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RATINGS: 386   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 288   ABV: 9.6%
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Volume 5: This new age beer style is a fusion of two great brewing traditions that are worlds apart - a hoppy American Double IPA and a classic Belgian Tripel. Beware the Gnome in the funny green hat!

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3.6
AndyW68 (1542) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - AUG 30, 2013
Hazy orange with white head. Aroma is light sweet citrus and a little grass. Taste is malty unsweetened orange juice. Descent,not great.

3.5
Errl (2442) - Plano, Texas, USA - AUG 29, 2013
Bottle thanks to changeup..Pour is dark gold with a thin head..Nose is spice, yeast, hop, caramel, fruits..Taste is spices, dark fruits, hop, pine, fruits

3.6
boxofrane (2553) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 24, 2013
Bottle. Pours clear reddish orange with a small white head. The aroma has orange juice, citrusy acid, belgian yeast. The taste is medium bitter with a big citrus sweetness.

3.3
Sarlacc83 (2287) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 8, 2013
From Westmeister. Thanks! A: Burnt orange color with a thin, white bubbly head. Decent legs. N: Pronounced pine and Belgian yeast. Some bubblegum and clove. A hint of banana. Grass and bread. T: Very, very bready and sweet. Lots of sweetness and very little hop bitterness. This is definitely closer to the Belgian tripel than the DIPA. M: Medium body. Alcohol is very well hidden. O: No idea how to properly rate this one. On one hand, there’s little to no hop presence, on the other hand, it’s much closer to the Belgian trippel than many of the other American renditions of the style. So, it loses points with me for the former, but this is actually pretty decent with the latter.

3.8
Tobin_James_05 (11) - Georgia, USA - AUG 4, 2013
Poured from a growler into a pint glass. Appearance- hazy reddish amber with fading head. Aroma-fruity, bread, slight hop Taste-yeasty fruity Belgian up front with hoppy finish that isn't very bitter. Balanced and unique. Palate-light and bubbly, dry at the end. Overall-a good hybrid beer that delivers what it intends-a good experimental satisfying beer with an identity complex. Would drink again. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.4
Pfunk1976LS (9) - Texas, USA - AUG 3, 2013 does not count
Excellent example of Belgium IPA style, balancing sweetness of Belgian yeast with hops of IPA that does justice to both.

3.9
suprchunk (2994) - Crestview, Florida, USA - AUG 2, 2013
Dark amber colored pour. Small white head. Lacing. A crisp hop aroma with a nice malty background. Malty flavor with some caramel notes. Very good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
snoworsummer (5693) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUL 28, 2013
From a bottle. Pours hazy copper with a thin foamy white head. Tastes smooth, light, crisp. Like creamy hops, molasses, hints of citrus. Light body and low/medium carbonation. Smells fermented, with hints of grapefruit, hops, toffee.

3.6
sonnycheeba (5988) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUL 28, 2013
Bottle. Pours clear, bright amber with creamy off-white head. Aroma is grassy and floral hops, biscuit and cereal malts, pear, and Belgian yeast. Flavor is fresh hop bitterness, bready malts, light fruit esters, and light herbs; dry finish. Medium body and low carbonation.

3.9
mojoman (158) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 23, 2013
Bottle. Autumn leave amber in color. Nose of cloves and tropical fruit. Matches the taste. Not much lace. More sweet fruit than I would have expected. Above average brew IMO. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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