Simtra Triple IPA | Knee Deep Brewing Company

Simtra Triple IPASimtra Triple IPA
2,246 Ratings
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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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

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

Photo of Kettle1
4.1/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JuiceMan818
4.21/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of WickedBeer
4.55/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of GratefulBeerGuy
4.59/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Triple......IPA ?! 3x IPA. 131 IBU. (Most I've had as of 5/2/17) 11.25 % abv. ....what a mean green beast. 22 oz bomber in a wide Dogfish head signature glass.

A clear gold color with vivid amber hues. A high, bubbly sea foam white cap recedes in moderate fashion.

The aroma is very intense, very complex, with pineapple, strawberries, floral effects,sweet-citrus notes from the two hops. An earthy, herbal thing under the big fruity tones, honey-sweet and slightly bready malt is obvious and bold with a heat tingle, slightly boozy ( it is 11.25 after all) combo in this remarkable nose. A very deep and muli-layered hop explosion of aroma.

The flavor is about as deep and complex as I have ever experienced. The hop complexity is very good, multiple flavor's impress within the two hops highlighted in this brew. Dry-earthy and bitter notes happen fast, 131 ibu!! And man, it does not let you down....flavor's are big but the earthy, bitter ending is just perfect. Grapefruit in a big way, tangy, slightly sweet and certainly bitter fruity overtones dominate. Herbal and spicy, sharp black pepper and boozy heat tend to mingle together in the middle, morw earthy bitterness rolls in again, with a super-crispy malt with very subtle seeetness of wild honey.

The cripness, earthy tones and grapefruit effects are very complex, deep and just plain rad. Balance is excellent for such an extreme hop bomb. Way to easy to drink for such a high alcohol, Lupulin beast. But, then again, I think I like my very boozy beers better than most. (?)

So, the mouthfeel has a light but seriously crisp, earthy and dry bite. Boozy heat warms the tummy and tingles the nose and goes from crisp and light to a heavier, medium bodied malty thing. Excellent feel for such a big beer.

A fine example that is the extreme alchemy approach to what has proven to be the American craft beer Renaissance that has strived for the last 20 + years.

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

Photo of Roguer
4.56/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Fantastic hoppy aroma: grapefruit, pine, alcohol, honey, flowers, orange, biscuit, and a light touch of dank sweetness.

Big, sweet, and hoppy on the palate. Tons of resinous pine, fleeting sweet notes of mango and mandarin orange. Huge sweet malt base, and the alcohol heat is noticeable.

Fairly thick and syrupy, and a little hot, but remarkably smooth given the insanely high ABV.

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

Photo of ckeegan04
4.52/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of gr8fulbeerhead
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Mack
3.93/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

Photo of h4ger
4.1/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DoctorD
4.38/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of addiwilliams
4.35/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of q33jeff
3.46/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5


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 -0.9%
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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Simtra Triple IPA from Knee Deep Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.29 out of 5 with 2,246 ratings
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