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Infinite Wisdom Tripel - Upland Brewing Company

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Infinite Wisdom TripelInfinite Wisdom Tripel

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BA SCORE
83
good

103 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 103
Reviews: 40
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 12.84%
Wants: 7
Gots: 8 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Upland Brewing Company visit their website
Indiana, United States

Style | ABV
Tripel |  9.60% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 12-06-2008)
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Reviews by RickS95:
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RickS95

Indiana

3.95/5  rDev +7.9%

Disappointing pour. Very clear nectarine shade of faded orange. A finger of white head that doesn't retain well. A swirl leaves a spotty lace.

Smell is pleasant enough with orange or orange rind, alcohol and possibly banana, strangely enough. If they used Belgian yeast, I'm not picking it up.

After the first two scores, the taste is a surprising success. Orange or orange and pineapple, some citrus fruit that's got a sweetness to it. Plenty of malt. Enough alcohol. Pepper and grape yeasty taste.

The sweetness really helps the score here. It's a bit malty, but the addition of whatever's giving it that sweet citrus taste works wonders. Still, a bit light bodied given the strength, but it still works. Very fruity, carbonated finish.

Overall, this beer ends up being really good. There's enough complexity in the taste and feel to make up for the slightly light feel. Despite it's hefty ABV, it's pretty easy to drink with smoothness.

01-18-2014 03:50:59 | More by RickS95
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Mora2000

Texas

4/5  rDev +9.3%

Thanks to thirdeye11 for sharing this bottle.

The beer pours a yellow color with a white head. The aroma is citrus fruit, Belgian yeast and Belgian candi sugar. The flavor is alcohol, sugar, oranges, flowers and yeast. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. A pretty nice, straightforward tripel.

06-07-2010 03:48:35 | More by Mora2000
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rhoadsrage

Illinois

3.85/5  rDev +5.2%

(Served in a chalice)

A- This beer pours a deep lemon yellow body with that is clear with strands of microbubbles trailing to the surface and a white foam that is bubble around the rim.

S- The soft yeast esters have a hint of pear to them with a soft fusel note with the dry spun sugar note.

T- The soft dry sugar flavor fades to a mellow fusel alcohol bit in the finish with a soft hop bitterness that grows as the beer warms.

M- This beer has a medium-light mouthfeel with a soft alcohol heat that eventually burns in the aftertaste as the beer opens.

O- Age might help the alcohol heat in this but the soft ester and sugar notes might fade aswell. There are more hops in the second glass as it warms and the alcohol taste mellows a bit but the burn grows.

06-27-2011 21:01:58 | More by rhoadsrage
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zachpaschal

Indiana

4/5  rDev +9.3%

07-03-2014 15:22:11 | More by zachpaschal
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PBRmeasap1980

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

07-25-2014 18:52:30 | More by PBRmeasap1980
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cjacobsen

Illinois

3.63/5  rDev -0.8%

Thanks to sixthglass for getting this to me in a trade.

(A) Pours a straw yellow color that is dominated by a golden hue. Not much of a head and it sits with a slight haze.

(S) Smells of light malts and a sweet cereal. Sugars. Almost has a faint tart aroma.

(T) This is big on belgian candi sugar. It's a very sweet beer that has a lot of sugars in it. There are some citric notes in the taste but mainly dominated by the lighter malts and residual sugars.

(M) Kind of tart and acidic. Lighter body and a bit grainy.

(O) I must not be a tripel fan. I haven't had one that really stands out as being a good one. Most of them are too sweet and don't have a really good balance, IMO.

10-04-2011 14:00:06 | More by cjacobsen
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Kegatron

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

01-30-2014 21:04:13 | More by Kegatron
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cwd

Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

08-16-2012 03:13:27 | More by cwd
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alleykatking

Indiana

3.93/5  rDev +7.4%

Poured from 22oz bottle.

