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Simtra - Knee Deep Brewing Company

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1,436 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,436
Reviews: 231
rAvg: 4.29
pDev: 9.56%
Wants: 181
Gots: 168 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: baggio on 02-12-2012)
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Photo of lordofstarside
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bomber to a snifter, not seeing any freshness dates. Anyway, picked up yesterday at total wine in Sacramento. 131 ibus and a 'triple' ipa? Bring it on, hopefully this experience with knee deep is better than my others, especially at $11 a bottle

Pours a dark gold with a finger of head. Moderate carbonation stems from the middle of the glass as the head slowly receded over a few minutes. Lacing is thick and full

Was able to smell the aroma as soon as I cracked the cap. Smells of acrid earthy hops, pronounced malt backbone, citrus, pine and alcohol. Very pungent, rich, and thick. Solid smell

Tasty hop and citrus blend well with a strong malt to really bring this together. After taste is a bit boozy though with a strong malty grapefruit sticking around longest. The alcohol could be concealed a bit better, but this is a damn good beer.

Mouth is a nice dry, bitter finish. Not something to be drank quickly in large amounts, just sipping this might prove to be a challenge. Fortunately I'm up to it. Nice thick body, ends with a small but nice bang

Overall this is my favorite beer thus far from knee deep. It's complex and layered which isn't something I've come across yet with their ipas. It's pretty expensive but would be worth picking up now and again if they distributed this one to Nevada. If they do (we get Knee Deep's other brews) I'm yet to find it, but will be sure to continue to keep an eye out

lordofstarside, Feb 02, 2013
Photo of Hugonaut13
3.25/5  rDev -24.2%

Hugonaut13, Jan 31, 2013
Photo of MajorBuckeye
3.75/5  rDev -12.6%

MajorBuckeye, Jan 27, 2013
Photo of rawfish
4.43/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Gold amber pour, with a medium cap of white foam. Sticky, nicely formed lacing all over the glass.

Standout aroma, mangoes, pine, deep citrus, red berry and oily. Very floral and rich, time to dive right in.

Despite how high the alcohol and hop input is on this beer it's pretty balaced, slightly sweet and sticky malt with toasted grains and simple syrup sweetness. Immediately hop oils creep in delivering pine resin, bold mouthwatering citrus and a bit of an herbaceous kick that keeps on with heavy bitterness, easily dries all the sticky malt away.

A bit heavier bodied than you get with some DIPAs but adequate carbonation and huge bitterness and ideal drying while keeping the alcohol down.

Haven't had a real special DIPA like this in a while, the aroma is captivating. This week old bottle can hang with the big boys, a must try for hop heads.

rawfish, Jan 27, 2013
Photo of cjohal85
4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

cjohal85, Jan 25, 2013
Photo of steve8robin
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

steve8robin, Jan 25, 2013
Photo of jmarsh123
4.46/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Split a 22 oz bottle

Pours cloudy orange with a decent sized white head. Excellent lacing with a little retention.

Aroma is an all out hop assault. Lots of tropical fruits, citrus grapefruit rind and pine all extremely dank. A bit of caramel malt, but the hops shine here.

Flavor continues to let me know this one has hops. Lush orange, grapefruit and mango dominate up front before rounding into a piney sticky finish.

Mouthfeel is medium with good carbonation. Absolutely no alcohol comes through which is amazing. I've had 8-9% that were too boozy and how they pull this off with less heat is wonderful.

Very happy with this beer and glad I realized they distribute to OH so I can have it more often. An hophead's dream and one of the better Imperial IPA's around. I enjoyed it more than the fresh Hopslam I had.

jmarsh123, Jan 23, 2013
Photo of JAHMUR
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

JAHMUR, Jan 23, 2013
Photo of CUE45
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

CUE45, Jan 22, 2013
Photo of oglmcdgl
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

oglmcdgl, Jan 20, 2013
Photo of GRG1313
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

GRG1313, Jan 19, 2013
Photo of CaptainPancakes
4/5  rDev -6.8%

CaptainPancakes, Jan 18, 2013
Photo of jwluvsIPA
4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

jwluvsIPA, Jan 17, 2013
Photo of ThePorterSorter
3.91/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

The beer pours a a clear amber with a thin white head that dissipates quickly. the nose is a potent 131 IBU punch to the face reminiscent of pine resin and grapefruit. However, the nose fades quickly and mellows to a slightly boozy with a lot more sweetness. The taste is saturatingly bitter with a pretty boozy finish. I dislike the mouthfeel...mainly because of the residual grapefruit rind finish. Glad I tried it...it's a bit over the top boozy and bitter mouthfeel and I probably won't try it again.

ThePorterSorter, Jan 16, 2013
Photo of Madskill
4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

Madskill, Jan 16, 2013
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4/5  rDev -6.8%

headbucket, Jan 14, 2013
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4/5  rDev -6.8%

crowsoup, Jan 13, 2013
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5/5  rDev +16.6%

baandrew, Jan 11, 2013
Photo of MaseFace
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

MaseFace, Jan 11, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

gradergator, Jan 10, 2013
Photo of JasonFromLA
5/5  rDev +16.6%

JasonFromLA, Jan 10, 2013
Photo of SeaOfShells
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

SeaOfShells, Jan 09, 2013
Photo of miadw3
5/5  rDev +16.6%

miadw3, Jan 09, 2013
Photo of Thorpe429
3.25/5  rDev -24.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Light copper color. Nose has some tropical fruit and citrus. Heavy hops. Some heat. Quite hot. Heavy bitterness.

Thorpe429, Jan 09, 2013
Photo of Bnoise11
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

Bnoise11, Jan 09, 2013
Simtra from Knee Deep Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 1,436 ratings.