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Simtra - Knee Deep Brewing Company

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1,218 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,218
Reviews: 214
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 9.3%
Wants: 169
Gots: 115 | FT: 14
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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kevanb

Illinois

3.53/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

650ml bottle, poured into a stemless wine glass.

The beer pours a deep copper color, slight chill haze, a few bubbles rising to the top of the glass with a frothy white head, that has good retention and leaves a nice bit of lace behind. The aroma is powerfully booze forward, sticky malt, resinous pine, spicy hop, light citrus and tropical fruit. The nose is harsh, and while it showcases what one would expect from a Triple IPA at 11.25%, it's still not that appealing. The flavors are a bit easier to handle, very bitter, very pine forward, just a bit of tangy grapefruit, tropical fruits are definitely present before a crushing amount of alcohol presence takes over and quashes the beer. The body is rich and juicy, coats the mouth very well, the carbonation is on the lower end, and the finish is abrasive and a touch dry.

Verdict: An abusive beer to say the least. It's massively bitter, incredibly boozy and a task to drink. It lacks everything that makes Younger a great Triple IPA, and would even be a chore to drink if called an American Barleywine.

Serving type: bottle

09-01-2013 02:26:51 | More by kevanb
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Purchased: July 10, 2014
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Misc.: Born on May 20, 2014

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Simtra from Knee Deep Brewing Company
96 out of 100 based on 1,218 ratings.