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Infinite Wisdom Tripel | Upland Brewing Company

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3.64/5
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142 Ratings
Infinite Wisdom TripelInfinite Wisdom Tripel
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:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 12-06-2008

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#34,140
Reviews:
48
Ratings:
142
pDev:
12.36%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
8
Gots:
19
Trade:
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Ratings: 142 |  Reviews: 48
Photo of Sammy
3.78/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kylehay2004
3.75/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kojevergas
3.15/5  rDev -13.5%
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 zeff80
3.61/5  rDev -0.8%
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 superspak
3.9/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

22 ounce bottle into chalice, notched bottle date of Feb 2010(almost 2 years old). Pours very hazy golden straw color with a fairly dense 1 finger white head with good retention that reduces to a thin lacing cap that lasts. Slight bits of lacing cling to the glass. Good amount of carbonation streaming up from the bottom. Aromas of big bread, lemon zest, pepper, banana, apple, light caramel, orange, spicy yeast and a bit of alcohol. Nice and balanced aromas with good strength. Taste of big lemon, banana, clove, pepper, bread, apple, grape, tart graininess, candi sugar, and spicy yeast. No bitterness; with lingering notes of pepper, bread, citrus, banana, and spicy yeast on the finish for a bit. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a fairly creamy and smooth mouthfeel that drinks quite easily but is still a sipper at 9%. No alcohol other than a slight warming after the finish. Overall this is a surprisingly very nice and enjoyable Tripel. Good balance of flavors with smooth drinkability for the level of alcohol.

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Photo of zestar
3.75/5  rDev +3%

Photo of mothman
4/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at FFF

Served in a tulip.

Served with 1 finger of thick white head. Leaves some decent lace. Color is a clear golden orange.

Aroma: Fresh crisp hop aroma with lots of spice and Belgian yeast. Bananas and cloves show.

Taste: Big spice flavors. Coriander, cloves, lemon zest, and orange peel. Lots of Belgian yeast. Bananas and fruit flavors as well.

Mouthfeel: Crisp and spiced. Medium bodied with a medium amount of carbonation. Ends dry with a lot of spice flavors in the aftertaste.

Overall, a good representation of a trippel. A touch boozy making it a sipper but I was pretty happy with this one.

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Photo of Thorpe429
4.25/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Had this on tap at the brewery on 03.07.09. Served in a snifter.

A: Typical tripel color with a minimal head, although the lacing clings throughout.

S: Slight hints of alcohol with fruity smells throughout--sort of reminded me of a hefewiezen.

T: Sweet for the style, but in a very good way. Again, reminded me of a hefeweizen-tripel cross. Slight hunts of bubble gum.

M: Very smooth. Slightly creamy, and little indication of the 9.0 abv.

D: Very drinkable. If not for the high abv, I definitely would have had more than one. Hopefully this will be released in bottles, as this is the first Upland brew that I have been very impressed with, although this is not to say that the others are bad by any means.

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Photo of vfgccp
3/5  rDev -17.6%

Photo of ygtbsm94
3/5  rDev -17.6%

Photo of Kegatron
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of XmnwildX12
2.5/5  rDev -31.3%

Photo of mdfb79
3.38/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

From 08/26/10 notes. Had at a local DC tasting.

a - Pours a clear golden color with 2 inches of white head.

s - Smells of pepper, spices, yeast, and light citrus.

t - Tastes of spices, cloves, and pepper. Light citrus. Not a lot jumps out here.

m - Light body and moderate carbonation.

d - An ok tripel that was heavy on the spices. Probably wouldn't seek out again.

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Photo of mikesgroove
4.12/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

golden yellow, the haziness of it only served to magnify the shine it gave off. Some light sediment in the bottle, but that was from me, as I like it. A towering head of white foam at least four inches high,

Lots of grains here with a touch of yeast in the aroma. Light banana and lemon. touches of grass and even the slightest bit of grape. light, and full of flavor, light notes of yeast and wheat, some light fruit backed in as well. Nice hints of peach and a touch of wine like alcohol, but very light and more of a subtle nice surprise then anything else. The flavor was good, and at times effortless. The finish was dry; almost a champagne like dryness to it with a long lasting flavo

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Photo of atlbravsrno1
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of aasher
3.29/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I opened this bottle that I'd been cellaring since I received a free bottle from an Upland rep when it was first released. It poured a pretty thin light orange with a one finger creme colored head. It was much clearer than it was the first time I tried this. It's missing the cloudiness that I love from my Tripels. The aromas are pretty blase. There isn't as much going on as you'd like. It's slightly yeasty with some light hops. It didn't possess any sweetness or alcohol. The taste is just decent and nothing spectacular. It's not very strong and nothing in particular stands out. It drinks pretty light and doesn't have the fuller body that I prefer either. It's just ok. It is pretty drinkable for the higher content but overall it doesn't really impress in any category. This was much better the first time I had it.

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Photo of BeerOps
3.33/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of tommy5
3.84/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Mora2000
4/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to thirdeye11 for sharing this bottle.

The beer pours a yellow color with a white head. The aroma is citrus fruit, Belgian yeast and Belgian candi sugar. The flavor is alcohol, sugar, oranges, flowers and yeast. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. A pretty nice, straightforward tripel.

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Photo of JohnGalt1
3.56/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Another bottle from my partner in crime, Ditmier... Eric pulled this one out late in the evening so we could have a parting gift... Thanks homeboy.

Pours very clear lite gold with a darker eggshell head.... great lacing and retention.

Nose is spicy and malty... slight citrus zest ... more white peppercorn.. somebody mentioned "banana", I'm not getting it.. a fair amount of EtOH... all the components seemed pushed together and never comes together.

Flavor shows the bones of a good triple, yet needs to be dialed down... plenty of pale malts combine with yeasty phenols.. esters speak more of bubblegum, but now I get the banana.. some pear shows too ... pretty hot toward the finish ... too sweet for the style... doesn't really dry out enough.

Body is a bit thick.... carbonation seems about right, yet pretty "big bubble".

Ehhh.... I wish I had taken better notes... I have a harder time on "okay" brews. This is a bit of a mess when looked at as a whole, but again, the bones are there.... some tweaking will do wonders.

4.5/3.5/3.5/3.5/3.5

Cool brew Eric... Thanks for sharing.

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Photo of fredmugs
3.75/5  rDev +3%

Photo of sweemzander
2.5/5  rDev -31.3%
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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Photo of Stinger80OH
3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of PEIhop
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of bluejacket74
3.92/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

22 ounce bottle, bottled in April 2011. Served in a snifter, the beer pours a hazy gold color with about a half inch white head. Head retention and lacing are both decent. Aroma is sweet and fruity, it smells like candi sugar, pears, citrus, peppery spice, cloves and bananas. The brew tastes like citrus (oranges, lemon peel), bready malt, cloves, pears, and peppery spice. Mouthfeel/body is light/medium, it's a little bit slick and dry with good carbonation. I think it's a nice, enjoyable overall brew. Definitely worth a try.

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Infinite Wisdom Tripel from Upland Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.64 out of 5 with 142 ratings
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