Simtra Triple IPA | Knee Deep Brewing Company

Simtra Triple IPASimtra Triple IPA
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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: 2,244 |  Reviews: 376
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

Photo of StonedTrippin
4.3/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A beer I have been wanting to try for years! Finally got the chance, super fresh too. For one thing, this doesn't drink like anything hear as strong as it is, so juicy and yummy too, definitely a bomber you could get yourself into trouble with. Clear golden in color, honey hued, not even all that much body under the tall white head. Pretty lacing too. Smells most righteously hoppy and west coast oily. I love the combination of the holder sim or with the more delicate and fruity Citra, it's a perfect match, and for me much preferable to the more common mosaic andcitra combination we are seeing everywhere these days. It needs thebitterbite if the simcoe for balance, and the zesty grapefruit notes is provides. They seem equally proportioned in the flavor, more simcoe up front more Citra in the back. A beautiful duet. Lots of resinous quality to this, some heft to the malt base but this isn't heavy, and a bit of the hop oily sweetness you often find in the stronger IPA types. Huge fan of this one, it opens up a lot as it warms, and it's way too easy drinking for what it is. Definitely worth the hype and famous for a reason! One of the best in it's class!

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Photo of BEERMILER12
4.28/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A: Pours a golden color with 2 fingers of head that fades down to a nice cap that leaves some sticky lacing

S: A good deal of citrus and pine up front, with hints of stone fruit and a touch of bready maltiness. Definitely picking up the IBUs in the nose as well

T: Follows the nose. Starts off with a burst of the citrus, pine, and stone fruit and slowly meanders into the sweet bready maltiness that does a nice job balancing flavors while still allowing the hops to fully shine. Bitterness starts strong and doesn't relinquish much, going well into the finish. Some light alcohol notes, but for the most part the alcohol is extremely well hidden under the pure bitterness and malt strength. Finishes with lingering bitterness, light alcohol, and pine

M: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. In no way sticky or overly sweet

O: A great triple IPA that does an extremely good job balancing the malt, hops, and alcohol. Definitely still in IPA territory compared to BW or strong ale thanks to that factor. Definitely worth checking out if you're into stronger IPAs that maintain a powerful hop punch

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Photo of bearbeerboss80
3.44/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Wiffler27
4.42/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

bottled 8/13/16 and consumed 9/19/16

pours a clear light gold with a thick head. much lighter than expected.

smell is clean and light,. sweet hops, light fruit.

taste is bitter yet clean. creamy feel and tons of bitterness. easy to drink for a beer of such a high abv.

pretty good beer but nothing crazy. very drinkable for a high abv but overall a good beer.

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Photo of SawDog505
4.78/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Poured aggressively into a 13 oz tulip glass bottled 8/13/16. Pours a very bright orange with a 2 plus sticky white head that leaves bountiful lace.

Smell is dank marijuana, pine, apricot, pine, tangerine, and pungent grapefruit.

Taste follows very aggressive marijuana, apricot, tangerine, and finishes with pin grapefruit that lingers after each sip.

Mouthfeel is massive, plenty of carbonation for a beer of this size, a little on the dry side, because it is sticky because of all the juicy oily hoppy goodness, and drinks pretty darn easy for being such a a beast.

Overall this is my favorite triple IPA to date and it may be the dankest beer I have ever had.

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Photo of puboflyons
3.91/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

From the 650 ml bottle dated 08/13/16. Sampled on September 19, 2016.

The pour is golden amber and bubbly leading up to a full white and foamy head.

This is a month old but I still get a good aroma of floral and herbal hop notes along with the basic toasted pale malt note under it all.

Medium or better body.

The taste flirts quickly with toasted sour dough but then the floral and spicy hop notes kick in. Mild finish. No booze for over 11%.

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

Copper and relatively filtered, lots of fast rising bubbles making the body look light. Topped with 4 fingers of yellow-brown, foamy head.

Pine resin, caramel and pineapple. Hints of cooked onions.

Wow. There's a fierce battle going on. The heat of the alcohol, pine resin, chili pepper, fried onions, caramel, and linen, all bombard the tongue.

Thick, alcohol burning, hop drying, lightly syrupy body are balanced with moderate, spicy carbonation.

Got in Santa Rosa at Whole Foods. Drank in Redding, California Sept 17th, 2016. A real push to the limits of a IIPA. A little alcohol burnt for me, and a little boozy. Flavours go well in it, but I wouldn't say this is outstanding beer.

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Photo of papposilenus
4.39/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

From a 22oz bottle, dated 08/13/16, served in a tulip.

Pours a lightly carbonated, brilliant liquid gold with a generous crown of rocky foam. Retention is good, leaving a heavy ring of suds and webs of lacing.

Smell is bright and biscuity, pine, pineapple and peach, sweet and sappy.

Upfront the taste is pineapple soaked in whiskey, fresh-cut balsam and fresh straw. What with the amped-up abv, the flavours are carried in the sinuses as much as on the palate, principally sugar cookie, grand marnier and lots of pine. Finishes sweet and sappy with a tongue-coating tingle.

Feel is medium-to-medium-heavy, more oily than syrupy, dank and, despite it's appearance, brightly carbonated.

Overall, a kickass TIPA which makes me think of a beer version of triple sec. There's no attempt made at hiding the alcohol here but, regardless, you'd have to read the label to know that it's as high as it is. Or try to stand up or touch your nose or tie your shoes.

I'm stepping outside my NEIPA comfort zone in trying this one and I must say that I'm enjoying the bejeezus out of it.

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Photo of johlac66
4.46/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of sjrider
4.19/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of 6thstreetbrewpub
4.21/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JohnBender
4.74/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of KShophead
4.12/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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

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