Simtra - Knee Deep Brewing Company
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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
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
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
Simtra from Knee Deep Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 1,321 ratings.