As hybrids go, the fusing of Star Wars' Lando Calrissian with one of modern TV's most potent symbols of an impending apocalypse is pretty unusual; adding what appears to be a Wookiee's hand and a rubber glove to the label of the beer bearing said name adds further confusion. Yet the style for Moon Dog's latest isn't as outlandoish as many from their past. That said, the fact that a massively hopped, high alcohol Belgian Tripel isn't completely novel probably says more about life on the boundaries of the craft beer world today than it does about Moon Dog. A fusion of New World hops, American and Belgian yeasts and enough malt to allow it to scale the heights of 11.5 per cent, it's a fruity, boozy, maltily sweet yet hoppily bitter treat that lingers long on the palate and reminds us somewhat of the Troubadour Magma that's been doing the rounds recently.
Published April 24, 2013 2013-04-24 00:00:00