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Triple Voodoo Inception Belgian Style Ale - Triple Voodoo Brewing

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83
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75 Ratings
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Ratings: 75
Reviews: 25
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 14.21%
Wants: 3
Gots: 8 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Triple Voodoo Brewing visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Tripel |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: benclimbs on 03-24-2011)
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Photo of tastyville
4/5  rDev +9.3%

tastyville, May 14, 2013
Photo of seand
4/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a relatively clear amber with a surprisingly small amount of off-white head. What's there retains reasonably well, especially a rim around the edge of the glass, leaving nice (but not sticky) sheets of lacing.

S: Smells like a tripel - deep sweetness, clove and the standard Belgian spices, though slightly modified, as I seem to notice a hint of allspice as well.

T: Sweet and full. It gets a bit muddled towards the rear of the palate, kind of a woody, grainy, and nearly astringent mix. The overall flavor is nice, though, and that one bit doesn't detract much if you don't focus on it while trying to describe it. The alcohol is pretty much unnoticeable, so this is a sneaky one.

M: Fairly full body, low carbonation though prickly on the tip of the tongue.

Overall this is pretty good. Apparently it's reasonably priced (I got it as part of a monthly club so I'm not sure how reasonably), and it'd make a pretty decent standby tripel if that's the case.

seand, Nov 18, 2011
Photo of Swervine44
4/5  rDev +9.3%

Swervine44, Feb 20, 2012
Photo of DovaliHops
4/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy golden color with a medium white head that lingers for a bit. Scent is that of a typical Belgian tripel. Nice golden hoppiness with some zesty spices. A hint of coriander with pepper and Belgian yeast. Taste is just as it smell. A bit more earthy than nose would imply. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, with a nice dry finish. Drinkability is high. Overall, not the best example of a Belgian-style tripel, but it did impress me for the first bottling of a beer from this brewery. I would definitely buy another one of these.

DovaliHops, Nov 16, 2011
Photo of 2GOOFY
4/5  rDev +9.3%

2GOOFY, Oct 18, 2013
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4/5  rDev +9.3%

GraduatedCashew, Aug 28, 2013
Photo of SassyBootblack
4/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at a Rogue Brewery bar in SF. I'm a confused tourist so I assumed this beer had cherries in it, but no.

Appearance: The color was orange with a white head.

Smell: The usual Belgian esters and phenols, love it.

Taste: Belgian yeast flavors and prominent bitterness. Hard to place the hop varieties. Some rough malt presence budging its way through. "Where are the cherries? Why are my pants wet?"

Mouthfeel: Just on the side of light bodied.

Overall: A plesant, well made Belgian in a sea of hop bombs.

SassyBootblack, May 05, 2011
Photo of jeffjeff1
3.8/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

My wife picked this up for me a while ago. I just got around to drinking it now.

Appearance- golden color, nice size head, good head retention, nice lacing

Smell- sweet, spicy

Taste- sweet fruit, spicy pepper

Mouthfeel- medium bodied

Drinkability- I thought this was very good. The sweet and spicy balanced each other out wonderfully. Very nice.

jeffjeff1, Mar 23, 2012
Photo of DaveHS
3.78/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A-Inception pours bright, clear light amber with a thin ring of fizzy, brilliant white bubbles. Typically beers of this style have a thick, creamy cap of off white foam, so this is a bit of a surprise.

S- The nose brings us back to the realm of the typical Belgian strong pale ale with aromas of golden raisin, clove and preserved lemon.

T/M- The mouth feel and body are much softer and lighter than most traditional Belgian tripels. Drinks like a cross between a tripel and an American pale ale. The typical Belgian fruit esters and herbal spiciness of a good tripel are present, but they’re backed up with a sweet, biscuity maltiness and a dry, hoppy backbone.

O- A dangerously drinkable Belgian strong ale. You’d never know this was 8%. Medium bodied with soft, supportive carbonation.

DaveHS, Oct 16, 2011
Photo of SocalKicks
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

SocalKicks, Mar 13, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

DrunkinYogi, Jan 06, 2013
Photo of GClarkage
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

GClarkage, Jul 03, 2014
Photo of spycow
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

spycow, May 01, 2013
Photo of ambruns1979
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

ambruns1979, May 12, 2012
Photo of CelticAleMan
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

CelticAleMan, Sep 20, 2013
Photo of od_sf
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

od_sf, Feb 06, 2014
Photo of Chugbot
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Chugbot, May 06, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

2neardead, Sep 03, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

hayesjw, Mar 20, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

MarioM, Feb 01, 2013
Photo of phichifiji00
3.68/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into tulip glass.

Appearance: hazy, golden straw color. Pours white head that fades quickly. Moderate lacing.

Smell: brett, earthy, citrus, lemon, grapefruit.

Taste: estery, earthy, citrus, matly.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied, moderate carbonation, creamy.

Overall: A decent belgian triple. A bit malty but still drinkable. Impressive for the breweries first bottled beer.

phichifiji00, Nov 16, 2011
Photo of benclimbs
3.65/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had this on tap at Shotwell's in the Mission, SF.

Pours blonde with a thick head and just a bit of lacing that dissipates as it warms. Looks right on for a tripel, just a bit of opaqueness through the glass.

Smell is not incredibly nice - The issue comes from a skunky, old rag smell that permeates the yeasty, fruity, clover driven typical tripel nose. This exists, but its hard for it to shine through.

Taste is quite nice, its an interesting mix of fruit, spicey yeast and a nice hoppy kick at the end...however, this is way more of a Belgian IPA than a Tripel, we all agreed this thing has waaay too much hoppy character to qualify for the style...still though, were in SF, so we like hops so what the hell, 4.0 for the taste.

Feel is good, a bit light and lagery for me for some reason, didn't quite hit the belgian mouthfeel thing head on.

Overall, this is a better than average beer, a solid adaptation of west-coast hops and belgian yeast into a tripel. I look forward to trying more styles from this brewery.

benclimbs, Mar 24, 2011
Photo of kaseydad
3.55/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Wifey picked this one up for lil ol' me.

Poured into my big ass Bubba Gump glass and I am met with a pretty clear straw, apricot colored ale and a nice off-white foamy head. The aroma has some banana, apricot, malt, light rose and more floral. The taste is malty with a backbone of orange julius and slight medicinal characteristics. Bready. Peppery, slight hop finish. Hearty brew. Big time full bodied and yet smooth. They did a good job here as others of the same style can be thin. Overall I thought this was decent but nothing spectacular.

kaseydad, Apr 18, 2012
Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.53/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a murky honey orange with a 2 inch foamy off-white head that settles to a small cap on top of the beer. A foamy latticework of lace coats the glass on the drink down. Smell is of grain, yeast, spices, pepper, and dirt. Taste is of grain, spices, pepper, and just a hint of yeast flavors on the finish. There is a slight alcohol kick on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good tripel but nothing too exciting or memorable.

UCLABrewN84, Apr 21, 2012
Photo of MrBillyMac
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

MrBillyMac, Feb 18, 2012
Triple Voodoo Inception Belgian Style Ale from Triple Voodoo Brewing
83 out of 100 based on 75 ratings.