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Incubus - Sly Fox Brewing Company

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87
very good

125 Ratings
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Ratings: 125
Reviews: 72
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 10.59%
Wants: 9
Gots: 13 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Sly Fox Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
Tripel |  10.30% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: BeerBeing on 05-13-2006

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Photo of Brenden
3.96/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

This one is the hazy pale-medium yellow I expect to see, though lighter than some. The haze makes for an overall translucency. The head is a tight off-white one with some strength to it, staying and sticking well.
This is an interesting one, with the staples of a good Tripel, a bit of alcoholic warmth that doesn't kick a full 10+% with soft banana, cloves, and sweeter spice notes but opening up with a little bit of herb riding underneath and just the slightest touch of yeasty funk almost countering the sweetness. Soft pale fruits and a note of honey close it out as it all flows into the finish.
The body is light-medium but deep with lots of movement. The carbonation is heavier than expected, and it makes the firm crispness and the smoothness a little less easy to come by, though it isn't overwhelming.

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3.83/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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3.92/5  rDev +1.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -16%

Photo of m_hall
4.38/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured from 750ml bottle into a goblet, with a fizzy 3 finger head that quickly fell to a persistent thin layer on top surface. Color is a clear amber-gold, carbonation is medium and steady. Left light lacing on the glass as it was consumed.

Aroma is strong bread/yeast, with some underlying notes of banana and citrus. Very clean, no mustiness.

Taste is quite malty-sweet upfront, with very present spicy notes and a crisply dry finish. Fruit notes became more discernible as the beer warmed (pear most especially.) Rather more apparent hops than I was expecting in this beer, but this balances out the early flavors quite nicely. This is a fairly high ABV Tripel-style ale, and the alcohol is quite present- this isn't a beer that will sneak up on anyone, though it doesn't kick you in the teeth quite as hard as some might expect of a beer this brawny.

Mouthfeel is very rich and full-bodied, very pleasant on the palate.

Overall, it's been a while since I've partaken of a Belgian-style ale, and this was an extremely solid representative of the form. I don't think it's quite as good as some of Ommegang's offerings, but definitely superior for my palette to Duvel (which is still a fine beer, IMHO.) Should pair nicely with dark breads and salty/strong cheeses.

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4.8/5  rDev +24%

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3.76/5  rDev -2.8%

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3/5  rDev -22.5%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of philbe311
3.91/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A - A standard pour yields three plus fingers worth of audibly fizzy billowing bone white colored froth comprised of huge chunky bubbles... Decent retention is shown around a finger's worth of froth before receding to leave a mostly full crisp layer of lacing on collar... The color is a vibrant golden honey... A moderate bit of carbonation, some of which is quick and remainder of which is a bit sluggish, that rises randomly throughout...

S - Lots of fruit notes... Fresh pear... Fresh apple... Some candied sugar as well... The Belgian yeast compliments the rest of the aroma rather nicely... A very subtle spice component lingers beneath the surface... Spot on for the style and rather intoxicating...

T - The flavors from the nose are all present, but they get a bit muddled... The Belgian yeast is kicked up a notch on the palate... This is followed by the pear and apple... The spice kick is next with the candied sugar bringing up the rear a bit... There is a surprising bit of euro hoppiness that burst onto the scene at the finish...

M - Medium bodied... Starts a bit lush before a subtle dryness lingers throughout... Carbonation is a bit prickly... A bit sticky on the finish...

D - A rock solid American interpretation of the Tripel style brewed right in my own back yard... The addition of German malts and hops adds a unique and rather refreshing dimension... A bit of a sipper that was easy enough to finish... World class aroma and average to slightly above average in all other facets...

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Incubus from Sly Fox Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 125 ratings.