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RATINGS: 117   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?


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
bb (6851) - Alamo, California, USA - JAN 4, 2013
Bottle. Amber beer with a dark cream head. Big grapefruit and summer fruit saroma. Grapefruit and pine resin flavor with light caramel. Medium bodied. Good bitterness. Pine resin and earthiness lingers with grapefruit and light caramel.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TipsyMcStager (1139) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 1, 2013
Pours a cloudy orange with nice off white head. Nice citrus hop aroma. Piney and citrus hop bitterness with some sweetness. alcohol burn in the finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ddemmingjr (696) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - DEC 31, 2012
Bottle: pours clear, dark golden, frothy white head that persists. Nose is pungent apricot, pine resin and candied fruits. More of the same with hop resin bitterness and stickiness on the lips. A little unbalanced with hop bomb but I still found this tasty. No ABV detected all considering ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
crossovert (7202) - Illinois, USA - DEC 31, 2012
Solid. Vegetal at first dirnk. Subsequently it becomes more of a bitter bomb especially for the abv. Impressive.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kassner (1349) - Wexford, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 24, 2012
Picked up this bottle at Dorothy Lane and really a big hop beer. and smooth for a triple. Aroma not overwhelming and so much hops it is balanced but not too aromatic

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
baraciisch (1801) - USA - DEC 23, 2012
Golden orange color... Aroma of citrus hops... Flavor is not terribly dry, spicy notes possibly from the chinnok... Solid beer ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ibrew2or3 (6835) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - DEC 22, 2012
22oz bottle from Bine and Vine. 11.3% what!!?? Will this rock my world or what? Well it pours out with a crystal clear copper body with thin gold edges and supporting a thin near white head of foam. The aroma offers up a bold mix of malt sweetened pine and citrus hops and a bit of mango like tropical fruitiness around the edges. Overall the aroma seems timid in strength and struggling to get out of the glass. The taste is thick with bitter hop resin that seems to be restrained, poorly, by malt sweetness. The hop bitterness is coming from firm to robust levels of pine and grapefruit and some mango like hoppy goodness where a thicket of malt sweetness tries to smooth out the bitterness. This is a pretty darn good beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ineedbeer (698) - Oakland, California, USA - DEC 17, 2012
Aroma is almost all hops. Lots of tropical fruit, peaches, orange and other citrus, an pine resin. A touch of caramel malt in the aroma. Some alcohol in aroma and a touch fusel, but not too bad. Pours a clear gold with copper notes an slightly off white head that retains a thin layer on top and along the edges for quite some time. The flavor is similar to the aroma but the hops aren't as assertive. The hop flavor is still fruity with citrus and pine, but there is a lot more caramel malt character as well. The bitterness is strong and there is a touch of hop astringency, but it's not too bad. The alcohol is present in the flavor but only in the finish and it helps clear the malt sweetness. The mouthfeel is smooth and somewhat creamy. There is low astringency from the hops. Lots of warming character from the alcohol. A bit sweet, but too be expected for this high of alcohol content. Overall a pretty good beer, but I think I just don't like triple IPAs; too much alcohol for me. I like boozy stouts and hop bomb DIPAs but triple IPAs are too much for me. This is a fairly good version though; the alcohol isn't overpowering and the hops and malt are balanced. I guess I would like less caramel though. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dogbrick (7870) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 17, 2012
This beer is a clear copper color with a medium ivory white head that diminishes steadily to an outer ring. Short strings of lacing. Citrus, hops and malt in the nose. Full-bodied with flavors of resiny hops, citrus and grainy malt. The finish is hoppy up front with a mild alcohol burn in the aftertaste. Pretty good overall.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
socaltay (204) - Ventura, California, USA - DEC 14, 2012
Beer pours with a nice white head above a golden colored liquid that has a tinge of reddish when it is not being held up to the light. Aroma is too light for my taste but a funky dank smell is somewhat apparent. Taste is not very complex but is instead balanced with alcohol and some decent malts. I think if the alcohol contributed more flavor it might actually balance this beer out more. The hops seem a bit "Mono-hopmatic". Overall it is a decent beer but with regards to he other triple ipa’s I have had this one simply does not hold a candle.


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