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Simtra - Knee Deep Brewing Company

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1,217 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,217
Reviews: 214
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 9.3%
Wants: 169
Gots: 114 | FT: 14
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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alelover

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

12-06-2012 18:43:27 | More by alelover
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Lipsntoes

Ohio

4.05/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a thick golden haze. Attention is suddenly shifted to strong notes of pine, topical fruits and cat pee. Taste is a hop blast with nose quickly turning into citrus fruits, grass and wet hay. Finish brings a lingering of pine oil and enjoyable bitterness demanding more.

What a wonderful DIPA that I will seek out again.

Serving type: bottle

12-05-2012 02:45:30 | More by Lipsntoes
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ralphw56

Nevada

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

12-03-2012 23:11:52 | More by ralphw56
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SandyPeterson310

California

4/5  rDev -7%

12-03-2012 03:40:39 | More by SandyPeterson310
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ummswimmin

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I got this beer from a BIF about six weeks ago. I finally opened the bottle tonight. I know that it says to open immediately. I waited a little longer to take the edge off from the immense hopping typically found in a triple IPA (if there is such a style).

The flavor and smell on this beer is reminiscent of a clean double IPA. I like the immense citrus presence on there. It has nice balance without the pucker-face that you would expect from a triple IPA.

I recommend picking up a bottle of this very good beer. I'm glad to have gotten this from another BA member.

Serving type: bottle

12-02-2012 02:03:45 | More by ummswimmin
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bluejacket74

Ohio

4.35/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22 ounce bottle. Served in a snifter, the beer pours a clear orange/amber color with about an inch off-white head. The head sticks around for a while, and there's a good amount of lacing. Aroma is good and hoppy, it smells mostly like citrusy (pineapple, mango, grapefruit, lemon peel) and pine hops, along with some caramel and bready malt. Taste is pretty much just like the aroma, full of citrusy (grapefruit, tropical fruit) and piney hops, with caramel and bready malt also noticeable. The piney bitterness really comes out in the flavor, and it's not boozy, at least not as much as I was expecting an 11.25% ABV brew to be. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it's slick and a bit sticky with moderate carbonation. I think it's a good brew, and I'd pick this one up again at $8.99 a bomber.

Serving type: bottle

12-01-2012 22:28:33 | More by bluejacket74
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Jeffreywhite22

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

12-01-2012 21:14:14 | More by Jeffreywhite22
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AverageWhiteGuy

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

11-29-2012 00:05:47 | More by AverageWhiteGuy
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CelticAleMan

California

4/5  rDev -7%

11-27-2012 19:21:51 | More by CelticAleMan
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rbrefbeerman

California

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

11-27-2012 03:37:07 | More by rbrefbeerman
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beerpadawan

California

4/5  rDev -7%

11-26-2012 07:02:55 | More by beerpadawan
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JupiterJesus

California

4.53/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Great flavor and an aroma that assaults you (in a good way) from a distance. You can tell the grain bill here is simple, and a lot of the background complexity and mouthfeel come from the huge alcohol.

Unfortunately, I have to ding this one for drinkability. Unlike Pliny the Younger, the bitterness and residual sugar/alcohol are not quite balanced. It punches you in the face with every sip. A 10 ounce sample took me 20 minutes to drink and while it tasted great, I couldn't imagine drinking a second one. Contrast with Younger, which is downright quaffable despite the IBUs and alcohol.

Serving type: on-tap

11-24-2012 23:07:27 | More by JupiterJesus
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fab80

California

4.65/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

First review for my favorite dipa.

ST: 22 oz Bottle on 11/23/12
A: Nice copper color. No haze. 1 inch of creamy foam that dissipates in a minute or 2.
S: Best part of this beer. Simcoe, stinging nettle, wild strawberries, passion fruit for sure, fresh grass, lemongrass, lime and lemon peels. And you can smell it from 3 feet away for sure.
T: Here we go: great bitterness, strong but super clean for an 11,25 abv dipa. Again, Simcoe, pine and tropical fruits well balance the sweet caramel that you taste through the end. For my taste, could be a little drier, less sweet, but that's just me. It lives a ridiculous amount of oil presence in your palate due to the huge amount of (dry) hops used in this one. Delicious.
O: It's obvious to me that i picked up a fresh bottle. I remember this one being excellent but it was better than i actually remembered. If you like fresh grassy, fruity, punch in your face dipas, this is for you. Highly recommended.

