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RATINGS: 163   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6/5   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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4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Duhast500 (414) - Cumberland, Rhode Island, USA - APR 14, 2014
Poured From the Tap into a pint glass The color is a bright hazy yellow/orange with two fingers of thick foamy white head and some thick lacing left on the glass. The smell is citrus but with a touch of earthy funk aroma. There is some navel orange or tangerine here in the nose along with earthy grass aroma. The taste is tangerine and a touch of banana with a earthy, herbal flavor. The hops here have some bite but it seems less sharp then expected where the fine malt bill shows that this beer has more balanced then I anticipated. At times there is a bitterness that threatens take over and dominate with a spicy flavor that was interesting. The malts makes this beer work as touches of Belgian malt flavor rears itís head keeps things from being one sided. The feel of this beer is medium bodied with a crisp, drinkable feel. The ABV here does give a slight kick but this is a beer that can be sipped and not rushed.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DocLock (9242) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 21, 2016
750 from Whole Foods PM. Pours turbid orange with 2-finger, frothy, off-white head. Nose is floral, with yeasty funk, hops, citrus. Tastes very floral, with perfumy rose petally notes, somewhat sweet, with hops, white pepper, orange marmalade, grapefruit. Smooth and complex flavor, with well hidden alcohol.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ozzy70 (453) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - MAR 17, 2016
Tap at Brix, west Omaha location. Pours bright orange with a white head. Aroma was citrus, fruit and spices. Taste was sweet.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AirForceHops (5665) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 31, 2016
750 ml bottle. Slightly aged. Dark hazy golden color, thin lasting head. Aroma is candy sugar, white grapes, peach and a nice lingering Belgian yeast.

Normally this style is pretty difficult to pull off but this Brewer does a nice job of a hybrid style. The hops are fruit ordinated with the Belgian yeast showing a lasting presence throughout the sip. Floral hop bitterness that ends quickly. Body is medium with the bitterness slightly taking over the yeast. Nice brew

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
argo0 (12818) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 16, 2015
750ml bottle, thanks Immy. Large off-white head atop hazy apple juice body. Aroma is medium sweet, spicy, grapefruit, some white wine, light pear. Taste is moderately sweet, white grape, Belgian yeast spicy, some grapefruit, light pear, peach. Medium body, some acidity, stickiness, effervescence, alcohol very well contained.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SFGiantsRule (3) - Texas, USA - OCT 30, 2015 does not count
Total surprise! Is there a soft IPA? This is it! Subtle fruit, boozy, but very drinkable! Great, well crafted brew!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
baraciisch (2687) - California, USA - SEP 26, 2015
Clear golden orange in color... Aroma of Belgian yeast, citrus hops... Flavor is candi sugar, citrus melded with citrus hops and lingering bitter finish.... Quite good actually ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SudsMcDuff (7660) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - SEP 3, 2015
Draft freebie over at Henry to the J .. Vibrant gold yellow .. Foam was massive .. Belgian yeast and medicinal notes .. Boozy and a bit rough, but it was different .. . . I have a fat head.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
HuskerTan (1426) - Kearney, Nebraska, USA - AUG 27, 2015
UPDATED: SEP 7, 2015 Bottle/Fest. A- Bubblegum. A- Orange color, cloudy liquid, white head. T- Citrus, bubblegum, wheat, slightly bitter. P- Medium body, average texture, average carbonation, yeasty finish. O- Meh, itís certainly like no other tripel Iíve had and thatís not the best thing. Definitly more an IPA to me yet tons of bubblegum like a hefe.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cbfobes (2880) - Quad Cities, Illinois, USA - AUG 9, 2015
On tap at 2015 GTMW, pours a hazy golden orange with a thin head, the aroma has a good amount of hops and citrus mixed in with some belgian yeast and spice at the same time, the flavor has a hoppy front end with a lot of vanilla and fruit and spice at the same time, really interesting.
Earlier Rating: 8/14/2011 Total Score: 3.1
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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
edgallow (3332) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 29, 2015
Draft sampler pours golden with an white head. Aroma of malts, citrus and floral. Taste is caramel, citrus and grain.


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