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Simtra - Knee Deep Brewing Company

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Ratings: 1,321
Reviews: 226
rAvg: 4.29
pDev: 9.56%
Wants: 179
Gots: 139 | 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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kustard

Illinois

1/5  rDev -76.7%

07-21-2014 00:31:46 | More by kustard
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aknight

California

1.43/5  rDev -66.7%

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.

05-19-2012 02:43:44 | More by aknight
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sjrodriguez

California

2/5  rDev -53.4%

08-14-2014 05:14:49 | More by sjrodriguez
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RaulMondesi

California

2.14/5  rDev -50.1%

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

05-20-2013 01:45:29 | More by RaulMondesi
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ohiobeer29

Ohio

3/5  rDev -30.1%

03-19-2014 09:51:05 | More by ohiobeer29
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ucsbmullet

Colorado

3/5  rDev -30.1%

07-30-2014 01:59:28 | More by ucsbmullet
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crhea89

California

3/5  rDev -30.1%

11-16-2013 09:47:39 | More by crhea89
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Retail1LO

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -30.1%

07-14-2013 17:22:23 | More by Retail1LO
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pixieskid

Germany

3/5  rDev -30.1%

09-24-2012 06:59:10 | More by pixieskid
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EdTheEdge

California

3/5  rDev -30.1%

04-13-2014 20:53:44 | More by EdTheEdge
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vinny21bal

Illinois

3/5  rDev -30.1%

01-24-2014 01:59:05 | More by vinny21bal
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ebefiction


3.05/5  rDev -28.9%

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.

08-10-2012 03:25:24 | More by ebefiction
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joecast

Australia

3.13/5  rDev -27%

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.

11-23-2012 05:47:15 | More by joecast
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mactrail

Washington

3.18/5  rDev -25.9%

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

12-12-2012 07:12:13 | More by mactrail
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Dave_Treat

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -24.2%

08-22-2013 00:37:30 | More by Dave_Treat
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Thorpe429

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -24.2%

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

01-09-2013 03:09:16 | More by Thorpe429
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Softestdog

Florida

3.25/5  rDev -24.2%

09-13-2012 01:23:10 | More by Softestdog
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EB1

California

3.25/5  rDev -24.2%

01-25-2014 04:48:42 | More by EB1
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Trilogy31

California

3.25/5  rDev -24.2%

03-22-2013 16:29:34 | More by Trilogy31
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Hugonaut13

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -24.2%

01-31-2013 22:27:18 | More by Hugonaut13
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Stillyman11

California

3.25/5  rDev -24.2%

07-15-2014 04:38:03 | More by Stillyman11
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yourefragile

District of Columbia

3.25/5  rDev -24.2%

06-23-2013 19:57:24 | More by yourefragile
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LaChupacabra

California

3.25/5  rDev -24.2%

08-02-2013 06:04:49 | More by LaChupacabra
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bellbw

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -24.2%

08-15-2014 10:54:40 | More by bellbw
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Kword55

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -24.2%

12-29-2013 19:23:33 | More by Kword55
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Simtra from Knee Deep Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 1,321 ratings.