1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Simtra - Knee Deep Brewing Company

Not Rated.
SimtraSimtra

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
95
world-class

1,321 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 1,321
Reviews: 226
rAvg: 4.29
pDev: 9.56%
Wants: 179
Gots: 140 | 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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 1,321 | Reviews: 226 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of RobertV916
RobertV916

California

4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

03-22-2013 16:47:48 | More by RobertV916
Photo of Trilogy31
Trilogy31

California

3.25/5  rDev -24.2%

03-22-2013 16:29:34 | More by Trilogy31
Photo of jpaulsen
jpaulsen

California

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

03-21-2013 11:04:27 | More by jpaulsen
Photo of 2GOOFY
2GOOFY

California

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

03-21-2013 01:28:22 | More by 2GOOFY
Photo of Puckstop98
Puckstop98


4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

03-20-2013 02:59:32 | More by Puckstop98
Photo of SDStoneEnthusiast
SDStoneEnthusiast

California

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

03-19-2013 17:28:28 | More by SDStoneEnthusiast
Photo of Samuel906
Samuel906

California

4.38/5  rDev +2.1%

Kind of an interesting color for an IPA; not the usual amber or reddish orange, this takes on a duller, muted brownish amber. Thin off white head, leaves soapy lacing. Smell is absolutely wonderful: huge, fresh citra hops, grapefruit, and honey. Taste is light on the malt side, huge on the citrusy, resinous, piney hops. Some pineapple and honey sweetness. Feel is moderate to heavy, mild carbonation. Easy to drink despite the hefty ABV. Overall, a great beer if you're looking for some heavy duty IPA action. Hops for days and not overly sweet.

03-15-2013 05:27:52 | More by Samuel906
Photo of legend8706
legend8706

Virginia

4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

03-14-2013 11:29:52 | More by legend8706
Photo of Gtg642
Gtg642

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

03-12-2013 22:33:23 | More by Gtg642
Photo of emilylee
emilylee

California

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

03-12-2013 18:08:31 | More by emilylee
Photo of crytion
crytion

Ohio

4/5  rDev -6.8%

03-12-2013 11:13:57 | More by crytion
Photo of imperiallibations
imperiallibations

California

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

03-12-2013 04:39:32 | More by imperiallibations
Photo of 316nuts
316nuts

Wisconsin

4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

03-11-2013 18:44:56 | More by 316nuts
Photo of ChugginOil
ChugginOil

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

03-11-2013 04:39:45 | More by ChugginOil
Photo of Twoheartedzombie
Twoheartedzombie

Indiana

4/5  rDev -6.8%

03-11-2013 00:11:15 | More by Twoheartedzombie
Photo of BWH999
BWH999

California

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

03-10-2013 04:18:48 | More by BWH999
Photo of g_jenkins
g_jenkins

California

4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

03-08-2013 09:14:45 | More by g_jenkins
Photo of Obsidian
Obsidian

California

3.75/5  rDev -12.6%

03-07-2013 21:57:28 | More by Obsidian
Photo of sleuthdog
sleuthdog

Illinois

4.36/5  rDev +1.6%

22oz bottled 2/11/13

Thanks goes out to beachstrength49 for this!

Pour: Clear dark amber and aggressive pour fights to get even a finger amount of dirty white head. Lacing is almost non existent but the alcohol legs are huge on this beer.

Smell: A big smack of citrus hops (orange/tangerine, pineapple, grapefruit, mango) some bitter resin pine hop and some floral notes. There is some caramel, toffee notes in the background.

Taste: Follows the nose perfectly with the citrus up front and in your face in a good way. Orange, tangerine, pineapple, grapefruit, mango and the forest pine notes there, too. Some malt notes give way to a touch of sweetness but that is pretty fleeting as the finish is quite bitter. Alcohol is evident but not distracting in any way to me.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Actually a bit sticky on the finish and a touch warming from the alcohol.

Overall: I am so used to the midwest IPA's and especially fond of the offerings from FFF with their almost patented hop profile. This one however throws me a slight curve ball and I'm liking this a lot. Thanks again to beachstrength49 for sending me not one but two bottles of this west coast gem!

03-07-2013 01:33:09 | More by sleuthdog
Photo of jco3rd
jco3rd

California

3.5/5  rDev -18.4%

03-06-2013 04:34:10 | More by jco3rd
Photo of ThatCracker
ThatCracker

Virginia

4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

03-05-2013 16:40:38 | More by ThatCracker
Photo of heavenlyStash
heavenlyStash

California

5/5  rDev +16.6%

03-05-2013 06:43:12 | More by heavenlyStash
Photo of notscenerob
notscenerob

Arizona

3.99/5  rDev -7%

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.

03-04-2013 21:00:05 | More by notscenerob
Photo of Beerrenda
Beerrenda

California

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

03-04-2013 02:07:49 | More by Beerrenda
Photo of mvdillman
mvdillman

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

03-03-2013 16:46:22 | More by mvdillman
Simtra from Knee Deep Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 1,321 ratings.