TheEpeeist (3283) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 14, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 oz bottle. Hazy olive orange with a bone head. Nose is orange, caramel and roses with a hint of pine. Thick and resiny with prickly carb. Hugely bitter grapefruit and orange peel, brief sweet apple, finishing with pine needles. Super hoppy with just enough malt to keep me craving another sip.
Blairgus (2562) - California, USA - FEB 8, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
8 feb 2013, bottle. Light gold, clear, occasional bubbles. Nose is rock candy, bubble gum. Med body and moderately fizzy. Rain hops, bubble gum, sweet sugar/rock candy.
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olr1984 (1044) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - FEB 7, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
22oz bottle pours clear copper. Carmel and hop aroma. Might be a bit dated not much citrus or pine like most west coast triples.
NobleSquirrel (3437) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 7, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Bine & Vine. First off, this is a barley wine, not an IIPA, imo. Pours a clear gold with a sticky white head. Nose is super resiny, pine forward, faint citrus and ethanol. Sweetness in the nose. On tasting, clean alcohol and a big and clean bitterness. Resiny with some sticky malt but a drying finish. Too much alcohol overall.
jkwood04 (3798) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 4, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle in a tulip. Pours deep amber with a lacy, cream-colored head. Aroma of a lot of citrusy and piney hops, some spiciness, dough, and caramel malts. Some off notes in the flavor, not sure what, but it takes away from the hoppiness. Smooth texture. A decent beer, but something weird about it prevents it from being as good as it could be.
Natai (87) - Sacramento, California, USA - FEB 3, 2013
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a copper gold with a slight white head that dissipates quickly. Little to no lacing. Strong grapefruit aroma hop front followed by grassy and herbal hops. Lots of resin in the flavor with very little hop character, kind of syrupy texture at the end. Disappointing.
TheAlum (5575) - Lisle, Illinois, USA - FEB 1, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz bottle shared by ???. Thanks. Pours a copper glowing hue, healthy glow, no real haze. A frothy offwhite head atop dies to a filmy layer and laces small. Aromas are a bit more vibrant, citrusy grapefruit, florals, and gentle pine kiss the nose with some bready and grainy malt base play. A touch sweet, the grapefruit is enjoyable, fairly fresh. Initial is firmly bodied, offering a bit of sweetness. Firm citrusy grapefruit, lemony hop profile with grass, florals, and a firm bitterness. Gentle pine. Middle shows some sweeter malts, a bit of caramel and gentle fruit. Backend dries it back up again, a bit resiny and dry, firm hop trail. This didn’t have as adventerous of hops, but seemed to not have the issues that plagued regular Simtra we were trying. Solid offering here.
Ferris (3052) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 26, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle - Huge pine nose with some sweetness and citrus. C;ear orange with a thick white head. Lots of cirtus and pine, some alcohol heat, but a nice sweetness to balance. Rich on the palate, without a annoying cloying finish. Just really nice.
SuIIy (1983) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - JAN 26, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Expected more. Pours a nice clear copper color with a nice thick frothy cream head. Nose is dry grassy and lightly floral hops with a hint of resin. Palate is a wrecker. Starts off stingy, turns to a heavy coating, leaves mouth sticky and dry. Flavors of light alcohol, dry grainy notes, resiny and grassy hops.
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savnac (2391) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - JAN 25, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle from Arizona. Clear golden amber with a small off white head. Aroma of citrus, pine resin, caramel and solvent. Flavor is lots of alcohol and phenols with some caramel malt and firm hop bitterness. Medium body with a syrupy mouth feel. This one is just ok, lots of alcohol and phenols.