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Simtra - Knee Deep Brewing Company

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1,236 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,236
Reviews: 217
rAvg: 4.29
pDev: 9.32%
Wants: 170
Gots: 118 | 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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Ratings: 1,236 | Reviews: 217 | Display Reviews Only:
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wyatt13

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

02-20-2013 03:08:01 | More by wyatt13
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AndrewSmith

California

4/5  rDev -6.8%

02-17-2013 21:38:23 | More by AndrewSmith
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e30todamax

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

02-17-2013 13:59:25 | More by e30todamax
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BGsWo22

New York

4/5  rDev -6.8%

02-17-2013 02:45:30 | More by BGsWo22
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regspeir

Pennsylvania

4.18/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured a golden orange with a smallish ½-finger, white head which dissipates to a coating. Carbonation is evident. Nose is tropical fruit, especially pineapple, mango, oranges, and lemon. For a beer this big I expected to have a nose full of alcohol too but it wasn't there.
Taste is a bitter wallop giving way to Grapefruit and pine. There is some carmel that comes in as well as grassiness and malt but the dryness and bitterness remains throughout.
There is the alcohol I expected, in a nice warming in the middle that lasts through the finish. Still, this IS a tongue-buckler foremost, and the mouthfeel is medium, crisp and bitter to fit.
All-in-all, I found it refreshing and would have at it again, given the chance but I still love big DIPA's that are a little better balanced.

Serving type: bottle

02-16-2013 19:22:59 | More by regspeir
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MFauver35

Minnesota

4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

02-16-2013 18:37:48 | More by MFauver35
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brewskis

Indiana

4.15/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 4.5

Simcoe and Citra: my two favorite hops! Pours a very hazy ruby orange color with a half finger off white head. Smells of sweet, juicy grapefruit, lots of papaya, mango, pine, fruit punch, almost like a perfume floral smell. Little bit of breadiness in the back but over taken by the hop qualities. Taste starts with the mellower fruits like papaya, mango, pineapple from the citra. Then in the middle you get a carmel flavor, as well as a biscuity note. Also some of the more astringency notes start to creep in like grapefruit and pine from the simcoe. Then the finish is more of the carmel malt, pine, lemon, grapefruit, peach, papaya, mango. Just a symphony of flavors. The finish lasts and a bitter grapefruit and lemon flavor is the last to go. Just enough malt to just cut some of the bitterness from the massive amounts of hops. Definitely do get booze on the finish as well, but that is expected at almost 12%. Gets much better as it warms and the fruity flavors of the hops definitely do come out when it does. Pretty full mouthfeel with moderate carbonation and a creamy, yet oily mouthfeel from the hops. Would love to get my hands on more of this!

Serving type: bottle

02-16-2013 05:33:54 | More by brewskis
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hannydawg

Illinois

4/5  rDev -6.8%

02-16-2013 03:10:43 | More by hannydawg
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BBrewington

California

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

02-14-2013 05:23:36 | More by BBrewington
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IrishColonial

Texas

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

02-11-2013 18:20:39 | More by IrishColonial
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Fatehunter

Oregon

4.14/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A finger of head on a clear, deep amber colored body.
The aroma is a wonderful lemon, grapefruit and bold pine; like you're crushing the hops in your fingers.
The taste has a great big lemon bitterness that is perfectly balanced by the bold malt sweetness. Lots of pine too.
Great smooth texture with moderate carbonation.
Wow.

Serving type: bottle

02-10-2013 22:49:51 | More by Fatehunter
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BeerBucks

New York

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

02-10-2013 03:41:36 | More by BeerBucks
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Benny3000

Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

02-09-2013 20:04:36 | More by Benny3000
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McStagger

California

4.21/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Highly recommended by a friend. Let's see how it stands up.

A: Fairly aggressive pour leads to about a finger of off bleach white head. Head retention is minimal, which is par the course for this very high octane double and triple ipa's. Beer has an excellent clarity. Straw yellow when held up to white light (like my monitor). Turns more of a copper color when held against my desk lamp. Carbonation is moderate and very fine. Tiny bubbles in this one.

S: Absolute blast of bouquet. Massive grapefruit and tropical fruit here. Malt fights its way into it as well, adding a level of caramel and grain sweetness. Smells of overripe stone fruit.

T: Sweet malty intro is quickly enveloped in oily bitterness reminiscent of perfume and pine sap. Borderline astringent. Juicy grapefruit in the mid palate transitions into grapefruit rind or grapefruit oil in the finish. Insane hop bitterness definitely balances the loaded malt bill and ridiculous alcohol content. While not subtle, things do remain in balance. Finish is ridiculously long. Very little alcohol heat perceived

M: As full bodied as they come. Don't expect light, refreshing or any of the other things you can find with single tier IPA's. However, the low carbonation does not translate to a flabby beer. Full bodied without being unctuous.

