Incubus | Sly Fox Brewing Company

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204 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Sly Fox Brewing Company
Pennsylvania, United States
slyfoxbeer.com

Style: Tripel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.30%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
This Abbey-style Tripel, famed for its powers of seduction. Brewed with German Pils malt and German hops. Golden in color, dry and spicy.

Added by NeroFiddled on 04-07-2003

BEER STATS
Ratings:
204
Reviews:
118
Avg:
3.88
pDev:
11.86%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
8
For Trade:
0
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Photo of abcsofbeer
3.92/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tdm168
3.63/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of briancathy
3.96/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rodmanfor3
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of rolltide8425
3.9/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Knapp85
3.96/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jzeilinger
4.04/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Very hazy medium copper gold color with a substantial amount of small suspended floaties (even when pouring very quiet, Thin layer of head that's a bright white color and very sticky. As the beer warms the haze migrates to clear.

S - Crisp and spicy aroma with pear, apples, some apricot. Bright and fruity. Some straw funk.

T - Follows the nose. Spices, pears, apples, a touch of apricot, alcohol is very well hidden when it's cold but becomes a little more detectable as it warms. A little yeasty. As the beer warms, more honey starts to come through.

M - Lots of sprightly and mild prickly carbonation that gives way to a creamy finish. Leaves a spicy, slightly yeasty finish.

O - Tried some of the beers from Fox in the past and it's been hit or miss for me, this is one I'll go back and by more of. Nice job.

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Photo of madelf66
3.93/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of RBorsato
3.28/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Photo of 6thstreetbrewpub
4.19/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Furley80
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of KTCamm
3.72/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12/22...pours fizzy cloudy gold with heavy foam that sticks to the side. Fruity chalky nose. Kind of plain. Taste is a sweet fruity blend, some citrus, floral notes. Cherries, fruit juice, backed by a slight yeasty bitter. Clean and crisp. Overall nice blend, good flavor.

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Photo of DoovisMG
3.45/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of stevoj
3.6/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Nice spicy tripel, just a touch of tanginess, some floral notes, clear golden body with active carbonation. Decent fluffy head shrinks to small lasting head. A tripel with a little bit of bite.

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Photo of mltobin
3.92/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Ozzylizard
3.55/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Undated bomber at42 degrees into a snifter
Aroma weak, fruity, lasts
Head average (Five cm, aggressive pour), off white, frothy/creamy, diminishing to irregular frothy eight to twenty two mm ring and heaped island
Lacing good – partial curtains of tiny to small bubbles
Body medium yellow, murky
Flavor fruity and spicy with kind of a cumin taste, finishes with a plastic taste; no hops, no alcohol, no diacetyl
Palate Medium, creamy, lively carbonation

Appearance 4, Aroma 4, Flavor 3, Palate 4, Overall 3.75

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Photo of wisegreensoul
3.9/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

Photo of anvilx
3.99/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of flagmantho
3.97/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from 750mL bottle into a tulip. Review #2500!

Appearance: medium golden hue with a touch of haze and a nice effervescence. Head is two thick fingers of frothy ivory foam which leaves a thorough lace as it dissipates. Very nice indeed.

Smell: very sweet and malty aroma with just a touch of an orchardy pear-apple character. I rather like it.

Taste: very sweet with a nice malty character and a bit of a floral/soapy character as well. Not at all bad, but it starts to lose me on the soapiness.

Mouthfeel: medium body but with a huge carbonation yielding a massive, mouth-filling creaminess. Outstanding!

Overall: a good tripel indeed, if you don't mind the floral/soapy character.

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Photo of hozersr
3.67/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Brenden
3.96/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

This one is the hazy pale-medium yellow I expect to see, though lighter than some. The haze makes for an overall translucency. The head is a tight off-white one with some strength to it, staying and sticking well.
This is an interesting one, with the staples of a good Tripel, a bit of alcoholic warmth that doesn't kick a full 10+% with soft banana, cloves, and sweeter spice notes but opening up with a little bit of herb riding underneath and just the slightest touch of yeasty funk almost countering the sweetness. Soft pale fruits and a note of honey close it out as it all flows into the finish.
The body is light-medium but deep with lots of movement. The carbonation is heavier than expected, and it makes the firm crispness and the smoothness a little less easy to come by, though it isn't overwhelming.

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Photo of briandaube
3.83/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BigRizz62
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of ejimhof
4/5  rDev +3.1%

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Incubus from Sly Fox Brewing Company
3.88 out of 5 based on 204 ratings.
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