Dark Horse Sapient Trip Ale | Dark Horse Brewing Company

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Dark Horse Sapient Trip AleDark Horse Sapient Trip Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Dark Horse Brewing Company
Michigan, United States
darkhorsebrewery.com

Style: Tripel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.50%

Availability: Spring

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by putnam on 04-20-2004

BEER STATS
Ratings:
862
Reviews:
348
Avg:
3.66
pDev:
13.39%
 
 
Wants:
21
Gots:
111
For Trade:
1
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Ratings: 862 |  Reviews: 348
Photo of sjones5045
3.4/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Pours fairly flat for a Belgian Trippel and has an pretty hazy orange look. The smell hit you with a little spice which is mostly cloves but nothing that seems to impressive. The taste is pretty lacking too. It hits you with some cloves and like the look, it was kind of flat. Keeps reminding me of a watered down version of Weyerbacher Merry Monk. Overall nothing great going on here. I probably will pass on this in the beer isle.

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Photo of donteatpoop
4.36/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A- yellow-orange with little yeast floaties. They seem so content, totally relaxed just chilling in the middle of my beer glass. I feel like we're friends already. It's a shame I will soon consume them all.

S - Farmhousey. Bready. Wild yeast. Are those even words? Spell check only recognizes 'wild' and 'yeast' so maybe not. If they were, they'd are called synonyms. Sort of. In a way at least. Accurate is a word that could be used to describe the first four words that were used to describe the scent of Sapient Trip Ale.

T- Oh man. My tastebuds feel like they are awake for the first time. This really opened my eyes. It's a delicious Belgian, grain and spice lacing the tongue and leaving it tingling after.

M- A nice full bodied Tripel, the hug that this beer gives to the inside of your mouth seems to linger.

O- Just great. I'll be repurchasing the shit out of this.

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Photo of sirsteve42
3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of Kerrie
4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

Photo of DaPan
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of gwiedman1
4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

Photo of match1112
3/5  rDev -18%

Photo of beergorrilla
3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of RblWthACoz
3.63/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This is a pretty decent tripel. Nice fruity esters with an underlying sweetness that works. It's a bit boozy though, which would probably be a big detractor for me. But it isn't like a lot of the disastrous tripels you see American breweries putting out.

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Photo of bdtva
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of spycow
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of SaisonRichBiere
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of alex_hart
4.22/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

a great belgian style tripel done by Darkhorse Brewing Company...had a ton of "floaters" in it (which always gets me pumped up), and it had great flavor...i was nervous when i saw the murky opaqueness of it upon the poor, but it did not in any way, shape, or form let me down

had different tropical fruits at the beginning of the sip, and as it moved to the back of the pallet the yeast, and a refreshing hint of bitterness, became present.

great addition to the mix six i picked out

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Photo of sixerofelixir
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of CaptainNomihodai
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of JohnnieNepal
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of PattyMelt
4/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of ROBSTARR
4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

Photo of tdm168
3.32/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

A - dark, murky, cloudy yellow with a ton of dark sediment floating about; thin, soft cap of white head that fades quickly

S - very faint nose; some fruit, apple, pear, very faint yeast

T - fruit, pear, apple, bitter hops, yeast, vegetal, big booze

M - dry, warm, full bodied

I'm sorry to say that this is quite disappointing. First the appearance is frightening. It's murky and has a ton of stuff floating around. If this came out of a faucet I would have freaked out. The nose is almost nonexistent. The taste is intensely bitter which takes away from everything else. The booze is also intense. The finish is quite dry which seems to leave the intense bitterness on the palate. The esters that come through are nice, but that doesn't make up for the rest of it. I won't be picking this up again.

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Photo of waiting4lunch
4/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of rydev24
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of GaryFields
3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of Rgalvin
3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of KillaB
2.75/5  rDev -24.9%

Photo of OtherShoe2
3.57/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours medium orange, a bit dull, with a white foam head. Some retention, some decent lace. Whoops, looks like this one is bottle conditioned, as my final pour put a bunch of yeast floaties in the glass.

Digging deep for aroma. Mild, but there. Tropical fruit and some yeasty funk.

Flavor up front is tropical fruit, funk, booze, and bitterness. Then -- gone to rind bitter. Failure of flavor to stay is a minus, and a big one.

Fuller bodied, nice carbonation.

OK attempt. Flawed, but what works...works well. Worth a try.

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Dark Horse Sapient Trip Ale from Dark Horse Brewing Company
3.66 out of 5 based on 862 ratings.
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