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Hop-D-Ranged - Knee Deep Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
92
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141 Ratings
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Ratings: 141
Reviews: 22
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 12.8%
Wants: 20
Gots: 32 | 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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Ratings: 141 | Reviews: 22
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Photo of oberon
3.94/5  rDev -4.8%
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 freshflesh
4.55/5  rDev +9.9%
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 Beerswag
3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

Photo of aquazr1
4/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of pat61
4.75/5  rDev +14.7%

This not for the faint of heart beer starts with a big grassy nose with a hint of mint over malt and grain aromas with light fruit.
It pours brilliant gold with a ½” quickly dissipating off-white foam cap that is quickly roused. It produces fine lace and some legs.
The beer looks deceptively mild but that illusion quickly disappears as the glass approaches your mouth. The beer attacks the palate with spicy cola, vanilla, melon, and malt flavors that slowly diminish under a barrage of hop and alcohol flavors. The bitterness reminds me of the kind of bitterness you find in a gin and tonic while the alcohol suggests bourbon.
Each element in this beer – malt, yeast driven flavors, hops and alcohol is huge but they are all amazingly in balance.

Photo of InfernoBoss
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of RBassSFHOPit2ME
3.5/5  rDev -15.5%

Photo of SoCalBeerIdiot
3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

Photo of tdm168
4/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of LiverBelly
4.7/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Tasted in a 10 ounce snifter at The Library Alehouse SM CA 4.19.13 First off, the nose has notes of pine, citrus and grapefruit. Great lace a resiny feel. Taste is almost too much to bear. I mean that in a good way. Pine needles, tree sap and surfboard resin. If you like Simtra you will love Hopoholic. Must find some more.

Photo of emilylee
3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

Photo of gldnns
2.5/5  rDev -39.6%

Photo of Chuck_IPA_Mathus
4.75/5  rDev +14.7%

Photo of KarmicSkrambl8
4.04/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of terpinsd
3.86/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of smanrob
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of hypno
4.6/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of scootny
3.99/5  rDev -3.6%
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 tsandler
4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of KYGunner
3.85/5  rDev -7%

The color gives away just how Deranged this is, as the color is a deep dark brown. The nose is certainly hoppy, full of darkness. I'm reminded of a onion bagel as the malt gives some bread and the hops supply the onion, chive, pepper,poppy seed and garlic. I do get a bit of grapefruit and citrus at the back.

The flavor is part sweet, caramel malt, and kind of spicy. The hops emit an onion flavor to me, and again it's that spicy onion from a bagel; garlic maybe. There's a bit of citrus near the end: lemon, orange and tangerines.

Most impressive is the intense ABV that is never perceived. It is incredibly smooth and actually easy too drink which may be a problem as I write this.

Despite the onion dominance, that probably is my palate, I can truly appreciate the craft.

Photo of TrojanRB
4.21/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of KevinGordon
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AleHunter805
3.88/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of HaveUSeenMyCellar
4.23/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Booner818
4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Hop-D-Ranged from Knee Deep Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 141 ratings.