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

BEER STATS
Ratings:
2,229
Reviews:
370
Avg:
4.24
pDev:
9.2%
 
 
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228
Gots:
454
For Trade:
15
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Ratings: 2,229 |  Reviews: 370
Photo of brewjoel
4.89/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of emount91
4.15/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

pours a slightly hazy orange, good foamy head that dissipates into a thin one and laces the glass. smell is very juicy tropical and citrusy, little bit of pine coming through. taste is a lot less tropical and a lot more piney, booze bite at the end, but it compliments the taste well. the taste showcases the Simcoe hops a lot more than the Citra hops, not very juicy tasting like the smell suggests. mouthfeel is good, though I would expect something a little less carbonated being a triple IPA. nonetheless, another good one from these guys.

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Photo of dipaslife4me
4.14/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of sdeese21
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Wizzle32
4.03/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Uconnelmo
4.48/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

Pours a mild gold, very clear with a quickly dissipating white head. Aroma is pretty boozy and piney, with layers of grapefruit and lemon. Big body, alcohol sweetness, nice levels of bitterness...an almost sessionable triple IPA. This one is delicious...and will knock you on your ass!

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Photo of Mo_fro
4.1/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of GTJayG
4.18/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dirtnasty
4.88/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Photo of CayseyW
3.48/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Since my rating is so statistically far from the average, I felt like a review was warranted.
L: Definitely the best thing this beer has going on for it, or at least in my experience. Pours a very clean amber tone with a soapy head that retains a lot of foam and leaves a sticky lacing.
S: Malty, with some earthy herbal notes that are sort of piney. Really missing any hint of citrus or tropical notes you might get from a simcoe/citra hop bill.
T: Sweet up front, some pine and floral taste elements that get overwhelmed quickly by burnt sugars.
F: Way too much happening here and I don't mean that in a good way. I get that it's a IIIPA, but come on! Sweet, bitter, boozy, and all of these things seem to be competing to stand out the most.
O: Although this isn't a flattering review per se, this is still an above-average beer at the end of the day. I just wished it was a bit more harmonious.

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Photo of thomda11
4.19/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tragicrock
4.36/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of EMV
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had on-tap at The Pour House in Exton, PA. Poured into a snifter.

L: Pours a semi-opaque deep golden color. Two fingers of creamy white head greet the drinker. Delicate lacing.

S: Smells like a knockout. Citrusy hops and grapefruit, malts and resin.

T/F: A strong malt backbone sets the table for a big time hop experience. Lots of juicy citrus notes with grapefruit, pineapple, and other tropical fruits. Slightly herbal and spicy. Oily and resinous on the tongue. Warming at the finish and amply carbonated.

O: This is a big badass and delicious Imperial IPA and was truly impressive. This can stand up with the big boys.

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Photo of drone
3.91/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rfgetz
3.94/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Honeybourne
4.05/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of fitzy84
4.08/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bought a bottle at the Beer Shop in East Longmeadow. The beer poured with great retention, patchy lacing on the sides, and a clear gold-orange appearance. Aromas include rich grassy hops with more of a lemon citrus flavor. Taste is bittersweet with a good malt flavor mixed in with earthy hops and citrus fruit. The body gives some good carbonation to the drink. Overall, this beer had excellent aromas that made it a treat to drink.

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Photo of iRun2Beer
3.94/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Cheld
4.52/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

Golden and hazy with white frothy head.
Smell was low key, but citrusy and tropical. Taste was strong of citrus and tropical fruit with bitter dank follow through. Dry. Viscous. Alcohol was not unpleasant. Overall, delicious.

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Photo of rodbeermunch
4.18/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Plenty of orange color running through this one, although a super small white head that almost doesn't exist. Aroma reeks of citra and simcoe.

Taste was dry and kept the abv in a bunker. Not overly bitter, well carbonated, damn this is easily in discussion for the best knee deep beer.

Scoring a fresh one of these can be challenging, and the price is up there, but it is a tasty beer that is a plenty suitable alternative to Pliny or whatever double/triple ipa you're chasing from somewhere not local to you.

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Photo of JustinTauscher
4.11/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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