Friday, November 9, 2012

Knee Deep Brewing Company Simtra Triple IPA

Hello beer lovers and welcome to another edition of the NorCal Beer Blog's brew review.

Tonight’s featured beer is Knee Deep Brewing Company Simtra Triple IPA.  Knee Deep Brewing Company keeps churning out these incredible IPAs and after trying their Hoptologist DIPA and their Citra Extra Pale Ale I was looking forward to this one as well as Hop Shortage.

From the Knee Deep Brewing Company website: “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.”
Let’s get started!
Appearance: Pours a deep clear orange with a great white head and nice lacing.
Aroma: Grapefruit, citrus, tropical and a slight pine hop presence followed by sweet caramel and biscuit malts.
Taste: Loads of hop presence – tropical, grapefruit, citrus and slightly piney.  Citra hops are very present in the mix.  The sweet caramel and biscuit malts are there for balance, but hops are center stage.
Overall: Knee Deep Brewing Company’s Simtra Triple IPA is fantastic.  I am of the belief that Knee Deep Brewing Company can’t (or won’t) make a so-so beer.  The ABV (at 10.1%) is somehow masked as it sure didn’t seem that big while drinking it.  I’m glad this is available year round. 


Mark Harvey

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