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Simtra - Knee Deep Brewing Company

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Ratings: 1,595
Reviews: 250
rAvg: 4.29
pDev: 9.56%
Wants: 177
Gots: 214 | 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:
Beer added by: baggio on 02-12-2012

Simtra Triple IPA delivers a punch in the face with its very danky hop aroma derived from Simcoe and Citra hops. You wanted more hops you got them.
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look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

22 oz. bottle served in a . Bottled 7/22/13. Picked up on my recent trip to Lake Tahoe at a local bottle shop.

A: Pours a solid amber color with a white head forming on the pour. It recedes to a thin, bubbly wring. Mild soapy lace.

S: Candied grapefruit and honey dew melon up front with a touch of mango. Light boozy notes with a touch of sweet, crystallized sugar. Light scallion notes bounce in the periphery around the sweetness.

T: Only mild booze up front. Very fruity and citrusy. Nice and strong malt backbone provides a little sweetness and breadines. The booze then kicks then back in on the finish. Definitely drinks like it's 11%. As it warms some light grassy notes with a touch of residual bitterness lingers on the finish.

M: Light to medium bodied with medium carbonation level. Slightly sticky.

O: Far too boozy for my liking. I usually top out around 9.5% or 10% when it comes to my enjoyment of double (or in this case triple) IPA's. The alcohol notes become to to sharp and boozy instead of nice and fruity. Not bad, but definitely wouldn't pick this up again.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottled 7/9/13, almost exactly a month old.

A: Pours a clear amber with a big fluffy light tan head. Head fades slowly with a wonderful island of retention. Great fluffy splotches of lacing everywhere.

S: Oh yeah. Triple IPA and it means it. Pretty much pure hops. Got quite a bit of dankness, some pine, some grapefruit. Plenty of cat piss. Malt? Who knows.

T: Hop explosion up front. Almost too much. Loaded to the gills with dank hops through and through. Simcoe cat piss everywhere. Some grapefruit and pine mixed in but it's primarily the first two (citra and simcoe I'm assuming from the name). Big, almost harsh spicy dankness blankets the entire taste, even lingering for a long time between sips. There might be some malt in here but I can barely tell. Even at 11.25% it's got almost no sweetness. I can't even really discern a malt flavor. Is it bready maybe? Can't tell. Long, long lingering spicy dankness between sips.

M: Heavy but not nearly as heavy as 11.25% would suggest. Hops spice everything up and lighten it up quite a bit. It's definitely a big one regardless. Zero alcohol sting.

O: Big, big IPA. One of the biggest. It reminds me of Hopsickle oddly enough, just a better and bigger version of it. Hard to score, I love big DIPAs but this is almost too one-note. Definitely a must-try for the huge, in-your-face, west-coast style hop bombs. It's very tasty. Drinkability suffers a bit but it's a hell of a brew.

Simtra from Knee Deep Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 1,595 ratings.