Simtra Triple IPA | Knee Deep Brewing Company

Simtra Triple IPASimtra Triple IPA
BA SCORE
94.2%
Liked This Beer
4.29 w/ 2,244 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:
#581
Reviews:
376
Ratings:
2,244
Liked:
2,114
Avg:
4.29/5
pDev:
9.09%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
228
Gots:
462
Trade:
15
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 2,244 |  Reviews: 376
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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Photo of Bamahawk4
4.56/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Ardeer
4.43/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of avisong
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Taybeh
3.69/5  rDev -14%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From a bomber scored and enjoyed on Maui, bottled 2 months ago (so less than ideal). Poured into a shaker, this doesn't skimp on the hops...big nose and lots of bitterness, but I just don't like my IPAs with this much alcohol burn, and this is pretty hot and boozy on the back end. Pours a slightly dull hazy apricot, with a 1 finger head with good retention and good lacing. Big nose, but lacks complexity and distinct notes...I get a little sweetness with carmel, and for the hops, something in between floral, spicy and fruity (but not exactly tropical). The beginning of some herbal notes, but they don't entirely come through. There's the promise of some pine there, but I don't know...there's a lot there in the nose, but it is hard for me to nail down. I get more Simcoe than I do Citra. You know that you're dealing with a high abv pretty quickly once it hits the tongue: some burnt caramel, lots of hops promised in the nose, though the spiciness and pine comes on stronger, and the fruit plays more of a secondary and supporting role. Some biscuity malt and some fair bitterness at the end, along with some boozy burn. Fairly dry. If you need a big hop fix, this might be what you're looking for...it is what it is, without apologies. If Hop Stoopid is on the shelf, though, which is just as big a bitter hop bomb and it hides the alcohol better? I'll give this one some props for taking no prisoners...but I'm not likely to return to it.

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Photo of brewjoel
4.89/5  rDev +14%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of emount91
4.15/5  rDev -3.3%
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 -3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of sdeese21
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Wizzle32
4.03/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of hozersr
4.24/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Uconnelmo
4.48/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of frasergrove
4.24/5  rDev -1.2%
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 -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Simtra Triple IPA from Knee Deep Brewing Company
Beer rating: 94.2% out of 100 with 2,244 ratings
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