Simtra - Knee Deep Brewing Company
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Reviews by kevanb:
3.53/5 rDev -17.7%
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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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.