Incubus - Sly Fox Brewing Company
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Ratings: 65 | Reviews: 44 | Display Reviews Only:
2.58/5 rDev -32.3%
Bottle courtesy of Hopdog: Poured a deep clear golden color ale with a super huge bubbly white head with average retention but great lacing. Aroma of candi sugar is dominant with some warm alcohol with some subtle but enjoyable note of cloves and wheat. Taste is somewhat a mess with way too much sugar and alcohol that covers the cloves and wheat aspect of the beer. Body is thin and too filtrated to be enjoyable but carbonation is just perfect. This one was just definitely too hot for my liking and not something I will seek again.
12-01-2006 17:59:28 | More by Phyl21ca
2.93/5 rDev -23.1%
As a Phoenixville boy I practically grew up on Sly Fox, back when they were just a microbrewery, not necessarily a craft brewery.
A- That muddy trippel gold, clouded by fine sediment, with a white merange head that tells us loud and clear that it's going to stick around for the long haul.
S- Intense Belgian sours on top of a malty sweet backbone with hints of autumnal fruits, like apples and raisins.
T- Wow, real heavy on the sweets up front, with burnt caremals getting immediately pushed off the stage by a sour assault. Hints of root vegetables, the kind with high doses of beta carotene. Alcohol pokes its head through a bit too. Overall, really just too sweet for my tastes, which may be a result of some unintentional aging.
M- Very creamy, and the alcohol comes through to burn the roof of the mouth in a nice way.
D- The intensity of both the sweetness and sourness makes this tough to put back.
Wish I could provide a better grade for my first Sly Fox review, but this beer wasn't really my style. Maybe when I review 113 IPA.
03-22-2010 00:52:36 | More by rawthar
2.95/5 rDev -22.6%
Had this on 2011-10-17 in Columbia, PA
A - Mostly-clear straw with a 3-finger white head and lots of bubbles from the bottom of the glass. Head fades quickly and leaves scant lacing.
S - Sweet lemon grass and mild belgian yeast smell. Not overpowering but pleasing.
T - Very sweet like a Sprite soda with a few spices, a twist of lemon and some mild hops stirred in. It helps to initially disguise the alcohol.
M - Medium mouthfeel and carbonation. Syrupy. Not refreshing.
O - This one didn't do it for me. I think it could be enjoyed by folks looking for a safe way into a high ABV brew but I need a richer palette of flavors if I'm going to spend my calories on a high ABV brew.
10-17-2011 20:14:55 | More by Tucquan
3.03/5 rDev -20.5%
Not my favorite Tripel, but still drinkable...
Pours translucent light medium gold with a moderate thick head. Lacing is good. Nose is mostly alcohol-y but has some fruitiness and funkiness there as well. Taste is decent, didn't taste like a 11% but wasn't too far off. The balance of alcohols, fruits, and malts were a bit off imho. The first glass went down a bit harsh but after that who cares with a 11%! Altogether a passable Tripel.
03-28-2008 03:12:49 | More by aquatonex
3.25/5 rDev -14.7%
Poured into a tulip glass,a very mirkey golden color,a pillowy,slightly off-white head. could not see carbination thru the mirkeyness,only particles of yeast.
The aroma was clovey,fruity like overripe fruit,a hint of vanailla,and bannana,apple.Winey with evidence of alcohol presence.A very complex aroma.
The taste was sweet candy-like,of honey with hints of caramell.Very fruity.of ripened fruit,a big alcohol warming at the finish. The complexity was a bit overtaken by the constant presense of alcohol.
The mouthfeel velvety,prickley,a bit rough with the alcohol taste.
This is not a beer for the faint of heart.
Drinkability: Only for those not minding the taste of alcohol,in a beer.
All said a smooth feel,goes down fairly easy,could not drink more than 1 bottle at a time of this beer.This beer makes you feel warm all over.
A perfect winter warmer.
10-24-2006 02:32:40 | More by jcdiflorio
District of Columbia
3.33/5 rDev -12.6%
Bought this bottle at the Phoenixville location two weeks ago.
Pours a bright honey-amber, with a creamy off-white head of foam that clings to the sides of my tulip.
Aroma is tinged with honey and caramel, traces of spicy hops, citrus fruit, and white pepper. At first, I caught a whiff of diacteyl, but this blew off as the beer was exposed to air.
Enters with a trace of diacetyl, then a sweet, caramelly body, with notes of stone fruit, citrus, honey, flowers and spice. Finishes with a lingering hint of sweetness, with notes of peaches in cream.
Medium bodied, a bit cloying, with low CO2 - doesn't have the lightness or effervescence that a good triple should have.
Overall, a good, flavorful triple, though a bit too sweet and heavy - underattenuated(?), and low on CO2 - reducing drinkability.
08-17-2006 00:26:44 | More by chimaychimaynot
3.35/5 rDev -12.1%
Pours a slightly cloudy yellow orange. Thin fizzy head with a small ring of lacing. Very mild aromas. Smells like caramel and fruit.
Tastes a little funky to me. My bottle is almost a year old, so it's not the freshest. Really sweet up front. With a spiciness to it. Some sort of weird sweet fruity notes rides through to the end. Warms the throat too. Slight bitterness in the finish as well.
Overall, I'll pass on this one again. It will be hard to finish the 750ml bottle. The carbonation seems lacking a little to me. Almost seems a little flat like it's past its prime. But, like I said, I won't buy more of this.
