slang (654) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - JUN 20, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottled. Pale & hazy even with a steady pour & sediment left in (avoided when 1/5ish is left in bottle) but the nose is a perfect hint @ the hybrid inside. Belgie tongue tingle with citrus hop pop. íPopí b/c its got a very nice hop profile w/out being intensely bitter. I sorta agree w/ RB calling this a Double/IIPA but its almost as much a hoppy-tripel. THIS beer demonstrates the need for a "hybrid" style option. I could rant longer...
Travlr (7984) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 1, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Hazy dark amber color, medium white head. Aroma of pineapple and orange peel. Taste starts malty then bitter fruity pine.
mcox90 (1272) - Wilton, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 21, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle, courtesy of jcwattsrugger. Pours clear amber/orange with a 1/2" off white head. Not much retention and no lace. Aroma is a marriage of Belgian yeast and juicy citrus hops. Sweet flavor with lots of candied fruit balanced with a hint of funk. Medium bodied with a good amount of carbonation. Quite nice.
khoffman43 (850) - Bloomington, Minnesota, USA - DEC 27, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a dirty copper with a nice hop aroma. Flavor is bitter hops followed by a sweet honey flavor. A little boozy kick at the end an enjoyable beer.
BVery (4251) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - NOV 19, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Awesome well balanced combo of tripel and IPA. Full palate and a foamy head. Super good beer.
Mat42m (160) - orlando, Florida, USA - NOV 16, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very malty fruity aroma. Very light pretty non cloudy appearance. Very floral upfront with spice. A very spicy hoppy Lasting finish. Maybe too much going on but very unique
arrogantb (1398) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 3, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz 2010 vintage
I got to try this recently thanks to a friend and it was interesting. Not quite spicy or funky but definitely belgian. It was orange and had a smell of hops but also something I could not lay my finger on. The taste was the same way. It was neither belgian, belgian-style, IPA, or DIPA, it was weird. It was however good as I find most Terrapin beers to be solid.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 08-14-2010 05:38:06
EithCubes (4198) - New Jersey, USA - OCT 19, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, vintage 2012. Dusty caramel in the nose with a lot of grapefruit and citrus, touch of astringency/rubber and nice tripel notes around the side, lightly floral and yeasty in the golden finish. Pours dark golden with lots of carbonation and a soapy beige head that reminds of root beer floats. Taste is sweet with big tripel up front, yeasty-malty (pils) with strong booze that kicks with a boot and warms the chest, hops are somewhat subordinate. Not oily but there are some punishing alcohol fumes, thinner light-medium body. Appreciate all forms of Frankensteinsche Monsters; this one just doesnít work. Think Iíd like the underlying tripel, though, and not the double IPA.
JaBier (3729) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - OCT 11, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared by Dogbrick at Septoberfest V: Septoberfest Rises on 9/29/12. Pours clear gold with a thick off-white head. Aroma of malt, grassy hops and Belgian yeast. Malty and citrusy flavor with slight esters before a sweet finish.
BMMillsy (683) - Florida, USA - OCT 6, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I was intrigued by this, and was wowed by the look and aroma when poured. Unfortunately, the flavor did not live up. Very little hint of any tripel, and overly sweet. Not a bad beer, but I think this combo has potential. Terrapin should try this again with some tweaking, and maybe a regular ipa rather than a double.
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nimbleprop (3000) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 28, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle pours a hazy, burnt orange with some creamy, frothy white head. Nose is mostly tripel, candy sugar, some tropical fruit, booze, a little grass. For a supposed DIPA, I was definitely expecting more of a nose. Flavor was the same, overly sweet, estery, lightly spicy, a little grass. Full bodied, slightly dry finish. Not a good tripel, terrible DIPA. No synergy.