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Simtra - Knee Deep Brewing Company

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1,223 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,223
Reviews: 214
rAvg: 4.29
pDev: 9.32%
Wants: 170
Gots: 117 | 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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zhivago373

Quebec (Canada)

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

served from a bomber, bottled on 26th of May - barely one month old. I MUST caution, this beer should be enjoyed as fresh as possible. i had Simtra that was 4 months old and it tasted like a barleywine, which isn't bad, but it was certainly not the experience this beer was meant to elicit.

pours a deep golden orange, not very hazy but not crystal clear either. forms a thin rocky head that dissipates quickly into soft foam atop the beer.

smells of pungent, earthy hops (the simcoe) and tropical, sweet hops (the citra). perhaps a hint of pine in the back, mixed with the pungent, sticky simcoe scent. a really dank, resinous beer with lots of sweet and pungent notes.

at the front of the tongue, a big sweet-sugary tropical wash, immediately followed by a bitter pungent bite from the hops. middle of the mouth finds some sweetness and faint malt backbone, followed with linger bitterness from the hops, maybe some of the pine coming out. dry finish with lots of astringency and some sticky coating on the tongue leftover from the mouthfeel of the beer. no taste of alcohol on the tongue and only a slight warming in the belly (first sips i had on a rather empty stomach, so that could be why). just a huge, pungent beer with lots of sweetness and mouthfeel.

overall, i love this beer. it was the first beer i had that really blew my mind and got me into craft beer seriously, so it will always have a special importance for me. it's certainly a big beer, at 11.25%abv and 131IBUs : not for the faint of heart. but still, it is a great, amped-up *triple* IPA.

Serving type: bottle

06-22-2014 18:51:33 | More by zhivago373
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pjs234

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

06-21-2014 21:44:41 | More by pjs234
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CSO

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -12.6%

06-20-2014 23:14:15 | More by CSO
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Nichols33

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

06-20-2014 19:00:53 | More by Nichols33
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Kramerbarthomer

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

06-20-2014 04:47:16 | More by Kramerbarthomer
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T_Hass

California

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

06-20-2014 03:57:40 | More by T_Hass
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Endsley13

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

06-19-2014 20:06:23 | More by Endsley13
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Omonigan

Georgia

5/5  rDev +16.6%

06-19-2014 20:04:17 | More by Omonigan
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kgncfl

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

06-19-2014 17:31:27 | More by kgncfl
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Buddman223


4/5  rDev -6.8%

06-19-2014 06:41:53 | More by Buddman223
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thkrb99

California

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

06-18-2014 22:58:14 | More by thkrb99
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Tim725


4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

06-18-2014 22:25:00 | More by Tim725
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imfatsowhat

California

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

06-17-2014 21:54:30 | More by imfatsowhat
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RKing44

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

06-17-2014 18:13:36 | More by RKing44
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GonzoHomebrewer

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

06-17-2014 16:42:51 | More by GonzoHomebrewer
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Guzzle_McBrew

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -12.6%

06-17-2014 15:38:55 | More by Guzzle_McBrew
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starrdogg

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev -6.8%

06-17-2014 02:08:53 | More by starrdogg
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lochef81

Michigan

4.4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This triple ipa pours a clear copper color with a generous off-white head that gives way to a nice film and lacing. The aroma is super bitter and hoppy. Lots of Pine, grass, grapefruit, and tropical fruit notes. There is also a generous malt undertone and alcohol bite. The mouthfeel us smooth and very near full bodied. It is sticky in the best if ways. A touch more carbonation would actually make it perfect. The flavor is a near perfect blend of bitter hops and malts. There is a lot of bitterness here and a very hot alcohol bite. I like it but it is mot for the faint of heart. Great sipping triple ipa. If you find this....try it!

Serving type: bottle

06-17-2014 00:43:56 | More by lochef81
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Dominic_Decoco

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

06-16-2014 19:09:05 | More by Dominic_Decoco
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meanmutt

Ohio

4/5  rDev -6.8%

06-16-2014 15:22:06 | More by meanmutt
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FLBeerGuy

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

06-15-2014 03:58:58 | More by FLBeerGuy
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jgreenward

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

06-15-2014 03:34:18 | More by jgreenward
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jjheinrichs

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

06-15-2014 00:55:49 | More by jjheinrichs
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robotiks

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

06-14-2014 23:21:18 | More by robotiks
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heytomcat

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -6.8%

06-14-2014 20:41:01 | More by heytomcat
Simtra from Knee Deep Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 1,223 ratings.