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Simtra - Knee Deep Brewing Company

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1,377 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,377
Reviews: 229
rAvg: 4.29
pDev: 9.56%
Wants: 178
Gots: 157 | FT: 15
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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Photo of kustard
1/5  rDev -76.7%

kustard, Jul 21, 2014
Photo of aknight
1.43/5  rDev -66.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.5

The beer has a light orange hue to it. It pours with a decent enough head to it which quickly dissipates. The smell is of sweet, sweet tropical fruit with a little bit of orange. I get the fruit smells of the hops but the smell is so sweet that this smells like a can of fruit cocktail. The sweetness is overwhelming on the palate with some bitterness on the back end. I get a lot of tropical fruit flavors but the beer is so sweet it overwhelms the hops. The mouthfeel is alright, if anything it is slightly undercarbonated which I think adds to the sweetness perception.

I did not like this beer. The closest similarity I can think of is Alpine's Exponential Hoppiness which I didn't like either. I found Exponential to be more interesting with a more pleasant tropical fruit taste to it. Simtra to me tastes pretty one dimensional. I went in with high expectations but struggled to get through this beer. This is not one I will drink again.

aknight, May 19, 2012
Photo of sjrodriguez
2/5  rDev -53.4%

sjrodriguez, Aug 14, 2014
Photo of RaulMondesi
2.14/5  rDev -50.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 1 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.75

Bottled 4-23-13

What in the sweet hell is going on with this thang? This is the worst smelling thing that I have smelt since my ex ate curried goat and then tried to slip me some frenchie frenchie. What in the...? Raul heard many great things about this guy, but the taste lies a bit thin like Jarred after a 5 dollar foot long - and quite frankly, it is a bit rancid.

Not into it. Not into it at all.

*Something wrong had to have happened to this thing

*Nope, tried it again and it was just as rank

RaulMondesi, May 20, 2013
Photo of ohiobeer29
3/5  rDev -30.1%

ohiobeer29, Mar 19, 2014
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3/5  rDev -30.1%

ucsbmullet, Jul 30, 2014
Photo of crhea89
3/5  rDev -30.1%

crhea89, Nov 16, 2013
Photo of Retail1LO
3/5  rDev -30.1%

Retail1LO, Jul 14, 2013
Photo of pixieskid
3/5  rDev -30.1%

pixieskid, Sep 24, 2012
Photo of EdTheEdge
3/5  rDev -30.1%

EdTheEdge, Apr 13, 2014
Photo of vinny21bal
3/5  rDev -30.1%

vinny21bal, Jan 24, 2014
Photo of ebefiction
3.05/5  rDev -28.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Aroma (face kick) - pine, apples, grapfruit, and citrus.

Mouthfeel - excellent, with perfect carbonation for the style. Sweet on the lips, but finishes bitter.

Overall, I feel this beer lacks balance, but it also says Triple IPA on the label, so I was expecting to not taste malts here. All in all, I feel I've had other big beers that have maintained that balance of my personal tastes. Hop heavy beer like this can tend to be astringent reminding me of cleaning supplies. This may attribute to my personal lack of love for Simcoe hops.

ebefiction, Aug 10, 2012
Photo of joecast
3.13/5  rDev -27%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Triple IPA. Yeah, there is no style for this.

Massive alcohol (and hop) presence just put this way out of balance and hurts taste and drinkability. Sharp on the nose and palate and makes it a sipper, but as it warms it accentuates the negatives.

Not a fan (obviously) especially after drinking the wonderful citra extra pale.

joecast, Nov 23, 2012
Photo of mactrail
3.18/5  rDev -25.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

The usual orangey amber color with a pleasant foamy cap. On the titanic side. I don't think I've smelled the "cat pee" odor quite so strongly in a beer before. Thin in body, but the same way vodka is "thin."

I suppose being so overly alcoholic is a good thing. It drinks more like a liqueur, where you just take tiny sips and wait until the feeling returns to your tongue. Oh, the hops. Total hop teardown. Not ridiculously bitter, just liquid hops. Not such a bad flavor, either. It's quite spicy and aromatic. A bright tone. Take it one sip at a time.

Time for a Simple Times Lager to add this hop flavoring to. From the 22 oz bottle

mactrail, Dec 12, 2012
Photo of Dave_Treat
3.25/5  rDev -24.2%

Dave_Treat, Aug 22, 2013
Photo of Thorpe429
3.25/5  rDev -24.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Light copper color. Nose has some tropical fruit and citrus. Heavy hops. Some heat. Quite hot. Heavy bitterness.

Thorpe429, Jan 09, 2013
Photo of Softestdog
3.25/5  rDev -24.2%

Softestdog, Sep 13, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -24.2%

EB1, Jan 25, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -24.2%

Trilogy31, Mar 22, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -24.2%

Hugonaut13, Jan 31, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -24.2%

facesnorth, May 06, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -24.2%

Stillyman11, Jul 15, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -24.2%

Latarnik, Aug 31, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -24.2%

yourefragile, Jun 23, 2013
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Simtra from Knee Deep Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 1,377 ratings.