Simtra - Knee Deep Brewing Company
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Reviews by flayedandskinned:
4.55/5 rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Bottled on 7/9/13
Poured into the Sierra Nevada/Dogfish IPA glass.
Pours a crystal clear, golden amber with a towering, 3.5 finger tall off white head. The head has fabulous retention and leaves tons of lacing along the sides of the glass.
Wow. This beer is positively bursting with dank, tropical hops; peach, mango, passion fruit, grapefruit, fresh pine, pine resin, tangerine and a heavy, almost catty astringency. Everything I absolutely love about Simcoe and Citra hops. Deeply buried underneath the avalanche of hops, there is a lightly sweet malt backbone. The 11% is extraordinarily well.
Your palate is slapped immediately senseless with a mountain of hops; mostly huge notes of grapefruit, peach and tangerine. The more tropical notes that were found in the aroma are pretty much absent in the flavor, they do surface in the after taste. The beer finishes dry and very bitter, with a buttery texture of bready malt left on your tongue, that is just sweet enough to hide the alcohol. Lingering notes of pine resin, grapefruit pith and light impressions of peach and passion fruit. highly drinkable.
Full bodied with moderate to high carbonation
Finally a Knee Deep beer where the quality of the malt bill stands up to the quality of the hop bill; Even as the beer warms up, the malt still holds strong, but doesn't get cloying like every other Knee Deep beer I've had does. Malt is there in a similar hop to malt ratio as the almighty Pliny The Elder. This is an amazing IPA that really showcases the beauty of both Simcoe and Citra hops. Can't recommend this beer enough for hop heads.
Serving type: bottle
07-23-2013 01:24:19 | More by flayedandskinned
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2.8/5 rDev -34.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25
5 Days Stale: Open Bottle Review
I decided to test Simtra --a class-A beer-- to an unfairly interesting review. I left the bottle absentmindedly open for five days, and for science thought it worth drinking.
Pour: Mild frothy amber, no lacing.
Smell: Rusty, sweet.
Mouth feel: Unpleasantly flat
Taste: Alcoholic, pleasant mild hops.
Finish: Distinctive pine trait: Cali simco hops.
Overall impression: the history behind India Pale Ales holds true; excessive hops (this is a triple IPA) = ageable & resiliently resistant beer. Taste and accessibility be damned, old stale hoppy beer with this caliber behind it makes for some goddamn tasty grog.
Serving type: bottle
03-06-2014 05:17:58 | More by pessoa-hennepin
Simtra from Knee Deep Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 866 ratings.