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RATINGS: 137   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 133   EST. CALORIES: 345   ABV: 11.5%
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The cousin of Simtra, but brewed with only Centennial and Chinook hops. Need we say more?


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
wnoble (1251) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - DEC 14, 2012
Bomber thanks to Kasey! Pours deep orange to amber. Some sticky lacey head remains. Nose is sweet malts, faint tropical fruits, pines, resins, citrus, peppery hops. Flavor sweet malts, tropical fruit, citrus, pine resin medium high bitterness with a noticeable alcohol warming finish. Surprisingly dry for such a big beer. Medium full body. A good beer but the best bigger IPAs are not all that big in my opinion. Alcohol gets in te way of hoppy goodness.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hamilton23 (617) - Alpine, California, USA - DEC 11, 2012
Poured from 22oz bottle. Pours carmel in color with thin white head. Aroma is apple cider mixed with dank hops. Taste is caramel and hops. Is this thing aged on wood at all, as it seems to have a bit of oak in there too. Who knows.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
boozedude (2185) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - DEC 11, 2012
Bomber into pint glasss..pours amber, not much head..hopy [pine caramel aroma..taste is strong but goes down smooth for being 11.3 %.. Like it alot

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
b3shine (6577) - Indiana, USA - DEC 10, 2012
Bomber to snifter. Looks good; a transparent orange with off-white lacing. Impressive clarity for the abv. Smells and tastes hoppy, malty, and boozy. Average on the palate; a little hot. Still, an enjoyable beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bluejacket74 (1551) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - DEC 8, 2012
22 ounce bottle. It just showed up at the store I buy most of my beer at, so I assume its fresh enough. Served in a snifter, the beer pours a clear orange/amber color with about an inch off-white head. Head retention and lacing are both good. Aroma is mostly citrusy hops (tropical fruit, grapefruit, oranges), along with some pine hops and caramel malt. The taste is bitter and hoppy, with the pine/resiny hop flavor being the strongest. The citrusy (tropical fruit, grapefruit) hops get stronger as the beer warms, and there is caramel malt noticeable too, but I really pick up the bitter pine hops in this brew. The bitter finish lingers around for a long time. Mouthfeel/body is medium, its slick and a bit sticky with moderate carbonation. I like this brew a lot, definitely worth a try! $8.99 a bomber.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fiulijn (16427) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 7, 2012
Bottle at La Cave Bulles, Paris; 11.3% ABV
Clear amber color, bright, small head. Strange feeling, the aroma of resiny hops is so strong that it becomes almost nutty (hazelnuts), and manure. Full bodied, with round mouthfeel and some flavor of crystal, but not thick or sticky, luckily; strong flavor, with powerful hopping, mostly resiny, piney, and very moderate fruitiness. Long and extreme final.
Overwhelming.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mjg74 (2824) - Salem, Oregon, USA - DEC 3, 2012
Bomber from Valley Farm. Pale amber in color. Pungent hop bitterness, along with a bit of a sweet aroma. Rich hop character up front. Malty and slick. Good spicy hopped finish. Some alcohol is noticeable. Tasty, but not as good as Simtra.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hayduke (3767) - Eureka, California, USA - NOV 28, 2012
From a bottle at THE LOCAL Beer Bar in Eureka, CA. Pours a rich gold with a good sized beige head and light lacing. Nose a a very powerful citrus and pine. Medium plus body with resin mouthfeel. The flavor is light malts with a lot of taste mostly of pine and citrus hops. Good bitterness. The finish is long, dry, and bitter. This is a true hop monster. Loved it. .

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheHOFF43 (1786) - Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - NOV 18, 2012
Bottle. Pours a clear copper. Aroma is sweet caramel and some hops. Flavor is nice hops with a caramel and malt backbone. Some berry like flavors as well.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
bytemesis (4599) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - NOV 16, 2012
Bottle. Pours clear orange amber, medium of white head, nice lacing. Aroma of passion fruit, grapefruit, light pine. Flavor is about the same, with a distinct caramel malt body; light sweet, medium plus bitter. Quit bitter warming finish.Medium to light bodied. ABV noticeable only in the finish.


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