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RATINGS: 153   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58   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


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3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sparky (2244) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAR 28, 2011
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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
djd07 (5039) - Houston, Texas, USA - APR 16, 2015
On tap at Cottonwood. Pours a cloudy orange with large thick frothy off white head that lasts. The aroma is strong yeast, floral, citrus. Medium mouth with strong citrus, light hop, sugary malt, very good.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
smcolw (567) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 22, 2015
Very thick, rich head, almost like it had nitrogen rather than carbonation. The head settles slowly, leaving a dense dome in the center of the glass. Chunky but spotty lace on the glass. Cloudy liquid with a dirty gold color. Complex aromas of creamy (lactose?) pale malts. Some Belgian yeast nose. Peppery hop, too. Starts with a rich barley flavor. Holding the liquid in my mouth, a subtle carbonation shows up preventing the beer from getting coy. Just prior to the swallow, the alcohol is notable, oily and warming. The swallow and aftertaste is all hop and alcohol. The hop portion is bittering without any strong spiciness. In a word: Complex.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beer187 (10) - - FEB 26, 2015
spiciness, tropical fruit, and an intense citrus bitterness that will leave you begging for more! Hopped with Warrior, Chinook, Centential, and Cascade hops.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cards04 (2100) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JAN 19, 2015
Wow... This is an impressive brewery. Another winner. Pours a clear golden. Dank hop aromas, a touch of bubblegum too. Nice sweet Belgian characteristics with a hop finish. Awesome stuff.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
maekchu (2536) - Hirakata, JAPAN - NOV 9, 2014
Tap at AQ Bevolution 2nd Anniversary event at Yellow Ape Craft, as "Nebraska Hop God IPA". Strong fruity nose, condensed sourish peaches and yeast. Hazy medium amber/orange color with a thick 3-cm head. Medium sweet, Belgian yeast, strong bittering, heavy does of stone fruits, unripe apricots. Thin body, with a pop gun of sour/bitterness in mouthfeel.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KyotoLefty (7134) - Kyoto, JAPAN - NOV 8, 2014
Tap at Yellow Ape. Bright orange, cloudy. Estery nose, stone fruits, oranges, Belgian yeast. Decently dry and fruity flavor, peaches and oranges. Very bitter.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (2726) - Kyoto, JAPAN - NOV 8, 2014
On tap at the AQ event at yellow ape. An opaque deep gold pour with a foamy filmy white head that lingers. The nose is a bit boozy, a bit bretty, bready kind of like a sweet thin cake. Medium to full bodied with a slightly sharp carbonation. The taste is yeasty hop goodness with a good dose of boozy burn. The hops give you earthy tropical fruits - very interesting but a bit too much heat for me. Ah I forgot it was a Belgian yeast beer that explains the Brett like character I detected!

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GG (2332) - NorCal, California, USA - OCT 26, 2014
750ml bottle - Aroma - mango, peppers, vanilla, lemongrass and orange juice...pretty extravagant Appearance - bright golden body, clear with a fluffy 4-finger pearl white head, good lasting power and nice lacing Mouthfeel - prickly, medium bodied, medium-high carbonation Flavor - grassy, green mango flavors, bitter black walnuts, finishes with an herbal bite. Tasty! Overall - extremely overpriced, but super tasty. Knocked down a mark for the sticker price."

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
biirusaikou (950) - - OCT 3, 2014
Quite strange. Does feel like a blend of an average citrus IPA and a Belgian brew with some wheat and peppery yeast character. Doesn’t seem quite balanced, more of an odd Belgian IPA.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ferris (6783) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 23, 2014
Draft - Mellow earthy hops and caramel. Clear gold with a decent white head. Vegative hops, orange, some tropical fruit and booze. Resinous on the finish. Not nearly as good as some of their others with a huge bitter finish.


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