daknole (11044) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 27, 2013
Cloudy orangish pour, white head. Tripel or imperial blue moon? I really felt as if I was drinking a jacked up blue moon. It looked a lot the same and tasted a lot the same. Dont get me wrong, it was better than a blue moon, but not by tons. ganache (5852) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 26, 2013
Bottle. Nose heavy on orange peel with some coriander, thereís bright citric malt and classic peppery and floral Belgian tripel yeast. Hazy bright yellow sun body with a clingy bright white head. Taste is lightly bitter, slightly more sweet, a little too heavy on the coriander with beautiful slow-build warmth in the back of the throat after the lemon and heavy orange peel have started to pass. Yeast character is nice here, really clean but with pleasant pepper and floral notes. Full body, alcohol seems more like 6.5-7% than 8.3% bv, and I can see myself buying this often in the future; something of a straightened, Americanized tripel (and that doesnít mean heavy hopping), but a delicious one! GSH1976 (307) - Delaware, USA - MAR 25, 2013
I just had a New Belgium Trippel before this so this should be interesting. Orabelle pours a hazy, light orange color with very little head. Aroma is not impressive and the typical Belgian notes are lacking. There are faint hints of yeast, coriander and maybe some lemon but overall everything is very bland. Taste follows the nose but there is a sort of chemical taste and this is not what I would expect in a tripel. It tastes more like a high abv hefeweizen. The body is medium and the slightly bitter aftertaste does not linger long. The New Belgium Trippel was a better beer in my opinion but I hate saying anything negative about Great Divide because they put out some top notch beers (The Hercules DIPA is excellent). jrodooo5 (1638) - DOVER, Delaware, USA - MAR 25, 2013
The aroma is a little faint with some spice coming through. The pour is a cloudy gold with a thin white head that leaves some lacing. The flavor is slightly subtle as well for a triple. Itís very smooth and easy drinking at 8.3% but there just isnít that awesome explosion in taste. Itís a solid beer but just not one of the better triples that Iíve had. jsquire (4421) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - MAR 25, 2013
Yellow color with a fizzy white head. Orangey nose with some coriander spice and yeast. Traditional tripel flavors of bitter orange peel, coriander, spice and yeasty bread dough. Tingly on the tongue with a strong alcohol sense to it. Very nice tripel.
thegreenrooster (4373) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - MAR 20, 2013
Pour is a cloudy orange with a white head. Aroma is sweet and fruity with a little Belgain yeast. Flavor is about the same fruity and sweet candi sugar to start with some Belgian yeasty esters left after the swallow. This was decent but a little too much sweetness. SudsMcDuff (8383) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAR 19, 2013
On tap @ Nobi with Phil the Thrill .. . pours a hazy light gold .. . medium head, lacing .. . no abv detected .. . slick easy mouth .. . simple but quite delicious .. . . grilled pizza! RABinCO (1508) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - MAR 15, 2013
Bottle. Pours cloudy bright hay. Aroma is slightly fruit, a little funky and a lot of sweet. Taste is a pleasant balance of sweet, tart, light cereal, a bit of citrus....dangerously drinkable. More like a hefeweizen than a big belgian. ben4321 (6412) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAR 13, 2013
Location: 12 oz bottle from Buy Rite, 3/13/13
stevencon (522) - Sarasota, Florida, USA - MAR 11, 2013
Aroma: The nose is spicy, with plenty of Belgian yeast, lemon/orange peel, other fruit, and some wheat
Appearance: It pours a cloudy golden-orange color with a small white head and light lace
Flavor: The taste is heavy on the Belgian yeast with lots of spice and some fruity sweetness too
Palate: The body of this one is light-medium, it has a tingly feel, mild stickiness, and a spicy finish
For me, this one is pretty solid. It is certainly a spice forward beer but thereís plenty of fruity sweetness as well. I donít have any major qualms with it, but it isnít exceptional either. A very solid beer.
Sunburst orange fluffy white head. Aroma of candy pineapple and Belgian yeast. Taste similar. Pretty typical for the style.