fiulijn (16395) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 2, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUN 14, 2011 2011-06-13, bottle 3 years old, 7-5-9-4-16=41
Hazy copper color; generous compact head. The aroma is mild and harmonious, with malts and light hops. The aging allowed the caramel and toffee to shine, for a very pleasant flavor, with some residual sweetness, while the hop, although well present, is more of a complement to that; the bitterness is quite strong, and there are some hop resins. In the final the alcohol is just warming the tip of the tongue. Well balanced, excellent.
2009-06-12, blind tasting at Papsø’s, 8-4-7-5-16=40
Cloudy deep blond color; medium creamy head. Good hoppy aroma, harsh, fruity (grapefruit, oranges…), sweat. Medium body, some malt and toffee flavor, minimum residual sweetness, strong bitterness, resiny and with citrus fruit peel fruitiness. Strong final. Aggressive IPA, very well hopped. Very good.
shigadeyo (3246) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - JUL 29, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
9/19/2008: Le Freak is copper-colored with a foamy off-white head. The beer is hazy and has a mild amount of visible carbonation. Orange/citrus hops, sugary malt, Belgian fruit, peach, pineapple, and cotton candy are all present in the aroma. The beer tastes floral and citrusy with a high bitterness. There is also soft pineabpple, a spicy Belgian backbone, and a high amount of alcohol that is well-contained. This medium-bodied beer has an average body. It reminds me of a Trippel with a soft edge to it. Overall this beer is pretty good and better than the Belgian IPA from Stone.
1 pt. 6 fl. oz. bottle (Imperial Pale/Belgian-Style Trippel; Alc. by Vol. 9.2%) shared by Tmoney99. Thanks Tom! Rating #370 for this beer.
elihapa (1532) - Honolulu, Hawaii, USA - JUL 29, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
OK, OK, I must confess that I fell in love with Green Flash after taking a whiff of their West Coast IPA. So, a hoppy tripel? I can deal with that. To me, this beer doesn’t disappoint: the big, grapefruity-lemony aroma is there along with some Belgian yeast. The flavors have a hop-sharpness about them, but nicely wed with the more balanced and estery notes of a tripel. Palate is a bit heavier than other more traditional Belgian Tripels, but it goes nicely with the “bigger” flavor. The finish is significantly hoppy, but how can that be a knock for a hophead like me?
DerWeg (1551) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 27, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Coles Draught - VERY grassy hops per the usual IPA, but with added Triple alcohol, bread and fruit character.
sirpsycho (393) - Murrysville, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 23, 2009
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy orange/amber, nice, medium sized off-white head. Aroma is hops, malt and caramel. Malt, hops, some vague, sugary citrus notes and very subtle sour notes in the background. A little too sugary on the finish for my tastes.
williamherbert (1377) - Syracuse, New York, USA - JUL 20, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
In a goblet, clear golden, champagne bubbles. Pure white head that lasts about 4-5 mins. Spicy, funky Belgian tripel aroma with strong perfumey hop. Major (unnecessary, IMHO) alchol burn, which overshadows the woody hops, perfume and bubblegum. Feels creamy, fizzy and acidic; it burrrrns! It’s one big, fiery concoction that was decent enough but overall disappointing.
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 20, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours gold with a nice white head. Smells of residual sugar, some spicy hints and peppery. Tastes perfumy and dry with a decent spicy finish.
shp555 (2024) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 16, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a golden color with a white head. Aroma is spicy, yeasty, and clove. Flavor is malty, yeasty, clove, floral, and a bitter spicy finish.
mesperon (205) - Hillsdale, New Jersey, USA - JUL 13, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sweet aroma with mellow hops. Sweet on the tip of the tongue, develops into a nice hoppy bitterness. Mush more tripel than IPA. Hops are not dominant. Very good tripel.
jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JUL 13, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
apple juice colored. small but stamina-laden white head. hoppy-fruity (pineapple, citrus) some nice yeast balance. well attenuated medium body. crisp refreshing.