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Simtra - Knee Deep Brewing Company

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Ratings: 1,321
Reviews: 226
rAvg: 4.29
pDev: 9.56%
Wants: 179
Gots: 139 | FT: 15
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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BeerBeast

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

10-12-2012 02:41:25 | More by BeerBeast
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warnerry

Michigan

4.1/5  rDev -4.4%

A - Pours clear orange with golden brown and essentially no head.

S - Very nice aroma. Lots of citrus and resninous hops , and lots of tropical fruit. Surprisingly, not much booze in the aroma, though it does come in more with succesive whiffs.

T - Quite a bit of pine in the taste, that I did not get from the aroma, along with lots of citrus and tropical fruits. Nice bitterness throughout. Some juicy citrus as well as bitter. Some booze is apparent, but not distracting. Definitely the least malty "triple" IPA I've had, which is a good thing.

M - Medium mouthfeel with a nice resiny bitterness.

O - Very nice flavors with the malts kept in check. Some numbing/warming alcohol, but surprisingly kept in check for such a big beer. Wouldn't drink this everyday, but I'd have it again.

10-11-2012 00:22:12 | More by warnerry
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Hardcore

Hawaii

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

10-08-2012 05:54:59 | More by Hardcore
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BeerHunter76

Texas

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

10-07-2012 23:48:56 | More by BeerHunter76
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PopnLoads

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

10-07-2012 20:06:06 | More by PopnLoads
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vande

Illinois

4.53/5  rDev +5.6%

a - solid gold; the $3500/ounce kind. Beautiful, thick, fluffy white head. This beer, from just the appearance, screams drink me.

s - Close your eyes and imagine - walking into a field overflowing with fresh, yet ripe, needing to be picked hops. That's where I thought I was when I took a whiff. Excellent aroma!

t - Taste buds shouted "God damn!" Very smooth flowing, liquid nectar that leave the mouth full of a citrus and piney mixture of hop heaven.

m - smooth, not overly bitter, medium in body. quite nice

o - One Fine Beer! I'd drink another if I had one!!

10-06-2012 01:07:14 | More by vande
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AlaskanYoung

Arkansas

4/5  rDev -6.8%

10-05-2012 23:05:52 | More by AlaskanYoung
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Texasfan549

Texas

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

10-05-2012 13:50:31 | More by Texasfan549
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WesM63

Ohio

4.43/5  rDev +3.3%

Poured from a 22oz bottle into a snifter.

A: Pours a clear amber orange with a 1finger white head. Minimal retention and lacing.

S: Smells of beautiful tropical citrus with a hint of booze peaking through.

T: Hop forward, tons of citrus and a tiny bit of pine resin and bitterness. Finishes with some malty sweetness. Heat from the middle to the finish.

M: Medium to full body and medium carbonation.

O: Overall, excellent. Huge amounts of tropical citrus, fair amounts of bitterness. A bit much booze but really excellent.

10-05-2012 01:01:54 | More by WesM63
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RobEzombie


4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

10-04-2012 06:22:39 | More by RobEzombie
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kjkinsey

Texas

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

10-03-2012 16:17:47 | More by kjkinsey
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Beerenauslese

California

4/5  rDev -6.8%

Body is clear and deep gold with a foamy head, with little retention, dissipating quickly to ring and no lacing.

Intense hops smell, very grapefruity, high alcohol.

This tastes very intense, somewhere above PTY and below Sink the Bismarck--though nowhere nearly as high in alcohol. A tasty biscuity malt bill is balanced by a huge amount of citrusy hops--grapefruit and orange. All the taste action is upfront, the malt, hops, and fizz seize the tongue, give it a good working over, and then give it up gradually in a very long, wet finish, with just a little bitterness. Maybe there is no finish, it is more like getting a big clip to the head that you gradually recover from. A little soda element to this, but very clean and well-balanced. My preference would be that the Citra could be a bit more prominent than the grapefruity Simcoe, but that's just me.

The body is light and the carbonation is fine; together they churn up the IBUs as they scrub the tongue and everything else around it. Just a bit much, actually.

