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RATINGS: 149   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57   IBU: 87   EST. CALORIES: 279   ABV: 9.3%
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A beautiful golden crossbreed of a Belgian Tripel and a West Coast IPA. Combining the best attributes of each style in a remarkable way, this beer explodes with spiciness, tropical fruit, and an intense citrus bitterness that will leave you begging for more! Hopped with Warrior, Chinook, Centential, and Cascade hops.

2012 North American Beer Awards Bronze Medal Hybrid Style Beer
2011 Los Angeles International Commercial Beer Competition Bronze Medal Belgian Style Strong Specialty Beer
2010 World Beer Cup Bronze Medal American-Belgo Style Ale
2012 Los Angeles International Commercial Beer Competition Silver Medal American-Belgo Style Ale


3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Scouser (261) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 24, 2011
Smells yeasty with some citrus. Pours a hazy gold color with some creamy lacing. Tastes of alcohol, citrus and triple yeast. Not a bad beer

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dfonorow (1600) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 22, 2011
On tap at RnH. Pours dark yellow/brown with a medium sized bubbly white head. Aroma is almost exactly like a trippel - bread, toast, citrus, pine needles. Flavor is nice and bold with notes of oranges, brown sugar, cloves, grass. Medium bodied and good carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
msojka (457) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 12, 2011
Pour is a sightly darker than one would expect. Nose is of citrus and floral hops. Taste is grapefruit, citrus notes, as well as a few floral notes.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
riversideAK (5626) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - MAR 10, 2011
Nice sweet belgian esters up front, citrus and floral hops, bready malts. Pours golden, nice head, nice clarity. Belgian yeast, grapefruit, floral notews, bread. Nice citrus mixed with yeast. Drinkable at this abv. Nice stuff.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bvc (1161) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - MAR 10, 2011
Growler, thanks scrivvv. Thank god, I’m about to go into a diabetic coma after all the sweet beers I just had. Bright darker golden with great egg shell head that leaves some spotty lacing. Concetrated piney resinous hops with light malt backbone and a faint touch of corn flakes. Bubblegummy Belgian yeast esters, ’crackery’ malt, non descript fruit hop flavors that blend into the yeast esters and only really breaks away in the finish with the light bittering.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
after4ever (6265) - Brier, Washington, USA - MAR 10, 2011
Growler. Thanks smoov scrivvvv! Pours a crystal clear dark orange. Big sudsy off white head. Big bold nose: dark sugars, spicy phenols, orange peel. Creamy medium with tight and lively carb. Orange peel, christmas cookie spice, and dark brown sugar on the mid palate. Mild cookieish finish.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Indra (2662) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - FEB 21, 2011
Draft at KCBM Homebrew Competition 2011. Highly appealing aroma of green, leafy hops, citrus, yeast esters, hop florals, grapefruit, pine, honeyish malt sweetness and strong spiciness. Hazy medium orange-amber color with a lasting, foamy head. Flavor is an excellent meeting point between Belgian Strong and Double IPA, with strongly spicy, clovey, bubblegum-like yeast aspects, sweet, pale malts and West Coast-style hops, featuring a nice blend of fruity, fresh, piney hop flavors and generous bitterness throughout. Hefty, resinous and effervescent on the palate, body is quite full. This was incredibly tasty.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
LilBeerDoctor (3505) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 20, 2011
Growler from my local Whole Foods. Pours a cloudy orange with a very small ring of white head. Aroma of tangy citrus, Belgian yeast, candi sugar, tropical fruit. Flavor is very citrusy and fruity on the initial sip (sweet mango!) followed by light hop bitterness, bready malts, and a touch of yeast. Plenty of Belgian character coupled with the citrusy/fruity notes of an IPA. Good stuff! 8/4/8/4/15 [3.9/5]

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jeff789 (1408) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 20, 2011
Pours a hazy golden with a small white head... loads of citrus aroma, big aroma with big notes of belgian yeasts... Flavorful, dominated by belgian yeasts,with notes of citrus hops... Very dry finish... Full bodied, lively, creamy, a little spicy... Hops are very american...

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheEpeeist (3401) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 17, 2011
On tap at the City Tap House. Foggy orange brown with a white head. Nose is yeast, orange peel and candi but not very hoppy. Medium light with a tingle. Taste is grapefruit, bubblegum and grass. Interesting take on a hopped up Belgian.


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