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Simtra - Knee Deep Brewing Company

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1,233 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,233
Reviews: 217
rAvg: 4.29
pDev: 9.32%
Wants: 171
Gots: 117 | 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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getinked

California

4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

07-03-2012 21:54:33 | More by getinked
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FosterJM

California

4/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

1373rd Review on BA
Bottle to Parra Tulip
22oz

Purchased at El Cerrito Liquor, Corona, CA $10.99

App- Really had the color of Apple juice mixed with some DIPA's oranges and yellows. A deep thick, rich color. A heavy 2nd pour made a semi-decent one finger head with some medium spotty cling.

Smell- I picked up on most of the simcoe. Had more pine and resin in the aromatics vs. citrus and citra. A good bit of hops with a fairly well concealed ABV. I sat down and instead of saying soy sauce the wife called out Mango. Maybe traces of tropical citrus but just kinda there.

Taste- Its a large beer. Has a lot going on with flashes of citrus and flashes of pine and resin. Fairly well integrated and has moments of creamy and rich flavors. Malty from the outset but semi-balanced. Nice beer, just needs to dial the thickness down.

Mouth- As this beer opens, its a damn thick thing. Has a bit of creamy malts, big hops and then moves into the sweet spot for a DIPA. It was a fuller medium with a thick medium carbonation. Residual thick citrus with a nice hop.

Drink- I really was expecting more from this one. I wanted to be blown away. It was a profile I had had before and probably wouldnt pay this price point again, with Alesmith. Stone, FW, and Alpine in So. Cal.

Serving type: bottle

07-03-2012 03:35:15 | More by FosterJM
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azdback

Arizona

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

07-01-2012 07:50:30 | More by azdback
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Mindfullivin


4.65/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

22oz poured with very little head, which dissipated quickly to a thin film. Color is a nice rich golden orange. Aroma is a smooth citrus, floral air. Mouth is a pin and citrus flavor. Big bold hop flavor with just a hint of mint. Flavor lingers for days. Very well balanced for a 10.1 % alcohol content. Definitely going to buy more!

Serving type: bottle

06-30-2012 00:28:58 | More by Mindfullivin
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Devi0us

California

4/5  rDev -6.8%

06-28-2012 07:30:25 | More by Devi0us
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DovaliHops

California

4.48/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a clear, golden color with a hint of orange. Small white head that disappears quickly. Scent is... WOW! Out of this world! What a great nose on this beer. Intense hoppiness with a ton of citrus fruit. A good amount of grapefruit and tangerine with grassy hops and a distinct pine aroma that is reminiscent of most Russian River hoppy beers. Taste is caramel malt at first (which kinda scared me...), but it immediately disappeared and became an immense hoppy masterpiece. Great pine and citrus fruits. A slight alcohol, but not overwhelming. Tons of bitter grapefruit with bitter hops in the finish. Very bitter finish. Mouthfeel is full bodied and somewhat sticky/sappy. Drinkability is high. Overall, this is such a great imperial ipa. I just wish I could find it here in Fresno.

Serving type: bottle

06-27-2012 06:01:08 | More by DovaliHops
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sevenshubby

California

5/5  rDev +16.6%

06-27-2012 04:24:53 | More by sevenshubby
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claspada

New Jersey

4.23/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a crystal clear light orange color with a small off-white head. Not much lacing as the head recedes but it is worth noting that this is the most beautiful/clear DIPA I have ever seen. This must have been filtered like 20x to get this clarity and bright hue.

Aroma begin as expected; quite dank and citrusy. The Simcoe and Citra hops own this show; with bright pineapple, lemon, blood orange from the Citra, then pine, onion, grassiness from the Simcoe. More tropical fruit aromas emerge as it warms and I can make out the faintest bit of pale maltiness as it further warms.

The tastes follow directly with the nose. Strong waves and waves of hop flavors assault the palate. The hop profile is very citrus-forward, with lots of pineapple and grapefruit dominating. There's also big notes of pine, some grass and a mild cracker pale maltiness was in the background. Despite the copious amount of hop flavors, the bitterness is by no means overwhelming as the strong ABV heft help to palace the flavor profile despite the lack of overall malt flavor.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied with a medium amount of carbonation. Finish is bitter but not enamel scraping and the ABV is completly hidden which is always a chore for such a high ABV offering.

Overall this was a super offering; one of the best over-100 IBU beers I have ever had I believe, definitely top 5 if not top 3. Packed with so much balanced hop flavor and bitterness depite the huge IBU and given the huge ABV with no alcohol flavor, makes this top notch in my book. Worth seeking out for sure if you can track it down.

Serving type: bottle

06-25-2012 14:37:27 | More by claspada
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largadeer

California

4.33/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

$11 bomber, ouch.

Clear burnised copper body topped by a thin head that recedes quickly.

The nose is pretty great, a good mix of pineapple citra notes and spicy, grapefruity simcoe. Malt is hidden, but booze isn't - this is slightly solventy.

