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Simtra - Knee Deep Brewing Company

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1,452 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,452
Reviews: 231
rAvg: 4.29
pDev: 9.56%
Wants: 176
Gots: 172 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: baggio on 02-12-2012)
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Ratings: 1,452 | Reviews: 231 | Display Reviews Only:
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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

jampics2, Jun 05, 2013
Photo of jvillefan
4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

jvillefan, Jun 05, 2013
Photo of Hendry
4.78/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Pours a clear orange-amber hue, fluffy one finger cottony head, stellar lacing in a F&W snifter.

Nose is pleasantly hop forward, tangerine, grapefruit & pineapple. There are definitely some malts present in the nose, but this has all the components of a hop-bomb in the making. I suspect some dry hopping was part of the process as the aromas are prominent and delightful.

Taste is a mirror image of the aroma, very juicy, very tropical, excellent lingering bitterness one would expect from a mostly simcoe bill with some citra.Alcohol present but quite well hidden for the abv, nicely accomplished.

Mouthfeel is medium, excellent carbonation for the style, wonderful dry finish. Flavors dance across the palate and leave that desirable bitterness that hangs in the back of the throat,dries you out, and invites the next enjoyable sip.

Yup, the ratings are on the money for this one, no bull or hype: an excellent IIIPA that explores the virtues of the marvelous citra hop blended artfully with the simcoe hop.Seek this one out for certain!

Hendry, Jun 05, 2013
Photo of Problem_child
4.75/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Like one of the guys said already: Closest you can get it to Pliny the elder. Very nice aroma, beautiful dark copper color. You can taste this is real triple IPA but very smooth with pronounced resiny, citrusy and piney flavor. EXCELLENT beer !!!! Highly recommended if U can afford $11.95 per bottle !

Problem_child, Jun 04, 2013
Photo of Jd2391
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

Jd2391, May 31, 2013
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4/5  rDev -6.8%

smutty33, May 29, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

prock180, May 28, 2013
Photo of ILikeGoodCider
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

ILikeGoodCider, May 28, 2013
Photo of KevT
5/5  rDev +16.6%

KevT, May 27, 2013
Photo of seplo
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

seplo, May 27, 2013
Photo of EliotRosewater
3.83/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Copper/golden color. Fair head that dissipates relatively quickly. Moderate lacing.

S - Very pronounced nose. Lots of pine, floral, grassy notes.

T - Pretty pronounced bitterness to be expected. Same herbal notes are present but a little bludgeoned by the bitterness. The malt, alcohol and hop character are all dominated by bitterness. Not necessarily a bad thing, just a bit one-note.

M - Good carbonation. Bitterness leaves a noticeable astringent aftertaste.

O - I enjoy high IBU beers and this doesn't disappoint. However, I think the bitterness comes at the sacrifice of a more pronounced flavor profile. A good beer, but for the price I'd like to see a little more finesse.

EliotRosewater, May 27, 2013
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4/5  rDev -6.8%

FirstBrewsoon, May 26, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

tsauce2, May 26, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

jwel24, May 26, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

itsiilegal, May 26, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

JohnQ, May 25, 2013
Photo of zekeman17
4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

zekeman17, May 24, 2013
Photo of mdfb79
4.21/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

From 05/22/13 notes. Bottle was dated as 04/29/13, so about three weeks old. 22 oz. bomber into my Bell's tulip.

a - Pours a hazy orange-golden color with one finger of fluffy white head and moderate carbonation evident. Some light lacing on the glass.

s - Smells of citrus hops, oranges, pine hops, grapefruit, fruity malts, and tropical fruits. Tons of citrus and fruit, awesome fresh hoppy nose. I like it a lot.

t - Tastes of citrus hops, grapefruit, pine hops, oranges, lemon zest, tropical fruits, fruity malts, and resin. Taste is lightly bitter at first with lots of citrus. The more I drink it, the more bitterness that comes out in the taste.

m - Medium body and moderate carbonation. There is some moderate bitterness in the mouthfeel the more I drink it.

o - Overall a very nice DIPA...they call it a Tripple IPA, whatever that means. Awesome hoppy nose with a ton of fresh tropical fruits and citrus hops. The taste is quite bitter if you drink a lot of it, and has a lot more grapefruit, but it's also very good. Definitely worth checking out if you like big hoppy West Coast DIPA's...would like to have it again.

mdfb79, May 23, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

RangnaR, May 22, 2013
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4/5  rDev -6.8%

Amerikon, May 22, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

InspectorBob, May 20, 2013
Photo of RaulMondesi
2.14/5  rDev -50.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 1 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.75

Bottled 4-23-13

What in the sweet hell is going on with this thang? This is the worst smelling thing that I have smelt since my ex ate curried goat and then tried to slip me some frenchie frenchie. What in the...? Raul heard many great things about this guy, but the taste lies a bit thin like Jarred after a 5 dollar foot long - and quite frankly, it is a bit rancid.

Not into it. Not into it at all.

*Something wrong had to have happened to this thing

*Nope, tried it again and it was just as rank

RaulMondesi, May 20, 2013
Photo of moonknight31
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

moonknight31, May 19, 2013
Photo of TofuDC5
4.65/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

A: A nice amber and orange shade. Almost no head after pour.

S: The most distinguishing trait of this beer; Resembled Pliny The Younger - yes, I've had the opportunity of enjoying that one. Very robust aroma of apple, orange, and pineapple. Very satisfying.

T: As it smells. Easy to drink due to the excellent balance of hops and fruit.

M: I was probably expecting Simtra to be hoppier than it was. Smooth.

O: I enjoyed this one and plan to drink this again very soon. If you're into IPAs at all, you'll love it. Best drank in a tulip glass (imho) where you can truly appreciate the aroma, which lasts even after you've tasted it.

TofuDC5, May 19, 2013
Photo of brewandbbq
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.

brewandbbq, May 18, 2013
Simtra from Knee Deep Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 1,452 ratings.