Triple Voodoo Inception Belgian Style Ale | Triple Voodoo Brewing

Triple Voodoo Inception Belgian Style AleTriple Voodoo Inception Belgian Style Ale
BA SCORE
51.8%
Liked This Beer
3.62 w/ 85 ratings
Triple Voodoo Inception Belgian Style AleTriple Voodoo Inception Belgian Style Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Triple Voodoo Brewing
California, United States
triplevoodoobrewing.com

Style: Tripel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by benclimbs on 03-24-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#33,496
Reviews:
26
Ratings:
85
Liked:
44
Avg:
3.62/5
pDev:
16.02%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
15
Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 85 |  Reviews: 26
Photo of mhaugo
4/5  rDev +10.5%

Photo of ngeunit1
4/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Served a slightly hazy golden-orange color with a finger of frothy white head atop. The head fades away eventually leaving behind some spots of lace.

S - Aroma is a mix of banana/yeast character and some spices including cardamom and coriander. There is also just a bit of lemon and fruity esters in the background.

T - Starts off with a mix of Belgian yeast and banana flavor with some spices mixed in (lots of cardamom and coriander). Through the middle a bit stronger spices come through with some fruity esters and lemon flavor. The finish is a mix of yeast and spices and just tastes slightly muddled.

M - Medium-full bodied with moderate carbonation. The beer feels fairly smooth and crisp. The finish is yeasty and a bit funky and even a touch bready.

D - Very drinkable. Not quite perfectly balanced and at times tastes/feels a bit muddled. However, it is a pretty good American style Tripel with some good yeast and spice character.

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Photo of tastyville
4/5  rDev +10.5%

Photo of seand
4/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a relatively clear amber with a surprisingly small amount of off-white head. What's there retains reasonably well, especially a rim around the edge of the glass, leaving nice (but not sticky) sheets of lacing.

S: Smells like a tripel - deep sweetness, clove and the standard Belgian spices, though slightly modified, as I seem to notice a hint of allspice as well.

T: Sweet and full. It gets a bit muddled towards the rear of the palate, kind of a woody, grainy, and nearly astringent mix. The overall flavor is nice, though, and that one bit doesn't detract much if you don't focus on it while trying to describe it. The alcohol is pretty much unnoticeable, so this is a sneaky one.

M: Fairly full body, low carbonation though prickly on the tip of the tongue.

Overall this is pretty good. Apparently it's reasonably priced (I got it as part of a monthly club so I'm not sure how reasonably), and it'd make a pretty decent standby tripel if that's the case.

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Photo of Swervine44
4/5  rDev +10.5%

Photo of DovaliHops
4/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy golden color with a medium white head that lingers for a bit. Scent is that of a typical Belgian tripel. Nice golden hoppiness with some zesty spices. A hint of coriander with pepper and Belgian yeast. Taste is just as it smell. A bit more earthy than nose would imply. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, with a nice dry finish. Drinkability is high. Overall, not the best example of a Belgian-style tripel, but it did impress me for the first bottling of a beer from this brewery. I would definitely buy another one of these.

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4/5  rDev +10.5%

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4/5  rDev +10.5%

Photo of SassyBootblack
4/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at a Rogue Brewery bar in SF. I'm a confused tourist so I assumed this beer had cherries in it, but no.

Appearance: The color was orange with a white head.

Smell: The usual Belgian esters and phenols, love it.

Taste: Belgian yeast flavors and prominent bitterness. Hard to place the hop varieties. Some rough malt presence budging its way through. "Where are the cherries? Why are my pants wet?"

Mouthfeel: Just on the side of light bodied.

Overall: A plesant, well made Belgian in a sea of hop bombs.

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Photo of 20ozmonkey
3.96/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Got this on tap at Toronado. I've had it at the Rogue Public House in SF a while ago about a week after they made their "Debut", but i don't remember it too well (aside from the fact that I thought it was a pretty alright triple).

It pours a nice golden amber color. It's not quite as light a normal triple, but it had a tinge of amber to it that makes it quite a good color. The head was quite thick when it was poured but by the time I'd walked away from the bar the head had dissipated.

I tried and tried and I couldn't get a good smell from it. Got almost nothing. Perhaps my fault. Perhaps the overwhelming stale beer smell of Toronado.

This is the fruitiest triple I've ever had. It's like fruit salad in a beer, but in a good way. There is a tinge of spiciness that reminds me a lot of peach cobbler. There no alcohol to be found and I could drink tons of this at once. This beer is a touch thick with little carbonation. Again, making it easy to drink lots of.

Overall this is a pretty damned good triple. If this were offered in a reasonably priced six pack I would buy lots of it. However, I feel that it couldn't be bottled in a normal 750 ml bottle because the flavor just isn't complex enough to warrant taht.

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Photo of Bierliebhaber3
3.9/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

I’ve been seeing this brewery around a lot lately, but this is my first time trying it. This triple pours a slightly opaque dark golden color with a fairly small white, frothy head. The smell is a quite pleasant mixture of spices like clove, and a strong malty caramel scent, with undertones of banana as well. The taste is not quite as complex as the smell would have me believe, but there are some interesting things going on. The initial taste has some spices, maybe clove and pepper, but not as many as most Belgian triples. It has a fairly malty, heavy body for a triple and a very sweet caramel / honey flavor comes through in the aftertaste. The aftertaste also imparts a stronger hop character than is typical of Belgians, with a bitterness that is borderline Belgian IPA territory. This is not your standard triple at all. I wish it had a little more complexity with the spices and for once I actually think the malts could be toned down a little. However, it does do some interesting things here and I like how the high malt and high hop character tries to balance each other out in the aftertaste.

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Photo of jeffjeff1
3.78/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

My wife picked this up for me a while ago. I just got around to drinking it now.

Appearance- golden color, nice size head, good head retention, nice lacing

Smell- sweet, spicy

Taste- sweet fruit, spicy pepper

Mouthfeel- medium bodied

Drinkability- I thought this was very good. The sweet and spicy balanced each other out wonderfully. Very nice.

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Photo of DaveHS
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A-Inception pours bright, clear light amber with a thin ring of fizzy, brilliant white bubbles. Typically beers of this style have a thick, creamy cap of off white foam, so this is a bit of a surprise.

S- The nose brings us back to the realm of the typical Belgian strong pale ale with aromas of golden raisin, clove and preserved lemon.

T/M- The mouth feel and body are much softer and lighter than most traditional Belgian tripels. Drinks like a cross between a tripel and an American pale ale. The typical Belgian fruit esters and herbal spiciness of a good tripel are present, but they’re backed up with a sweet, biscuity maltiness and a dry, hoppy backbone.

O- A dangerously drinkable Belgian strong ale. You’d never know this was 8%. Medium bodied with soft, supportive carbonation.

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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.69/5  rDev +1.9%

Triple Voodoo Inception Belgian Style Ale from Triple Voodoo Brewing
Beer rating: 51.8% out of 100 with 85 ratings
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