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Hop Shortage - Knee Deep Brewing Company

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89
very good

363 Ratings
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Ratings: 363
Reviews: 66
rAvg: 4
pDev: 12%
Wants: 31
Gots: 59 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Knee Deep Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

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

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Ghenna on 10-11-2012

The cousin of Simtra, but brewed with only Centennial and Chinook hops. Need we say more?
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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

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4/5  rDev 0%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.82/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bottle pour for New Brew Thursday's 3rd Anniversary event held at Beachwood BBQ & Brewing in Long Beach, CA.

Pours a clear yellow-orange with a foamy khaki head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, citrus fruit, citrus zest, and tropical fruits. Taste is much the same with a citrus zest flavor on the finish. There is a medium amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that is tasty and easy to drink.

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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

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2.75/5  rDev -31.3%

Photo of metter98
3.92/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: The beer is clear yellowish amber in color and has no visible carbonation. It poured with a quarter finger high off white head that died down a bit but consistently coerced the entire surface.
S: There are moderate aromas of pine resin hops in the nose along with some notes of grapefruit.
T: The taste is similar to the smell but is a little more evenly balanced between the flavors of pine and grapefruit.
M: It feels medium- to full-bodied and a little thick on the palate with a little crispness and a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: The beer definitely tastes strong, but the alcohol is relatively well masked from the taste. There is also a good balance between the malts and the hops.

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

Appearance: Pours a clear amber color capped by a rocky head that leaves many strands of lacing behind

Smell: Resinous hops dominate though there is a grassy element as well; the high ABV is discerbable as are the caramel malts

Taste: Starts out biscuity but then the caramel builds, though just for a moment as the hops overwhelm almost from the outset; resinous, though there is a range of tropical fruit (papaya, grapefruit and a touch of mango) as well as a grassy element on the finish; still, with all the malt in this beer there is considerable malty sweetness that lingers in the aftertaste, though the beer is really very bitter

Mouthfeel: Full-bodied with moderate carbonation

Overall: A real West Coast hop bomb with a considerable amount of malt to create the high ABV; my preference is to keep the hops and dispense with the malt at these levels but this is still quite good

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4.2/5  rDev +5%

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4/5  rDev 0%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

Photo of emerge077
4.02/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to Skye for this one!
7/13/13 printed on the label.

Pours a dark orange, with a fluffy cap of foam on top. Some delicate lacing an good surface coverage, thin veil remains on the surface. Clarity is actually fairly high, when in the light you can see right through it.

Pungent citrus aroma, candied orange peel, spicy arugula, light malt sweetness.

Bitter greens, dandelion, orange peels, grapefruit pulp, caramel malt breadiness. Bitterness is up there, lingering well into the aftertaste.Full bodied and pretty strong, though the alcohol is pretty well hidden. Dry and very bitter aftertaste. Overall a pretty big beast, though it's flavorful and packs a big hop punch.

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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of WVbeergeek
4.19/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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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4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

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3.62/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a slightly hazy golden amber with a half-inch off white head which fades to the rim leaving spotty and streaky lace.

N: Plenty of grapefruit and citrus along with pine plus sweetish malt, some orange and juicy tangerine also.

T: Big malt profile present up front followed by oily, sticky and resiny pine sap.. ABV is notable. Pretty amped up all around.

M: Semi-full body and moderate carbonation. Bitting, bitter finish.

O: No hop shortage here, that's for sure. Big ABV and big malt make this a kicker.

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4/5  rDev 0%

From 10/13/14 notes. On tap at Ginger Man in NYC.

Pours a somewhat clear golden-yellow color with one inch of off white head and moderate carbonation. Citrus hops, pine hops, floral hops, sweet candy and fruits, bread, and earthy notes. Medium body and low carbonation, light bitter bite to it.

Overall a nice DIPA. Not too bitter for the bite, some definite nice hops up front with malts in the back. Not my favorite KD beer but worth checking out.

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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of Halcyondays
4.23/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

22 oz. bomber, bottled 4.30.13, drank 5.6.13,

A: Pours amber with a solid somewhat fizzy white head, solid amount of lace.

S: Lots of grapefruit and greenery, pungent.

T: Pine oil with a lot of citrus and pineapple. Very little malt flavour, this is all about the hops as expected.

M: Full-bodied, resiny, thick. Quite easy drinking for the size.

O: A very good DIPA, though the price is a bit off-putting. Worth a try once for hop fans.

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3.25/5  rDev -18.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

Photo of Zorro
3.6/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Chill hazed clear orange colored brew with a medium sized white head.

Smells sweet with a strong citrus aroma. There is a savory scent here to a little like caramelized onion. There are pine, cedar and cinnamon scent in this too.

Starts out mildly sweet with a sharp hop bite in the back of the throat. Bittersweet with some strong tea and woody flavors. Slight mushroom flavor.

Mouthfeel is good.

Overall an OK beer that could be more complex.

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Hop Shortage from Knee Deep Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 363 ratings.