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Hoparillo - Knee Deep Brewing Company

Hoparillo
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85
very good

16 Ratings
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Ratings: 16
Reviews: 1
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 12.57%


Brewed by:
Knee Deep Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  11.30% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: KevT on 07-02-2013)
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KevT

California

4.39/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

I have been eagerly anticipating the opportunity to try this beer ever since reading about it on the Knee Deep website. This is a special release, single-hop, triple IPA using Amarillo hops.

The problem with eagerly anticipating something is that sometimes the hype does not live up to the experience. Imagine you are a 6 year old little girl that wants a pony for her birthday and you find out a month before your birthday that you are in fact going to get that pony. Then on your birthday you meet your pony, you love your pony, you get to take your pony for ride...now what?

Perhaps this beer is a victim of that same circumstance; I was searching for this beer and eagerly wanting to try it for so long, how could it possibly live up to my expectations. The beer is an excellent example of a triple IPA; Knee Deep never disappoints in this category. Clear copper-ish color, adequate hop nose, nice silky malt mouthfeel, balanced hop flavor, and a pleasant hop bitterness. It is a decent triple IPA, but I like Simtra and Hoptologist better.

If you get a chance to try it, I would recommend it as this is a limited time thing. But don't drive hundreds of miles or spend your kids' lunch money on it in order to try it.

Serving type: on-tap

07-02-2013 04:34:30 | More by KevT
Hoparillo from Knee Deep Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 16 ratings.