Simtra - Knee Deep Brewing Company

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Reviews: 274
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rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 10.07%
Wants: 205
Gots: 330 | FT: 15
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Knee Deep Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  11.25% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: baggio on 02-12-2012

Simtra Triple IPA delivers a punch in the face with its very danky hop aroma derived from Simcoe and Citra hops. You wanted more hops you got them.
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Photo of mdfb79
4.21/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

From 05/22/13 notes. Bottle was dated as 04/29/13, so about three weeks old. 22 oz. bomber into my Bell's tulip.

a - Pours a hazy orange-golden color with one finger of fluffy white head and moderate carbonation evident. Some light lacing on the glass.

s - Smells of citrus hops, oranges, pine hops, grapefruit, fruity malts, and tropical fruits. Tons of citrus and fruit, awesome fresh hoppy nose. I like it a lot.

t - Tastes of citrus hops, grapefruit, pine hops, oranges, lemon zest, tropical fruits, fruity malts, and resin. Taste is lightly bitter at first with lots of citrus. The more I drink it, the more bitterness that comes out in the taste.

m - Medium body and moderate carbonation. There is some moderate bitterness in the mouthfeel the more I drink it.

o - Overall a very nice DIPA...they call it a Tripple IPA, whatever that means. Awesome hoppy nose with a ton of fresh tropical fruits and citrus hops. The taste is quite bitter if you drink a lot of it, and has a lot more grapefruit, but it's also very good. Definitely worth checking out if you like big hoppy West Coast DIPA's...would like to have it again. (1,132 characters)

Photo of RaulMondesi
2.1/5  rDev -50.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 1 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.75

Bottled 4-23-13

What in the sweet hell is going on with this thang? This is the worst smelling thing that I have smelt since my ex ate curried goat and then tried to slip me some frenchie frenchie. What in the...? Raul heard many great things about this guy, but the taste lies a bit thin like Jarred after a 5 dollar foot long - and quite frankly, it is a bit rancid.

Not into it. Not into it at all.

*Something wrong had to have happened to this thing

*Nope, tried it again and it was just as rank (503 characters)

Photo of TofuDC5
4.67/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

A: A nice amber and orange shade. Almost no head after pour.

S: The most distinguishing trait of this beer; Resembled Pliny The Younger - yes, I've had the opportunity of enjoying that one. Very robust aroma of apple, orange, and pineapple. Very satisfying.

T: As it smells. Easy to drink due to the excellent balance of hops and fruit.

M: I was probably expecting Simtra to be hoppier than it was. Smooth.

O: I enjoyed this one and plan to drink this again very soon. If you're into IPAs at all, you'll love it. Best drank in a tulip glass (imho) where you can truly appreciate the aroma, which lasts even after you've tasted it. (634 characters)

Photo of brewandbbq
4.38/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

22oz bottle dated 3/5/13 from the Jug Shop, SF.

Pours clear gold with a slight chill haze and a two inch white head after a bit of a stretch-pour. The remaining lacework appears to be from the initial head retreat and not after.

Aromatics are pungently filled with tropical fruit. Mango, apricot, pear, tangerine, and melon.

Medium bodied and light on the palate given the high ABV.

Bright tropical fruit with a boozy backbone start the palate. Intense amounts of fruity, citrusy hops with a firm bitterness. Malt level is low.

Finishes pretty dry with lingering fruit and warming alcohol.

Many have attempted a triple IPA, but few have pulled it off without the beer tasting like a barleywine. This one in fact pulls it off. Great beer. (745 characters)

Photo of MNishCT77
4.23/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

22 oz. bottle purchased at Ales Unlimited in San Francisco, CA, bottled on 3/30/13, poured into a hotel style glass and drank over ~30 minutes.

A: 4.5 - amber-brown coloration, strong hop haze (couldn't read through it), white quarter-finger head subdues into minimal glass lacing, big time alcohol legs at 11.5%!

