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Simtra - Knee Deep Brewing Company

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Ratings: 1,234
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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5/5  rDev +16.6%

07-05-2014 03:58:33 | More by cherche
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5/5  rDev +16.6%

10-19-2012 06:50:08 | More by Macallan
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Ohio

5/5  rDev +16.6%

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santomark

California

5/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Hell yes! Review 666 for this one!

I've had this on night 2 of a 3 day IPA comparison, day 1 was Heady Topper, day 2 was Simtra and 3 was Pliny...

A - This thing pours a deep pale orange hazy orange, 1 finger to 2 finger head that will disappear slowly. Beautiful lacing. Just an all around beauty to watch being poured.

S - Piney, Citrus from the Simcoe hops, orange, pineapple, malty, bready, slight alcohol undertones hits the back of the noise.

T - This tasted heavenly, extremely drinkable. Looking back, I was amazed how this tasted like a Heady Topper on steroids. The best way to describe the taste was citrus and sweet bitterness in the noise. This definatley had me taking more drinks than I would like. The alcohol is not even noticeable with the Simcoe providing a very nice taste... extremely balanced.

M - Silky, bitterness provides a nice massage on the tongue, not overly dry, carbonation is fantastic and the citrus notes made me feel like I was biting into a fresh peach.

Overall - This is one solid brew, with a 131 IBUs, I was amazed how smooth and drinkable this was. Like I said earlier, it reminds me of a Heady Topper on steroids. It is very balanced given the abv and IBU rating. For as tasty as this was, I recommend sipping this one slowly; the simcoe makes the alcohol a ninja in this brew, it will catch up to you.

I am in love with this beer, and it's availability compared to other demanded IPA's is a huge plus in my book. It's not over hyped, it's just a solid beer. If you're new to the Double IPA world, I suggest putting this one off...

Serving type: bottle

10-21-2013 07:37:21 | More by santomark
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mhaugo

California

5/5  rDev +16.6%

02-25-2013 16:14:32 | More by mhaugo
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Arizona

5/5  rDev +16.6%

04-17-2013 16:56:09 | More by glenpfeiffer
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Mike_Gentry

California

5/5  rDev +16.6%

07-29-2014 04:39:51 | More by Mike_Gentry
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HirsuteHopslover

California

5/5  rDev +16.6%

06-09-2014 07:15:36 | More by HirsuteHopslover
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California

5/5  rDev +16.6%

04-10-2014 13:58:09 | More by calivessel
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vitALEity

California

5/5  rDev +16.6%
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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xmorgan

California

5/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I was told it was just bottled like the day before.

This is so crisp, and citrusy it is a really well done Triple IPA.
The appearance is orangish and poured a little foam, almost too little, however did they really bottle it the day before?

The smell was grapefruit and quite pronounced!

Taste as smooth, for a beer at 11% very well done.

Overall this is the bomb

Serving type: bottle

04-27-2012 07:38:21 | More by xmorgan
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Simtra from Knee Deep Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 1,234 ratings.