Crash Test Dummy
Hailstorm Brewing Co.

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From:
Hailstorm Brewing Co.
 
Illinois, United States
Style:
Tripel
Ranked #70
ABV:
9%
Score:
89
Ranked #12,487
Avg:
3.99 | pDev: 9.02%
Ratings:
30
Status:
Active
Rated:
Oct 25, 2021
Added:
Jul 15, 2014
Wants:
  1
Gots:
  4
SCORE
89
Very Good
Notes: None
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Photo of Pivopijak
3.72/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by Pivopijak from Washington

draught
Medium gold, with a touch of amber & orange, to the look. A bit of a light Belgian spice, and a bit of a tart note, to the aroma. Moderate body, and a touch of a tart bite, with a slightly syrupy feel. A honeyed sweetness starts out the taste, and has a little allspice character to it. The sweetness gives way to the spiced malt, with a very slight edge.

Oct 25, 2021
 
3.9 by mjpolzin from Wisconsin on Nov 22, 2017
 
3.81 by Chuckdiesel24 from Illinois on Jun 07, 2017
 
3.54 by Egotist from Illinois on May 26, 2017
 
4.25 by YalovaIA from Iowa on May 12, 2017
 
4.21 by Dankacheese from Illinois on Apr 03, 2017
Photo of Tucquan
4.19/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by Tucquan from Pennsylvania

Had this on 2017-02-22 in Warrenville, IL from a 16 oz can.

A - Very clear straw-gold with a 2-finger white head and good lace.

S - Perfume-like Belgian yeast, rising white bead, grassy spice. Nice.

T - Honey drizzled white toast with a dab of pear marmalade. Very good spice flavors, like I imagine sweet potpourri would taste. Mint. There's alcohol sweetness but no heat. Low but evident bitterness for balance.

M - Medium body a light-medium carbonation.

O - Well crafted with tastes that appealed to me. This brew seems festive. A Tripel worth seeking out.

Feb 22, 2017
 
3.85 by Fusebuddy from Wisconsin on Dec 13, 2016
 
3.83 by Jakethesnake503 from Indiana on Nov 27, 2016
 
4.03 by drstalker from Illinois on Jul 21, 2016
 
4.25 by WiggyKGB from Illinois on Apr 01, 2016
Photo of c014572
4.35/5  rDev +9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
by c014572 from Illinois

Poured from a 22oz bomber purchased at a new Binny's so not sure why it says retired, bottle dated 11/14/2015.

Pours a beautiful medium amber, with the typical Belgian haze. Aroma is very malty with your typical Belgian yeast funk. Very little head quickly fades. Taste was wonderfully malty with great phenol's imparted by the yeast. Medium body, perfect amount of residual sugar, just enough hop to balance it all out. Where is the 9.7%? I have no clue, but it hides it very well.

Feb 19, 2016
 
4 by RichH55 from Illinois on Nov 24, 2015
 
4 by kylehay2004 from Illinois on Nov 23, 2015
 
4.19 by InfragilisBrew from Illinois on Nov 20, 2015
 
3.5 by egrace84 from Illinois on Jul 12, 2015
 
4.25 by Bajo on Apr 17, 2015
Photo of Kurmaraja
3.27/5  rDev -18%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
by Kurmaraja from California

Far too sweet, pear juice flavor. Lacking complex yeastiness.

Apr 12, 2015
 
3.5 by smartassboiler from Illinois on Apr 12, 2015
 
3.64 by Prager62 from Colorado on Mar 28, 2015
 
3.9 by 30MinutesSouth from Indiana on Mar 01, 2015
 
4.44 by BeerOps from Illinois on Jan 11, 2015
 
4.25 by mjc3151 from Illinois on Oct 22, 2014
 
4 by Ken134 from Illinois on Sep 09, 2014
 
4 by Irishace9 from Illinois on Sep 06, 2014
 
4 by cwehr13 from Illinois on Sep 06, 2014
 
4.75 by spointon from Illinois on Aug 18, 2014
 
4 by Dactrius from Wisconsin on Jul 25, 2014
 
4.75 by djl9701 from Illinois on Jul 20, 2014
Crash Test Dummy from Hailstorm Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 89 out of 100 with 30 ratings