Simtra Triple IPA | Knee Deep Brewing Company

Simtra Triple IPASimtra Triple IPA
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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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Ratings: 2,244 |  Reviews: 376
Photo of khilt360
4.75/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Spikester
4.23/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Clear gold with orange tint on the sides. The three finger bone color head stays for about ten minutes leaving rings of lace as it falls.
The smell is dank and citrus.
The taste is big bitter citrus with a strong malt bill. The hop oil resin suggests pine.
Medium body with good carbonation. The finish is dry and bitter.
Overall a fine beer for the style. Never felt boozy at all. Good job folks!

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Photo of remingtonsteele1987
4.18/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoying a bomber in Riedel glass. It has a clear and deep golden color appearance with a foamy, long lasting head. Nice aromas of pineapple, orange, resin, and vanilla malted with a full bodied and smooth carbonated feel. At 11.25 percent you get the heat upfront with flavors of resin, burnt orange rind and caramel. It has a good amount of bitterness which lingers but is nicely balanced with the sweetness. It's not boozy at all, which I really like.

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Photo of clayrock81
4.03/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured a clear orange body with good head and lace down the glass. Mild, citric, earthy, oily aroma with a smooth, easy-drinking body. Taste is earthy yet mild on the bitterness with a juicy sweet finish that meshes well (great balance) with well-hidden ABV and overall a great beer.

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Photo of MHJeff06
3.25/5  rDev -24.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BarrelAgedG
4/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Shortbox81
4.69/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of groleau
3.79/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Junichi
4.43/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Hawaiipa
4.79/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of StormAles
4.76/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of avalon07
4.49/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

L: Poured from a bottle to a tulip glass. Had a golden yellow-orange color and a somewhat hazy texture. There was an inch of foamy, very long-lasting head. Above average lacing.

S: A big, enticing aroma of hops, pine, citrus, light malt, and a floral quality.

T: Tasted of a hint of the floral quality (wasn't as prevalent as I thought), lots of citrus (lemon, in particular), a malty tinge, lots of pine, and of course, a ton of hops. Because this is a Knee Deep beer, I thought the flavor would be mind-bendingly hoppy, but it was actually incredibly well-balanced. Sweet, hoppy, flavorful.

F: A decent amount of carbonation with a smooth, yet lively, finish.

O: Simtra is a very well made, easy to drink IPA. Quite tasty and drinkable.

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Photo of jagada
3.75/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of biboergosum
4.2/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22oz bottle - not cheap, but I guess that's the case with a triple anything these days. May 19, 2017 - is that 'triple fresh'? Probably not. Could they have also called it Citcoe?

This beer pours a clear, bright medium golden yellow colour, with a near teeming tower of puffy, rocky, and sort of chunky off-white head, which leaves some random streaky lace around the glass as it evenly sinks away.

It smells of biscuity caramel malt, a strong wet stony character, musty pine needles, some indistinct dry citrus peel, and further unremarkable leafy, weedy, and dead floral green hop bitters. The taste is gritty and grainy pale malt, a lessened caramel sweetness, mixed sugar-free citrus notes, a stoic hard water flintiness, and more dense weedy, floral, and wet pine needle verdant hoppiness.

The carbonation is adequate in its palate-supporting frothiness, the body a decent middleweight, and actually quite smooth, with a wee airy creaminess seemingly coming out of nowhere. It finishes trending rather dry, the twin axe hop attack really showing some lingering legs.

Overall, this is a pretty heady and enjoyable version of this amped-up style, with the twenny-two fiddy-proof booze factor a damned-near no-show, which is exhilarating and scary at the very same time. By far the best brew that I have had from this particular Cali brewing concern, and actually worth the asking price around here (or so sez my inner hop-fiend self).

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Photo of goalie35
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tigerking
4.06/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Pours a gorgeous dark-golden with just the right amount of foam. Fairly floral and mild-smelling for a triple IPA; tastes much much stronger than it smells. Taste is not overbearing or muddy, but it definitely tastes strong and is an extremely strong beer.

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Photo of Superheatnsubcool
4.51/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tone77
3.79/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a dark golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of resin, pine, some caramel. Taste is bitter, dank, pine, more bitterness, some malts are present, hints of alcohol as it warms, but not nearly as much as you would expect considering the abv. Feels full bodied in the mouth and overall, if you are looking for a hop bomb, you found one here.

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Photo of Lone_Freighter
4.24/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a snifter, the appearance was a glossy burnt orange slightly yellow color with a thin white foamy head that dissipated at a nice even pace. Slight messy lacing. The aroma takes in a nice well balanced sweet to bitter citrusy hoppiness. Sweet onion dankiness slides in underneath. The flavor takes in all of the previously mentioned aromas to balance spectacularly between the sweet to the bitter. Balanced bitter citrus/onion hoppiness hits nicely against the sweet malts. On the palate, this one sat about a medium on the body. Fantastic sipping ability helps create a long sweet to bitter balance rolling over my tongue. ABV feels well hidden. Overall, a well executed DIPA that I would have again.

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Photo of philbe311
4.04/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of brocktune
3.74/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DeaconWhite82
4.1/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Had a bomber and enjoyed every drop. A heavy ,dank ,strong IPA. Aroma is all dank. Taste is bitter and alcohol. One bomber gives you the super buzz feeling. I highly recommend this beer

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Photo of jebrew
4.29/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of R_i_P
4.71/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

I picked up a bomber of Simtra Triple IPA from Total Wine & More on 06/08/2017. Bottled on 03/20/2017. 11.25% ABV. 131 IBUs. Simple-looking bottle label. Knee Deep Brewing Co. hails from Auburn, CA.

Simtra 3IPA is brewed with Citra and Simcoe hops. This 3IPA pours a light orange with moderate carbonation. 1 finger of ecru foam. Poor head retention. Some lacing. The smell consists of huge resinous pine and sweet citrus -- very intense and very dank. The taste starts with tangerine, grapefruit and orange, followed immediately by a huge blast of bitter, resinous pine, all held together by a moderate malt backbone. The lightly toasted malt backbone is dialed back to allow the bitter hop flavors to shine forth without harsh taste or unpleasantness. The alcohol warms the entire mixture slightly without interfering with (or washing out) the bitter hop intensity of this 3IPA.

Simtra 3IPA is bitter, beautiful and delicious. Simtra 3IPA is more intensely bitter than Knee Deep's Hop-De-Ranged quadruple IPA, although it's a toss-up which is ultimately better tasting. Furthermore, Simtra 3IPA's resinous pine taste is more intensely bitter and citrus than Knee Deep's Lupulin River Imperial (Double) IPA, although Lupulin River, when fresh, has a more intensely resinous pine taste.

These 3 aforementioned Knee Deep brews -- Hop-De-Ranged 4IPA, Simtra 3IPA, and Lupulin River DIPA -- form the holy trio of Hop Heaven. Each of these 3 beers is epic in its own right -- their standout commonality is the incredible intensity of their resinous pine taste and aroma. I simply can't get enough of each of them. Kudos to Knee Deep for not backing down or selling out -- these three intensely flavored IPAs are delicious, thirst quenching and refreshing.

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Photo of jeffmck09
4.71/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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Simtra Triple IPA from Knee Deep Brewing Company
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