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Hoptologist DIPA - Knee Deep Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
88
very good

501 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 501
Reviews: 106
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 12.53%
Wants: 23
Gots: 54 | 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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OBeerMeGreatOne

California

4.09/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a dull orange, slightly hazed. Only a half inch of head appears with a pretty vigorous pour, minimal lacing.

Smells fantastic! Brown sugar and grapefruit up front, blood orange, grass and caramel at the end. No boozy heat stench. Very robust.

The taste is more subdued than the smell. The citrus and sweet malt are overwhelmed by fresh cut grass pretty quick. No booze, very dry and heavily carbonated.

A bit too easy to drink at 9%. Not complaining, I enjoyed every sip, but this is a big beer. Not as fun or complex as Simtra or Hop Shortage, but still a very solid DIPA. I've had it several times and will keep it in my lineup for as long as they produce it.

Serving type: bottle

04-13-2013 23:15:20 | More by OBeerMeGreatOne
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notchucknorris

California

4.19/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: Pours a clear golden color with a big, soapy looking white head. Leaves tons of foamy lace down the glass.

S: Huge tropical hop aroma upfront. Tons of mango, pine, caramel and some thick bready malts. Smell pretty good.

T: A prickly pine hop bite upfront, followed by a huge wave of malt. Caramel, angel food cake and some cracked pepper. A thick dose of citrus hops carries through the flavor and leaves a smack of resin on the finish. A really solid DIPA.

Serving type: bottle

04-12-2013 21:08:26 | More by notchucknorris
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just4fununlimited

California

4.75/5  rDev +21.5%

04-11-2013 01:32:53 | More by just4fununlimited
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HopLuva

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +2.3%

04-07-2013 01:13:58 | More by HopLuva
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ChumleyX

California

4/5  rDev +2.3%

04-06-2013 19:02:00 | More by ChumleyX
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MastaShonuf

California

4.75/5  rDev +21.5%

04-05-2013 13:52:10 | More by MastaShonuf
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eulerthegrape

California

4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

04-01-2013 19:09:27 | More by eulerthegrape
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GFG

North Dakota

4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

04-01-2013 04:41:03 | More by GFG
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SuperCutePanda

Oregon

4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

03-31-2013 04:51:52 | More by SuperCutePanda
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anteater

Oregon

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

03-31-2013 01:49:14 | More by anteater
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Crimsontider22

Alabama

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

03-27-2013 03:47:50 | More by Crimsontider22
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SoCalBeerIdiot

California

4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

03-27-2013 01:15:47 | More by SoCalBeerIdiot
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gratefulbeerhead

Indiana

4/5  rDev +2.3%

03-25-2013 02:12:42 | More by gratefulbeerhead
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Jessenimmo

California

3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

03-24-2013 03:57:56 | More by Jessenimmo
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heavenlyStash

California

4/5  rDev +2.3%

03-19-2013 05:32:24 | More by heavenlyStash
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TwelveOunces

Kentucky

4.33/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22 oz bottle poured into a snifter

A- A nice hazy orange color. A one finger o a light off white head.

S- Big pine in this beer A ton of citrus, lime, papaya and mango. A sweet breaddy backbone too.

T- A Nice big sugary sweetness at first followed by a massive bitterness. A tongue numbing bitter that comes with a nice variety of hop flavors. A ripe pineapple and mango, a bit of lime and lemongrass. A slight spicy and herbal note and a bunch of sharp and fresh pine. The malts are subtly flavored but add a nice caramel sweetness.

M- A full bodied IPA. Tongue numbingly bitter. A sticky mouthfeel.

O- A nice surprise of an IPA, was not expecting much but I am very pleased.

Serving type: bottle

03-18-2013 23:28:37 | More by TwelveOunces
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grimey68

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

03-16-2013 23:55:31 | More by grimey68
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jco3rd

California

3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

03-06-2013 04:33:54 | More by jco3rd
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patre_tim

China

4.49/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Copper, filtered, medium carbonation, half finger of slight yellow white foam.

S: Tropical fruit, flowers, pineapple, mangoe, hot pepper, black pepper, pine needles, durian fruit, caramel candy.

T: Caramel, hot peppers, durian.

M: Medium body, balanced, medium carbonation.

O: Very balanced, not overly syrupy like most in this style I’ve had. Love durian, so like it in this drink.

Serving type: bottle

03-05-2013 02:37:07 | More by patre_tim
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Devinph

California

4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

02-26-2013 04:37:49 | More by Devinph
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mhaugo

California

4/5  rDev +2.3%

02-25-2013 16:13:56 | More by mhaugo
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Beerswag

California

4.06/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured out of a bomber into a snifter. A nice clear/dark copper color with a 1 finger head, Mosty medium to large bubbles, that rapidly diminishes. Immediately the aroma is apparent on the hops and piney scent, with a fruity strawberry nose and sweet smell. Lacing is spotty and lacks the rings I am use to seeing in a quality brew. Taste is smooth upfront with a not much bite for a DIPA. I get a little smokeyness in the middle of the taste profile. The mouthfeel has moderate bite from the hops, well balanced semi-sweet carmel tones. Carbonation is light and the finish is smooth and definately on the dry side. Overall, been wanting to try this one since it beat over Pliny(e)in the SF beer taste competition 2012. It has potential for sticking around after the ipa" hopcraze" due to its drinkability and balance at 9.0%.

Serving type: bottle

02-20-2013 04:04:09 | More by Beerswag
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GPGURU

Louisiana

3.91/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

had it at stateline brewery in Tahoe. We picked it to try a high IBU type beer. When we poured it, I Immediate smelled apple.It had a Golden/orange light haze with a medium size head. Super Hoppy bite to it. I mentally compared it to Anderson Valley boont IPA which to me is top notch ipa. This one is more crisp and has a stronger bite. My opinion was it felt short of the boont.

Serving type: bottle

02-19-2013 22:24:30 | More by GPGURU
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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

3.36/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

This poured out as a slightly hazy orange color. The head on top was white and fluffy looking. The retention and lacing of the beer is decent. The smell of the beer has a floral citrus aroma with a bit of malt sweetness in the back end. The mouthfeel was easy going, not overly carbonated. Overall it a a nice DIPA. Glad I got to try it.

Serving type: bottle

02-19-2013 05:21:47 | More by Knapp85
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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

3.91/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Orange and west coast flavour. Great hop aroma. The 102 IBU is an assault, yet good malting with caramel that makes this very smooth and drinkable.Piney and resiny.Understated carbonation works. Very nice and worth trying for DIPA fans.
Mike's bottle from SF.

Serving type: bottle

02-19-2013 03:44:00 | More by Sammy
Hoptologist DIPA from Knee Deep Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 501 ratings.