Simtra - Knee Deep Brewing Company
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Reviews by beagle75:
3.69/5 rDev -14.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
Poured from a bomber into a shaker pint glass.
A: Slightly hazy, light amber color with a peripheral ring of white bubbles. Scant lacing remains on the glass.
S: Ripe tropical fruit and deep green dankness represent the hops bill, and both qualities are fairly intense. Crackery malt has a dense, substantial quality to it, but does not come near to matching the intensity of the hops. No alcohol is detected.
T: Begins barely off-dry, with sappy and spicy green plant stems. Acidity bursts with brightness into the middle where hops still dominate, but turn aggressively piney. Malt seems diminutive next to the towering hops qualities, like a doughy biscuit that lacks any yeast influence. Late flavors are again hops-derived, with onion and then nectarines, and compliment the assertive bitterness well. No alcohol is detected.
M: Medium viscosity; resinous, acidic, and slightly syrupy on the palate; with brisk carbonation.
D/O: A massive IPA to be sure, this beer seems to teeter on the brink of the 'kitchen-sink' approach without falling headlong into it. It is easy to imagine that this is what Alpine's Exponential Hoppiness would be like without the barrel treatment. Obviously heavy on the Simcoe qualities, it either neglects the Citra cultivar by comparison or it enlists such a quantity as to be unrecognizable by ordinary (Three Floyds Zombie Dust) standards. Some of the recent murmurs regarding Knee Deep's hops-wielding proficiency is deserved, as shown in this example. A more true measure will come when they are required to exercise some restraint in a normal-gravity IPA.
Serving type: bottle
06-16-2013 22:36:59 | More by beagle75
More User Reviews:
4.3/5 rDev 0%
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.
Serving type: bottle
07-05-2014 02:06:27 | More by oberon
Simtra from Knee Deep Brewing Company
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