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Stealth Tripel - Selin's Grove Brewing Company

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Stealth Tripel
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54 Ratings
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Ratings: 54
Reviews: 28
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 7.89%
Wants: 14
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Selin's Grove Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
Tripel |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: aaronh on 09-01-2002)
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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

Dreadnaught33, Jan 24, 2014
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Photo of jakester
4.65/5  rDev +11.2%

I had this on tap at the brewpub.

Comes a cloudy peach/apricot color, with a one finger head of white foam that quickly falls to islands and a ring. No lacing on the glass.

Aroma is of pineapples, bubblegum, that funky/earthy Belgium yeast smell we all love, and alcohol.

Flavor is of pineapples, mangoes, sweet syrupy malts and unfermented sugars. Big time heat from alcohol. I'm only having one of these! There is, surprisingly, plenty of hop bitterness to balance all this, and indeed herbal/grassy hop flavor as well. There is so much going on here, it's tough to describe it all.

Mouthfeel is hot/sweet, kind of like habenero pepper jelly, medium carbonation, and a tongue searing heat from alcohol.

For the style, I guess you'd have to say it's a highly drinkable, delicious tripel. But don't be driving, or even walking too far, because you will be in trouble!

jakester, Jul 04, 2005
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3.5/5  rDev -16.3%

ryser2k, Nov 11, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

ASTASOLLILJA, Jun 21, 2012
Photo of Sammy
3.95/5  rDev -5.5%

A great tripel. Cloudy orange with a whisp of head. Lacey. Aroma of fruit and yeast.Medium mouthfeel. The taste-did they cut these fruits in? Unfiltered taste, apricot and then peach. A bit on the sweeter side.Aged? Yet the fruit could be a smoothie cut up an hour ago, masterful brewing by the couple. A must try, and as good as a monk in Belgium.

Sammy, May 06, 2007
Photo of Kegatron
4.47/5  rDev +6.9%

On tap at the brewpub.

Pours a hazy golden copper with a 1/2 finger of creamy brite-white head. Retains well, sticking around the edges and leaving some thin wisps floating across the center. Lacing was decent with some slivers hanging around on the sides of the glass. The aroma is a nose tingling fume of candied sweetness, earthy hops, spice, yeast, citric fruits, and a waft of heat.

The taste is a smooth mix of some more candied sugars, spicy, earthy hops, and some dry citrus character enclosed in a shell of yeast and funk. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with an effervescent carbonation and poppy feel that softens a bit as it warms. And although this is listed as 8.5% ABV, I've got the feeling that is actually quite a bit more. There is some definite warmth in the body but the overall feel is so smooth, you hardly notice it.

Wow! This is always a joy to see on tap, as it really is up there with some of the top Tripels. As for the drinkibility, there's a reason that they call this stuff Stealth folks. It will creep up on you BIG TIME, if you let it. Great stuff!

Kegatron, Aug 04, 2008
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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

bbsaur, Jun 18, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

bum732, Jun 14, 2014
Photo of beerthulhu
4.13/5  rDev -1.2%

On tap 8-14-10.

A: Similar to their saison in color a cloudy golden sunset pretzel orange is highlighted by a vibrant strong display of effervesce composed of tightly knitted bubbles rising single file at a average rate. The head was creamy, sticking well to the glass leaving a thin film coating of good coverage behind.

S: Spicy nose, with a warm tropical fruitiness. Soft and refined with some hints of warming alcohol. Overall simple yet dry and rewarding.

T: Again as with their saison what the nose lacked, the flavor delivered two-fold. Warm alcohol meets up with a spicy hopping that was sharp and well defined. Dry tropical fruitiness move in along with a good peppery dash on the finish. Warming, crisp and peppery best sums this up flavorwise that is truly elevated beyond most its peers.

M: Another good mouthful, warming alcohol with a tight carbonation factor. A dry finish and a peppery dash ends things with good results.

D: Solid by example, a nice gentle warming touch of alcohol but still comes off very manageable to consume. Worthy of a follow up.

beerthulhu, Aug 23, 2010
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3.83/5  rDev -8.4%

Thanks to FTB and JennieB for bringing a growler of this beer to our tailgate. Nothin' like the smell of tripel in the morning.

A: The tripel has a a darker golden hue, dark and full enough to be opaque. A finger of head was generally unremarkable.

S: The nose is sweet, laiden with this candi sugars and Belgian yeast. Pale malts peak through, as does a pretty heavy load of alcohol.