O: One of the biggest Triple IPA's on the market. Loads of hops with an intense bitterness that stings the nostrils. Perhaps it's the style, but I find the excessively high alcohol levels to distract from the bitterness of the beer. Many of the citrus "refreshment" is lost due to ABV's that consistently clock in over 10. Perhaps that's the nature of the beast.

Serving type: bottle

02-09-2013 10:05:37 | More by McStagger
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brewtus

Ohio

4.16/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Yay welcome to Ohio knee deep. Pours hazy orange. Smell is tons of citrus, lemon, hops, pine, great smell. Taste is just as good as the smell, citrus, pine, buttery, bitter hops. Overall this is a great IPA and one that will hit you quickly at 11.25%

Serving type: bottle

02-09-2013 00:09:22 | More by brewtus
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Perfero

California

4.8/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

What can I say other than this is just flat out excellent. It has a great, dark amber color to it with a nose that lets you know that you're in for some advanced, oral hop consumption. The foam is a bit on the light side but that's not all that surprising with such a "big" beer.

When it hits the tongue, as one would expect, you get a lot of great, hoppy bitterness with lots of citrus and very well balanced malts to go along with the incredible amount of flavor associated with each sip. This is definitely not for the uninitiated so make sure you don't share yours (if you're inclined to share) with someone just venturing out into the world of hops.

Serving type: bottle

02-08-2013 20:34:19 | More by Perfero
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arfenhouse

California

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Clear dark copper with off-white head. Decent retention.

S: Sweet tangerines. Fresh pineapple. A decent amount of mango. Decent amount of caramel malt. Peppery spice and earthy pine at the back end. A bit of alcohol. Overall sweet and fruity.

T: Big dose of bitter grapefruit and pine combination. Bitterness is what you would expect from a TIPA. Pineapple comes in a bit sour. Back end is piney with a small bit of sweetness. More grapefruit in the aftertaste. Definitely earthy and spicy. Big, bold, and bitter.

M: Medium-full bodied with aggressive carbonation. Dry.

O: Nice strong, fruity, and bitter TIPA. A bit pricey but tasty.

Serving type: bottle

02-08-2013 08:36:19 | More by arfenhouse
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nucmedmario

Illinois

4/5  rDev -6.8%

02-08-2013 03:38:29 | More by nucmedmario
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Rhettroactive

District of Columbia

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

02-08-2013 02:44:38 | More by Rhettroactive
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siege06nd

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

02-08-2013 02:40:08 | More by siege06nd
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djjacobsen

California

4.53/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Typical DIPA coloring. Quick releasing head. I wish I could smell this all day. Super dank hops on the nose. Bitter citrus fruits emerge. Candied orange and grapefruit are bold. The nose is the best part. The taste is of a high ABV ipa. Crisp, grassy, piney and citrusy along with the alcohol rearing its head toward the end. A very slow sipper. Despite its high price point, it's worth the try one time. Simtra an citra hops galore. I enjoyed it while it melted my face.

Serving type: bottle

02-06-2013 23:01:38 | More by djjacobsen
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VelvetExtract

Massachusetts

4.54/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

A-Pours a clearer honeyed hue. Head is a thinner wall of white cream. Head dies off and leaves little lacing waves.

S-Nose is intense in both hoppiness and booziness but it is very enjoyable to sniff. Big, catty, hempy herbal hop notes. Fortified citrus and oily pine. The booze cuts into the hops. The nose is well malted underneath the formerly stated components. I get a big dose of sweet Animal Crackers.

T-The flavor is decidedly less catty and potty. The grass and citrus shine through much more and I am happy with such a development. There is also a ton of tropical hoppiness. A substantial wallop of several exotically fruity hop flavors. Then the booze passes through and drops off a dowry of clean, sweet dough and cracker.

M-Drinks easier than anticipated. Although it is boozy, the alcohol doesn't truly hinder the feel. Resinous and sadistically bitter. I needed to pace myself but didn't want to.

O/D-Lived up to the hype and then some. I really enjoyed this. I enjoyed this during the same period I tried Pliny The Younger and I found some similarities. If there are any valid similarities to Pliny The Younger found in a beer then that beer is probably pretty amazing in its own right. Very happy with this one.

Serving type: bottle

02-04-2013 20:34:44 | More by VelvetExtract
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terence

California

3.5/5  rDev -18.4%

02-03-2013 17:01:46 | More by terence
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ChrisMon02

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

02-03-2013 12:00:19 | More by ChrisMon02
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JxExM

New York

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

02-03-2013 06:33:36 | More by JxExM
Simtra from Knee Deep Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 1,236 ratings.