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Knee Deep IPA - Knee Deep Brewing Company

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Knee Deep IPAKnee Deep IPA

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BA SCORE
83
good

60 Ratings
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Ratings: 60
Reviews: 22
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 13.66%
Wants: 5
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Knee Deep Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
75 IBU

(Beer added by: mentor on 10-26-2011)
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Photo of Arithmeticus
2.08/5  rDev -43.2%

Poured chilled in tall ale glass

A: moderate carbonation, small head, not much lacing at the end
S: tin-can aroma, not very inviting
T: very bitter and hoppy; chemical finish; Griffinbow-like (bad); vanilla, slightly boozy, not sweet
M: dead

It's a rather pedestrian IPA that I don't plan to buy again.

Arithmeticus, Jan 25, 2013
Photo of Beerswag
3/5  rDev -18%

Beerswag, Feb 08, 2014
Photo of raulazzer
3/5  rDev -18%

raulazzer, Dec 11, 2012
Photo of Paige
3/5  rDev -18%

Paige, Nov 01, 2012
Photo of 777
3/5  rDev -18%

777, Feb 18, 2012
Photo of StoicBeast
3/5  rDev -18%

StoicBeast, May 19, 2012
Photo of prock180
3/5  rDev -18%

prock180, Sep 07, 2013
Photo of musicman575
3/5  rDev -18%

musicman575, Jan 05, 2012
Photo of Gueuzedude
3.04/5  rDev -16.9%

A steady pour into my Lost Abbey teku glass produces a three-finger thick, pale amber tinged, tan colored head. The beer is a full to dark amber color that shows a brilliantly clear, bright amber hue when held up to the light. The aroma smells of pine needles, caramel malt coated grapefruit zest, a dusty white pepper like note, perhaps a hint of menthol and a back drop of toasted, crystal malt, biscuit like notes and perhaps some brown cracker like notes.

The beer is amply bitter throughout, and it almost has a green hop astringency to it in the finish. The crystal malt character almost seems like it has some cardboard like oxidation to it somehow; this is a bit weird, as the beer should be pretty fresh and maybe this is just an interaction between the green hops and the crystal malt somehow. The pine and herbal hop notes are definitely the leading flavors here, but there is quite a bit of supporting grapefruit and tangelo like hop notes here as well. The crystal malt, as mentioned previously, certainly contributes as well with notes of English biscuit, toasted whole grain notes, some sweet tea like notes as well as some caramel malt sweetness. The hop character has quite a bit of peppery character that lingers in the finish along with the bitterness and a sweet, caramelized malt character. The body of this beer has a medium’ish quality to it, but is about where an IPA should be; it could be a touch lighter perhaps, but this is certainly nowhere near a heavy interpretation of the style.

The nose & flavor of this beer certainly has a certain balance between the malt and the hops; while it is certainly a hop dominated beer, I wouldn’t describe this as your typical West Coast IPA, the noticeable crystal malt character and the muted, for an IPA, aroma hops certainly are a bit of a throwback. There is way too much caramelized malt character in this beer, it really tends to dirty, and muddle what should be a cleanly focused hop forward beer; the crystal malt seems to accentuate the harsh side of the hop character and really makes this beer unbalanced for an IPA. With so many stellar, hop focused examples of the style out there, I find a hard time wanting to drink this; having said that though, for those that like noticeable crystal malt character in their IPAs, then this might be an IPA for you. It just doesn’t scratch my, particular, hop itch though. The beer does manage to soften up a bit as it warms up, but not enough to bring this beer into focus.

Gueuzedude, Sep 30, 2013
Photo of cjgator3
3.2/5  rDev -12.6%

22oz bottle

A- Poured into a pint glass. Pours a clear golden amber color with a nice off-white head.

S- The aroma is sweet buttery malt with some citrusy hops.

T- The taste like the aroma has a good amount of malt up front with some bitterness in the finish from the hops. This IPA is definitely on the more balanced side compared to some of the more one dimensional IPAs out there.

