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Simtra - Knee Deep Brewing Company

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1,546 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,546
Reviews: 241
rAvg: 4.29
pDev: 9.56%
Wants: 177
Gots: 191 | FT: 18
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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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

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4/5  rDev -6.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -12.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

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.

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3.5/5  rDev -18.4%

Photo of wedge
3.29/5  rDev -23.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Amber colored with decent head retention and lacing for its strength. Dank, pungent aroma thick with green, spicy hops, herbs, scallions, butterscotch, mango, passion fruit, and toffee. A big hoppy burst greets the senses right away, followed by a substantial toasted malt backing. Honey, grapefruit, mango, resin, and caramel. Boozy alcohol smothered by bitterness, malty sweet under the hops, and warming…American Barleywine territory. Not a great finish – a little too hot and sticky. Rather heavy, textured, and bitter. That, in addition to being somewhat under-carbonated hurts the drinkability. Oh boy…I really wanted to like this one, but it’s just too sticky and brash to be all that enjoyable. Not bad, just disappointing and overrated.

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.

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3.5/5  rDev -18.4%

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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.

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3.75/5  rDev -12.6%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

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4/5  rDev -6.8%

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4.14/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A finger of head on a clear, deep amber colored body.
The aroma is a wonderful lemon, grapefruit and bold pine; like you're crushing the hops in your fingers.
The taste has a great big lemon bitterness that is perfectly balanced by the bold malt sweetness. Lots of pine too.
Great smooth texture with moderate carbonation.
Wow.

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4/5  rDev -6.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

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.

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4/5  rDev -6.8%

Photo of RonfromJersey
4.35/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

After trying several Knee Deep beers, I seem to have left the best for last. Great citrus, pine, and herb ( in more ways than one) aroma. Enough semi-sweet malt foundation. Tons of juicy fruit. Bitter snap. Tingly finish.

A terrific big Imperial IPA.

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!

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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

Simtra from Knee Deep Brewing Company
96 out of 100 based on 1,546 ratings.