Infinite Wisdom Tripel | Upland Brewing Company

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Infinite Wisdom TripelInfinite Wisdom Tripel

Brewed by:
Upland Brewing Company
Indiana, United States

Style: Tripel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 12-06-2008

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2/5  rDev -45.2%

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2/5  rDev -45.2%

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2.5/5  rDev -31.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

22oz. bottle poured into a tulip. Thanks to Chris for sharing!

(A)- Pours a clear yellow color. Some white froth and lace.

(S)- A dry dusty banana creme funk. Bits of honey.

(T)- Very sweet and sugary. Bits of lemon, yeast, and banana cream.

(M)- A good carbonation level. Extremely sweet and sugary almost to the point of off-putting.

(D)- Very sweet; tons of candi sugar in this. Tastes good, but not that easy to drink/ enjoy.

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2.5/5  rDev -31.5%

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2.5/5  rDev -31.5%

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2.75/5  rDev -24.7%

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2.75/5  rDev -24.7%

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2.77/5  rDev -24.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

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2.84/5  rDev -22.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Taste: big bready, banana, spiced, fruit with a boozy kick. Same with the nose. Light gold, clear as crystal, with delicate lace. Medium body, appetizers would pair well with. 35 IBUs

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Photo of wisrarebeer
2.91/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

$8.99 for a bomber. Bottled on March 2010.

A: cloudy, orange color with decent head that slowly dissipated
S: extremely mild nose, slightly cloying, nothing special
T: tripel qualities are definitely there but the beer is quite hot, I would prefer a few less percentages of alcohol, the spritzy quality can't come through with the alcohol, cloying
M: rounded but a ton of EtOH
O: decent but could tone it down a bit on the alcohol

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2.92/5  rDev -20%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

April 2011 vintage

A: Pours a slightly hazy gold with two fingers of white head that recedes into a thin ring with a little lacing. Even after swirling the bottle before pouring, it's still pretty clear--no bottle conditioning here?

S: Lots of bubblegum and bananas with a touch of cloves and spice. There is surprisingly little yeasty aroma.

T: Again some cloves up front followed by candy sugar and bubblegum. Some bready flavors come next with a surprisingly strong alcohol burn. The alcohol really dominates the flavor, though leaves an aftertaste of bread.

M: Fairly light body with medium carbonation, this beer isn't too thick and sweet but the strong alcohol burn keeps it from being light and crisp.

O: While it's not a bad beer, the strong alcohol presence is surprising for the style and really holds it back. Maybe with some age, this beer would be better.

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3/5  rDev -17.8%

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3/5  rDev -17.8%

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3/5  rDev -17.8%

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3/5  rDev -17.8%

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3/5  rDev -17.8%

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3/5  rDev -17.8%

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3/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of kojevergas
3.15/5  rDev -13.7%
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.


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3.18/5  rDev -12.9%
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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3.23/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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3.25/5  rDev -11%

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3.25/5  rDev -11%

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3.25/5  rDev -11%

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3.25/5  rDev -11%

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Infinite Wisdom Tripel from Upland Brewing Company
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