The alcohol is high and noticeable, but it is fairly well matched by the malt and hops. This is a really intense IPA, worthy of Triple IPA status and of drinking respect.

10-02-2012 23:32:09 | More by Beerenauslese
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OBeerMeGreatOne

California

4.55/5  rDev +6.1%

Pours a brilliant gold with a surprising inch of head. Webs of lace stick to the glass until the finish.

Pine, flowers, caramel and citrus mingle with a hint of booze and biscuit. Mmm mmm, get in my damn mouth already!

Pine, grapefruit and toffee are the first flavors that hit me. Booze comes in a tiny bit too much, I liked it better when in was around 10%, but I won't complain. There is a slight grassy/floral note and biscuit to smooth it out. Goes down just a little too hot. It isn't overwhelming, just noticable.

One amazing beer! I'd rank it with Russian River's Pliny the Elder in terms of complexity and hop forward awesomeness. Get one or two if you can!

09-29-2012 04:24:51 | More by OBeerMeGreatOne
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wattershed

California

4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

09-26-2012 16:53:54 | More by wattershed
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pixieskid

Germany

3/5  rDev -30.1%

09-24-2012 06:59:10 | More by pixieskid
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SchuStar

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -12.6%

09-18-2012 03:10:08 | More by SchuStar
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eorwar

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

09-17-2012 09:14:47 | More by eorwar
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ObeMaltKinobee

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -12.6%

09-16-2012 08:31:20 | More by ObeMaltKinobee
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ngeunit1

California

4.7/5  rDev +9.6%

A - Pours a fairly clear golden-orange with a finger of frothy white head. The head fades down at a normal pace leaving behind some nice lacing.

S - Aroma is full of grapefruit, tropical, citrus, and light pine hops with some sweet caramel and biscuit malts and a touch of booze.

T - Starts off with lots of grapefruit, tropical, and citrus hops with some good bitterness and some sweet caramel malts. Through the middle, some pine hops come through with some more lightly resiny bitterness and some biscuit malts. The finish is a mix of grapefruit and citrus hops good bitterness and some sweet caramel malts with a touch of booze.

M - Medium-full bodied with moderate carbonation. Feels smooth with a dry, bitter, and lightly warming finish.

D - Very drinkable. Really great big hoppy profile with good bitterness and great balance throughout.

09-16-2012 08:04:08 | More by ngeunit1
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Softestdog

Florida

3.25/5  rDev -24.2%

09-13-2012 01:23:10 | More by Softestdog
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DCon

Missouri

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

09-12-2012 05:49:26 | More by DCon
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bsuedekum

Missouri

4/5  rDev -6.8%

09-12-2012 02:09:12 | More by bsuedekum
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EgadBananas

Louisiana

3.95/5  rDev -7.9%

Pours an orange color, with a near white head of a finger. Not bad given the alcohol. Aroma is bright citrus, tropical fruits, bread crusts, and a hint of booze. Taste is a hair boozy, highly citrus, tropical fruits, mango, bready malts. Rich, creamy, full bodied.

This is a BIG IPA. One and done.

09-08-2012 02:16:11 | More by EgadBananas
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arizcards

Arizona

4/5  rDev -6.8%

Picked up a bomber from BevMo in mid August for $10.49. No freshness date.

Beer poured golden orange with a nice white head that is leaving lacing behind.

Nose is perfect, tropical aromas permeate this brew, even halfway down my first glass.

Taste is a huge pale and caramel malt backbone which leads to a sweet base. Finish is an overwhelming amount of tropical, citrus, and piney hops. There is a slight burn with the finish due to the abv being over 11%.

Mouthfeel is pretty smooth, medium bodied.

Overall this is a pretty interesting beer. Love the nose on this beer but the burny aftertaste is a bit distracting. Don't get me wrong, i can handle a high ibu brew but this is too much even for my palate. But i love that nose!

09-08-2012 01:27:59 | More by arizcards
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funkel81

California

3.5/5  rDev -18.4%

09-06-2012 03:37:08 | More by funkel81
Simtra from Knee Deep Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 1,321 ratings.