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Simtra - Knee Deep Brewing Company

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1,163 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,163
Reviews: 208
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 9.07%
Wants: 167
Gots: 105 | FT: 13
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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Texas

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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Virginia

4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

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California

4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

05-28-2014 02:31:59 | More by Bp123
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LanePerson

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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California

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

05-26-2014 06:05:48 | More by DangerDawg
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Alberta (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

05-25-2014 07:08:30 | More by schnarr84
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pkalix

California

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

05-24-2014 23:41:17 | More by pkalix
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Rifugium

Pennsylvania

3.74/5  rDev -13%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Thanks to Carlos for the bottle as an extra.

Poured into a teku, a cloudy amber liquid, with a foamy off-white head, which receded to a wispy layer, lacing the glass nicely. Nose was actually pretty malty sweet, but there was an obvious oily hop presence, candied citrus peel and tropical fruit. The bottle was only a couple weeks old, so it's not like this should have faded that fast, I just was getting more maltiness than hoppiness. In the taste, sweetness profile like toasted toffee, corn sugar, pine resin, candied citrus peel, mango flesh, lots of toasted bread in the finish, cancelling out any crisp hoppy bitterness. Not a malt-bomb, but not really a hop-bomb either, which was kind of what I was expecting. Body was on the heavier side of medium, with all those malts needed to amp up the ABV, mouthfeel was pretty thick and resinous. There was a slight solvent booze presence, but for 11+% this was a pretty drinkable brew. Decent overall, but too sugary for the style.

Serving type: bottle

05-24-2014 19:23:16 | More by Rifugium
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Oakhtar

California

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

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FrogOut69

California

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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DCLAguy11

California

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

05-23-2014 14:42:27 | More by DCLAguy11
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egrace84

Illinois

4/5  rDev -7%

05-22-2014 23:45:37 | More by egrace84
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Iowa

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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kindbeer

Illinois

4.7/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a bomber bottled on 04/17/14 into a pint glass on 05/22/14.

A - Clear golden orange sunset. Beautiful. 1/2 finger head with almost no lacing.
S- Not overpowering. Hints of sweet citrus, mango, passion fruit with some pine.
T- Follows the nose with the flavor profile being more dominant. Citrus passion fruit with the malts well balanced. Terrific bitterness lingers. The malts compliment the hops extremely well and is not overly sweet. The high ABV is hidden expertly.
M- Medium light carbonation. Goes down super smooth.

Overall this beer is a behemoth of taste. If I were to blind taste this I would guess the ABV at around 8.5, TOPS. A great offering that I will definitely put into a regular rotation. If the smell was stronger and the lacing a little better, I would give this a 5.

Serving type: bottle

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raulazzer

California

4/5  rDev -7%

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TrojanRB

California

4.41/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served from a bomber into a pint glass

Translucent gold with a thin white head

Huge nose. Floral, pine and citrus. Really outstanding.

Taste: sweet citrus up front, finishing with pine and hops. Great. Not a lot of alcohol for a 11.25% beer.

Mouthfeel is light carbonation and slightly oily.

Fantastic beer, will buy again.

Serving type: bottle

05-19-2014 23:35:19 | More by TrojanRB
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Florida

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

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Ohio

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

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California

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California

4/5  rDev -7%

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New Jersey

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New York

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

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Simtra from Knee Deep Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 1,163 ratings.