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RATINGS: 304   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.91   IBU: 131   EST. CALORIES: 338   ABV: 11.25%
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Simtra Triple IPA delivers a punch in the face with its very danky hop aroma derived from Simcoe and Citra hops. You wanted more hops you got them.


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3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
iowaherkeye (2690) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - SEP 25, 2012
22oz bottle, $11.99, no date from OB Quik Stop--hopefully this is a new batch, and not just leftovers from the distributor. We shall see. Clear medium orange with a one finger off-white head, fair retention. Aroma of bitter orange rind and cat pee, light lemon (not in the Sorachi Ace way, but the Citra) and herbal dry hops. There is a little crystal malt in the backend, but doesn’t seem sweet. I don’t get much pine in the aroma, but it does come forth more in the flavor. I get some alcohol warmth and spice, mild sweetness and lightly toasty cracker malt. Dry finish, bitterness peaked at a 7, the alcohol numbing the tongue. Big full body, though not yet syrupy, with low to moderate carbonation. Better than I thought it’d be--the hops aren’t quite super bright and juicy (though close), but the sweetness is right where it should be for a >10% beer.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TimsRatings (401) - - JUL 22, 2014
On tap at Ridgewood (Raleigh). Poured a nice amber. Strong aroma - stronger taste. This is an 11.5% beer that has a very strong flavor, but that taste is not of alcohol. Definitely worth getting again. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BucannonXC5 (802) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 18, 2014
Type: 22-oz. bottle Glass: Pint mug From: Windmill Farms in Del Cerro (San Diego), Calif. Price: $10.99 Purchased: July 10, 2014 Consumed: July 18, 2014 Misc.: Born on May 20, 2014 Poured a honey, caramel, semi-clear color with two fingers of rocky white head. Sporadic spider web foamy lacing along the sides of the glass. Above average retention on the top all the way down. Smelled a plethora of hops up front. Got grapefruit, citrus, Cascade, floral, orange rind and light resin. Also some rye, caramel and orange creamscickle. Tasted pretty close to the smell. Got citrus hops, Cascade hops, orange creamscickle, floral hops, grapefruit, nectarine and caramel. Some bitterness, but the 11.25 percent ABV felt about 7 percent. Medium-to-light body. Creamy texture. Average carbonation. Long, slightly bitter finish. Just a fantastic double IPA. I’ve wanted to try it for a while and I’m glad I finally did.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
libertine (192) - rochester hills, Michigan, USA - JUL 17, 2014
pours amber with a thin tan head. good lacing around my glass. aroma is sweet with a big punch of orange, mango, grapefruit, and pine. flavor is on track with the nose. doesn’t taste like 11 abv at all. medium body, low carbonation and a sticky mouth feel. the hops really comes through in the dry bitter finish. pretty tasty

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
_angst_ (2578) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 8, 2014
UPDATED: JUL 10, 2014 Bomber received in trade. Thank you StefanSD! Pours hazy golden with a rather small frothy offwhite head that leaves lots of sticky lacing and trace on the glass while dissipating. Smell is sweet, tiny fruity and tiny herbal with caramel, sweet dark bread, resinous wood, pine needles, moist grass, grapefruit rinds, orange peal and lemon zest. Taste is sweet, bitter, malty and herbal with caramel, sweet dark bread, biscuits, resinous wood, pine needles, lemon balm, grapefruit juice, orange peal, moist grass and hints of metal. Mouthfeel is round, tiny sticky sweet, oily bitter, slightly boozy and near full bodied. Finish is sweet, bitter and herbal with caramel, toffee, grapefruit rinds, pine needles, resinous wood, moist grass, orange peal, lemon zest and alcohol. Less than 3 months old but very sticky. Tasty US style barley wine, only the slight metal notes drags it down.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
larsniclas (5548) - Billdal, SWEDEN - JUL 8, 2014
Bottles at Alex Caramel in the aroma and biscuits in the flavour. Slightly metallic. The flavour is sweet. And alcoholic. Sweet fruits.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rlgk (10082) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - JUL 8, 2014
Bottle thanks to _angst_. Clear golden beer Caramel aroma, grassy, citrus, bready, biscuits, toffee, herbal, some floral notes. Hoppy biscuit flavor, hay, citrus, some herbal notes. A bit cloying but still a good beer.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
arnold931 (444) - Iowa, USA - JUL 5, 2014
Bottle from San Diego sis. Pours cloudy orange with nice white head. Nose is pineapple with malt sweetness. Taste is thick with lots of alcohol.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nocturne (746) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - JUL 3, 2014
650ml bottle. Bottled in April so about as fresh as an import to Europe is going to be. Pours a hazy shade between gold and amber with a lovely white head and lace. Nose is bursting with peach fruitiness and grassy notes. More citra than simcoe perhaps. Opening with some fruity sweetness before bitterness takes hold. Hint of herbalness. Really doesn’t feel like nearly 12%. Solid stuff without being overwhelming.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
zimbo (526) - SCOTLAND - JUN 18, 2014
Despite assertions that I truly am an old school type of beer drinker I am an absolute high octane Triple IPA whore. And this delivers the goods. Nice big evergreen nose and crystalline orange golden colour. Sort of a muted slow chalky start which leads to a super juicy bitter middle which goes on and on. Good carb and intensity with wicked potency. Love it. There is no better style.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
matthewjk (888) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 17, 2014
Wow, this thing is pretty over-the-top! Lots of pine and spruce in your face! There may be some turpentine in there too! This is a high-octane hop fest! I like it! Just on the verge of the ABV becoming unmanageable.


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