Simtra Triple IPA | Knee Deep Brewing Company

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Simtra Triple IPASimtra Triple IPA
2,258 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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Ratings: 2,258 |  Reviews: 382
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

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

Fantastic triple IPA. Great job balancing hops and malts and not making it a messy malt bomb like some high alcohol IPAs tend to be. Outstanding.

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Photo of bdiiorio
4.33/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of gshak
4.18/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

No bottled on date, for an IPA; seriously KDBC? I still picked it up. Found it in my local Costco for $7.99 and the bottle hadn't seemed to gather as much dust as the other IPA bottles that were about 2 months old or so. So I figured this must be bottled within the last 2 months or so, and rolled the dice on this one.
A - The appearance of this beer, to me, is the best attribute of this beer. Clear yellow, with a finger's width of white head that receded but never fully, leaving a fine lacing on the glass that lasted a good 20 mins or so.
S - Pine, phenols, citrus, lemon peels and some peach. Smells sweet.
T - Sweet, followed by a balancing, lingering, pine sap, bitterness. Biscuity maltiness with a mild caramel presence. At 131 IBUs, it does drink fairly balanced; but leaves a lingering hop bite at the end. The alcohol is very much present on the palate.
M - Full and very syrupy. The ample carbonation, and alcohol, present in the beer do their bit to lighten the feel, however, this is one thick beer. The fullness, and the heat from the alcohol, both accentuate the longer the liquid sits in the glass.
O - Glad to have tried it for $7.99, but I won't be buying this again anytime soon; not unless KDBC start bottling with dates. While I'm not a big fan of 9+ ABV IPAs in general, this one was not a bad purchase. Worth a try, however, this does fall short of being world-class, in my book. Hoptimum, and Bootlegger's Knuckle Sandwich are better buys IMO, in the 10+ ABV arena.

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Photo of bkess8
4.09/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bloodbuzz99
4.45/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Mehinaman
4.33/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Butznutz
4.07/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

poured into a tulip glass from 24 oz. bottle. nice light amber hue, slight creamy, frothy head. kept a nice ring the whole time. Aroma is all hops, and a nice medley of. First sip was straight boozy with a slight burn. I was turned off at first. ignored the glass for 15-20 minutes. Came back for a pull and thought someone swapped it out for a different brew. found a nice piney yet sweet hop bite that finished dry and a touch bitter. IMO a brew that needs to warm up a bit to unleash its true inner beauty For its high ABV it hides the booze nicely once it warms. Enjoyed it much more than than the Sixpoint Hi-Res I had recently

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Photo of zonker17
4.27/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Very clear golden with thick initial head that laces well. Piney and citrus nose. Full on hop flavor that ranks with the best. Good malt along with loads of resin and pine. Above medium mouthfeel and just below medium carbonation. Says not for aging, but would be interesting to treat this beer like a 120.

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

Great beer all the way ...... Flavor ,smell ! Pleasantly surprised!

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Photo of brinkdeer
4.52/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.75

Photo of NickThePyro
4.46/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of burns3y
4.08/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of traxstar7
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Poured into a Seattle Beer Week pint glass. Pours a medium coppery amber with a one finger white head with good retention and lacing. Aroma of citrus and quite dank hops (I'm getting onion here too, which is not a profile I often can detect), caramel malt; a little vegetal. Flavor is dominated by hops: citrus, piney and dank with a good toffee forward caramel malt base. Finishes with resinous citrus and piney hops. Nice creamy body and mouth feel. This has everything I like in a big IPA, a really substantial caramel malt body, lots of interesting herbal hop flavors as well as carpet bombing of hop bitterness. There is one odd flavor in this that doesn't fit, it is the oniony or garlicy flavor I mentioned at the beginning in the aroma. It might be something from a lot of Simcoe hops. Even with that component, a quite satisfying and fun to drink IIPA. Huge ABV well covered.

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Photo of Karibourgeois
3.96/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of EdwardAbbey
4.32/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Hard to believe, as you're drinking it, that this is an 11.25% beer. Were I none-the-wiser, 8 or 9% would've been guessed, which is the first sign it's very well-crafted. Where it comes up a little short of greatness is by lacking a truly distinctive hop aroma or taste. A kind of nebulous citrus, pine, and (un-offensive) cat pee are all there, and the malts, for their part, are perfectly complementary, but nothing stands out to separate it from the very best. Even so, this is an expertly constructed IIIPA.

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Simtra Triple IPA from Knee Deep Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.29 out of 5 with 2,258 ratings