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RATINGS: 150   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
MartinT (8396) - Montreal, Quebec, - MAY 12, 2013
My Bottom Line:
This appropriately fluffy Belgian Strong Ale juxtaposes bubblegum, flowers, toasted malts and hop resins in a profile which could be better defined.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A tower of foam sits atop the hazy amber glow.
-High levels of big bubbles wash away every sip effortlessly.
-The aroma is coarse and not engaging at all, especially for what is supposed to be a single-hop showcase.
-The hops aren’t bright enough; is this beer too old already?
-Straight yeast flavors get in the way of hops and malt.
-This is not nearly as good as their Westkust Imperial Black IPA.

Bottle.


4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DwarfeD (1489) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - APR 12, 2015
75cl bottle shared at home. Somewhat hazy orange / golden with a medium white soapy head. Full body with low to moderate carbonation. Well balanced bitter- and sweetness. Pine, grapefruit, peach, caramel, vanilla, spices, yeast and hops. A very tasty brew even after a couple of years.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MadRobin (2288) - Silver Spring, USA - MAR 16, 2015
On tap at Frisco Taphouse and Brewery in Columbia, MD. Clear amber with a 1-finger, fine khaki head and excellent lacing. Aroma of caramel, coriander, lemon zest and grass. Taste of caramel, peach, yeast, lemon and a touch of spiciness. Malty, for a double IPA, but quite good with interesting fruity hops and spice flavors. Full/medium body and low/medium carbonization with a silky mouthfeel. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tricksta_p (1766) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - MAR 15, 2015
Aroma of sweet malts, caramel, spicy yeast, ripe fruits, hint of hops. Flavour is medium sweet with a light to moderate bitter finish. I’d have liked to have tasted this fresh two years ago, but aging has turned this almost into a Barley Wine, which is not a bad thing.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (15095) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 24, 2014
Bottle. Clear amber color, medium white head. Aroma of caramel, subtle grass. Taste is sweet caramel, light straw. More like a tripel than a DIPA.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuedmaster (295) - Vista, California, USA - DEC 1, 2014
Nice amber/orange pour with a medium off white head that maintains and leaves thick lacing. Aromas of toffee, grass, sweet malt, slight spice (coriander?), bread. Very refreshing and balanced flavor, herbal and honey accents, not too bitter at all, just right. The caramel, toffee, and brown sugar are well offset by the bitter and earthy hops. Palate is smooth and silky, full body, creamy texture, medium carbonation, long bittersweet finish. This is a very well done Belgian Tripel/Imperial IPA hybrid, recommended.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jayzz (482) - Illinois, USA - OCT 17, 2014
Rich burnt amber aroma and color with a full bodied flavor. Sweet peppery spiced toffee flavor with a slight bitter long finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fitwitchik (396) - USA - SEP 30, 2014
Poured from a bomber into a tulip glass cloudy reddish orange with a huge beige head. Aroma is fruity funk. Flavor is tangy hops & some barnyard. Caramel slight alcohol. Highly carbonated. Malty. Would have liked to have tried this brew when it was first out couple of years ago. Still well above average Belgian DIPA.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Habanero (3081) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - SEP 1, 2014
Bottled. Pours hazy deep golden with a large, off-white head. Aroma of. caramel, lemon and citrus zest. Sweet flavor that ends up more dry and nice bitter. Medium bodied, oily texture and soft carbonation. A nice DIPA.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jerre (2843) - Waregem, BELGIUM - JUL 25, 2014
Taste @ home sept. 2013 from 75 cl bottle. Deep copper/orange color, with thick off-white head. Aroma of malts, some caramel, light alcohol, peach. Medium body Taste malt, caramel, alcohol touch, bit of yeast, peaches. Good fruits bitterness.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
pdx77 (1468) - Oregon, USA - JUN 29, 2014
On draught at Roscoe’s. Slightly amber golden color. Aroma is rhubarb, simple syrup, and ripe peaches. Taste is peach, tropical citrus, sweet syrup, pepper, and raspberries. Sticky sweet, but not offensively so. Aftertaste is light spice and peaches in syrup.


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