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Simtra - Knee Deep Brewing Company

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1,220 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,220
Reviews: 214
rAvg: 4.29
pDev: 9.32%
Wants: 170
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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vonnegut21

New York

3.75/5  rDev -12.6%

03-18-2014 01:08:13 | More by vonnegut21
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VeganUndead

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -12.6%

04-10-2013 07:28:39 | More by VeganUndead
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beergorrilla

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

10-07-2013 09:11:39 | More by beergorrilla
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JRod1969

New York

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

06-19-2012 01:42:59 | More by JRod1969
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Fatehunter

Oregon

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.

Serving type: bottle

02-10-2013 22:49:51 | More by Fatehunter
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SpdKilz

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

11-13-2013 02:30:22 | More by SpdKilz
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Howlader

Alberta (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

07-20-2014 06:29:24 | More by Howlader
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Phelps

Arizona

4.03/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

06-03-2012 18:17:55 | More by Phelps
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brewandbbq

New Hampshire

4.39/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

22oz bottle dated 3/5/13 from the Jug Shop, SF.

Pours clear gold with a slight chill haze and a two inch white head after a bit of a stretch-pour. The remaining lacework appears to be from the initial head retreat and not after.

Aromatics are pungently filled with tropical fruit. Mango, apricot, pear, tangerine, and melon.

Medium bodied and light on the palate given the high ABV.

Bright tropical fruit with a boozy backbone start the palate. Intense amounts of fruity, citrusy hops with a firm bitterness. Malt level is low.

Finishes pretty dry with lingering fruit and warming alcohol.

Many have attempted a triple IPA, but few have pulled it off without the beer tasting like a barleywine. This one in fact pulls it off. Great beer.

Serving type: bottle

05-18-2013 21:15:02 | More by brewandbbq
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2beerdogs

California

4/5  rDev -6.8%

07-23-2013 13:56:12 | More by 2beerdogs
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charlzm

California

4.63/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Consumed May 4th, 2014 from a bottle labeled 02/19/14. Poured into a standard pint glass at about 50 degrees F.

Beer is an amazingly clear deep yellow/amber. A frothy, smooth two-finger white head forms and provides excellent sheeting to the bottom of the glass. Literally the bottom; there was a little splotch of foam on the bottom of the empty glass after I finished.

Aroma is appropriately and not unexpectedly hop-forward. Pine and floral notes. Some citrus. Sweet.

Flavor is nicely modulated; it starts with some sturdy light-ish caramel malt that smoothly and immediately segues into a massive but agreeable bitterness topped off with pine and citrus flavors. This beer is delicious and the well-camouflaged ABV makes it dangerously easy to drink. I put down a whole 22 oz bomber with no difficulty at all.

Mouthfeel is slightly thick and a touch oily, but is lighter and slighter than anticipated, contributing to the dangerous drinkability of this brew. Moderate level of carbonation with almost no detectable alcohol. Neat trick.

I have a hard time imagining how any triple IPA could top this one. If I ever get to try Pliny the Younger, I'll be curious to see which comes out on top.

Serving type: bottle

05-05-2014 16:14:22 | More by charlzm
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fredmugs

Indiana

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.

Serving type: bottle

11-20-2012 00:43:35 | More by fredmugs
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david131

California

4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

02-09-2014 07:49:09 | More by david131
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richkrull

Wisconsin

4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

08-03-2012 17:07:20 | More by richkrull
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CoolEthan

California

4/5  rDev -6.8%

05-04-2013 19:54:23 | More by CoolEthan
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vermilcj

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

10-07-2013 01:08:23 | More by vermilcj
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schnarr84

Alberta (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

05-25-2014 07:08:30 | More by schnarr84
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brotherloco

California

4/5  rDev -6.8%

08-11-2012 23:55:04 | More by brotherloco
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CelticAleMan

California

4/5  rDev -6.8%

11-27-2012 19:21:51 | More by CelticAleMan
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baybum

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -6.8%

09-04-2012 20:04:19 | More by baybum
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ajzy

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

07-03-2013 21:51:10 | More by ajzy
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ncstateplaya

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -6.8%

05-14-2013 13:36:20 | More by ncstateplaya
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tbeq00

California

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

07-14-2012 03:36:52 | More by tbeq00
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markgugs

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

04-13-2014 03:13:33 | More by markgugs
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ummswimmin

New Jersey

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

I got this beer from a BIF about six weeks ago. I finally opened the bottle tonight. I know that it says to open immediately. I waited a little longer to take the edge off from the immense hopping typically found in a triple IPA (if there is such a style).

The flavor and smell on this beer is reminiscent of a clean double IPA. I like the immense citrus presence on there. It has nice balance without the pucker-face that you would expect from a triple IPA.

I recommend picking up a bottle of this very good beer. I'm glad to have gotten this from another BA member.

Serving type: bottle

12-02-2012 02:03:45 | More by ummswimmin
Simtra from Knee Deep Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 1,220 ratings.