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RATINGS: 156   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59   IBU: 87   EST. CALORIES: 279   ABV: 9.3%
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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   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 it’s 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
HuskerTan (983) - Kearney, Nebraska, USA - AUG 27, 2015
Bottle/Fest. A- Citrus, wheat, hoppy, stone fruits. A- Orange color, cloudy liquid, white head. T- Citrus, stone fruits, bitter, pine, caramel, bready, spice. P- Medium body, average texture, average carbonation, yeasty finish. O- Meh, it’s certainly like no other tripel I’ve had and that’s not the best thing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
edgallow (2889) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BVery (8065) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - JUN 7, 2015
Tap at the brewpub. Hazy light golden orange pour with a sticky white head. Citrusy, yeasty, light fruit. Very tasty - cool concept.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
djd07 (6258) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
smcolw (601) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cards04 (2377) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
maekchu (2773) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KyotoLefty (7878) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (3346) - 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!

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