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Hoparillo - Knee Deep Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
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355 Ratings
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Ratings: 355
Reviews: 53
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: 9.67%
Wants: 30
Gots: 88 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Knee Deep Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  11.10% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: KevT on 07-02-2013

Triple IPA brewed and dry hopped with large amounts of Citra, Mosaic and Amarillo hops that delivers exploding tropical fruit and citrus aromas and flavor. Intense hop aromas that are sure to stimulate your olfactory receptors.
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Ratings: 355 | Reviews: 53
Photo of GordieF
4.55/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Great citrus taste. Powerful balance of hops.

Photo of Rutager
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Sweet tropical fruits in the nose and mouth with some honey and pale malts. Great stuff.

Photo of Odysseyalien
4.07/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

It's a solid 4 but I can't say I would personally hunt it down again. The hops are strong but the initial taste was a muddy malt on the front. As it warmed, it mellowed to a more tropical kick on the nose. Good but hot one of my faves.

Photo of MissSmisje
3.82/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

L: dark straw. S: orange blossoms, orange and clementine peel. T: Orange blossom, light minerals.

Photo of santomark
4.48/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

A - Very well filtered, a clear triple, almost reminds me of the younger with how clear this is. Almost NO head, pours nicely.

S - Man, hops. Up front you get the hops. And not just hops but their unique profile, the bitter, sweetness, pine, citrus, etc. Finishes with a faint sweet bread type of smell and some alcohol to punch the nose.

T - The taste up front is hard to describe, the malt is almost too imposive. Mild sweetness, pine, citrus undertones, explosion of bitters, very mild versus the nose.

F - A very palate cleansing beer. Dry finish on the tongue, not the throat, oil/resin. I would put this in the light to medium body. Which is absurd considering this is a triple.

O - This is a great TIPA. I personally would not reach for another glass, mainly because I am not a fan of the Amarillo hop. But despite my disdain, it really shines through in a unique way with this beer. But the biggest drawback is at some points I almost feel the alcohol and body take away from the hops. This definitely feels like this beer is on the verge of becoming something great, but the malt is just to forward.

Photo of GDrew93
4.41/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

It's good not great. Has a perfumey/mild-chemically taste mid way thru, after a great nose and initial flavor. Smooth finish with lil to no bitterness for a beer north at 11.1% ABV.

Photo of Sicembears91
4.71/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Excellent hoppy beer with crisp taste.

Photo of beerloserLI
4.53/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The pour yields a golden amber color with nice clarity and a fluffy white head. The nose very floral with tangy citrus hops. I couldn't stop smelling it.
The taste explodes with tangy fruity notes. I get apricots, apples and plenty of citrus. Hoppy as hell with a subtle bitter finish. The malts really cut down on the bite and the alcohol is really well hidden for 11%. It really stays away from the barley wine feel.

Overall an excellent double ipa. Best I've had from knee deep so far.

Photo of FLima
4.3/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Clear amber color with a thick head with short retention but leaving laces.
Delicious aroma with predominant notes of passion fruit, grapefruit, pineapple and pine.
Bitter flavor with notes of grapefruit, caramel and slightly toasted malts, spices, American yeast, sweet tangerines, lots of resin and mango. Quite dry aftertaste with a long bitterness.
Medium to full body with appropriate carbonation with tiny bubbles. Alcohol of 11.1% is well hidden.
Excellent DIPA, solid malt base that is offset by its 122 IBUs that carries good hop complexity.

Photo of Sparqx
4.34/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Tasted at 48-56 degrees
Appearance: Golden in the glass, some lacing, medium head
Smell: Grassy citrus hoppiness, just begging to be tasted. Noticeably better at 55 degrees and above.
Taste: Complex explosion of grapefruit hops, bitters, a caramel note, some alcohol esters, with an enduring long bittersweet finish of hop heaven.
Mouthfeel: Smoothly coating that supports a very long finish
Overall: A paradise of hops. Clearly achieved the brewmaster's intentions. Hopheads rejoice!

Photo of sderenne
3.92/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Very good and similar to Simtra. The high abv isn't as hidden in this as much it is in the Simtra.

Photo of barczar
4.09/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Very grassy, slightly savory, touch of citrus in aroma.

Flavor is fairly sweet, with a big malt backbone, resiny and lightly citrusy. Modestly bitter finish.

