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Infinite Wisdom Tripel - Upland Brewing Company

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83
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111 Ratings
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Ratings: 111
Reviews: 41
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 13.08%
Wants: 7
Gots: 13 | 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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Photo of sweemzander
2.48/5  rDev -32.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

22oz. bottle poured into a tulip. Thanks to Chris for sharing!

(A)- Pours a clear yellow color. Some white froth and lace.

(S)- A dry dusty banana creme funk. Bits of honey.

(T)- Very sweet and sugary. Bits of lemon, yeast, and banana cream.

(M)- A good carbonation level. Extremely sweet and sugary almost to the point of off-putting.

(D)- Very sweet; tons of candi sugar in this. Tastes good, but not that easy to drink/ enjoy.

sweemzander, Oct 29, 2011
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2.88/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 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.

n2185, Jun 13, 2011
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2.93/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

$8.99 for a bomber. Bottled on March 2010.

A: cloudy, orange color with decent head that slowly dissipated
S: extremely mild nose, slightly cloying, nothing special
T: tripel qualities are definitely there but the beer is quite hot, I would prefer a few less percentages of alcohol, the spritzy quality can't come through with the alcohol, cloying
M: rounded but a ton of EtOH
O: decent but could tone it down a bit on the alcohol

wisrarebeer, Aug 07, 2011
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3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

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3.33/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

aasher, Nov 25, 2010
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3.33/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A – dark yellow. Like a farmhouse or a saisson. No head at all.

S – fruity, a lot like blue moon (no offense). The alcohol is noticeable.

T – Immediately sweet, tastes like Mead. I’d swear there’s oranges in here. I almost thought too sweet, but it’s growing on me. It is softly layered, with the slightest hint of bitter at the end. You have to really taste for any bit of Hops. It’s nicely strong in flavor, a lot of tripel’s seem watered down, not this one. This one is almost syrupy…

M – thicker than most beers. Plenty of sweet aftertaste … and if you really look for it, a bit of hops.

O – I couldn't drink a six pack of this. It’s thick, and too sweet for my preference. That said, it’s got a nice layer of heavy mead opening, and a softer slight tinge of hops after. As for it being supposedly “Belgian Style”; I can’t find it. None of the classic Phenolic yeast taste that you’d get in a normal Trappist or another high end Tripel. While this beer is a good sweet sipping beer, I was disappointed not to taste any of the acidic layers that I seek out Belgian beer specifically for.

burntoutphilosopher, May 11, 2014
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3.33/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance:

When I popped the cap there was very little hissing noise and I feared no carbonation. On the pour this comes out a very hazy deep golden straw color with some orangy tones around the edges. A bone white paper thin head was barley floating on top of this this ale. When I hold it up to the light there is no yeast chunks, and as I give a swirl there is a medium amount of lacing creeping down the walls of the glass.

Smell:

A sweet bouquet of orange blossom honey and freshly baked biscuits, lemon peels, bananas, and prominent aromas of white grape juice. I can't pull out any hops presence or alcohol heat.

Taste:

Very sweet, almost on the verge of being cloying. This really reminds me of having Welches white grape juice or a sweet white wine. There are lots of funky phenolic flavors like apples, cloves, and esters to round out all the sweetness. Only in the finish I can pull out the 9% ABV which slightly burns a little bit.

Mouthfeel:

Very good and not overly thick and super dry like some. The carbonation is perfect and easy to sip on.

Bmoyer0301, Dec 19, 2010
Photo of mdfb79
3.35/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

From 08/26/10 notes. Had at a local DC tasting.

a - Pours a clear golden color with 2 inches of white head.

s - Smells of pepper, spices, yeast, and light citrus.

t - Tastes of spices, cloves, and pepper. Light citrus. Not a lot jumps out here.

m - Light body and moderate carbonation.

d - An ok tripel that was heavy on the spices. Probably wouldn't seek out again.

mdfb79, Sep 16, 2010
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3.43/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

EnJeiBee, Oct 05, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

PBRmeasap1980, Jul 25, 2014
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Infinite Wisdom Tripel from Upland Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 111 ratings.