Simtra Triple IPA
Knee Deep Brewing Company

Simtra Triple IPASimtra Triple IPA
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Style:
IPA - Imperial
Ranked #78
ABV:
11.25%
Score:
96
Ranked #752
Avg:
4.31 | pDev: 9.05%
Reviews:
396
Ratings:
2,293
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Simtra Triple IPASimtra Triple IPA
Notes: Simtra Triple IPA delivers a punch in the face with its very danky hop aroma derived from Simcoe and Citra hops. You wanted more hops you got them.
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Viaduck from California

4.09/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Dark amber in color with average size head. Very intense aroma, lots of citrus & hops. Bitt &, salty with a good amount of tartness. Intense flavors too: orange peel, pine resin, tangerine, grapefruit, hops & more hops. Excellent carbonation, medium thick. 11.25 but no alcohol flavor detected. I’m not a fan of bitter resin flavors but this is very refreshing. Overall: intense!

Jul 04, 2020
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stevoj from Idaho

4/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bomber from the Co-op. Hazy orange copper color, thin, wispy head, fine lacing. Initial piney orange aroma, hops hit full force at first taste, resinous, grapefruit, caramel malt. Gentle afterglow all the way down the gullet. Nice!

May 09, 2020
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Captain69 from Illinois

4.04/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

pours golden nice head but it dissipates - great hop taste . it lists citra and simcoe hops , but I believe there is one more . nice smooth after taste ib your mouth

May 08, 2020
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Georgiabeer from Georgia

4.25/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Huge, juicy, almost chewy beer. They aren't kidding when they say triple IPA, especially when it clocks in at over 11% in a gigantic can! Long finish, but surprisingly dry and crisp at the end, all things considered. A pleasure, but it definitely sneaks up on you!

May 08, 2020
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BlurryVisi0n from New York

4.22/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Served in a tulip from a 22oz bomber.

Appearance: Semi hazy darker gold with medium to full bubbles on the body creating a white head rising just about half one finger's length off the body. Sticky lacing on the glass with the head maintaining pretty well after two or three sips.

Smell: Hops aroma with deeper, grapefruit hitting the nostrils.

Taste: Strong malty and bitter, citrus feel with extra grapefruit skin and juices all over the palate.

Mouth: Medium carbonation with a super full body and comes off a touch dry. Awkward because thebrew is ridiculously thirst quenching.

Overall: Good brew, given to me as a gift from a very very good friend which honestly it is hard to keep the glass down.

Dec 10, 2019
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Garberfmy from California

4.56/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I got this 5 months after available and it was a very tasty barley wine. Great color although a little hazy, but the mouthfeel was smooth and complex. Just wish I could have tasted it young.

Aug 06, 2019
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redresonatedragon from Washington

4.56/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

This is a four month old bottle it still tastes fantastic. Now, the hops and booze have mellowed and integrated into an outstanding barley wine. Perfect tension of bitterness smoothed out by candy malts and floral hops. I get a wonderful overlay of orange marmalade and graham crackers on a creamy, slick resinous blast of tingling, piney hops. The lingering finish is one of the best, probably due to its massive hops dose and high ABV. Definitely a beer to be remembered and savored, highly recommended

Jul 13, 2019
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silverblaze540 from Virginia

4.7/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

A - Huge head that dissipates over a minute; uneven bubbles; clear amber color; average carbonation bubbling

S - Pineapple; sugary; passion fruit

T - Boozy; Sweet front with bitter aftertaste that holds; a hint of pine; powerful flavor

M - Full bodied and very thick

O - Very strong; very powerful smell; fantastic IPA

Mar 31, 2019
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beersampler6 from Michigan

4.18/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Very fine triple IPA (although I’m not quite sure what that means since it is classified as an imperial IPA). This is a new brewery to me, one that I haven’t experienced yet. Pours a very light amber-golden color with lots of foaming white head and a little spotty lingering lacing that looked fantastic. Smells mainly of grapefruit, pineapple, orange and lemon hops. But there’s a stronger dankness that is in the forefront, and it is definitely very fresh and ripe. The taste follows the nose, in addition to nice notes of malt, caramel, bread and vanilla. Smooth, clean, slightly thick mouthfeel with a little stickiness. Good carbonation. The beer mellowed out somewhat as it warmed up. The high ABV was well hidden. A very enjoyable offering.