T: The body follows the nose with plenty of sweet candi sugars and yeast-driven fruit. Pale malts struggle to keep up. Behind the initial flavors, the alcohol lies in wait, pouncing with a vengeance in every sip. The alcohol is strong, almost a dominant partner in the tripel.

M: The tripel starts well before getting too hot. The flavors aren't quite fusel but they come close.

D: Only 8.5%? This one feels like a 10%+ behemoth. The tripel needs to be approached lightly or else it will beat you up.

akorsak, Nov 15, 2009
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3.98/5  rDev -4.8%

A - A slight pure white colored creamy head... A vibrant bright yellow color... An undeniable haze permeates... Limited carbonation throughout...

S - Lemon scented Luden's cough drops... Pinneapple... Mango... Some faint notes of honey... Candied sugars... A faint whiff of Belgian yeast...

T - An interesting array of flavors... Lemon zest... A bit of pineapple... Some candied sugars... Muted banana... A muted spiciness... Some wheat like notes...

M - On the fuller side of medium bodied... Dense and a bit sturdy... Surprisingly syrupy... A bit on the thick side of the equation... Light carbonation...

D - A bit thicker and sweeter than I expect for the style... Formidable none the less... The 9% ABV is fairly well hidden...
Rather satisfying...

philbe311, Oct 01, 2011
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3.9/5  rDev -6.7%

Poured from the growler into a tulip glass.

A body of brass yellow slight orb glowing but a fourteen carat gold appearance. Rising cola large bubble carbonation. Head is white and tight but only grows so large. No lacing at all.

Nose is mild small candi sense, and malt. A standard tripel but also not particularly boozy either. Looking for a little more action here but this is alright.

Taste brings small apple sweetness, a mix of honey and sugar, gentle palate feeling. Texture brings some light malt and hint of little alcohol.

Overall pretty basic for a tripel but still a solid beer and enjoyable.

smakawhat, Oct 09, 2011
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4.6/5  rDev +10%

This is another hit from the folks at Selin's Grove or should it be in Selinsgrove. The Tripel unfortunately is a seasonal brew so you can be disappointed on a number of visits. It is a beautiful, hazy golden color with a huge white head. The smell is hoppy and fruity at the same time. There is citrusy aroma under the hoppiness. The taste is a really well balanced Tripel with a great taste of malt, quickly replaced by hops, and then finally rounded off with a sweetness and an alcohol kick. It is a little thin in the mouth and with the high alcohol content, two is my limit.

rdrummer, May 09, 2004
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3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

mendvicdog, Jun 16, 2014
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4/5  rDev -4.3%

Rhettroactive, Oct 27, 2012
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3.98/5  rDev -4.8%

First visit to Selin's Grove and really liked the place. The Triple was poured into a goblet and had a nice light orange/dark gold appearance with a frothy off white head two fingerwidths high. Smell has some typically banana, clove, spicy esters, along with a little bit more alcohol than I expected. Taste is what I expect in a triple, little bit more sugar and warm booziness than in some other triples I enjoy. All in all a strong representation of the style.

smokeypeat, Jan 01, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -16.3%

bigfnjoe, Jan 20, 2014
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4/5  rDev -4.3%

swfeidt, Jul 28, 2013
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4.33/5  rDev +3.6%

Pours a bright golden color with a thick fluffy white head, that stays throughout most of the beer.

The scent is of citrus, yeast, and belgian sugars.

The taste is of very sweet sugars, lemon, yeast, and a noticeable alcohol presence.

Medium bodied, crisp and smooth, moderate carbonation.

I really enjoyed this beer, very good flavor and very easy to drink.

BeerCon5, Oct 11, 2011
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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

On tap at the brewpub. Reviewed from notes.

Pours a nice golden color with a large white head and a good dose of lacing as it goes down. The nose brings some pepper, spice, candied sugar, light malt, and some booze. The taste brings forward more of the spice and some light fruits. Nice mouthfeel with a touch of alcohol and spice. Not the best version of the style, but it certainly gets the job done and is a good representation.

Thorpe429, Oct 24, 2010
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4/5  rDev -4.3%

nh2032, Nov 25, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

nmann08, Jan 24, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

bigred89, Jun 07, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

adamdanger, Nov 09, 2012
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4/5  rDev -4.3%

Zdrummer15, Mar 09, 2014
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Stealth Tripel from Selin's Grove Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 54 ratings.