phaleslu (8006) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 18, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at International Tap House-Soulard. Pours a cloudy gold color with a centimeter-thick white head. Aroma of Belgian yeast, banana, clove, hops, sweet malts, peach, and apricot. Flavor of tropical fruits, sweet malts, somewhat oily hops, and candi sugar. Medium-bodied, with a bitter mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Lingering bitterness in the aftertaste. Pretty interesting DIBA/Belgian Strong Ale hybrid.
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - JUN 17, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at SAVOR 2011. Served in a goblet.
Pours a nice golden color with an average-sized white head and some spotty lacing on the way down. The nose brings forward a good amount of citrus and flower hops. It’s also a bit spicy. Tame malt in the background. The flavor offers a good deal of floral hops with citrus as the backup. Good hop flavor and a bit of bitterness in the finish. Medium body and slightly dry. Good beer.
Serving type: on-tap
Reviewed on: 06-09-2011
Beerman6686 (5615) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 3, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This poured a cloudy darker yellow color with a white head. Aroma was some fruity belgian yeasty notes and light bittering hops too. Flavor was sweet and a little fruity, much more of the belgian character comes out than the IPA, more bitter than IPA tasting. Just not a great combo.
LinusStick (3052) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 1, 2011
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Mad Mex Robinson. A decent beer but nothing great. Aroma was melon, spices and hops. Pour was a light gold with no head and few rising bubbles. Taste was OK but the beer seems to be like the IIPA is fighting the Belgian yeast rather than working for it. The melon, cantaloupe and bubble gum flavors are a weird contrast to the heavy grapefruit rind bitterness. Nice carbonation round the beer out. I’m not a big fan of adding Belgian yeast to a different style and this is why
jar72404 (426) - USA - APR 30, 2011
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at champs. Gold with thin white head. Aroma is pineapple. Flavor is pineapple, grapefruit and yeasty funk. Nice beer.
cheap (4753) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 22, 2011
1.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
On tap. Lemon clear yellow. Scum of pond for a head. Mild sweeter artificial aroma. Big bitter blast that is suspiciously lacking of real hops. Comes across like a cheaper american tripple, heheh. Taste is more bitter than hoppy fer sure. Weird, different and unique. Medicine finish. Not impressed but certainly on style for a strong beldgy immatation.
kassner (1460) - Wexford, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 20, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Mad Mex and the better of the two Triple IPA’s on tap by a clear margin. Dark honey color, nice head, also well balanced so that both the hops and the belgian yeast compliment each other, and plenty of content. the alcohol is dangerously not obvious.
FROTHINGSLOSH (5768) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 13, 2011
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: APR 27, 2011 Sampled on draft at Smokin’ Joe’s this beer poured a dark caramel-amber color with a large creamy yellow-white head that lingered and left good lacing. The aroma was very strong sweet fruit cocktail. The flavor was very strong sweet fruit cocktail, sherbert and alcohol. The beer turned a bit dry towards the long finish that had lingering fruit cocktail and table sugar. Thick and full bodied. Boozy, but somehow it worked with this one. Marvelous!
Sparky (2244) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAR 28, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled @RBWG. Pours murky gold with a small white head. The nose is spicy yeast and hops. The taste is light funk, yeast and tart hops. Interesting brew.
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 27, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy orange-yellow, whitish cover. Aroma is fruity, pear, apple, hoppy, sweet. Taste is slightly spicier, still sweet, with fruity esters, pear especially, some apple skin, nice hoppy finish. A bit sweeter than Belgian examples like Houblon Chouffe or Hopsinjoor but still very good.