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Simtra - Knee Deep Brewing Company

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Ratings: 1,647
Reviews: 259
rAvg: 4.29
pDev: 9.56%
Wants: 180
Gots: 236 | 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: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Confession -- I have no idea what is a "perfect" beer. I fear that I will rate one a "5" just to find one later that is marginally better.

That being said, this beer is at least as good as Pliny! I love hoppy, resinous brews and this one is a standout. I love Pliny but can never get it -- yet Simtra is readily available in the Sacramento Region.

If you are ever in the Capitol area, let me know and I will steer you towards finding a cold Simtra. Prosit!

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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A - Pours a bright copper with a red tint. Finger of near white head, great head and decent lacing.

S - Lots of resinous hops, smells like a citrus bomb! Definitely some malts sweetness.

T - Lots of intensely dry (slightly citrusy) resinous hops. Very resinous and a hefty alcohol presence. As it warms citrus increases (per the usual), lots of grapefruit, some pineapple, and orange rinds. Spiced/resinous lingering finish/aftertaste.

M - Somewhere between medium and full bodied, thick, little carbonation, somewhat of a sipper.

O - Quite tasty, once it gets around 55 degrees it really opens up a lot, boosted taste rating because of that, lots of tasty citrus flavors come through.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

650ml bottle, poured into a stemless wine glass.

The beer pours a deep copper color, slight chill haze, a few bubbles rising to the top of the glass with a frothy white head, that has good retention and leaves a nice bit of lace behind. The aroma is powerfully booze forward, sticky malt, resinous pine, spicy hop, light citrus and tropical fruit. The nose is harsh, and while it showcases what one would expect from a Triple IPA at 11.25%, it's still not that appealing. The flavors are a bit easier to handle, very bitter, very pine forward, just a bit of tangy grapefruit, tropical fruits are definitely present before a crushing amount of alcohol presence takes over and quashes the beer. The body is rich and juicy, coats the mouth very well, the carbonation is on the lower end, and the finish is abrasive and a touch dry.

Verdict: An abusive beer to say the least. It's massively bitter, incredibly boozy and a task to drink. It lacks everything that makes Younger a great Triple IPA, and would even be a chore to drink if called an American Barleywine.

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Simtra from Knee Deep Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 1,647 ratings.