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Simtra - Knee Deep Brewing Company

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Ratings: 1,314
Reviews: 226
rAvg: 4.29
pDev: 9.56%
Wants: 179
Gots: 140 | FT: 17
Brewed by:
Knee Deep Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  11.25% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: baggio on 02-12-2012)
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Reviews by HoppySeb:
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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

First Simtra, had on 4/25 and bottled 3/24. Poured from bomber into a Teku glass.

Its appearance is gorgeous. Dark amber or copper colored and a two finger snowy white head. Head recedes into a ring with very mild lacing as the beer is drunk. Carbonation shows itself in a form resembling lazy bubbles swimming towards the surface through a thick hone-like liquid. This beer screams at you to take a sip.

The aroma reminds me how great Caifornia D/T IPA's should smell, hoppy on the front closely followed by pine, tropical fruit, citrus and caramel.

Its taste is nothing short of greatness. Drinking this beer instantly transports me to great times visiting California with friends and visiting amazing breweries and brewpubs. Even though it was bottled a month ago, I still find this fresh to my palate and quite enjoyable - I now have to try it as fresh as I can get it in an upcoming trip to NorCal. The balance in its taste is fantastic, closely mimicking its aroma. The lingering aftertaste is a bittersweet symphony of hops and caramel.

Mouthfeel is great. I expected a thicker, more viscous composition however, the actual lighter bodied feel is a perfect complement to its drinkability.

Overall, I thoroughly enjoyed this brew. I ordered it online as we don't get this shipped to WA and i'm glad I did. I was concerned about its freshness - however, a month after bottling and tasting like this, I can only imagine what this beast if like when fresh. Highly recommended, will buy again.

04-25-2014 17:46:07 | More by HoppySeb
More User Reviews:
Photo of oberon

North Carolina

4.3/5  rDev +0.2%

Pours a menacing looking murky burnt orange color with a thinner but sticky white head atop.Tropical fruits and pine resin to go with big sweet alcohol in the nose,again menacing is a good adjective to use here.A blast of sharp grapefruit rind and resinous hops really hit home on the palate before the sweetness from the alcohol hits in the finish,the sweetness is big but the hops are just full on assault,I pick up maybe some hard water as well.Wow this is a beast but it's bad ass I love it,Good to see the "high end" Knee Deep stuff here now in North Carolina.

07-05-2014 02:06:27 | More by oberon
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3.75/5  rDev -12.6%

06-29-2014 02:59:18 | More by tectactoe
Photo of atomeyes

Ontario (Canada)

4.7/5  rDev +9.6%

Sweet jebus, this is a great beer.
The nose, the palate...

Hoppy but not nauseating astringent.
Great sweetness along with high ABV.
This should be a sipper, but nope, half a bomber was gone in 30 min.

Is it the new Pliny? Idunno...Pliny's well balanced. this is more emphatic, more resinous, thicker in the palate. But I like it more than Pliny.

Yes, call me a sinner.

07-04-2014 01:25:55 | More by atomeyes
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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

06-22-2012 17:42:20 | More by abeerdude
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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

02-24-2013 01:32:20 | More by SanFranJake
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New York

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

05-09-2014 02:29:01 | More by SkiBum22
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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

12-18-2013 09:19:31 | More by BubalooBrewMaster
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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

07-19-2014 20:22:53 | More by Ben7773
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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

07-16-2013 03:15:46 | More by supa0525
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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

11-27-2013 09:32:24 | More by freshflesh
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4.1/5  rDev -4.4%

A - Pours clear orange with golden brown and essentially no head.

S - Very nice aroma. Lots of citrus and resninous hops , and lots of tropical fruit. Surprisingly, not much booze in the aroma, though it does come in more with succesive whiffs.

T - Quite a bit of pine in the taste, that I did not get from the aroma, along with lots of citrus and tropical fruits. Nice bitterness throughout. Some juicy citrus as well as bitter. Some booze is apparent, but not distracting. Definitely the least malty "triple" IPA I've had, which is a good thing.

M - Medium mouthfeel with a nice resiny bitterness.

O - Very nice flavors with the malts kept in check. Some numbing/warming alcohol, but surprisingly kept in check for such a big beer. Wouldn't drink this everyday, but I'd have it again.

10-11-2012 00:22:12 | More by warnerry
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4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

07-03-2012 21:54:33 | More by getinked
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4/5  rDev -6.8%

07-24-2013 14:06:22 | More by cincysig
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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

05-22-2014 22:40:00 | More by Dbrulet
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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

09-13-2013 14:52:54 | More by Beerswag
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3.36/5  rDev -21.7%

light orange/golden color poured into an American pint glass. pours a nice head two fingers thick with good retention. smells of pine and weed; takes a concerted effort to pick out notes of citrus. taste is a hop massacre destroying any semblance of malt. hop profile not too bitter considering the style but the singular note begs for complexity. lingering spicy finish more annoying than desirable.

10-25-2013 19:49:59 | More by bisonbrewing
Photo of ElSid


4.59/5  rDev +7%

The Beers of California


Bottled Date: None

A: Copper with mahogony and cherry wood hues with a bone white head which fades to faint bed of foam which sits a top this brew.

S: So fresh and bright with awesome tropical notes of pineapple and mango along with a strong citrus aroma of tangerine, grapefruit, and orange. There is a background of earth which provides foundation to the nose with highlights of cane sugar and caramel.

T: A hop wallop of pineapple, lychee and mango. When the tropical notes subside then come the tangerines intertwined with grapefruit, orange zest and peach. The fruit is grounded on an earthiness which has notes of pine needles, soil and freshly cut grass. A skeleton of warm bread, cane sugar, and caramel does its best to support the hoppiness of this brew. The finish is bitter with a nice spiciness with some faint warming alcohol.

M: Enough carbonation to keep the palate activated with nice hop oil linger pinned on a medium body and feel.

O: Rivaling Pliny, this surprising brew, being my first offering from Knee Deep, does a wonderful job showcasing the beauty of hops. I especially love the Citra hops in this brew and can't wait to get my hands on another bomber of this wonderful Triple IPA from Knee Deep.

12-21-2012 04:33:35 | More by ElSid
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South Carolina

4/5  rDev -6.8%

08-23-2014 21:09:42 | More by mmcurran
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5/5  rDev +16.6%

10-22-2013 06:59:34 | More by SuperbikeShaun
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4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

04-13-2014 15:47:12 | More by Edvice04
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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

03-09-2014 02:10:07 | More by aquazr1
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4.53/5  rDev +5.6%

Great flavor and an aroma that assaults you (in a good way) from a distance. You can tell the grain bill here is simple, and a lot of the background complexity and mouthfeel come from the huge alcohol.

Unfortunately, I have to ding this one for drinkability. Unlike Pliny the Younger, the bitterness and residual sugar/alcohol are not quite balanced. It punches you in the face with every sip. A 10 ounce sample took me 20 minutes to drink and while it tasted great, I couldn't imagine drinking a second one. Contrast with Younger, which is downright quaffable despite the IBUs and alcohol.

11-24-2012 23:07:27 | More by JupiterJesus
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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

03-27-2013 05:16:58 | More by Lofreqwave
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4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

07-04-2014 06:14:53 | More by westcott
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Simtra from Knee Deep Brewing Company
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