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Hop Shortage - Knee Deep Brewing Company

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89
very good

302 Ratings
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Ratings: 302
Reviews: 57
rAvg: 4
pDev: 11.75%
Wants: 19
Gots: 32 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Knee Deep Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  11.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Ghenna on 10-11-2012)
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4.04/5  rDev +1%

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4.84/5  rDev +21%

KenaiMorgan, Sep 01, 2014
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3.85/5  rDev -3.8%

these just hit town, and fresh is best...enjoyed from a beer hunter session glass.

brew pours rich, but transparent orange amber, thin foamy top that didn't hang out, left patches of lace on the glass.
nose is the highlight. rich ripe tropical fruit. squishy resinous grapefruit. some alc sweetness at the tail.
BOOM. slap in the face with a dense resinous, yet fruity hop. grapefruity pine, fresh ripe tropical fruit.
mouth is fairly full. big and chewy. you can feel the heat and it leaves a tingle.
really nice and fresh resinous, but still fruity and not just a bitter bomb. worth checking out.

cosmicevan, Sep 01, 2014
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4/5  rDev 0%

Gdirt, Aug 31, 2014
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4.84/5  rDev +21%

foody1975, Aug 31, 2014
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4/5  rDev 0%

A: medium amber and clear, couple of fingers-worth of pale tan head; some lace down the glass

S: bright citrus and flowers, some sweet chewy grain beneath

T: crisp and tight - lotsa of pale fruit and hop flower, subtle malts underscore

M: tight and tingly, some edge from the alcohol and the hops, medium-light body, ample carbonation

O: another nice DIPA and another real good brew from Knee Deep - fans of pales, IPAs, DIPAs and the lot would be well-advised to grab a bottle at some point.

Greywulfken, Aug 31, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

norcalcraftbrew, Aug 30, 2014
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Bwagner1122, Aug 30, 2014
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4.6/5  rDev +15%

Really nice imperial IPA. Super hoppy, floral & citrus. Nice. IBV really well hidden for 11.3%. I love this beer.

Hophazzard, Aug 24, 2014
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djcira, Aug 23, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

Pours golden/orange, medium head.

Smell of pine is very strong, some citrus.

Taste is off the charts, lots of bitterness but balanced well with citrus. A little boozey on the finish. Very fresh and surprisingly refreshing for a TIPA with 11%.

If you love strong IPAs, with tons of booze and citrus bitterness this is it. Doesn't get much better than Hop Shortage. Tastes even better from the taproom! This beer is slightly better than Simtra in my opinion, seems more balanced.

ErikNorCal, Aug 17, 2014
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4/5  rDev 0%

Beerswag, Aug 15, 2014
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Hop Shortage from Knee Deep Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 302 ratings.