Simtra Triple IPA | Knee Deep Brewing Company

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Simtra Triple IPASimtra Triple IPA
2,256 Ratings
Simtra Triple IPASimtra Triple IPA

Brewed by:
Knee Deep Brewing Company
California, United States

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.25%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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.

Added by baggio on 02-12-2012

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3.25/5  rDev -24.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -24.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -24.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -24.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -24.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -24.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -24.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -24.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.25/5  rDev -24.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -24.2%

Photo of mactrail
3.2/5  rDev -25.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

The usual orangey amber color with a pleasant foamy cap. On the titanic side. I don't think I've smelled the "cat pee" odor quite so strongly in a beer before. Thin in body, but the same way vodka is "thin."

I suppose being so overly alcoholic is a good thing. It drinks more like a liqueur, where you just take tiny sips and wait until the feeling returns to your tongue. Oh, the hops. Total hop teardown. Not ridiculously bitter, just liquid hops. Not such a bad flavor, either. It's quite spicy and aromatic. A bright tone. Take it one sip at a time.

Time for a Simple Times Lager to add this hop flavoring to. From the 22 oz bottle

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3.15/5  rDev -26.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Triple IPA. Yeah, there is no style for this.

Massive alcohol (and hop) presence just put this way out of balance and hurts taste and drinkability. Sharp on the nose and palate and makes it a sipper, but as it warms it accentuates the negatives.

Not a fan (obviously) especially after drinking the wonderful citra extra pale.

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3.03/5  rDev -29.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Aroma (face kick) - pine, apples, grapfruit, and citrus.

Mouthfeel - excellent, with perfect carbonation for the style. Sweet on the lips, but finishes bitter.

Overall, I feel this beer lacks balance, but it also says Triple IPA on the label, so I was expecting to not taste malts here. All in all, I feel I've had other big beers that have maintained that balance of my personal tastes. Hop heavy beer like this can tend to be astringent reminding me of cleaning supplies. This may attribute to my personal lack of love for Simcoe hops.

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3/5  rDev -30.1%

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3/5  rDev -30.1%

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3/5  rDev -30.1%

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3/5  rDev -30.1%

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3/5  rDev -30.1%

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3/5  rDev -30.1%

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3/5  rDev -30.1%

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3/5  rDev -30.1%

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2.59/5  rDev -39.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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2.5/5  rDev -41.7%

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2.1/5  rDev -51%
look: 4.25 | smell: 1 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.75

Bottled 4-23-13

What in the sweet hell is going on with this thang? This is the worst smelling thing that I have smelt since my ex ate curried goat and then tried to slip me some frenchie frenchie. What in the...? Raul heard many great things about this guy, but the taste lies a bit thin like Jarred after a 5 dollar foot long - and quite frankly, it is a bit rancid.

Not into it. Not into it at all.

*Something wrong had to have happened to this thing

*Nope, tried it again and it was just as rank

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Simtra Triple IPA from Knee Deep Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.29 out of 5 with 2,256 ratings