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RATINGS: 382   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 288   ABV: 9.6%
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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!


4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
merc7186 (2290) - 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 (1331) - 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. Itís 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 (3405) - 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 (3681) - 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 (2453) - 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

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
AndyW68 (1159) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - AUG 30, 2013
Hazy orange with white head. Aroma is light sweet citrus and a little grass. Taste is malty unsweetened orange juice. Descent,not great.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Errl (1782) - Plano, Texas, USA - AUG 29, 2013
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

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
boxofrane (2272) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 24, 2013
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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sarlacc83 (997) - Oregon, USA - AUG 8, 2013
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, thereís little to no hop presence, on the other hand, itís 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tobin_James_05 (11) - Georgia, USA - AUG 4, 2013
Poured from a growler into a pint glass. Appearance- hazy reddish amber with fading head. Aroma-fruity, bread, slight hop Taste-yeasty fruity Belgian up front with hoppy finish that isn't very bitter. Balanced and unique. Palate-light and bubbly, dry at the end. Overall-a good hybrid beer that delivers what it intends-a good experimental satisfying beer with an identity complex. Would drink again. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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