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Simtra - Knee Deep Brewing Company

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Ratings: 1,397
Reviews: 230
rAvg: 4.29
pDev: 9.56%
Wants: 178
Gots: 162 | 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 Treyliff:
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3.99/5  rDev -7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottled 1/16/14, poured into a tulip

A- Pours a dark amber orange color with a small creamy off-white head that retains long after the pour, leaving some small patches of short-lasting lace behind

S- citrus hop aroma up front with some sharp grassy notes. Also picking up notes of hemp, herbal and earthy tones. Toasted bready malt underlying

T- big hop punch up front gives flavors of citrus, mango, grass, mint and some leafy notes. The malt sweetness is just as big as the hop kick with underlying bready almost doughy flavors leading to a sweet finish

M- thick and viscous body with medium prickly carbonation leads to a thick and foamy mouthfeel and a creamy finish. Lots of alcohol warmth on the linger

O- big and bold, this one packs a punch. I've noticed that with a lot of the "triple" IPA's that are over 11%, they seem to drink like a barley wine. This one was the same, I enjoyed it but prefer the hops to shine a little more on their own whiten it comes to DIPA's

Treyliff, Apr 13, 2014
More User Reviews:
Photo of oberon
4.3/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

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.

oberon, Jul 05, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -12.6%

tectactoe, Jun 29, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

abeerdude, Jun 22, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

SanFranJake, Feb 24, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

SkiBum22, May 09, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

BubalooBrewMaster, Dec 18, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

Ben7773, Jul 19, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

supa0525, Jul 16, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

freshflesh, Nov 27, 2013
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4.1/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 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.

warnerry, Oct 11, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

getinked, Jul 03, 2012
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4/5  rDev -6.8%

cincysig, Jul 24, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

Dbrulet, May 22, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

Beerswag, Sep 13, 2013
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3.36/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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.

bisonbrewing, Oct 25, 2013
Photo of ElSid
4.59/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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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.

ElSid, Dec 21, 2012
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4/5  rDev -6.8%

mmcurran, Aug 23, 2014
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5/5  rDev +16.6%

SuperbikeShaun, Oct 22, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

Edvice04, Apr 13, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

aquazr1, Mar 09, 2014
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4.53/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

JupiterJesus, Nov 24, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

Prospero, Oct 15, 2013
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Simtra from Knee Deep Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 1,397 ratings.