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Simtra - Knee Deep Brewing Company

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1,292 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,292
Reviews: 225
rAvg: 4.29
pDev: 9.56%
Wants: 176
Gots: 130 | FT: 16
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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Ratings: 1,292 | Reviews: 225 | Display Reviews Only:
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Sean9689

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -18.4%

07-12-2013 19:54:53 | More by Sean9689
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ejyoung

Arizona

4/5  rDev -6.8%

07-12-2013 04:53:52 | More by ejyoung
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roodie

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -12.6%

07-12-2013 02:19:40 | More by roodie
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Gatordaddy

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

07-11-2013 23:37:40 | More by Gatordaddy
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LincolnHawk

Djibouti

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

07-11-2013 16:29:54 | More by LincolnHawk
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schillman

New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

07-11-2013 13:38:59 | More by schillman
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Beermister

California

4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

07-11-2013 07:36:05 | More by Beermister
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Damian

Massachusetts

4.45/5  rDev +3.7%

Drank from a 1 pint 6 fl oz bottle purchased at Healthy Spirits, San Francisco, CA
Bottled on date: 6/04/13
Served in a snifter

Fantastic appearance. The super hazy, glowing, orangey-amber liquid was topped by a tight, bubbly, one-finger crown. Drippy streaks of lacing coated the glass. As the beer warmed, the chill hazed disappeared to reveal a completely transparent body.

The nose was amazingly hoppy and complex. Tropical fruit notes leapt out of the glass. Tons of passionfruit. Some mango. Lots of citrus. Candied orange peel came through strong. Dank, weed-like notes were also noticeable.

The flavor profile lacked the tropical fruitiness of the nose but was still impressive. Super citrusy. Bitter orange rind dominated. Caramel malts came through strong on the front end. Touch of brown sugar. The hops completely took over mid-palate. Lots of grapefruit-like bitterness on the back end. Pithy grapefruit rind and resiny pine sap were apparent in the brutally bitter, lingering finish. At 11.25% ABV, the alcohol was remarkably well masked.

The mouthfeel was medium bodied. Soft and somewhat slick with a fine, medium effervescence.

The connotation "triple IPA" seems a bit contrived, but this beer is no joke. At 131 IBUs, be forewarned that this is a hop monster. Nevertheless, it still manages to maintain some semblance of balance.

07-11-2013 03:43:47 | More by Damian
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superspak

Michigan

4.43/5  rDev +3.3%

22 ounce bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 6/11/2013. Pours crystal clear golden amber color with a 2 finger dense off white head with great retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass. Aromas of huge mango, peach, pineapple, lemon zest, tangerine, orange zest, floral, grass, honey, light caramel, and floral earthiness. Incredible aromas with big complexity of tropical/citrus hop notes with a moderate malt balance; and good strength. Taste of mango, peach, pineapple, tangerine, lemon zest, orange zest, honey, light caramel, floral, grass, light pine, and floral earthiness. Fair amount of earthy floral bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of mango, peach, tangerine, pineapple, lemon zest, orange zest, floral, grass, light pine, honey, and floral earthiness on the finish for a while. Incredible balance and complexity of tropical/citrus hops flavors; with a moderate malt balance and doesn’t overpower the hops; and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a slick, sticky, and lightly crisp mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is an incredible DIPA! Big balance and complexity of tropical/citrus hop flavors with moderate malt balance; and very smooth to sip on for 11.25%. An extremely delicious offering.

07-10-2013 04:56:09 | More by superspak
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Piddmeista

California

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

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California

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

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CRJMellor

Arkansas

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

07-08-2013 23:33:28 | More by CRJMellor
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Rocketman8911

California

5/5  rDev +16.6%

07-08-2013 10:40:45 | More by Rocketman8911
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Zbeetleman

California

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

07-08-2013 05:29:10 | More by Zbeetleman
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California

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

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trentbrown89

California

4/5  rDev -6.8%

07-08-2013 05:13:37 | More by trentbrown89
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DarrenStory

Oregon

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

07-08-2013 04:12:27 | More by DarrenStory
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akang

California

4/5  rDev -6.8%

07-07-2013 07:31:35 | More by akang
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messrock

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

07-06-2013 12:11:46 | More by messrock
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hipboy221

California

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

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VictoriaAnne

California

4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

07-06-2013 06:37:00 | More by VictoriaAnne
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ek_ek

California

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

07-06-2013 05:00:26 | More by ek_ek
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ScottieD

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

07-05-2013 17:48:18 | More by ScottieD
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davelag

California

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

07-05-2013 03:58:59 | More by davelag
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kevindp9

Arizona

4/5  rDev -6.8%

07-04-2013 20:50:20 | More by kevindp9
Simtra from Knee Deep Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 1,292 ratings.