Where – Whole Foods Steep Brew Potrero Hill
How – On Tap
ABV – 11.25%
IBUs – 131
I have been hearing good things about Knee Deep Brewing for a while, and was finally able to run into some on tap. I agree with the hype.
Whole Foods had Simtra on tap. I had one in a flight, and then had to get it on its own as it was great.
Pours with limited head, a dark orangey-gold color. A bit cloudy.
Nose has earthy hoppiness and citrusy. Little bit of tropical fruit. Not boozy as one would expect.
First sip and I was shocked with how smooth it was. Not what one would expect from a beer with 131 IBUs. There obviously was some bitterness, but it was a nice smooth bitterness and by no means overwhelming. Little bit of caramel, with a clean aftertaste with some tropical fruitiness.
All in all, I was pretty blown away by this one. For an 11.25%-er, I could get in trouble if I was at the brewery or had more time on this particular night. Highly recommended, and hoping to get up to the source sometime soon.