Simtra - Knee Deep Brewing Company

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Ratings: 1,555
Reviews: 243
rAvg: 4.29
pDev: 9.56%
Wants: 177
Gots: 199 | FT: 17
Brewed by:
Knee Deep Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  11.25% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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(Beer added by: baggio on 02-12-2012)
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Bottled 9/16/14: Pours very hazy dark gold color with a 2 finger foamy beige head that faded slowly and left good spotty lacing.

Wow, the smell is strong and hoppy, with a very pungent citrus blast from 6 inches away from the glass; nose is a mix of grapefruit, orange, tangerine, pineapple, mango and citrus hops combined with piney hops, caramel, brown sugar, herbs and fresh juicy hop oil. A great nose that lets the grains/malts come through more as it warms, with just enough sweetness to suppress the alcohol and only let it peek through in small puffs.

Taste is very hoppy, but has a lot more balance and malt presence; flavors include grapefruit, orange, tangerine, pineapple, lemon, all things squeezed out of citrus hops, caramel, piney hops, brown sugar, buttered wheat bread, herbs and light spices like pepper and tea leaf, biscuit and fresh juicy hop oil – the hops seem very fresh and wet hopped, giving it an oily texture at times. No heat from the high ABV and less aggressive hop attack than expected from a triple IPA, but this was very tasty and a lot smoother than I expected. Bitterness was moderate and the alcohol caught up as I made my way through the bomber, but it went down easy and was complex with enough malt backbone to make for a well crafted imperial IPA. The ABV was more pronounced in the second pour, but still tolerable.

Mouthfeel is chewy and heavy, but it’s smooth like velour and really slides down easy considering the density and high ABV. This was a slow sipper in order to try and maximize the flavor and let the warming bring out more dynamics, but I could have very easily pounded this like a 60 Minute IPA. Overall a really great beer that lived up to the hype and represents big, bold West Coast IPA’s quite well. I’ll definitely seek this out as it’s a top notch triple IPA.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

After trying several Knee Deep beers, I seem to have left the best for last. Great citrus, pine, and herb ( in more ways than one) aroma. Enough semi-sweet malt foundation. Tons of juicy fruit. Bitter snap. Tingly finish.

A terrific big Imperial IPA.

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Simtra from Knee Deep Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 1,555 ratings.