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Simtra - Knee Deep Brewing Company

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95
world-class

1,603 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,603
Reviews: 251
rAvg: 4.29
pDev: 9.56%
Wants: 178
Gots: 220 | 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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4.13/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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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.

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

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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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3.5/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4.48/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.52/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

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

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

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4.28/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of yonker
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

A: A deep amber. This beer pours a slightly unimpressive single finger of head. A vigorous pour may result in two. I must say that, somehow, the beautiful amber that this beer presents somehow manages to scream "HOPS."
S: The nasal senses were overwhelmed from the initial opening of the beer; an escape of the freshest of vapors revealed a beer arguably reeking of those (slightly), yet incredibly enjoyable skunky, intensely citrusy hops only found in the most vigourous dpa's and the finest tpa's.: grapefruits, citrus, oily hop smells, followed by a startling, yet pleasant, earthy hop smell. Another call-out must be made to the grapefruit and citrus.
T: The nasal cavity does not lie. This beer slams you across the face with the most vigorous hop presentation you have ever seen; the hops are quickly dissipated with a paralleled explosion of malty backbone that just barely manages to tame those wild citrusy earthy hops. I must repeat, with a second sip, that the malty backbone is just strong enough to tame the hops. Really, it's sensual, feeling those hops slammed with a great earthy malt.
M: There is a tremendous mouthfeel. I can almost feel myself struggling to tame this beer, to wrestle it into submission. The 11.5% alcohol content suddenly becomes apparent with the slightly heavy consistency of this beer. I may just be overloaded with the complexity of this one, but I would have to make a strong case of the assertiveness: an after-bite of hops lasts for literally minutes.
OVERALL: This beer was completely enjoyable. I really expected no less from a TPA, but I must say I was surprised by the way this beer made a TPA...do-able. Just because of that quick, earthy, malty, backbone, this beer was actually a pleasant presentation of that beautiful hop medly found in only the finer beers. I would be curious to find what the bros thought of it...I would consider it world-class!!
Summary: An incredible WHOP of hops followed by the quickest, maltiest backbone that barely manages to tame them. A lingering aftertaste of those grapefruit/citrusy hops. 11.5%.

Note: this beer drinks well with sweeter/saltier foods. I had a sip after a fresh chocolate chip cookie and I was pleasantly surprised!

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2.6/5  rDev -39.4%

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4.6/5  rDev +7.2%

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4.56/5  rDev +6.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

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2/5  rDev -53.4%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

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4.21/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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4.44/5  rDev +3.5%

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4.32/5  rDev +0.7%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

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Simtra from Knee Deep Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 1,603 ratings.