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RATINGS: 157   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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3.9
beertholomeus (1814) - California, USA - APR 3, 2015
Pours a hazy burnt orange color with a white head. Hop, citrus, pine, caramel and biscuit aroma. Hop, orange, mango, peach, biscuit and pine flavors. Medium body and carbonation. Slightly oxidized. Hop and citrus finish.

3.4
IndianaRed (5035) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAR 21, 2015
On tap at PreFunk Boise clear light Orange Amber with just a scant off white head. Decent tropical fruity hop flavors, clean and strong. Finishes well. The 11% is a bit surprising.

4.8
b515001 (3) - - MAR 20, 2015 does not count
super amazing delicious beer. Highly recommended. I am not usually a fan of triple ipas. This one is far superior to most

3.6
Banksiz (141) - Sacramento, California, USA - FEB 8, 2015
UPDATED: FEB 6, 2016 Malty-resinous nose with some butterscotch and alcohol hotness. Bitter with a backbone of malty sweetness. Full creamy-oily body and a bitter finish. Lacks noble hop flavor and the complexity I’d want to see in a beer of this strength.To be fair, this was bottled 9.7.14 and I’m drinking it 2.7.15, so some of the best hop flavor might have faded. Nevertheless, an enjoyable imperial IPA. P.S., another bottle drunk a bit younger also lacked a true noble hop flavor, I guess that’s the way it is with this one ....

3.9
Stuu666 (14843) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 4, 2015
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours golden amber, the taste is very bitter, soft fruit and toffee.

4
tgncc (3145) - Bellmore, New York, USA - NOV 24, 2014
The aroma is caramel, hop forward, citrus. The appearance is amber white head. The flavor is caramel, citrus, pine. The finish is citrus, pine, strong and enduring, and astringent. Medium/thick to thick in body. Excellent.

4.6
HomerBeerOdysy (103) - New York, New York, USA - NOV 18, 2014
APPEARANCE - Clear orange with 1-finger head that dissipates. Light lacing. AROMA/SCENT - Hoppy, piney. Not sweet. TASTE - Hoppy, dry, ABV well-hidden. MOUTHFEEL/PALATE/TEXTURE - Pleasant, dry, a bit of carbonation. VALUE - Reasonable. OVERALL/DRINKABILITY - Great beer, almost chuggable.

3.4
trapped (3614) - New York, TURKEY - OCT 29, 2014
Draught. Clear rich yellow with small,white foamy head, floral hops aroma, low carbonation, very smooth lavender-like flavor. long finish. Nice brew

3.8
IrishBoy (4233) - Bakersfield, California, USA - OCT 20, 2014
Draft at Imbibe wine. Nose is mango and orange caramel candies. Lightly hazy gold with a medium off white head. Flavor is light sweetness and contrasting bitterness over the malty background.

3.6
ben4321 (6739) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - OCT 12, 2014
Location: 22 oz bottle from Buy Rite, 10/5/14

Aroma: The nose is resin/weed hops, some grapefruit as well, and some sweet caramel malts
Appearance: It pours a deep orange color with a small, bubbly off-white head and medium lace
Flavor: Tastes more grapefruit than resin, and sweet malt, hop bitterness is less strong than expected
Palate: It is fairly full bodied, has a stickiness to it, a little heat, and a somewhat dry finish
Overall Impression: I thought this was a solid IIPA, but not a great one. Tasted a little faded, I’m not sure how old this bottle was (purchased less than a week ago), but this one didn’t seem extremely fresh. It is still pretty bitter, but I was expecting over-the-top / in-your-face hops. Still solid, but it sounded better than it tasted. Edit: The bitterness and booze come out as it warms to room temperature. Doesn’t change my score. There’s still something missing that keeps me from going onto the Higher 3s - Low 4s range.


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