A- Pours a golden orange color. Two finger white head shows medium retention. Head ends up just capping the beer. Some medium size streaks on the sides of the glass.

S- Belgian galore as far as yeast presence goes. Banana and clove are front and center with a little citrus hops. Some light belgian candi sugar sweetness tingles the nose along with a heavy dose of alcohol. Some light bready malts in the middle to ending aroma.

T- Big bold flavors from the Belgian world. This opens up with a bready sugary sweetness that has hints of orange peel and lemon zest. Middle of the flavor profile hints toward some more of the caramel malts and light alcohol. A nice begian yeast comes through in the ending with a ton of clove and banana toward the very end with a blast of sugary alcohol.

M- Medium heavy mouthfeel. Carbonation is good for the style. Belgian yeast left on the palate. Aftertaste is sweet alcohol, yeast, and bready malts. Heavy drying on the palate from the alcohol. Flavors were well blended for the style with no off flavors present.

D- This beer was good. I had it on tap and from the bottle both. The bottle I thought was more flavorful than on tap. The ABV makes this one a couple of glasses before switching to something else. Upland seems to be a hit or miss and this one is a hit I thought.

01-18-2011 04:18:05 | More by alleykatking
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bluejacket74

Ohio

3.93/5  rDev +7.4%

22 ounce bottle, bottled in April 2011. Served in a snifter, the beer pours a hazy gold color with about a half inch white head. Head retention and lacing are both decent. Aroma is sweet and fruity, it smells like candi sugar, pears, citrus, peppery spice, cloves and bananas. The brew tastes like citrus (oranges, lemon peel), bready malt, cloves, pears, and peppery spice. Mouthfeel/body is light/medium, it's a little bit slick and dry with good carbonation. I think it's a nice, enjoyable overall brew. Definitely worth a try.

07-15-2011 21:54:04 | More by bluejacket74
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jsh420

Illinois

3.65/5  rDev -0.3%

pours bright clear golden yellow with a 1 finger tight bubble head that had decent retention and left some spotted lacing

smells of alcohol lemon some pepper and hints of latex

tastes of sweet malt lemon orange banana peppery spice - some heat from the booze

mouthfeel is medium light body with low carbonation almost flat

overall - good flavor just the mouthfeel was lacking - they fix that and we have a very solid tripel

09-26-2011 03:46:29 | More by jsh420
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n2185

North Carolina

2.88/5  rDev -21.3%

April 2011 vintage

A: Pours a slightly hazy gold with two fingers of white head that recedes into a thin ring with a little lacing. Even after swirling the bottle before pouring, it's still pretty clear--no bottle conditioning here?

S: Lots of bubblegum and bananas with a touch of cloves and spice. There is surprisingly little yeasty aroma.

T: Again some cloves up front followed by candy sugar and bubblegum. Some bready flavors come next with a surprisingly strong alcohol burn. The alcohol really dominates the flavor, though leaves an aftertaste of bread.

M: Fairly light body with medium carbonation, this beer isn't too thick and sweet but the strong alcohol burn keeps it from being light and crisp.

O: While it's not a bad beer, the strong alcohol presence is surprising for the style and really holds it back. Maybe with some age, this beer would be better.

06-13-2011 21:10:24 | More by n2185
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JohnGalt1

Idaho

3.55/5  rDev -3%

Another bottle from my partner in crime, Ditmier... Eric pulled this one out late in the evening so we could have a parting gift... Thanks homeboy.

Pours very clear lite gold with a darker eggshell head.... great lacing and retention.

Nose is spicy and malty... slight citrus zest ... more white peppercorn.. somebody mentioned "banana", I'm not getting it.. a fair amount of EtOH... all the components seemed pushed together and never comes together.

Flavor shows the bones of a good triple, yet needs to be dialed down... plenty of pale malts combine with yeasty phenols.. esters speak more of bubblegum, but now I get the banana.. some pear shows too ... pretty hot toward the finish ... too sweet for the style... doesn't really dry out enough.

