MetalNHopHead (2021) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - MAR 27, 2017 wedgie9 (2702) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - APR 5, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tasted on draft at the 2011 East Nashville Beer Festival. Pours clear, dark orange with an average white head that slowly recedes to average lace. The nose has a nice caramel base with plenty of piney green hops and spicy Belgian yeast, and a light touch of onion that I have gotten off of certain hops before. The flavor is much the same with the spicy yeast character and the bitter hops balanced well by the caramel malt, and that little hint of onion on the back of the palate. The body is full with average carbonation and a long spicy yeast, bitter hops, and hint of onion finish. I really like this beer, and realize that the onion thing is something that I perceive on certain hops.
This Nebraska Brewing series has undergone some changes to the recipe and name over the years, but it’s remained consistently awesome. The Belgo/Cali hybrid works extremely well here. Just as it should, this tastes like Tripel spiced with Pacific Northwestern hops. Hazy orange-gold color. Champagne-like yeast, earth, and hop resin on the nose. Citrus, pine hop characteristics up front. They give way to vinous grape and stone fruit. There’s a bit of dank funk. Soft, foamy feel. It’s my kind of Tripel: tropical, bright, and bittersweet. alexsdad06 (10486) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - DEC 21, 2016
750 ml bottle shared with the group from notes. Pours a mostly clear orange amber color with a small off white head. The aroma and flavor have a mix of sweet malts, caramel, honey, Belgian yeast, citrus and tropical fruit, floral notes, light spice, strange but interesting. DocLock (10745) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 21, 2016
750 from Whole Foods PM. Pours turbid orange with 2-finger, frothy, off-white head. Nose is floral, with yeasty funk, hops, citrus. Tastes very floral, with perfumy rose petally notes, somewhat sweet, with hops, white pepper, orange marmalade, grapefruit. Smooth and complex flavor, with well hidden alcohol. ozzy70 (1170) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - MAR 17, 2016
Tap at Brix, west Omaha location. Pours bright orange with a white head. Aroma was citrus, fruit and spices. Taste was sweet. AirForceHops (7339) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 31, 2016
750 ml bottle. Slightly aged. Dark hazy golden color, thin lasting head. Aroma is candy sugar, white grapes, peach and a nice lingering Belgian yeast.
argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 16, 2015
Normally this style is pretty difficult to pull off but this Brewer does a nice job of a hybrid style. The hops are fruit ordinated with the Belgian yeast showing a lasting presence throughout the sip. Floral hop bitterness that ends quickly. Body is medium with the bitterness slightly taking over the yeast. Nice brew
750ml bottle, thanks Immy. Large off-white head atop hazy apple juice body. Aroma is medium sweet, spicy, grapefruit, some white wine, light pear. Taste is moderately sweet, white grape, Belgian yeast spicy, some grapefruit, light pear, peach. Medium body, some acidity, stickiness, effervescence, alcohol very well contained. SFGiantsRule (3) - Texas, USA - OCT 30, 2015 does not count
Total surprise! Is there a soft IPA? This is it! Subtle fruit, boozy, but very drinkable! Great, well crafted brew! baraciisch (3280) - California, USA - SEP 26, 2015
Clear golden orange in color... Aroma of Belgian yeast, citrus hops... Flavor is candi sugar, citrus melded with citrus hops and lingering bitter finish.... Quite good actually
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone SudsMcDuff (8440) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - SEP 3, 2015
Draft freebie over at Henry to the J .. Vibrant gold yellow .. Foam was massive .. Belgian yeast and medicinal notes .. Boozy and a bit rough, but it was different .. . . I have a fat head. HuskerTan (2213) - Ravenna, Nebraska, USA - AUG 27, 2015
UPDATED: SEP 7, 2015 Bottle/Fest.
A- Orange color, cloudy liquid, white head.
T- Citrus, bubblegum, wheat, slightly bitter.
P- Medium body, average texture, average carbonation, yeasty finish.
O- Meh, it’s certainly like no other tripel I’ve had and that’s not the best thing. Definitly more an IPA to me yet tons of bubblegum like a hefe.