A Note on This Beer
Tampa, Florida’s Coppertail Brewing Co. is taking Belgian brews to rambunctions PartyTown U.S.A. heights. In today’s crazy hopped up 9.2% ABV Unholy Trippel, they serve up a “sacrilegious take” on the classic monk-brewed style with a resinous blast of pine and citrus.
Blasphemous it may be, but Unholy is a hit -- it’s got a 4.01 on BeerAdvocate and flies out of the taps at Coppertail’s taproom. One sip and it’s clear why: Unholy is sinfully boozy and reeling with enough honey and lemon flavors to turn any Belgian purist into a Doubting Thomas. The citrusy Trippel flavors of ripe orange with a hint of black tea mingle with notes of crisp pine and a touch of sage for a harmonious, if unexpected, combination of sweet and bitter. Plus, double dry hopping with Simcoe and Azacca Hops gives Unholy some heavenly floral aromatics.
Some folks might thing Coppertail is going to hell in a handbasket for putting this much hoppy character in a Belgian, but if they are, they’ll be in good company. Their head brewer has already won GABF Gold for a classic Belgian Trippel, and now he’s bending the rules down in Florida just down the road from fellow rulebreakers at Cigar City! We’ll be there too: sin never tasted so good.
4.01 on BeerAdvocate
Best By: 6/22/18
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