RateBeer
overall
93
56
style
Serve in Shaker, Snifter

bottled
common

on tap
available

Regional Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 377   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 288   ABV: 9.6%
Share this beer with friends!
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Volume 5: This new age beer style is a fusion of two great brewing traditions that are worlds apart - a hoppy American Double IPA and a classic Belgian Tripel. Beware the Gnome in the funny green hat!


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Maltser85 (220) - Fargo, North Dakota, USA - NOV 28, 2013
Pours a beautiful copper orange color. Aroma is citrus pine, pineapple, pepper, Belgian yeast, some malty sweetness. Taste falls short. Malt notes fight with the Belgian notes which for with the hop bitterness. Notes from the nose are there on all fronts, but too disjointed to truly enjoy. Well crafted though, alcohol stays hidden/blends in.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
deaconmike (360) - Roswell, Georgia, USA - NOV 14, 2013
Poured from a bottle into my Monday Night Brewing snifter. Really nice looking beer - dark amber with a pillowy off-white head - it disipates to a thin cap and leaves minimal spotchy lacing. Aroma is malt, belgian yeast, grass, dried fruit and spice. Taste starts sweet and a little bitey and then a peppery/clove spice takes over and lingers on the palate. Dried fruit, malt, pine dominate the flavors. Overall, its a decent beer - to me it seemed like I was tasting two separate beers, this one didn’t blend seemlessly for me.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
S_Side_Smitty (426) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - OCT 18, 2013
Pours amber-orange with a small white head. Aroma is fruity Belgian yeast. Taste is mild fruit up front (almost grape like) going to a typical Belgian yeast mid palate and a long bitter finish. Definitely different and definitely blasphemous.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
UDBeernut (1595) - Near Buffalo, New York, USA - OCT 6, 2013
2013 bottle pours amber with a cream colored foam cap that leaves behind a gentle lacing coat. nose of flowers, bubblegum, earth. taste begins with quick toast ans sweetness quickly washed over by citrus with bitterness flashing in on an abrupt finish. cloves hang on the palate long after finish. body is light to medium.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beergeek23322 (2129) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - OCT 4, 2013
9/3/2012. From bottle. Aromas of citrus, pine, caramel, hops and yeast. Interesting combination of two different styles, but somehow it works pretty good.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
merc7186 (1957) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - OCT 3, 2013
The beer poured nicely into my pint glass with a good amount of carbonation. The beer appears to have a golden/copper tint to it with a nice white head that clings to the side of the glass. The smell comes with that nice citrus/hoppy smell but also has the hint of fruit/sweetness from the belgian part. The beer taste starts with a great IPA flavor and blends into a nice fruity belgian flavor with a hoppy aftertaste, it is a great combination of the two styles that is mixing well. The mouth feel is the worst part of the beer but still very good with a mild IPA flavor lingering around but also has a nice sweet flavor to it too. Overall, this beer fits well with a Belgian IPA description and totally delivers it. The to styles are blended very well with neither one overpowering the other, they go hand in hand very well. Near perfection. Its too bad they dont distribute in NY...

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerathon (1070) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 29, 2013
Very much a Belgian as the yeast and the dark candi sugar comes through. However, it heavily masks the IPA part of this. It’s a good beer, but not much on the hoppy double IPA side.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
rumproasts (2734) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - SEP 14, 2013
bottle. Deep golden with small head. Nicely hoppy with subtle Belgian spice. However, the booziness is out in front, and certainly could be dialed back a bit.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bytemesis (2930) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - SEP 11, 2013
Bottle. Pours hazy amber with a small beige head that dissipates with decent lacing. Aroma is pine, lemon, pepper, yeast, sort of like a hoppy saison more than tripel. Flavor is much the same, lightly sweet, medium bitter/spicy with a mix of pine and peppery rye flavors. Prominent herbal/spicy yeast notes as well. Medium body with some warming on the finish. Interesting for sure, but not something I would seek out.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
edgallow (1857) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 9, 2013
12 oz bottle pours amber with a thin white head. Aroma of sweet malts, bread and fruit. Taste is dried fruits, malts, pine and yeast. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page  1  2  3 4 5 » 38


Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2014,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
reserved.
about us
About RateBeer
FAQ
Contact/Feedback
New Beers
add
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Events
membership
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50