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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Ratings: 204 |  Reviews: 118
Photo of oriolesfan4
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of mvanaskie13
3.94/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked up a growler from The Bottle Shop on Passyunk Avenue in South Philadelphia.

Poured into a chalice, head presents nice and thick, bright white almost 1 inch thick; body color is transparent, nicely carbonated with a golden hue.

Smell is slightly subdued starting cold, nice pleasant malt base, some very solid sugar sweetness noted, slight phenols noted from the yeast.

Taste is surprisingly sweet upfront, solid candi sugar profile of taste, fruity, malt is there and some hints of toast; yeast flavor is on the cleaner side, a little biting as it finishes the quaff. Slight esters noted and hints of the booziness, but hard to believe it clocks at 10+. Had to edit my review, as it warmed the more subtle yeast flavors expressed themselves nicely, solid clove and light banana

Mouthfeel is pretty spot on for a tripel, this one is a bit sweeter in its taste and lingering flavor; flavors start on the tongue and distribute through the mouth, slightly drying as the flavors end.

Overall, a solid tripel, a little sweeter than my preferred take, but it is tasty and has a clean profile.

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Photo of utopiajane
3.88/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

This pours hazy and a light golden color with a faint orange hue. There is steady stream of bubbles rising up through the middle. The head is delicate, white and creamy and fell to a film and a ring of loose bubbles.

The nose is deeply rich and sweet. At first you can smell a strong bit of yeast but then the fruits take over. Pear, apple skin and a tart apricot. There is plenty of earth in this nose and spices that make it woody and deep. Candi sugar and sweet soft bread. Gentle clove and orange with a sweet green grape as it warms.

Taste is very rich as the fruits and the rich sweet bread combine on the palate with a surprising and welcome light tartness from citrus. The spice brings a depth to the drink that is earthy and woody and adds clove & coriander. Honey. There was no alcohol on the nose but there is a bit of warmth and that's terrific as this is a big beer at 10.5 %.

This beer was brimming and overflowing with succulence from fruit flavors and a sweet deep malt that stayed soft. The mouthfeel is creamy and the carbonation provides a slight tickle. It finishes dry . Hops are flowery and and it develops a little pepper in the finish too.

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Photo of beernads
3/5  rDev -22.7%

Photo of superspak
3.53/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

750 ml bottle into chalice, no bottle dating. Pours lightly cloudy golden amber color with a 1 finger dense white head with good retention, that reduces to a thin lace cap that lingers. Light spotty lacing clings on the glass, with some light streaming carbonation. Aromas of pear, apple, apricot, grape, candi sugar, honey, bread, clove, light pepper, floral, and yeast earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of malt and yeast ester notes; with good strength. Taste of pear, apple, apricot, grape, honey, candi sugar, bread, clove, light pepper, floral, and yeast earthiness. Lingering notes of light fruits, candi sugar, honey, bread, clove, light pepper, floral, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Good complexity of malt and yeast ester flavors; with a good malt/yeast flavor balance and minimal cloying sweetness after the finish. Medium carbonation and fairly full bodied; with a slick and moderately syrupy mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is well hidden with only a small warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very solid tripel style. Good balance and complexity of malt and yeast ester flavors; and fairly smooth to sip on for the big ABV. An enjoyable offering to sip on slowly.

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Photo of kwjd
3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

Photo of sulldaddy
4.21/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured at cellar temp into a snifter. The beer pours a clear copper hue with some blush highlights when held to the light. A bleached white surface layer of tightly packed head remains after a 2 cm foam up.
Tight lattice on the sides of the glass after each sip.
Aroma is white grape and some booze, mixed with candied sugar notes and general fruity sweetness. I think some black pepper is buried in there too.

First sip reveals an average body with fine fizzy carbonation, a sticky texture coats my lips after each sip.
Flavor is sweet and fruity with pears and white grapes and a dry black pepper finish with some hits of booze as well. A nice complex beer that is a good drinker considering the ABV.
A well made tripel if that is your thing. I enjoyed this beer and would buy another bottle.

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Photo of smakawhat
3.95/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle into a tulip glass.

