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RATINGS: 156   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59   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


3.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
adnielsen (10137) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 24, 2012
Tap @ brewpub. Golden appearance with a white head. Upfront fruity esters in the nose with notes of banana, citrus fruits, and apricot. A little boozy, fruit forward, a little piney hoppy flavor. Lots of citrus fruits which is nice but the booze is a little out of control. The barrel aged version has a more mellow alcohol note.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Suttree (5579) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - APR 2, 2012
I didn’t really get much tripel, just a lot of IPA. crisp and citrusy, lightly smokey, and insanely easy to drink. Dry, slightly woody finish. Sampled at the 2012 Eat Nashville Beer Festival.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rustyham (1802) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - APR 1, 2012
Lots of earthy hoppiness, like onion and gardens. Flavor had a great floral Belgian quality that worked well with the stew-like hops. Balanced, beautiful tasting. Sampled at the second annual East Nashville Beerfest.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - MAR 16, 2012
Bottle.
Pours a decent autumn cheddar with a nose of pine and straw. Flavor is attic air and grapefruit aged on cedar wood. Average mouthfeel. Tasty.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
onceblind (5692) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 13, 2012
At Avery’s 2012 Strong Ale Fest. Murky light golden with a thick pillowy head like a Hefeweizen. Light estery aroma like a hefe too, kinda yeasty and biscuity with a touch of bubblegum..but also with this floral/grassy hop aroma. Taste is yeasty biscuit with a dash of wheat and bubblegum, with a hoppy flavor of grassy floral herbal bitterness. Like a hefe/IPA mix.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beernbourbon (1394) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - MAR 11, 2012
On tap. Pour is a great-looking cloudy golden yellow witty a smallish white head. Aroma is banana, fruit, mango hop, grapefruit hop, and faint spice. I did not know what style this was but I was guessing a hopped up wheat ale. That’s what it reminded me of. Also some notes of bubblegum. Very acrid as it warmed though. Make sure to drink it cold to avoid light notes of urine. That being said, I really enjoyed it while it was cold. Potent. One was plenty.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
decaturstevo (5487) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - MAR 2, 2012
Hazed orange pour with creamy white head and lace. Very bready, Belgian yeast, and a light citrus aroma. Sweet malt, yeast, caramel, brown sugar flavors. Light medium bodied with decent carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bmerz (740) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - FEB 27, 2012
Draught at brewery night. Pale with decent head. Nose is quite lemon sour with some funk. Taste is banana and ripe fruit with cardamom. Slick mouthfeel with chalk and a bitter woody linger. Its an incongruous beer but one that is surprisingly good.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
boxofrane (2436) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 31, 2012
Draft. Pours copper with small head. Smells of bread and yeast with some floral notes. Taste is lightly bitter with some hop bite.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rader58 (823) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - JAN 14, 2012
4oz sample at Waldo Pizza. Pours an opaque light honey. Aroma of citrus, grass, pepper, spice, coriander, lemon. Flavor is lemon, apricot, coriander, grass, spice. Good, but not for the price.


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