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Simtra - Knee Deep Brewing Company

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Ratings: 1,225
Reviews: 214
rAvg: 4.29
pDev: 9.32%
Wants: 171
Gots: 117 | 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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MasterSki

Illinois

3.9/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle shared by Sean. Served in a Russian River tulip.

A - White foam settles to a thin cap, thick collar, and spotty lacework. Lightly hazed golden body.

S - Definitely a Triple IPA here, with big sugary malts up front, as well as notes of candied citrus and other nebulous tropical fruits. I also got a mild onion note that I occasionally get from Citra beers, but I may have been the only one. The malt bill has a dextrose quality to it that I don't totally enjoy.

T - I prefer the flavor, which has big citrus and tropical fruit presence, and less of the overly saccharine malt flavor in the aroma. Moderate bitterness, and well-hidden alcohol as well.

M - Medium-full body, with lower carbonation, a pleasantly dry finish, and light alcohol warmth.

D - Relatively easy to drink, but I prefer other takes on this style (Drake's Black Label, Nickel Bag, Ephraim, et al.). There's just too much overt sugar for me in the aroma and not enough of the '-tra' to match its namesake.

Serving type: bottle

07-27-2012 20:57:08 | More by MasterSki
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ThePorterSorter

Missouri

3.91/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

The beer pours a a clear amber with a thin white head that dissipates quickly. the nose is a potent 131 IBU punch to the face reminiscent of pine resin and grapefruit. However, the nose fades quickly and mellows to a slightly boozy with a lot more sweetness. The taste is saturatingly bitter with a pretty boozy finish. I dislike the mouthfeel...mainly because of the residual grapefruit rind finish. Glad I tried it...it's a bit over the top boozy and bitter mouthfeel and I probably won't try it again.

Serving type: bottle

01-16-2013 23:25:21 | More by ThePorterSorter
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cvm4

Mississippi

3.93/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours and looks like apple juice with a tinge of orange to it. Has a translucent look to it.

S - A good amount of hops here. Picking up a smattering of of varied citrus fruits (orange, grapefruit, pineapple) along with some pine resin.

T - Somewhat sweet and syrupy at first. Develops into citrus followed by a pine, bitter finish.

M - About what I expect from a triple IPA. Doesn't weigh you down and very drinkable & crisp considering the abv.

O - I could drink a lot more of this if the abv was lower. But, it's just a goliath of a beer with great flavor and hop kick.

Serving type: bottle

07-07-2012 19:16:58 | More by cvm4
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EgadBananas

Louisiana

3.95/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours an orange color, with a near white head of a finger. Not bad given the alcohol. Aroma is bright citrus, tropical fruits, bread crusts, and a hint of booze. Taste is a hair boozy, highly citrus, tropical fruits, mango, bready malts. Rich, creamy, full bodied.

This is a BIG IPA. One and done.

Serving type: bottle

09-08-2012 02:16:11 | More by EgadBananas
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TheSixthRing

California

3.98/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance - Pours a clear orange amber color with a white, finger width head, average retention, and a resulting lace that's relatively thin but consistent.

Smell - Strong notes of fresh grapefruit, with an underlaying hint of bready malt.

Taste - Like grapefruit with sugar poured on the half; sweet and bitter. Beneath, a subtle toasted malt backbone. Mid-taste a bit of citrus pith creeps in, leading to a finish that's somewhat sweet but mostly an aggressive citrus bitterness.

Mouthfeel - Medium to full body with a decent carbonation. Finishes very dry.

Overall - A very good 2IPA. Drink with caution; definitely not sessionable. Aggressive. Unrelenting. That's why it's good.

Serving type: bottle

09-02-2012 06:06:44 | More by TheSixthRing
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Arbitrator

California

3.98/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Chilled bottle into a glass.

A: This is a bright, clear orange that seems to carry a little legginess to it, or maybe that's a figment of my imagination. The pour produces an inch of head that fades quickly.

S: The sugar base is evident on this one; it is bursting with malt backbone. Hops aren't far behind, producing a perfumey aroma of candied mango and pineapple.

T: Candied mango, pineapple, and tangelo. This would hit the spot (I love tropical citrus hops) if the sugar didn't produce a burn on the back end. It's not a deal-breaker, but it does prevent this beer from hitting the greats of the style, for me.

M: Medium-plus bodied, with alcohol warmth. Low carbonation.

