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Hoptologist DIPA - Knee Deep Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
88
very good

742 Ratings
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Ratings: 742
Reviews: 140
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 11.68%
Wants: 37
Gots: 130 | FT: 6
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:
Beer added by: kevanb on 12-03-2011

An American Double India Pale Ale that packs a punch when it comes to hops. The aroma and flavors will give you citrus and pine with a slight malt sweetness that finishes dry.
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 742 | Reviews: 140
Photo of 28cammies
4.75/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Freakin AWESOME! This DIPA packs the hoppy punch I crave! watch out, it's 9% ABV! Nice light amber color, medium head, not sweet, very drinkable! Fantastic!

Photo of Timfromthemainland
3.89/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ananddullabh
3.91/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of XicanoBeerRun
4.16/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Figoeric710
4.49/5  rDev +14%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of carolinabrew
4.09/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Big_V
4.27/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

I think if I blind tasted this next to Sucks, I wouldn't tell the difference. This was very good. On the piney side versus juicy. Medium carbonation and mouthfil. If I see this again I will def purchase.

Photo of Bungo
4.3/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Sean_King
4.1/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mdaschaf
3.99/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of cduffy201
4.24/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Djnjeff
4.63/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MonkeyBread
4.19/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

First Knee Deep brewing beer for me, quite excited. Bottle has a bottled on stamp in December 2014. Getting towards the 3-4 month mark, which is a little concerning but this being a big DIPA I hope the freshness is not much of an issue. Poured from bomber into a tulip glass.

Look: really dark coloring for this style. Brown, bit of ruby, pours a nice thin white head that dissipates quickly. Must be a fairly interesting malt bill to provide this coloring.

Smell: big blast of C hops and Simcoe. Smell is not fruity or citrusy, this is the piney, resinous, grass and forest variety. There's a hint of a pleasant onion flavoring as well. Usually with a less fresh beer the smell goes first, fantastic to see this still has an awesome smell. Would love to see how much stronger it is fresh.

Taste: similar to the smell, on the front is an excellent hop medley of flavors: floral, pine, herbs, serious dankness. This is balanced by a hefty malt backbone bringing forth a bit of caramel and sweetness. The beer ends with a smooth, dry, slightly bitter finish. Really a great combination of flavors, this is one I am enjoying sipping and taking my time.

Feel: balanced, smooth mouth feel. Not overly thick or thin. Just in the middle of the spectrum nicely.

Overall: really enjoyed this big beer. It is loaded up with a plethora of hops but balanced by a nice malt sweetness to not be too bitter. I don't know the hops used, but definitely feels like a mixture of centennial, Simcoe, cascade and maybe chinook. This is not a juicy, fruity, citrusy IPA for those that like that style. This is on the piney end. Best comparisons I can make would be if you upped Two Hearted to a DIPA or it is somewhat comparable to Pliny the Elder.

Photo of DoubleSimcoe
3.9/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DudMan
3.96/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

From a bomber dated 8/13/14. 6 1/2 months old. Man I want a fresh one. Think my score would be higher. Good tasting beer.

Photo of sjones5045
3.94/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

DE bar 2/28/15

Bottle date 8/12/14 so I can't give a fair rating. A little on the malt smell and taste so I think it's on the downside of its life. However it has good promise. The citrus still comes through enough to make me want to try again.

Photo of timontheroad
4.19/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Picked up a bottle at the brewery - dated 2/19, super fresh!
Appearance: Poured clear, slightly orange color. Two finger thick white head, very good retention and lacing.
Smell: Nice fruity, piney and grassy aromas. Not much malt smell, the hops are really dominant in this one.
Taste: Lots of citrus, some piney flavors, slight onion flavor as well. Got some nice sweetness on the finish.
Mouthfeel: Nice creamy feel, lingers very well.
Overall: Damn this is one tasty beer. Sure wish we could get this in Colorado!

Photo of BltByKrmn
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of scootny
4.08/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of npcraftbeers
3.77/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dirtyhands
4.04/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Alemmon3
4.5/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Corburk
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jtsoule
4.17/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Mikeb8
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer will slap yo momma in the face with hops

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Hoptologist DIPA from Knee Deep Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 742 ratings.