S: 4 - I'll admit that the bottle might be past prime, but this smells more like a hoppy American barleywine that an IPA; big alcohol/bourbon notes with background hop qualities (grapefruit, pine, etc.)

T: 4.25 - in conjunction with the aroma, there are really big time alcohol notes in the taste; yet, at the front of the tongue, there is a moderate bitterness (the alcohol definitely subdues the 131 IBU) which resolves into a complex malt character still more reminiscent of a hopped-up American BW than an IPA - caramel sweetness predominates for me

M: 4.5 - big, big booze, chewy complex, large alcohol notes --> again, why "triple IPA" instead of American barleywine

O: 4.25 - I liked this, but, to be frank, it's not a 95; tastes more like SN's Bigfoot than any of the world class imperial IPAs; the closest imperial IPA that I can think of is Avery's Maharaja, which, for hop quality, blows this out of the water; still, it's enjoyable, and, if I can ever find it again, especially superfresh, I'll return. (1,336 characters)

Photo of magictacosinus
4.29/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Thanks, Jon. Another newfangled "triple IPA" that's gotten a lot of buzz. Excited to have tried it, but fortunate that I split it. Poured into a tulip glass. Consumed on 05/12/13. Review is from my notes.

The appearance is a highly oily, amber golden clear color complete with a surprising amount of head - about 1.5 fingers worth. Indeed, what's more surprising is that the head and carbonation lasts throughout, which is not as easy feat to accomplish. Bubbles are very minimal throughout, although the clear, glowing body of the beer is very presentable. Ridiculously viscous - the alcohol legs were everywhere on this thing. Looks pretty awesome, but I fear it will be a booze bomb.

The aroma tells me otherwise, but at the same time provides me tons - and I mean TONS - of hop resinous aromas that I don't think I've experienced ever. There an initial burst of bitterness and citrus sweetness, which quickly changes to a diverse bouquet of fruits, from passion fruit to mango, from blood oranges to strawberries. Very fruity, although maybe a little floral at the finish. Earthy as all hell, and combined with the syrupy, toffee-like flavors from the malts, it becomes even more rustic. This is drowned in hops, almost to the point where I can't make out anything else - not even the alcohol. However, it is a fascinating experience, especially with the passion fruit/strawberry combo they have this going towards. Very astringent - it's almost as if the hop residue gets caught in the nostrils with each whiff.

Well, the flavor is not as explosive in fruitiness as the aroma, but it is very enjoyable. There's an immediate bittered, candied fruitiness that comes right with each sip, followed by a syrupy malty backbone that is drenched in the booze. Due to the oily, astringent character of the beer, there is no alcohol presence, although there is a burn. The fruits range from mango to passion fruit to, at times, papaya. Just as in the case of Palate Wrecker, the malt caramelized syrup holds up the fort with the hop invasion, and makes this relatively easy to drink. The present carbonation makes this a juicy drinking experience. Given the high ABV and volatile nature of the hops, this is definitely something that should be consumed quickly and in smaller portions in order to get the full experience. It's intense, but it's something I didn't have troubles finishing.

This is a totally nuts hop-forward experience, almost to the point of excessiveness, but luckily the malt backbone does wonders in maintaining character and making the fruity, tropical notes feel full-bodied. Definitely worth tracking down, and *definitely* worth making note of the freshness of this product. This would not age well at all. Super resinous unlike any DIPA I've had to date. Recommended! (2,791 characters)

Photo of thebigredone
4.66/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to xtent for hooking me up with this as an extra!

Pours a medium golden-orange, nice head.

Great aroma coming out of the glass, when cold the beer gives off a wonderful tropical/citrus fruit aroma. When warm, booze takes over and dominates.

Taste also varies as the beer gets warmer. When cooler, the citrus fruits dominate with a great orange flavor and minimal booze. As the beer warms to room temp, the fruit becomes slightly more subdued, and the beer has a more balanced rofile with the booze taking a much more significant role.

