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:
2,234
Reviews:
373
Avg:
4.25
pDev:
9.18%
 
 
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228
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456
For Trade:
15
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Ratings: 2,234 |  Reviews: 373
Photo of hopitty
4.84/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Deliver an exceptional hop aroma. Simcoe and Citra is a great combination for balance.

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Photo of Jemonster
4.82/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Lovely looking IPA. Deep bronze with a reddish tint. Orange/copper. White head wasn't too dense but thins nicely. Good looking, fine bubble carbonation.

S: WOW. Hops field. A big hint of what is to come. Super floral aroma hops and maple syrup smelling roast on the malts.

T: Bottle says 131 IBU but I don't believe it up front. The 11.25% ABV has a little palate presence. It's got that classic resinous/pine bitterness to it but it's well balanced. Easy drinking for a beer with this much flavor. They definitely were not stingy with the hops (Simcoe?) The citrus notes are grapefruit forward. Wonderful flavor. Scant sweetness. Mine isn't even as fresh as it should be.

M: Hefty and filling. Carbonation is perfect. Great example of the style, but I feel like it's making me thirsty for water.

O: Great beer for fans of IPA, and torture for everyone else.

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Photo of fureousangel
4.82/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Just cracked one bottled 16 DEC 14. A pure gem. The immediate fragrance that hit my nose was amazing.

I'm very familiar with this brewery and their product. They are doing some phenomenal things. I recommend tracking it down

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Photo of sohearn
4.81/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of beerviews2013
4.81/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

pour: a nice white head with a light golden brown brew.

Smell: being a 3x ipa its all hops i shouldnt even have to say it.

Taste: Wow this is a sipper. Your going to have to take a moment with this one not just to enjoy it but the bitterness on the pallet is toughhh!!! If you like hops this is your beer. Hoppy happy over here. Then you get a little bit of malts when you keep drinking but not much.

Overall: This is a great beer to sit back and enjoy but not for the beginners. Be sure to set the pallet up for a kicking before you get into this. I love knee deep for this one good stuff.

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Photo of Perfero
4.81/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

What can I say other than this is just flat out excellent. It has a great, dark amber color to it with a nose that lets you know that you're in for some advanced, oral hop consumption. The foam is a bit on the light side but that's not all that surprising with such a "big" beer.

When it hits the tongue, as one would expect, you get a lot of great, hoppy bitterness with lots of citrus and very well balanced malts to go along with the incredible amount of flavor associated with each sip. This is definitely not for the uninitiated so make sure you don't share yours (if you're inclined to share) with someone just venturing out into the world of hops.

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Photo of TimBeaulieu
4.8/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of King_Ding22
4.8/5  rDev +12.9%

Photo of LiverBelly
4.8/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Pure and simple, if you have never tried Pliny the Younger, this is the closest you can get w/o traveling to Santa Rosa or waiting in a ridiculous line. On the Westcoast this beer was highly coveted a year ago; now you can readily find it on the shelf. It's a no-brainer.

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Photo of Raven3464
4.8/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Appearance: This sexy brew pours a beautifully hazy, copper body with a one finger head. This degree of retention is rare

Smell: It smells like Christmas trees in a bottle. Grapefruit and pineapple can also be noticed but the pine aroma really shines through. Seriously, you can smell this baby from a few feet across the room. This is godly for a hop head and quite possibly the best smelling DIPA I’ve ever had.

Taste: Hops, hops, and more hops. Pine and fresh grapefruits are complimented by a sweet malt flavor on the back of the tongue.

Mouth feel: It is thick, oily, and sticky with a great amount of carbonation to prepare the palate for the hop explosion in the next sip.

Overall: This is one of the best double (triple?) IPAs I’ve ever had. Thanks to Knee Deep Brewing Company for this gem.

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Photo of MikeHBerk79
4.8/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

An incredible tasting beer, with lots of booze to boot. This beer gets you into trouble fast but is delicious.

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Photo of 2stonedpokets
4.8/5  rDev +12.9%

Photo of dpgoblejr
4.8/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of JeffONeal
4.8/5  rDev +12.9%

Photo of ChristianAlexander
4.8/5  rDev +12.9%
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 s35keith
4.79/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of RJB66
4.79/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of facefox
4.79/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Hendry
4.78/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Pours a clear orange-amber hue, fluffy one finger cottony head, stellar lacing in a F&W snifter.

Nose is pleasantly hop forward, tangerine, grapefruit & pineapple. There are definitely some malts present in the nose, but this has all the components of a hop-bomb in the making. I suspect some dry hopping was part of the process as the aromas are prominent and delightful.

Taste is a mirror image of the aroma, very juicy, very tropical, excellent lingering bitterness one would expect from a mostly simcoe bill with some citra.Alcohol present but quite well hidden for the abv, nicely accomplished.

Mouthfeel is medium, excellent carbonation for the style, wonderful dry finish. Flavors dance across the palate and leave that desirable bitterness that hangs in the back of the throat,dries you out, and invites the next enjoyable sip.

Yup, the ratings are on the money for this one, no bull or hype: an excellent IIIPA that explores the virtues of the marvelous citra hop blended artfully with the simcoe hop.Seek this one out for certain!

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Photo of SawDog505
4.78/5  rDev +12.5%
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 Hokualohilani
4.77/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of Bonna
4.77/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of ALLISON01
4.77/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dmquinn
4.77/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Bobheed
4.77/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A: Darkish sunset orange with a bright white head, roughly 2 fingers. Head dissipates fairly quickly and leaves a nice cap throughout.

S: You can pretty much smell this one from across the room. Simcoe hops dominate the nose. Lots of super astringent notes, cat piss, pine, and a bit of tropical citrus and floral notes as well.

T: Citra hops a lot more detectable on the taste. Tons of tropical fruits, grapefruit, cantaloupe, lime, as well as big pine characteristics.

M: Mid-high carbonation, super crisp and refreshing. Very wet, but at the same time, very abrasive.

Overall this was excellent, may be my favorite IIPA on the market. I look forward to this being a year-round offering.

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Simtra Triple IPA from Knee Deep Brewing Company
4.25 out of 5 based on 2,234 ratings.
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