Simtra Triple IPA
Knee Deep Brewing Company

Simtra Triple IPASimtra Triple IPA
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From:
Knee Deep Brewing Company
 
California, United States
Style:
Imperial IPA
Ranked #231
ABV:
11.25%
Score:
95
Ranked #1,388
Avg:
4.29 | pDev: 9.09%
Reviews:
408
Ratings:
1,904
Status:
Active
Rated:
Nov 07, 2022
Added:
Feb 12, 2012
Wants:
  236
Gots:
  485
SCORE
95
World-Class
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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Rated: 3.44 by emiliobaratta from Venezuela

Nov 07, 2022
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Reviewed by HoppedHazer from California

4.6/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Not just a great TRIPA, it's a great IPA, period. Scary how well the booziness is hidden. Just a wonderfully we'll balanced brew that I'll be consuming again, and again, and... Highly recommend this masterpiece. Cheers!
Oct 30, 2022
 
Rated: 4.35 by dms1767 from Nebraska

Oct 19, 2022
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Reviewed by JesseJames81 from California

4.45/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Appearance: Pours a deep, rich, golden color with medium carbonation. A sticky white foam-head.

Aroma: A very sweet, fruity aroma. Pineapple and citric fruit, like orange and maybe slight mango.

Taste: A good balance of sweet up front followed by an immediate and pleasant punch of bitterness. Citrus peel, alcohol, and some tropical fruit in the back. Some malty notes after it settles. The finish sticks around for a while. About half way through, I notice some

Overall: Wow. This is an amazing IPA. I fell in love with the aroma and the flavors are superb. Even though it’s strong, it’s dangerously drinkable for me.
Aug 23, 2022
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Reviewed by MadMadMike from Florida

4.73/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5
Knee Deep Brewing has solved the riddle of the perfect Triple IPA with Simtra!
This is an Exhibition in Extreme. It has too much of everything - in a very well balanced, 11.25% ABV, Big, Juicy, Piney Hoppy, superbly crafted, 19.2 ounce Tall Boy that’s bitter as an ex-wife.
It just packs a wallop all the way around.
Although it travelled from Auburn, CA to SW Florida, it is totally Fresh.
Best TIPA I think I ever had, the empty is sitting top of the fridge as Top IPA of 2022, easily.
Very nicely done!
Jul 08, 2022
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Reviewed by MarshalLovesBeer

5/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
5’s across the board for me for this AMAZINGLY delicious triple IPA! What’s wild is—I went to BevMo looking for some fresh Super Cluster from Lagunitas, but the packs they had weren’t fresh anymore, so I came across some tall cans of Simtra in the same isle at BevMo and decided to try one…the fact that it was a triple IPA at 11.25% ABV…I figured I’d try at least try one can. Turns out, lo and behold—this brew actually tastes exactly like Lagunitas’ Super Cluster, except even better and even stronger!! How did I get so blessed to find such a find?! Pours a beautiful golden, deep honey color…smell follows the nose…LOADS of delicious citra hits your nose and that exactly what you taste….not sure if I’m actually smelling/tasting the simcoe as well, as the delicious citra hops steal the show for me. Mouthfeel is so yummy and chewy…and the ABV is perfectly blended into the flavor and mouthfeel…seriously, in my opinion—the best IPA I’ve ever tasted! Mind you—it IS on the very pricey side at like $9.99 for ONE 1 pint 3.2oz tall can…but it’s such a treat to drink, and the ABV in this will have you feeling so nice! I’d say I’d only still prefer Lagunitas’ Super Cluster only because I can get a 6-pack cans for around the same price as one can of this…but I’ve been having a hard time finding fresh Super Cluster, so this is my new go-to for citra hop heaven! Thanks Knee Deep Brewing Co. for such a delicious and strong brew!
Mar 29, 2022
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Reviewed by MutuelsMark from Kentucky

4.14/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Pours like the typical IPA, copper in color also creates the typical white head with nice lacing. Nose is in piney and citrus. Initial taste is a shock, can't really describe it, but it is not offensive. After taste is straight up bitterness that could be offensive, however being a hophead I love it. Abv is evident.
Jan 24, 2022
 
Rated: 4.39 by Shatik from California

Jan 07, 2022
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Rated by gefinley from California

4.43/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Bottled 7/23/21.
Sep 27, 2021
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Reviewed by blazerkor from Nevada

4.77/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
Wow this smells so delicious.  It's fresh and very herbaceous.  It's both sweet and extremely hoppy.  It almost smells like basil.

The taste is so balanced.  There is mild sweetness and bitterness but something else too.  Like it's seasoned with hops.

It's thin and has mild to medium carbonation.  The finish is almost violent bitterness.