M- The mouthfeel is light to medium bodied with a good amount of carbonation.

O- Overall, this is a decent IPA but nothing I would purchase again. 

cjgator3, Mar 14, 2012
Photo of Zorro
3.23/5  rDev -11.7%

Clear dark amber colored beer with a small white colored head. This is so dark it is quite close to brown.

Complex smell. Sweet and fruity and I had a hard time identifying it, the smell of Passion Fruit. Little bit of a tobacco aroma here. Little bit of grapefruit but not much, this is a tropical scented IPA.

Starts out sweet and woody with a sharp bitter finish. One of the sweeter IPAs. Tastes of tea and wood and bitterness.

Mouthfeel is OK.

Overall a disappointment. Smells great tastes weak.

Zorro, Feb 22, 2012
Photo of cloudydoug
3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

cloudydoug, Jan 05, 2013
Photo of sloelco
3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

sloelco, Dec 25, 2012
Photo of jxb345
3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

jxb345, Apr 14, 2013
Photo of Jayli
3.3/5  rDev -9.8%

Had on tap 12/3 at Stout
Served in a pint glass

A: This beer pours a light hazy golden color. One finger of frothy head sits on top. Head retains nicely leaving big sticky sheets of lacing on the glass.

S: Nose is floral, piney notes, with a light bready malt background.

T: Taste is big pine notes in the forefront, earthy notes come in to the middle with a touch of biscuit, bready malt flavoring. FInish is a slightly odd blend of floral and citrus hops.

M: Medium body, medium carbonation, dry feel at first with a sticky finish.

O: Goes down ok, somewhat tasty, not too filling, decent kick, ok representation of style. The finish of this beer just didn't do it for me, the floral and citrus notes just didn't seem to be blended as well as they could have been.

Jayli, Dec 11, 2012
Photo of Fatehunter
3.31/5  rDev -9.6%

Poured minimal head on a clear, dark straw colored body.
The aroma is a nice mixture of pine and lemon.
The taste is sweet malt with moderate bitterness coming in second. Finishes with a dry bitter.
The texture is crisp with moderate carbonation.
A nice drink, but a little on the sweet side.

Fatehunter, Aug 03, 2013
Photo of Pencible
3.35/5  rDev -8.5%

A: This poured a clear gold with a little white head.
S: It smelled like sugar covered oranges and honey with some bready yeast and bananas.
T: It tasted like copper hops and pennies, with some bitter citrus and lingering bready malt. It had a somewhat clean, somewhat bitter aftertaste.
M: It was oily with moderate carbonation. Decent body.
D: This wasn't a very good IPA. The scent and taste weren't my style. The body was ok, and the finish was clean enough, so it wasn't difficult to drink. But it wasn't very enjoyable otherwise.

Pencible, May 26, 2012
Photo of Cynic-ale
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Cynic-ale, Aug 04, 2013
Photo of javiernano
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

javiernano, Mar 06, 2012
Photo of Csnowbrown
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Csnowbrown, Aug 25, 2012
Photo of colforbin73
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

colforbin73, May 22, 2012
Photo of dbrauneis
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

dbrauneis, Dec 26, 2011
Photo of FirstBrewsoon
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

FirstBrewsoon, May 26, 2013
Photo of Sideswipe
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

22oz bomber. No date.

Pours a clear, coppery color with a finger of white foam. Head recedes quickly leaving decent lacing. Aroma of citrus and hemp. Taste is bitter grapefruit rind and weed. Pretty well mannered mid-palate but slides into a dry, bitter finish. Lingering bitter aftertaste. Medium body and prickly carbonation. Overall, not bad. Quite drinkable, even enjoyable. I'd have it again.

Sideswipe, Nov 29, 2011
Photo of mhaugo
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

mhaugo, Aug 26, 2012
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Knee Deep IPA from Knee Deep Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 60 ratings.