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.
Stuu666 (6188) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 5, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at a bbq. Pours hazy orange, nose is sweet caramel, spices, light pine, taste is dry, sweet, toffee, spicy.
dmoncki (42) - Barcelona, SPAIN - JUN 24, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Color dorado palido, con espuma blanca densa y persistente. Aroma maltoso, levaduras y algo de citricos. En boca es compleja pasando por dulce, acidez y agradable final a lupulo.
tom10101 (3799) - Quebec, CANADA - JUN 14, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle (22 oz). Best by 09-18-15. Split 2-ways.
Appearance: Hazy-cloudy dark orangey with a medium off-white head, medium retention and good lacing.
Aroma: A lot of fruity hops along belgian yeast, medium spiciness, caramel, floral notes, perfumy presence and soap.
Taste: Rather sweet and super fruity with floral presence, caramel, spices, soap and medium bitterness.
Palate: Medium body. Medium carbonation. Spicy finish. Lingering [rotten] fruits aftertaste. Perfumy. I don’t know if there’s rye in this, but it gives that impression.
Overall: Rather messy mix of a fruity belgian tripel and a sweet Imperial IPA... not much drinkable or enjoyable. The sweetness and the fruitiness are cloying. Bad idea.
gopherfan99 (881) - CROATIA - JUN 13, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle; pours clear orange gold with a beige head; aroma is sweet with tropical fruits and yeast with some hop spice notes and caramel; taste is yeast with some tropical fruits with spices and faint caramel notes; finish has some hop bitterness and is dry with some faint pepper notes; I was not sure what to expect after reading the label but I really liked this one.
jmohno (1238) - Iowa, USA - JUN 11, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a clear golden. Rich frothy creamy head, lots of lace. Strong spicey fruit and pine aroma, clove, citrus, grapefruit, fruit must, subtle complex fruit combo. Buttery caramel malts underneath. Taste is foamy full body, acidic carbonic twang bite, grassy pine, alcohol heat, dry,dry finish lots of grassy pine in finish, grapefruit. Some sweetness. Not bad for a mixed style I don’t go for.
JPDIPSO (5045) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 6, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark golden color with a taller beige head. Nice lace. Dried flowers, light candi, cookie dough, and hints of resin in the aromas. Hints of alcohol hit the nose at it sets and gives it an overly sweet scent. Quite heavy and a bit oily in feel. Nearly too chewy for a tripel, but just noticed the label, mix if imperial pale ale and tripel, so I guess we might be about right. Quite sweet with a light fruit background of raisins and melon. Plenty of hops bring the resin flavors into play. Some pine and light grapefruit as well. Alcohol is well hidden. Finish is lightly fruity and actually has a bit of grain, malt and dried flowers. Linger is of light fruit and dried pale malt. Interesting but not lacks the finesse of a fine tripel and has the heaviness of a strong pale ale. 2/10
YogiBeera (2544) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 24, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice deep golden color with a big frothy head on top. Nice intense hops nose some cilantro too. Intense raw hops taste, super fresh, not unpleasant nor overhyped , flowery. Unbalanced but in a good way.
pivo (2631) - GERMANY - MAY 24, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Huge foamy head. Nice dirty hop smell. Yeasty taste of the bat then a peppery hop end. Thin and dry with a gritty mouth feel. I like this beer BECAUSE of its flaws!
Reimer96 (1491) - Alberta, CANADA - MAY 23, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a hazy orangish amber with a huge frothy head. Spicy Belgian Aroma and North America hops. Taste is a sweet complex malt base,spicy phenolics with North America hops. Great balance... Love this beer!
charule (1556) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 14, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared at Darklord Day. Poured orange yellow with beige head. Aroma pretty funky tart. Light carb med bod. Tastes pretty acidic tart some fruit.