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:
2,229
Reviews:
370
Avg:
4.24
pDev:
9.2%
 
 
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Photo of JonSchwartz
4.28/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On tap at Growler Grlz in Durham. Top tier IPA!

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Photo of davejy
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottles & Drafts

Look: Amber and hazy golden color. One and half finger head.

Smell: Like hops man....lots of hops freshness.

Taste: TIPA. Not for everyone. Mostly for hardcore IPA people.

Feel: Not very smooth. High alcohol but hides it relatively well.

Overall: This is my go-to TIPA. High alcohol, semi-balance, and hops. Great beer.

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Photo of JayKay412
3.5/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

22 oz bomber poured into a tulip glass

Big, boozy, "triple" IPA from the hop-doctors over at Knee Deep. Apricot-orange colored beverage with a frothy-but-small head, the brew gives off huge, pungent wafts of rind-y, weedy, hop notes with amply balancing caramelly malts, ushered by noticeably warm alcohol volatiles. On the palate, orange and grapefruit rind, along with a sweet, herbal note, almost like cilantro-banana. Stout malt-backbone yields notes of honeyed bread, and, before the sip closes, booze.

For how big and bold the flavors are, this is tasty and drinkable. Another fine example of the slap-you-in-your-face hop-profiles West Coast style IPA's have become known for.

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Photo of glass_house
3.92/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Gajo74
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a golden/light copper with a lovely orange hue, and soapy lacing that is frothy and almost creamy in the mouth.
The aroma is intense with citrus and danky hops aromas. As you smell it, you know that the taste will be a hops explosion. Sure enough, once the liquid reaches your lips, the hop oils, the pine needles, the resin and the citrus zest hits the mouth. Yet, there is a firm caramel malt backbone that provides sweetness. The feel is medium bodied to full; almost chewy. The bitterness is moderate to high. There is also a hidden alcohol warming that certainly hits you by the time you are done. Warning, careful with this one.
Overall, I really liked this one. It was a hop bomb but yet balanced enough. I would love to have again.

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Photo of datchethilbery
4.75/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of sakayus
4.71/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Short review for me
For the triple or more likely quad IPA, this thing is just superb. The only problem I run into is that I find these to be rather on the older side, but the times where I can find it <1 month old and is kept cold it is just amazing. Most of the time it's found at places in the warm section and is 4+ months old so it's hard for people to get a good representation.

I think everything is great with this beer and if you can find it fresh and kept cold it, you'll be amazed! I'd rather have this fresh than pliny any day. I'd rather have this than julius, heady, SOS, or trilium.

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Photo of GeorgeAKeim
4.24/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bigred89
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of luke12345
4.38/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of echris
4.08/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Matt141
4/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Beerbom
4.16/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of LXIXME
4.19/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of NastyNorseman
4.35/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DWhite3386
5/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Jeffsta1
4.66/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Clear, golden oak color. Pretty color, but doesn't inspire as to the intensity. Head is light.

Smell is glorious - clean pine and apricots. Fantastic.

Taste is magnificent - matches the nose, great bitterness. 131 IBU? Sooooper well balanced by the sweetness and richness. I wouldn't mind just a shade less sweetness but that's nitpicking.

Mouthfeel is perfect - rich, just the right amount of carbonation.

Finish is long, moderately intense, and, again, perfectly well integrated with the rest of the beer.

Bravo, boys (at least, I assume it's boys...) - well done.

Without a doubt, the best IPA I've had from bottle. PtY on tap - that's another story. But that's the quality we're talking about here.

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

Photo of TheRougeBastard
4.37/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottled 03/21/16, enjoyed 04/23/16...first off, freshness is key with these IIPA's, additionally, I have determined that only truly outstanding IIPA's come from California! Now I know there are those that will shout blasphemy for those words, however it is only my opinion and from my personal experience with this style. As other reviewers have suggested, yes, the 11.25% abv. is there, but, as others have stated, it's extremely drinkable, so be forewarned! My bottomline, fresh, this is on par with Enjoy By, Double Jack, or insert favorite IIPA here!

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

Photo of agreenman19
4.34/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of pinyin
4.03/5  rDev -5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottled 12/14/15. Served from the 22 ounce bottle into a 5 ounce snifter at 38F.

Nice golden copper hue. Slightly hazy but not a juice bomb.

Nose is hoppy, floral and slightly grassy. Mango and grapefruit, dank greens.

Very nicely balanced and flavorful. I think the dry hop has most likely faded by this point, 4 months after bottling, but it still tastes solid. 11.2% is a little bit on the high end for an IPA, but it does allow for the brewers to pack in the hop flavors, which they did. Not sure I really like the combination of Simcoe with Citra, but this is fairly well balanced.

Mouthfeel is smooth, not too bitter, but very pungent and you will slightly taste the ethyl alcohol here. Not too easy tot hide it at 11.2%. Texture is really nice on this ale, and the carbonation and lacing is spot on.

Be careful with this beer. It's strong, and it goes down fairly easy. Good value for the price point, but I bet this tasted a lot better when it was first bottled.

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Photo of HamdenHector
4.08/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: slight haze; deep gold in color; 1 finger ivory head that receded quickly to a thin collar; OK lacing;

S: pineapple, red grapefruit, and dank pine;

T: floral, herbal, and white grapefruit from start to finish; some mint from the middle through the finish; slight bitterness at the end;

M: medium bodied; moderate carbonation; lightly dry finish; hides the ABB very well - this sneaks up on you;

O: easy drinking; a lot of things going on;

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Simtra Triple IPA from Knee Deep Brewing Company
4.24 out of 5 based on 2,229 ratings.
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