Simtra Triple IPA | Knee Deep Brewing Company

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Simtra Triple IPASimtra Triple IPA
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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
Ranking:
#589
Reviews:
379
Ratings:
2,254
pDev:
9.09%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
230
Gots:
469
Trade:
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Photo of ChuckTom
4.63/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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

Really great. Dank nose. Heavy mouth. Great hoppy flavor that opens up wide post swallow.

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Photo of BayAreaJoe
4.32/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours clear gold without much head.

Aroma is citrus and dank pine.

Taste is a pretty nice hop and citrus balance with a bitterness kick so there's no mistaking that this is triple IPA.

Still, extremely smooth for the high ABV. These are a couple of my favorite hops, and they're really kicked into high gear here.

Yet another delicious Knee Deep brew.

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Photo of Grill20
5/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of mcthfg
4.13/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of OKbrew89
4.32/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

On tap. Pours a pretty golden color with a fingernail head that lingers and leaves minimal lacing. Great nose with a burst of dank and pine hops. Taste is a bitter but not painfully bitter hop bomb with multiple layers of hops. Medium body and medium-high carbonation.
As smooth and drinkable as triple IPA's come. The bitterness carries throughout without putting off the super smooth balance of the hops and some malt backbone. The alcohol is hidden super well, and paired with the smoothness of it, makes the beer really dangerous in the best possible way.

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Photo of festizio
4.57/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Shaneb818
4.4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Erik-P
3.77/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

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 offering 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

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Simtra Triple IPA from Knee Deep Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.29 out of 5 with 2,254 ratings
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