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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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
drowland (6174) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - AUG 13, 2011
On tap. Muted banana and floral aroma that’s a bit disappointing. Sweet banana flavor with graininess and a touch of citrus. Compared to the BA version, I’m disappointed.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
adnielsen (9481) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
maxwelldeux (3812) - Everett, Washington, USA - JUN 5, 2012
This is interesting... the sweetness of the Belgian style contrasts well with the bitterness of the IPA. The sweetness shows up first, then the hoppiness comes through on the back end. Pours golden and cloudy with a large head.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
b3shine (5856) - Indiana, USA - SEP 26, 2013
750 ml bottle to taster (shared by alexsdad06). Looks good for the style; a fairly transparent burnt orange with off-white head that dissipates into lacing. Smells solid; hoppy and spicy with a bit of tartness. Tastes like it smells, but less balanced. Average (at best) on the palate. Alright, but odd.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
jcnielsen (2288) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - DEC 12, 2013
Sampled on tap at Nebraska Brewing Co. Pours a hazy golden color with white head. Belgian yeasty, clove, spicy, citrusy, and hoppy flavors. A little different than the barrel aged version. A little boozy, I like the barrel aged version a lot better.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
biirusaikou (811) - - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
msante79 (2211) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - JAN 13, 2010
On tap at Cresent Moon in Omaha. Pours clear golden with white head. Aromas of citrus, hops, and grain. Flavors of spicey and bitter hops, banana, clove, tropical fruits and citrus. Finishes bitter with a bit of an alcohol burn. The spicyness and banana belgian flavors seem to be fighting with the hops and citrus of an IPA instead of coming together. Tough to get through an entire pint.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
That1Guy (1974) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JoeMcPhee (8622) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 3, 2010
Hazy golden pour with a thick white head. The nose is quite fruity with a bit of soft malt sweetness. A little bit of vanilla comes through with this one. Light berry and a kiss of honey as well. Bitterness light and there is an odd sort of metallic character that I don’t really care for. Sticky and a little bit chewy. A touch of earthiness and an astringent fruitiness on the back. Comes across as quite medicinal.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cbfobes (2349) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - AUG 14, 2011
On tap at GTMW 2011, poursa clear orange with a decent amount of fruit, aroma is of citrus and pine, the flavor is pretty boring actually with some hops coming through, meh.

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