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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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: aaronh on 09-01-2002)
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philbe311

Pennsylvania

3.98/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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...

Serving type: on-tap

10-01-2011 21:30:31 | More by philbe311
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bum732

Lesotho

4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

06-14-2014 19:24:37 | More by bum732
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nh2032

New York

4/5  rDev -4.3%

11-25-2011 13:41:12 | More by nh2032
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DeutschesBier

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

06-03-2013 14:30:48 | More by DeutschesBier
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bcsbeer

Florida

4/5  rDev -4.3%

06-10-2013 04:23:51 | More by bcsbeer
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thain709

Pennsylvania

4.13/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - A bright and beautiful golden body with a slight cloudiness...a thin head develops and settles into a ring...not much lacing

S - Bread and yeast stand out...some fruits...and a slight alcohol aroma

T - Very sweet right off the bat...a big dose of the candied sugar...the taste becomes more complex with major fruit in the middle...a spicy bitterness to finish it off...the alcohol really comes out when the beer gets warm

M - Medium body that has a lot of complexity...you have to let it all mellow on your palate

D - Very drinkable...the alcohol is hidden well...a great balance between sweet and spicy...I will be having more from SGBC

Serving type: growler

03-30-2009 01:12:16 | More by thain709
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mikereaser

Pennsylvania

4.38/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - pours a hazy golden yellow with just a layer of fine bubbles on the surface

S - fruity aromas with a bit of spiciness

T - candied sugar and citrusy sweet with a bit of peppery spiciness

M/D - Definitely one of my favorites of their brews. Its just an enjoyment to drink from start to finish. Medium bodied tripel that drinks way too easy for my own safety.

Serving type: on-tap

01-06-2009 16:52:56 | More by mikereaser
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Dreadnaught33

District of Columbia

4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

01-24-2014 18:36:36 | More by Dreadnaught33
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aaronh

Pennsylvania

4.8/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This is a beautiful brew. Enticing golden color with a wonderful head that dissipates and leaves a very nice lace. The aromas are extremely complex, with some clove, banana and yeast aromas dominating. The flavor is astounding with a strong banana overtone. The mouthfeel is better than many in my opinion, because while the alcohol is noticable, it doesn't have the astringent qualities that normally accompanies a raw tripel. This was a fairly recently brewed keg. I would love to try an aged version and visit the brewpub. I wish this were available in bottles because it is by far my favorite beer.

Serving type: on-tap

09-01-2002 17:30:43 | More by aaronh
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BeerCon5

Pennsylvania

4.33/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: on-tap

10-11-2011 15:26:05 | More by BeerCon5
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MikeWard

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I rarely leave the Selinsgrove Brewpub without finishing on a glass of the excellent Trippel

Served in a tulip style glass, a slightly hazy yellow, with a thin head, which maintains through most of the tasting. Carbonation is thin, seeming to rise up from only the center of the glass.

The aroma gets the mouth watering, yeasty, sugary, a whiff of the booze. Taste does not disappoint. Very well balanced. Have to respect the 8.5abv, but it's hard not to take this one on, so tasty. (The used to only allow 2 of these per customer, but now 3)

Overall, an excellent Trippel, and my favorite SBP offering. The missus even bought me a growler to take on home. Life is good.

Serving type: on-tap

10-03-2011 23:17:56 | More by MikeWard
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CliffBrake

New Hampshire

3.48/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Hazy light orange color with a fine creamy head that dies down and leave a bit of lacing.

Spicy nose with coriander, citrus and toast. Similar flavors with an overall chalky character. A bit heavy - not at all bright or sparkly like some tripels.

Full bodied with very light carbonation. Overall, this tripel seems to be bogged down in its size a bit. Tasty enough and a good foil for the soft pretzel with spicy mustard.

Serving type: on-tap

02-19-2012 00:26:11 | More by CliffBrake
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RyanGoodman

Bolivia

3.5/5  rDev -16.3%

03-03-2012 13:17:12 | More by RyanGoodman
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ryser2k

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -16.3%

11-11-2013 19:06:07 | More by ryser2k
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JohnnyM2002

Maryland

4.4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Sampled on-tap at Selin's Grove Brewing Company.

A - Pours a cloudy orange/tan with a pillowy, white head that sits comfortably atop the beer for quite some time, before melting into a nice lace.

S - Coriander (among other spices), yeast, and many fruits working together to fill the air. Alcohol comes through towards the end.

T - Sugary fruit and a surprising hoppiness balance out the creamy yeast & spices. Aroma carries through to the taste very nicely...alcohol is there, but you don't really pay attention to it, because the fruits cancel out the effects in the taste.

M - Creamy body with a slightly bittersweet finish...very crisp.

D - Wouldn't want to start my night with one...but the perfect ending. It paired very nicely with a piece of caramel apple pie.

Serving type: on-tap

03-26-2007 14:38:15 | More by JohnnyM2002
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jakester

Pennsylvania

4.65/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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!

Serving type: on-tap

07-04-2005 17:15:23 | More by jakester
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rdrummer

New Jersey

4.6/5  rDev +10%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: on-tap

05-09-2004 15:40:39 | More by rdrummer
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Zdrummer15

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -4.3%

03-09-2014 23:16:19 | More by Zdrummer15
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jordanmiller

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -4.3%

12-27-2011 00:49:59 | More by jordanmiller
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smokeypeat

Maryland

3.98/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: on-tap

01-01-2011 20:49:41 | More by smokeypeat
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swfeidt

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -4.3%

07-28-2013 16:49:17 | More by swfeidt
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NearTheGrove

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

01-02-2013 18:51:46 | More by NearTheGrove
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bbsaur

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

06-18-2014 05:07:16 | More by bbsaur
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ASTASOLLILJA

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

06-21-2012 15:41:41 | More by ASTASOLLILJA
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adamdanger

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

11-09-2012 14:38:41 | More by adamdanger
Stealth Tripel from Selin's Grove Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 54 ratings.