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Hoptologist DIPA - Knee Deep Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
88
very good

552 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

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Ratings: 552
Reviews: 113
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 12.5%
Wants: 24
Gots: 72 | FT: 4
Brewed by:
Knee Deep Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: kevanb on 12-03-2011)
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Greywulfken

New York

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
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Hopdaemon39

New York

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
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Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

From a bomber in a tall glass. Had a strong malt taste and I liked the sweetness, not my favorite but better than most. Worth a sip

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New York

4/5  rDev +2%

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New York

4/5  rDev +2%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

Definitely disguises the 9% - has the nice feel and hopiness of a traditional IPA but without the excessive bitterness. Big fan

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Illinois

4/5  rDev +2%

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New York

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Illinois

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Really nice beer. Surprisingly I like this one better than Simtra, their triple IPA. Damn good stuff.

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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.

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New York

3.92/5  rDev 0%

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Hoptologist DIPA from Knee Deep Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 552 ratings.