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Belgo Hoptologist - Knee Deep Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
88
very good

90 Ratings
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Ratings: 90
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 9.34%
Wants: 5
Gots: 9 | FT: 4
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 mactrail:
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mactrail

Washington

4.19/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Golden orangey amber in the Ommegang chalice. rich and rather sweet. Warm malty flavors, a touch of honey, and enlivened by a tangy sensation. Very fragrant with honeysuckle and fermenting pineapple.

There is an interesting range of Belgian flavors here. A funky smell, a yeasty tang, and the distinct drying out toward the finish. Brewer claims 102 IBUs, but it's not that bitter, and I can see why some would rate this poorly if they're expecting a double IPA as the lable seems to indicate. It's just a very drinkable Belgian IPA. Flavors of green grapes and pear skins, browned biscuits. Spicy on the tongue. A pleasant surprise for $7 in the 22 oz bottle. Bought at Barons Marketplace on Point Loma Blvd.

Serving type: bottle

05-05-2013 05:16:44 | More by mactrail
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3.85/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Rich, clear copper tone with an off white whipped up head. The retention on this beer is fantastic and it leaves a thick layer of lacing.

Caramel malt is very pronounced nearly adding notes of toffee and molasses. Dark citrus and sweet and lasting pine hops, a very west coast profile but lacking a real Belgian feel, some red berry and fruit esters, overall the aroma is strong but one dimensional.

Sweet caramel malt with just a bit of abrasive grain and lots of fruit esters from the yeast. Thick pine and resin with sweet orange citrus as backup. Moderate bitterness despite the 102 IBUs slapped on the label. Alcohol is warming and sneaky in the finish.

Moderate body and smooth carbonation, warming alcohol is well hidden by the malts and is framed well, being neither timid or overbearing. Lacks a strong drying presence but balance is near perfect.

A West Coast DIPA base using just enough Belgian yeast and no Belgian spices to add some red fruity esters to the back end of the flavor. I was a bit taken aback at how non Belgian this IPA is yet it is very balanced and free swinging and would be best approached as a typical DIPA.

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3.91/5  rDev -1.3%
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.

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Belgo Hoptologist from Knee Deep Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 90 ratings.