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Hop-D-Ranged - Knee Deep Brewing Company

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124 Ratings
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Ratings: 124
Reviews: 19
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 13.32%
Wants: 18
Gots: 28 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Knee Deep Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  13.20% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: mookihouse on 04-24-2013

Briefly known as Hopoholic
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Photo of buzzy
4.43/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of davet100
4.23/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of scootny
3.99/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Super clear golden liquid. Large white head and and decent lacing.

Nose has lots of sweet malt and a strong but not over the top hoppiness. A hit of mint and leafy fresh hop cones. Just a whiff of alcohol, surprising considering the abv.

Taste is also a surprise. Sweet mellow, malty and very well hopped but not abrasively. Balance is the word over and over again. Finish is clean and short, with a lingering trace od minty hops.

Feel is supple and lightly creamy, smooth and highly drinkable. This goes down like a session ale, unbelievable.

Just fantastic. A superb brew that drinks like and IPA and hides the alcohol like magic. If you have time for only one beer and need to feel like you had two or three, crack on of these.

Photo of Ianrodgers
4.17/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of EnthusedAboutBeer
4.03/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of IGOTASIXPACK
4.48/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of crowe83
2.73/5  rDev -33.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Hard to describe why, but the flavor was just off. Not very balanced. Just different hops battling it out.

Photo of Homers_Beer_Odyssey
4.94/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

APPEARANCE - 1-finger head that dissipates. Light, clear. Tons of lacing.

AROMA/SCENT - Hops, fruit, sweet.

TASTE - Hops, pine. ABV unbelievably well-hidden.

MOUTHFEEL/PALATE/TEXTURE - Good carbonation, dry, lingering, light, effervescent, crisp, acidic, refreshing.

VALUE - $12 for a 10-oz glass. Pricey for domestic draft.

OVERALL/DRINKABILITY - This is the first Quadrupel Imperial IPA I've tasted. Yet another hophead masterpiece from Knee Deep.

Photo of Hopheadhiker
4.34/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Josh_951
4.46/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of oberon
3.94/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

After having only two beers since New Year's eve,neither of wich were hop driven I was ready for a beer named Hop D-Ranged believe that.Pours into an oversized wine glass a clear rich copper color with a sticky half finger slight off white head,aromas of citric hops,sweet alcohol,and more sweet caramel,big alcohol sweetness mixed with a sharp pithy hoppiness is what stands out.A full almost chewy,it's a big beer and it feels big.Full on sweet alcohol on the palate with some drunken fruitiness before a big shot of grapefruit-like hops cuts into the sweetness...a little.The size of this beer makes for a whole lot of sweet alcohol burn but there is still enough hops make it interesting,I like it but getting through the 22 is a challenge.

Photo of TrojanRB
4.21/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of firstlighthiker
4.05/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of speakdf0
3.67/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DrRambis
3.62/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 22 oz into a goblet. Date unknown.

Look: Dark golden brown, sort of an orange amber quality to it, maybe even maple syrup, with a two inch frowthy cream colored head. Opaque without any sediment. Head dies in time leaving behind a modicum of lacing.

Smell: Very sweet overripe tropical fruit aromas, like sickly sweet on the verge of rotten fruit, brown sugar/molassas, strong lemon pine aromas, extremely aromatic

Taste: Tastes like sugared candy, like sugar coated dried fruit, peaches, melon, oranges, lemon, grapefruit, and pine, lots of big flavors swirling around but they seem to be pretty balanced. Sweet buttery biscuit dough round out the palate. Some mild roasty elements are apparent on the finish. Very very sweet.

Feel: Slick body, not quite chewy but very silky, leaves a bit of alocohol burn on the way down but still quite smooth and one can only expect some heat from a beer of this gravity. Leaves a medium astringency in the mouth on the finish but not nearly as bitter as many other American Barleywines.

Overall: An enjoyable and complex tasting beer that definately leans on the sweet end of the spectrum. Id say that is my number one criticism of the beer but I also think that the intense sweetness allows the other flavors to meld without becoming overly biting. Its okay but my clostest comparisons would be Hi-Resin from Sixpoint or Hopsolutely from Fegley's and I'd take either over this. Still worth a shot if you can stand the sweet stuff.

Photo of KevinGordon
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of freshflesh
4.55/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Odly smooth for a quad. Dare I say smoother than simtra?

Photo of fureousangel
4.48/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of smithj4
4.1/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of retry4z
5/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Outlier detected. Justify rating with a review. So, O.K., this is the bomb. Perfect balance of malt and hops, with a burst of hop flavor and a river of malt washing it all into a perfect blend of nirvana. Taste of caramel and candy cane. There are no words for it, just try it and ride the wave of happiness.

Photo of Shandycan
3.35/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of stonefan55
4.39/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of baklo
4.38/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SDRedDevil
4.15/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of HaveUSeenMyCellar
4.23/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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Hop-D-Ranged from Knee Deep Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 124 ratings.