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Belgo Hoptologist - Knee Deep Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
88
very good

104 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 104
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 9.11%
Wants: 5
Gots: 15 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Knee Deep Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian IPA |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Halcyondays on 04-27-2013)
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Illinois

4/5  rDev +1.3%

08-20-2014 20:10:45 | More by jplopez21
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California

4/5  rDev +1.3%

08-20-2014 16:22:03 | More by cmgage
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jcrafts

North Carolina

3.32/5  rDev -15.9%

08-16-2014 23:28:45 | More by jcrafts
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New York

4.44/5  rDev +12.4%

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California

3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

08-08-2014 04:43:01 | More by zestar
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Erik-P

British Columbia (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

08-06-2014 03:28:53 | More by Erik-P
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MacQ32

South Carolina

4.19/5  rDev +6.1%

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

08-05-2014 00:47:27 | More by MacQ32
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tarheels4life23

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

07-31-2014 21:16:15 | More by tarheels4life23
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kbutzactor

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

07-28-2014 02:43:15 | More by kbutzactor
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Brenden

Ohio

3.89/5  rDev -1.5%

The color is the same clear, deep gold-orange as the original. The fluffy off-white head stands just over one finger in height. Interestingly, as is the case with the non-Belgo version, the retention is more in the lasting of the foam that remains rather than how long it stays at its height. Patching is solid.
The difference in the aroma is essentially that the bitterness is toned down and evened out by earth and mild sweetness, such that's it's similar to the original but softer with a very little added gentle spiciness. I still get the wood, pith, flower herb, and pine of the original, just toned down and added to. Ultimately, it ends up being give and take.
There's no hint of the slight tang and acidity found in the American version. The wood, pith, herb, flower and pine are still present, but with more juicy fruits, light sort of sugary sweetness, earth, clove, and even a gentle sting to the alcohol. The finish ends up being a little weaker, and the Belgian character needs to kick it up to reach the upper echelon of this particular style. Well done, though.
The body is still big enough to support the base and while being a touch lighter in this version. It reaches moderate levels of both crispness and smoothness with a likewise moderate and consistent carbonation.

07-19-2014 17:51:44 | More by Brenden
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North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

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North Carolina

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Michigan

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Ohio

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California

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North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

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North Carolina

4/5  rDev +1.3%

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California

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California

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California

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California

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California

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Belgo Hoptologist from Knee Deep Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 104 ratings.