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Knee Deep IPA - Knee Deep Brewing Company

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Knee Deep IPAKnee Deep IPA

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Ratings: 62
Reviews: 22
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 13.39%
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:
Beer added by: mentor on 10-26-2011

75 IBU
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Ratings: 62 | Reviews: 22
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4/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a Seattle Beer Week pint glass. Pours a medium coppery amber with a fine half finger white head with good retention and lacing. Nice aroma of citrus rind, pinapple and piney hops. Flavor follows aroma, grapefruit and citrus rind, with pine and a hint of herbal hops, finishing with a strong, lingering hop bitterness. A slightly sweet malt base supports the hops well. Perhaps a bit astringent in the finish, but again well supported by fresh hops flavor. Medium bodied with a nice mouth feel. Nicely integrated and well made IPA.

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4.2/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours a fairly clear amber-orange with a finger of frothy white head atop. The head fades down at a normal pace leaving behind some nice lacing.

S - Aroma is a mix of pine, floral, and citrus hops with some sweet caramel and biscuit malts.

T - Starts off with grapefruit and citrus hops with some bitterness and some sweet caramel malts. Through the middle, some pine and floral hops come through with some more bitterness and some biscuit malts. The finish is a mix of pine and grapefruit hops with some sweet caramel and bready malts.

M - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Feels smooth with a dry and bitter finish.

D - Very drinkable. Nice IPA with a good malt and hop balance and a nice hop profile.

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3.59/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

picked up at total wine this morning. bomber to snifter, no freshness date

pours a very dark amber, one of the darkest ipas I've ever seen with a finger of head which has died down into a thin lace in the time it took me to search this beer and start writing my review.

smells pretty good. strong hops, grape fruit, pine, with citrus undertones coming through at the end. alcohol and mild malts are also faintly present.

taste of almost pure hop with a light roasted after taste. many of the fruits in the smell don't translate well in the taste, not that I don't love the taste of over powered hops, there's not much complexity going on with the taste. very bitter, very drinkable

mouth feel is up to par. at 75 ibus the bomb of hops spikes on your palate. mild carbonation, goes down smooth and creamy. again, very drinkable

I have pretty mixed feelings on this one. On the one hand I love a strong over hopped ipa, however when all there are are hops, it makes the beer bland and uninteresting. If you're looking for a kick in the mouth I'd recommend it, and though I plan to buy it again it probably wont be in the near future. It is however a nice homage to the glorious hop

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

22oz into a pint

A - Pours a light orange color. Mostly clear, little hazing but not much for carbonation showing. Head formation is pearly white, a bit of lacing.

S - A very solid hop nose, west coast all the way. Starts off citrus, floral, and then hits you with a pretty spicy resinous note. Awfully bitter.

T - Starts off lightly citrusy, sweet from the hops with a bit of malt backbone. Brings on more maltiness but then turns way bitter. Then the worst, it gets husky and almost astringent - puckering. Finishes with a oily bitter sticky taste.

M - Light bodied and stronger carbonation - could use a little more balance. Finishes as I said with some oiliness. No alcohol warmth.

O/D - More filling due to the stronger carbonation. ABV is high but workable for the style. I was so liking this beer until whatever it is in the finish hit me. Perhaps I had a bad one.

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3.97/5  rDev +8.5%
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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3.38/5  rDev -7.7%
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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4.12/5  rDev +12.6%
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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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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4.12/5  rDev +12.6%
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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3.23/5  rDev -11.7%
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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Knee Deep IPA from Knee Deep Brewing Company
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