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Simtra - Knee Deep Brewing Company

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1,399 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,399
Reviews: 230
rAvg: 4.29
pDev: 9.56%
Wants: 178
Gots: 163 | FT: 17
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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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

cwxc818, Jul 19, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

JCam9981, Jul 19, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

Scumbag6, Jul 18, 2014
Photo of Immortale25
4.65/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Poured into a Dogfish Spiegelau glass. Label says 06/13/14

A- What the hell? Pours a murky very dark amber that's on the edge of being light brown with a 1/4 inch off-white head that retains a bit before becoming a thick ring around the edge of the glass and a bubbly side patch of surface foam. Resilient lacing leaves a thick ring behind.

S- Nice duality of citrusy hops and sweet, slightly toasty malt.

T- The flavor mirrors the aroma but is even more impressive as the hop/malt ratio is pretty much perfect and the alcohol is insanely well hidden. Definitely a sipper as the bitterness lingers and you do start feeling the heat after multiple sips but it tastes great, even as it warms. Earthy and piney with a candy-like caramel finish. Zesty, yet peppery. Sweet but has just enough bitterness to round out the flavor profile.

M- Oily and slightly sharp from the hops with medium carbonation and a body leaning toward the fuller side.

O- Now this is a "Triple IPA" I can get behind. There are certainly some barleywine characteristics here but it fits within the flavor profile of an IPA more than any other "Triple IPA" I've had thus far. So unique and completely different from what I was expecting. For instance, I didn't realize it would be quite this drinkable. Be careful with this one. The more I drink this, the more I realize it's the perfect hi-octane IPA for me.

Immortale25, Jul 18, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

Cam1991, Jul 17, 2014
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3.61/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottled 5/23/14 and pulled off a room temp shelf at bevmo in N California on a road trip. A - deep amber much darker than the only other TIPA I've tasted Boneyard Notorious. 1 finger off white head with good retention and lacing through the entire glass. N - little grassy but mostly toffee, caramel. T - caramel, toffee, orange, an odd peppery taste with a lot of alcohol heat on the finish. M - nice sparkling light oily mouthfeel. Full body. O - not at all what was expected. No dank citrus. Slight grassiness and some orange zest were the only hop characteristics detected. A good barley wine reminiscent of stone 2013 old guardian is the only thing I can compare it too. My first lesson in big box beer outlet buying. Don't buy TIPAs off the room temp racks but I just had to try it. Would love a properly stored bottle to compare this to.

therackman, Jul 17, 2014
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handcrafty, Jul 16, 2014
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danwho, Jul 15, 2014
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core42, Jul 15, 2014
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caaam, Jul 15, 2014
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4.03/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Poured from bottle into Duvel snifter

A - pours a dark amber almost red hue with a thick dense white head that leaves sticky lacing

S - lots of tropical fruit with a slightly citrus/ freshly cut grass note

T - A big kick of sweet tropical fruit, guava, glacier cherries, citrus with pine and warming alcohol finish

M - goes down very smooth for an 11.25% beer, it's very bitter to start but finishes very sweet and warming.

Sam-VW, Jul 14, 2014
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4/5  rDev -6.8%

gr8zehaman, Jul 14, 2014
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5/5  rDev +16.6%

robear, Jul 14, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

ToddThompson, Jul 14, 2014
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4.88/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Mother of hoppiville, this is the real deal! The aroma is in a word, intoxicating - as is the punch it provides to the taste buds and eventually head. A couple of 20 ouncers of this beauty and you best call Uber. How can drinking in so much flavor taste so smooth? After becoming hooked on this lil' number, drinking OTC (over-the-counter) beer has been trashed forever. I'll never go back. The tasting room/ brewery outside of Auburn, CA is Classic craft and the recently added A/C is a welcome upgrade for the summer tasting months. Plenty of games abound including my favorite cornhole. I'm a devoted fan and look forward to sampling many variations from KD. Well done!

bcrowley, Jul 14, 2014
Simtra from Knee Deep Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 1,399 ratings.