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TriplIpa - Microbirrificio Opperbacco

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Ratings: 12
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 10.33%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
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Style | ABV
Tripel |  7.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: thepeter on 06-26-2010

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Ratings: 12 | Reviews: 7
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4.22/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Body is hazy gold, with a gradation to more cloudiness up to the foam line.

Smells of Belgian tripel yeast, with tropical fruits on a sweet malt backbone along with green vegetal hops. Smells very fresh.

Tastes as it smells, begins with sweet fruity tastes, especially pineapple, and ends with a long green vegetal hoppy bitterness.

Body is medium and carbonation is fine and round, giving this a somewhat creamy mouthfeel.

Overall, this is a tripel that is aggressively hopped, a marriage of Belgian tripel yeast and IPA hoppiness, sort of like Duvel tripel hop. This is more extreme, like a combination of bitter greens and tropical fruit. I wouldn't say this is a really well-integrated beer, but I do find the juxtaposition of tropical fruit and green bitterness to be interesting. There is a tension between the fresh pineapple and the bitter greens going on. Probably not a beer to drink a lot of by itself, but one that could pair well with certain foods, like roast chicken and salad. That seems to be the direction that Italian craft beer is taking.

Photo of thepeter
4.22/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Pale and slightly hazy, big bright bubbly head that went quickly but then again, so did the beer!

S - Very nice! Sweet, orange zest zing honey, hops, and a hint of Licorice

T - Light Citrus pale malt candy sugar, well hopped but extrememly well balanced. Fruity, bitter, goodness

M - Light bodied and very effervescent, light on the tongue and extremely pleasant. I could drink this all day, perfect for a beautiful day spent with friends.

This beer, to me, was a very well hopped tripel but I guess others may dissagree. Either way I loved it and will look for it again, just one more wonderful example of the Italian craft beer movement.

Photo of lacqueredmouse
4.13/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Squat 330ml bottle purchased from Slowbeer in Melbourne.

Pours a deep, relatively clear golden hue, with a massive, frothy and sticky head of off-white, that leaves some very solid, messy and complex lace. Body is pleasantly light, and has bright beading carbonation threaded through it. The clarity is very nice, and the head is spectacular. Overall, it's a very good-looking beer.

Nose is sharply hoppy, with a peppery, continental European bent to the aromas. Some slightly grassy notes and a herbal, slightly spicy character. This spice character mingles with the Tripel side of things; the slightly volatile spicy booze and yeast notes. It has a little lemonade sweetness too, which pares everything back a little. It's quite pleasant all up, and pretty much fulfilling its promise.

Taste is solid, with some biting peppery Tripel phenolics through the centre of the palate, that morphs pleasingly into a long, oily bitter note on the back. Some solid savoury, biscuity malt around the edges does a decent if pedestrian job of forming a basis, while there are hints of those fragrant volatiles as it warms in the mouth. Slight hint of juniper and more pepper on the afterpalate. Pleasing.

Overall, this is good stuff. Bright, and peppery, it takes the parts of a Tripel and an IPA which work well together, rather than setting two distinct styles against each other. The end result is a more fully integrated and pleasant experience, rather than a mere curiosity. I was pretty impressed.

Photo of eric5bellies
4.07/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Drank from my Duvel tulip

A - Pours a slightly cloudy pale golden colour with a decent white head that reduces to a film a retains well and laces

S - Nice aromas of Belgian hops, malts and spices.

T - The flavours lean toward an IPA hense the name, and was nicely surprised by this. The Belgian carachter is still there though with spice and malts. This is a very clever brew indeed. And the balance is very impressive.

M - Medium body and perhaps a little undercarbonated.

O - Not often you get to taste a hybrid brew that hits the mark, and this does, heaps of flavour that sits both in the Tripel and IPA camp. A must try.

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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of Kelp
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Photo of fostachild
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Photo of CrazyDavros
3.37/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours hazy amber with a lasting head.
Nose shows Belgian phenols, herbal and spicy notes, sweet light malt and floral hops.
Very bold flavours, with sweet malt dominating before the sharp piny hops and alcohol take over. The phenols add some depth.
Body feels thick. Not enough carbonation.

Photo of Satchboogie
3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

Photo of Hellrob
3.23/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Too bitter for our taste. a mix between an abbey tripel and an indian pale ale. very hoppy, too hoppy, it destroy the palate in my opinion. if you like the bitter beers here you'll have a nice beer to try, but for us, too bitter!

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Photo of spicelab
3.21/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 3.25

750mL bottle thanks to Adam@Platinum Liquor. BB July 2013, so I'm firmly hoping that Opperbacco employ 6 rather than 12 month BB dates.

In trying to break the seal a whole section of the neck cleaves through completely! Fortunately it's a blood-free outcome. Murky kumquat with a healthy just off-white head. Retention is pretty strong, eventually falling to a 1cm raised curtain and frothy island.

Yeast is all over the hops, with phenolic, spicy and slightly gritty elements coming through. Aggressive swirling yields sweet malt and mild fruity hops. Notes of melons and stewed stonefruit, but difficult to discern what's what. Really not picking up a great deal of punch or clarity here, which could be testament to the age of this bottle.

Taste is initially dominated by medicinal phenolics, until herbal hops emerge from the gloom, eventually contributing a surprising degree of bitterness, which is of the seriously dry, metallic kind. The candy sugar malt backbone is definitely orthodox Tripel, but it kind of sits in the background without much integration.

Full bodied with noticeable booze heat, and not enough carbonation to cut through. Pretty rough overall.

Hard to get a handle on. Essentially not a great deal of desirable hop character and not particularly exciting Tripel character. Don't think age is solely to blame, but keen to give this another try if I can get a new batch.

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TriplIpa from Microbirrificio Opperbacco
83 out of 100 based on 12 ratings.