Simtra Triple IPA
Knee Deep Brewing Company

Simtra Triple IPASimtra Triple IPA
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Knee Deep Brewing Company
California, United States
Imperial IPA
Ranked #234
Ranked #1,377
4.29 | pDev: 9.09%
Jul 13, 2023
Feb 12, 2012
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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Reviewed by TheWaySheGoes from Illinois

4.43/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Just a fantastic hop bomb. My can was a little older than I would like, and when it warms up you really get that alcohal taste to come out. That being said, it always blows my mind how all of that hop flavor just sticks to the middle of your tongue rather than the back like with so many other imperials. If you can find it give it a try, it's a time capsule type of beer from a time in the past. I can't see local breweries by me like Hop Butcher for the World even attempting to make something like this.
Jul 13, 2023
Rated: 4.37 by ItsBeer4Me from Pennsylvania

Jul 08, 2023
Rated: 4.42 by LA2ED7

Jan 03, 2023
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 MaddDoGG5150 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 France

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
Simtra Triple IPA from Knee Deep Brewing Company
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