Photo of LADaveBN
4.18/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Another solid DIPA from Knee Deep. Not as sweetly dank like Hoptologist, but still very good.

Photo of Greywulfken
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: medium gold and clear, a few fingers of ivory head, some motes of lace down the glass

S: lotsa of fruity and floral aromas suggesting citrus groves and pith, wet fields and bright flowers

T: juicy citrus right up front, tropical fruits and mild sweetness beneath; edges of caramel and biscuit

M: medium-weight, slight tingle, moderate carbonation, relatively lean for the abv

O: a real nice DIPA/TIPA hop-bomb, featuring some faves in Citra, Amarillo, and Mosaic. Sure to please fans of the style and the hops.

Photo of rstone57
3.69/5  rDev -13%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Tad boozy but not over the top. Fairly drinkable.

Photo of toolbrew
4.05/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Fallen off as its a 11/20/2014 bottle. But, still phenomenal hop taste!

Photo of Genkii8
4.65/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bold, citrus, hoppy, great flavor

Photo of EdwardK77
4.33/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Extremely clear, good effervescence, smells like a tropical fruit salad. Would definitely drink this again.

Photo of Vlaminck
3.92/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I love the idea of this hop schedule
for a triple the alcohol is well masked. My only problem is i didn't look at bottled on date. 3+ months ago so this probably isn't a great sample but the potential is there. Will have to try a fresh one as i see this could be a great regular find. I'm really starting to hate bevmo and there rotation process. Wine and more here i come. This is a try again fresher.

Photo of dbrauneis
4.06/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a clear honey yellow/orange in color with light to moderate amounts of active visible carbonation and hints of apricot + orange highlights. The beer has a half finger tall sudsy foamy off-white head that reduces to a thin film covering the majority of the surface of the beer and a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate to strong aromas of citrus/grapefruit/orange, citrus/grapefruit rind, tropical/mango, and light amounts of grainy malts.

T: Upfront there is a light to moderate flavor of grainy malts with a light to moderate amount of sweetness. That is followed by moderate to heavy flavors of citrus/grapefruit, citrus/orange, citrus/grapefruit rind, and tropical/mango hops which impart a moderate amount of bitterness which fades pretty quickly.

M: Medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Light amounts of dryness in the finish.

O: Drinks much easier than the fairly high ABV and is quite the hop bomb - though it has really nice flavors and aromas.

Photo of metter98
4.21/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: The beer is slightly hazy yellowish amber in color. It poured with a short white head.
S: Moderate aromas of citrus and tropical fruit hops are present in the nose—mangoes seem to stand out in particular.
T: Like the smell, the taste has flavors of tropical fruits such as mango along with notes of citrus and a moderate amount of bitterness.
M: It feels medium-bodied and a little crisp on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is very hop-forward and doesn't have much in the way of balance from the malts, but is really nice if you like IPAs with tropical fruits.

Serving type: bottle

Photo of deford
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

A- Very light yellow color with just a bit of head that disappears right away.

S- Grass, grass. grass!!! I feel like I'm mowing the lawn on a warm summer day and the wind is blowing the fresh cut blades of grass all around me. I might have just run over a pine cone and a grapefruit also.

T- Follows the nose closely....the citrus comes forward here though.

M- Just fine. So good I don't even notice it.

O- Very impressed!! Will def be getting more...probably tomorrow!

Photo of UCLABrewN84
4.1/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

On tap at Crazy Harry's in Winnetka, CA.

Pours a hazy honey orange with a foamy beige head that settles to a small cap on top of the beer. Foamy swaths of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of brown sugar, citrus fruit, candied citrus zest, tropical fruit, and alcohol aromas. Taste is much the same with grapefruit juice, candied citrus zest, and slight tropical fruit flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness and an alcohol kick on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and sticky mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer that is tasty and easy to drink even with its high ABV.

Serving type: on tap.

Photo of Avila1
4.75/5  rDev +12%

Great beer specially on Draft

Photo of Homers_Beer_Odyssey
4.75/5  rDev +12%

APPEARANCE - Clear yello with no head.

AROMA/SCENT - Hoppy, piney.

TASTE - Hoppy, ABV well-hidden.

MOUTHFEEL/PALATE/TEXTURE - Soft. Little carbonation.

VALUE - Reasonable.

OVERALL/DRINKABILITY - Great beer, almost chuggable.

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Hoparillo from Knee Deep Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 355 ratings.