brewskis (123) - Saint John, Indiana, USA - NOV 23, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JAN 26, 2013 Pours dark, sunset orange color with a two and a half finger off-white, rocky head. Dissipates slowly and leaves a nice creamy lacing. Nice carbonation coming off the glass. Smell is pretty complex. Get some pineapple, grapefruit, maybe a little pine, orange, grapes from the hops. But the dominant smells definitely comes from the trippel: some spiciness, walnuts, carmel, plums, a belgian candy sugar smell, almost some tartness on the nose as well, some breadiness, some oak, almost like a brown sugar smell too. Taste starts with the bitterness and some fruitiness from the imperial ipa qualities, as well as some trippel qualities like the spiciness and the carmel, sweet flavor. Then in the middle, the taste profile takes a complete turn and goes completely trippel: get the carmel, the walnuts or some other type of nuts, some tartness, oak, dark fruit like plums, lots of bready qualities. Very creamy from the belgian malts as well. Then the finish is a nice blend of the belgian qualities and the imperial ipa qualities. The carmel, breadiness, dark fruits, tiny tartness and black pepper spiciness, some funkiness blend great with the grapefruit, pine, and orange that show through from the hops. Pretty dry finish. High medium body with a creamy mouthfeel. I have not had too many belgian ipas (little sumpin wild and stone cali-belgique come to mind) but this one has more belgian qualities than the others. Could be because its old and the hop qualities have diminished. I wish they would post a date on these. Still an extremely solid belgian ipa that I would definitely have again.
MunBro (251) - St. Albert, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 18, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Aroma of wheat and malts. A very successful blend of styles but maybe not for me. All the elements of a great Belgian Trippel, some hop flavors but not a ton. Dark cloudy pour with some head. Would have liked more hops.
SteveWantsABeer (1) - Colorado, USA - JUL 17, 2014 does not count
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 7/20
Itís a Belgian Double IPA for sure (emphasis on double IPA) at 101 IBU. A decent brewing effort, but wonít rush back to it.
commonmac (264) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 16, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz pour at the newly reopened Busters. Orange in color with solid but minimal head. Aroma is mostly sweet with a little hop. Taste follows suit leaning on malty goodness and Belgian yeast. Very nice clean finish with a hint of bitter notes. A really impressive Belgian tripel rendition.
BeerdedDave (251) - - JUL 9, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
cloudy amber color; citrusy hops and Belgian yeast aroma; great, bitter, citrusy hoppy flavor with an underlying Belgian yeast and bready malt; spice notes of a Belgian tripel; dry, bitter finish
stevoj (2007) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUL 2, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tripel or Belgian IPA? Thatís the question. All around wonderfully crafted ale, yeasty and hoppy, pours with a tripelís high fluffy head. Deep hazy gold, light hoppy aroma, taste has stronger hop elements. Dry, chalky finish, mildly sweet.
mstrcrwly (240) - New York, USA - JUN 29, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber poured into a tulip glass..hazy orange pour with fluffy white head..aroma of bread,spices,hops..tripel comes through in the initial taste,followed by the hoppiness of the IPA..another really good offering from one of my favorite breweries.
batneil (265) - - JUN 28, 2014
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Fine beer. Full of flavour, slightly boozy but not too much so. I had this one in a large bottle.
kyzr (1147) - Belgrade, Montana, USA - JUN 24, 2014
3.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Alcohol nose, small white head. Flavor is sweet with a touch of soap. Nice texture, little toast on the finish.
TappanGordo (70) - New York, USA - JUN 15, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
From a bottle to a glass. A hazy golden color on the pour. Aroma is slightly fruity. Very nice flavor. Will have this one again.
generallee08 (602) - New York, USA - JUN 9, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Presentation: It was poured from a brown 1pt. 6oz bottle into a chalice. The label has the abv. listed at 9.2% and there is no freshness date.
Appearance: The body has a light yellow gold color and a cloudy appearance. Its head builds up tall before slowly settling down to small covering which hangs on well and makes for some nice lacing.
Smell: Its aroma has a solid hopy presence with some classic Belgian yeast and sweet malt.
Taste/Palate: Up front on this one are loads of classic Belgian funk, yeast and malts. The hop character slowly builds up and adds big juicy citrus and tropical hop notes. The hops finish this one off with a blend of funk and pine like hops. The palate feels full and well carbonated.
Notes: The hop flavor was big and bold which made for a very interesting beer.