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Simtra - Knee Deep Brewing Company

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1,227 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,227
Reviews: 214
rAvg: 4.29
pDev: 9.32%
Wants: 171
Gots: 116 | 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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smakawhat

Maryland

3.83/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from the bottle into a Spiegelau IPA glass. Bottled April 15th 2014.

Deep bronze body color, quite clear, minimal rising slow carbonation. A classic thick and soapy off white head with clumping retention, three fingers tall, settles to a finger, with spider like lacing on the glass. A classic looking big IPA.

Nose is juicy. An interesting hop angle. Hints of a balance between earth, dank quality, and herbality. THe dank is winning out on me, but is very well controlled and not large. Hop angle buries much sense of malt backbone or any hints. Faint hint of weed.

This palate is friggin weird. Tingly, and hop forward musty qualities dominate. Earth and weed like aromas splash through the palate, with a solid body. Bitterness on the finish that is really crazy. Novocaine stinging slightly, and very numbing to the senses on the aftertaste. There is a real interesting and fascinating hint of black pepper on this though, which really comes out of nowhere. Hits like a spice angle which I enjoy.

Overall the beer is really all over the place, but has a fascinating hop angle and character, but also some very distracting qualities. It makes me think something really unique is in here but it just needs to be unleashed.

Serving type: bottle

06-04-2014 03:02:25 | More by smakawhat
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BMart

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

06-03-2014 20:41:41 | More by BMart
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jcugafsu

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

06-03-2014 10:48:02 | More by jcugafsu
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Btip1969

California

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

06-03-2014 04:50:41 | More by Btip1969
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MikeyRiles

North Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

06-02-2014 19:05:07 | More by MikeyRiles
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clubarsky91

California

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

06-02-2014 17:59:50 | More by clubarsky91
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OleDixie

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +16.6%

06-02-2014 01:30:37 | More by OleDixie
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KevBot89

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

06-02-2014 01:03:30 | More by KevBot89
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OUJayhawk1799

Oklahoma

4/5  rDev -6.8%

06-01-2014 03:30:53 | More by OUJayhawk1799
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GoGators

New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

05-31-2014 13:14:58 | More by GoGators
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cd34

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

05-31-2014 04:23:01 | More by cd34
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Rochefort10nh

New Hampshire

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

05-30-2014 23:12:14 | More by Rochefort10nh
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DaveOrlowski

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -6.8%

05-30-2014 20:00:01 | More by DaveOrlowski
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Evan

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

05-30-2014 14:55:00 | More by Evan
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neckbracesub

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

05-29-2014 22:10:55 | More by neckbracesub
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The_Drunken_Sniper

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

05-28-2014 22:02:53 | More by The_Drunken_Sniper
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lookrider

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

05-28-2014 14:21:35 | More by lookrider
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HopAttack3

Virginia

4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

05-28-2014 14:14:35 | More by HopAttack3
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Bp123

California

4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

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

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

05-27-2014 01:18:45 | More by LanePerson
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RossFortier

California

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

05-26-2014 22:36:42 | More by RossFortier
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DangerDawg

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

05-26-2014 06:05:48 | More by DangerDawg
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schnarr84

Alberta (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

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

California

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

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

Pennsylvania

3.74/5  rDev -12.8%
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
Simtra from Knee Deep Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 1,227 ratings.