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

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Ratings:
2,229
Reviews:
370
Avg:
4.24
pDev:
9.2%
 
 
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228
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Photo of Bierman9
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Small, 12oz snifter ($3.00) during Happy Hour today at The Nashua Garden...

It's a clear, medium golden brew with some scattered, indifferent carbo. Head is a creamy, fine layer of white foam, with solid stick on the glass. Has a strong, rindy citrus aroma which jumps right out at you. Body is medium to medium-plus, and it is rather smooth.

Taste has some lightly sweet toasty malt at tip-off. But beyond that it is citrus city. Has pineapple, grapefruit and a smidge of apricot mixing in a piney, resiny, pithy blend which lingers long and lovingly on the palate. This is solid and top-shelf; with a tiny bit more sweetness it would really kick ass. Zum Wohl!

4.25/5 rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Photo of CrimeDog
4.52/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of fermentedbarley
4.38/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Burt
4.03/5  rDev -5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of anon
3.94/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Dougwillhike
4.39/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jhlosito75
4.26/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Kavinci
3.98/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Deerin
4.4/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Orange - straw color. Minimal but consistent head, low lacing.
Heavy hops in nose, impressive aroma.
Sweet, dank, resiny hops. Solid tasty malt backbone. Bitter, sweet, hoppy.
Good carbonation, good body, smooth, dangerously so for the 11+% range.

Masterful.

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Photo of beFullCircle
4.43/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jmdrpi
4.27/5  rDev +0.7%
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 -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JNForsyth
4.24/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Fauxfamous
5/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

AWESOME!

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Photo of Rogerlb
4/5  rDev -5.7%
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 +4.5%
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 +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

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

Photo of TTripp725
2.59/5  rDev -38.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of rarigney
4.46/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Keith-Manuel25
4.54/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of The_Epopt
4.35/5  rDev +2.6%
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 +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tekstr1der
4.45/5  rDev +5%
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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Simtra Triple IPA from Knee Deep Brewing Company
4.24 out of 5 based on 2,229 ratings.
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