oberabcbbsok (691) - Hoboken, BELGIUM - APR 24, 2008
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
On draft at festival at Waregem. A very nice and tastefull beer with a good bitterness and alcohol touch. One of the best beers tasted over there
Jerre (3235) - Waregem, BELGIUM - MAR 27, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap last saturday @ Waregem 22 march.
Hazy blond color, with a white creamy head. Aroma hops, hops, yeast.
Taste is sweet, full of hops, good bitterness. Alcholic warm mouthfeel
and bitter aftertaste.
BartC (727) - Lichtaart, BELGIUM - MAR 26, 2008
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On draft at the meeting room of the Van Steenberge brewery during the Zythos Forum Gathering 2008. To bad I didnít have my notebook with me. This is what I remember: hazy blond beer with a nice creamy and lasting white head. Medium carbonation. With approximately 90 EBU (according the brewer) hops are obviously dominating aroma and flavor but not to one-dimensional. Medium bodied. The bitter aftertaste lasted for over an hour.
joshwilfong (1200) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - MAR 14, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
straw colored with large white head, flavor is of burnt rock candy with a dry aftertaste, pretty weak
Miver (609) - Silver Spring, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 25, 2008
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Sharp Edge, Creekhouse. Poured hazy gold in color with a medium sized lingering head with nice lacing. Aroma of hops is very prevalent. Smells like the cross between a very hoppy pilsner and a Belgian triple. Taste is very unique. Hops come in strong, but it also has a bit of a farmhouse yeast flavor to it. It comes across a little sweet, but the hops balance it nicely. It was certainly in a league of its own and I canít say I have ever had a style like it. Not too bad however.
f351c4v (411) - Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 30, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a cloudy golden color with a lasting white head. Sweet aroma, yeasty, some piney hops. Average bodied, initial tripel sweetness, dry/yeasty mouthfeel, but an interesting bitter, chalky finish. A nice stab at a new style...
hiddenvariable (209) - pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 29, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
draught at the sharp edge beer emporium. pours a hazy straw color with a thin white head. strange vegetable piney hop scent that was backed up by a bready malt and some yeast. floral citrus hop flavor with some more bready malt and a bit of pine hops bringing up the rear. hoppy like an ipa but yeasty like a triple, except without the tasty fruity esters. sweet and bitter finish that is fairly well balanced and probably the best part of the beer. medium body with a lot of carbonation, and a resinous but creamy mouthfeel. tried to be a belgian/ipa cross, but kind of failed at the belgian part. certainly not horrible, but i donít think iíll seek it out again.
douglas88 (8462) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 22, 2007
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAY 22, 2008 On tap at the Sharper Edge Bistro. Made in Belgium by Van Steenberge for the Sharper Edge. Itís a kind of attempt to mix a IPA with a Belgian strong ale. Overall, it tasted too much like an IPA, the hops dominated. Also present were some spices, fruit, and a mildly sweet malt. Decent, I canít complain. The Sharper Edge just kicks ass period.
LinusStick (3252) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 12, 2007
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
I chose this beer for my magical 1000 due to the fact that a local place where I discovered craft beer is the only place I can get it. Got this on draft with dinner and it was pretty good. Aroma was decent. A bit of hops with some light fruit in there. Pour was beautiful. A hazy orange with a huge 4 finger white head that laced most of the glass. I was expecting a triple IPA and then realized they meant a tripel (as in Belgian tripel) IPA. Tasted like a slightly hopped tripel. Hides alchol beautifully. Light carbonation with a somewhat hoppy bite in the aftertaste. Not on point, but Iím glad that this was 1000.
Nate (4200) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 21, 2007
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draught at Creekhouse. Tripel IPA, 9.5abv. Beany nose, sweet malt, mild sugar, light tang. Malt aroma like a mild German pils, but hoppier. A cat food smell. Thereís a fruity component, too. Dark golden amber clear, with white thin lacing head. Light bodied with smooth carbonation. Starts with a bit of sweetness, like an unhopped pilsener. Light alcohol. Finishes with fairly good amount of hoppy dry bitterness. Tastes donít quite meld; mediocre.