Mouthfeel was great, a little slick and oily on the tongue, but not overly so.

Overall, this was a kick-ass TIPA. Definitely something I will seek out again. (704 characters)

Photo of ToriBug13
4.4/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Knee Deep Brewing Co. Simtra Triple IPA: Lincoln, CA

-22oz bottle, ABV 11.25%

-Poured into a Sam Adams glass

-Appearance: Wow! The head on this beer is fantastic! Nice lacing too! Beautiful amber color.

-Smell: Definite citrus, sweet malt! Excellent aroma on this beer!!!

-Taste & Mouth Feel: VERY NICE! Hops balanced with malt, and a citrus finish. Medium body, clean finish, good carbonation. This is one of the best beers I've had in a while. I will definitely be bringing this into my store! (501 characters)

Photo of maximum12
3.55/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to kyle2k10 for...what's that you say? Yes, this is the 36th beer from that 'box' he sent me, which more resembled a container car. Finally getting to the bottom. FreightWay is coming to get the near-empty out of the driveway tomorrow. 22 oz. bottle split with my wife.

Pop & pour is a fuddled orange that's not see-through, but I can see the shadow-puppets of my fingers through it. Nose isn't quite the roll I expected from a 'triple' IPA, some citrus, pine, & plenty of sweetness.

Simtra is slick wrapped in oil. The first impression isn't even taste, but the slipperiness of the mouthfeel; might make good gear oil for my boat's little Mercury. Pine flowers littered with bitterness back the slider, along with an earthy dankness...dank. I know people love it, but I've never been a fan, & it detracts from the experience. Malts come on like half-baked sweetbread. Endgame is a long, lingering french-kiss of bitterness. Twenty-two ounces of this would be a chore; eleven is about right.

The earth-n-mud character really dampened my enjoyment of this beer, & the trait grew stronger as it warmed. Good, solid IIPA that doesn't really rise above a ton of other good, solid IIPAs. (1,195 characters)

Photo of LiverBelly
4.8/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Pure and simple, if you have never tried Pliny the Younger, this is the closest you can get w/o traveling to Santa Rosa or waiting in a ridiculous line. On the Westcoast this beer was highly coveted a year ago; now you can readily find it on the shelf. It's a no-brainer. (271 characters)

Photo of Raven3464
4.8/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Appearance: This sexy brew pours a beautifully hazy, copper body with a one finger head. This degree of retention is rare

Smell: It smells like Christmas trees in a bottle. Grapefruit and pineapple can also be noticed but the pine aroma really shines through. Seriously, you can smell this baby from a few feet across the room. This is godly for a hop head and quite possibly the best smelling DIPA I’ve ever had.

Taste: Hops, hops, and more hops. Pine and fresh grapefruits are complimented by a sweet malt flavor on the back of the tongue.

Mouth feel: It is thick, oily, and sticky with a great amount of carbonation to prepare the palate for the hop explosion in the next sip.

Overall: This is one of the best double (triple?) IPAs I’ve ever had. Thanks to Knee Deep Brewing Company for this gem. (810 characters)

Photo of RattleheadKV2
4.85/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a 22oz bomber bottled on 2/25/13, into a Duvel tulip

Appearance: Pours a hazy golden orange with about a a finger and a half of dense white head that dissipates to a cap of foam that resides til the end.

Smell: Juicy, resinous hops. A little bit catty and a lot of tropical fruits, as well as a nice kiss of malt sweetness coming though.

Taste: Delicious, juicy, piney, catty, and tropical fruit hop flavors punch you in the mouth while riding on a wave of bitterness. Towards the back you get a slight alcohol warmth as well as a subtle, sweet breadiness coming from the heavy malt backbone.

Mouthfeel: Perfectly crisp and dry with a very pleasant medium bodied mouthfeel.

