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

BEER STATS
Ratings:
2,234
Reviews:
373
Avg:
4.25
pDev:
9.18%
 
 
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228
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Photo of gr8fulbeerhead
4.25/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Mack
3.93/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of jcflorian
4.25/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of h4ger
4.1/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DoctorD
4.38/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of addiwilliams
4.35/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of q33jeff
3.46/5  rDev -18.6%
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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Photo of HattedClassic
4.25/5  rDev 0%
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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Photo of sanitarium16
4.46/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of rkarimi
4.35/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

3-3

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Photo of Cira88
4.75/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of powdersoldier
4.25/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ejimhof
3.75/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Tbone2131
3.98/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Ben1313
4.05/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of jdg204
4.44/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of rmart24
4.1/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jaxon53
4.05/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
3.35/5  rDev -21.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Golden blonde body with a 2 finger white head.

Very orange and fresh nose. Some light onion.

Fresh with faint hits of caramel dipped moldy bread.

Refreshing and clean with hints of resin.

Overall, it's ok. Not a fan of the caramel, never am.

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Photo of mytu420
4.24/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Steve78
4.6/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of JayORear
4.35/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I've had Simtra many, many times, but this is the first time I've attempted to review it. That's partly because I've only just started reviewing, but also because it's notoriously hard to find fresh in L.A. Like Pliny, it really should be drunk within a month, its sweet spot being 2-3 weeks. This review is for a bottle just over three weeks old, about as good as it's going to get.

Dark-gold, verging on amber, it could be the poster child for the West Coast IPA style. Initial head is a finger thin and dissipates quickly--due to high ABV? Totally transparent. Smell is pungently dank, especially as it warms. Taste-wise, there's a light caramel when it first hits the tongue, along with a pithy bitterness. Booze is noticeable, but not off-putting, possibly a feature of drinking it relatively fresh. The malts stay in their place, always cowering under the bitter hops. Lots of reviews talk about it being "juicy," but I'd say it's nothing like the NE style of "juice" I normally think of. Maybe citrus, if you're talking orange rind/lemon zest. Mouthfeel is more lush than you might expect for the ABV, even Pliny-like, making the whole package extremely drinkable.

Overall, an excellent TIPA, if you can find it fresh. Too much older than a month and it becomes overly sweet and malty. This bottle was totally on point, however, a real gem.

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Photo of GarbageMan10
4.22/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JWH90
4.58/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

The dank smell hits you right from the start. It's pungent and piney. Just what I look for in an IPA of this caliber. It's light copper in color. It tastes like a real triple IPA. It's strong, bitter, and makes you want more with each sip. Mouthfeel is a little thin but it's not off putting. Overall, I love this beer. I'd drink it everyday if I could. Well done, Knee Deep. Great beer.

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Photo of RochefortChris
3.75/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Simtra Triple IPA from Knee Deep Brewing Company
4.25 out of 5 based on 2,234 ratings.
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