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Simtra - Knee Deep Brewing Company

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Ratings: 1,381
Reviews: 229
rAvg: 4.29
pDev: 9.56%
Wants: 179
Gots: 159 | 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 cosmicevan
4.55/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

bottle clearly says not meant for aging, so who am i to let it sit another day longer? crazy thanks to devi0us for extra'ing this my way when i was expecting nothing but a mini snifter!!!

enjoyed from a ccb humidor series glass. november 2012

a - poured a stunning transparent amber orange with a generous frothy white foamy ipa head. the head slowly dissolved leaving massive milkshake like chunks clinging to the side of the glass. looking good!!!

s - as soon as the cap came of the beer a wonderful smell filled the air. big fresh citric notes!!! upon closer smell...YOWZA! my mouth just started watering...INSANE. perfect grapefruit citric magic. smells out of this world good!

t/m - taste follows the nose with a huge chunky pine cone hop slam in the mouth. the hop is dank, it is chewy, it is citric bomb with some fresh and ripe tropical fruit. finishes a touch bitter.

o - overall, put me on the committee that loves this beer. i'm fairly blown away. the abv is somewhat present, but the flavor and smell is dyno-mite! founders devil dancer...take note...a triple ipa can be amazing and not just a novelty.

cosmicevan, Dec 19, 2012
Photo of AWfulcloy
4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

AWfulcloy, Dec 16, 2012
Photo of jbtheman
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

jbtheman, Dec 15, 2012
Photo of Gerasimos
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

!!Double 12-15 review!!

22 oz bottle enjoyed in a giant thistle glass.

Appears - gorgeous clear amber; streams of bubbles rising; finger fluffy head

Smells - funky, piney, citrus, HOPS

Tastes - almost overwhelming hop citrus sharpness barely balanced by sweet creamy smooth malt; piney bitter gigantic grapefruit finish; alcohol's there but you just don't care

Mouthfeels - excellent for the taste; deceptively medium light; nice weight on the back of the tongue

Overalls - this was absolutely worth the pricey purchase; fans of Imperial IPAs take note, Simtra will punch you in the face with hops and alcohol... and you'll beg for more

Gerasimos, Dec 15, 2012
Photo of aflies
3.5/5  rDev -18.4%

aflies, Dec 15, 2012
Photo of austincsuf
3.75/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

poured into pint glass..

A- was expecting something darker, instead poured a dark golden, almost amber color

S- hops hops and more hops (it is a triple ipa)

T- full bodied flavor with a punch of hops when it hits your tounge and then a smooth refreshing finish with some malts to finish it off...

M- little carbonation just alot of flavors goin on

O- a buddy told me to pick this up, so i gave it a shot, it was 12$ so a little more than i like paying for a bottle but it was good, glad i gave it a shot, porbably stick to the knee deep hoptologist considering its a double ipa and half the price and amazing as well..

austincsuf, Dec 15, 2012
Photo of Kaymord
3.5/5  rDev -18.4%

Kaymord, Dec 12, 2012
Photo of mactrail
3.18/5  rDev -25.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

The usual orangey amber color with a pleasant foamy cap. On the titanic side. I don't think I've smelled the "cat pee" odor quite so strongly in a beer before. Thin in body, but the same way vodka is "thin."

I suppose being so overly alcoholic is a good thing. It drinks more like a liqueur, where you just take tiny sips and wait until the feeling returns to your tongue. Oh, the hops. Total hop teardown. Not ridiculously bitter, just liquid hops. Not such a bad flavor, either. It's quite spicy and aromatic. A bright tone. Take it one sip at a time.

Time for a Simple Times Lager to add this hop flavoring to. From the 22 oz bottle

mactrail, Dec 12, 2012
Photo of Bonis
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

Bonis, Dec 10, 2012
Photo of ThirstyHrothgar
4/5  rDev -6.8%

ThirstyHrothgar, Dec 09, 2012
Photo of BeerSingh
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

BeerSingh, Dec 07, 2012
Photo of alelover
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

alelover, Dec 06, 2012
Photo of Lipsntoes
4.05/5  rDev -5.6%
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.

Lipsntoes, Dec 05, 2012
Photo of ralphw56
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

ralphw56, Dec 03, 2012
Photo of SandyPeterson310
4/5  rDev -6.8%

SandyPeterson310, Dec 03, 2012
Photo of ummswimmin
4/5  rDev -6.8%
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.

ummswimmin, Dec 02, 2012
Photo of bluejacket74
4.35/5  rDev +1.4%
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.

bluejacket74, Dec 01, 2012
Photo of Jeffreywhite22
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

Jeffreywhite22, Dec 01, 2012
Photo of AverageWhiteGuy
4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

AverageWhiteGuy, Nov 29, 2012
Photo of CelticAleMan
4/5  rDev -6.8%

CelticAleMan, Nov 27, 2012
Photo of rbrefbeerman
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

rbrefbeerman, Nov 27, 2012
Photo of beerpadawan
4/5  rDev -6.8%

beerpadawan, Nov 26, 2012
Photo of JupiterJesus
4.53/5  rDev +5.6%
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.

JupiterJesus, Nov 24, 2012
Photo of fab80
4.65/5  rDev +8.4%
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.

fab80, Nov 24, 2012
Photo of sil1
4/5  rDev -6.8%

sil1, Nov 24, 2012
Simtra from Knee Deep Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 1,381 ratings.