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Simtra - Knee Deep Brewing Company

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Ratings: 1,440
Reviews: 231
rAvg: 4.29
pDev: 9.56%
Wants: 179
Gots: 169 | FT: 16
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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3.5/5  rDev -18.4%

JamLand, Oct 14, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -18.4%

thewimperoo, Jul 25, 2013
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4/5  rDev -6.8%

egrace84, May 23, 2014
Photo of CRJMellor
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

CRJMellor, Jul 09, 2013
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4/5  rDev -6.8%

2dogbrew, Mar 22, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

markgugs, Apr 13, 2014
Photo of vermilcj
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

vermilcj, Oct 07, 2013
Photo of notchucknorris
4.39/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

notchucknorris, Jun 21, 2013
Photo of dar482
4.43/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

dar482, Aug 08, 2014
Photo of seeswo
3.75/5  rDev -12.6%

seeswo, Aug 03, 2012
Photo of duff247
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

duff247, Feb 25, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -12.6%

mltobin, Oct 11, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

Smarty_Pints, Feb 08, 2014
Photo of beergorrilla
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

beergorrilla, Oct 07, 2013
Photo of ThePorterSorter
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.

ThePorterSorter, Jan 16, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -18.4%

twenty5, Mar 03, 2014
Photo of arizcards
4/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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!

arizcards, Sep 08, 2012
Photo of fredmugs
4.2/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

fredmugs, Nov 20, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -18.4%

Brew33, Jun 13, 2013
Photo of Arbitrator
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.

Arbitrator, Aug 23, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -12.6%

vonnegut21, Mar 18, 2014
Photo of lackenhauser
4.45/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Label says 10.1% abv fyi.

Somewhat muted and hazy orange color. Nice fluffy white head and some serious sticky lacing as it goes down. Very pleasant and full grassy/lemony aroma. Big bold hop flavor. Pure hop flavor-not overly harsh or bitter. Sticky malt sweetness in the backbone. Great mouthfeel. Very smooth mouthfeel. Love the lingering sweetness. Wow just a solid double (label says triple) IPA all in. Nicely priced too. Glad I found this spur of the moment. I need to try some of their other beers.

lackenhauser, Jan 03, 2013
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4/5  rDev -6.8%

nrbw23, Mar 24, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

bumchilly25, Mar 27, 2013
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4/5  rDev -6.8%

greenspointexas, Oct 01, 2014
Simtra from Knee Deep Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 1,440 ratings.