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RATINGS: 143   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


3.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
adnielsen (9108) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
msante79 (2210) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
That1Guy (1934) - 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 itís mostly dominated by the tripel fruitiness of banana bread and pears.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JoeMcPhee (8410) - 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 donít 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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cbfobes (2294) - 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.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kermis (5078) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 12, 2013
Sampled at GABF 2013. Pours clear golden with a white head. Aroma of yeast, citrus, fruits and weeds. Flavour is light moderate sweet and moderate bitter. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cavie (3795) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - SEP 5, 2009
Growler courtesy of bu11zeye. Light clear yellow pour. Very frothy head. Smell is lots of hops with tart fruit and sour notes. Taste is fruity sweet at first with tart flavoring to mix. Hoppy feeling on the finish.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rudolf (2341) - Buffalo, New York, USA - SEP 26, 2010
Nose is alcohol, honey, limited hop presence though some spice. Flavor is alcohol (solidly boozy) with some caramel. Hops present themselves more as bitterness than floral.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
crossovert (7410) - Illinois, USA - AUG 14, 2011
It is definitely a Belgian IPA that hinges on the yeasty spice and esters rather than the hops.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
kimjongill (207) - - NOV 12, 2012
On tap. This drinks like an american hopped belgian. I am not a fan. Iíve had better experiments in the Belgian IPA category, Good malt and hop balance, but the flavors and aromas didnít mesh for me.


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