slowrunner77 (12037) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 18, 2014
"The iPa portion definitely takes a back seat to the pink peppercorns here. Unique and quite tasty, though not a beer id drink a large volume of. Herbal is an understatement. Spiced to the max." harrymel (1551) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 12, 2013
This one is listed as being brewed at the Seattle site under the New Belgium license as a collaberation with Elysian’s Dick Cantrell - as all the Trip series are.
Pours amber with surface bubbles and a residual lace. Smell is strong on the peppercorns, with some resiny and minty hops in the background. Strong malts not apparent here. Flavor is peppery and has some nice sweet malts with a good bitterness. Nice flavor honestly. Medium on full bodied with moderate carb. Nice beer, a bit of a novelty, but tasty.
Serving type: bottle
05-02-2012 thirdeye11 (6160) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 25, 2013
(Draught at Elysian) clear tepid gold, creamy white bubbles, light lacing. Nose is floral, white grapes, cream. Taste of white grapes, cream, cereal grain, medium carbonation, creamy linger. Savvy1982 (1706) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 8, 2012
Bottle - RBAG. From my RBAG Commemorative glass. Pours clear orange, thin off-white head, spotty lacing. Nose is big pepper, tropical fruit, citrus, very serious peppercorn, some flint and graphite. I really expected to hate this, as I generally hate peppercorn beers, but this reminds me of the Alpine/New Belgium Gouden Vallei, which I LOVED! Come to think of it the New Belgium/Alpine Super IPA was pretty amazing as well. Dear New Belgium, mplease collaborate with Alpine for ALL of your future beers, it’s just lightning in a bottle when you two get together. Anyhoo... Flavours of stonefruit, MASSIVE pepper, lovely balance despite all the pepper. There are so many reasons I should hate this, but it works, it just works. Finish bears some latent heat as well. cubs (10635) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 2, 2012
Tap @ The Mayor of Old Town Foco. Pours a hazy, dark orange appearance with an off white head. Potpourri, big white peppery, barnyard aroma. Dull floral, spicy, white peppery, herbal, orange citrusy flavor. Not bad.
Dogbrick (13006) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 20, 2012
Sample at Brouwer’s Cafe, courtesy of the brewers from Green Flash of all people. The beer pours a clear copper-gold color with a medium thick foamy white head that diminishes slowly. Small patches of lacing. Aroma of hops, citrus and spices. Medium-bodied with a flavorful peppercorn character and notes of grainy malt, hops and citrus. The finish is crisp with a lingering peppery hops aftertaste. Enjoyable beer all around. zvikar (6149) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - SEP 3, 2012
Bottle sample at a tasting at idonis’ place. Thanks dagan. Pours red to orange with a nice head, aroma of pepper, salt, malt and some hops, flavor of pepper, hops, grapefruit and oranges, medium bodied DuffMan (10423) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 31, 2012
Bottle, shared at RBAG Summer Session 2012. I will state my biases: I LOVE FOODIE BEERS! Some people love brett, some love barrel aging, some love a hop bomb (and to be honest, I love all those too), but I love wildly creative beers that surprise my palate and take beer into the world of culinary adventure. So I was PUMPED to try this cool concept! Hazy amber, average off-white head, fair retention, little lace. Loads of peppercorn in the nose and palate delivering dry, crunchy peppercorn heat that stays up front. This wouldn’t work if the base beer wasn’t superb, and it is. This was exciting, cool, and I wanted more! timc100 (314) - Park Ridge, Illinois, USA - AUG 28, 2012
This is reviewed a month after the tasting, though I had it several times and feel comfortable submitting the rating for memory.
Interesting IPA - the first time I had it I did not detect the peppercorn as much as sub-sequential tastings. Smells like citrus, pine and grassy hops rolled in pepper. Hazy copper in color with a foamy white head, leaves a good lacing. Tastes a strange mix of pepper and hops but works... decent IPA palate: medium bodied with lively carbonation. Overall this is a very interesting and rememberable beer. I applaud their adventurousness but think it could be better balanced. kerenmk (4751) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - AUG 22, 2012
Bottle sample at a tasting at idonis’ place. Thanks dagan. Pours clear and bronze, smells of salt, pepper, hints of seaweed, More pepper than salt. Tastes soft, bitter, peppery, spicy but there isn’t much more than pepper. Light body, peppery finish, slightly dry.