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Batch No.: 138 - Knee Deep Brewing Company

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very good

166 Ratings
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Ratings: 166
Reviews: 24
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 11.89%
Wants: 3
Gots: 10 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Knee Deep Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: SHODriver on 03-27-2013)
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3.66/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottled 9/05/14: Bomber pours very murky dark gold/brown color with a 1 finger foamy light beige head that faded in average time and left good spotty lacing.

Smells of lemon zest, onion, light grapefruit, herbs and dry floral hops that seem to have leafy dry spices such as tea leaf, marijuana and white pepper mixed in. Inhaling deeper I get more citrus, funky yeast and buttery cracker. Alcohol is completely hidden, but there is a weird urinal smell that pops up – overall decent smelling IPA.

Taste is hoppy but has a little funky at the same time, like brett was used in the mash. Flavor is a mix of grapefruit, orange peel, tangerine, lemon, piney hops, citrus hops variants with coriander and onion swirling around, buttered wheat bread, herbs, spices like pepper and tea leaf, biscuit and cardboard funk. Balance is OK with some more malt presence in the flavors, much more than the nose, but there are some odd characteristics like chlorinated or soapy water coming through. ABV is well hidden and the bitterness is mild, but the hops come off more lemony like Sorachi Ace as it warms up.

Mouthfeel is thin and on the watery side, it slides down easy with mild bitterness, a medium body and light carbonation and a dry finish. It’s a slightly above average IPA that hides the ABV quite well, but after having the Simtra Triple DIPA I find it a bit of a letdown since the brewery set the bar very high with that beer.

From the Knee Deep website: “Knee Deep’s Batch 138 India Pale Ale is brewed with three types of C hops and Simcoe, which gives this West Coast IPA an aroma that resembles a cat that has peed in a pine tree. Batch 138 finishes dry and crisp and is sure to leave you in hop euphoria.” This explains the weird urinal smell that I got in the nose. Cheers.

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Batch No.: 138 from Knee Deep Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 166 ratings.