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Belgian Tripel - Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant

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Belgian Tripel
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BA SCORE
88
very good

35 Ratings
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Ratings: 35
Reviews: 16
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 13.35%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant visit their website
United States

Style | ABV
Tripel |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Traditional Belgian-style golden ale with complex aroma and flavor of plums, spice and bananas with refreshing balanced bitterness.

35 IBU

(Beer added by: Slatetank on 05-20-2008)
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J_Ross

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

07-07-2014 03:10:42 | More by J_Ross
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Bikeboy1

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

05-17-2014 04:23:26 | More by Bikeboy1
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Twal

Colorado

3/5  rDev -24.4%

03-08-2014 06:22:21 | More by Twal
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Lehighace06

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +25.9%

01-19-2014 00:10:17 | More by Lehighace06
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vfgccp

New York

4/5  rDev +0.8%

11-17-2013 21:19:35 | More by vfgccp
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mquinn919

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +25.9%

09-23-2013 00:08:01 | More by mquinn919
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jmann40

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

03-25-2013 14:55:33 | More by jmann40
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brheuer

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

03-24-2013 23:08:33 | More by brheuer
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Thorpe429

Illinois

2.75/5  rDev -30.7%

01-27-2013 14:20:11 | More by Thorpe429
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salthemonster

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

01-12-2013 19:44:32 | More by salthemonster
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Oakenator

Pennsylvania

4.13/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours yellow with a creamy white head. Head lingers well - shows finer carbonation. Smell is sweet - some banana, spices and orange and/or lemon peel. Taste is good - more banana and clove but has more alcohol presence than expected. Starts and finishes sweet. Again fine carbonation more present on the back end with the mouthfeel.

Serving type: on-tap

12-30-2012 22:57:39 | More by Oakenator
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Jspriest

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

12-05-2012 00:42:46 | More by Jspriest
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troegaarden

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +25.9%

12-03-2012 03:00:55 | More by troegaarden
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rolltide8425

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

10-03-2012 20:29:41 | More by rolltide8425
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KAP1356

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

10-01-2012 01:16:51 | More by KAP1356
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George2744

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

03-26-2012 17:09:26 | More by George2744
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tobelerone

Connecticut

3.95/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A very nice tripel on the sweeter, spicier side of the ledger. Cloudy gold with a small cap of white foam. Good retention and lacing. Strongly aromatic, lots of banana, spices, and dark fruits, malt and syrupy sugar. Flavor features banana prominently, more than you’d expect for the style, with raisin, plum, prune, spice, and a hit of booziness only emerging in the finish. Bigger bodied and smoother, with lower carbonation than is typical of the style. This perhaps detracts a bit from the overall experience, as there’s not a lively enough mouthfeel to cut through the formidable sweetness. Still, I enjoyed this one, perhaps in part because I’d taken a long break from tripels after drinking a ton of them a few years back.

On tap at Iron Hill Media.

Serving type: on-tap

03-07-2012 16:52:19 | More by tobelerone
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cwelder

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

03-01-2012 07:17:28 | More by cwelder
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Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +0.8%

02-12-2012 13:42:33 | More by garuda
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KMcG

Virginia

3/5  rDev -24.4%

12-27-2011 15:25:33 | More by KMcG
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StonedTrippin

Colorado

3.28/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

pours a thicker looking golden color with not nearly enough head for a belgian. smells like fresh pears almost too much, and a mixture of other fruit, yeasty. taste very fruity, pears especially. nice and complex like a tripel should be. mouthfeel was a real problem for me. this should be a very lively beer with a big effervescent head and bright mouthfeel, but it felt flat and heavy to me and really turned me off. not their best work

Serving type: on-tap

12-17-2011 16:37:09 | More by StonedTrippin
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MerkurKing16

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +0.8%

11-17-2011 15:43:12 | More by MerkurKing16
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Rifugium

Pennsylvania

3.35/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

First had: on tap at Iron Hill, Media, PA

Poured light golden, slightly hazy with a small white head. Bready and malty aroma, with floral and fruity notes. Light malts in the taste, sweet fruits and subtle spice. Yep, it's a tripel. Light to medium mouthfeel and pretty drinkable, though perhaps a little sweet for casual drinking.

Serving type: on-tap

05-11-2011 23:09:17 | More by Rifugium
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afksports

New York

3.55/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

"Belgian-style golden ale, complex aroma and flavor of plum, spice, and bananas" that clocks in at 9.0 alcohol by volume. Childlike excitement ensues!

Booze awaits. This is an average example of the style, and it's a style I don't always like.

The appearance is cloudy, golden straw colored with moderate carbonation to sustain adequate lacing. The "complex aroma" comes through as a bit more sweet than anything else, followed by booze. I suppose they say bananas? My buddy Jeff said he smelled it, I didn't.

It drinks like it's well-built, but it's ultimately unimpressive. By the end the carbonation is lacking, so the only thing to really go on with this beer is the taste, which honestly gave me sweet, light fruit, booze, and water.

Safe to conclude, I'm not bananas about this beer.

Serving type: on-tap
@ Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant, 3 W Gay St, West Chester

12-29-2010 05:49:44 | More by afksports
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beermanbrian

Pennsylvania

3.8/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Corked bottle, gift for Christmas 2009. No year indicated on the bottle. Simply called Tripel on the label with the Wilmington location specifically identified.

Nice golden color with some faint red hints. Fine bubbled white head. Sticky lace. Steady flow of carbonation rising from the etching in the bottom of my Chimay glass.

Fruity smell. Mildly citrus, apricot comes to mind. Slight alcohol and spice note if you look real hard.

Taste is sweet as expected but not overly cloying. Not as robust as I was expecting, with nothing really standing out. No flaws though, just more mild than I was expecting. Finishes with some faint pepper spiceyness.

Smooth mouth and somewhat dry finish for the style. Overall a nice tripel. I think this one might have a few years on it, which would account for the smoothing out of some of the rough edges and the mildness that I noted.

Serving type: bottle
@ Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant, 3 W Gay St, West Chester

06-27-2010 23:47:58 | More by beermanbrian
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Belgian Tripel from Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant
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