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Infinite Wisdom Tripel - Upland Brewing Company

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97 Ratings
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Ratings: 97
Reviews: 40
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 12.84%
Wants: 6
Gots: 7 | 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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cwd

Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

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

South Carolina

3.63/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Very nice pillowy head, went to a thick lacing after a few minutes. At first, it had a strong wheat/banana smell, similar to some of my homebrews. After it warmed up, it still had the wheat presence, but had more tropical fruits, some malt, very little hops. Taste was very malty, with an "alcoholy" finish, kind of had a warming sensation as it went down. No bad aftertastes, which is a plus in my book. Overall an alright brew from Upland.

Serving type: bottle

06-27-2012 05:28:28 | More by JISurfer
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neckbracesub

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

06-25-2012 20:16:15 | More by neckbracesub
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martyl1000

Wisconsin

3.83/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at MaSON lounge, Madison. Glad to have the chance to sample this on tap. Definitely has the tropical fruit of a tripel, but doesn't have the malt of one. I like this well enough. But couldn't be satisfied w/ what little esle is going on here

Serving type: on-tap

05-30-2012 05:58:55 | More by martyl1000
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jaidenjb

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

05-29-2012 00:48:24 | More by jaidenjb
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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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davey101

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottled on March, 2010. 22 oz bomber into a tulip glass.

A - Light amber body, slightly hazy. Soapy three finger off-white head forms, dies down to edging with large bubbles. Moderate lacing.

S - Spices, cloves and cinnamon. Sweet biscuity malts. Lots of banana and citrus. Bit of grass on the finish.

T - Very banana heavy with cloves and really sweet biscuity malts. Slightly alcoholic and warming. Medium mouth feel, but its almost syrupy.

O - A tasty beer that has surprisingly aged well. Really doesn't stack up against the Belgian and Trappist tripels though.

Serving type: bottle

04-29-2012 02:38:54 | More by davey101
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antoines15

California

3/5  rDev -18%

04-19-2012 00:59:12 | More by antoines15
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RunForYourBeer

Indiana

3.9/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a golden yellow with a thin white head. Carbonation is visible.

S: Cloves, lots of banana, hints of alcohol and lemon.

T: Starts with a bit of wheat along with the cloves and banana. Finish is citrusy with a bit of alcohol warming.

M: Medium with above average carbonation.

O: Very drinkable for the strength. More banana flavor than I've noticed in a beer but I like how it works.

Serving type: bottle

04-17-2012 22:33:44 | More by RunForYourBeer
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rmehughes

Indiana

4/5  rDev +9.3%

04-12-2012 01:41:18 | More by rmehughes
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MSandahl23

Indiana

4/5  rDev +9.3%

03-29-2012 01:00:51 | More by MSandahl23
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olafphysics

Illinois

4/5  rDev +9.3%

02-29-2012 02:05:11 | More by olafphysics
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

3/5  rDev -18%

01-13-2012 23:12:01 | More by ygtbsm94
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jheiss

Indiana

2.5/5  rDev -31.7%

12-18-2011 20:16:59 | More by jheiss
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superspak

Michigan

3.9/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

22 ounce bottle into chalice, notched bottle date of Feb 2010(almost 2 years old). Pours very hazy golden straw color with a fairly dense 1 finger white head with good retention that reduces to a thin lacing cap that lasts. Slight bits of lacing cling to the glass. Good amount of carbonation streaming up from the bottom. Aromas of big bread, lemon zest, pepper, banana, apple, light caramel, orange, spicy yeast and a bit of alcohol. Nice and balanced aromas with good strength. Taste of big lemon, banana, clove, pepper, bread, apple, grape, tart graininess, candi sugar, and spicy yeast. No bitterness; with lingering notes of pepper, bread, citrus, banana, and spicy yeast on the finish for a bit. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a fairly creamy and smooth mouthfeel that drinks quite easily but is still a sipper at 9%. No alcohol other than a slight warming after the finish. Overall this is a surprisingly very nice and enjoyable Tripel. Good balance of flavors with smooth drinkability for the level of alcohol.

Serving type: bottle

12-04-2011 04:30:26 | More by superspak
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mikesgroove

South Carolina

4.1/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Serving type: bottle

11-18-2011 03:03:15 | More by mikesgroove
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adamb0719

Indiana

4/5  rDev +9.3%

11-16-2011 21:55:11 | More by adamb0719
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sweemzander

Illinois

2.48/5  rDev -32.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

10-29-2011 16:36:46 | More by sweemzander
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EnJeiBee

Wisconsin

3.43/5  rDev -6.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

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

Illinois

3.63/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

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

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

10-03-2011 13:58:15 | More by Brent
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jsh420

Illinois

3.65/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Serving type: bottle

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

District of Columbia

3.68/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I picked this up on one of my many trips back to the Midwest. Hell, my family lives there....

A: I got a mild haze on the peppery orange color. The carbonation was visible and was definitely prominent. Little floaties and then some.

S: Soggy breakfast cereal, mild on the nose, maybe some diluted citrus, but not much more.

T: Diluted candy sugar, a tinge of booze, but not much. I really appreciated that this Tripel was not a coriander, spice bomb.

M: Thick and sugary-syrupy, but that was part of its charm. The lacing was splotchy at best.

O: Good Tripel, glad I had it, but moving on now...

Serving type: bottle

09-15-2011 02:50:06 | More by Chaney
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wisrarebeer

Wisconsin

2.93/5  rDev -19.9%
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

Serving type: bottle

08-07-2011 01:13:43 | More by wisrarebeer
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bluejacket74

Ohio

3.93/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 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.

Serving type: bottle

07-15-2011 21:54:04 | More by bluejacket74
Infinite Wisdom Tripel from Upland Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 97 ratings.