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Batch No.: 138 - Knee Deep Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
87
very good

123 Ratings
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Ratings: 123
Reviews: 23
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 12.34%
Wants: 2
Gots: 4 | 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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vermilcj

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

12-15-2013 06:11:03 | More by vermilcj
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XmnwildX12

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

12-09-2013 04:20:33 | More by XmnwildX12
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smartassboiler

Illinois

4/5  rDev +2.8%

12-01-2013 17:00:15 | More by smartassboiler
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socalbrewlvr

California

4/5  rDev +2.8%

11-26-2013 09:37:45 | More by socalbrewlvr
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inspektor

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

11-13-2013 19:54:32 | More by inspektor
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Nugganooch

California

3.94/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

22oz bottle dated 10/19/13 poured into my FW snifter glass
Notes taken on 11/03/13

A: Dark caramel amber color with really nice clarity and a thick helping of stubborn khaki foam head. Decent cling from the lace leaving some intermittent tracks and dots of stick behind.

S: Smells of uber fresh hop pellets. Pine, grapefruit, dank weed, tangerine, and melon with a light topical flora mixed in. Impressively hoppy and fresh nose on this one. Has my hop tart tingling.

T: Super dank grass weed flav. Very herbal indeed with a firm malt backbone of toasted bread. Light citrus fruits and evergreens in the background. High perceived bitterness across the palate with no alcohol coming through. Light toffee like sweetness but otherwise very near bone dry and nicely balanced in that matter. Pretty tasty shit.

M: Moderately full mouth feel with nice even carb and a creamy texture. Vast drying efforts in the finish coupled with a high level of hoppy bitters. Resinous and lingering long after the drink.

D: This is pretty much dank sauce. Very herbal and weedy which I am on board with. If that is your thing seek this one out. Keeps a firm maltiness with dem hops and has a very dry finish. If it took 138 batches to arrive here then I might be a little concerned. Otherwise worth revisiting for me.

Serving type: bottle

11-07-2013 20:33:46 | More by Nugganooch
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eulerthegrape

California

4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

10-18-2013 19:41:56 | More by eulerthegrape
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ZippyThePinhead

California

4.2/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

The first time I had this (4/2013) I thought it was OK, nothing to write home about. The finish was a bit long for me-- I like short and clean, with no lingering bitterness on my tongue-- but otherwise I could live with it. Maybe an easier-to-get alternative to my favorites which are all rationed and marked up by local vendors.

I have half a case in my refrigerator right now, and I'm liking it a lot better right now (10/2013). Perhaps they have tweaked the recipe?

I'm noticing the finish is a lot cleaner and quicker, just like my favorites (Pliny and Just Outstanding). It's nice and dry. The hop flavor is really nice, all piney and citrusy. I like everything about it, except for the price (nearly $9/bomber with tax and CRV).

I have to admit, reading some of the reviews here, I'm wondering if this is some reverse psychology. Trash this beer so folks won't buy it, leaving more for the reviewers who claim it is borderline swill? Are these negative reviews honest? If so, what better IPAs are these reviewers drinking on a regular basis? I gots to know.

I'm not saying I'd choose this over a Pliny or a Just Outstanding. The price is a factor, of course. But it's a lot better than some of the mainstream IPAs which I'd rate 3.0-3.5 all year long.

Serving type: bottle

10-18-2013 03:25:34 | More by ZippyThePinhead
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mltobin

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

10-05-2013 00:46:59 | More by mltobin
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Reggae4203

California

4/5  rDev +2.8%

09-16-2013 05:48:48 | More by Reggae4203
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VonZipper

New York

3.5/5  rDev -10%

09-14-2013 18:48:55 | More by VonZipper
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frankthetank86

New York

3.5/5  rDev -10%

09-14-2013 03:33:45 | More by frankthetank86
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peetza1210

California

4/5  rDev +2.8%

09-13-2013 07:15:30 | More by peetza1210
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sgoro

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

09-08-2013 00:23:42 | More by sgoro
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bpasquini

California

4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

09-05-2013 16:55:33 | More by bpasquini
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Beerrenda

California

4/5  rDev +2.8%

09-02-2013 20:52:09 | More by Beerrenda
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GraduatedCashew

California

3.5/5  rDev -10%

08-28-2013 21:42:09 | More by GraduatedCashew
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SoCalBeerIdiot

California

3.5/5  rDev -10%

08-28-2013 02:36:19 | More by SoCalBeerIdiot
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Jenlo_21

California

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

08-13-2013 08:12:51 | More by Jenlo_21
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PHBoiler

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

08-11-2013 02:37:37 | More by PHBoiler
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InfernoBoss

California

4/5  rDev +2.8%

08-10-2013 07:34:28 | More by InfernoBoss
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drgonzo2k2

California

4/5  rDev +2.8%

08-05-2013 19:55:57 | More by drgonzo2k2
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SocalKicks

California

4/5  rDev +2.8%

08-02-2013 04:58:13 | More by SocalKicks
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Virginia

4/5  rDev +2.8%

07-28-2013 18:04:48 | More by Jasonp79
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JorSince88

California

4/5  rDev +2.8%

07-26-2013 01:58:48 | More by JorSince88
Batch No.: 138 from Knee Deep Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 123 ratings.