Simtra - Knee Deep Brewing Company
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3.91/5 rDev -8.9%
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.
01-16-2013 23:25:21 | More by ThePorterSorter
4.39/5 rDev +2.3%
A: Pours a light copper color with a fluffy bone white head. Leaves smears of sticky lace down the glass. Lots of visible carbonation rising from the bottom as well.
S: An explosive tropical hop aroma right off the bat. Mango, tangerine, candied grapefruit and a boatload of pine. Some faint bready malt with a touch of caramel sweetness lingers in the back, but it's pretty safe to say this is a hop forward DIPA.
T: A rich drawl of piney hops across the palate that just keeps going and going. Some grapefruit pith as well along with a blanket of caramel malt that keeps the bitterness in check without taking away from all of the fantastic hop flavor. I wouldn't go as far as to say this rivals Pliny, but this is a really well put together DIPA. Absolutely worth a try.
06-21-2013 20:36:21 | More by notchucknorris
4/5 rDev -6.8%
Picked up a bomber from BevMo in mid August for $10.49. No freshness date.
Beer poured golden orange with a nice white head that is leaving lacing behind.
Nose is perfect, tropical aromas permeate this brew, even halfway down my first glass.
Taste is a huge pale and caramel malt backbone which leads to a sweet base. Finish is an overwhelming amount of tropical, citrus, and piney hops. There is a slight burn with the finish due to the abv being over 11%.
Mouthfeel is pretty smooth, medium bodied.
Overall this is a pretty interesting beer. Love the nose on this beer but the burny aftertaste is a bit distracting. Don't get me wrong, i can handle a high ibu brew but this is too much even for my palate. But i love that nose!
09-08-2012 01:27:59 | More by arizcards
4.41/5 rDev +2.8%
Poured from bomber into pint glass. Pours clear amber, wispy off white head that fades to a thin haze and dense ring. Aromas of pine resin, mango, herbal spice notes with some crystal and caramel malt presence. Flavors of sweet pine, mango, floral hops, herbals, caramel and crystal malt sugars. Medium mouthfeel with very nice carbonation throughout. This triple IPA is dangerously drinkable and solid!
12-26-2012 19:20:29 | More by CuriousMonk
4.11/5 rDev -4.2%
Blind beer #4, bomber poured into our Orval chalices.
A-Doesn't last but I got an instant blast of grape jelly and maple syrup on opening the bottle. That's wild. Once it pours we get a crystal clear, very lightly carbonated copper amber. DIPA would be a good opening gambit. 4
S-Sweet and juicy hoppiness. Hints of alcohol, very inviting. 4
T-Very tasty. Moderately boozy but not overwhelmingly so, good lingering bitterness stays long after the finish, again in a good way. Taste is well balanced between hops and sweetness. 4.25
M-Light side of medium, carbonation a bit light. 4
O-I dug it. A little boozy, a little bitter, very tasty. 4
So, what is it? DIPA is my first, last and only guess. No idea whose.
Reveal: Knee Deep Brewing Simtra Triple IPA. Awesome! I have almost bought this on previous trips to Phoenix but put it back. Glad I had the chance to try it! Thanks.
07-19-2013 01:42:41 | More by sholland119
4.2/5 rDev -2.1%
131 IBUs and definitely a palate wrecker. Smells awesome like most west coast DIPAs. The simcoe and citra hops produce an amazing aroma and you can really detect the peach. The high IBU count definitely comes through but, at 11.25% ABV, the alcohol content is not overpowering. If you like high IBU beers this is for you.
11-20-2012 00:43:35 | More by fredmugs
3.75/5 rDev -12.6%
22oz bomber bottle. No date, but assume fresh from CA. Poured this one into a Victory tulip.
A: Pours a nice clean orange amber color. One finger of slightly off white head. Nice carbonation streaming off the bottom of the glass. Leaving some nice lacing already.
S: Definitely getting those hops. Mango, papaya, apricots, orange marmalade, etc. There is also a touch of bready notes from the malts. Don't think it's age but we'll see.
T: Right up front you get some of those intense IBUs, bitterness attacking the tip of the tongue. Those pineapple and mango and papaya are there. But there is a pretty solid malt backing on this DIPA. For being a "hop bomb" it's actually nicely balanced. On the close I did get a touch of booze on the close.
M: Medium bodied. Hop bitterness coats the mouth well.
05-29-2012 15:28:36 | More by inlimbo77
4.21/5 rDev -1.9%
A - Pours a bright copper with a red tint. Finger of near white head, great head and decent lacing.
S - Lots of resinous hops, smells like a citrus bomb! Definitely some malts sweetness.
T - Lots of intensely dry (slightly citrusy) resinous hops. Very resinous and a hefty alcohol presence. As it warms citrus increases (per the usual), lots of grapefruit, some pineapple, and orange rinds. Spiced/resinous lingering finish/aftertaste.
M - Somewhere between medium and full bodied, thick, little carbonation, somewhat of a sipper.
O - Quite tasty, once it gets around 55 degrees it really opens up a lot, boosted taste rating because of that, lots of tasty citrus flavors come through.
09-03-2013 23:33:42 | More by MacQ32
4.03/5 rDev -6.1%
Poured into my Bell’s tulip.
A beautiful beer. Rosy auburn, the color of a leaf at the beginning of fall. Perfect clarity. One inch of dense, pillowy off-white foam descends to about half its height before setting up camp. Thick walls of froth decorate the glass.
With Simcoe and Citra hops, you’d expect a bold, grassy nose. You get that here, though it’s a little milder than I expected. Some grass, some lime peel, some grass. Sugared orange slices blend with a nice amount of caramel, biscuits and toasted crackers.
The bitterness of the hops is like a smack in the mouth. It’s noticeable right away, grabbing hold of the tongue even before the flavor does. When the flavor does get in, I get caramelized orange peel, fresh-cut grass, burnt sugar and a fair amount of syrupy alcohol. It’s a heavy flavor, weighted with booze and hoppiness.
Heavy feel, too. A syrupy medium body, made thick by the hefty booze. Carbonation is mild, breaking the brew into a little silky fizz as it moves. Alcohol warmth peppers the throat and heats the chest, but is less intense than expected.
Simtra seems to have traded hop flavor for hop bitterness — it’s one of the most biting brews I’ve had in a long time. That’s not a terrible thing.
06-03-2012 18:17:55 | More by Phelps
4.43/5 rDev +3.3%
The beer comes in a clear amber color.
The aroma is a hop bomb of sweet tropical fruits, peaches, and then lots of grassiness, pine, dank qualities, cat pee, onion.
On the flavor, the beer has those sweet tropical fruits in the front of peaches, pineapple, and sweet grapefruit. There's a bit of a bready malt in the middle. The back then is then pine, herbal qualities, resin. A bit of sweetness lingers with that bitterness.
Alcohol hits gently throughout with warming as the beer goes down.
A well made triple IPA.
08-08-2014 02:23:28 | More by dar482
Simtra from Knee Deep Brewing Company
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