Infinite Wisdom Tripel - Upland Brewing Company
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4.33/5 rDev +18.3%
On tap at Carmel Upland tap room.
A: Clear medium gold with about a finger of solid white head. Very good.
S: Candy like esters, bubble gum, coriander, light spices.
T: The esters and gum come out at first, particularly as the beer warms a tad. The alcohol is there, but muted for this high ABV. Tripels are great for that almost candy like flavor and this hits it perfectly without introducing unnecessary oddities.
M: Medium bodied and very fresh from the tap. Excellent.
One of my favorite Tripels.
06-08-2014 19:14:33 | More by RyanPoff
4.28/5 rDev +16.9%
Had this on tap at the brewery on 03.07.09. Served in a snifter.
A: Typical tripel color with a minimal head, although the lacing clings throughout.
S: Slight hints of alcohol with fruity smells throughout--sort of reminded me of a hefewiezen.
T: Sweet for the style, but in a very good way. Again, reminded me of a hefeweizen-tripel cross. Slight hunts of bubble gum.
M: Very smooth. Slightly creamy, and little indication of the 9.0 abv.
D: Very drinkable. If not for the high abv, I definitely would have had more than one. Hopefully this will be released in bottles, as this is the first Upland brew that I have been very impressed with, although this is not to say that the others are bad by any means.
03-09-2009 02:26:29 | More by Thorpe429
4.22/5 rDev +15.3%
Damn Dark Lord Day. So much happens and yet I always remember so little. I met and hung out with Upland cellarmaster--forget his name, but remember what he looked like. He broke out a bottle of barrel aged something or other (maybe this, maybe?) and it was stellar, made me want to try some of Upland's high octane brews.
This pours kind of pale for a tripel. I know it's listed as a Belgian Strong on here, but it says Tripel right on the bottle and that's what I am grading it as. Honey colored with a smallish white head. Not bad looking, not at all, but not that great for the style.
Smells lightly spicy, solidly like purple fruit, and very lightly yeasty alcoholic.
Tastes as it smells: a solid approximation of a style that usually eludes American brewers. Starts on very light nodes of cloves and allspice, and this move quickly into a long middle of very ripe berries and prunes, and ends on a lightly burny yeast.
Trouble here is that the brew is caught in between styles. It's a bit too fruity to be a regular belgian strong, but not nearly fruity, yeasty, burny, or vinous enough to be an exceptional tripel. It's a smooth beer, no off nodes and immensely drinkable for its strength.
05-22-2010 05:39:57 | More by mynie
4.18/5 rDev +14.2%
This beer, courtesy of my man Peesie, had the splendid fortune of being pitted up against my first homebrewed attempt at a tripel. While my beer was delicious and also around this 9.6% mark, my care for my making of the candi sugar resulted in a beer that looks more Belgian red than the creamy gold of a tripel.
This beer possesses that golden clarity, a bit of curtseying up on the lap of my glass. Glorious.
The nose is all phenol, peppers and pears, with the slightest bit of fusel background. A little floral hop character.
Peppery flavor, a little bitter, slightly fruity, but overall quite dry and very delicious. Prickly carbonation brings the phenols forward quickly and sharply.
A well presented and delicious beverage. A great gift from the package and something for my next attempt to aspire to.
06-26-2011 04:19:08 | More by dragonWhale
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
4.05/5 rDev +10.7%
Pours a decent golden color, but with no head and just a little bit of lacing. Very nice scent, very sweet with a nice spiciness to it. Good flavor; a lot of malt sweetness along with a very nice dark spiciness at the end, along with just a bit of hop bitterness. Goes down well, although there is a bit of roughness from the spiciness.
07-30-2010 23:25:24 | More by JamesS
4.03/5 rDev +10.1%
A: Bright gold with a suspension of yeast, tiny bone-white head and no lacing.
S: Extremely fragrant. Fruity and spicy, crisp citrus hop smell, and alcohol.
T: Sweet malty flavor with medium body, the sweet boozy flavor of candi sugar evident. Crisp hop flavor that is, if anything, slightly lacking. A little biscuity at the end.
M: Great carb and medium-light body. Extremely drinkable.
Tasty. I will definitely get another bottle or two for the cellar.
05-08-2011 01:02:26 | More by vitrael
4.03/5 rDev +10.1%
Gorgeous peachy gold hue with a glowing glaze of glare to smear out the body from being clear. Small and tight capping of yellowed ivory foam slips off quickly to keep a solid collar. Ultra thin patchy stringed lacing is placed sporatically across the goblet.
Soft airy aroma that's slightly white grapey with a fingerprint of peach, banana, and starfruit squeezed in as is a bit of fresh clove spice and citrus zest. Yet seems overall like a fruity suited warmth.
Taste is mildly sunken into a dullish citrusy core of peach, starfruit, pear, banana, and a fraction of orange. Warm toned, moderately beefy and tenderly sweet with the citrusy stuff backed with light bready doughyness and light hoppy dryness appearing in the finish along with a good standing influence of candyish yeast and a pinch of clove-like spice.
Solid medium body wrapped with a bold touch of effort to a welcomed warmth in each sip. Smooth, soft, with a firm carbonation. Dully sweet, even more dully citrusy, with a small tuft of drying yeast, spices, and hops in the finish to wrap up the warming citrusy sweetness.
A pretty solid Tripel from Upland that I found to be far too drinkable and the bomber was hollow much quicker then expected. Ummm...BTW - that's a good thing.
09-15-2010 00:02:31 | More by tavernjef
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
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
United Kingdom (Wales)
4/5 rDev +9.3%
On tap at FFF
Served in a tulip.
Served with 1 finger of thick white head. Leaves some decent lace. Color is a clear golden orange.
Aroma: Fresh crisp hop aroma with lots of spice and Belgian yeast. Bananas and cloves show.
Taste: Big spice flavors. Coriander, cloves, lemon zest, and orange peel. Lots of Belgian yeast. Bananas and fruit flavors as well.
Mouthfeel: Crisp and spiced. Medium bodied with a medium amount of carbonation. Ends dry with a lot of spice flavors in the aftertaste.
Overall, a good representation of a trippel. A touch boozy making it a sipper but I was pretty happy with this one.
08-03-2010 23:15:15 | More by mothman
Infinite Wisdom Tripel from Upland Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 103 ratings.