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Simtra - Knee Deep Brewing Company

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Ratings: 1,603
Reviews: 251
rAvg: 4.29
pDev: 9.56%
Wants: 179
Gots: 219 | 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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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

served from a bomber, bottled on 26th of May - barely one month old. I MUST caution, this beer should be enjoyed as fresh as possible. i had Simtra that was 4 months old and it tasted like a barleywine, which isn't bad, but it was certainly not the experience this beer was meant to elicit.

pours a deep golden orange, not very hazy but not crystal clear either. forms a thin rocky head that dissipates quickly into soft foam atop the beer.

smells of pungent, earthy hops (the simcoe) and tropical, sweet hops (the citra). perhaps a hint of pine in the back, mixed with the pungent, sticky simcoe scent. a really dank, resinous beer with lots of sweet and pungent notes.

at the front of the tongue, a big sweet-sugary tropical wash, immediately followed by a bitter pungent bite from the hops. middle of the mouth finds some sweetness and faint malt backbone, followed with linger bitterness from the hops, maybe some of the pine coming out. dry finish with lots of astringency and some sticky coating on the tongue leftover from the mouthfeel of the beer. no taste of alcohol on the tongue and only a slight warming in the belly (first sips i had on a rather empty stomach, so that could be why). just a huge, pungent beer with lots of sweetness and mouthfeel.

overall, i love this beer. it was the first beer i had that really blew my mind and got me into craft beer seriously, so it will always have a special importance for me. it's certainly a big beer, at 11.25%abv and 131IBUs : not for the faint of heart. but still, it is a great, amped-up *triple* IPA.

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This triple ipa pours a clear copper color with a generous off-white head that gives way to a nice film and lacing. The aroma is super bitter and hoppy. Lots of Pine, grass, grapefruit, and tropical fruit notes. There is also a generous malt undertone and alcohol bite. The mouthfeel us smooth and very near full bodied. It is sticky in the best if ways. A touch more carbonation would actually make it perfect. The flavor is a near perfect blend of bitter hops and malts. There is a lot of bitterness here and a very hot alcohol bite. I like it but it is mot for the faint of heart. Great sipping triple ipa. If you find this....try it!

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