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Belgo Hoptologist - Knee Deep Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
88
very good

73 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 73
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 9.05%


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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Reviews by Hatzilla:
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Hatzilla

California

4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Clear honey-amber pour with a thin white head leaving spotty lacing

S - Cardamom, cinnamon rolls, orange peels, lemon zest, caramel malts, alcohol

T - Spicy caramel, cinnamon and grapefruit but the hops are more subdued than many standard IPAs and DIPAs due to the Belgian yeast influence. Alcohol is well hidden even as the beer warms

M - Carbonation is on the light side. Smooth, oily, drinkable with a dry, citrusy-Belgian spice finish

O - A nice beer and a great change of pace from the hoppy American IPA/DIPA style. I want to try more beers from this style. Cheers!

Serving type: bottle

06-01-2013 20:22:20 | More by Hatzilla
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ThaHealer

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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

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WVbeergeek

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3.91/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a copper hue this one was bottled on 2/1/14, I'd like a bit fresher but it's a Belgo version of their Hoptologist DIPA clocks in at 9% abv with 102 IBUs. Pours a hazed deep copper hue with a light shade off white head, fine even layered lacing.

Aroma has pungent hop pellets intense grapefruit, dank pine cone notes as well, spicy Belgian yeast character hints of black pepper and funky mild barnyard. Overall it smells nice inviting and makes you want to take your first sip.

Flavor has upfront hop complexity a touch of Summit or something similar with a hint of green onion/garlic spiciness, grapefruit peel bitter pith, crushed aspirin a strange hop profile that doesn't work too well with the Belgian yeast characteristics, black pepper spiciness, earthy herbal, and funky finish. The lingering green onion almost kills the experience for me, I'm pretty sensitive to that hop/similar hop varieties.

Mouthfeel is slick with hop oils, medium bodied goes down great pretty smooth for the high alcohol. A bit cloying as it warms the hops just tend to collide with the Belgian yeast they compete with each other the slightly funky spicy yeast with the garlic/onion hop tones wear me down a bit.

Overall I'm glad I gave one of the Knee Deep hoppy offerings a shot, I will keep my eyes peeled for fresh Simtra.

Serving type: bottle

04-04-2014 20:03:43 | More by WVbeergeek
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mac31

California

4.3/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Had this beer from 22 oz'er in a tulip glass.

This beer has a sweet, malty entry coupled with a huge burst of hops that for the most part disappear. There is some hoppy bitterness that carries through the palate. Hops are piney w/ woody/earthy notes. Grapefruit bitterness from the familiar cascade hop. Skunky, danky, orange, and pineapple/tropical flavors takeover the grapefruit/citrus hoppy notes. The beer dries out quite bit, followed up by lucky charm-like toasted cereal grains that take over along with the lingering bitterness that carried from the initial hop burst. There is some minimal remnant of yeasty spiciness that comes through on the backend of the palate. Starts out as a true DIPA, yet finish with many positive belgian qualities. Best Belgo-IPA I've had. Complex, slight boozy. Dangerous at 9%. Extremely drinkable. A must have if you like this hybrid style.

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03-21-2014 07:49:34 | More by mac31
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3.98/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bottle poured into a tulip. Pours a clear copper with a fluffy eggshell white head. It leaves very sticky lacing and great retention. Looks great. The aromas have a nice balance between the fruity yeasts and fruity hops. Lots of ripe grapefruit along with some subtle garlic/onion notes. Nice amount of pineapple. Lots of fresh grass. I'm picking up a nice amount of lemon zest along with hints of orange peel. The flavors have a lasting bitterness to it, which is nice. Lots of pine needles in the mix. The yeast is there and it really accents the hops in a pleasant way. More juicy pineapple. Lots of ripe citrus leads the way. Mouthfeel is full-bodied and very smooth. There's moderate carbonation and it's pretty creamy. The alcohol goes unnoticed and it's dangerously drinkable.

This is a very nice Belgian IPA. It might not be my favorite for the style, but it's better than most. The craftsmanship is pretty impressive and is a very good example of the style. Recommended.

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Belgo Hoptologist from Knee Deep Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 73 ratings.