Pale orange amber, and a bit hazy but with a nice slow rising carbonation in the middle coming up. Head is a nice simple two fingers and creamy white with good pinhead sized bubbles. Some staying power but settles to a thin puck.

Fairly basic nose, slight orange sweetness maybe even a little tart in the background. Warming cream sensations as well, with some candy like senses. Not bad but nothing too exciting.

Interesting palate. First sip doesn't provide much, but the back of the palate and swallow seem to provide much of the flavor. Good finishing fruity sweetness and crisp carbonated body. Pear and sweet white grape with some lingering cream to match. Effervescent somewhat quality on the mouthfeel, with some nice sugars finishing on the aftertaste.

Overall a decent tripel, not mind blowing but one I can get into.

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Photo of JamLand
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of Gambrinus1184
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of Darkmagus82
4.01/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from bottle into a chalice glass

Appearance – The beer pours a very hazy orange-yellow color with a tiny white head. The head fades quite fast leaving a thin film of white fizzy foam on the top of the brew.

Smell – The aroma is a biscuit and bready smell mixed with a whole lot of citrus and yeast. The yeast brings with it some smell of spice with coriander, clove, and white pepper. Some musty grain smells are mixed in there too, as well as some light candied sugar and banana.

Taste – The taste begins with a candied sugar flavor base with a large amount of citrus and yeast. The yeast is rather potent and after the initial hit on the tongue is joined by spice flavors of coriander and clove. Other more subtle spices of cinnamon and cardamom pile on the clove and coriander creating a highly spiced taste. In the end a huge dose of banana hits the tongue along with just the slightest bit of pepper and alcohol, leaving a somewhat thicker, heavily spiced, sweet and fruity tripel flavor on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is thick and creamy with a carbonation level that is full with many tiny carbonation bubbles. The thick feel is fantastic for the sweet fruit and malty flavors of the brew, while the higher carbonation suits well the spice flavors of the brew and maintains a very easy drinking feel. Quite nice.

Overall – This was a rather nice and tasty tripel. Lots of spice and fruity flavors of banana and orange with a rather wonderful feel. This is one that is well worth a try.

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Photo of gpblackgt
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of Snikwad1020
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

Photo of magine
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of spinrsx
3.79/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

750ml Bottle from the Ottawa tasting group

Appearance - Slightly hazy amber colour with an average size fizzy white coloured head. There is a high amount of carbonation showing and there isn't much lacing. The head lasted for around 5 minutes.

Smell - Green grapes, yeast, clove, woodiness

Taste & Mouth - There is an average amount of carbonation and I can taste grapes, apples, and yeast. There is also a bit of a woodiness and something astringent/medicinal. It ends with a dry aftertaste.

Overall – Pretty good stuff here. The booze was well hidden and the beer was very drinkable given the ABV. It was a touch on the dry side which left the beer less 'refreshing'. Still a good beer worth trying.

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Photo of InspectorBob
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of wisrarebeer
4.56/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

A: yellow/amber orange color, slight haze with dense rocky head that kept it all the way
S: medium nose, traditional tripel nose with malt and yeastiness and fruitiness, slightly cloying
T: full-bodied, nice rounded malt with slight but noticeable bitter finish, spicy
M: well-balanced, clean, dry, yeasty, fruity, very good

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Photo of Jason1337
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of moreyswig
3/5  rDev -22.7%

Photo of Willcourt
3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

Photo of George2744
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

Photo of JayQue
3.97/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Good domestic Tripel. Poured from a 750 ml corked and caged bottle into my Chimay goblet. Good color...hazy orange, minimal head, barely a covering of the glass with limited retention and lacing is limited to a light film on the sides of the glass. Smell is Tripel all the way. Light fruit, Pears, apricots, candi sugar sweetness and some peppery spiciness. Nice!!!

Taste has everything a Tripel should have except a strong yeasty aspect. Some of the best Belgians have an almost cheese-like flavor with the Belgian yeast. That is the only thing missing. The big, sweet fruit profile and the spiciness are very inviting.

Mouthfeel is rich. There is a bit more harsh alcohol taste here than many Belgian Tripels have, but this is a big beer.

Definitely worth while. A good Tripel, worth seeking out

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Photo of DmanGTR
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of t0rin0
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of THECPJ
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

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