Bricks (1160) - Delaware, USA - DEC 26, 2017 brewskis (123) - Saint John, Indiana, USA - NOV 23, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JAN 26, 2013 Pours dark, sunset orange color with a two and a half finger off-white, rocky head. Dissipates slowly and leaves a nice creamy lacing. Nice carbonation coming off the glass. Smell is pretty complex. Get some pineapple, grapefruit, maybe a little pine, orange, grapes from the hops. But the dominant smells definitely comes from the trippel: some spiciness, walnuts, carmel, plums, a belgian candy sugar smell, almost some tartness on the nose as well, some breadiness, some oak, almost like a brown sugar smell too. Taste starts with the bitterness and some fruitiness from the imperial ipa qualities, as well as some trippel qualities like the spiciness and the carmel, sweet flavor. Then in the middle, the taste profile takes a complete turn and goes completely trippel: get the carmel, the walnuts or some other type of nuts, some tartness, oak, dark fruit like plums, lots of bready qualities. Very creamy from the belgian malts as well. Then the finish is a nice blend of the belgian qualities and the imperial ipa qualities. The carmel, breadiness, dark fruits, tiny tartness and black pepper spiciness, some funkiness blend great with the grapefruit, pine, and orange that show through from the hops. Pretty dry finish. High medium body with a creamy mouthfeel. I have not had too many belgian ipas (little sumpin wild and stone cali-belgique come to mind) but this one has more belgian qualities than the others. Could be because its old and the hop qualities have diminished. I wish they would post a date on these. Still an extremely solid belgian ipa that I would definitely have again.
Earthy malty IPA at first taste, but then some Belgian on the back... good, not great. Cavie (4874) - Arlington, Texas, USA - DEC 2, 2017
Retired? Bottle off the store shelf. Hazy appearance. Some sediment. Tiny bubbles. Some citrus and spicy notes in the aroma. Very dry, hoppy flavor. Spicy notes, fruit, grass. Malt backbone but subdued. Yeast character comes through as fruity esters. Alcohol is hidden but a slight warmth. brigg (722) - New York, USA - DEC 1, 2017
UPDATED: DEC 1, 2017 (Bottle) Hazy, rich orange body with a soft, medium off-white head. Aroma is floral and fruity; citrus, tropical fruit, flowers, fall grass. Full bodied; oily and chewy. Flavor has a lot of hops; resin and citrus (orange); wood, cheese, a little funky; complex and a lot of flavors going on. edenfrias (8) - PANAMA - NOV 24, 2017 does not count
UPDATED: NOV 25, 2017 Mix de tripel belga e Imperial Ipa americana, solo para nivel avanzado de lo contrario no te gustará Block (3222) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - NOV 12, 2017
Tasted at the 2017 Great American Beer Festival in Denver, Colorado. Good flavors, close to style, as expected without too many surprises.
blkcld5150 (9) - - SEP 12, 2017 does not count
UPDATED: SEP 12, 2017 Not your typical west coast IPA
Lots of Belgian yeast notes and overall delightful jrolland (2) - - AUG 6, 2017 does not count
UPDATED: AUG 6, 2017 one of my favorite west coast style Belgium golden style beers. big and bold, hoppy with Belgium yiest beck of the pallet. love this one. appleonly (1) - - MAY 29, 2017 does not count
Surprisingly refreshing and extremely well balanced IPA. Near the top of my list.
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UPDATED: MAY 26, 2017 Bottle purchased at Randall?s. Hoppy piney aroma, pours opaque amber with little yeah retention, moderate carbonation and relatively full mouthfeel. Taste is bitter and funky yeast initially, hints of sage,l and almost savory, with a very pleasant and fresh piney, hoppy finish. Truly a blend between an IPA and a Belgian. ehaak26 (751) - - MAY 4, 2017
Bottle from Liquor Barn into a tulip glass. Aroma is definitely complex with Belgian yeast and hops.