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New Belgium The Trip I (Trippel IPA)

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RATINGS: 21   MEAN: 3.62/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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Bringing together what we both do best, New Belgium and Elysian’s brewmasters create a Belgian-inspired India Pale Ale. Hop-forward with a Belgian strong yeast, this Trippel IPA opens with citrus and floral tones from generous hopping, then gives way to soft peachy notes implied by the yeast. What’s this Trip about? An artisinal collaboration, New Belgium and Elysian are brewing limited small batches together. We’ve described this new adventure as The Trip, and each beer we release will fall under this brand. By joining, we have the ability to increase efficiency, encourage creative experimentation, and take a bold step into the future of American craft brewing.


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 11/20
tomciccateri (1009) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - JUN 22, 2012
On draught at Baileys on the Beach - Albuquerque. Aromati. Hpps and mellow Belgian yeast notes. Pours a bright deep gold color with lasting foamy whige head. Big body matched with creamy mouthfeel. Somewhat carbonated. Hoppy flavor balance tempered with mellow maltiness and slight bubblegum hint. Bitterness on equal footing as maltiness. Hops linger into finish. Complex for an IPA but it works for me.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
5000 (6300) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - DEC 19, 2009
Draught @ Brouwers’s Café:   Orangish amber, rather cloudy, large white head, nice lacing, lively carbonation.   Peppery/spicy farmhouse infused hop goodness.   Good mix of hop and belgian farmhouse aspects.   Well balanced, not overly hoppy nor too spicy.   Does have a bit of a strong hoppy finish, but the malty breadiness balances it out.   Up front is the IPA, but the Triple aspect soon follows.   Lingering mealiness after the finish.   Body and mouthfeel are full to moderate.   I enjoyed this one more than I expected.   Good balance it has.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - DEC 17, 2009
On tap this pours soft gold, great clarity with a thin white head. Nose is strong on the citrus hops, very floral pairing off the estery notes. The flavor was a bit to bitter, I was hopping for more of a tripel with american hops, but this used an IPA hop billing leading to a ton of bitterness.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
CheersMate (1312) - Fremont (Seattle), Washington, USA - AUG 12, 2009
Tap at Naked City. Fairly big glass if you ask me. Nice haze orange color. Nice thin head on top. Very good looking beer! Very fruity aroma, with a nice pungent yeast aspect as well. Not much on the hops in terms of aroma. Hops slightly show up as the beer warms, but never to the point of the yeast/fruit aroma. The hops come out more in the flavor as the beer warms, but again the yeast/sugar/fruit flavors dominate. Fairly smooth beer. Glad to have tried this, but I wouldn’t say it is an IPA because the hop profile just doesn’t come out as much as it should, but still a rather delicious beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
snakeoilpete (324) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 11, 2009
On tap at Naked City. Pours cloudy orange with a decent off-white head. Aroma is mostly nutty, dusty funk with some banana/clove buried in there. Citrus and grassy hops show up a little bit in the taste, orangey turning to bitter grapefruit in the finish. Still mostly the yeasty Belgian thing than an IPA.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
raphael (884) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 25, 2009
crazy how it balances, lighter than expected, hops balance the sugars, definite in the mouth

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
boFNjackson (4152) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 18, 2009
Tap @ PIB... Poured cloudy orange with a thick, off-white head. Piney, citrus hop aroma. I thought this one was way better than #2. Very thirst quenching for the hot day at the fest. Well balanced citrus hops and a sweet honey character. A nice finished probably from the yeast.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BuckeyeBoy (2837) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUL 12, 2009
On tap at Taphouse Grill Seattle Pours out a cloudy gold topped with a white head. Aroma was of floral hop incombo with some pine. Tast was more of the hop but some belg yeast and spice. a little odd.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JoeTheYounger (1144) - Lake Arrowhead, California, USA - JUL 7, 2009
4 oz. pour at Seattle International Beer Festival. Golden yellow color with crazy ass 1 inch thick head foaming over the glass. Aroma of fresh piny floral hops. Belgium yeast, sweet candy taste. Not too bitter, dry finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
troopie (2291) - Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon, USA - JUL 6, 2009
Draught. Poured murky orange with a white head. Aroma of cloves and citrus. Citrusy flavour with lots of spice and that funky Belgianness one finds in many Belgian beers. Lasting hop finish.


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