SHIG (4525) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - AUG 24, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to Ibrew2or3: Poured a copper orange with thin off white head. Aroma is sweet malt and hops. Taste is nice rich malt with sharp hops bite.
AxlLives (288) - Maryland, USA - AUG 16, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 mL bottle - pours ruddy, cloudy, red-orange with nice, full, white head, lasting. Big fragrant aromas of candied fruit, citrus, peaches, and good yeast. Creamy plate, with decent orange fruit, numbing bitterness at the finish that fills the mouth. Long finish that continues to change. Very nice and drinkable at high ABV.
zizzybalubba (1785) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - AUG 13, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 mL bottle from Tasty Beverage Co., Raleigh, NC. Dark orange pour with a frothy off-white head. Aroma of Belgian candi sugar and light citrus hops. The sweetness hits the tongue first but then finishes with a healthy amount of pineapple and grapefruit. The booziness lingers long after each sip. Truthfully I am not a huge fan of Belgian-style IPAs for the most part. It was my error that saw this on the shelf as Triple IPA rather than Tripel IPA. However, in this case it was a nice error. Good beer.
adamah (214) - California, USA - JUL 29, 2013
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Aroma of spice and fruit, I got pear and banana as well as a bit of the alcohol. The is a clear amber color with a light quickly dissipating head. The taste is very sweet but followed by some bitterness. There is flavor of sweet mango, and citrus and pine. The beer is medium bodied and little sticky an d flat. The beer is very interesting smells like a Belgian and tastes like an IPA. Unfortunately it is cloyingly sweet and a little too boozy for my tastes.
BOLTZ7555 (3014) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUL 26, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy golden orange pour with a small ivory crown. Citrus, honey, alcohol. That’s pretty much it. Not terribly dynamic or complex. Alcohol crosses the eyes and a bit aggressive. Quick recommendation...don’t light a match! Flash fires are dangerous. Would re-approach this one.
wheresyourball (572) - El Cajon, California, USA - JUL 16, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bomber at a bottle share. Pours cloudy orange with a white head. Nose is spice; flavor follows with earth, fruit, alcohol. Medium bodied. Not great.
hapjydeuce (996) - Carlsbad, California, USA - JUL 12, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottled. Deep gold color and a thick white head. Aroma of clove, pear, banana and some citrus. Belgian yeast noticeable. I can smell the cloying sweetness before I taste it. Yep. Pretty damn sweet. Flavor has notes of mango and bad rum cake. The sweetness is clashing with the hop profile. Not too sure what was intended here. Overall a bit difficult to drink. Props for trying a Belgian IPA but I think the balance needs some work.
48FanInCali (848) - California, USA - JUL 7, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
375ml bottle. Lots of sweet malt in the nose and taste. Full bodied but hop profile is really dialed back. I like my imperial IPAs with a strong malt backbone but this is missing the hops IMO.
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rodenbach99 (4174) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 18, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bouteille de 75cl. Bière de couleur orangée avec une mousse blanche. Au nez cette bière semble plus sucrée que houblonnée, en fait comme le dit le brasseur; il ne fait pas dans la tradition. La bouche est lourde, sucrée, trop sucrée. Elle manque de fraicheur.
jimhilt (2552) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 24, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a three finger cream head that fades slowly leaving some lace. Cloudy amber color. Good carbonation and medium bodied. Light grapefruit nose, flavor is well balanced with caramel and grapefruit hops. High ABV is hidden but this triple IPA is warming. 750ml bottle from Gift Specialists Oceanside, California.