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RATINGS: 509   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.92/5   IBU: 131   EST. CALORIES: 338   ABV: 11.25%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
socaltay (204) - Ventura, California, USA - FEB 11, 2013
Aroma is full of citra aroma and a certain dankness that hits the nostrils. The appearance is a wonderful golden/orange color that has a small head that linger for a short time then goes away leaving lacing on top of the beer and on the glass. The taste is not quite as good as the aroma and appearance. My first thought is that in order to reach this alcohol content they left some hops in the fermenter for too long and it gives off a grassy note that is not very flattering for a beer with citra in it. It is a good beer but the off notes in the finish keep it from being a favorite. I actually prefer hoptologist from them to this beer.


3.6
patricks110 (2668) - Alberta, CANADA - OCT 24, 2017
Whoa. Dank, resinous and big old pine style IPA with a overbearing syrupy sweetness. Boozy on the finish with a light astringency. Hops are heavy and punchy with tons of grapefruit and pine resin notes. Good but too sweet.

3.6
Pintofjoe29 (62) - Dingman Ferry, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 10, 2017
UPDATED: SEP 10, 2017 Clear gold pour with a fluffy white head. Big nose of piney floral hops, melon, lemon, malts, alcohol. The first thing i notice when i sip this brew is that it is very palatable for a beer of this size. Very drinkable. Its very hop forward with citrus and pine. Pretty sweet. Pretty good, worth the purchase!

4.6
captivaboy (35) - Captiva, Florida, USA - JUL 28, 2017
Yikes, what an interesting Hop bomb. Distinct piney and in- distinct citrus blast, almost sweet and wonderfully no malt overtones. Very hard to describe but a great triple IPA. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
reebtogi (6378) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 3, 2017
650ml bottle pours a slightly hazy golden orange color with a finger of white head that leaves some decent lacing on the glass. Aroma is grapefruit and pine with some earthy tones and hints of caramel and tropical fruits. Taste is a grapefruit, pine and earthy hop bitterness with a tropical fruity and caramel malty sweetness. Medium bodied with good carbonation that pleases the palate. Overall, a big hoppy brew with a big malts to balance things out. Alcohol is well hidden. Recommended.

5
cadolfan (1) - - JUN 30, 2017 does not count
Wonderful sweet hoppy flavor. It makes you want to keep sipping it. By far my favorite triple IPA. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
bigcat03 (336) - Columbus, Nebraska, USA - JUN 21, 2017
UPDATED: JUN 21, 2017 Bottle poured into a tulip glass. Pours clear gold with a small fizzy white head. Aroma is huge and full of lemon, grapefruit, mango, and pine. Initial taste is pine, earthy, oak aged bourbon, with a hint of citrus underneath. Aftertaste is still very earthy with a hint of biscuit and pine resin. Full body and just enough carbonation. Alcohol is hidden pretty well and leaves a nice warming. Very good stuff. Almost like a bigger version of their Imperial IPA.

3.8
MadRobin (2988) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - JUN 16, 2017
On tap at Lost Dog Cafe in Merrifield, VA. Clear, bright golden org with no head and trivial lacing. Aroma of pine, tropical fruit, grapefruit, other citrus, pineapple, pale malt and alcohol. Taste of grapefruit, pine, tropical fruit, pineapple, alcohol and sweet malt. Medium full body and medium carbonation. Plenty hoppy with a firm sweet malt backbone and a noticeable alcohol burn. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
rustbucket0873 (460) - Greenville, South Carolina, USA - MAY 23, 2017
pours golden yellow with white fluffy head. the aroma is citrus, grapefruit, earthy, and pungent pine. the flavor is strong is citrus, pine, resin. the body is very thick and warming going down. alcohol is hidden up front. Overall pretty good for a triple very heavy tho

3.6
dandeman (1066) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 13, 2017
Bouteille 650 ml du Canada craft Beer Club. O: Agrumes avec orange, fruits tropicaux, mangue et gazon. ’’très gazon’’. Le malt démontre sa présence avec un peu de biscuit et l’alcool est très puissant. V: Doré, tirant sur le ambré, sa mousse d’épaisseur moyenne et d’aspect rocailleuse recouvre un liquide clair et limpide. G: Le gazon recouvre l’entièreté de la langue dès l’entrée de bouche, puis se déclinent tons de fruits tropicaux ainsi qu’en une intense amertume résineuse rendue astringente par le puissant alcool. Sauf pour le gazon qui est dominant, on retrouve en sous-note de l’orange et de la mangue. Le problème de cette bière est que l’intensité de son dry hop et son alcool puissant tuent toutes les autres saveurs. Son corps charnu et sa texture grasse en font un liquide fort appréciable mais à la complexité gustative restreinte. Il y en aura peut-être pour encenser cette bière. Mais vous m’en verrez désolé, ça me prend un minimum de variété de saveurs. Pas juste de l’alcool et du houblon.

4.3
kathouse (1940) - LAS VEGAS, Nevada, USA - MAY 5, 2017
Clear orange with a fluffy white foam. Lots of melon in the aroma.Big hop flavor and bitterness is well balanced. Melon flavor lasts long into the finish.


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