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Trippel | Green Flash Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Green Flash Brewing Co.
California, United States
greenflashbrew.com

Style: Tripel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.70%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by MaltyGoodness on 12-08-2006

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#22,168
Reviews:
259
Ratings:
592
pDev:
11.2%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
17
Gots:
40
Trade:
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Ratings: 592 |  Reviews: 259
Photo of Sammy
4/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Initially fruity sweet and drying hoppy finish. Creamy mouthfeel though lagerish in the finish. Satisfying,orange and peach and bannana, honey and sugar,with lace and nice head. Aromas are yeasty and orange, with alcohol.I still never met a trippel I did not like.

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Photo of kylehay2004
3.7/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: half finger head on a Bright golden body.

S: mango, melon, tangerine and herbal hops.

T: musty yeast, tart citrus, herbal flavored hops.

M: light to medium Body and moderate to light carbonation.

Overall: kind of unidimensional. Tastes good and is highly drinkable, just not very interesting or complex.

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Photo of jaydoc
3.75/5  rDev 0%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
4/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Green Flash Brewing Company in San Diego, CA.

Pours a slightly hazy honey orange with a foamy off-white head that settles to an oily film on top of the beer. Foamy rings of lace line the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, fruits, yeast, and spices. Taste is much the same with a mild amount of spice bitterness on the palate after each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer that is tasty and easy to drink.

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Photo of GRG1313
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.75/5  rDev 0%

Photo of kjkinsey
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of djrn2
3/5  rDev -20%

Photo of t0rin0
4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of metter98
3.65/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: The beer is slightly hazy golden yellow in color and has a slight amount of carbonation. It poured with a thin white head that quickly died down, leaving only some delicate lacing on the surface and a thin ring of bubbles around the edge of the glass.
S: There are sweet aromas of fruit in the nose; bananas and pears stand out in particular.
T: Like the smell, the taste is quite fruity and has some sweetness. There are some hints of spices in the finish.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied on the palate with a medium amount of carbonation and some dryness in the finish.
O: Considering the strength of this beer, the alcohol is remarkably well hidden from the taste. This and a lack of cloying sweetness makes this rather easy to drink compared to other tripels.

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Photo of BEERchitect
3.58/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Highly perfumy and saturated with tropical taste, Green Flash's Belgian-style tripel ale turns attention away from earth and toward a simplified fruit and malt interplay.

Trippel opens with a hazy peach-orange-gold medley. As its rich body slowly releases a creamy lather, its dense blanket of froth is creamy- both in color and in texture. Is slow recede eventually leaves the beer, lacing lightly with random pockets upon the glass.

Floral and fruity to the nose, the Tripel is heavily candied. Notions of angel-food cake, honey and biscuit are laced with whimsical aromas of honeysuckle, pineapple, banana, honeydew, apricot, passion-fruit, mango and oranges. Is slim spice of clove and white pepper decorate the scent but hardly balance its fruity sweetness.

Its bready-sweet taste is that spot-on honey drizzle of pound cake, even as the dried fruit character of tropical and citrus gives the ale a fruit punch and sherbet flavor across the middle palate. Its late balance is shy and captures the clove, white pepper, white wine acidity, and spicy grassiness from hops. Still, the fruity-sweet taste reigns supreme with echoes of perfume and soap in aftertaste.

Malty-sweet in texture as well, the beer retains its bready structure and residual sweetness deep into taste with its creamy carbonation keeping the beer fuller longer. Lacking the turn to dryness, effervescence or earthy acidity keeps the beer from being as refreshing or as characterful as its counterparts form the Belgian abbey.

But with its more focused and simplified taste, the beer's bright floral bouquet chases the session from start to close- making it ideal for those who find Belgian versions too winey, earthy, or spicy.

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Photo of emerge077
3.58/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to the mystery person that left this in the fridge, it's been in there for a few months now.

Bright saturated orange body, with a swirl of creamy white foam on the surface. Clarity is bright, not much lace present, but a skim that breaks eventually across the surface.

Aroma of dried apricots, bread dough, and a light whiff of alcohol.

Smooth body, nearly syrupy with a slight astringency, boozy fruit and earthy, prickly notes in the aftertaste. Slippery feel, some fruity brandy and apricot notes. Overall a slow sipper best shared.

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Photo of brentk56
3.55/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Appearance: Pours a hazy apricot color with a nice head that retains reasonably well and leaves decent lacing

Smell: Butterscotch, coriander, a bit of overripe banana and a whiff of fusel alcohol

Taste: Starts with a butterscotch and coriander flavor; after the swallow, there is an unusual degree of bitter hoppiness that is unexpected for the style

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied and well carbonated; finishes hot

Drinkability: A nice stab at the style but a few too many flaws to rank higher

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Photo of zeff80
3.9/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured out an orange/amber color with a small, foamy head. Smells of fruits and estery notes. Also a wheat-like smell. Tastes of caramel malt, dried fruits and grains. The alcohol flavor comes through more as it warms.

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Photo of Phyl21ca
3.83/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle courtesy of SS: Poured a deep golden/orangey color ale with a huge foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of spicy yeast, light peaches and some sweet malt. Taste is also dominated by some spicy notes with some refreshing peachy taste and some quite big and sweet malt notes. Great carbonation with a medium to full body and some light alcoholic notes. Very well done overall and something I wouldn’t mind trying again.

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Photo of SocalKicks
4/5  rDev +6.7%

Photo of superspak
3.7/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

22 ounce bottle into chalice, no bottle dating. Pours hazy golden orange color with a nice 1-2 finger dense off white head with great retention that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Some spotty lacing on the glass. Aromas of pepper, apricot, pear, banana, clove, biscuit, candi sugar, and yeast spices. Nice aromas with good balance. Taste of big pear, pepper, apricot, banana, clove, candi sugar, biscuit, spicy yeast, and some yeast tang. Lingering notes of biscuit, pear, apricot, pepper, and spicy yeast on the finish for a while. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a fairly creamy and slick mouthfeel. Decent balance of flavors with smooth drinking for 9.7%. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming after the finish. Overall this is a very solid American made Tripel. Definitely some better ones out there, but this is worth a try.

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Photo of Boone757
3.75/5  rDev 0%

Photo of largadeer
4/5  rDev +6.7%

Photo of zestar
3.75/5  rDev 0%

Photo of chinchill
4/5  rDev +6.7%

Photo of Gagnonsux
4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

Photo of dcmchew
3.99/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours hazy shiny golden, creamy white head that eventually subsides to a thin sticky lace.
Summer floral-fruity smell, not as spicy or acidic as Belgian originals, with sweet apple, pear, honey, faint banana, small hints of tropical fruit, blond orchard fruit, a light biscuity maltiness and maybe some faint candi sugar.
There's a strong fruitiness in the taste that works well with the alcohol, really sweet, juicy and rich. Huge cherry plum and overripe white grapes (with the smallest bit of acidity), apricot, peach, apple, even plum, pineapple and sweet citrus. Lots of floral honey, low spiciness, tho there's a rather thick yeastiness present (some hints of vanilla, pepper, some faint aromatic herbs). The American hops are mostly "to blame" for the big fruity flavours, and they're felt just a bit in the finish.
Medium body, smooth carbonation, a bit thick, but fits the bill.
Not a traditional tripel, sure, but a very tasty beer. Wouldn't prefer this to a Chimay or a St. Bernardus, but that's just me.

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Photo of Ciocanelu
4/5  rDev +6.7%

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Trippel from Green Flash Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.75 out of 5 with 592 ratings
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