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RATINGS: 306   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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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Brigadier (2890) - 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 wasn’t off but I can’t 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 wasn’t on my radar until now. Maybe this summer when it is too hot for the stouts I’ll get some more of their releases.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BuckeyeBoy (2648) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUL 28, 2014
22oz bottle thanks to Matt. Pours out a nice golden topped with a small head. Nose is pine citrus hops tropical fruit and caramel sweetness. Taste is as the nose with a great hop mix and a good malt to balance it out.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 20/20
SpongeRuiner (674) - Michigan, USA - JUL 27, 2014
One of my first from the brewery. This one pours a dirty penny color with maybe a slight orange hint. A big off white head on an easy pour. A huge hop aroma. Like swimming through a floral hop field. A fresh potent aroma. A strong hop flavor right off the bat. Almost minty. It leaves a giant hop flavor on the whole mouth. Not boozy exactly. But an overall strength is present. Still has a certain drinkable quality. An almost rubbing alcohol note is felt all around. Still a refreshing nice and strong triple.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
VinegarStroke (267) - Napa, California, USA - JUL 24, 2014
Bottle: clear, dull medium deep honey, with moderate head and ok lace.very hoppy lift. Tropical, citrus and vegetation. Clean. Dense. Not green or reductive. Dry, not sour but bitter. Massive. Dense long and hot. Just a bruit. Classic over the top west coast IPA. Huge. This beer is one to share.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TimsRatings (405) - - 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

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
libertine (194) - 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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
_angst_ (2609) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
larsniclas (5561) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rlgk (10112) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
arnold931 (454) - 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.

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