Feb 11, 2019
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VABA from Virginia

4.35/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A-Pours a light amber color with a generous head and lacing
A-Aroma has nice piney, resin and hoppy hints
T-The taste follows the nose with a nice balance of piney, resin and hoppy flavor
M-A medium bodied well carbonated beer
O-A well balanced TIPA

Jan 30, 2019
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kitch from Hong Kong

3.86/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A 22 fl. oz. bomber, bottled on 13th July 2018. Poured into a Lost Abbey teku glass.

Appearance: A clear golden orange colour with an almost three finger white head that had good retention and left lots of nice sticky lacing.

Aroma: Citrusy, grapefruit zest, orange rind, pineapple, dank, pine and a very light floral.

Taste: A mix of light sweet and bitter, dank, pine, citrus rind, grapefruit pith, a touch of alcohol followed by a lasting bitter finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.

Overall: I’m not a huge fan of Triple IPAs, but this was not bad at all. Nice aromas were complimented with some good flavours, although the booze, which does creep in unsurprisingly, took it down a notch or two for me.

Oct 24, 2018
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Maltose_Falcon from California

4.57/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Clear amber color. Modest head. Strong aroma, piney, reminiscent of gasoline. Pinene + heptanes? The first burst of slightly syrupy sweet and bitter flavor lingers seemingly forever, well, at least until one takes the next sip. Not the balanced brew I tend to favor but this one is a big winner in my book. More than just an over-hopped IPA.

Oct 06, 2018
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CollinaTiger from South Carolina

4.25/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

From the tap...
Look: golden amber color with one finger white head.
Smell: strong hops, tropical floral notes.
Taste: hoppy, fruity, piney with slightly bitter end. Packs a wallop at 11.3%
Very good

Aug 30, 2018
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craigbelly from Iowa

4.4/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a dark amber with a white head. The nose is full of floral hop notes and tropical fruits including orange, pineapple and grapefruit. Tastes of dank hops, luscious tropical fruits, sticky pine and floral notes. I love the combination of the tropical aromas and flavors with the massive punch of bitterness and sticky hop character. Nice warming, packs a punch.

Apr 26, 2018
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Bierlovr from California

4.95/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

This had me at the smell. As soon as I popped the cap, I knew this was the gonna be a good one. Perfectly bitter but oh so smooth at the same time. DANK for sure. I’ve got a new favorite.

Mar 25, 2018
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Radome from Florida

4.36/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a bomber bottle into a snifter.

L - Straw to light golden color; hazy. White head is thick, rocky and persistent. Carbonation The haziness and the orange tinge of the beer remind me more of a Belgian Gran Cru than an IPA, but it is an attractive beer.

S - Aroma is a clean, bracing hit of hops, reminiscent of orange citrus, pine and tropical fruit, There is some bready malt in the background, but at a much lower level.

T - On the tongue is a perfect balance of sweet, warm, grainy malt, and orange juice/pine hops. Again, all is clean and fresh. Delicious.

F - Medium, verging on heavy body. Intensely strong hops bitterness. Alcohol has some heat, but it blends nicely with the hops sting. Full, slightly prickly carbonation.

O - This is a balanced, fresh, clean and delicious Imperial IPA (triple? double? who cares.). It's a big beer that will knock your block off, especially at the bomber size, but it is a pleasant ride.

Feb 10, 2018
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BayAreaJoe from California

4.32/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours clear gold without much head.

Aroma is citrus and dank pine.

Taste is a pretty nice hop and citrus balance with a bitterness kick so there's no mistaking that this is triple IPA.

Still, extremely smooth for the high ABV. These are a couple of my favorite hops, and they're really kicked into high gear here.

Yet another delicious Knee Deep brew.

Jan 07, 2018
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OKbrew89 from Oklahoma

4.32/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

On tap. Pours a pretty golden color with a fingernail head that lingers and leaves minimal lacing. Great nose with a burst of dank and pine hops. Taste is a bitter but not painfully bitter hop bomb with multiple layers of hops. Medium body and medium-high carbonation.
As smooth and drinkable as triple IPA's come. The bitterness carries throughout without putting off the super smooth balance of the hops and some malt backbone. The alcohol is hidden super well, and paired with the smoothness of it, makes the beer really dangerous in the best possible way.

