manuchampions (1244) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 26, 2009
22oz bomber from Brewery Creek in Vancouver BC. What a totally wonderful surprise. Never sure about hybrid beers like this...I’m a bit of a style purist. The beer pours a hazy valencia orange with thick foam head. There’s not as much as expected going on in the aroma...somewhat muted, neither tripel nor IIPA. The taste however is something else. It’s so clearly a blend of the very best qualities of each style that flowery adjectives don’t really do it justice. This beer is really exceptional and worth a try if you can get a hold of it. mcox90 (2088) - Wilton, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 20, 2009
22 oz bottle. Pours a reddish orange color with a big frothy off white head and spotty lace. Aroma is citrus hops, spice and honey. Smooth, slightly heavy palate. Flavor is light grapefruit, yeast, biscuit w/honey and lemon zest. Complex, interesting brew. hoppopotamus (260) - Santa Cruz, California, USA - SEP 19, 2009
A nice looking cloudy straw colored pour with a huge creamy head. Aroma has the deep full fruity notes of a belgian trappist style, with fig and yeast, but also the lighter citrus of the american hops. Flavor is a lot of belgian yeast and spice, but properly bitter, like an imperial IPA. Very bubbly on the tongue. This is a very interesting beer, I fear the aggressive hops cover up the intricacy of its belgian character, but I give it high marks anyways for creativity. patrickfannon (1241) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 19, 2009
Bottle. Split this with James. Pours honey gold, with a bit of murkiness. Thick, pungent head; off-white with a creamy texture. Aroma of hops, pine, and hints of spice. Medium body with a full finish. Very good tripel. jredmond (8283) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 19, 2009
Bottle. Pours a hazy orange-reddish body with small white head. Aroma is sweet citrus hop. Taste is stiff and orange and citrus hop. The aftertaste is slightly bitter.
yobdoog (1888) - Kingston, New York, USA - SEP 16, 2009
Aroma seems to have some spice, yeast, grassy hops and some caramel. Flavor is more green grassy hops over some brett and spices. Interesting. Chipper (303) - Red Lion, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 15, 2009
Deep amber pour with a pillowy white head. Hoppy and sweet aroma, a little bread too. flavor was great. A balance of hop bitterness with a fine balance of sweetness. Excellent stuff. Lubiere (13898) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 9, 2009
A golden ale with a thick off white head. In aroma, pleasant floral c-hops ver intense Brett, bready malt, light fruity esters. In mouth, a good biscuitty malt with loads of hops, earthy Brett, grapefruits and warming alcohol. Orval meets IPA. Wow. Tasted August 21, 2009. areyouinning (72) - North Carolina, USA - SEP 8, 2009
Somewhat cloudy copper with stranded lacing. Nice mouthfeel, somewhat tangy honey character. Good clean aftertaste with floral hop bitterness. Gypsy19 (726) - California, USA - SEP 7, 2009
Pours a cloudy apricot-orange with a medium white frothy head. Aroma is of citrus and other light fruit, cream, and a little spice. Flavor is a burst of unexpected hops, making this taste like a stronger pale ale or light to medium IPA. Not Belgian anymore after those hops kick in, but still pleasant. Spritzy mouthfeel, medium viscosity. Fun to drink because it’s different. Overall, good.