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:
#33,474
Reviews:
26
Ratings:
85
Liked:
44
Avg:
3.62/5
pDev:
16.02%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
4
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Trade:
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Ratings: 85 |  Reviews: 26
Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.53/5  rDev -2.5%
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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3/5  rDev -17.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of kojevergas
2.6/5  rDev -28.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

1 pint 6 fl oz brown glass bottle with standard pressure cap purchased at Ramirez Liquors in Los Angeles California and served into me Guinness goblet in me gaff. Reviewed live. Expectations are above average; I've never had a beer from this brewery but I quite fancy the style.

Served refrigerator cold and allowed to warm over the course of consumption. Side-poured with standard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated.

A: Pours a two finger head of slight cream, decent thickness, bad lacing, and good retention for the 8% ABV. Colour is a murky nontransparent dirty orange-copper. No yeast particles are visible. Non-opaque. No bubble show.

Sm: Light hints of citrus esters. cream, some orange peel, yeast, diluted malts (almost lactic somehow), clove, and banana. The clove and banana seem to come from the yeast. A mild strength aroma. Not great for a tripel, but to style. Underwhelming.

T: Strangely lactic and milky for a tripel, with overdone clove and banana from the yeast; perhaps the fermentation temperature was off (likely too high). Disappointingly, no yeast comes through. Clean malts add nothing of substance to the flavour profile. Some cream on the open emerging from the foam. Of all things, clove is dominant. Some tingly spice is present. All around there's rather little going on in this beer. Not at all complex or subtle. Badly balanced and built for the style.

Mf: Smooth and wet, with some cream. Too thick for the style, but it suits the beer. Slightly overcarbonated.

Dr: Drinkable but boring and bland. A decent attempt from an upstart brewery, but very disappointing all around. They got the style dead wrong. A change of yeast and careful moderation of fermentation temperature is needed. It's okay, but I certainly wouldn't get it again. I'll try other beers from this brewery, but so far I've yet to be impressed. Overpriced, even here in California.

A poor candidate for aging.

Drinks okay out of a goblet, but there's likely a better serving vessel (I don't think a snifter is the answer either).

C-

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Photo of SocalKicks
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

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2.75/5  rDev -24%

Photo of mactrail
3.38/5  rDev -6.6%
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 GClarkage
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of Gavage
3.38/5  rDev -6.6%
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 DoubleJ
3.48/5  rDev -3.9%
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 Zorro
3.12/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Heavy chill hazed amber with a small white head. Too cloudy it has had 2 day in the chill chest to settle and it wasn't over-cooled or anything.

Smell is sweet and spicy with a strong Lemon, Vanilla and Caramel smell. Slight scent of smoke, like burned sugar.

Starts out neutral in sweetness with a sharp hop bitterness. Almost tastes like a bock beer the bitterness is way up there but so is the sweetness, it more or less balances out. Mostly just malt and a heavy dose of noble hop to balance it out.

Mouthfeel is OK.

Overall not that good. Not a beer I will buy again.

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Photo of JohnParadee
3.35/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of DeadeyeOTDO
4.5/5  rDev +24.3%

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4/5  rDev +10.5%

Photo of ccrida
3.47/5  rDev -4.1%
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 Fatehunter
3.17/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Almost two fingers of head on a cloudy, dark straw colored body.
The aroma is all barnyard. It’s not the nicest smell but it’s exactly a barnyard.
The taste is light with mild lemon bitterness, a little banana and not much else.
The texture is soft with moderate carbonation and medium body.
A fairly average ale. It’s not bad but there’s nothing to remember it by.

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4/5  rDev +10.5%

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4/5  rDev +10.5%

Photo of brotherloco
3.33/5  rDev -8%
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 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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3.32/5  rDev -8.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

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4/5  rDev +10.5%

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