Dec 08, 2017
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Spikester from Oregon

4.23/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Clear gold with orange tint on the sides. The three finger bone color head stays for about ten minutes leaving rings of lace as it falls.
The smell is dank and citrus.
The taste is big bitter citrus with a strong malt bill. The hop oil resin suggests pine.
Medium body with good carbonation. The finish is dry and bitter.
Overall a fine beer for the style. Never felt boozy at all. Good job folks!

Sep 15, 2017
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remingtonsteele1987 from California

4.18/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoying a bomber in Riedel glass. It has a clear and deep golden color appearance with a foamy, long lasting head. Nice aromas of pineapple, orange, resin, and vanilla malted with a full bodied and smooth carbonated feel. At 11.25 percent you get the heat upfront with flavors of resin, burnt orange rind and caramel. It has a good amount of bitterness which lingers but is nicely balanced with the sweetness. It's not boozy at all, which I really like.

Sep 13, 2017
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clayrock81 from Florida

4.03/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured a clear orange body with good head and lace down the glass. Mild, citric, earthy, oily aroma with a smooth, easy-drinking body. Taste is earthy yet mild on the bitterness with a juicy sweet finish that meshes well (great balance) with well-hidden ABV and overall a great beer.

Sep 12, 2017
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avalon07 from South Carolina

4.49/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

L: Poured from a bottle to a tulip glass. Had a golden yellow-orange color and a somewhat hazy texture. There was an inch of foamy, very long-lasting head. Above average lacing.

S: A big, enticing aroma of hops, pine, citrus, light malt, and a floral quality.

T: Tasted of a hint of the floral quality (wasn't as prevalent as I thought), lots of citrus (lemon, in particular), a malty tinge, lots of pine, and of course, a ton of hops. Because this is a Knee Deep beer, I thought the flavor would be mind-bendingly hoppy, but it was actually incredibly well-balanced. Sweet, hoppy, flavorful.

F: A decent amount of carbonation with a smooth, yet lively, finish.

O: Simtra is a very well made, easy to drink IPA. Quite tasty and drinkable.

Jul 11, 2017
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biboergosum from Canada

4.2/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22oz bottle - not cheap, but I guess that's the case with a triple anything these days. May 19, 2017 - is that 'triple fresh'? Probably not. Could they have also called it Citcoe?

This beer pours a clear, bright medium golden yellow colour, with a near teeming tower of puffy, rocky, and sort of chunky off-white head, which leaves some random streaky lace around the glass as it evenly sinks away.

It smells of biscuity caramel malt, a strong wet stony character, musty pine needles, some indistinct dry citrus peel, and further unremarkable leafy, weedy, and dead floral green hop bitters. The taste is gritty and grainy pale malt, a lessened caramel sweetness, mixed sugar-free citrus notes, a stoic hard water flintiness, and more dense weedy, floral, and wet pine needle verdant hoppiness.

The carbonation is adequate in its palate-supporting frothiness, the body a decent middleweight, and actually quite smooth, with a wee airy creaminess seemingly coming out of nowhere. It finishes trending rather dry, the twin axe hop attack really showing some lingering legs.

Overall, this is a pretty heady and enjoyable version of this amped-up style, with the twenny-two fiddy-proof booze factor a damned-near no-show, which is exhilarating and scary at the very same time. By far the best offering that I have had from this particular Cali brewing concern, and actually worth the asking price around here (or so sez my inner hop-fiend self).

Jul 01, 2017
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tigerking from California

4.06/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Pours a gorgeous dark-golden with just the right amount of foam. Fairly floral and mild-smelling for a triple IPA; tastes much much stronger than it smells. Taste is not overbearing or muddy, but it definitely tastes strong and is an extremely strong beer.

Jun 26, 2017
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tone77 from Pennsylvania

3.79/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a dark golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of resin, pine, some caramel. Taste is bitter, dank, pine, more bitterness, some malts are present, hints of alcohol as it warms, but not nearly as much as you would expect considering the abv. Feels full bodied in the mouth and overall, if you are looking for a hop bomb, you found one here.

Jun 24, 2017
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