Incubus - Sly Fox Brewing Company
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3.88/5 rDev +0.3%
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...
Serving type: bottle
04-19-2014 20:48:45 | More by philbe311
3.95/5 rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Picked up a growler from The Bottle Shop on Passyunk Avenue in South Philadelphia.
Poured into a chalice, head presents nice and thick, bright white almost 1 inch thick; body color is transparent, nicely carbonated with a golden hue.
Smell is slightly subdued starting cold, nice pleasant malt base, some very solid sugar sweetness noted, slight phenols noted from the yeast.
Taste is surprisingly sweet upfront, solid candi sugar profile of taste, fruity, malt is there and some hints of toast; yeast flavor is on the cleaner side, a little biting as it finishes the quaff. Slight esters noted and hints of the booziness, but hard to believe it clocks at 10+. Had to edit my review, as it warmed the more subtle yeast flavors expressed themselves nicely, solid clove and light banana
Mouthfeel is pretty spot on for a tripel, this one is a bit sweeter in its taste and lingering flavor; flavors start on the tongue and distribute through the mouth, slightly drying as the flavors end.
Overall, a solid tripel, a little sweeter than my preferred take, but it is tasty and has a clean profile.
Serving type: growler
11-01-2013 23:18:34 | More by mvanaskie13
3.89/5 rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
This pours hazy and a light golden color with a faint orange hue. There is steady stream of bubbles rising up through the middle. The head is delicate, white and creamy and fell to a film and a ring of loose bubbles.
The nose is deeply rich and sweet. At first you can smell a strong bit of yeast but then the fruits take over. Pear, apple skin and a tart apricot. There is plenty of earth in this nose and spices that make it woody and deep. Candi sugar and sweet soft bread. Gentle clove and orange with a sweet green grape as it warms.
Taste is very rich as the fruits and the rich sweet bread combine on the palate with a surprising and welcome light tartness from citrus. The spice brings a depth to the drink that is earthy and woody and adds clove & coriander. Honey. There was no alcohol on the nose but there is a bit of warmth and that's terrific as this is a big beer at 10.5 %.
This beer was brimming and overflowing with succulence from fruit flavors and a sweet deep malt that stayed soft. The mouthfeel is creamy and the carbonation provides a slight tickle. It finishes dry . Hops are flowery and and it develops a little pepper in the finish too.
Serving type: bottle
10-27-2013 14:57:26 | More by utopiajane
3.58/5 rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
750 ml bottle into chalice, no bottle dating. Pours lightly cloudy golden amber color with a 1 finger dense white head with good retention, that reduces to a thin lace cap that lingers. Light spotty lacing clings on the glass, with some light streaming carbonation. Aromas of pear, apple, apricot, grape, candi sugar, honey, bread, clove, light pepper, floral, and yeast earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of malt and yeast ester notes; with good strength. Taste of pear, apple, apricot, grape, honey, candi sugar, bread, clove, light pepper, floral, and yeast earthiness. Lingering notes of light fruits, candi sugar, honey, bread, clove, light pepper, floral, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Good complexity of malt and yeast ester flavors; with a good malt/yeast flavor balance and minimal cloying sweetness after the finish. Medium carbonation and fairly full bodied; with a slick and moderately syrupy mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is well hidden with only a small warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very solid tripel style. Good balance and complexity of malt and yeast ester flavors; and fairly smooth to sip on for the big ABV. An enjoyable offering to sip on slowly.
Serving type: bottle
10-01-2013 04:45:04 | More by superspak
3.96/5 rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Poured from the bottle into a tulip glass.
Pale orange amber, and a bit hazy but with a nice slow rising carbonation in the middle coming up. Head is a nice simple two fingers and creamy white with good pinhead sized bubbles. Some staying power but settles to a thin puck.
Fairly basic nose, slight orange sweetness maybe even a little tart in the background. Warming cream sensations as well, with some candy like senses. Not bad but nothing too exciting.
Interesting palate. First sip doesn't provide much, but the back of the palate and swallow seem to provide much of the flavor. Good finishing fruity sweetness and crisp carbonated body. Pear and sweet white grape with some lingering cream to match. Effervescent somewhat quality on the mouthfeel, with some nice sugars finishing on the aftertaste.
Overall a decent tripel, not mind blowing but one I can get into.
Serving type: bottle
09-18-2013 22:07:00 | More by smakawhat
4.01/5 rDev +3.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Poured from bottle into a chalice glass
Appearance – The beer pours a very hazy orange-yellow color with a tiny white head. The head fades quite fast leaving a thin film of white fizzy foam on the top of the brew.
Smell – The aroma is a biscuit and bready smell mixed with a whole lot of citrus and yeast. The yeast brings with it some smell of spice with coriander, clove, and white pepper. Some musty grain smells are mixed in there too, as well as some light candied sugar and banana.
Taste – The taste begins with a candied sugar flavor base with a large amount of citrus and yeast. The yeast is rather potent and after the initial hit on the tongue is joined by spice flavors of coriander and clove. Other more subtle spices of cinnamon and cardamom pile on the clove and coriander creating a highly spiced taste. In the end a huge dose of banana hits the tongue along with just the slightest bit of pepper and alcohol, leaving a somewhat thicker, heavily spiced, sweet and fruity tripel flavor on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is thick and creamy with a carbonation level that is full with many tiny carbonation bubbles. The thick feel is fantastic for the sweet fruit and malty flavors of the brew, while the higher carbonation suits well the spice flavors of the brew and maintains a very easy drinking feel. Quite nice.
Overall – This was a rather nice and tasty tripel. Lots of spice and fruity flavors of banana and orange with a rather wonderful feel. This is one that is well worth a try.
Serving type: bottle
08-20-2013 00:45:31 | More by Darkmagus82
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