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Belgo Hoptologist - Knee Deep Brewing Company

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134 Ratings
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Ratings: 134
Reviews: 25
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 9.16%
Wants: 5
Gots: 24 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Knee Deep Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian IPA |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Halcyondays on 04-27-2013

Belgo-Hoptologist is brewed with Citra, Columbus and Cascade hops which give this American Belgo Style IPA enormous hop aromas of American pine & grapefruit and eccentric fruit and phenols flavors from the Belgian yeast.
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Photo of metter98
3.84/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: The beer is clear golden yellow in color and has a light to moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a half finger high white head that died down, leaving some specks of bubbles on the surface and a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of citrusy hops are present in the nose along with some faint hints of Belgian yeast.
T: The taste has flavors of citrusy hops along with notes of tropical fruits and hints of pine and Belgian yeast. A moderate amount of bitterness is present.
M: It feels medium-bodied and a little crisp on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer tastes more like an American DIPA compared to a Belgian IPA because the yeast isn't that evident in the smell and taste. Nonetheless, the beer masks its alcohol very well and is therefore easy to drink.

Serving type: bottle

Photo of Krey213
4.09/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of grimsooth
3.77/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of timontheroad
3.89/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottled 2/10, poured from a bomber into a nonic pint glass.
Appearance: Poured clear orange/amber color, half inch white head. Good lacing and retention.
Aroma: Dank, grassy and piney, with some light flowery and grassy notes. Very little sweet malt aroma.
Taste: Big piney flavors, a little citrus tartness, and some slight malt sweetness. Got a weird slightly metallic flavor that was a little off-putting.
Mouthfeel: Medium to light bodied, decent carbonation, felt a little thin for the style. A little alcohol burn as well.
Overall: Certainly not a bad beer, Knee Deep really brings the hoppiness in this one, but I really missed the belgian funky yeastiness I thought it should have.

Photo of probert
4.5/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of FLima
3.64/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Amber yellow color with a thick head with short retention but leaving laces.
Aroma with lots of pine and Belgian yeast.
Hoppy flavor with notes of Belgian yeast, herbal and piney hops, some grapefruit and spices. Dry and bitter aftertaste.
Medium body with appropriate carbonation. Alcohol of 9% is perceived but in harmony with the overall beer.
Pretty decent, hoppy and yeasty Belgian DIPA. But just not a huge fun of Belgian IPAs in general, with some exceptions.

Photo of Borrego805
3.58/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of muskiesman
3.9/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Billolick
3.94/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

1/2 growler filled at DeCicco's in Ardsley, NY

Near clear medium auburn. fine bubble head, film, collar and mderate fine sheets of lace.

Some Belgian yea, pepper and coriander on the nose.

Full throttle DIPA with an ample malt base, and peppery hops in the finish. the Belgian character seems to be fairly minor, as I'm picking up yeasty qualities, but not really as much as I'd like. On the malty side for a DIPA. So all in all, not really what I'm looking for in a "Belgo" inspired brew. But a decent and heady drinker, none the less

Photo of jooler
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

very hoppy. alittle too overwhelming with the alcohol. i can barely enjoy the distinct hops but its alright.

Photo of TheRougeBastard
4.01/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Hophazzard
2.75/5  rDev -30%

I'm not a fan of his one.

Photo of humuloner22
4.1/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Older review from notes.

Eh, this one was alright, but for the price it was not all that special.

Look: Golden hazy hay.

Smell: Some Belgian yeast in there, really sweet, hops take back stage on this one.

Taste: I felt it was too sweet for the style, I need to try more Belgian IPA's to compare, but this is not one of my favorite styles based on this one. It was too sweet. Too much malt, not enough hops. Some cloves and herbal spices found in Belgian yeast strains, but none of the flavors really come together to make it a special beer to me.

Overall: Fair beer, interesting flavor, but not one of the best beers I have ever had.

Photo of mattsucks
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of lillitnn92
3.25/5  rDev -17.3%

Photo of Twal
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of Bigtimejd19
3.76/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of halo913
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

Photo of longisland1983
3.85/5  rDev -2%

Photo of pkalix
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

murky with an opaque head. honey color.
sweet and malty aroma and slight Belgian yeast flavor and hops. not bad.

Photo of Greywulfken
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

A: deep golden/medium amber ale; essentially clear; few fingers of white foam

S: fruits and flowers and pine resin hops; honeyed grains and citric piths

T: combines an American DIPA with Belgian-esque flavors and feels - hops are up front, bringing the prerequisite battery of citric and pine elements; the grain base is solid - caramel sugars sweeten the grain nicely, taking the edge off the hops; fruits, pale and full, are suggested amply here

M: medium-full, soft and fuzzy swallows the bittering effect, soothing the tongue while effervescing across the palate

O: I'm giving this ale a high score because it seems to be exactly what it set out to be: an American DIPA with Belgian stylings - the Hoptologist is a great DIPA, and this is a great expression of that ale, but fruitier and fuzzier - delightful drinking. Recommended.

Photo of snakeayes11
4.16/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of Chris138
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of FLBeerGuy
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of ImperialStout
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

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Belgo Hoptologist from Knee Deep Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 134 ratings.