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Simtra - Knee Deep Brewing Company

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1,210 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,210
Reviews: 214
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 9.3%
Wants: 168
Gots: 113 | 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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bigclydeoliver

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

02-03-2013 03:04:06 | More by bigclydeoliver
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vitALEity

California

5/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

AT 11.25%, Im reviewing this compared to other 11%+ "triple" IPA's. These beers should really not be in the same category as double IPA's as beers in the 7% range and beers in the 11-12% range are very different. That being said...

A: Hazy, orange with thick white head and excellent lacing. Were off to a very good start.

S: Mango, Papaya, Guava, Grapefruit, Meyer Lemon, Pine, even some Sage. Some toasty caremalized sugar but not too much. Some alcohol of course.

T: Again its all tropical fruits and citrus and redwood forests here....alcohol is there but nicely balanced with the hops and malt backbone. Very, very good. I could drink 2 bombers in a row, no problem.

M: Mouthfeel is full and rich but not too syrupy like some over the top triple IPAs.

Besides PTYounger, this is the best "triple" Ive had.

Serving type: bottle

02-02-2013 23:28:14 | More by vitALEity
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lordofstarside

Nevada

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bomber to a snifter, not seeing any freshness dates. Anyway, picked up yesterday at total wine in Sacramento. 131 ibus and a 'triple' ipa? Bring it on, hopefully this experience with knee deep is better than my others, especially at $11 a bottle

Pours a dark gold with a finger of head. Moderate carbonation stems from the middle of the glass as the head slowly receded over a few minutes. Lacing is thick and full

Was able to smell the aroma as soon as I cracked the cap. Smells of acrid earthy hops, pronounced malt backbone, citrus, pine and alcohol. Very pungent, rich, and thick. Solid smell

Tasty hop and citrus blend well with a strong malt to really bring this together. After taste is a bit boozy though with a strong malty grapefruit sticking around longest. The alcohol could be concealed a bit better, but this is a damn good beer.

Mouth is a nice dry, bitter finish. Not something to be drank quickly in large amounts, just sipping this might prove to be a challenge. Fortunately I'm up to it. Nice thick body, ends with a small but nice bang

Overall this is my favorite beer thus far from knee deep. It's complex and layered which isn't something I've come across yet with their ipas. It's pretty expensive but would be worth picking up now and again if they distributed this one to Nevada. If they do (we get Knee Deep's other brews) I'm yet to find it, but will be sure to continue to keep an eye out

Serving type: bottle

02-02-2013 06:39:09 | More by lordofstarside
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Hugonaut13

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -24.4%

01-31-2013 22:27:18 | More by Hugonaut13
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MajorBuckeye

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

01-27-2013 18:27:30 | More by MajorBuckeye
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rawfish

California

4.43/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Gold amber pour, with a medium cap of white foam. Sticky, nicely formed lacing all over the glass.

Standout aroma, mangoes, pine, deep citrus, red berry and oily. Very floral and rich, time to dive right in.

Despite how high the alcohol and hop input is on this beer it's pretty balaced, slightly sweet and sticky malt with toasted grains and simple syrup sweetness. Immediately hop oils creep in delivering pine resin, bold mouthwatering citrus and a bit of an herbaceous kick that keeps on with heavy bitterness, easily dries all the sticky malt away.

A bit heavier bodied than you get with some DIPAs but adequate carbonation and huge bitterness and ideal drying while keeping the alcohol down.

Haven't had a real special DIPA like this in a while, the aroma is captivating. This week old bottle can hang with the big boys, a must try for hop heads.

Serving type: bottle

01-27-2013 00:32:32 | More by rawfish
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cjohal85

California

4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

01-25-2013 20:57:10 | More by cjohal85
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steve8robin

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

01-25-2013 04:36:59 | More by steve8robin
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jmarsh123

Indiana

4.46/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Split a 22 oz bottle

Pours cloudy orange with a decent sized white head. Excellent lacing with a little retention.

Aroma is an all out hop assault. Lots of tropical fruits, citrus grapefruit rind and pine all extremely dank. A bit of caramel malt, but the hops shine here.

Flavor continues to let me know this one has hops. Lush orange, grapefruit and mango dominate up front before rounding into a piney sticky finish.

Mouthfeel is medium with good carbonation. Absolutely no alcohol comes through which is amazing. I've had 8-9% that were too boozy and how they pull this off with less heat is wonderful.

Very happy with this beer and glad I realized they distribute to OH so I can have it more often. An hophead's dream and one of the better Imperial IPA's around. I enjoyed it more than the fresh Hopslam I had.

Serving type: bottle

01-23-2013 20:41:17 | More by jmarsh123
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JAHMUR

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

01-23-2013 02:16:16 | More by JAHMUR
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CUE45

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

01-22-2013 18:06:03 | More by CUE45
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oglmcdgl

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

01-20-2013 19:39:21 | More by oglmcdgl
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GRG1313

California

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

01-19-2013 22:19:21 | More by GRG1313
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CaptainPancakes

California

4/5  rDev -7%

01-18-2013 03:03:06 | More by CaptainPancakes
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jwluvsIPA

California

4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

01-17-2013 02:15:47 | More by jwluvsIPA
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ThePorterSorter

Missouri

3.91/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

The beer pours a a clear amber with a thin white head that dissipates quickly. the nose is a potent 131 IBU punch to the face reminiscent of pine resin and grapefruit. However, the nose fades quickly and mellows to a slightly boozy with a lot more sweetness. The taste is saturatingly bitter with a pretty boozy finish. I dislike the mouthfeel...mainly because of the residual grapefruit rind finish. Glad I tried it...it's a bit over the top boozy and bitter mouthfeel and I probably won't try it again.

Serving type: bottle

01-16-2013 23:25:21 | More by ThePorterSorter
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Madskill

California

4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

01-16-2013 05:25:20 | More by Madskill
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headbucket

Ohio

4/5  rDev -7%

01-14-2013 04:55:54 | More by headbucket
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crowsoup

California

4/5  rDev -7%

01-13-2013 01:37:10 | More by crowsoup
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baandrew


5/5  rDev +16.3%

01-11-2013 02:35:52 | More by baandrew
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MaseFace

Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

01-11-2013 00:36:35 | More by MaseFace
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gradergator

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

01-10-2013 14:06:39 | More by gradergator
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JasonFromLA

California

5/5  rDev +16.3%

01-10-2013 01:51:09 | More by JasonFromLA
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SeaOfShells

California

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

01-09-2013 19:24:29 | More by SeaOfShells
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miadw3

California

5/5  rDev +16.3%

01-09-2013 08:10:02 | More by miadw3
Simtra from Knee Deep Brewing Company
96 out of 100 based on 1,210 ratings.