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Simtra - Knee Deep Brewing Company

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Ratings: 1,221
Reviews: 214
rAvg: 4.29
pDev: 9.32%
Wants: 170
Gots: 117 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: baggio on 02-12-2012)
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h2k2c

California

4/5  rDev -6.8%

06-22-2013 22:04:38 | More by h2k2c
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notchucknorris

California

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

A: Pours a light copper color with a fluffy bone white head. Leaves smears of sticky lace down the glass. Lots of visible carbonation rising from the bottom as well.

S: An explosive tropical hop aroma right off the bat. Mango, tangerine, candied grapefruit and a boatload of pine. Some faint bready malt with a touch of caramel sweetness lingers in the back, but it's pretty safe to say this is a hop forward DIPA.

T: A rich drawl of piney hops across the palate that just keeps going and going. Some grapefruit pith as well along with a blanket of caramel malt that keeps the bitterness in check without taking away from all of the fantastic hop flavor. I wouldn't go as far as to say this rivals Pliny, but this is a really well put together DIPA. Absolutely worth a try.

Serving type: bottle

06-21-2013 20:36:21 | More by notchucknorris
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UWBadgerFan4Life

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

06-21-2013 13:35:39 | More by UWBadgerFan4Life
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ironchefmiyagi13

New York

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

06-21-2013 01:12:47 | More by ironchefmiyagi13
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Dagsy

California

4/5  rDev -6.8%

06-20-2013 21:10:34 | More by Dagsy
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mcdonald422

California

4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

06-20-2013 03:22:13 | More by mcdonald422
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imyourhero21

California

4/5  rDev -6.8%

06-19-2013 20:16:53 | More by imyourhero21
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ncaudle

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

06-19-2013 00:56:31 | More by ncaudle
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Rick778

California

4/5  rDev -6.8%

06-18-2013 01:03:18 | More by Rick778
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aslamm75

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

06-17-2013 22:28:20 | More by aslamm75
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beagle75

Iowa

3.69/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bomber into a shaker pint glass.

A: Slightly hazy, light amber color with a peripheral ring of white bubbles. Scant lacing remains on the glass.

S: Ripe tropical fruit and deep green dankness represent the hops bill, and both qualities are fairly intense. Crackery malt has a dense, substantial quality to it, but does not come near to matching the intensity of the hops. No alcohol is detected.

T: Begins barely off-dry, with sappy and spicy green plant stems. Acidity bursts with brightness into the middle where hops still dominate, but turn aggressively piney. Malt seems diminutive next to the towering hops qualities, like a doughy biscuit that lacks any yeast influence. Late flavors are again hops-derived, with onion and then nectarines, and compliment the assertive bitterness well. No alcohol is detected.

M: Medium viscosity; resinous, acidic, and slightly syrupy on the palate; with brisk carbonation.

D/O: A massive IPA to be sure, this beer seems to teeter on the brink of the 'kitchen-sink' approach without falling headlong into it. It is easy to imagine that this is what Alpine's Exponential Hoppiness would be like without the barrel treatment. Obviously heavy on the Simcoe qualities, it either neglects the Citra cultivar by comparison or it enlists such a quantity as to be unrecognizable by ordinary (Three Floyds Zombie Dust) standards. Some of the recent murmurs regarding Knee Deep's hops-wielding proficiency is deserved, as shown in this example. A more true measure will come when they are required to exercise some restraint in a normal-gravity IPA.

Serving type: bottle

06-16-2013 22:36:59 | More by beagle75
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JulianB

South Carolina

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

06-16-2013 11:38:01 | More by JulianB
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Powderhornphil

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -6.8%

06-15-2013 20:43:51 | More by Powderhornphil
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Jtellis83

Tennessee

4.74/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Outstanding imperial IPA. Highly recommend having within a month of purchase. Smell is whole cone, very citrusy. ABV not noticeable until finished. Better than most imperial IPAs, and on par with Westbrook Shane's DIPA and Good People Snake Handler.

Serving type: bottle

06-15-2013 05:02:13 | More by Jtellis83
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PsilohsaiBiN

New York

4.33/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottled 5-21-13, much thanks to ZamaMan.

Appearance: Hazy blonde, though filtered with a small white head that fades to the perimeter quickly.

Smell: Piney as hell, with a bit of bread and citrus presence that is both sweet and sour. Intense!

Taste: I can sum this up by saying: this is like a bigger, slightly maltier Pliny; and that's a good thing.

Intense piny smack of hops to the face that then gets joined by citrus while both ride over the malt. There is a slight tropical hop sweetness that fades out towards the end. Malt and piney bitterness wrestle each other into the finish and beyond.

The hops attack your tongue like Spartans. This is a sticky, tongue coating beast. The alcohol is also hidden very well.

Mouthfeel: Below average carbonation is understandable for the abv, but there is still enough there in this big beer to keep things interesting.

Overall: A piney, intense, hop-bomb of a beer that is not for the faint of heart and definitely best consumed fresh. Would definitely drink again, preferably on tap/cask. Awesome.

Serving type: bottle

06-15-2013 00:16:10 | More by PsilohsaiBiN
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ACB

California

4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

06-14-2013 22:29:20 | More by ACB
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vrbulldog22

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

06-14-2013 02:24:42 | More by vrbulldog22
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mmcnaughton

Michigan

4/5  rDev -6.8%

06-14-2013 01:53:37 | More by mmcnaughton
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Mersh

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -12.6%

06-14-2013 00:17:58 | More by Mersh
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gleemonger

California

4.93/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Mostly clear amber color with a nice off white head that lingers a while, but not long. Thick lacing down the glass.

Fresh pine explosion with some mildly sweet malt presence coming through in an attractive way. A little grapefruit in the background. Super pleasant and inticing.

As the nose implies, super hop forward in the flavor department - totally fresh and floral. Piney hops the star here, with just a touch of the citrusy variety to back it up, then just enough mildly sweet and biscuity malt backbone to bring it together. Super well blended, very tasty.

Moderate body and moderate to light carbonation, and not much left on the tongue. Very smooth.

Wow, this is one very good DIPA, jeez. I didn't even notice the ABV until halfway through the glass and was amazed at how smooth and drinkable this was - not overly bitter, just the right amount of everything perfectly showcased. A very, very good IPA in every aspect that I love about the style - has to be one of my favorites.

Serving type: bottle

06-13-2013 19:36:04 | More by gleemonger
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djre4orm

Virginia

4/5  rDev -6.8%

06-13-2013 19:08:20 | More by djre4orm
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HopsMatt

Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

06-13-2013 06:33:28 | More by HopsMatt
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dnbnb

California

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

06-13-2013 04:11:30 | More by dnbnb
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Brew33

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -18.4%

06-12-2013 23:28:28 | More by Brew33
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Spaz7

California

4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

06-12-2013 20:01:17 | More by Spaz7
Simtra from Knee Deep Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 1,221 ratings.