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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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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:
#582
Reviews:
377
Ratings:
2,250
pDev:
9.09%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
230
Gots:
468
Trade:
15
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Ratings: 2,250 |  Reviews: 377
Photo of beFullCircle
4.43/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jmdrpi
4.27/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

On tap, 10 oz glass

Dank and bitter is the theme. Clear yellow golden, white head. Aroma of pine resin and citrus fruit. Taste is a little boozy, and quite bitter. Hops hops hops. Sticky mouth feel.

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Photo of JCarson410
4.1/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JNForsyth
4.24/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

AWESOME!

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Photo of Rogerlb
4/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a nice, slightly cloudy amber. Minimal head and slight but even lacing. Aroma is absolutely delightful, a citrus/ dank hoppiness that's floral and crisp.

Taste is what a triple IPA might taste like. Astringent and dank, marijuana, juice, aggressive hops (Simcoe) balancing with the juicy citra (I think -- I'm no expert) that brings a scorched pine cone feeling to a glass of apricot. I feel the burn of alcohol without it tasting boozy. Unlike Hop-trio (Hoparillo), this one isn't all over the map. It's pinned itself deep and strong.

Bitter is listed as 131. Yes, that's about right. As it warms it gets a little juicier, or maybe I'm getting used to the bitterness. The oily resin begins to grate on me as I continue through the bomber. Not exactly a pleasant sipping beer. Bring a knife.

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Photo of jxmichael
4.43/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

***UPDATE***

I was able to locate a bottle dated 10.14.16 at the local Costco, just 15 days old! Who am I kidding, I bought several of these bottles!

The fresher bottle has a cleaner taste with more crisp, distinct flavors and a sharper, more bitter finish. The lacing is also more pronounced on the fresher bottle and is truly a thing of beauty. This brew is great at three months old, it's exceptional at only a couple weeks old.
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Poured from a 22oz bomber dated 07.05.16 (about 3.5 months old).

A - Bright orange, cloudy tangerine with decent head and beautiful lacing!

S - Hops galore! Tropical, peaches, tangerine.

T - Sweet hops with a mild malt backbone. Fruity notes, sticky smooth finish.

M - Medium/heavy mouthfeel that becomes more complex as it warms. Surprisingly smooth given the 11.25% ABV.

O - Amazingly complex, smooth and doesn't taste anywhere close to 11.25% ABV. Usually as high alcohol content beers warm, they become almost unpalpable and malty beyond enjoyment. This beer warms and actually becomes more enjoyable as the flavors really pop, all while maintaining the wonderful smoothness. Buy it, you won't be disappointed!

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

Photo of MikeBogert53
4.43/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of TTripp725
2.59/5  rDev -39.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of rarigney
4.46/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Keith-Manuel25
4.54/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of The_Epopt
4.35/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Very tasty, very smooth. Was surprised by this one, not having much impression of it before. Definitely was a standout on a night full of great beers, tasting with friends.

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

Photo of tekstr1der
4.45/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Impressive. Golden pour with small but lasting clingy white top. Aroma is juicy and piney - not much different from their dipa. Flavor is just so balanced. Great blast of hop bitter throughout, yet maintaining balance and smoothness until the finish. This is truly dangerously drinkable stuff. Delicious.

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Photo of ChristianAlexander
4.8/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

A pretty deep amber color with a scent of pine, grapefruit, and cut grass and an earthy hoppy resin taste that lingers. This release from Knee-Deep is a crowning achievement for an upper-NorCal area containing lackluster breweries (especially the Tahoe area which is filled with shitty people working at shitty breweries that only capitalize on know-nothing tourists who probably could be served piss and think it's good beer). But for sure, this quality brewery establishes itself as a leader in its hometown with a quaint setting that positions its beer at the center. If I'm ever nearby I enjoy visiting its headquarters and downing a growler or two before challenging wannabe Portland-hipsters to cornhole and impressing their girlfriends who are not familar with what a real man looks like. I force others to fill up my growler, at this point the establishment has refused to serve me, but I am King when I am here. My shirt's off, my pants are down, and I'm dancing on picnic benches yodeling (not exactly sure why) the top five billboard hits at the time. They try to stop me but peasants have no command over a King. I usually end the day by finding the vat full of newly-completed Simtra and dive right in. It is alwasy fresh, still warm, hot even, and the burns serve as merely more mouths to drink this beer into.

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Photo of wikked1
4.84/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Another great beer from California, leave your keys on the key rack because after a couple of these you'll need a DD, yeah it's that good you'll want a second one if you're a hop head.

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

A really big dose of Citra and Simcoe results in a nice mix of bright tropical and citrus fruits which is counterbalanced by dank pine. It's a nice mix and both are quite potent. The malt is pretty muted, particularly considering the ABV. it is there, but the hops are the focus. Alcohol is unsurprisingly notable, but for an 11.25% beer it goes down frighteningly easily. Good stuff.

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Photo of BdM
4.28/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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

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

Photo of zahara15
4.49/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Big and hoppy yet a nice malt sweetness to balamce. Almost on fringe of an American Balrywine/IPA hybrid. Nice big beer.

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Photo of moysauce
4.29/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Simtra Triple IPA from Knee Deep Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.29 out of 5 with 2,250 ratings
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