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Simtra - Knee Deep Brewing Company

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Ratings: 1,601
Reviews: 251
rAvg: 4.29
pDev: 9.56%
Wants: 179
Gots: 218 | 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:
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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Ratings: 1,601 | Reviews: 251 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of Kerih711
4.24/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Genkii8
4.3/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Ciocanelu
4.24/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of leitmotif
4.27/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of buzzy
4.23/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of fureousangel
4.82/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Just cracked one bottled 16 DEC 14. A pure gem. The immediate fragrance that hit my nose was amazing.

I'm very familiar with this brewery and their product. They are doing some phenomenal things. I recommend tracking it down

Photo of kendollkaff
4.33/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of crbooher
4.99/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of psweendogg
4.23/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of XicanoBeerRun
3.86/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jooler
4/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Really nice hoppy notes. Has an alcohol taste like an imperial ipa. But still is smooth

Photo of scootny
4.29/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Golden amber liquid with a white head that leaves a nice decoration on the glass. Thin covering not top. Big healthy malt backbone with light caramel, sugary dough, a clean light yeast bodied fruitiness. Some pepper wrapped alcohol. Taste is darn near perfect. A malt construct that is bready and sweet. Caramel and crystal malt blend to create a sweet platform that launches the ginormous hop barrage. Pine and citrus abound. Hop resin and oil coat the mouth. Finish is sharp and oily. Kind of longish with a minty flourish. Feel is full with a mild cream touch. An exceptional beer, how can the booze be this well hidden? A great thirst quencher and all day sipper.

Photo of WoodBrew
4.2/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Colby8938
4.16/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JimmyAloysius
4.6/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Lucoli
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Rivcabeerlover
4.71/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Excellent beer! I've had Pliny the Elder on tap at Russian River and this is as close to that as I've had. Light amber color and thin head with some nice lacing on the glass. Strong initial taste with a smooth finish. 11.25 abv!! Overall a great beer! Expensive but worth every penny.

Photo of strokeymcgee
4.51/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This is a really solid beer

Photo of kmoen
4.35/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of wethorseblanket
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of The_Black_Pearl
4.18/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of givemeastout
4.36/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MisSigsFan
4.44/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a clear orange color with a thin white head that leaves some lacing around the glass. Smell is of orange, mango, pineapple, grapefruit, pine, and alcohol. Taste follows the nose but the bitterness and tropical fruits are very up front. Orange, grapefruit and pine come in later. Lingering bitterness that coats your tongue. Alcohol is almost undetectable. Mouthfeel is about as thin as you can get with 11.25% but obviously still on the thicker side. I would like some more carbonation as well. I feel like I would enjoy this more if the bitterness was lessened some to let the aromas really shine. Obviously, the bitterness is there to cover up the alcohol though. Overall, a great TIPA. I had this about a year ago (actually my untappd said it was back in March) and it's incredible how my palate has changed since then. I doubt I would've been able to pick up all the flavors back then. I've heard from several people that this is actually the same recipe as Pliny the Younger. I'm guessing that was just BS to use as a selling point. Most "clones" show no Citra in the recipe, but a hop bill more similar to Elder (Centennial, CTZ, Simcoe, Amarillo). This bottle was labeled 10/31/14 so freshness is somewhat a factor. I'm actually surprised at how good a two week old TIPA has held up. I'm going to guess that if this were around 2 weeks old there would be quite a difference in the hop presence. Nowhere near the dreaded barleywine territory most DIPAs/TIPAs face after a few months. Good on Knee Deep for making several high quality and high ABV DIPAs though. Especially year round ones.

Photo of joeyjoey104
4.13/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Coldstorage
4.31/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a bomber bottled on 12/4/2014. Some folks seem to think that this, when fresh, can give the younger a run for its money. Having not had it on tap, I suppose i'm not totally qualified to say but I remember younger having more vanilla and less bitterness making it.. well.. marginally better. Still a tasty beer when fresh.

Simtra from Knee Deep Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 1,601 ratings.