appleonly (1) - - MAY 29, 2017 does not count 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.
Surprisingly refreshing and extremely well balanced IPA. Near the top of my list.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone Clareeses (100) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAY 26, 2017
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 (518) - - MAY 4, 2017
Bottle from Liquor Barn into a tulip glass. Aroma is definitely complex with Belgian yeast and hops. swillguzzler99 (188) - Peoria, Arizona, USA - APR 11, 2017
From a 22 oz bottle. Pours copper amber translucent with nice carbonation and 3/4" head. Citrus nose, sweet hoppy smell, and a tad of coriander? Claims to be a marriage of a trippel and an IPA. First taste is of white peppercorn. Complex taste with a clean finish and a tad spicy. A solid performer, but not a drink all day beer. rodenbach99 (4572) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - APR 8, 2017
EBF Boston 2017. Un classique par le nombre de ratings. Une robe dorée orangée. Une bière avec des saveurs de fruits, de houblon, caramel léger. Une bouche agréable de IPA moderne avec des agrumes et de la résine sur une base de levure belge avec des épices.
uhclem (429) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - MAR 16, 2017
10oz draft. I am not normally a fan of Belgian beers, nor am I a big fan of high-alcohol IPA’s, but this went down very nicely. The spice was subtle, as was the alcohol. Highly recommended. R4N5H (1182) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 4, 2017
22oz bottle bought at De Bierkoning, Amsterdam and poured into a snifter at home on 04-Mar-2017. Hazy golden amber with a small white head. Aroma of sweet malt, grain and pine. Medium body and carbonation. Taste of honey, malt, tropical fruit, orange and spices. Light bitterness with a bittersweet fruity and alcoholic finish. A pretty good Belgian style IPA. simontomlinson (365) - Blackburn, Lancashire, ENGLAND - FEB 4, 2017
Tight, fluffy near white head stayed well on a clear golden, still body.
Tropical fruit & orange aroma.
Medium body, sharp, tingly & clean on the back. Dry on the aft.
Bitter citrus, pine, tropical fruits, pith, mango, orange & the Belgian yeast is definitely knocking about. GRM (4045) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 30, 2017
Sample, brown bottle, 1 pint 6 ounces, from and with Sébastien Bertrand (merci!), savoured in June 2016; eye: coppery, semi-clear, minuscule ring of tan head, light lacing; nose: bittering hops, malt, alcohol, slight fruity; mouth: bittering hops, malt, alcohol, slight fruity, light unpleasant acridness, finale in unpleasant acridness with presence of bittering hops, full body, below-average carbonation, mildly sweet, slick texture; overall: ordinary
Échantillon, bouteille brune, 1 pinte 6 onces, de et avec Sébastien Bertrand (merci!), savourée en juin 2016; œil : cuivrée, semi-limpide, minuscule anneau de mousse fauve, légère dentelle; nez : houblon amérisant, malt, alcool, très léger fruité; bouche : houblon amérisant, malt, alcool, très léger fruité, légère âcreté déplaisante, finale en âcreté déplaisante avec présence de houblon amérisant, corsée, carbonatation sous la moyenne, moyennement sucrée, texture coulante; en résumé : correct Ronritter (724) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - DEC 30, 2016
tap offering from the republic golden pour with off white frothy head citrus and carmel aroma flavor follows suit.