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Infinite Wisdom Tripel - Upland Brewing Company

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110 Ratings
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Ratings: 110
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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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

cmrillo, May 20, 2014
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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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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Chingringo, Apr 14, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

FrankHashimoto, Apr 11, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

773-F-I-B, Apr 11, 2014
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2/5  rDev -45.5%

Fettpopps, Mar 16, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

murraymj, Mar 15, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Kegatron, Jan 30, 2014
Photo of RickS95
3.95/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

RickS95, Jan 18, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +29.4%

BennyThon, Jan 14, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

TapHeadBrewing, Jan 11, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +22.6%

ToddGingerich, Dec 27, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -25.1%

NooseJustice, Dec 01, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

Stinger80OH, Nov 12, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

mattboyer182, Nov 03, 2013
Photo of Beric
3.73/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Serving: On tap, 5 oz sampler from Upland Production Brewery
Served: 26 October 2013

Appearance: A clear golden yellow with a nice white, soapy head. Good carbonation, but the bubbles are significantly bigger than Belgian versions of the style.

Smell: Compared to other tripels, this one didn't smell like much. I wasn't picking up the yeasty, banana-like esters I get from other tripels.

Taste: I had this one after the Upland Wheat Ale and it was a world of difference. Where the Upland Wheat had some weird spicy funk to it, this one was almost cloyingly sweet. It was not sweet. There were some funky notes as you would expect from a Belgian style, but much less pronounced than unfiltered tripels. I'm not sure why they filtered this one, since I think they yeast would make this one taste a lot better.

Mouthfeel: Great mouthfeel. Even though the bubbles looked a bit bigger than other Belgian style beers, this one had great carbonation and a nice silky texture on the palate.

Overall: I'm conflicted about this one-- it's good but it's only good compared to Upland's weaker offerings (which unfortunately are some of their most popular ones). Compared to these, this is a great beer; compared to other tripels, this one lacks in character and taste due to the overpowering sweetness.

Beric, Oct 26, 2013
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4/5  rDev +9%

estevan1024, Oct 16, 2013
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4/5  rDev +9%

bralston345, Oct 13, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

fredmugs, Sep 20, 2013
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3/5  rDev -18.3%

Thomas_Picton, Sep 08, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

derkfromwi, Jul 28, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

MaseFace, Jul 26, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

PEIhop, Jul 24, 2013
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2/5  rDev -45.5%

jhillwastaken, Jul 15, 2013
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4/5  rDev +9%

psmith161, Jul 09, 2013
Infinite Wisdom Tripel from Upland Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 110 ratings.