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RATINGS: 161   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 133   EST. CALORIES: 345   ABV: 11.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
The cousin of Simtra, but brewed with only Centennial and Chinook hops. Need we say more?

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4.1
superspak (5494) - Michigan, USA - APR 8, 2016
UPDATED: APR 9, 2016 22 ounce bottle into tulip glass, no bottle dating. Pours fairly crystal clear golden orange color with a 1-2 finger dense and fluffy off white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass. Aromas of big grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, apricot, mango, lemon zest, orange peel, citrus rind, pine, honey, light caramel, biscuit, and floral/grassy earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of juicy citrus/pine hops and moderate bready malt sweetness; with great strength. Taste of big grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, apricot, mango, lemon zest, orange peel, citrus rind, pine, honey, light caramel, biscuit, and floral/grassy earthiness. Moderate pine/citrus rind bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, apricot, mango, lemon/orange rind, pine, honey, biscuit, and floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a while. Damn nice complexity, robustness, and balance of juicy citrus/pine hops and moderate bready malt sweetness; with a great malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying/astringent flavors after the finish. Light-moderate dryness from bitterness that increases through the glass. Medium carbonation and medium-full body; with a very smooth, moderately sticky/resinous, and fairly creamy/grainy balanced mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a small warmth lingering after the finish. Overall this is an excellent big imperial IPA. All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of juicy citrus/pine hops and moderate bready malt sweetness; and very smooth and easy to sip on for the huge ABV. This was well attenuated on the malt sweetness for the ABV as well. A very enjoyable offering.

3.3
Idiosynkrasie (7414) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - MAR 13, 2016
650ml bottle. Slightly cloudy, yellow-ish golden colour with small to average, frothy, half-way lasting, moderately lacing, white head. Piney and citrusy, hoppy aroma, notes of lemon and pineapple, malty basis has notes of almond . Taste is bitter hoppy, piney, notes of pineapple and lemon on almond malty basis. Heavy and overhopped beyond sensible impact, dense and constricted.

4.2
katrinaez (1894) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 29, 2015
Wow, so smooth. A triple ipa? Easy drinking. Aroma is heavy with pineapple. I was told itís grapefruit and pine, thatís the taste. ..not the scent. Scent is completely pineapple and hops. Amazing. Taste is deeply better grapefruit casing, not juice, no sugars. There is pine but it isnít overt, more subdued by hops and the citrus tastes and scents. Light golden hue and clear. Would want on my shelf. Tap

3.6
pineypower (3291) - Ocean County, New Jersey, USA - NOV 25, 2015
Bottle. Pours out a mostly clear golden color with a small white head. Aroma is of astringent hop oils, sweet/bitter fruit, Pine sap, some floral notes, and alcohol burn. Taste is a sharp dose of acidic, piney, resin hops, lots of bitterness, some light tangerine, evergreen, some mild sweet malt, and a moderate alcohol note. This is a big, bitter beer.

4
hopdog (12341) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 19, 2015
On tap at Caponeís. Poured a golden color with a small sized head. Citrus and pine. Nice and hoppy with the alcohol content well hidden.

3.6
AirForceHops (7129) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 11, 2015
650 ml bottle purchased at Redstone Liquors, Andover location. Nose is much like the Lupulin River, big pine with light traces of fruit. This has a some dankness that I didnít find in Lupulin River.

The texture on this has some hop oils with a slick texture over the tongue. The booze shows itself and it makes itself known. Which is why I prefer Lupulin River much more. Booze is lightly distracting. Still the fruit pine and sweet malts give this a certain level of drinkability.

3.3
Alphadelic (2235) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 27, 2015
Peachy Orange looks. Itís very juicy IPA, smooth, fruity and sweet. The nose is strong, almost barley winey. Smooth, light and almost tropical in the mouth. Very little bitterness, which is astounding considering the advertised 133IBU.

4.1
Sarlacc83 (2287) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 21, 2015
Tap at Apex. A: Cloudy gold color, thin white head. N: Grapefruit, mango, pineapple, biscuit, pine, orange peel, fruit loops, and plenty of residual sugars. T: Very sweet and fruity; not at all bitter. M: Alcohol heat, resinous heavy body, soft carbonation. O: A fruit bomb. Easy to drink without PtYís scraping bitterness. A different beast for sure, but one I might choose for my palate over the more famous IIIPA.

3.9
douglas88 (9049) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 19, 2015
On tap at apex. Pours a clear copper color with a small white head. A big sweet fruity resin hop nose. The flavor is big resin, oranges, sugary sweet, pine. Huge. Hot. Gin alcohol burn. Good.

4.1
madmitch76 (24355) - , Essex, ENGLAND - SEP 6, 2015
25th August 2015
Bright clear gold beer, tidy pale cream colour head. Nose of pine and resin. Palate is light and semi dry, good fine carbonation. Light malt base with equally light sweetness. Big hop spice. Resinous orange, marmalade, mild lemon. More hop spice. Touch of crystallised fruits. More hops spice. Tropical fruits emerge. More hop spice. Light hop skunk before light and hop spicy finish. Spicy tangerine linger. Itís a real gob full of spicy hop goodness but it always stays light and supremely drinkable. Hides the abv very well. Excellent.


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