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Simtra Triple IPA | Knee Deep Brewing Company

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Simtra Triple IPASimtra Triple IPA
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4.29/5
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2,250 Ratings
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:
#584
Reviews:
377
Ratings:
2,250
pDev:
9.09%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
230
Gots:
468
Trade:
15
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Ratings: 2,250 |  Reviews: 377
Photo of madelf66
4.34/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of WVbeergeek
4.56/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of JamesLeung
4.54/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Moose90
4.21/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Served On-Tap, 10 oz

A — Pours a gleaming clear orangey amber hue into the glass. A light amber ring of foam sits on top and leaves behind some solid rings of lacing with each sip.

S — Smell is aggressive, sweet, sharp, piney, resinous, bitter citrus, dank, herbaceous, salivating, in-satiating .

T — Piney and sharp, aggressively bitter and clean, dry melon, sharp pine needle and pine cone, tree bark, sap, assertive.

M — Medium-full bodied, a hint of warming ABV, but very well hidden.

O — Incredible overall, sharp, bittter, refreshing, warming, inviting, upper echelon.

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Photo of Piglet_rulz_da_yard
4.3/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Mikexw
4.17/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dd43
4.06/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Some beers belie their ABV and IBU levels with a level of artistry that is hard to comprehend. This is not one of those beers. But don't go thinking this means Simtra isn't worth drinking. It's a big bodacious gnarly imperial IPA that Knee Deep has bestowed the nebulous "triple" moniker to. It is dank in every way that beer can be described as such. Lots of allium character, and sticky pine sap in the nose. Massive past ripe citrus fruit notes. Fermented pineapple, squishy mango, cantelope and peach come to mind. Has the alcohol heat I would normally associate with a barrel aged stout. If you want To have your ass kicked by an imperial IPA, this is your huckleberry.

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

Photo of Ego
3.72/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

bottle date: 2/1/16

eyes...
quickly fading head, golden hue with just a scarce trace of bubbles, lacing is blah, this looks pretty thin

nose...
juicy juicy hops, stinging orange notes, mouth watering candy notes, a little bit of seltzer and lemon zest, you can get just a little touch of the alcohol underneath, this is the type of hop smell that makes you go drool...

taste etc...
the carbonation is pretty low so this drinks sort of syrupy, herbaly hop flavor (with a hint towards juicy fruit / citrus), some really strong orange notes sing out in the after taste, pretty bitter but nothing that will cripple my tongue, you sense the alcohol just a touch, this drinks pretty damn smooth for the ABV (but again you definitely do taste a hot dose here and there alcohol wise), the hop oils do coat the tongue well

verdict?
Hoppy, beautiful aroma, just a touch hot with alcohol, worth checking out if you like the high end burn hops (not fruity). With a little more refinement this could be a gem.

I was having some Moosebacher cheese with this and it held up! (australian swiss past cows milk)

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Photo of JMS1512
4.16/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On the docket: 22 oz. bottle of Knee Deep's Simtra

Aroma: A beautiful, heady meld of lime, grapefruit and dank pine resin fill out the hop side, with a clean white bread-crust malt presence and just a touch of prickly booze.

Sight: Largely crystal clear and burnished bronze body showing off subtle No. 2 pencil yellow highlights. The head wells up and sits around, thick and creamy. Lacing is big and patchy, though consistent with every sip. Bubbles purposefully make their way from the bottom of the glass to join their spherical brethren. A large super-continent of suds covers the surface as the head recedes.

Taste: The hops are the star of this beer, with much of the nose following through to the palate. Bright citrus and melon, and a good helping of sappy pine. There's a fleeting sweetness from the bready malt. Boy does that exit quickly, making room for a drying, crisp, bitter finish. As the beer warms, the alcohol is more apparent, but considering the abv (11.25%) it's quite smooth and well-integrated.

Feel: Medium-full, crisp, bitter. for a high-abv IPA, this one has a considerably smooth and creamy mouthfeel. Carbonation is enough to lift the weight of the beer off your tongue, but by no means lively.

Overall: Deceptively smooth and easy to drink for a double, or maybe "triple" IPA. Consider pairing with a Davidoff Millennium Blend cigar. Well-crafted high abv offering.

Suggestion food pairing: Creamy white cheddar cheese, lemon-pepper chicken, salt-cured ham and other charcuterie, messy sauce-glazed barbecue ribs

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Photo of dpgoblejr
4.8/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of TomMorris
4.35/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Sound_Explorer
4.02/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JamFuel
4.27/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Stofko1992
4.31/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Abecharron
4.59/5  rDev +7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Golden color, well carbonated, light foam, surprisingly light color for an 11.25% ABV beer. Thick mouthfeel. Great floral hop aroma for such a high gravity beer. I mostly get hints of fruit particularly citrus. Boozy in aroma and flavor (as expected from a such a high gravity beer) but still maintains a great balance of malt to hops.
This is a big beer and has all the characteristics of a big beer but also has a great hop aroma and taste that keeps up with these characteristics. I recommend it.

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

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

Photo of 57md
3.91/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a pale copper with very little head. The nose has both fruity and piney notes. The flavor profile leans more malty than I expected but the hops come on well at the finish. There is a touch of alcohol esters which caught me a bit off guard.

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Photo of zshaft
4.08/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

pours light orange ish with tons of carbonation and medium head. can see the bubbles fizzing long after the pour. smells of some cracker malt with hints of peach and some juicy grapefruit. some nice pine needles round out the nose. nice hops hit you up front with apricot followed quickly by sine pine and then again by Some bitter fruit. followed by alcohol burn and some sweet malt. medium body. add the beer warms the afforementioned flavors become stronger but alcohol is still noted. this is not as good as ruin ten or hi res to me but delivers some nice interplay between citrus and pine hops. would reccomend if you see it. not a must have

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Photo of acbe
4.15/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TheDudeFromTheThing
3.94/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Simtra Triple IPA from Knee Deep Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.29 out of 5 with 2,250 ratings
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