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Simtra - Knee Deep Brewing Company

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Ratings: 1,303
Reviews: 225
rAvg: 4.29
pDev: 9.56%
Wants: 179
Gots: 134 | FT: 16
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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4.3/5  rDev +0.2%

A - Beautiful looking IPA. Dark clear amber color. Pours with a nice finger head. Bubbles keep coming up through the beer and a nice thin white head remains with lacing while drinking the entire glass.

S - Tropical nummy fruit smells. Picking up mango, pineapple, and with a little grape fruit. Slight hint of maltiness in the background of the fruits.

T - Taste is not as good as the smell. Fruits are less distinct, big malt backbone comes through, with a sweet caramel flavor. Alot of alcohol on the finish. The alcohol is not integrated and hence very noticeable.

M - Very smooth moutaste. hfeel. Somehow even though the alcohol comes out in the taste, this doesn't have the thin tingly finish I associate with an alcohol taste. Quite nice.

O - Very good double / triple IPA. Enjoyed the bomber quite alot and am now buzzed. 11.75 alcohol will do that. If my beer memory serves me this is a slight notch below pliny the younger to which it's often compared for geographic reasons. I'd say this isn't good enough to prevent me from spending an few hours in the younger line, but it's still an excellent beer.

04-19-2014 01:36:57 | More by Wolberjs
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4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

04-18-2014 17:06:51 | More by Symz
Photo of BEERchitect


4.23/5  rDev -1.4%

With the notion of "Double IPA" representing the broad spectrum of IPA that exceeds the normal range of the style, "Imperial IPA" emerges as the thirst for hops and hibernation grows. So that ceiling to the imperial style is pushed higher with the likes of Devil Dancer, Molotov Cocktail, Hi-Res and the like, and now add Simtra to the mix.

A shade darker than the typical pale, there's just a denser appearance that's held even though its clarity is bright and its color are shades of gold. Its eggshell-white foam swirls from beneath before it settles on top with a whipped topping texture. As the beer recedes, the glass is adorned with intricate lacing with each and every sip.

Pungent to the nose, there's an herbal lace to a malt backbone that's caramel-meets-toffee and a toasted nutty scent. As the malt character is high, so are the hops- meeting the grain intensity with its own leafy, citrus, herbal and tropical medley- leading to an all-around scent that's something of caramel-dipped cannabis.

On the mouth, its caramel-sweet flavor is creamy, rich and over-cooked; taking on toffee, sorghum and buckwheat with all those nutty and toasty flavors seeping into the taste buds. As the taste seems satisfying, the middle invites the citrusy tone of hops- deriving a honey-dipped mandarin orange, red grapefruit, passion-fruit and apricot flavor. The taste veers toward herbacious tones as its fruit flavor tilts leafy, tea-like and with resinous pine bitterness even as slivers of cannabis, verbena and sassafras peak through at times.

Its texture is rich as all those alcohol-laced sweetnesses cling to the soft tissues of the mouth, but it clings there begging for the hop bitterness to batter them and carry them off into a deeply bitter-sweet finish of high spicy-warmth and prickling-bitter ethanol as well.

Simtra is a fascinating taste that's fine letting the malts lead in one taste but then demanding of its hops the next. To and fro, this continues sip after sip as the taste is saturated by all the wonderful and challenging flavors within. Its a flirtatious ale, as I'm slightly frustrated with it, I keep coming back to that glass. I'll hate to see her go...

04-18-2014 05:43:35 | More by BEERchitect
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4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

04-17-2014 05:39:02 | More by Kramerwtmf
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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

04-17-2014 03:49:30 | More by bleeps
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Rhode Island

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

04-15-2014 23:44:07 | More by Mikecap
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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

04-15-2014 17:40:02 | More by dctriman
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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

04-15-2014 01:33:55 | More by Gunch52
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4/5  rDev -6.8%

04-15-2014 00:12:05 | More by beernads
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New Brunswick (Canada)

4/5  rDev -6.8%

04-14-2014 16:56:04 | More by berley31
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3/5  rDev -30.1%

04-13-2014 20:53:44 | More by EdTheEdge
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4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

04-13-2014 15:47:12 | More by Edvice04
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4.34/5  rDev +1.2%

A - Pours a cloudy amber with a two-finger foamy white head. Light amount of sticky lacing.

S - Nice aroma of resinous piney hops and tropical fruits.

T - Starts off sweet with a nice bready maltiness and then a big punch of resinous piney hops. Finish has some juicy tropical fruits present with a lasting hop bitterness.

M - Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Dry finish.

O - Awesome Triple IPA. Rediculously easy drinking for 11.25% ABV. An awesome hop bomb.

04-13-2014 03:48:37 | More by TreyIsWilson
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New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

04-13-2014 03:13:33 | More by markgugs
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North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

04-13-2014 01:19:20 | More by inspektor
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West Virginia

3.99/5  rDev -7%

Bottled 1/16/14, poured into a tulip

A- Pours a dark amber orange color with a small creamy off-white head that retains long after the pour, leaving some small patches of short-lasting lace behind

S- citrus hop aroma up front with some sharp grassy notes. Also picking up notes of hemp, herbal and earthy tones. Toasted bready malt underlying

T- big hop punch up front gives flavors of citrus, mango, grass, mint and some leafy notes. The malt sweetness is just as big as the hop kick with underlying bready almost doughy flavors leading to a sweet finish

M- thick and viscous body with medium prickly carbonation leads to a thick and foamy mouthfeel and a creamy finish. Lots of alcohol warmth on the linger

O- big and bold, this one packs a punch. I've noticed that with a lot of the "triple" IPA's that are over 11%, they seem to drink like a barley wine. This one was the same, I enjoyed it but prefer the hops to shine a little more on their own whiten it comes to DIPA's

04-13-2014 00:08:50 | More by Treyliff
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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

04-13-2014 00:04:48 | More by zerocrane
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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

04-12-2014 18:00:29 | More by TXhomebrewer
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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

04-12-2014 13:39:55 | More by Ken_P
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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

04-11-2014 23:08:04 | More by BG24
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4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

04-11-2014 19:13:52 | More by Jack_Tripper86
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4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

04-11-2014 17:21:37 | More by Matthew1788
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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

04-10-2014 18:00:44 | More by quine
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5/5  rDev +16.6%

04-10-2014 13:58:09 | More by calivessel
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4/5  rDev -6.8%

04-10-2014 01:04:46 | More by GopherPharmer
Simtra from Knee Deep Brewing Company
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