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Simtra - Knee Deep Brewing Company

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Ratings: 975
Reviews: 185
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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flayedandskinned

California

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.

Appearance: (4.5)
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.

Aroma: (4.5)
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.

Taste: (4.75)
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.

Mouthfeel: (4.5)
Full bodied with moderate to high carbonation

Overall: (4.5)
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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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.

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Simtra from Knee Deep Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 975 ratings.