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Simtra - Knee Deep Brewing Company

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1,233 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,233
Reviews: 217
rAvg: 4.29
pDev: 9.32%
Wants: 171
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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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
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Irish0480

New York

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

06-12-2013 14:57:20 | More by Irish0480
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Sisky

California

3.75/5  rDev -12.6%

06-12-2013 04:30:20 | More by Sisky
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toomuchhops

California

5/5  rDev +16.6%

06-11-2013 08:42:17 | More by toomuchhops
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GraduatedCashew

California

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

06-11-2013 00:17:07 | More by GraduatedCashew
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tom10101

Quebec (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -12.6%

06-10-2013 14:22:29 | More by tom10101
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CesarLopes

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

06-10-2013 03:18:08 | More by CesarLopes
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Kreko7

California

4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

06-09-2013 22:25:50 | More by Kreko7
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Jamison85

Indiana

5/5  rDev +16.6%

06-08-2013 20:36:11 | More by Jamison85
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smithj2154

California

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

06-08-2013 14:45:12 | More by smithj2154
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Lucho

Florida

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

06-08-2013 07:16:18 | More by Lucho
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guytyping

Illinois

5/5  rDev +16.6%

06-08-2013 01:38:45 | More by guytyping
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toneigh

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

06-08-2013 01:22:08 | More by toneigh
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captainbearcat

Illinois

5/5  rDev +16.6%

06-08-2013 01:19:32 | More by captainbearcat
Simtra from Knee Deep Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 1,233 ratings.