Hoptologist DIPA - Knee Deep Brewing Company
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3.58/5 rDev -8.7%
bomber to snifter
Pours a deep golden orange with a finger of foam. Retention isn't bad, nice thick lacing on the sides. Mild carbonation stemming from the very center of the beer which is pretty interesting.
Smells of juicy hops, with a strong ruby grape fruit shining through. Pine, lemon grass, alcohol and a faint sweet malt is present, has everything a good dipa should have
Taste is of hops, pine, a bit of citrus and some malt. Not a lot going on here, it's pretty bitter but the elements aren't represented well and overall leaves it pretty bland, a big disappointment given the smell
Mouth feel is pretty good, wet finish and good carbonation
Over all given the appearance and aroma I was pretty disappointed by the taste- just not a lot going on here. I'd recommend trying it, but not for the $7 I ended up paying
10-23-2012 01:44:42 | More by lordofstarside
3.5/5 rDev -10.7%
A - Murky orange, small thin head, some cling bubbly lace.
S - Sweet malt, citrus and maybe a tinge of pine. Mostly citrus.
T - Pretty average. Malt and hops at battle. Pleasant but nothing out of the ordinary for DIPAs. Alcohol well hidden.
M - Medium to light body, somewhat creamy, good carb and fair balance.
D - Pretty easy to drink. Good to try.
10-13-2012 23:15:19 | More by srandycarter
3.65/5 rDev -6.9%
22oz bomber poured into a snifter. No bottled on date listed.
A- Very typical DIPA; Pours a cloudy orange with a small amount of white head that quickly fades to some froth and lacing along the sides of the glass.
S- All hops on the smell, mostly of pine with some grapefruit and citrus in the back end as well.
T- Starts off bitter with the hop presence. The hop bitterness is really all pine for me, I get no citrus in the taste. The end of each taste is just an overall sweet maltiness.
M- Light to medium bodied, carbonated nice, alcohol there but not overly noticeable.
This is a good DIPA, but nothing mind-blowing. Very average in my opinion.
10-13-2012 19:07:24 | More by vic21234
4.3/5 rDev +9.7%
A- Poured from a bomber into a snifter. Brilliant clear reddish orange color with a thin head and not much retention or lacing.
S- Powerful hop blast, grapefruit and pine tar. Hard to pull anything else out of this.
T- Very bitter with just enough malt sweetness to keep it fresh and drinkable. The finish is clean and dry. For 9% ABV, the alcohol is well hidden.
M- Medium body, carbonation a bit on the low side but it is smooth and not at all flat.
O- Another great West Coast hop bomb DIPA.
09-30-2012 21:42:28 | More by mschind
4.43/5 rDev +13%
A - Pours a fairly clear golden-orange color with a finger of frothy white head. The head fades down at a normal pace leaving behind some nice lacing.
S - Aroma is a full of grapefruit, tropical, and pine hops with some sweet caramel and biscuit malts.
T - Starts off with a mix of grapefruit, orange, tropical, and citrus hops with some bitterness and sweet caramel malts. Through the middle, some pine and floral hops come through with more bitterness and some biscuit malts. The finish is a mix of pine and grapefruit hops with some sweet caramel and bready malts and some resiny bitterness.
M - Medium-plus bodied with moderate carbonation. Feels smooth with a bitter and dry finish.
D - Very drinkable. Good strong hop profile with some nice bitterness throughout. Good overall malt and hop balance.
09-16-2012 06:28:10 | More by ngeunit1
3.75/5 rDev -4.3%
Notes from 09/04/12
22oz bottle into a standard pint glass
A: Hoptologist pours a light brassy caramel color. Effervescent with some superb clarity. Head is almost non-existent as is the cling. Just some light fizzy white stuff. Very minimal in that department.
S: Pine is assertive with some equal parts catty Simcoe hops. Herbal marijuana notes with a touch of citrus fruit. Some caramel sweetness is detected. Pine and cat up in here for sure.
T: Flavors are dominant with evergreen trees but are lacking much depth beyond that. I get a bit of grass and dirty herbal weed stems. Any life of citrus fruit seems pretty muted. There is a good dose of caramel sweetness with a bit of dry cracker malt base. Sharp upper moderate bitterness peppers at the palate. Slight warming alcohol noted but not offensive. Nice big DIPA with some Simcoe action but rather one dimensional.
M: Moderate body with a little creamy consistency. Smooth and crisp overall with a thin watery finish. Hop oils are resinous and a touch astringent on the palate.
D: A nice big DIPA that is rather smooth in drink but lacking much depth of character. The pine oil essence is notable. I would have enjoyed a bit more tropical/citrus fruit integrated here.
Stick with the Simtra.
09-05-2012 21:17:20 | More by Nugganooch
Hoptologist DIPA from Knee Deep Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 548 ratings.