Overall: Simply an amazing hop assault on the tastebuds. A shining example of a DIPA/IIPA. (781 characters)

Photo of angrybabboon
4.18/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Consumed 3/31/13

Split with Goblinmunkey7

Appearance: Pours with remarkable clarity - golden orange, very pretty when held up to the face - bright, white head - fades to a few wisps of a cap, leaves some spots and streaks of lacing

Smell: Big and hoppy, with some interesting and unexpected aromas - tropical, with lots of citrus, and some sweet onion - loads of oily grapefruit, with citrus peels and zest, floral notes - something that distinctly smells like sweet onion to me - big malts, with some sweetness, and a touch of alcohol (not much considering the 11.25%ABV)

Taste: Mouth destroying in a great way - intensely hoppy, as one would expect for something labeled as a "triple IPA" - floral, tropical, loads of citrus, and some pine - oily, wet orange and grapefruit - resinous pine - sticky, straight-up hop resins - some tropical notes, and some more layers of citrus appear as this warms up - high level of bitterness, with some leafyness, grassiness - big malts, mostly pale, some caramel, an interesting sweetness (crystal malts?) - some candy-like sweetness, somehow not too sweet - some alcohol

Mouthfeel: On the heavy side of medium, borderline full body, low carbonation, smooth and oily

Overall: Knee Deep... in hops?

This is pretty crazy, as advertised. Intensely hoppy, big, and bold. I'm not particularly in love with the onion aroma, but I find this to be typical in beers with absurd levels of hops. This is a palate wrecker in a great way. I'm glad I had a chance to try this. (1,508 characters)

Photo of Goblinmunkey7
4.16/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Thanks to angrybabbon for picking this up while in San Francisco.

Appearance: Perfectly clear gold with some darker orange notes at the edges. Tiny bright-white collar with a spotty almost non-existent cap. Spots of oily lacing.

Smell: Pine resin and.tons of citrus. Tropical fruit. Tangerine, a touch of pineapple and mango. Sweet candied hops. Tangerine flesh, pine needles and juicy fruit flesh. Malt backbone is minimal, but has some caramel malts and a slight biscuity finish. Straight up pine needle bitterness on the back. Alcohol and a good bit of it.

Taste: Simcoe bitterness, complete with bitter pine needle and resin. Citra tropical fruit explosion. Tangerine flesh with a touch of pineapple. Malts are slightly bready with some caramel sweetness, but it's completely dominated by the hop profile. Lingering bitterness with enough tropical fruit juiciness to keep it interesting. Spearmint. Grapefruit rind. Warming adds a bit more cooked malt sweetness. Sharp bite of alcohol on the finish.

Mouthfeel: Mediumish body with a slightly above average carbonation, very slight. Somehow manages to be juicy and wet during the sip, but ends with a dry finish. Because that makes sense.

Overall: Not going balls deep, but mid-thigh seems good.

Not sure what makes this Triple, but it's burly. The hop profile is delightful but has no balance at all. Aggressively bitter on the finish. Nicely crafted. A lot to take, but worth seeking out from time to time. (1,472 characters)

Photo of ESPNman
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a Stone IRS Snifter

A - Pours a deep orange/amber. Very little head, but good alcohol legs and lacing. Nearly crystal clear.

S - Woah. Tons of grapefruit and tropical hops. Almost overwhelming, but in a good way. Some sweet malts in there as well, that really bring out a balanced nose to this monster of a beer.

T - Bitter orange rind and bright fruit at the tip of the tongue, followed by a nice sweet malty middle. Lots of citrus and a big pine bite towards the end. Finishes surprisingly dry, and with a bitter (almost tart-like) aftertaste.

M - Thick, chewy, and awesome. The carbonation is there, but is barely visible in the glass. It really coats the mouth and lets you know that it's there.

O - Delicious. Hoppy, overwhelmingly tasty goodness. Yes, it's pretty expensive, but it's worth taking for a spin at least once. It's not "refreshing" and it's not the most perfectly balanced beer, but it is a hop bomb and a half that really satisfies the craving for a big IPA. (995 characters)

Photo of BrantleyJ
4.37/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pour: Dark and roasty amber.

