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RATINGS: 161   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 133   EST. CALORIES: 345   ABV: 11.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
The cousin of Simtra, but brewed with only Centennial and Chinook hops. Need we say more?

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GG (2332) - NorCal, California, USA - NOV 20, 2013
22oz bottle - It’s been awhile since I’ve indulged in a triple IPA, and even longer when it was one worth noticing. A splendid job by Knee Deep with this one, because it could have easily been a train wreck like many 3xIPA’s. A huge aroma of pine and citrus, subtle herb/mint-like with just a bit of breadyness. The palate explodes with waves of hops. Tangerine zest, enamel melting grapefruit rind, some pine notes and no where is there much malt to pick up. Aggressively hopped, minimal malt profile...very nice.

2.8
brystmar (1314) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 8, 2013
Hops are unrefined, lacks the clarity and vision shown by the better brewers. Sweet malt, piney, meh.

3.5
Vaiz (4460) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - OCT 16, 2013
Bottle from city beer, San Francisco. Clear golden pour. Aroma is full of hops, a hint of chemicals and murky, but mostly fruity hops with resin. Flavor is quite strong hops, bitter and slightly chemical resin and a bit buttery diacetyl. Messy.

4
dEnk (4200) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - OCT 16, 2013
Bottled two weeks ago. Supposedly the hops are insane. Aroma is huge bready caramel, candy like, cookies and fruity hops. Flavour is huge hop bitterness, again with bready cookie malt. Extreme but Nice.

4.3
el_guapo (28) - California, USA - SEP 30, 2013
On tap at the new facility in Auburn, Ca. Super piny blast. Did not notice the high abv, I think it was covered by the hops, but it did not taste hot at all. Bought a growler for good measure, love Knee Deep!

3.6
dresden (1581) - Saskatchewan, CANADA - SEP 27, 2013
Pours a nice clear golden orange with a great lasting foamy head. Aroma is piney, citrus hops. Taste is grapefruity hops, but a very very sweet malt backbone...a bit too much for me. It’s nice, but I much preferred simtra.

3.4
dmac (6259) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - SEP 17, 2013
Bottle shared by Ed5388 during Belgian Pumpkin brew day. Poured an ugly muddy swampy light brown with a smaller soapy light beige head. Aroma of old hops, hint of cardboard, caramel, toffee, molasses, earthy citrus and grapefruit rind. Medium body with average carbonation that has a lingering aftertaste and some light alcohol heat that slowly builds. Flavor of grapefruit, citrus rind, caramel, dry brown toffee and bread.

3.7
drfabulous (7941) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - SEP 9, 2013
22 ounce from Jungle Jim’s. April bottling date! I need to be more careful since I know how bad Jungle Jim’s can be. And Knee Deep should reconsider some markets they are in if they can’t sell well there - split Ohio and come to Kentucky. Still, citrus and orange. Nice bitter taste. Still decent at this age. I can’t imagine how nice it must be fresh.

3.5
5000 (6862) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - SEP 9, 2013
Bottle:   Bright translucent golden, light carbonation, small sudsy white head, spotty lacing.   Alcohol at first, slight resiny background.   I smell the alcohol, but it doesn’t come out much on the tongue, very cool.   Faint tropical fruit, stale hops, very little bitterness.   Triple IPA that isn’t overly bitter?   That’s odd!   Body and mouthfeel are moderate.   Pith and pine on the finish.   Very slight warming, but nothing to lead me to believe this one is even close to say... 7%.   A little tobacco leaf, stale and old that lingers after the finish.   I expected a Hop Bomb, but nope... odd.


3.9
BenH (3439) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 30, 2013
Bottle. Amber with white head. Aroma of citrus, grapefruit and pine. Taste of grapefruit and pine with caramel and biscuit. Some sweetness and very bitter.


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