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Simtra - Knee Deep Brewing Company

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1,232 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,232
Reviews: 216
rAvg: 4.29
pDev: 9.56%
Wants: 170
Gots: 117 | 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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Gambelli

Nevada

3.44/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

22 oz. bottle, poured into a Sam Adams perfect pint glass. No date on bottle? Seems like in the past I have seen a bottled on date on all Knee Deep beers.

A- Golden orange. A not quite crystal clear brew, perhaps the hop oils cloud it up a bit. Just a few small streams of carbonation emanate from the bottom of the glass.

S- Something a bit off here. As a homebrewer, I have had my share of oxidized, skunked-up
hops, especially Citra, Simcoe and Amarillo. Perhaps this one has sat on the shelf under the light too long. Besides that, a malty, boozy smell.

T- Heavy bitterness up front, followed by the citrus, tropical, and unfortunately too heavy cat-pee notes. Sweet malt undertones, and a full on alcohol presence. A bit of old butter taste also. Can't get around the off-flavor to thoroughly enjoy the positives in this one.

M- Good job here, not too heavy, oily or syrupy for a 3X IPA.

O- I believe there is a great hop profile here, along with a balancing malt backbone, and nice
texture/body to work it all together, but the oxidized, catty hop facet took away from the
experience. I have had this beer before, and remember none of these negatives, so I must get
another bottle to re-review soon.

Serving type: bottle

12-28-2013 20:23:19 | More by Gambelli
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Rimbimhoot

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -12.6%

12-28-2013 04:55:06 | More by Rimbimhoot
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zestd

Idaho

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

12-27-2013 06:38:19 | More by zestd
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savagepm

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -6.8%

12-26-2013 02:24:15 | More by savagepm
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LotsofLupulin

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

12-25-2013 04:01:05 | More by LotsofLupulin
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Massbmx

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -6.8%

12-24-2013 23:40:40 | More by Massbmx
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jaywes754

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

12-22-2013 20:14:50 | More by jaywes754
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billab914

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

12-22-2013 20:04:02 | More by billab914
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HeadyTheElder

Louisiana

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

12-22-2013 14:50:11 | More by HeadyTheElder
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msubulldog25

Oregon

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

12-22-2013 05:14:32 | More by msubulldog25
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switzer

Oregon

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

12-21-2013 23:34:11 | More by switzer
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07Bigben01

California

3.75/5  rDev -12.6%

12-20-2013 04:35:07 | More by 07Bigben01
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OnryAndMean

Vermont

4/5  rDev -6.8%

12-19-2013 22:57:31 | More by OnryAndMean
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tbizzle0

California

4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

12-18-2013 22:09:45 | More by tbizzle0
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BubalooBrewMaster

Nevada

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

12-18-2013 09:19:31 | More by BubalooBrewMaster
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zestar

California

4/5  rDev -6.8%

12-16-2013 07:03:19 | More by zestar
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zookerman182

Alabama

4.19/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance is crystal clear orange red color with zero head. ( I think my cap was loose)
Aroma is massive hops and pine.
Flavor is sticky pine, sme grapefruit and citrus.
Not super complex or balanced but somehow a good beer.
Mouthfeel is not bitter or dry, just right it's no lingering flavors. The carbonation is terrible (be sure it wasnt sealed)
My bottle may not be the best example for a review but its still damn good.
With the right carbonation this beer is great.

Serving type: bottle

12-14-2013 21:55:18 | More by zookerman182
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sisterthelonious

Wisconsin

5/5  rDev +16.6%

12-13-2013 20:58:46 | More by sisterthelonious
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DreTheProphet

California

4.56/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is one of my favorite go to brews.. Pretty odd this is my first review, but here goes...

A- Golden color, nice head, and very little carbonation.

S- This has a great smell to it. Lots of pine, citrus, and some grapefruit in there as well. You can definitely smell the hops.

T- Very smooth for being 11.25 %. You definitely taste the hops (with it being a triple and all), there is some booze in the taste, and you do get some bitterness but it is in no way overpowering.

M- Again, very smooth. The aftertaste (bitterness, booze) stays for a bit, but it never seems to bother me.

O- This is a great brew. I am glad I can get this easily. If you can get your hands on this, please do. You will not be disappointed.

Serving type: bottle

12-13-2013 10:53:23 | More by DreTheProphet
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onepersonriot

California

4/5  rDev -6.8%

12-12-2013 02:40:05 | More by onepersonriot
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kristougher

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

12-11-2013 21:18:23 | More by kristougher
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random846

California

4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

12-11-2013 04:23:22 | More by random846
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Tony49er

California

4.39/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

I love Knee Deep Beers and this is my favorite

Serving Type-Bottle

Appearance- Great golden color almost like liquid gold tons of alcohol legs

Smell- very piney like a great Triple IPA should be, tons of floral notes, citrus, pine needles

Taste-Bitter but in a great IPA way, a little booze but considering its 11.25% ABV I totally under stand that.

Mouth Feel- Smooth not to viscous

Overall- one of the best IPA's around and is very available where I live

Serving type: bottle

12-10-2013 05:29:01 | More by Tony49er
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jhillwastaken

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

12-10-2013 02:05:50 | More by jhillwastaken
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XmnwildX12

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -6.8%

12-09-2013 04:21:45 | More by XmnwildX12
Simtra from Knee Deep Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 1,232 ratings.