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Knee Deep IPA - Knee Deep Brewing Company

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Knee Deep IPAKnee Deep IPA

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22 Reviews
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Reviews: 22
Hads: 64
Avg: 3.67
pDev: 22.62%
Wants: 4
Gots: 3 | 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:
Beer added by: mentor on 10-26-2011

75 IBU
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Reviews: 22 | Hads: 64
Photo of oberon
3.97/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This is easliy the best Knee Deep beer I have tried....not sayin a whole lot.Poured into an imperial nonic a somewhat dull medium golden with a tight formed half finger white head that settled slowly into a frothy mass.Sharp citric hops along with a pretty intense vine-like note,a little booze thrown in.Fuller creamy body to the beer,leafy and citric hops over top of a tasty lightly sweet malt base,the body is the best part of the flavor profile in my mind.There is good hop complexity on the palate,the chinooks give off a real nice sharp/spicy element, and the body is fantastic,much better than I expected.

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Photo of Pencible
3.38/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

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Photo of Cyberkedi
4.12/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Aroma is very strong and very hoppy, with a firm overtone of grapefruit and sour orange. It pours a dark coppery amber with a fairly thick off-white head that leaves some good lacing. Strongly hoppy flavor has grapefruit and orange notes plus a hint of malt and not too much bitterness. Fizzy texture has good body and leaves a nice hoppy tingle.

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Photo of BeerLover99
3.87/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: shiny rust, trace white head, fine lacing

S: grapefruit/mango, mild clean pine

T: grapefruit, pine, grain, pine, mellow bitter finish

M: med body, slight oily mouth/hint of dry

O: Just randomly found this brewery,
thought I would try it....nice!
I will get again and recommend to others.


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Photo of Immortale25
4.12/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a Saint Somewhere wine-style glass. No freshness date.

A- Pours a light copper color with a 1/4 inch head that retains slightly before degrading to a thin ring around the edge of the glass and powdery surface foam. Nice clots of lacing.

S- Intense citrus nose with notes of pineapple, grapefruit and pear. Also some toffee-like malt sweetness. Quite amazing.

T- Fruit doesn't come through as much in the flavor. Mainly just grassy hops with some residual metallic taste. Still pretty nice but nothing compared to the aroma. Alcohol is relatively mild. The bitterness sinks in its teeth and doesn't let go leaving an aftertaste that's tight on the palate.

M- Once again, tight and a bit dry. Medium carbonation and a balanced body.

O- First beer I've ever had from these guys. Had never heard of them until they got added to the "Brewery Direct" program at my local Total Wine & More. Not the best IPA I've ever had, but I don't regret the purchase since it was only $4.99 for a 22 oz. bottle.

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Photo of cjgator3
3.23/5  rDev -12%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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. 

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Photo of phishgator
3.95/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint glass with a good two finger tight head. Lacing was there and the color was a nice copper hue. The carbonation was medium. The nose and taste remind me of Sierra Nevada Celbration/PA, so I suspect that they have a pretty similar hop bill. There is a dry quality to the finish and burnt bitterness (chinook) to the body. All in all mot a bad brew and the first one I have had from this brewery.

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Photo of Zorro
3.29/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

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.

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Photo of hopsolutely
3.95/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a bright coppered amber with decent head and lacing. Beautiful hop-forward aroma of pine and citrus. Flavour is well balanced and surprisingly in the same league as other Californian American IPA's. Caramelized malt sweetness transitions into the resiny hop bitterness, including plenty of grapefruit and mango, with a beautiful lingering dry finish.

An excellent beer from a brewery that's new to me, and that I will be keeping my eye out for in the future...

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Photo of DoubleJ
3.51/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

The text style used on the bottle lable looks quite similar to Lagunitas. It's a white label with black lettering and the occasional 6-sided star with hops dotted around. Is this one more good West Coast IPA? On to the beer:

We're looking copper orangish in the glass with a thick rocky head. Great head retention and lacing. The nose at first brings a good deal of fruitiness, like passionfruit and tangerine. These aromas, however, fade, which brings out the toffee crisp base. Still, this could be promising.

Starts off weak, but time allows more hop flavor to emerge. Tea and lemon notes hit first, then a hit of bitterness. The hoppiness starts to pick up. Subtle passionfruit and tea. Its body is much lighter than anticipated, almost light bodied, and with low carbonation.

This was a roller coaster. The impressions started great, then they became flat, then they regain some of their excitement. It won't rank among the best West Coast IPA's, but its push later on saved it from being a dissapointment.

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Photo of Sideswipe
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

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Photo of mentor
4.25/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A bottle left over after GABF judging and given to me as a reward for my volunteer efforts. Pours a two finger tan head over a clear red-copper liquid. Smells piney and resin waxy. Lemon, pith, clean alcohol, baby aspirin, and green onion.

Tastes yummy. Nice balance between hop flavor, clean hop bitter, clean alcohol sting, and malty sweetness that's non-descript, but wets just enough. Hop flavor is oranges, green onion, pine, and pith. Very resiny. Esters are tropical fruits, such as pineapple. Malt has no distinct flavor, though works well as a general sweet with the hop flavors, esters, and cutting down the hop bitter. Hop bitter has decent grassiness that works peaks with alcohol burn plays well with the sharp hop flavors. Has a nice creaminess in the mouth. Drying grassy aftertaste. Moderate carbonation. No problem putting away the bomber; I could drink more.

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Knee Deep IPA from Knee Deep Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 22 ratings.