Serving type: bottle

11-24-2012 19:26:26 | More by fab80
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sil1

California

4/5  rDev -7%

11-24-2012 01:48:14 | More by sil1
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joecast

Australia

3.13/5  rDev -27.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Triple IPA. Yeah, there is no style for this.

Massive alcohol (and hop) presence just put this way out of balance and hurts taste and drinkability. Sharp on the nose and palate and makes it a sipper, but as it warms it accentuates the negatives.

Not a fan (obviously) especially after drinking the wonderful citra extra pale.

Serving type: bottle

11-23-2012 05:47:15 | More by joecast
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koopa

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bomber received in a trade with JustinQ thanks!

Appearance Pours a tawny caramel to russet orange and is quite cloudy no doubt from dry hopping. The crown is 1 finger, white, shows little retention and some lace.

Smell: Candied pineapple, tangelo orange, mango, and a touch of candied grapefruit, both bready and caramel malt, and a noticeable alcohol tinge.

Taste: Same as the nose but the hop bitterness and alcohol presence dominate which buries the subtle tropical fruit aromatics produced by the hops. I'd give it a 3.75 if I could so I'm rounding up a bit.

Mouthfeel: Thick side of medium bodied with moderate carbonation.

Overall: If this beer was fermented at a cooler temperature to control the alcohol presence I'd be happier with it. If the flavor was more like the nose it would have potential. It's still a good "over the top sting your palate winter type triple ipa" though.

Serving type: bottle

11-22-2012 23:10:30 | More by koopa
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yas

California

5/5  rDev +16.3%

11-22-2012 00:40:51 | More by yas
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fredmugs

Indiana

4.2/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

131 IBUs and definitely a palate wrecker. Smells awesome like most west coast DIPAs. The simcoe and citra hops produce an amazing aroma and you can really detect the peach. The high IBU count definitely comes through but, at 11.25% ABV, the alcohol content is not overpowering. If you like high IBU beers this is for you.

Serving type: bottle

11-20-2012 00:43:35 | More by fredmugs
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Gobzilla

California

4.43/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: poured orangish brown in color with yellow highlights and had a nice tight finger worth of head that left some good bubbly lacing sticking to the glass.

S: It had good hoppy character upfront in the aroma with great citrusy notes, a bit of earthy pine, floral qualities, some tropical fruit and a little malty bready sweetness coming through.

T: Very nice hoppy profile good hop variety alongside earthy piney resinous flavor, good grapefruit twang which added to the bitterness factor, slight tropical fruit notes and a pretty good malty bready sweetness to try to help balance this hop forward beer.

M: he brew was medium in body with a good amount of carbonation which had a hoppy, citrusy, mild fruity, sweet earthy, piney and slightly bitter finish.

O: really good DIPA all around and was a good interpretation of a west coast DIPA. Good Job, I definitely need to seek out more of their offerings.

Serving type: bottle

11-13-2012 03:49:07 | More by Gobzilla
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mixed_master7

Florida

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

11-13-2012 00:23:12 | More by mixed_master7
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fishburn


4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

11-12-2012 22:37:24 | More by fishburn
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rudylaw

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

11-12-2012 19:50:14 | More by rudylaw
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tbone1384

Wyoming

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

11-11-2012 13:55:27 | More by tbone1384
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imbuckeye

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

11-10-2012 04:24:24 | More by imbuckeye
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Rippeddisc

Hawaii

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Flew bottle in from CA to HI. Saw this on the shelf and couldnt pass it up. Oct 2012. IBU 133? 11.25% abv

A - Nice amber hue with decent head and carbination.

S - Big green notes. Clearly, its over 130 IBUs. grapefruit, apricot, caramel,

T/M - First sip was a unique experience. The beer started sweet, big malty backbone, clearly needed to balance the hop...then slowy the beer morphed with the hops taking over more and more. Oily on the palette. Pretty incredible to balance out such a big beer but it works.

O - Unique for the amount of hop but it's a success. Worth the try, great, but not as overly mind-blowing as a Pliny lets say :p Still very impressive brew.

Serving type: bottle

11-09-2012 21:24:08 | More by Rippeddisc
Simtra from Knee Deep Brewing Company
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