Batch No.: 138 - Knee Deep Brewing Company

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Batch No.:  138Batch No.:  138

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BA SCORE
87
very good

187 Ratings
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Ratings: 187
Reviews: 29
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 11.66%
Wants: 7
Gots: 19 | 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:
Beer added by: SHODriver on 03-27-2013

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.
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3.18/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Pours brownish burnt orange. Looks filtered, quite transparent. Bone white head, about medium-sized. Good lacing and retention. Aroma is a split of crystal malt and sort of middle of the road American hop character. The hops are heavy on orange and pine flavor with a minty herbal twist. There's a fair bit of caramel and malty sweetness. The taste is fairly sweet. There's some initial orange-pine hoppiness, but once the bitterness kicks in, the hop character gets rather bland. Too much caramel. Messy sweetness. Pine resin bitter finish with more crystal maltiness. Carbonation is pretty average. There's some nice hop oiliness. It's not a bad IPA, just a boring one. There's too much malt character with too much crystal malt. The hop aroma is boring compared to so many other beers, and the hop taste strays far too much into bland bitterness. Fairly disappointing.

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4.28/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

A: poured into a New Belgium glass. Light orange with an inch of white head with great retention.

S: smells of tropical fruits, Citrus and the high sierras.

T: pine and citrus and bitterness which is amazing, balanced by some caramel.

M: Its that perfect IPA bitter that hits the tongue right away. Oily, resiny, balanced.

O: I love Simtra and I thought I'd be disappointed in this. For those looking for a 7/70 (alcohol/IBU), this is one of the best there is. I prefer it to Sculpin.

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4.08/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bought this on a whim as knee deep usually does ipas very well.

Poured amazing, golden orange clear with a sticky white head.

Smells of piney sweet mango and a touch of earthy notes.

Taste is also stellar with some herbal pine and a touch of tropical fruit.

Mouthfeel is viscous yet still sharp. Balances it nicely.

Overall I would love to try this again and on tap.

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4.5/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: poured into a duvel tulip to a light orange with a finger of dense slightly off white head that retains well
S: smells of tropical fruits, some pine and a bit of grapefruit rind. An underlying sweetness can be found throughout the nose.
T: bitter pine and citrus with some faint tropical fruit flavor, slight caramel sweetness along with some herbal and oily hop resin flavor. aftertaste is a bit earthy and slightly piney with the slightest amount of sweetness
M: you can feel the bitterness on the tongue but the beer is on the light side of medium with decent carb that starts off prickly and then subsides. after the swallow there is a lingering bitterness and slight oiliness from the hops
O: Overall Knee Deep knows their way around an IPA and I'm very impressed with this one. From every angle this beer can go toe to toe with any of the greats

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Batch No.: 138 from Knee Deep Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 187 ratings.