Simtra - Knee Deep Brewing Company

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Ratings: 1,552
Reviews: 242
rAvg: 4.29
pDev: 9.56%
Wants: 177
Gots: 194 | FT: 17
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:
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(Beer added by: baggio on 02-12-2012)
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Photo of flayedandskinned
4.55/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottled on 7/9/13
Poured into the Sierra Nevada/Dogfish IPA glass.

Appearance: (4.5)
Pours a crystal clear, golden amber with a towering, 3.5 finger tall off white head. The head has fabulous retention and leaves tons of lacing along the sides of the glass.

Aroma: (4.5)
Wow. This beer is positively bursting with dank, tropical hops; peach, mango, passion fruit, grapefruit, fresh pine, pine resin, tangerine and a heavy, almost catty astringency. Everything I absolutely love about Simcoe and Citra hops. Deeply buried underneath the avalanche of hops, there is a lightly sweet malt backbone. The 11% is extraordinarily well.

Taste: (4.75)
Your palate is slapped immediately senseless with a mountain of hops; mostly huge notes of grapefruit, peach and tangerine. The more tropical notes that were found in the aroma are pretty much absent in the flavor, they do surface in the after taste. The beer finishes dry and very bitter, with a buttery texture of bready malt left on your tongue, that is just sweet enough to hide the alcohol. Lingering notes of pine resin, grapefruit pith and light impressions of peach and passion fruit. highly drinkable.

Mouthfeel: (4.5)
Full bodied with moderate to high carbonation

Overall: (4.5)
Finally a Knee Deep beer where the quality of the malt bill stands up to the quality of the hop bill; Even as the beer warms up, the malt still holds strong, but doesn't get cloying like every other Knee Deep beer I've had does. Malt is there in a similar hop to malt ratio as the almighty Pliny The Elder. This is an amazing IPA that really showcases the beauty of both Simcoe and Citra hops. Can't recommend this beer enough for hop heads.

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4.51/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I picked this up at my wife's work a few days ago.

Appearance- copper color, very nice size head, great lacing. It looked beautiful.

Smell- citrus hops, light malt, very nice

Taste- citrus hops, nice bitterness

Mouthfeel- medium bodied

Drinkability- This was excellent. Very good. I loved everything about it. Very nice beer.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

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Simtra from Knee Deep Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 1,552 ratings.