Triple Voodoo Inception Belgian Style Ale | Triple Voodoo Brewing

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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

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Added by benclimbs on 03-24-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
85
Reviews:
26
Avg:
3.67
pDev:
16.08%
 
 
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4
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Ratings: 85 |  Reviews: 26
Photo of brotherloco
3.33/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22oz bomber. No date, but this is a fairly new beer. Served in a tulip.

Pours a medium-dark orangish gold. Clear at first and then cloudy with yeast at the end of the bottle. Only about a finger of off-white foam formed and then settled to ring. Bits of lacing.

Aroma is definitely Belgian tripel, with sweet candi sugar and spicy yeast. The label claims additional hop varietals, and I get some west coast citrusy notes, especially orange and pineapple.

Supremely sweet on initial flavor, there is a lot of sugar in there. Middle is a little spiky and tingles a bit. Finishes moderately bitter. The sweetness never leaves the flavor, as if refined sugar was melting on your tongue. Alcohol sticks its head out in the finish and sours the flavor a little. Not overly harsh, but noticeable.

Medium-full bodied with low soft carbonation. A touch syrupy.

This beer didn't knock me out, but it's an adventurous outing from a new California brewery and I salute that! Looking forward to what comes next.

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Photo of JohnParadee
3.35/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Gavage
3.38/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: cloudy yellow in color with a 1" head. Some mild lacing paints the glass here.

Smell: spicy pepper and yeast are all you can detect.

Taste: mild malt profile with some fruity sweetness, pepper, and spicy yeast. Bitterness is mild. Alcohol is well hidden.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied. Lighty crisp throughout. A dryness arrives as you swallow.

Overall: a decent drinking belgian ale.

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Photo of mactrail
3.38/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Hazy apricot gold color in the tall tulip. Very fragrant nose of mango and peach. Decent foam.

Quite malty and fruity to start. It does have a blast of hops, but stops short of total bitterness. More of a Belgian IPA. Sharp like fruit brandy. Very carbonated on the tongue. A hint of IHOP apricot pancake syrup with a dash of bitters. Quite sippable, but it gets plenty acidic after a while. Quite hoppy in the aftertaste.

On tap at Local Habit in San Diego.

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Photo of mahak213
3.4/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Bottle without any date, received in the Poker BIF-

Appearance- After a huge hiss when I cracked the cap, it poured a clear, orange-yellow, fairly bright, with a massive, rocky head. Left some nice lacing around the glass, and the head stuck around for quite a while

Smell- Belgian yeast and lemon up front, but a very sweet lemon, which combines with a bready note to almost smell like one of those frosted lemon cookies. It doesn't smell bad, but the two make a strange combo

Taste- Huge Belgian candy sweetness up front. The sweet lemon isn't a prevalent in the taste as it is in the nose, but the yeast esters are there. Finishes with a slightly harsh alcohol bite, which is surprising because it's only 8%.

Mouthfeel- Soft and fluffy carbonation, medium body, finishes sticky and very sweet

Overall- It's not the greatest, and to be honest, there aren't really any reasons to drink this when there are other Belgian-style or true Belgian offerings of much higher quality around on shelves everywhere

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Photo of ccrida
3.47/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bomber poured into a tumbler, Triple Voodoo is a dark, dull gold with a small white collar leaving almost no lace.

Smell is sweet and very earthy, woody. I get a flutter of peaty scotch as it warms.

Taste has lots of fruity esters, but a notable noble hop presence, earthy, herbal, spicy. Not bad, blatantly new world take on the style, the punch of hops helps overcome the base tripel, which is average.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied, full and fine carbonation.

Drinkability is pretty good, I like the BIPA take on a tripel, I could use a little more elegance to the base, cleaner malt.

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Photo of DoubleJ
3.48/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

On-tap at the Crow Burger Kitchen, on to the beer:

There is a slight haze running through this beer. It's a godlen straw color, topped with a head which retains well and leaves spotty lace. Its nose is straight to the sugar, and accents of apricot compliment the sweetness. Fumes of alcohol escape into the aroma. Now to the taste...I'm getting a vague yeasty character. There's a golden fruit aspect to it, bringing apricot notes to the palate. Sugar coated fruit follows it. There's a slight metallic twang in the back. Somewhat boozy, especially when it comes to the mouthfeel, where it's like a "buzzy" booziness. The body is light medium, with low carbonation.

An acceptable tripel out of this San Francisco brewery. This is a style which can swing in either direction, so this result isn't a bad one.

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Photo of MrBillyMac
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of IHyphySF
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of Ami-Kate
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of avaldivia
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of tizride
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of MrGone
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of rstenson
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of Amerikon
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.53/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a murky honey orange with a 2 inch foamy off-white head that settles to a small cap on top of the beer. A foamy latticework of lace coats the glass on the drink down. Smell is of grain, yeast, spices, pepper, and dirt. Taste is of grain, spices, pepper, and just a hint of yeast flavors on the finish. There is a slight alcohol kick on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good tripel but nothing too exciting or memorable.

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Photo of kaseydad
3.55/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Wifey picked this one up for lil ol' me.

Poured into my big ass Bubba Gump glass and I am met with a pretty clear straw, apricot colored ale and a nice off-white foamy head. The aroma has some banana, apricot, malt, light rose and more floral. The taste is malty with a backbone of orange julius and slight medicinal characteristics. Bready. Peppery, slight hop finish. Hearty brew. Big time full bodied and yet smooth. They did a good job here as others of the same style can be thin. Overall I thought this was decent but nothing spectacular.

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Photo of benclimbs
3.61/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had this on tap at Shotwell's in the Mission, SF.

Pours blonde with a thick head and just a bit of lacing that dissipates as it warms. Looks right on for a tripel, just a bit of opaqueness through the glass.

Smell is not incredibly nice - The issue comes from a skunky, old rag smell that permeates the yeasty, fruity, clover driven typical tripel nose. This exists, but its hard for it to shine through.

Taste is quite nice, its an interesting mix of fruit, spicey yeast and a nice hoppy kick at the end...however, this is way more of a Belgian IPA than a Tripel, we all agreed this thing has waaay too much hoppy character to qualify for the style...still though, were in SF, so we like hops so what the hell, 4.0 for the taste.

Feel is good, a bit light and lagery for me for some reason, didn't quite hit the belgian mouthfeel thing head on.

Overall, this is a better than average beer, a solid adaptation of west-coast hops and belgian yeast into a tripel. I look forward to trying more styles from this brewery.

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Photo of phichifiji00
3.68/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into tulip glass.

Appearance: hazy, golden straw color. Pours white head that fades quickly. Moderate lacing.

Smell: brett, earthy, citrus, lemon, grapefruit.

Taste: estery, earthy, citrus, matly.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied, moderate carbonation, creamy.

Overall: A decent belgian triple. A bit malty but still drinkable. Impressive for the breweries first bottled beer.

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Photo of MtOrion
3.69/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of DaveHS
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%
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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Photo of SocalKicks
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of WillieThreebiers
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of GClarkage
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Triple Voodoo Inception Belgian Style Ale from Triple Voodoo Brewing
3.67 out of 5 based on 85 ratings.
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