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RATINGS: 394   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.9   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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3.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Brigadier (3175) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - JAN 24, 2013
22 ounce bottle
I am not sure why but this release did not resonate with me at all. It was a fair deal - enough that I am willing to try more of their lineup - but not remarkable. Given the choice I would gone with a four pack of Headhunter instead. Still, maybe it was a bad bottle which means eventually I will need to revisit it.

Aroma / Appearance - The coppery transparent base bubbles and sparkles. An icy white head looks like a fresh dusting of overnight snow. Pine cones, mangoes, grapefruit, and other flavors are sharp. Even so I somehow found it hard to get excited. It wasnít off but I canít put my finger on the reason.

Flavor / Palate - Mangoes and pine trees warm the throat immediately. A dry bitterness is harsh on the palate. For $6.99 this is a full bodied and robust beer from a brewery that wasnít on my radar until now. Maybe this summer when it is too hot for the stouts Iíll get some more of their releases.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BRW (1315) - Barcelona, SPAIN - APR 12, 2015
Bottle. Dark amber colour with white head. Citric, tropical fruits, pineapple aroma. Sweet, caramel, tropical fruits, pineapple, citric and resinous taste. Medium to full body.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
pchoate (27) - West Sacramento, California, USA - APR 10, 2015
Should be called Death by IPA. Got this at the brewery on probably the best flight I've ever had. They pour 4 five ounce doubles and triples if you ask, for $6. All the knee Deep beers have great lacing and aroma. They are very hop friendly, especially the Simtra. - Snowboards and IPA

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
euniceradio (55) - Colton, California, USA - APR 10, 2015
Pours cloudy orange. Head is thin and filmy in nonic pint. Aroma of bread and HOPS! Fresh squeezed orange and pine. Same taste and big dank backbone. Alcohol taste on finish means business. Pretty good; pretty strong.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beerbaaron (1524) - Arizona, USA - APR 8, 2015
Draft. Unclear deep orange amber with a lasting, sticky head. Big hop flavor and aroma as you would expect. Strong bitterness but balanced by enough sweetness. Full body. Alcohol hidden well. Oily and a bit sticky. Surprisingly easy drinking. Its a mouthfull of hops.

2.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
c1raider (55) - New York, USA - APR 3, 2015
Citrus, hoppy bitterness, wet on the palate but dry aftertaste. I wonít to like this IPA but it does nothing will and barley makes the rank of marginal. Citrus, wet, bitter, dry fully summarizes the experience of this beer. Not again

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
badhack (380) - San Francisco, California, USA - APR 2, 2015
You canít tell the 11% at all. Very strong citrus/pine hops. Bitter finish. Malt to balance, toasty.

4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
trancecyclist (46) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 1, 2015
On tap at the Perch Pub in Philadelphia. Golden color, decent head and carbonation. Hard to think of another beer of comparable alcohol that hides it so well. Even the high IBUs are well balanced in this really impressive beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
keanex (1590) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - MAR 30, 2015
Bottled March 2, 2015.
Glass: Tired Hands wine glass.
Appearance: Crystal clear amber body with a beautifully messy white dense head on top.
Aroma: Nice mixture of marijuana, earthy notes, floral notes and a bit of grapefruit and orange. This is a unique combo that I havenít really come across yet. Booze shows though.
Taste: Not even close to being overly bitter, though not really malty either. This is the lightest 11.25% beer Iíve come across. A tad boozy, toasty malts, bits of earthiness and maltiness by the end, but overall a bit boring.
Palate: Medium bodied, moderately carbonated.
Overall: Drinks way lighter than the ABV and drinks way milder outside of the booziness by the finish. Maybe my palate is a bit soaked up from the mead before but this lacks hugely.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kerenmk (2990) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAR 30, 2015
Bottle sample at a tasting at Maxís place. Thanks DSG. Clear gold with a white head. Onion, poppy, ink, hoppy aroma. Mild bitterness, a little juicy taste. Hardly any carbonation, medium body, bitter finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cool_Bond (1839) - Kung av ÷l @ Facebook, SWEDEN - MAR 28, 2015
Lovely aromas of fruity and floral. Well hopped fruity taste but also some bitter. Heavy bitterness that fills the mouth forever. Good beer but slightly bitter. Follow me @ Kung av Ųl @ Facebook for more pictures and ratings.


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