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RATINGS: 154   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6   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


3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
That1Guy (2050) - Greeley, Colorado, USA - APR 10, 2010
CruShed at the Crescent Moon. Lots of banana-y esters on the nose. Flavor is similar. The hops come through a bit in the finish but it’s mostly dominated by the tripel fruitiness of banana bread and pears.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ryanfolty (2050) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - JAN 9, 2012
January 9, 2012 tap at Saucer. Hazy yellow orange pour with some head and lacing. Aroma is hoppy, citrus and fruity. Taste is pretty much spot on with aroma but throw in a little spice to finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
NikkTwist (1962) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 23, 2014
Draft at Moriartys. Clear amber brown with red and gold highlights. Poured in a tulip. Produced a large frothy bright white head that left unusual Styrofoam-looking lace. Sharp taste up front of a strong resin floral drenched in dark caramel. Some dark amber fruits in the background. Sugar cane. Tangerine peels. Pineapple cores. Heart of palm. Pink grapefruit. Barley sugar clear toys. Burnt oranges. Anbesol. Varnish. Autumn leaves. Apricot pits. Sweet, but well balanced with a lot of bitter hoppiness. Feels like a bright sharp Barleywine. Great stuff!

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nickls (1955) - Kingstowne, Virginia, USA - MAY 6, 2012
Tap. Not much head, very hazy vibrant marigold hue. Lots of tripel notes in the aroma with light fruit notes and spice along with vanilla hints. The bitterness does come in but it’s very grassy and almost gin bitter in some respects. Medium to lighter body with ok carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rustyham (1786) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dfonorow (1721) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gkost (1710) - Tampa, Florida, USA - OCT 3, 2009
Pours a deep yellow. Nose is dank hops, sticky pine, and sweet caramel. Flavor is a nice sweet caramel, resiny pine, citrus and bitter hops finish. Very good IPA.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tcane7 (1670) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 7, 2012
On draft at Capones. Pours golden orange. Nose is sweet malt, some spice, honey. Taste is honey, sweet malt, banana, mild tropical fruits with solid hop bitterness ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jcos (1670) - Maryland, USA - JUL 19, 2011
Tried at Savor 2011. Based on my notes, the beer had a nice dark orange appearance and was very well balanced between hop and malt. Wish I could get Nebraska beers around DC.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
JPDurden24 (1650) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - JUN 13, 2012
At FWIBF. Pour is dark yellow gold and clear. Aroma is more on the Belgian side with sweetness, fruitiness and a little hop character, taste has some spice, fruit with some good citrus taste. A tasty blend of Belgian and IPA. I am a big fan of this beer.


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