jeremyjojola (20) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 13, 2013
Aroma is very fruity. A surprising sweet taste but not too sweet. Light and crisp. First try: ALE HOUSE in Denver.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone EValP (30) - Colorado, USA - NOV 13, 2006
Thanks to Kevin D. for offering me and my pal Jason a splash of this new Triple in a Tulip for my tasting. He said they were proud of it and they should be. GarrettB (1635) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 26, 2014
Typical small white head receding to a ring presents this sparkling clear light yellow triple. Heavy hops with phonetic notes of perfume and pear and a clear smell of bubble gum, that eventually fades, fascinate me and lure me to drink. As I tip the glass towards me once again, I get a slight white wine feel with a dry texture hitting my tongue. Initially sweet and moderately bitter, this is a truly great triple Finishes just as it started and leaves an ever-so-slight metallic feel maybe due to the ABV.
Well done guys, although not a true abbey triple due to the lack of malt and yeast tones, this is a good and drinkable Belgian triple.
August 18th, 2012 - Regular visits to Dry Dock remain some of my fondest memories of the Summer of 2011, but the Summer of 2012 put me slightly out of reach of the brewery, tucked away as it is way far away in Aurora. Not wanting to miss out on the very excellent work Dry Dock was doing for itself and for Colorado as a whole, I picked up a bottle of what was new to me Tripel. It’s a pretty beer, clear and bright yellow, with a tenacious yet loose aspen white head that drips down the side of the glass. It emits a powerful and potent smell of pear and overripe, sugary and dark bananas, topped with whipped cream and masticated raspberries. This is clearly rich, and maybe even excessively so. The palate is soft and cottony, and all the poignant aromas in the nose return in the taste, though somewhat restrained, and therefore, absolutely perfect. Each sip generates a sharp flair of flavor, a kind of sensual starburst, which disappears soon afterwards, commanding another to follow shortly. This is a wonderfully, flavor packed beer, and might be up there in the top on or two beers I’ve had from Dry Dock. It’s unfortunate that Ratebeer’s other reviews don’t accord with my experience, but I’m sticking to my notes - this is a rich concoction, and good, intense drinking. Kevin (2200) - Montana, USA - NOV 25, 2006
tap at the brewery. this is better every time i get a glass.
clear golden honey body with a thick white head. fresh floral sugar nose with some light pear, a touch of passion fruit and a \n earthy yeast aroma that i really like. really sweet flavor, that hides the high abv well. fruitiness is not one sided, the singed yeast and plum notes cover a lot here. drier than expected finish some strawberry and honey linger with a warmth that really gets me going. this is one i expect to rerate for a while. it has gotten better with each week that passes and i hope to have quite a few weeks to see this get better. Ratman197 (15204) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUL 27, 2008
Growler poured a clear gold with a lasting ring of off white foam. Aromas of pear, apple, spice, light pineapple and light cookie. Palate was light to medium bodied and smooth with a lightly dry finish. Flavors of pear, apple, spice and light cookie with a smooth sweet finish.
cthomas2390 (228) - Colorado, USA - MAR 20, 2013
Clear straw pour with little head. Fruity esters on the nose. Light, malty characteristics with a hint of orange but not as much spice as you get in most tripels. A little light on the palate as well. hopdog (12953) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 14, 2006
On tap at the Dry Dock Brewery Tasting Room. Poured a medium golden color with a smaller sized white head. Aromas of fruits (pears), light yeast and lightly spicy. Tastes of fruits (apples) and spices (spicy apples). Medium sweet (not as sweet as most American Tripels - which is a good thing!). Light alcohol finish (but not 9.4%). BeerandBlues2 (13697) - Escondido, California, USA - JAN 8, 2007
Draught at brewery. Pours clear light yellow with an average white frothy head, somewhat diminishing, fair lacing. Aroma is average malt (bread, straw, meal), average hops (flowers, grass), average yeast (dough, barnyard) with notes of light alcohol, banana, pineapple and vegetable. Medium bodied, oily texture, soft carbonation and bitter finish. Average duration, moderate sweetness, heavy acidity and bitterness. StefanSD (2451) - Ouray, Colorado, USA - AUG 21, 2016
Bomber as "Dry Dock Tripel" (the word Topsail is not on the bottle’s label so I hope I’m rating the right beer). Translucent brass color with a small white head that quickly diminishes to a fine film. The aroma is fruity with apples and pears. The taste, like the aroma, features ripe white fruits--I get lots of apples, pears and some peach. Perhaps there is a just a trace of white pepper, but fruity esters really steal the show here. The malt base is way in the background, adds body, but its not discernible in the taste. The palate is full and a bit oily. Finishes long and sticky sweet, almost cloying. Overall: I have not had a Tripel in a long time, its one of my least favorite styles, but this was pretty good. I guess absence really does make the heart grow fonder.
Edit note: The last pour of the bottle was very cloudy and much more spicy than expected. Also picked up a bit of apricot, and the palate thickened. JasonBMoore (22) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 13, 2006
Elegant in appearance, this luminous light blond beer yields a copious, bubbly head that disappears quickly. The aroma has a wine-like blend of tart apples, pears, and mild yeast. The flavor is a bit suprising: bubblegum wheat notes along with the warmth of alcohol followed by strong vinegarish acidity. The body is wine-like as well: light and very dry. There is a slight lingering fruit flavor on the tongue. Blueberries?