Beergeek23322 (2595) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - OCT 4, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
merc7186 (2423) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - OCT 3, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
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...
Beerathon (1449) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 29, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
rumproasts (3575) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - SEP 14, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
bytemesis (4103) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - SEP 11, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
edgallow (2570) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 9, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
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AndyW68 (1194) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - AUG 30, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hazy orange with white head. Aroma is light sweet citrus and a little grass. Taste is malty unsweetened orange juice. Descent,not great.
Errl (1897) - Plano, Texas, USA - AUG 29, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to changeup..Pour is dark gold with a thin head..Nose is spice, yeast, hop, caramel, fruits..Taste is spices, dark fruits, hop, pine, fruits
boxofrane (2332) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 24, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours clear reddish orange with a small white head. The aroma has orange juice, citrusy acid, belgian yeast. The taste is medium bitter with a big citrus sweetness.
Sarlacc83 (1165) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 8, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From Westmeister. Thanks!
A: Burnt orange color with a thin, white bubbly head. Decent legs.
N: Pronounced pine and Belgian yeast. Some bubblegum and clove. A hint of banana. Grass and bread.
T: Very, very bready and sweet. Lots of sweetness and very little hop bitterness. This is definitely closer to the Belgian tripel than the DIPA.
M: Medium body. Alcohol is very well hidden.
O: No idea how to properly rate this one. On one hand, there’s little to no hop presence, on the other hand, it’s much closer to the Belgian trippel than many of the other American renditions of the style. So, it loses points with me for the former, but this is actually pretty decent with the latter.