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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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2,248 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:
#585
Reviews:
376
Ratings:
2,248
pDev:
9.09%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Photo of BeerZombies1
4.3/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of RyanK252
4.4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

On tap at BC's Pizza & Beer

A: Pours deep golden amber with a creamy off white head that settles to a light layer and laces quite nicely.

S: Juicy tropical fruit, mango, pineapple, passion fruit, and peach, citrus, orange and grapefruit, pine, a little dank, and caramel malt sweetness.

T: Big pine and citrus, sweet grapefruit and orange, tropical fruit, mango pineapple, passion fruit, a little peach, maybe a hint of dankness, well balanced with caramel malt sweetness. The alcohol is very well hidden.

M: Medium to full body, moderate carbonation, very smooth, especially for its %.

O: Awesome awesome awesome. I love this beer.

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

Photo of Sulty
3.44/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ryan1788a5
4.08/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

22oz bottle poured into a globe.

A: Sunny golden in color with some chill haze. Creamy white head holds on at a half inch in height. Light, wispy lacing.

S: Sliced mango, nectarine, tangerine, pineapple. Very juicy and tropical. Leafy undertones and pine resin. A bit musty in a dank way. Bready malt and lightly kilned grain.

T: Mango and apricot. Juicy nectarine and tangerine. Dank. Earthy and piney. Grassy. Alcohol is perceptible, but managed well. Lightly kilned malts bring some soft doughy and bready flavors. Dank and earthy hops ride into the finish with some trailing alcohol.

M: Medium-full body. Round, creamy, and velvety. It glides effortlessly over the tongue. Light prickling carbonation. Some warming alcohol.

O: This one scores major points for ease of drinkability. It's juicy, tropical, texturally pleasing, and way too easy to polish off at 11.25% abv. The hop profile is fairly simple and straightforward, but delightfully juicy and tropical. Sometimes it's these sort of straightforward and hedonistic beers that are the most rewarding.

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Photo of kbrokhoff
4.42/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a snifter with an easy head and impressive lacing. Its smell is more on the fainter side, but what a wonderful aroma. This does not drink like a triple IPA - more that of a double. What first came to mind after the initial few sips was a blend of east and west coast IPA styles. Wow, this is amazing. I can't believe it has 11.25% ABV, because by George the booziness is subdued. Chewy for sure, but incredibly drinkable and so damn tasty. This is the super group of IPAs, as Sculpin, Heady Topper, and similar double/imperial IPA flavors are all present. How I was able to get my hands on this brew in a Wakefield, MA liquor and beer store is beyond me. I am just incredibly thankful.

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

Photo of jlindros
4/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

This one looks interesting, could be really good or really bad, and hoping for the former. A big citra simcoe bomb triple IPA, wow, I'm really curious. Bottled 5/28/15.

Pours a big fluffy creamy 1 finger head that fades at a med to slower pace, nice soapy lacing, very clear honey blond color.

Nose is explosive, as soon as I popped the cap, tons of dank resin, musty dank hop resin and oils, quickly into fruit, lots of fruit, some apricot like stone fruit, candied dried sweetened tree fruit, with mild pineapple, passion fruit, and grapefruit pith, as well as a little orange rind, and some sweet candy malts. I get a little armpit dankness, which is not quite as pleasant as I'd hoped, but the rest is nice, simcoe seems to be not playing so nice in this one unfortunately.

Taste brings sweet candy malt, fair sweetness but a big malt base, almost syrupy but not quite there, toasted malts, with a little caramel, like a toasted blond malt, and candy syrup, as well as some warming almost tingly alcohol, and mild phenols with it. Hops are plenty, super bitter some crazy IBU count, with lots of orange peel, citrus notes but not a ton, with plenty more dried candied fruit again, tree fruit and apricot like stone fruit. Then into mild pineapple and passion fruit notes again, just a little, dried mango, etc. Some dank resin again, thankfully not as much this time, some musty dank resin, with a little hop oil feel, sticky pungent hop oils and dank passion fruit. Thankfully no armpit this time. Finish is a bit drier, a little sticky, and mildly sweet, with more warming toasty booze, a touch of phenols again, big bitterness as well, some orange rind and grapefruit pith as well, a little tropical note, musty dank hop oils.

Mouth is med bod surprisingly, not too heavy, some warming tingly booze notes, almost wants to get syrupy but doesn't, decent carb.

Overall interesting, a lot going on, not what I was expecting either, I wanted more of the grapefruit, citrus, tropical notes, etc, which were there but on the lighter side. The dankness really stole the show, and it wasn't a great show, nose had musty armpit, taste was better but still not where it should have been. The malts were nice though for a triple IPA, just the right amount of warming tingly booze, with nice balancing sweet malt character that kept the crazy IBU bitterness in check mostly. So drinkable, but went off the rails a bit. It was teh Simcoe that didn't want to play nice, I have a love hate relationship with Simcoe, it can either be awesome grapefruit tropical juice, or dank musty armpit or cat pee, so yeah fun!

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

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

On tap at the Apex the other day. Have to say that I continue to be impressed by the DIPA's I've been trynig from these guys. The beer was well balanced (for an 11.25% abv. beer), with excellent malt body to pair with the considerable pine and citrus. Alcohol is well integrated into the flavor profile, and the rich mouthfeel is really the only place you notice the abv. (obviously, if you knocked down a couple of pints of this, there's another way you'd notice the high abv.).

Tried side by side with the head shake DIPA from Barley Brown. The BB DIPA was clearly superior, but even so, the simtra more than held its own. Excellent DIPA.

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Photo of aaronyoung01
4.36/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Dr_Fox
4.13/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of cwelsh55
4.44/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

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4.58/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of dnb128
4/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of cj8311
3.85/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.98/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

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4.34/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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

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4.26/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

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

Simtra Triple IPA from Knee Deep Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.29 out of 5 with 2,248 ratings
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