RATINGS: 164   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6/5   IBU: 87   EST. CALORIES: 279   ABV: 9.3%
A beautiful golden crossbreed of a Belgian Tripel and a West Coast IPA. Combining the best attributes of each style in a remarkable way, this beer explodes with spiciness, tropical fruit, and an intense citrus bitterness that will leave you begging for more! Hopped with Warrior, Chinook, Centential, and Cascade hops.

2012 North American Beer Awards Bronze Medal Hybrid Style Beer
2011 Los Angeles International Commercial Beer Competition Bronze Medal Belgian Style Strong Specialty Beer
2010 World Beer Cup Bronze Medal American-Belgo Style Ale
2012 Los Angeles International Commercial Beer Competition Silver Medal American-Belgo Style Ale

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
after4ever (7808) - Brier, Washington, USA - MAR 10, 2011
Growler. Thanks smoov scrivvvv! Pours a crystal clear dark orange. Big sudsy off white head. Big bold nose: dark sugars, spicy phenols, orange peel. Creamy medium with tight and lively carb. Orange peel, christmas cookie spice, and dark brown sugar on the mid palate. Mild cookieish finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Indra (2711) - Suburbia, Kansas, USA - FEB 21, 2011
Draft at KCBM Homebrew Competition 2011. Highly appealing aroma of green, leafy hops, citrus, yeast esters, hop florals, grapefruit, pine, honeyish malt sweetness and strong spiciness. Hazy medium orange-amber color with a lasting, foamy head. Flavor is an excellent meeting point between Belgian Strong and Double IPA, with strongly spicy, clovey, bubblegum-like yeast aspects, sweet, pale malts and West Coast-style hops, featuring a nice blend of fruity, fresh, piney hop flavors and generous bitterness throughout. Hefty, resinous and effervescent on the palate, body is quite full. This was incredibly tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
LilBeerDoctor (3838) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 20, 2011
Growler from my local Whole Foods. Pours a cloudy orange with a very small ring of white head. Aroma of tangy citrus, Belgian yeast, candi sugar, tropical fruit. Flavor is very citrusy and fruity on the initial sip (sweet mango!) followed by light hop bitterness, bready malts, and a touch of yeast. Plenty of Belgian character coupled with the citrusy/fruity notes of an IPA. Good stuff! 8/4/8/4/15 [3.9/5]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jeff789 (1408) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 20, 2011
Pours a hazy golden with a small white head... loads of citrus aroma, big aroma with big notes of belgian yeasts... Flavorful, dominated by belgian yeasts,with notes of citrus hops... Very dry finish... Full bodied, lively, creamy, a little spicy... Hops are very american...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheEpeeist (3709) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 17, 2011
On tap at the City Tap House. Foggy orange brown with a white head. Nose is yeast, orange peel and candi but not very hoppy. Medium light with a tingle. Taste is grapefruit, bubblegum and grass. Interesting take on a hopped up Belgian.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
adrian910ss (2570) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 8, 2011
On draft at Capones. Pours a deep orange caramel with a medium sized frosty off white head. Aroma of fruit, light cloves, banana, bubble gum and peppery notes. Taste of Belgian spice, cloves, banana, fruit and malt.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dmac (5908) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - JAN 29, 2011
Draft at Teresas. Poured a thicker golden/orange with a dense white head. Aroma was loaded with grain, fruity esters, yeast And alcohol. The body was slightly syrupy with average carbonation and lots of alcohol heat. Flavor was a combo of grains and alcohol with some tropical fruits. Blah.....to hot.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Damico (3145) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 9, 2011
On tap at P.O.P.E, this Belgian Strong pours dark orange amber with a small tan head. The aroma is a bit grassy with sweet notes and Belgian yeast. The flavor is a combination of light sweet and funky tart notes. The medium body is easy drinking with vague hop notes on the palate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Steeeve (327) - Ambler, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 6, 2011
Hazy golden yellow pour with a thin white head that doesnt leave much lacing. Aroma is very lemony, with some orange zest and white pepper. Faint citrus bitterness. Taste is cloyingly sweet. Lots of lemon and orange, some grass. Not much bitterness up front, but the bitter finish lingers for a while. Palate is okay, medium body with average carbonation. Not bad. I wouldnt go so far as to call it a cross between an IPA and a tripel, more like a tripel with modest hop addition.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
joeyplush (648) - Garnet Valley, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 26, 2010
On tap at Quotations in Media, during their 12 beers of Christmas event. On paper, this beer is right up my alley given my affinity for both IPAs and Belgian Tripels. But admittedly I guessed at most of the rating above because this was one of my last beers on a long evening. So I will need to try this one again soon....

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