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Hoptologist DIPA - Knee Deep Brewing Company

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656 Ratings
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Ratings: 656
Reviews: 126
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 11.96%
Wants: 27
Gots: 87 | FT: 5
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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Photo of lordofstarside
3.58/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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

lordofstarside, Oct 23, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -36.4%

meanmutt, Oct 20, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

oldvines, Oct 19, 2012
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

t0rin0, Oct 19, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -30%

mmapes, Oct 16, 2012
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1.75/5  rDev -55.5%

DeadGuyRyan, Oct 15, 2012
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

Reagan1984, Oct 14, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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Photo of srandycarter
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

srandycarter, Oct 14, 2012
Photo of vic21234
3.65/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

vic21234, Oct 13, 2012
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3/5  rDev -23.7%

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Photo of mschind
4.3/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

mschind, Sep 30, 2012
Photo of ngeunit1
4.43/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

ngeunit1, Sep 16, 2012
Hoptologist DIPA from Knee Deep Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 656 ratings.