Smell: Definitely get the citrus, mainly grapefruit, with a bit of pine mixed in.

Taste: Grapefruit and pine, just like the nose, upfront but a bit of sweet maltiness in the finish. Very balanced.

Mouthfeel: Crisp to start, a bit sticky on the finish and a touch warming from the alcohol.

Overall: Knee Deep produces some great beers, this one included. A must try if you can find it!

Serving type: bottle (439 characters)

Photo of Samuel906
4.4/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Kind of an interesting color for an IPA; not the usual amber or reddish orange, this takes on a duller, muted brownish amber. Thin off white head, leaves soapy lacing. Smell is absolutely wonderful: huge, fresh citra hops, grapefruit, and honey. Taste is light on the malt side, huge on the citrusy, resinous, piney hops. Some pineapple and honey sweetness. Feel is moderate to heavy, mild carbonation. Easy to drink despite the hefty ABV. Overall, a great beer if you're looking for some heavy duty IPA action. Hops for days and not overly sweet. (547 characters)

Photo of sleuthdog
4.34/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

22oz bottled 2/11/13

Thanks goes out to beachstrength49 for this!

Pour: Clear dark amber and aggressive pour fights to get even a finger amount of dirty white head. Lacing is almost non existent but the alcohol legs are huge on this beer.

Smell: A big smack of citrus hops (orange/tangerine, pineapple, grapefruit, mango) some bitter resin pine hop and some floral notes. There is some caramel, toffee notes in the background.

Taste: Follows the nose perfectly with the citrus up front and in your face in a good way. Orange, tangerine, pineapple, grapefruit, mango and the forest pine notes there, too. Some malt notes give way to a touch of sweetness but that is pretty fleeting as the finish is quite bitter. Alcohol is evident but not distracting in any way to me.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Actually a bit sticky on the finish and a touch warming from the alcohol.

Overall: I am so used to the midwest IPA's and especially fond of the offerings from FFF with their almost patented hop profile. This one however throws me a slight curve ball and I'm liking this a lot. Thanks again to beachstrength49 for sending me not one but two bottles of this west coast gem! (1,198 characters)

Photo of notscenerob
3.96/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

This beer was in a bottle from my local liquor store. It poured a rich amber color with a short off-white head in my tulip. Some lacing, but not too much from this beer. The nose was a bouquet of pungent hops aromas that gave a hint of what was to come. Taste is of citrus and mango and melon with some notable piney kick. The hops were at the very front of this beer, it's a Triple IPA, but they didn't ignore the malts, the subtleties of which come out after the hops become less overwhelming after a few sips. The beer feels like a quality medium bodied ale, nothing spectacular but nothing off either. Overall I'd be happy to drink this again, but there are other beers out there that I'd search out over this one. A quality product I'd pick up again though. (762 characters)

Photo of AgentMunky
3.74/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22 ounce bottle into a DFH IPA glass. Bottled 31 January 2013.

A: Huge head with great retention and lacing. Very clear light gold.

S: Musty, cheesy, and earthy. I'd imagine this is an older bottle if it weren't for the bottled date.

T: Well. That's a beer with shit-tons of hops. How many tons? Shittons. Touches of onions amidst the huge fields of pine and pineapple. Aftertaste is balanced, sweetish,

O: I quite enjoyed it, but I wouldn't go out of my way for it. Huge hops. Would have again. Recommendable. [Apologies for the briefest of reviews. The gentleman who offered the bottle of beer demanded conversation.] (638 characters)