Body is a bit thick.... carbonation seems about right, yet pretty "big bubble".

Ehhh.... I wish I had taken better notes... I have a harder time on "okay" brews. This is a bit of a mess when looked at as a whole, but again, the bones are there.... some tweaking will do wonders.

4.5/3.5/3.5/3.5/3.5

Cool brew Eric... Thanks for sharing.

05-26-2010 09:26:18 | More by JohnGalt1
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mikesgroove

South Carolina

4.1/5  rDev +12%

golden yellow, the haziness of it only served to magnify the shine it gave off. Some light sediment in the bottle, but that was from me, as I like it. A towering head of white foam at least four inches high,

Lots of grains here with a touch of yeast in the aroma. Light banana and lemon. touches of grass and even the slightest bit of grape. light, and full of flavor, light notes of yeast and wheat, some light fruit backed in as well. Nice hints of peach and a touch of wine like alcohol, but very light and more of a subtle nice surprise then anything else. The flavor was good, and at times effortless. The finish was dry; almost a champagne like dryness to it with a long lasting flavo

11-18-2011 03:03:15 | More by mikesgroove
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Brent

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +9.3%

A solid tripel, and my first sample of this brewery's effort at a Belgian style - they appear to be on-track. Bright and sharp up front, almost a bit cutting, with a somewhat acidic front. Lively carbonation. Some candy sugar and restrained yeasty funk. ETOH is a little raw toward the end, with a clean, lingering bitter finish.

10-03-2011 13:58:15 | More by Brent
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CWhite

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

05-20-2012 20:09:11 | More by CWhite
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estevan1024

Indiana

4/5  rDev +9.3%

10-16-2013 21:06:51 | More by estevan1024
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HumanParaquat

Indiana

3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

06-28-2014 14:21:33 | More by HumanParaquat
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jhillwastaken

Illinois

2/5  rDev -45.4%

07-15-2013 20:34:18 | More by jhillwastaken
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aasher

Indiana

3.33/5  rDev -9%

I opened this bottle that I'd been cellaring since I received a free bottle from an Upland rep when it was first released. It poured a pretty thin light orange with a one finger creme colored head. It was much clearer than it was the first time I tried this. It's missing the cloudiness that I love from my Tripels. The aromas are pretty blase. There isn't as much going on as you'd like. It's slightly yeasty with some light hops. It didn't possess any sweetness or alcohol. The taste is just decent and nothing spectacular. It's not very strong and nothing in particular stands out. It drinks pretty light and doesn't have the fuller body that I prefer either. It's just ok. It is pretty drinkable for the higher content but overall it doesn't really impress in any category. This was much better the first time I had it.

11-25-2010 03:59:29 | More by aasher
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csustar001

New York

4/5  rDev +9.3%

06-16-2013 14:38:07 | More by csustar001
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TheBattousai

Illinois

3/5  rDev -18%

07-06-2013 02:53:03 | More by TheBattousai
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EnJeiBee

Wisconsin

3.43/5  rDev -6.3%

A - Poured a hazy pale yellow, with a 2-finger head that quickly thinned out

S - Very light aroma of sweet pale malt combined with a very faint belgian funk you would expect

T - Candi sugar and bready malt flavors are present upfront, but truly dominated by how hot the brew is. Unfortunately, the alcohol really dominates the flavor profile.

M - Medium bodied and softly carbonated with a slight alcoholic burn

O - I was slightly disappointed with this. I have a hard time deciphering whether the flavor profile is lacking or the alcohol is taking over. Either way, I think this brew would benefit from toning down the alcohol and letting the ingredients shine a little more.

10-05-2011 03:06:43 | More by EnJeiBee
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lilsmizzul1225

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

07-25-2014 01:52:49 | More by lilsmizzul1225
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MindEyeSight

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

07-08-2013 20:20:10 | More by MindEyeSight
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Infinite Wisdom Tripel from Upland Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 103 ratings.