very very hoppy. Flavor starts overwhelming hoppy,yum, but finishes yeasty and sweet just enough, really good.
ToddA (21) - California, USA - APR 12, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Not the first time for me to try this beer. Seems like the last time was better as the IPA factor and the Belgian Tripel factor were combating each other versus complementing. Sort of a train wreck but in not the worst sense to the term...
jercraigs (7867) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 11, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
2009-04-10. Lightly hazy orange body, good sized foamy head and lace. (4+) Strange aroma, spices, florals and hops, mild grassy undertones. It is pleasant but a touch bizarre. Flavour is fairly bitter, modest resin, mild alcohol, muted yeasty undertones. The triple shows in the depths but the overtones are all about the hops. (7+) Lingering hops in the finish. Average plus bodied palate. This is pretty nice but I can’t imagine drinking more than a small serving in a sitting as it is a bit odd. Still, rather interesting. Bottle shared by GregClow
Pwn3d (1961) - Manhattan, New York, USA - APR 10, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at rattlenhum with tom. Served in a wine glass. Pours copper and has hop aromatics. I would say this is more on the ipa side then a trip. But damn good and I appreciate the uniqueness. I would say this is great for an ipa and good for a Belgian. I’m looking forward to trying more from this brewery.
beerandIT (300) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - APR 8, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is a fun one. Really falls away from an abbey tripel but who gives a damn? I sure don’t. Of course it has many more hops then most trippels probably legally should. Cloudy but beautiful golden color. Tons of hops in the nose and citrus there as well. After a few sips though I could taste the trippel trying to break through. Medium bodied. I like it though great name for a awesome beer. I recommend you pick up a bottle or two. Hey hit it on style or whatever but just remember what the name of it is and I think you have to forgive any errors in style accuracy.
nickd717 (3509) - San Francisco, California, USA - APR 7, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber from City Beer Store in SF. Pours a fairly clear golden color with a white head and good retention. Decent lacing. Aroma of banana, yeast, and piney hops. Flavor starts like a tripel with sweet malt, yeast, banana, and spice, then progresses into a citrusy hop finish with noticeable alcohol. Great example of a great style hybrid - would maybe like just a little more malty sweetness to balance the aggressive hops. Palate is medium with hoppy stickiness.