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Hop Shortage - Knee Deep Brewing Company

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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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Reviews by Dope:
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3.93/5  rDev -1.8%

A: Pours a nice clear medium amber. Good sized fluffy light beige head from an aggressive pour. Fades slowly, leaving nice thick fluffy wisps of lacing everywhere.

S: Can smell this one across the room. Very bright hoppiness. Lots of sweet citrus and tropical fruit (tangerine, mango, pineapple). Some garlic and onion too, especially when swirled. Surprisingly sweet too.

T: Wow. Hop bomb. Lots of tropical fruit and garlic/onion combining together. Somewhat sweet up front and in the middle with decent caramel malt, but it fades. Finishes very, very bitter with lots of garlic/onion, pine, resin and a hint of citrus. Piney and resinous in the lingering aftertaste with a huge mouthdrying effect from all the hops. Aftertaste is extremely long and bitter. Teeth-chatteringly bitter.

M: Heavy but the extreme hoppiness kinda makes you forget how big it is ABV-wise. Super drying.

O: Monster hop bomb. Like drinking pure hop oils. Eye-twitchingly hoppy and bitter. Very bright and sharp flavors but the malt just can't keep up (despite 11.3% ABV!), making this very unbalanced. Drinkability suffers badly as a result. It's tasty and strong with nice complexity and balance of hops but man it can be tough to drink. Once it warms up you really have to choke it down.

Dope, Dec 06, 2012
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Thanks for sharing this with me, Nathan!

A big triple IPA that hides the alcohol fairly well with decent amount of bitterness but a lot of sweet malt character as well. Drinkable, and perhaps I'd try a glass on-tap, but once was enough for me as far as bottles go. The hops do lean toward a passion/citrus fruit arena though. Definitely worth trying, but not a world-beater.

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Bottled 7/4/13 no hints of age drinks super hoppy. Imperial pint glass full of this liquid glory is a happy one, pours deep copper slightly hazed with hop proteins, full thicket of cream head. Aroma is full of dank hops, including tropical fruit notes, big citrus and grapefruit tones, with pine and herbs. Drinks satisfyingly smooth for such a big beer, the 11.3% abv provides a decent alcohol burn and the malts here bring candied coated hops to mind, very big intense flavors not for the beginner in the realm of hops. This beer coats the palate with honey coated hops and big layers of bitterness and hop flavors, citrus mango and pine needles with a hint of herbal fresh mint leaves. Very tasty, the mouthfeel is big bodied with resinous hop oils, leaves the bitterness on the palate, but the carbonation level is so smooth it adds a bit of creaminess to the texture. It's like a hop milkshake, overall I'm a fan my first go round with Knee Deep definitely worth seeking out some of this big bad triple IPA.

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Hop Shortage from Knee Deep Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 302 ratings.