NickV (5) - New Mexico, USA - APR 14, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
A solid attempt and exotic offering in the NB LoF series. The addition of feijoa fruit provides a gooseberry-like tartness. This aspect is complimented nicely by the hibiscus, which reminds me vaguely of herbal tea. If they had embraced the sour nature of these ingredients and gone with a sour fermentation rather than tripel, I feel like the components would have been better married. I would recommend this beer if you are looking for something to drink on a day at the beach, or if you want a well paired, though extremely experimental beer. Kudos for the craziness.
Interesting collaboration, but I feel like each NB offering has a similar malt component which makes them taste more or less the same. Interesting, but not revolutionary or even all that impressive. A little overpriced.
---This rating is likely a compilation of my and my roommates' musings over our latest beer pick up. We are all self-proclaimed beer connoisseurs. All ratings and comments are decided through deliberation, discussion, and (frequently) bloodshed. Let this not be in vain.
skaughty (643) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - MAR 14, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pour is a little thin, with a typical trippicle aroma. When cold, it tastes like a yeasty, boozy blonde. When it warms, the tartness of the fruit takes over. Interesting to let this sit a bit.
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HIGHB4LL (233) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 10, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Krazy Karls. Appearance: finger of white head, amber orange color, cloudy. Aroma: orange, leathery yeast, light apricot . Palate: average carbonation, light body, good lace. Taste: slightly sweet to mild tartness. Overall, like how malts show through yeast, but not amazing still. Unique for style.
IndianaRed (2163) - Boise, Idaho, USA - FEB 13, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On Tap at Whole Foods, Boise. Hazy golden with a small white head. Dry Belgian yeat aroma, with a standard light malt and fruity yeat flavor. rather dry for a Trip but flavorful and pleasant. had a few bel-trips recently and this is in the pack.
Frahmo (203) - Idaho, USA - FEB 13, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Golden Amber pour with a finger of head. Yeasty aroma. Sour overtone with a bitter finish. Meh..
McCheese (4) - Saskatchewan, CANADA - FEB 8, 2014 does not count
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Light orange color, lingering white head. Fruity hibiscus dominates the aroma with dough and toast in the background. Flavor follows the aromas very close; hibiscus and bready malt. The beer has an initial sweetness which thatís quickly subdued by a pleasant tartness. Reminds me of a pino gris. Solid beer.
bluejacket74 (1186) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - FEB 7, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 ounce bottle, best enjoyed by March 2014. Served in a goblet, the beer pours a slightly hazy golden/peach color with about an inch off-white head that stayed around a while. Thereís also a lot of lacing. The brew smells like hibiscus, stone fruit/tropical fruit (which I assume is the Feijoa), bready malt, and some peppery spice. It has a fruity taste thatís hard to describe, but like the aroma it reminds me of a stone fruit and tropical fruit, along with some citrus making it an unusual mix that I wasnít expecting. Itís a bit sweet and tart. I can also taste some bready malt and floral notes (hibiscus). Mouthfeel/body is medium, itís well carbonated and easy to drink. I think itís a good brew overall, I liked it. $8.99 a bomber.
bigtaster (521) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - FEB 1, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Honey color with white head, nose of spices and light fruit, cherries, banana. Light body with good amount of carbonation. Tangy from the start, dry, vinous characteristics, slight fruity sweetness. Balanced and delicious.
CaptBeatty (9) - Ohio, USA - JAN 15, 2014 does not count
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Color of dark honey, poured very clear with a very slight head. Taste starts with a good mild tripel and quickly hits with flavors of mango, maybe papaya. Even that is dwarfed by the sweetness of well, flower oils. They are very sweet, very pronounced, and the hang in the whole mouth well after the swallow. Normally, that would be off putting, but it works for this beer. Aroma is mild but hints at what that sweet finish will be. This is a polarizing beer I think, but good if it is your thing.
firstsip (242) - Michigan, USA - JAN 11, 2014
3.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap. Deep amber/yellow. Heavy foam on pour fades to a thin layer. Odd sort of metallic funk nose (which, I just realized, I seem to get from other Lips of Faith beers). Tastes of yeast, floral (specifically hibiscus), passionfruit. Almost tropical in its qualities.
Petkus331 (141) - Redford, Michigan, USA - JAN 11, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very tropical aroma and flavor, pineapple, floral hibiscus, mango, hints of strawberry and watermelon. Somewhat sour. Very good beer. Nice mouthfeel, fizzy, not syrupy or watery.