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RATINGS: 119   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6   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?


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
alexsdad06 (5363) - Ohio, USA - AUG 24, 2013
22 oz. bottle shared by Tmoney99. Pours a dark golden color with a medium sized white head. The aroma and flavor have quite a bit of pine and citrus up front and through to the finish. Some additional earthy notes, caramel, toasted, and dry grass. The alcohol is present and further serves to dry this out. Good, but the citra is much better.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ed5388 (2054) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - AUG 24, 2013
22oz bomber. Pours a hazy dirty copper color with a finger of somewhat fizzy white head. Aroma of expired IPA, sweet caramel malt, some grapefruit, and pine. Taste was much better. Lighter on the caramel malt, but lots of bitterness. Big grapefruit, citrus, and sticky pine.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mcberko (6311) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 3, 2013
22 oz. bottle, pours a hazy golden orange with a medium off-white head. Aroma of piney hops, a little buttery hops, and a slight fruitiness. Flavour is very sharp, full of soapy floral hops, a little dry pine, and dry biscuity malt. This is quite sharp and astringent, finishing on harsh soapy floral hops. Super dry and quite drinkable. Very solid IPA.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
zsb19 (160) - Cincinnati, Kentucky, USA - JUL 30, 2013
Pours hazy deep golden with thin white head. Aroma is crisp hoppy resinous citrus and some sweet malty notes. Taste is dank grassy hops upfront with some malty sweetness on the follow through. Aftertaste is lingering bitter resinous pine/spruce hops. Palate is somewhat thin and sticky. Overall a pretty solid double IPA with good balance and plenty of hoppy flavor.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ABUSEDGOAT (2361) - California, USA - JUL 25, 2013
Clear amber color, moderate head, decent retention. Aroma is resiny with strong citrus notes. Some grapefruit, caramel, light alcohol as well. Medium bodied, alcohol hidden well, quite drinkable for its size. Good stuff.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gmb5127 (234) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 10, 2013
Has a strong very hoppy aroma. The taste is extremely bitter and hoppy yet relatively smooth. Definitely drinkable.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Glouglouburp (6004) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 19, 2013
In short: A brutal palate destroyer. Meh.
How: Bottle 22oz, consumed fresh a few weeks after purchase.
The look: Clear golden body topped by a medium off-white head with medium retention and leaving lots of lacings on the glass.
In long: Nose is brutally piney pushed forward by alcohol fumes. Taste has the expected caramelized and honeyed cereals. Then piney hops, more piney hops and then some more. Maybe a little floral edge too, but mostly piney. Moderately resinous. Some alcohol heat noticeable a bit less than expected for a beer this size. Sweetness sensation is very much kept in check because of the bitterness and mouth-drying astringency. Annoyingly astringent with the alcohol sucking the mouth dry although there is not too much of an alcohol flavor. Full body with medium carbonation. Really aggressive, the first glass was kind of ok but the second half of the bottle became a chore to drink, this yet another brutal palate destroyer. This is something that can do well in a tasting, but don’t drink IPAs 4oz at a time. Calling a beer Hop Shortage and make it bitter as hell is almost as ironic as going to the beach to strangle a lifesaver.

3.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 9/20
zbabichb (5) - Carlsbad, California, USA - JUN 13, 2013 does not count
Not overpowering for a triple IPA. Very drinkable. Great hoppy aroma, but with a sufficiently apparent malt base holding it together.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JaBier (4854) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - JUN 7, 2013
Bottle shared by a friend. Pours clear gold in color with a thin white head. Aroma of grainy malt and earthy hop. Sweet and grainy malt flavor with a grassy hop finish. I wonder if they held onto this one too long before sharing it.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Koskela (287) - Marysville, California, USA - JUN 4, 2013
Smells very sweet malty and has a good hop balance much like a tripple should have. Its pretty hazy and golden in color with a small white head. Its full bodied and pretty sweet but the ibus kick the sweetness down in the aftertaste. It gives u a mouth full of tiny bubbles. Its almost like you can chew this brew. Not a bad brew. Very typical for a triple and the hop bitterness is Delicious.


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