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Simtra - Knee Deep Brewing Company

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1,376 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,376
Reviews: 229
rAvg: 4.29
pDev: 9.56%
Wants: 178
Gots: 156 | 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)
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Ratings: 1,376 | Reviews: 229 | Display Reviews Only:
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4/5  rDev -6.8%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

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4.19/5  rDev -2.3%

Consumed 3/31/13

Split with Goblinmunkey7

Appearance: Pours with remarkable clarity - golden orange, very pretty when held up to the face - bright, white head - fades to a few wisps of a cap, leaves some spots and streaks of lacing

Smell: Big and hoppy, with some interesting and unexpected aromas - tropical, with lots of citrus, and some sweet onion - loads of oily grapefruit, with citrus peels and zest, floral notes - something that distinctly smells like sweet onion to me - big malts, with some sweetness, and a touch of alcohol (not much considering the 11.25%ABV)

Taste: Mouth destroying in a great way - intensely hoppy, as one would expect for something labeled as a "triple IPA" - floral, tropical, loads of citrus, and some pine - oily, wet orange and grapefruit - resinous pine - sticky, straight-up hop resins - some tropical notes, and some more layers of citrus appear as this warms up - high level of bitterness, with some leafyness, grassiness - big malts, mostly pale, some caramel, an interesting sweetness (crystal malts?) - some candy-like sweetness, somehow not too sweet - some alcohol

Mouthfeel: On the heavy side of medium, borderline full body, low carbonation, smooth and oily

Overall: Knee Deep... in hops?

This is pretty crazy, as advertised. Intensely hoppy, big, and bold. I'm not particularly in love with the onion aroma, but I find this to be typical in beers with absurd levels of hops. This is a palate wrecker in a great way. I'm glad I had a chance to try this.

angrybabboon, Mar 31, 2013
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4.16/5  rDev -3%

Thanks to angrybabbon for picking this up while in San Francisco.

Appearance: Perfectly clear gold with some darker orange notes at the edges. Tiny bright-white collar with a spotty almost non-existent cap. Spots of oily lacing.

Smell: Pine resin and.tons of citrus. Tropical fruit. Tangerine, a touch of pineapple and mango. Sweet candied hops. Tangerine flesh, pine needles and juicy fruit flesh. Malt backbone is minimal, but has some caramel malts and a slight biscuity finish. Straight up pine needle bitterness on the back. Alcohol and a good bit of it.

Taste: Simcoe bitterness, complete with bitter pine needle and resin. Citra tropical fruit explosion. Tangerine flesh with a touch of pineapple. Malts are slightly bready with some caramel sweetness, but it's completely dominated by the hop profile. Lingering bitterness with enough tropical fruit juiciness to keep it interesting. Spearmint. Grapefruit rind. Warming adds a bit more cooked malt sweetness. Sharp bite of alcohol on the finish.

Mouthfeel: Mediumish body with a slightly above average carbonation, very slight. Somehow manages to be juicy and wet during the sip, but ends with a dry finish. Because that makes sense.

Overall: Not going balls deep, but mid-thigh seems good.

Not sure what makes this Triple, but it's burly. The hop profile is delightful but has no balance at all. Aggressively bitter on the finish. Nicely crafted. A lot to take, but worth seeking out from time to time.

Goblinmunkey7, Mar 31, 2013
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Poured into a Stone IRS Snifter

A - Pours a deep orange/amber. Very little head, but good alcohol legs and lacing. Nearly crystal clear.

S - Woah. Tons of grapefruit and tropical hops. Almost overwhelming, but in a good way. Some sweet malts in there as well, that really bring out a balanced nose to this monster of a beer.

T - Bitter orange rind and bright fruit at the tip of the tongue, followed by a nice sweet malty middle. Lots of citrus and a big pine bite towards the end. Finishes surprisingly dry, and with a bitter (almost tart-like) aftertaste.

M - Thick, chewy, and awesome. The carbonation is there, but is barely visible in the glass. It really coats the mouth and lets you know that it's there.

O - Delicious. Hoppy, overwhelmingly tasty goodness. Yes, it's pretty expensive, but it's worth taking for a spin at least once. It's not "refreshing" and it's not the most perfectly balanced beer, but it is a hop bomb and a half that really satisfies the craving for a big IPA.

ESPNman, Mar 28, 2013
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Simtra from Knee Deep Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 1,376 ratings.