This is a brilliant IPA one of my favorites.  It's clean and refreshing while simultaneously being bold with flavor.  I give it a 5.7 out of 6.
Aug 18, 2021
 
Rated: 3.93 by Chuckdiesel24 from Illinois

Aug 11, 2021
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Reviewed by WalkingBrews from California

4.53/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Like getting smacked in the face with a pine tree, but in a good way. Nice color and a frothy head with bitterness that's balanced by a hint of sweetness and a ton of citrus and pine. I find myself drinking this one way faster than I should given it's 11.25% ABV.
Apr 09, 2021
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Reviewed by StraightNoChaser from Georgia

4.31/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Look: clear golden amber. Big fluffy off white head, messy lacing, with an oily sheen.
Smell: dank, pungent, tropical fruit, and caramel malty backbone.
Taste: much like the nose. A bit of sweetness up front, with a dry slightly bitter finish.
Feb 23, 2021
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Reviewed by Paradox1000 from Florida

4.66/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
Excellent IIIPA! It said 131 IBUs, but balanced and very tasty. I like hop forward IIPAs and IIIPAs and was not disappointed. Highly recommend this one!!!
Jan 31, 2021
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Reviewed by hreb from Washington

3.99/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Knee Deep Simtra Triple IPA. 11.25% ABV and 131 IBU, bottled 05/14/2020. Served in a globe glass. Pale brassy in color and lightly hazed, with a small white head. Potent aroma of pine forest and tropical fruit. Flavor is a hop-forward blast of pine sap, guava, pineapple, citrus pith, and resin. It is actually unbelievable that an IPA of these proportions is actually enjoyable -- which this IPA is, more than a little. The body of this beer has just a hint of caramelization, but clearly there's a load of residual sugar here balancing out all those IBUs. I do wish I had opened this one back in October when I got it. But there are just so many beers and this one I quite a beast.
Jan 18, 2021
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Reviewed by simonrgilbert57 from California

4.83/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75
An excellent hoppy beer with a piney taste that feels pretty light for a triple IPA. The look is fine, but that's really the only downside to this beer. The hops further the pine flavor and linger without propping up an overly boozy finish The smell is light with a small bite to it as well. Super light for a beer with 11.25% ABV. Would highly recommend this beer brewed with superior brewmanship.
Jan 11, 2021
 
Rated: 4.26 by Griz4062 from Washington

Nov 05, 2020
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Reviewed by frankdatank1337 from California

5/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
If you like piney hop forward beer this is for you. Well balanced and deceptively smooth for it's high abv.

Poured outta can into an insulated shaker (it's hot out). Color is not impressive, clear and yella. Mouth feel is smooth and low in carbonation (not too dry). Taste is of fresh hops, slight boozyness, and a pine flavor lingers on the tongue. Overall great beer, I'll be buying it again.

Update: almost two years have passed and I gotta say this brew is perfection. I still get excited when I see this on the store shelf. Updating my score from 4.66 to 5. Great beer *chef's kiss*
Oct 29, 2020
 
Rated: 3.61 by CisPiece88 from Nebraska

Sep 12, 2020
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Reviewed by Viaduck from California

4.09/5  rDev -4.7%
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
 
Rated: 3.79 by Braz from Washington

Jun 19, 2020
 
Rated: 4.08 by desint from Belgium

May 11, 2020
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Reviewed by stevoj from Idaho

4/5  rDev -6.8%
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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Reviewed by Captain69 from Illinois

4.04/5  rDev -5.8%
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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Reviewed by Georgiabeer from Georgia

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%
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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Rated by Military80Grain

4.98/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5
Great tasting beer. Clean, crisp, bitter and aromatic. One of the best IPA's I've had.
Apr 21, 2020
 
Rated: 4.16 by Pstone530 from California

Apr 19, 2020
 
Rated: 3.89 by Jhuntpt from California

Apr 01, 2020
 
Rated: 4.09 by btbcolo from Colorado

Mar 20, 2020
 
Rated: 4.14 by samEBC from Belgium

Mar 15, 2020
 
Rated: 4.64 by evanwoertz from California

Jan 01, 2020
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Reviewed by ScruffySouthpaw from New York

4.22/5  rDev -1.6%
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
 
Rated: 4.18 by KingStelle from California

Dec 01, 2019
 
Rated: 5 by AllanPatchin1016 from Ohio

Oct 22, 2019
 
Rated: 4.2 by JDizzle from Indiana

Oct 17, 2019
 
Rated: 4.1 by grapeshops from California

Oct 10, 2019
 
Rated: 3.92 by GarrettBoots from Georgia

Aug 09, 2019
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Reviewed by Garberfmy from California

4.56/5  rDev +6.3%
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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Reviewed by redresonatedragon from Washington

4.56/5  rDev +6.3%
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
 
Rated: 4.18 by TobyOcc from California

Jun 28, 2019
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