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Simtra - Knee Deep Brewing Company

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Ratings: 977
Reviews: 186
rAvg: 4.29
pDev: 9.32%


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:
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(Beer added by: baggio on 02-12-2012)
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cosmicevan

New York

4.55/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

bottle clearly says not meant for aging, so who am i to let it sit another day longer? crazy thanks to devi0us for extra'ing this my way when i was expecting nothing but a mini snifter!!!

enjoyed from a ccb humidor series glass. november 2012

a - poured a stunning transparent amber orange with a generous frothy white foamy ipa head. the head slowly dissolved leaving massive milkshake like chunks clinging to the side of the glass. looking good!!!

s - as soon as the cap came of the beer a wonderful smell filled the air. big fresh citric notes!!! upon closer smell...YOWZA! my mouth just started watering...INSANE. perfect grapefruit citric magic. smells out of this world good!

t/m - taste follows the nose with a huge chunky pine cone hop slam in the mouth. the hop is dank, it is chewy, it is citric bomb with some fresh and ripe tropical fruit. finishes a touch bitter.

o - overall, put me on the committee that loves this beer. i'm fairly blown away. the abv is somewhat present, but the flavor and smell is dyno-mite! founders devil dancer...take note...a triple ipa can be amazing and not just a novelty.

Serving type: bottle

12-19-2012 02:32:06 | More by cosmicevan
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Symz

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

04-18-2014 17:06:51 | More by Symz
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BEERchitect

Kentucky

4.23/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

With the notion of "Double IPA" representing the broad spectrum of IPA that exceeds the normal range of the style, "Imperial IPA" emerges as the thirst for hops and hibernation grows. So that ceiling to the imperial style is pushed higher with the likes of Devil Dancer, Molotov Cocktail, Hi-Res and the like, and now add Simtra to the mix.

A shade darker than the typical pale, there's just a denser appearance that's held even though its clarity is bright and its color are shades of gold. Its eggshell-white foam swirls from beneath before it settles on top with a whipped topping texture. As the beer recedes, the glass is adorned with intricate lacing with each and every sip.

Pungent to the nose, there's an herbal lace to a malt backbone that's caramel-meets-toffee and a toasted nutty scent. As the malt character is high, so are the hops- meeting the grain intensity with its own leafy, citrus, herbal and tropical medley- leading to an all-around scent that's something of caramel-dipped cannabis.

On the mouth, its caramel-sweet flavor is creamy, rich and over-cooked; taking on toffee, sorghum and buckwheat with all those nutty and toasty flavors seeping into the taste buds. As the taste seems satisfying, the middle invites the citrusy tone of hops- deriving a honey-dipped mandarin orange, red grapefruit, passion-fruit and apricot flavor. The taste veers toward herbacious tones as its fruit flavor tilts leafy, tea-like and with resinous pine bitterness even as slivers of cannabis, verbena and sassafras peak through at times.

Its texture is rich as all those alcohol-laced sweetnesses cling to the soft tissues of the mouth, but it clings there begging for the hop bitterness to batter them and carry them off into a deeply bitter-sweet finish of high spicy-warmth and prickling-bitter ethanol as well.

Simtra is a fascinating taste that's fine letting the malts lead in one taste but then demanding of its hops the next. To and fro, this continues sip after sip as the taste is saturated by all the wonderful and challenging flavors within. Its a flirtatious ale, as I'm slightly frustrated with it, I keep coming back to that glass. I'll hate to see her go...

Serving type: bottle

04-18-2014 05:43:35 | More by BEERchitect
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Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

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Louisiana

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Virginia

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Texas

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Florida

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berley31

New Brunswick (Canada)

4/5  rDev -6.8%

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California

3/5  rDev -30.1%

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California

4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

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Michigan

4.34/5  rDev +1.2%
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A - Pours a cloudy amber with a two-finger foamy white head. Light amount of sticky lacing.

S - Nice aroma of resinous piney hops and tropical fruits.

T - Starts off sweet with a nice bready maltiness and then a big punch of resinous piney hops. Finish has some juicy tropical fruits present with a lasting hop bitterness.

M - Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Dry finish.

O - Awesome Triple IPA. Rediculously easy drinking for 11.25% ABV. An awesome hop bomb.

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New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

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West Virginia

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

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Simtra from Knee Deep Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 977 ratings.