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Belgo Hoptologist - Knee Deep Brewing Company

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122 Ratings
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Ratings: 122
Reviews: 19
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 8.88%
Wants: 4
Gots: 19 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Halcyondays on 04-27-2013)
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Photo of humuloner22
4.11/5  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.

humuloner22, Yesterday at 04:54 AM
Photo of mattsucks
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

mattsucks, Tuesday at 08:42 PM
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3.25/5  rDev -17.5%

lillitnn92, Nov 20, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Twal, Nov 08, 2014
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3.76/5  rDev -4.6%

Bigtimejd19, Nov 01, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

halo913, Oct 25, 2014
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3.85/5  rDev -2.3%

longisland1983, Oct 18, 2014
Photo of pkalix
4/5  rDev +1.5%
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.

pkalix, Oct 12, 2014
Photo of Greywulfken
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

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.

Greywulfken, Oct 11, 2014
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4.16/5  rDev +5.6%

snakeayes11, Oct 08, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

Chris138, Oct 05, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

FLBeerGuy, Sep 08, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

ImperialStout, Sep 04, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

SDRedDevil, Sep 03, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

Beerswag, Sep 02, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

wakeuptothesun, Sep 01, 2014
Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.96/5  rDev +0.5%

On tap at Tony's Darts Away in Burbank, CA.

Pours a murky honey orange with a foamy off-white head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. A foamy curtain of lace coats the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, citrus fruit, and citrus zest aromas. Taste is much the same with citrus fruit, citrus zest, and slight Belgian yeast flavors on the finish. There is a medium amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer that is tasty, but I am getting a Belgian yeast presence in the taste only.

Serving type: on tap.

UCLABrewN84, Sep 01, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

norcalcraftbrew, Aug 31, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

jplopez21, Aug 20, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

cmgage, Aug 20, 2014
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3.32/5  rDev -15.7%

jcrafts, Aug 17, 2014
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4.44/5  rDev +12.7%

Kkuhn, Aug 12, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

zestar, Aug 08, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

Erik-P, Aug 06, 2014
Photo of MacQ32
4.19/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A - Pours an orange amber with a 2 finger+ near white head. Fantastic lacing and good retention. Pretty ideal aside from the monster head.

S - Very nice, a great mix of dry, semi-citrusy hops and huge clovey banana notes. Some decent sweetness. Very belgianesque. Huge huge banana/clove notes

T - Starting out minimally bitter, very belgian sweet, oranges, coriander, lots of clove, and transitions into a slightly more traditional IPA flavor - citrusy orange (still pretty sweet), minimal sweet boozy flavor, finish is dry, bitter and spiced. Quite impressed.

M - Medium bodied+, leaves a thick feel to the back of the tongue, good carbonation and drinkability.

O - Really awesome, belgian heavy, transitioning flavors. Would definitely include in a Belgian IPA lineup

MacQ32, Aug 05, 2014
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Belgo Hoptologist from Knee Deep Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 122 ratings.