The Simtra Triple IPA is the cool, older brother of the Knee Deep Hoptologist. Unlike his science enthused younger sibling, Simtra is darker, danker, and wreaks of booze. Be forewarned, everyone’s favorite descriptors are making a special guest appearance in this review: dank & biscuity…
This IPA pours a murky amber with a slight head that dissipates quickly. The aroma is comprised of bold notes of tropical citrus and dank, hoppy pine. From the appearance and aroma alone, you know this is a legit IPA that is going to knock you out (the way only an older bully can).
The flavor starts with palate crushing, piney bitterness that sharply turns to fruity citrus. These amplified hop flavors are held up by a backbone of sweet, biscuity malt that further amplifies the heavy mouthfeel. In short, Simtra is a beast of an IPA. It knocked the textbooks out of my hands and stole my lunch money (figuratively and literally at $11 a bottle). Weighing in at an enormous 11.25% ABV, this is borderline hop wine.
Simtra Triple IPA ranks up there with the best of the best as far as I’m concerned. It brings together all the familiar IPA qualities but ten times stronger than average (like the kid with a full mustache playing middle school football). This beer is a real treat for anyone that appreciates bold hop flavor… or getting stuffed in a locker.
- Appearance: Murky amber
- Aroma: Dank, hoppy citrus
- Flavor: Piney bitterness, citrus, biscuity malt
- Mouthfeel: Heavy
- ABV: 11.25%
- Size/Price: 22 oz. / $10 – $11
- Score: 96