Unholy Trippel
Coppertail Brewing Co.

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From:
Coppertail Brewing Co.
 
Florida, United States
Style:
Tripel
Ranked #48
ABV:
9%
Score:
89
Ranked #10,994
Avg:
4 | pDev: 11.5%
Reviews:
78
Ratings:
244
Status:
Active
Rated:
Aug 01, 2022
Added:
May 05, 2014
Wants:
  9
Gots:
  132
SCORE
89
Very Good
Unholy TrippelUnholy Trippel
Notes: Our take on the Trippel style originally brewed by monks in Belgium features fruity / funky notes from the traditional Belgian yeast paired with a sacrilegious American hop character.
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Reviewed by MadMadMike from Florida

3.94/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
12 oz can poured into a Belgian stem.
Look - goldish coppery, light haze. Brings a white head that lasts throughout the experience. Good lace.
Smell up front is classic Trippel with a fruity hop bang that almost seems out of place.
Taste - it’s straight up a highly hopped Belgian. Slightly sweet, short to-the-point finish, biscuity, faint hit of banana on the finish. A tad of bitterness.
Feel - Refrishingly fizzy and light.
Overall - At 9% ABV, this is more of an acquired desire rather than an every day sud. You’d also have to be picky about food pairing - maybe brisket or fried chicken?
It’s good Florida beer, distro round the state, and I won’t say ‘no’ if offered a cold one.,.
Aug 01, 2022
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Reviewed by hman43 from North Carolina

3.74/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
Look: It pours golden and clear. It has a slightly off white head with excellent head retention.

Aroma: There are strong fruity aromas with some light yeast and earthen notes. There are some bready elements in the background with spice.

Taste: It has a strong citrus flavor with spice, yeast, and earth in support. There is light bread.

Feel: It has a medium body with a spicy citrus aftertaste.

Overall, the citrus notes made this a different and enjoyable beer.
Jul 29, 2022
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Reviewed by gatornation from Minnesota

3.77/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
On Tap at hotel bar .Pours a alight haze light copper color with a nice fluff head. Smell is grainy,wheat lemon citrus some sweet funk . taste follows the nose sweet candied sugars ,lemony wheat funk and grassy herbal Nate . Mouth feel sweet funky fruity and hoppy. ABV not felt
Jun 10, 2022
 
Rated: 4.25 by Stengelfoot from California

May 20, 2022
 
Rated: 4.1 by TangoJuliet from New York

May 19, 2022
 
Rated: 4.1 by strengthdoc from Connecticut

May 19, 2022
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Reviewed by nick_perry from North Carolina

3.96/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Golden appearance. Frothy white head. Yeast roll, grassy, candied sugar notes with a touch of Belgian funk. Hint of granny smith apple on the finish. A touch boozy.
Apr 17, 2022
 
Rated: 3.52 by Satsuma from Florida

Feb 06, 2022
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Reviewed by aBosslyElephant from Florida

3.89/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
L- Very simple yellow with a tall white head. Bronze-Deep-Yellow.
S- Hoppy. Light citrus.
T- Large tastes of bitter hops. Light back notes of citrus.
M- Very carbonated. Easy to drink though.
O- A very solid Trippel Ale. It's a classic mainstay
Dec 07, 2021
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Reviewed by drdiesel9483 from Ohio

3.88/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Look - great golden copper haze with great rimming and lacing
Smell - grain w slight citrus
Taste - grainy citrus slight bubble gum.
Feel - medium body and a little carb
Overall - pretty good
Oct 25, 2021
 
 
Rated: 4.04 by Jstarr2517 from Connecticut

Aug 27, 2021
 
Rated: 4.07 by Rhetion from Florida

Aug 17, 2021
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Reviewed by Lhammer

3.96/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Look- pours a hazy light amber. Hold a pretty nice thick head with good lacing.

Smell- I really liked the smell of this beer. It’s quite piney with some nice citrus and malt aspects. Some whole grain bread, and alcohol come through as well

Taste- This beer is very flavorful. Starts out with a hoppy bitterness, followed by a similar taste profile to the smell. It’s piney, citrusy, and frankly very good.

Feel- good amount of carbonation but still smooth.

Overall- I feel that this is a very versatile beer. I’d be just as happy drinking this sitting on a boat as I would bundled up by the fireplace. Great look, smell, and flavor. Very enjoyable.
Jul 16, 2021
 
Rated: 4.01 by RickS95 from Indiana

Jul 10, 2021
 
Rated: 3.59 by Roguer from Connecticut

May 22, 2021
 
Rated: 4.25 by paulish from New York

Apr 03, 2021
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Reviewed by jettjon from Florida

3.78/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
From a 12 oz can into a Perfect Pint glass.
Look: Hazy amber with lots of tiny suspended sediment floating around. Thick white head fades at a moderate pace leaving lots of clumpy lace behind.
Nose: Slightly spicy and a bit syrupy. Cloves and sweet malt. I’m not picking up any alcohol.
Taste: More syrupy malt and cloves up front. 9% ABV is well masked. There’s definitely some citrus hops character that seems more at home in an IPA than a Tripel. It’s not bad, but this is definitely not “Belgian style.” Moderate hoppy finish.
Mouth: Moderate viscosity and effervescence.
Overall: I tried several of these over a two week period, hoping that I had missed something. I can’t see how this can really be called a Tripel other than that it’s cloudy and has a bit of cloves. Would try again, but wouldn’t seek it out.
Jan 17, 2021
 
Rated: 3.77 by Unclevince from West Virginia

Jan 17, 2021
 
Rated: 3.21 by mig100 from Texas

Dec 22, 2020
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Reviewed by Franziskaner from Missouri

