Simtra Triple IPA | Knee Deep Brewing Company

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Simtra Triple IPASimtra Triple IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Knee Deep Brewing Company
California, United States
kneedeepbrewing.com

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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Ratings:
2,218
Reviews:
365
Avg:
4.24
pDev:
9.2%
 
 
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224
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452
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4.1/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.21/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of WickedBeer
4.55/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of GratefulBeerGuy
4.59/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Triple......IPA ?! 3x IPA. 131 IBU. (Most I've had as of 5/2/17) 11.25 % abv. ....what a mean green beast. 22 oz bomber in a wide Dogfish head signature glass.

A clear gold color with vivid amber hues. A high, bubbly sea foam white cap recedes in moderate fashion.

The aroma is very intense, very complex, with pineapple, strawberries, floral effects,sweet-citrus notes from the two hops. An earthy, herbal thing under the big fruity tones, honey-sweet and slightly bready malt is obvious and bold with a heat tingle, slightly boozy ( it is 11.25 after all) combo in this remarkable nose. A very deep and muli-layered hop explosion of aroma.

The flavor is about as deep and complex as I have ever experienced. The hop complexity is very good, multiple flavor's impress within the two hops highlighted in this brew. Dry-earthy and bitter notes happen fast, 131 ibu!! And man, it does not let you down....flavor's are big but the earthy, bitter ending is just perfect. Grapefruit in a big way, tangy, slightly sweet and certainly bitter fruity overtones dominate. Herbal and spicy, sharp black pepper and boozy heat tend to mingle together in the middle, morw earthy bitterness rolls in again, with a super-crispy malt with very subtle seeetness of wild honey.

The cripness, earthy tones and grapefruit effects are very complex, deep and just plain rad. Balance is excellent for such an extreme hop bomb. Way to easy to drink for such a high alcohol, Lupulin beast. But, then again, I think I like my very boozy beers better than most. (?)

So, the mouthfeel has a light but seriously crisp, earthy and dry bite. Boozy heat warms the tummy and tingles the nose and goes from crisp and light to a heavier, medium bodied malty thing. Excellent feel for such a big beer.

A fine example that is the extreme alchemy approach to what has proven to be the American craft beer Renaissance that has strived for the last 20 + years.

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4.2/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Roguer
4.56/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Fantastic hoppy aroma: grapefruit, pine, alcohol, honey, flowers, orange, biscuit, and a light touch of dank sweetness.

Big, sweet, and hoppy on the palate. Tons of resinous pine, fleeting sweet notes of mango and mandarin orange. Huge sweet malt base, and the alcohol heat is noticeable.

Fairly thick and syrupy, and a little hot, but remarkably smooth given the insanely high ABV.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.93/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.1/5  rDev -3.3%
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4.38/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.35/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of q33jeff
3.46/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

**
03/19/17

On tap at Gaslight.

LOOK: ginger ale, active carbonation
AROMA: light undiscernable fruit, grass,

TASTE: pine, light citrus.

Feel: light bodied. A touch of creamy. Doesn't feel as lively as it looks.

Alcohol is well masked.
Not bad, but a little too dank/bitter.


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

The beer pours a nice and thin white head that dissipates very quickly. The beer itself is a clear medium gold color with a slight amber tinge. It's a really nice beer to look at with that kind of metallic sheen to it. The smell and taste are similar in terms of notes and intensity. The hop notes are pretty good. The consist of a sharp, yet light, pine that cuts through the grapefruit notes perfectly. The booze note is slight and fruity, which helps it blend very well with the hop notes. The body is very good since it's scarily drinkable for the beer style. The beer definitely has a heavy body to it and a very light carbonation that it's barely noticeable and makes it very smooth to drink. Overall, it's a fantastic TIPA and worth every penny. Go for it.

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4.46/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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