Hoptologist DIPA - Knee Deep Brewing Company
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4.25/5 rDev +8.4%
A: medium gold body; clear; full head o' hair - er, foam - left plenty of lace down the glass; cap persisted
S: tones of hop action - full of those pine resin aromas; a supportive smell of fresh, clean malt
T: pine and hop barrage right up front - lots of dank and herbal notes - a hophead's delight - some alcohol slips through, but the astringence adds a crispness that I liked
M: for a DIPA, leans toward the lean - feels crisp and tight throughout the drink, slight tingle, moderate carbonation, reasonably smooth and slick
O: this is nonetheless, a rugged DIPA - it does have a light/tight feel, and the aggressive hoppiness contributes - but it doesn't approach that barleywine end of the spectrum. I really dig DIPAs, and don't mind some alcoholic astringence, but I'm not partial to a "booziness" (in a DIPA (unless it's bourbon barrel aged or something) lol), and this was a very satisfying ale. It wasn't sloppy for even a second, felt like I could drink more than I should. Check it out.
08-29-2014 02:44:30 | More by Greywulfken
3.9/5 rDev -0.5%
Got a bomber- pours a clear golden amber color with a half finger of head, good retention and lacing.
Smells thick and resiny. Not my favorite but fine.
Tastes very nice- nice sweet backbone but a lot of earthy resiny hops. A little grapefruit also and not too much bitterness but a nice dry finish.
Medium bodied with light carbonation- I like this one but it's not great.
08-28-2014 23:41:23 | More by Hopdaemon39
4.5/5 rDev +14.8%
Is it crazy if I start right off by saying this was one of the best DIPAs I've ever had?
On tap at Cesars on Piedmont in central Oakland
Bright, huge hoppiness, but that's a given. We're in CA, after all. This beer has what I will call a wonderful individual take on "west coast balance". Because "balance", in other parts of the country, is code for "hops under control". Here, we have a beer that hasn't turned down the hops, but has turned up the malty, caramel base to even out the palate, in a way that - for me - works almost to perfection.
If you're a midwest guy who thinks the west coast thing is "overrated" (that's a great beer, too), then you might not be as impressed. But if you like your IPAs big and loud - and sweet - then this might be the beer for you.
08-20-2014 02:09:12 | More by ronricorossi
Hoptologist DIPA from Knee Deep Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 552 ratings.