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Belgo Hoptologist - Knee Deep Brewing Company

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127 Ratings
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Ratings: 127
Reviews: 22
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 9.16%
Wants: 5
Gots: 23 | 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

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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.

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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -17.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.76/5  rDev -4.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

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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.

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4.16/5  rDev +5.9%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.96/5  rDev +0.8%

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.

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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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Belgo Hoptologist from Knee Deep Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 127 ratings.