3.46/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Light gold in color with a heavy amount of light sediment within the body. There’s a fingernail of off white around the rim and covering a trace of the top. The aroma is of light Belgian candy sugar, light malt, and faintly fruity Belgian triple yeast. I’m tasting tasting fruity, tart, Belgian yeast, and sweet, light Belgian candy sugar. The mouth is dry, and moderately boozy.
Dec 19, 2020
 
Rated: 4.12 by SeanPSmith from Florida

Jul 05, 2020
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Rated by Hedge58

1.54/5  rDev -61.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1
This is a poor excuse for a Trippel. It has little resemblance to a real Trippel, being overhopped.
May 08, 2020
 
Rated: 4.74 by Johnnyc3 from Florida

Apr 20, 2020
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Reviewed by DaChief from Florida

4.43/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
a decent substitute for a belgian Trippel in my area. nice mouth feel, good flavor, great color, pours with a medium head. a little hopppy toward the end of the glass or when not served really cold. when i cant find a belgian trippel this is my go to. prefer a true belgian trippel, but you do what you have to when you can 't find one.
Mar 29, 2020
 
Rated: 4.08 by jricharc from Virginia

Feb 16, 2020
 
Rated: 3.66 by Bitburger from Vermont

Feb 05, 2020
 
Rated: 4 by Musineer from Texas

Jan 13, 2020
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Reviewed by AmberSpirit from Florida

4.25/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Nice beer. Pours pretty with a nice white head. Belgian yeast aroma is present. Good amount of carbonation. You can feel it's a Tripel, but it leans a little too much towards an IPA. As the result, you get tired of the taste by the end of the glass. Overall, good but doesn't measure up to the real Belgian Tripels. I think I'll be coming back more to the Birra Moretti Moretti La Rossa Doppel Bock than to this one. Although, this is not really a good comparison since La Rossa is neither Belgian style, not it is a Tripel. However, both are malty strong beers, but La Rossa has more of a personality.
Jan 11, 2020
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Reviewed by Ruger_44-Redhawk from Idaho

3.49/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
Purchased at the Wine Shop in Lakewood Ranch, FL. Wanted something local as far as Quadruple’s but this is the only thing available. Not bad, just doesn’t compare to the Belgian’s.
Nov 28, 2019
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Reviewed by UristMcBrewer from Pennsylvania

4.39/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
The beer is a very cloudy amber with a short head. It smells very spicy with lots of pleasant esters and phenols. There is some citrusy notes from the hopping and very light notes of malt, similar to cake. The taste is bitter up front with strong notes of the esters and phenols, giving a warmness to the beer. The malt is there as a good base. The citrusy flavors still come through well. The body is a little lose and the beer has decent carbonation. Overall, this a pleasant beer with a lot going on.
Nov 24, 2019
 
Rated: 4.11 by RockyM72 from Florida

Oct 27, 2019
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Reviewed by spcrain from Kentucky

3.96/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Murky copper color. Pleasant spice odor. Foam head quickly collapses. Spiced flavor - clove? Not one to drink without food. 0.2% ABV per the can the drink was poured.
Oct 09, 2019
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Reviewed by Jaybeam from New York

2.03/5  rDev -49.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2
I'm pretty upset by this beer. I have found it incredibly difficult to find good Tripel's in the states and this beer doesn't make it better. If I wanted to order an IPA, then I would have ordered one. This beer had ZERO of the classic yeasty notes in both smell and taste. I really don't know how this brewery got away with calling this a tripel. I'm incredibly disappointed.

It has the normal blondish color of a Tripel. Smells likes a straight up IPA. Tastes identical to an IPA, right down to the bitter finish. The feel is good (not heavily carbonated).

Overall this brewery has to change the type of beer they call it, because it's a disgrace to a tripel. But if you're looking for a good IPA, I'd recommend this one.
Sep 17, 2019
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Reviewed by Rockpecobill from Florida

5/5  rDev +25%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
12oz can pours with a nearly clear copper gold body that supports a dirty white head of foam. The aroma offers up spicy hops, spicy yeast, pear and then faint syrup like honey. The taste delivers smooth sweet apple and pear notes. It stays somewhat smooth and unwavering right into the finish. Nice triple with virtually no sense of the ABV. Super easy to drink or chug if u are into that and for 9.5 abv u can not tell there is any alcohol a beer I would recommend to anyone that can get it in there area.
Sep 04, 2019
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Rated by zeleve from Florida

4.58/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Canned 07/01/2019 and tasted on 09/02/2019

a very well hidden 9.2%, truly enjoyable and love the mellow spices at the end.
Sep 02, 2019
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Reviewed by GeoffReiner

4.38/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Good color, wonderful roasted malted flavor, hoppy but layered with a sweet aroma. My favorite in this class is FDM but if you are looking for one with less spice, this is it. Oh, in south Florida, with all the watery s***, there is nothing better.
Sep 02, 2019
 
Rated: 4.5 by shadyside from Georgia

Aug 15, 2019
 
Rated: 4.29 by epterina from Florida

Jun 24, 2019
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Reviewed by ArchimedesSox from Georgia

4.17/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
A: Hazy yellowish color, pillowy white head, really good lacing
S: Piney hops
T: Those pine hops right up front, gives way to a sweet malt balance then a citrusy grapefruit hop taste at end.
M: Medium
O: A really nice beer. As others have mentioned not really the "classic" tripel but really nice. The haziness of the beer and a great hop presence gives this that "juiciness" that has become popular with the NEIPAs. It still has that Belgain yeast flavor to it though.
Jun 23, 2019
Unholy Trippel from Coppertail Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 89 out of 100 with 322 ratings