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Simtra - Knee Deep Brewing Company

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1,172 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,172
Reviews: 208
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 9.07%
Wants: 170
Gots: 106 | FT: 14
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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ssgunbond

Belgium

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

03-08-2014 15:19:18 | More by ssgunbond
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Nunya

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

03-08-2014 13:39:42 | More by Nunya
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allstar255

California

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

03-08-2014 05:53:00 | More by allstar255
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alex021224

Michigan

4/5  rDev -7%

03-08-2014 04:33:11 | More by alex021224
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R_J_FearNoBeer

Colorado

4/5  rDev -7%

03-05-2014 04:12:29 | More by R_J_FearNoBeer
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Dag48

Florida

4/5  rDev -7%

03-04-2014 23:01:01 | More by Dag48
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Joshmistake

California

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

03-04-2014 03:44:07 | More by Joshmistake
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monitorpop

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

03-04-2014 03:35:26 | More by monitorpop
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Dolfan907

Louisiana

3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

03-04-2014 03:19:31 | More by Dolfan907
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unclekeith

Alaska

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

03-03-2014 16:18:31 | More by unclekeith
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twenty5

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -18.6%

03-03-2014 15:18:05 | More by twenty5
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Steve_Trick

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

03-03-2014 00:21:14 | More by Steve_Trick
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fox227

California

4.73/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Pours orange gold with a thin head, as expected for the abv, with decent lacing. Smells of citrus/orange/tangerine, pine sap, sweet alcohol, woodsy, slightly earthy and biscuity. The nose also describes the flavor, and everything feels, tastes right in terms of how the beer comes across: this is a BIG Double IPA and expertly features the wonderful simcoe and citra hops in an upfront fruity and earthy attack on the senses with a pleasing level of bitterness; there is a slight malt backbone of biscuit and slight alcohol presence, and while you know it's there, it hides shockingly well, considering what a hoppy beer with a dry finish this is. This is NOT a malty IPA and is very well done for this style - one of the finest I've had.

Serving type: bottle

03-02-2014 23:42:24 | More by fox227
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guityler83

Wisconsin

4.46/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Bottled 12/22/13

A: Three fingers of fine white billowy head was formed in the English style pub glass when poured from the bottle. Great retention. When it did fall a small amount of lacing was left behind. The beer is a gold color with a small haze, but overall pretty standard looking IPA, but with legs.

S: Huge tropical fruit nose, wow. Passion fruit, kiwi, pineapple peaches with an undertone of strawberries. Almost no malt detected, very clean and bright. Alcohol noticed when the beer sat for a few minutes and off gassed the hop aroma.

T: Bright and bold hop bitterness flavor off the bat, the flavor reminds me of fruit juice. Tropical fruit hop flavors similar to the aroma, kiwi passion fruit, mangos, peaches. The malt flavor is very low only a slight toast character.

M: Big alcohol warming (good in my opinion since it drinks like the fruit juice it tastes like) Very dry and light bodied with moderate carbonation.

O: The name serves it justice, Citra and Simcoe are the flavors coming through, but the Citra is dominant. The gravity on this beast is deceiving and I would love a lower example to make it more sessionable, but a nice beer either way. Share it with your favorite hop head and you’ll be appreciated.

Serving type: bottle

03-02-2014 18:19:27 | More by guityler83
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mportnoy

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

03-02-2014 08:24:41 | More by mportnoy
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Adkins1203

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

03-02-2014 07:15:05 | More by Adkins1203
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DannyS

New York

3.59/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottled on 1/16/14. Consumed on 3/2/14. I guess it's not as fresh as the brewer hopes I could drink this, so I'll keep that in mind with this one.

A - Pours a fairly dark yet clear amber, one finger of slightly off-white head and little sticky patches of lacing.

S - Woodsy, resiny, raisiny, and boozy, backed up by some bright floral notes.

T - Phew...this one's a toughie. It's very VERY resiny and almost whiskey-like on the taste, with only a bit of citrus. I probably should have popped this one the moment I got it. It's pretty boozy and bracing at this point. If that's your jam, then cool. But it looks like this DIPA's quality goes downhill fast.

M - Light on the mouthfeel and good carbonation make it feel almost floaty on the tongue.

overall - I hate to dock points reviewing a beer that's likely past its prime, but its prime is a dangerously tiny window that seems to highlight the risks of making big, bold DIPA's. Will have to try and get an even fresher bottle and drink it right away for comparison, but as it stands, this one is way too harsh to go toe-to-toe with the current DIPA heavyweights.

Serving type: bottle

03-02-2014 05:56:55 | More by DannyS
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davegray

California

4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

03-02-2014 05:28:52 | More by davegray
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BMMillsy

Florida

4.43/5  rDev +3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Grabbed a bomber first thing when I arrived in Yountville at the little market here. Wine schmine, amirite? Poured in a wine glass to fit in. Bottled 2/19/14, had 3/1/14. freshy fresh. Anyway, pours a beautiful clear golden color with a creamy white half finger head on top. Bursting aroma of pine, citrus, floral notes, honey and malt sweetness. Flavor is hop candy, grapefruits and pineapple galore, some pine, sweet malts backing this one. Surprisingly smooth for 130+ IBU, and just delicious. Big slick resinous mouthfeel with medium carbonation. While pretty drinkable this one is on the hefty side as expected. Lots going on in this one and glad I finally got to try it. Now on to the wine...

Serving type: bottle

03-02-2014 00:17:05 | More by BMMillsy
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jbaker67

Pennsylvania

4.18/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

bomber into a Lost Abbey Teku. Caramel amber color, sticky white collar. good lacing. Big pungent citrus nose with some sweetness in the background. Big caramel backbone with a lot of pungent citrus in the taste. Very pungent, very dank. Bitter and dirty orange, pine, grapefruit. Very oily, big feel with some prickly carbonation to smooth it out. Big acid finish. ABV kicks in the the end. Prickly carbonation really helps this out. If you like dank IIIPA’s this is a winner.

Serving type: bottle

03-01-2014 15:59:41 | More by jbaker67
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PaulyB83

Michigan

4.3/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 22oz. bottle into a tulip glass. Bottled on 1/19/14.

A- Pours a deep amber with a high degree of clarity and a high fluffy white head that surprisingly stuck around for a while. Doesn't seem that thick for an 11% IPA.

S- BIG big pine and grapefruit. Some caramel salt water taffy. Slight tropical notes of papaya. Big hop nostril burn. Slight alcohol coming through.

T- Again lots of pine and grapefruit with some tropical sweetness in there to round things out. A long big bitterness throughout, every bit of the 131 IBUs is accounted for here. The alcohol is evident but the bitterness really helps cover it up.

M- Much lighter than expecting but the alcohol presence and bitterness take away from its drinkability somewhat.

O- Really glad I picked this up on a trip to Columbus. OH. I'd say the Simcoe hops are more of the star of the show more so than the Citra. The bitterness is a bit too much for me but being a Triple IPA I expected that. Would love for Michigan to get these guys beers, but I can also go back to Ohio to find more.

Serving type: bottle

03-01-2014 06:30:40 | More by PaulyB83
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MJSJr

California

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

03-01-2014 06:08:51 | More by MJSJr
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JakeEsterly

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

03-01-2014 05:23:53 | More by JakeEsterly
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phooky

New York

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

03-01-2014 02:00:27 | More by phooky
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djtomain

Florida

4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

03-01-2014 01:12:20 | More by djtomain
Simtra from Knee Deep Brewing Company
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