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Simtra - Knee Deep Brewing Company

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1,377 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,377
Reviews: 229
rAvg: 4.29
pDev: 9.56%
Wants: 178
Gots: 157 | 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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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottle purchased at Oliver's in Albany, NY.

Pours a honeyish orange, mostly clear, with a small half inch head, and a little bit of lacing.

Smells quite brash, very citrusy, with some sugar cookie malt aromas as well.

This is one of the hoppiest beers I've ever had, really. This is about a month old, which is probably about as fresh as I'll ever get it in New York. The alcohol is mostly hidden, but it's still a bit hot, providing a prickly buzz. There are marijuana/hemp flavors, grapefruit, orange, peach, pine resin, and sugar cookie flavors.

This one has a medium body, with a very sticky and thick mouthfeel. There's a medium amount of carbonation, and it's very drinkable, even despite the really high ABV.

This one met the hype for me, really glad I got to try it.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

APPEARANCE - Clear yellow with a 1-finger off-white head that dissipates. Some lacing

SMELL/AROMA/SCENT - Piney, sweet, fresh fruit.

TASTE - Nice and bitter, piney, not sweet. High ABV very well-hidden.

MOUTHFEEL/PALATE/TEXTURE - smooth, soft, not syrupy. Good carbonation.

OVERALL/DRINKABILITY - Good beer, as mild as a Pilsner. Definitely chuggable.

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22oz bottle from Appalachian Wintner (Asheville, NC). 10.99. Bottled 7/7/14. Served in a Barrel and Barley teku.

Pours bright amber with a three quarter finger white cap. The head fades to a lingering layer that laces well.

Lush, bright aromas of tropical fruit, mandarin, berries, pine, peach and a notable faint malt sweetness in the background.

Deliciously huge hop flavor. Oranges, pineapple, papaya, peaches, berries, mango, pine, slight floral, caramel malts, faint bread, mild pepper and an ocassional understated shot of booze. Drinks considerably smoother than the double digit abv implies. Those fantastic tropical and citrus hops stay in the driver's seat but there is plenty of bitterness (without seeming bitter for bitters' sake).

Oily, slick, medium full body with a subtle carbonated fizz. Papaya, oranges, peach and caramel malt sweetness dance on the palate in a lingering aftertaste.

Simtra is a truly outstanding imperial IPA. I really enjoyed how much hop flavor it presents without ever coming accross as overly bitter or boozy. Very well done and highly recommended.

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Simtra from Knee Deep Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 1,377 ratings.