04-19-2011 22:30:47 | More by Buggies
3.53/5 rDev -7.3%
Pours into my tulip with a gargantuan head, off-white in color and nicely thick with a medium bead. Beer is a dark golden-yellow with some cloudiness. Aroma is vinous, floral, and estery. Tastes vinous notes, citric, acidic, also with bubblegum, clove, and earth. Finish is tangy and malty. Medium bodied with a fizzy-creamy feel. Kind of interesting beer here, a bit acidic, doesn't taste genuinely Belgian.
04-09-2010 22:09:01 | More by vacax
3.58/5 rDev -6%
Served in a stemmed Tulip glass. Glass of cold water on the side to sip from periodically.
Appearance: As served the beer is a lightly hazed golden color with a ½" white head that persists for a fair amount of time leaving some speckles of lacing on the glass, a layer of foam and a ring around the glass. Sipping leaves scattered lacing for much of the beer and the ring of foam lasts quite a while.
Smell: The aroma is fruity sweet with a touch of peppery spice. I'd say the fruits are things like apricots and peaches.
Taste: The flavors are sweet and peppery with some nice fruity character that includes apple and some tropical fruit.
Mouthfeel: The beer is medium bodied and soft with gentle carbonation that persists for much of the beer. The finish begins with light honey sweetness and fades into dry spiciness with some hoppiness showing.
Drinkability: While this isn't the best Tripel I've tried it is a very nice one that drinks easily with one sip leading naturally to another. I'm sure that I'll be having this one again.
05-19-2010 00:01:52 | More by drtth
3.68/5 rDev -3.4%
Had this on tap at Cobblestone's in York, Pa w/ tenderbranson69. Served cool in a goblet.
A - A clear golden w/ amber highlights and a thin white head that rides the rim and leaves a film of lace.
S - An alcoholic odor that belies the 10.3%, malty and sugary candy-like aromas.
M - Viscous and dense, a meal of a feel w/ sweet, almost cloying malt and a bit of alcohol in the feel. Finishes w/ a spice essence.
T - Deeply potent and flavored w/ a spice that has hints of pepper. Fruit and warmth in flavor w/ candy sugar in alcoholic form. A bit tough to take in small sips, yet a slow drinking ale. More of a strong golden, than a Tripel to me, but nice and full flavored w/ dry spiced notes and a taste that doesn't hide the strength.
D - This is a quality brew that is not a carbon copy Tripel, more American in character w/ big alcohol and 1 seems to suit for a session at the strength that it is. I would definitely order this again and recommend it, it is a very drinkable ale.
10-27-2007 12:41:22 | More by Slatetank
3.73/5 rDev -2.1%
The beer pours a beautiful gold color with a thick frothy white head that slowly fades to lacing. The aroma is good. It has a spicy, pale malt and candy sugar scent that is earthy with some nice yeast aromas. The taste is decent. It has a very spicy flavor that is dry at first, but sweetens in the finish. It's a warmer with some excellent yeast character. The mouthfeel is fine. It is a full bodied beer with adequate/good carbonation. This is a pretty good tripel, but there are plenty better on the market. All in all, not bad.
06-21-2008 00:46:03 | More by WesWes
3.73/5 rDev -2.1%
Picked this up from the local grocery store have heard rave reviews of the Sly fox Brewery so decided to try it out for myself.
It pours an exceptional mellow yellow coloring followed up by a orange haze with an extremely frizzy white head. Not to mention the airy pop that came from the bottle.
The smell of this tripel is quite vigorous with a nice airy sweetness that comes from it maybe of honey and citric fruits. The alcohol is not nearly as hidden as I thought it would be however the taste second guesses you. The fruits used of citric and spicy nature is very complimenting to the pallet.
Taste was sweet from the fruits as well as kind of nice kick of spice from the hops with a wonderful balance in my opinion of this tripel. The alcohol is well hidden and for it being of an ABV of its level impressed all around. This beer is very smooth for 11%.
Now for Drink ability this is my first from Sly fox, but I am defiantly impressed and I could only drink a few being not only the high ABV but not a good session beer. It is a dangerous drink that needs to be made aware of for a beer. I would defiantly pick up another one of these and try it on tap for sure. I am converted to try more of sly foxes beers after I have tried Incubus.
07-19-2009 22:34:25 | More by IrishZombie
3.75/5 rDev -1.6%
A: Light orange straw beer with small medium frothy head.
S: Smell presents phenols and ester of dark fruits.
T: The taste is sweet and phenolic with strong esters of figs, grapes, and sarsaparilla (or however you spell the root beer root), with a slight astringent finish. Well disguised alcohol.
M: The mouth feel is heavy medium with a thick syrupy texture and medium carbonation.
D: Goes down well for high alcohol beer but the syrupy sweet maltyness demands to be savored slowly.
Notes: Especially malty for a tripel, comparable to Golden Monkey. Very nice beer.
01-16-2008 01:25:54 | More by BeerLover729
3.78/5 rDev -0.8%
Poured a hazy gold with a thin white head comprised of tight small bubbles of carbonation. The nose had some yeasty funk in the front as well as some honey, candied sugars, sweet grain and grapes...at times smells a bit like a white wine. Taste not as complex as I would have thought, fruity notes of apple some grapes, mixed with honey and candied sugars. A good mouthfeel with tight carbonation, prickly on the tip of the tongue goes down easy, fairly dry finish. A suprisingly easy drinker but watch out for the ABV!
10-27-2007 17:15:50 | More by DaggerEyes
3.8/5 rDev -0.3%
A tasty Belg, though not complex its very drinkable above-average mouthfeel, yeast and other malting (pils) makes it an interesting Americanized version with some herbal grassiness. Understated carbonation, spices include cinammon, sweet fruit, goes down easy.
09-16-2007 06:14:05 | More by Sammy
Incubus from Sly Fox Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 65 ratings.