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

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by benclimbs on 03-24-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
85
Reviews:
26
Avg:
3.67
pDev:
16.08%
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
15
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 85 |  Reviews: 26
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 theempire
4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

Photo of tizride
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of gpinto
4/5  rDev +9%

Photo of rmueller
5/5  rDev +36.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I became a HUGE Belgian beer fan after my first sip of the Triple Voodoo Inception. I purchased the beer at first because of the great logo and then enjoyed the 22 oz bottle for it's smell, taste and color. I also enjoyed the higher alcohol level!!! I went back to Whole Food's to stock up and bought them out. I cannot recommend the Triple Voodoo Inception enough. Enjoy! Cheers!

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Photo of gleemonger
4.75/5  rDev +29.4%

Photo of hockenbeer
4/5  rDev +9%

Photo of javi10653
3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

Photo of ambruns1979
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of kojevergas
2.6/5  rDev -29.2%
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 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 impending
4.06/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

A-

22oz into a tulip. Pours a fully hazed mid tone orange, minor orange cream head, ok lacing.

Aroma is sweet yeasty citrus and assorted fruits including white skinned grapes. Nice

Fairly sweet barely dry tiny pepper. From start to finish this smoothly evolves within a well selected narrow range. Trails off into a pleasant mild bitter. Warms well. Tastes as if darker. Medium bodied creamy mouthfeel. Tasty, quite nice.
cheers
jd

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Photo of jeffjeff1
3.78/5  rDev +3%
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 jpajpajeff
3/5  rDev -18.3%

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 Swervine44
4/5  rDev +9%

Photo of MrBillyMac
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of cshorett
4/5  rDev +9%

Photo of rsangion
2/5  rDev -45.5%

Photo of Zorro
3.12/5  rDev -15%
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 SgunnarW
4/5  rDev +9%

Photo of Beerenauslese
4/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a tulip glass to a half inch head of beige foam that starts out leaving some sticky lacing but dissipates within several minutes to a ring leaving less lacing. Clear orange gold body.

Smells of sweet malt, Belgian candi sugar, a little butterscotch, citrus fruit, and spice.

Tastes of sweet bready malt and candi sugar with some ginger/coriander spice, balanced by orange hops, and some butterscotch in the back palate. The yeast seems a good belgian variety with earthiness and a little metal. The finish remains sweet but is balanced by a light orange-hop bitterness as well as a bit of green tea.

Body is medium, and carbonation is medium, producing a nice creamy mouthfeel.

Definitely a good drinkable tripel, well hopped with an orange hop variety (guessing Citra and/or Cascade) that is a bit on the sweet side like many tripels are, but not cloying as some can be. It's good to see California brewers using west coast hops effectively with Belgian styles other than IPA. This is their first bottled beer to my knowledge, so a pretty good first at-bat.

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Photo of ficknish
4.8/5  rDev +30.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A - Slight haze. Carmel orange color.

S - Bananas. Citrus. Candied sugars.

T - Bananas. Sharp hop bitter. Orange zest. Bubble gum. Sweet candied sugar.

M - Sharp. Good bitterness.

O - An amazing take on a Belgian. A classic and clean Belgian style with a west coast hop profile. A beautiful marriage. Will definitely be drinking again.

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Photo of avaldivia
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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