Photo of regspeir
4.2/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured a golden orange with a smallish ½-finger, white head which dissipates to a coating. Carbonation is evident. Nose is tropical fruit, especially pineapple, mango, oranges, and lemon. For a beer this big I expected to have a nose full of alcohol too but it wasn't there.
Taste is a bitter wallop giving way to Grapefruit and pine. There is some carmel that comes in as well as grassiness and malt but the dryness and bitterness remains throughout.
There is the alcohol I expected, in a nice warming in the middle that lasts through the finish. Still, this IS a tongue-buckler foremost, and the mouthfeel is medium, crisp and bitter to fit.
All-in-all, I found it refreshing and would have at it again, given the chance but I still love big DIPA's that are a little better balanced. (787 characters)

Photo of brewskis
4.15/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 4.5

Simcoe and Citra: my two favorite hops! Pours a very hazy ruby orange color with a half finger off white head. Smells of sweet, juicy grapefruit, lots of papaya, mango, pine, fruit punch, almost like a perfume floral smell. Little bit of breadiness in the back but over taken by the hop qualities. Taste starts with the mellower fruits like papaya, mango, pineapple from the citra. Then in the middle you get a carmel flavor, as well as a biscuity note. Also some of the more astringency notes start to creep in like grapefruit and pine from the simcoe. Then the finish is more of the carmel malt, pine, lemon, grapefruit, peach, papaya, mango. Just a symphony of flavors. The finish lasts and a bitter grapefruit and lemon flavor is the last to go. Just enough malt to just cut some of the bitterness from the massive amounts of hops. Definitely do get booze on the finish as well, but that is expected at almost 12%. Gets much better as it warms and the fruity flavors of the hops definitely do come out when it does. Pretty full mouthfeel with moderate carbonation and a creamy, yet oily mouthfeel from the hops. Would love to get my hands on more of this! (1,159 characters)

Photo of Fatehunter
4.17/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A finger of head on a clear, deep amber colored body.
The aroma is a wonderful lemon, grapefruit and bold pine; like you're crushing the hops in your fingers.
The taste has a great big lemon bitterness that is perfectly balanced by the bold malt sweetness. Lots of pine too.
Great smooth texture with moderate carbonation.
Wow. (329 characters)

Photo of McStagger
4.21/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Highly recommended by a friend. Let's see how it stands up.

A: Fairly aggressive pour leads to about a finger of off bleach white head. Head retention is minimal, which is par the course for this very high octane double and triple ipa's. Beer has an excellent clarity. Straw yellow when held up to white light (like my monitor). Turns more of a copper color when held against my desk lamp. Carbonation is moderate and very fine. Tiny bubbles in this one.

S: Absolute blast of bouquet. Massive grapefruit and tropical fruit here. Malt fights its way into it as well, adding a level of caramel and grain sweetness. Smells of overripe stone fruit.

T: Sweet malty intro is quickly enveloped in oily bitterness reminiscent of perfume and pine sap. Borderline astringent. Juicy grapefruit in the mid palate transitions into grapefruit rind or grapefruit oil in the finish. Insane hop bitterness definitely balances the loaded malt bill and ridiculous alcohol content. While not subtle, things do remain in balance. Finish is ridiculously long. Very little alcohol heat perceived

M: As full bodied as they come. Don't expect light, refreshing or any of the other things you can find with single tier IPA's. However, the low carbonation does not translate to a flabby beer. Full bodied without being unctuous.

O: One of the biggest Triple IPA's on the market. Loads of hops with an intense bitterness that stings the nostrils. Perhaps it's the style, but I find the excessively high alcohol levels to distract from the bitterness of the beer. Many of the citrus "refreshment" is lost due to ABV's that consistently clock in over 10. Perhaps that's the nature of the beast. (1,673 characters)

Photo of brewtus
4.15/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Yay welcome to Ohio knee deep. Pours hazy orange. Smell is tons of citrus, lemon, hops, pine, great smell. Taste is just as good as the smell, citrus, pine, buttery, bitter hops. Overall this is a great IPA and one that will hit you quickly at 11.25% (250 characters)

Simtra from Knee Deep Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 274 ratings.