O: $10 for this is a great deal, especially since the less-tasty Sculpin is a buck or two less. I had written off Knee Deep in the past after having a number of their not-fresh duds. But after trying this one, I'm convinced they have *some* redeeming qualities, and I'll pick this up again if I have some assurance of its freshness.

Serving type: bottle

08-23-2012 05:11:03 | More by Arbitrator
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Treyliff

West Virginia

3.99/5  rDev -7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottled 1/16/14, poured into a tulip

A- Pours a dark amber orange color with a small creamy off-white head that retains long after the pour, leaving some small patches of short-lasting lace behind

S- citrus hop aroma up front with some sharp grassy notes. Also picking up notes of hemp, herbal and earthy tones. Toasted bready malt underlying

T- big hop punch up front gives flavors of citrus, mango, grass, mint and some leafy notes. The malt sweetness is just as big as the hop kick with underlying bready almost doughy flavors leading to a sweet finish

M- thick and viscous body with medium prickly carbonation leads to a thick and foamy mouthfeel and a creamy finish. Lots of alcohol warmth on the linger

O- big and bold, this one packs a punch. I've noticed that with a lot of the "triple" IPA's that are over 11%, they seem to drink like a barley wine. This one was the same, I enjoyed it but prefer the hops to shine a little more on their own whiten it comes to DIPA's

Serving type: bottle

04-13-2014 00:08:50 | More by Treyliff
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notscenerob

Arizona

3.99/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

This beer was in a bottle from my local liquor store. It poured a rich amber color with a short off-white head in my tulip. Some lacing, but not too much from this beer. The nose was a bouquet of pungent hops aromas that gave a hint of what was to come. Taste is of citrus and mango and melon with some notable piney kick. The hops were at the very front of this beer, it's a Triple IPA, but they didn't ignore the malts, the subtleties of which come out after the hops become less overwhelming after a few sips. The beer feels like a quality medium bodied ale, nothing spectacular but nothing off either. Overall I'd be happy to drink this again, but there are other beers out there that I'd search out over this one. A quality product I'd pick up again though.

Serving type: bottle

03-04-2013 21:00:05 | More by notscenerob
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cincysig

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -6.8%

07-24-2013 14:06:22 | More by cincysig
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MicroBeerMan1980

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -6.8%

07-10-2014 05:59:54 | More by MicroBeerMan1980
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virinow

New York

4/5  rDev -6.8%

04-05-2013 01:08:19 | More by virinow
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Franziskaner

Missouri

4/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Amber golden in color with good clarity. Three quarters of an inch of tightly knit off white head. Brussels lacing. Pineapple to a light pine aroma with a trace of honey sweetness is what I perceive in the aroma. The flavor is a deep long lasting burst of a honey sweet tropical fruit to a light pine hop flavor. The mouth is a bit thick,but considering the fact it is a triple IPA and it's alcoholic strength it is remarkably smooth. There's also a gentle warmth from the alcohol and a gentle burn upon the fade. I can't believe the size of the bottle considering the strength!

Serving type: bottle

04-27-2014 02:55:31 | More by Franziskaner
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Cynic-ale

Ohio

4/5  rDev -6.8%

11-03-2013 22:48:28 | More by Cynic-ale
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KyleMA

California

4/5  rDev -6.8%

06-29-2013 22:47:31 | More by KyleMA
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JohnLynch


4/5  rDev -6.8%

08-20-2012 03:17:08 | More by JohnLynch
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roostor07

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -6.8%

09-26-2013 15:45:20 | More by roostor07
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crowsoup

California

4/5  rDev -6.8%

01-13-2013 01:37:10 | More by crowsoup
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Mazarate

Virginia

4/5  rDev -6.8%

10-17-2012 00:41:43 | More by Mazarate
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dertyd

California

4/5  rDev -6.8%

11-18-2013 07:11:13 | More by dertyd
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Summer78

Illinois

4/5  rDev -6.8%

05-12-2013 02:05:09 | More by Summer78
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hatfulofhollow

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -6.8%

07-19-2013 13:50:09 | More by hatfulofhollow
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Chuck_25

Kansas

4/5  rDev -6.8%

03-23-2014 03:36:25 | More by Chuck_25
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gr8zehaman

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -6.8%

07-14-2014 19:59:28 | More by gr8zehaman
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leoinsd

California

4/5  rDev -6.8%

06-24-2014 06:14:13 | More by leoinsd
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sunofneurot

New York

4/5  rDev -6.8%

05-03-2014 03:37:19 | More by sunofneurot
Simtra from Knee Deep Brewing Company
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