It's semi-sweet on the palate and plenty boozy, with some great tropical fruit hop flavors. Pineapple is dominant, followed by grapefruit and mango. Simcoe lends some spiciness. The body is about medium, and the mouthfeel is crisp despite the high ABV. Finishes with a clean bitterness signature of simcoe.

Great stuff, but unabashedly boozy and very expensive.

Serving type: bottle

06-23-2012 23:03:57 | More by largadeer
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abeerdude

California

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

06-22-2012 17:42:20 | More by abeerdude
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markasparov

District of Columbia

4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

06-21-2012 17:34:54 | More by markasparov
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manjanai

California

5/5  rDev +16.6%

06-20-2012 03:26:07 | More by manjanai
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JRod1969

New York

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

06-19-2012 01:42:59 | More by JRod1969
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Drinkerofales

California

4.48/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Look is clear light amber, with orange and golden highlights. A huge dirty white head forms and leaves spotty lacing, and dissipated rather slowly.

Smells of grapefruit and orange flesh, with an almost minty herbal spicy aroma. Delightful.

Taste is citrussy, bitter, both are big flavors, and prevalent throughout the taste. A bit of the malt comes through in the middle, and is gone right when it should be. Good balance, and great flavor.

Texture is nice, not too thick nor cloying. A good punch, and some booze in the feel, but not much sting or heat. Very crisp and drinkable for >10%.

I haven't like too many from this brewery to date, but this is stellar. One of the best DIPA's I have had this year. Flavor is huge, but balanced, and is very drinkable.

DOA

Serving type: bottle

06-18-2012 09:30:13 | More by Drinkerofales
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azureoval

California

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

06-18-2012 00:18:29 | More by azureoval
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nataku00

California

4.18/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottle poured into a tulip glass. Beer pours a clear copper color with a half a finger of loose bubbly white head. Head dissipates quickly to a thin head. Plenty of carbonation floating up, which is surprising for such a high abv beer.

Really big nose on this, right after opening the bottle. Tropical fruits, pineapple and passionfruit, orange, grapefruit, but also a bit boozy. Pretty nice fruity smelling ipa.

Taking a sip, bitter citrus upfront, mellowing into some lighter tropical fruit flavors and a touch of pine. Middle of the tongue, a bit of caramel malt and booze. Finishes with bitter citrus and pine hops, lasting quite a while.

Medium body with good carbonation. Boozy, but not too hot, and it is drinkable, though slowly. Big flavor on this one, though not as much tropical fruit as I would have expected after the nice aroma.

Serving type: bottle

06-16-2012 03:54:08 | More by nataku00
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mjr2377

California

4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

06-15-2012 12:56:54 | More by mjr2377
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iskeptopotamus

California

4/5  rDev -6.8%

06-14-2012 03:28:14 | More by iskeptopotamus
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Hopdaemon39

New York

4.53/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 22 oz bottle into a wine glass- pours a clear golden orange color with less than a finger of head, only a soap sud thing of retention, barely any lacing. Beautiful color but not as sticky lacing as I was expecting.

Smells very strongly of pine and resin, a little mint, some nice pale malt sweetness, a tiny bit of booze.

Tastes great- big bold pine hop flavors, good amount of bitterness, some pale malt sweetness, lots of resin. Great DIPA- really bold west coast hop flavors. Floral and juicy pine hops. Still get some of the mint flavor. I can't really taste any hint of booze but I've come to associate mint with high abv.

Mouthfeel is great- light to medium bodied, moderately carbonated, a good amount of resiny stickiness. I like this one- I would get it if I saw it again.

Serving type: bottle

06-11-2012 04:43:28 | More by Hopdaemon39
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SHODriver

Louisiana

4.05/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a duvel glass

A: pours a deep orange with a very small white head with minimal retention. nut surprised about the head with the ABV
S: smells of cat piss, pine, some citrus and a bit of sweet orange. Slight sweetness from the malt but the cat piss was strong with this one
T: herbal and piney up front with the malt backbone struggling to make a presence, some sweet citrusy hop flavor as well. swallow is very piney with a bit of caramel malt
M: pretty good feel for the ABV, nice soft carb and on the upper side of medium bodied
O: A monster of an imperial IPA with great flavors and plenty of hop kick

Serving type: bottle

06-09-2012 10:59:58 | More by SHODriver
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kyager2000

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

06-09-2012 01:28:11 | More by kyager2000
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Rado

California

4/5  rDev -6.8%

06-08-2012 17:00:18 | More by Rado
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leodarko

California

3.75/5  rDev -12.6%

06-08-2012 15:32:36 | More by leodarko
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drewone

California

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

06-08-2012 06:05:23 | More by drewone
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PerHops

California

4.6/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- Very nice looking IPA

S-Lots of hops, but the malt backbone is evident too.

T- Tons of citrus, orange marmalade, sticky tropical fruit, dank herbal notes. Super good. Maybe a touch too sweet, but barely. Actually pretty complex.

M- Good level of carb, no complaints.

O- I am way more impressed by this than I expected to be. I put this up there with the best of them in this style.

Serving type: bottle

06-08-2012 00:51:41 | More by PerHops
Simtra from Knee Deep Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 1,233 ratings.