Infinite Wisdom Tripel | Upland Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Upland Brewing Company
Indiana, United States
uplandbeer.com

Style: Tripel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 12-06-2008

BEER STATS
Ratings:
141
Reviews:
47
Avg:
3.69
pDev:
12.2%
 
 
Wants:
8
Gots:
19
For Trade:
0
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Photo of Pundit_of_Potability
3.18/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Even their Tripel is super bitter. Disappointed. I went in to this excited, as I love Tripels. Bought a six pack in bottles. Nothing exceptional. Didn't even remind of a Tripel. No yeasty goodness...Did someone pour an IPA in this? Maybe they mislabled the bottles? :(

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Photo of Sammy
3.78/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Chris-1911
4/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tim007007
3.77/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of LennyBound
3/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of BeerSamurai34
3.65/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Just a very "meh" beer. It wasn't terrible, but was not very good either. It was very plain jane. Poured a nice clean golden color with a small white head. Almost looked like a pilsner. Overall the taste was just very lacking and didn't have a lot of character.

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Photo of kojevergas
3.15/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Brief review below on account of a less-than-ideal review environment:

BOTTLE: Branded pry-off crown cap. Okay label art. Brown glass. 12 fl oz. Cost was $3.39 @ at a bottle shop in Indiana.

Served cold into a tulip and allowed to warm over the course of consumption. Reviewed live as a Belgian tripel per the label.

No bubble show forms as it's poured.

HEAD: About 2.5cm wide. White colour. Standard frothiness and creaminess. Typical complexion and consistency. Leaves no lacing as it recedes. Retention is average - about 2 minutes.

BODY: Clear pale copper of average vibrance. No yeast particulate is visible.

Appears well-carbonated. Decent look for a tripel, but not unique or special.

AROMA: Belgian pale malts. A hint of lemon.

No yeast character, overt hops, or off-notes are detectable.

Aromatic intensity is average.

TASTE: Belgian pale malts, grassy hops, lemon notes.

Very simple and shallow. There's little to say about it, but unlike many tripels, it isn't boozy or hot.

Average depth, duration, and intensity of flavour.

TEXTURE: Smooth, wet, medium-bodied, overcarbonated, unrefreshing.

Doesn't harmonize with the taste. Fails to elevate the beer as a whole.

OVERALL: Not a gestalt build, nor a balanced beer. It's decently executed for what it is, but like many of Upland's shelf offerings, it fails to measure up to the quality of their sours. It's fine, but forgettable.

C+

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Photo of InfragilisBrew
4.04/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ShawnL
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mikepcarney
4.25/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of barczar
3.67/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

November 14 bottling date.

Aroma is musty, with confectioners sugar sweetness, apricots, and clove rounding out the profile. Notes of green apple emerge. A bit muted for the style.

Flavor reveals green apple and big, lightly bitter pear skin throughout. There's a confectioners sugar sweetness at the finish, but the prevalent alcohol accentuates the overly bitter tone. Clove becomes more prevalent as it warms.

Seems lackluster in ester profile, almost watered down, and overly bitter.

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Photo of TheGarrettDaniels
2.77/5  rDev -24.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of mlockman
3.23/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of kylehay2004
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bingja18
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Zonian1
3.37/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of zeff80
3.61/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A - Poured out a clear, fizzy, golden/orange color with a thick, three-finger, head of foam. Nice lace.

S - It smelled of a great deal of clove. There were notes of yeast, candy sugar and caramel.

T - It tasted spicy and yeasty with hints of clove and sweet caramel.

M - It was crisp and very sharp bite on the tongue. A medium-bodied ale.

D - Nice aromas and flavors.

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Photo of tommy5
3.84/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of stompilator
3.79/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12oz. bottle into a chalice.

A - Poured a clear gold, frothy head.

S - Pale, bright grain, peppery spice, ground sage.

T - A chaos of spiciness bursts from the front, easing in and letting some very buttery, bready malt notes shine, with a sweet, creamy, almost funky yeast spice fading in and hanging on in the aftertaste.

M - Medium, creamy body body, bubbly carbonation without being aggressive.

O - With the yeast had a little more character, but overall a nice, sweet Tripel.

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Photo of JeffSK
3.85/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BeerOps
3.33/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of atlbravsrno1
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mychalg9
3.33/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of RTHKI
4.1/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of vermilcj
3.46/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Infinite Wisdom Tripel from Upland Brewing Company
3.69 out of 5 based on 141 ratings.
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