malrubius (1511) - Willowick, Ohio, USA - JUL 7, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 ounce bottle from Grain & Vine, Hyannis in Duvel glass. Clear orange with lasting flat head. Orangey spicy hop aroma with a hint of bubblegum. Orangey fruity sweetness medium bready with some spicy hops lingering in the finish. Decent texture, internal carbo. Not sure why this is underwhelming. Iím a big fan of tripels, Chouffe Houblon, and Belgian IPAs. Perhaps more attenuation and aroma hopping would help.
JoeMcPhee (8055) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 1, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at Pony. Slightly hazy pour with a tight creamy white head. The nose is odd. Sort of a light honeyish sweetness with a kiss of light herbal hop character on the back as well. The yeast used seems to have been quite clean. There is only the faintest kiss of spiciness. A sort of white sugar sweetness on the palate. Itís not cloyingly sweet but serving this on cask certainly doesnít do it any favours.
fata2683 (2176) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JUN 21, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle pours deep gold with a medium white head. Aroma is candied sugar, pale malts and light alcohol. Flavor is sweet karo syrup, grassy malts, and a peppery hop finish that is super dry with only a hint of alcohol. The balance in this beer is great, one of the best triples I have had to date.
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUN 19, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber, bottled March 2010. Pours a clear, shining, bright golden hue with a moderate, fading head of smooth, cream colored foam. A soapy wash ensues after each sip, leaving behind a few wet spots that struggle to cling to the glass. The aroma is, as advertised, quite aggressively hopped for a tripel, showing an overtone of very peppery, lemony and grassy resins. Requisite notes of blonde candy sugar, citrus peel, coriander, and other zesty spices complete the nose. Flavors follow suit, very bitter and citrus driven, with distinct notes of lemon peel, grass, white pepper, and coriander, all showing atop an alcoholic candy sugar base with hints of creamy chiffon. I actually like the intense hoppiness and the spicy Belgian yeast, as they tend to overpower the boozy candy sweetness. The palate is substantial, but dry as a desert, with a fine but lively carbonation that propogates the striking, spicy bitterness and keeps it stinging the tongue. Pretty solid as tripels go.
DeadGuyPerez (106) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 18, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at American Craft in Brookline. Yeast, spice, malt, hops, some sweetness. Very nicely balanced, good all around.
blklab2007 (1777) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 18, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz bottled march 2010 poured a wheat golden in color with a covering of white head. aroma has nice yeast, citrus, wheat, sweetness, and light green hops. nicely hopped and floral giving this an american twist. mouth feel is crisp with plenty of carbonation pushing this along. flavor has a punch of yeast, light bitterness, grains, overlaid hops, and a lingering finish. the texture is nice and the hops are wet and fresh.
mcberko (4810) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 14, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz. bottle, pours hazy light golden with a small white head. Aroma of citrus, yeast, sugar and hops. Flavour is a nice balance between an IPA and tripel - starts off with sweet citrus and finishes with bitter hops and spices. Excellent hybrid.
BeerBunker (709) - Burbank, Illinois, USA - JUN 11, 2010
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
22oz bottle. Pours orange with a foamy white head. Aroma is of bubblegum, malt, yeast, citrus, and spice. Taste starts of with a small, resiny flavor of hops. There is also lots of citrus, yeast, and bubblegum. Very light on the spice. Malt backbone evens the beer out. Lingering taste of citrus, and even a little pepper. Comes off as overly sweet, but that doesnít detract too much. I liked this beer.
BrewDad (4499) - Olympia, USA - JUN 1, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
22oz Bomber Ė Trade - jleblanc
Light orange in color slight haze with a thing head. Nice Belgian aroma with a good malt backing. Lots of earth like flavors this was a triple. The beer finishes dry with a light spice. Not Bad.
brianjames1 (539) - Northridge, California, USA - MAY 30, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bottle into snifter. Pours a bright golden orange with small white head. Aroma of resiny hops and belgian yeast. Mouthfeel is smooth and refreshing, velvety, with moderate carbonation. Taste is of sweet malts with a perfect hop balance, excellent brew.