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Simtra - Knee Deep Brewing Company

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Ratings: 1,509
Reviews: 237
rAvg: 4.29
pDev: 9.32%
Wants: 173
Gots: 187 | 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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Ratings: 1,509 | Reviews: 237 | Display Reviews Only:
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3.25/5  rDev -24.2%

Kword55, Dec 29, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -12.6%

MrNate, Dec 29, 2013
Photo of Gambelli
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.

Gambelli, Dec 28, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -12.6%

Rimbimhoot, Dec 28, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

zestd, Dec 27, 2013
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4/5  rDev -6.8%

savagepm, Dec 26, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

LotsofLupulin, Dec 25, 2013
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4/5  rDev -6.8%

Massbmx, Dec 24, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

jaywes754, Dec 22, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

billab914, Dec 22, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

HeadyTheElder, Dec 22, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

msubulldog25, Dec 22, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

switzer, Dec 21, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -12.6%

07Bigben01, Dec 20, 2013
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4/5  rDev -6.8%

OnryAndMean, Dec 19, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

tbizzle0, Dec 18, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

BubalooBrewMaster, Dec 18, 2013
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4/5  rDev -6.8%

zestar, Dec 16, 2013
Photo of zookerman182
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.

zookerman182, Dec 14, 2013
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5/5  rDev +16.6%

sisterthelonious, Dec 13, 2013
Photo of DreTheProphet
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.

DreTheProphet, Dec 13, 2013
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4/5  rDev -6.8%

onepersonriot, Dec 12, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

kristougher, Dec 11, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

random846, Dec 11, 2013
Photo of Tony49er
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

Tony49er, Dec 10, 2013
Simtra from Knee Deep Brewing Company
96 out of 100 based on 1,509 ratings.