Simtra Triple IPA
Knee Deep Brewing Company

Simtra Triple IPASimtra Triple IPA
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Style:
IPA - Imperial
Ranked #93
ABV:
11.25%
Score:
96
Ranked #816
Avg:
4.31 | pDev: 9.05%
Reviews:
403
Ratings:
2,304
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California, United States
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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.
Reviews: 403 | Ratings: 2,304 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
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blazerkor from Nevada

4.77/5  rDev +10.7%
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
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WalkingBrews from California

4.53/5  rDev +5.1%
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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StraightNoChaser from Georgia

4.31/5  rDev 0%
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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Paradox1000 from Florida

4.66/5  rDev +8.1%
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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hreb from Washington

3.99/5  rDev -7.4%
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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simonrgilbert57 from California

4.83/5  rDev +12.1%
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
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frankdatank1337 from California

4.66/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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.

Oct 29, 2020
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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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ScruffySouthpaw 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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