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Hoptologist DIPA - Knee Deep Brewing Company

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very good

620 Ratings
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Ratings: 620
Reviews: 123
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 11.96%
Wants: 27
Gots: 79 | 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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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Rubalaca, Mar 19, 2014
Photo of BingCrosby7
3.64/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Picked this up today as a consolation prize for finding a parabola (I won't be drinking the parabola anytime soon and I don't know if i'll get another). Kind of a weird consolation prize, but oh well.

A A deep orange with a hint of gold around the edges--a bit darker than I had anticipated. About an inch of head with some beautiful lacing.
S Balmy pine a hops; a bit malty with a resiny undertone. Sugary sweetness lingering somewhere in there. A tad bit musky.
T A bit more piney than I thought it might be, rounded out a bit by the malt. Pretty fairly balanced-a little boozy and a bit floral on the backend.
M - Light and fluffy, the carbonation is very good for the style. Very drinkable in this regard.
O - this is another good Knee Deep offering; however, I think Hop Shortage and Simtra are better (for my palate at least). This one is certainly complex, though I think I would prefer to have some sort of citrus in there to cut through the pine-based hops.

BingCrosby7, Mar 19, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -17.3%

Mackenzie_Gloven, Mar 18, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

nrbw23, Mar 17, 2014
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5/5  rDev +27.2%

cestlavie, Mar 17, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

OnryAndMean, Mar 16, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

lupercmda, Mar 16, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

HopsintheSack, Mar 15, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

jwalden, Mar 15, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

1424IpA, Mar 13, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

BAsbill, Mar 12, 2014
Photo of BB1313
3.6/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Dated 1/28/14. 22oz bottle poured into a tulip. Pours copper with a slight haze; fluffy eggshell white head that leaves great lacing and retention. The aromas are full of tropical and citrus notes. Lots of orange zest and fresh clementines. The malts are there. There's also a sweet caramel aroma. There's a bit of a alcohol scent that can be noticed in the nose, but barely. The flavors are on the sweeter side, but there's a very solid bitterness. More fresh orange. The grapefruit is starting to really come through. There's a solid malt backbone with more caramel shining. There's subtle garlic notes in the finish. Juicy brew. The more I drink it, the more I'm picking up pineapple in the finish. Mouthfeel is very nice. It's full-bodied with active carbonation. It's very creamy and smooth. The alcohol goes unnoticed and it's pretty easy to drink. Dangerously drinkable.

This is a pretty solid DIPA. It has alot of traditional characteristics and doesn't exactly standout as unique, but it's enjoyable. The craftsmanship is impressive. It's worth checking out if given the opportunity.

BB1313, Mar 11, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

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2.95/5  rDev -24.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Appearance: Cloudy Copper, minimal off-white head, low visible carbonation, no lace.
Smell: Peach, Apricot, Honey sweetness
Taste: Peach, Apricot, Honey, Bitter finish
Mouth-feel: Low carbonation, medium body, almost flat, midrange finish
Overall: Just okay. Average Dipa. Nice bitter finish, but one note and unremarkable

JoshuaMason, Mar 08, 2014
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3.64/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle from Ranch Market in Yountville. Dated 11/30/13, so more age than expected on this when I bought it. Pours a hazy copper bronze color with a one finger white head on top. Bright hop citrus aroma, grapefruits, some pine, and big toffee malts backing it up. Flavor is malt forward with only a hint of dank hops in there, some mango, grapefruit, and more toffee and malts. Crap, wish I checked the date on this. Resinous and heavy mouthfeel, medium carbonation. Overall not bad but really wish I found this fresher.

BMMillsy, Mar 07, 2014
Hoptologist DIPA from Knee Deep Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 620 ratings.