Hoparillo - Knee Deep Brewing Company

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Ratings: 390
Reviews: 62
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: 8.73%
Wants: 30
Gots: 99 | 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: 390 | Reviews: 62
Photo of elNopalero
3.79/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Candied orange peel and jet fuel.
Sweet and strong.
Packs a wallop.

Photo of Dope
4.27/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

06/05/15 bottling date.

A: A crystal-clear golden pour. Enormous frothy light tan head. Great head retention with a big island of foam sticking around forever. Big network of lacing all over the glass too.

S: As you'd expect, a huge burst of hoppiness. Hard to really discern what I'm smelling. Citrusy with notable oranges for sure. Spicy pine aspect is alive and well. Tropical fruit is there but not as strongly. Even get a little berry in there. Something for everyone.

T: Even bigger burst of hoppiness in the taste. It's like a shotgun with the intensity but also the spread of flavors. There's everything in here. Citrus, tropical fruit, pine and berries. Even some herbal hoppiness. The only thing I don't notice is any grassy notes (which is just fine by me). Mostly citrus initially, spicy pine in the middle and finish with a little sweet berries. No sign of the malt despite the 11.1% ABV. There's just hop flavors from start to finish. A little alcohol burn in the aftertaste, the slightest indicator of the strength of this beer. No huge hit of hop bitterness in the finish either, it's all about the hop flavor in this one, not the brutal teeth-chattering bitterness.

M: Heavy, bitter and not unlike drinking pure hop oil it seems.

O: Welp, pretty much as-advertised. Ridiculous amount and strength of hop flavors. It's really too much if I'm honest. Hard to enjoy it when the whole beer is just 10 different hop flavors floating around. Certainly couldn't drink more than one, I think my taste buds are ruined for as least a week. Having said that, it's not brutally bitter at least. Plenty bitter, yes, but it's more about the flavors than the bitterness in this one. Thankfully. Very good regardless, certainly a better "Triple IPA" than Devil Dancer. By a lot.

Photo of snaotheus
3.82/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

2015-06-22
22oz bottle found in a fridge in an AirBNB home. No date visible on the bottle. Poured in water glasses, for lack of a better description.

Pours hazy pale amber with a small white head. Smell is very citrusy, piney, a little green.

Taste is very powerful bitterness, powerful honey/honeysuckle sweetness. Bitterness is a little vague. Some tropical juiciness.

Mouthfeel is smooth and medium bodied. Overall, pretty good.

Photo of SebastianOwl
4.24/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottled on 6/5/15; drank in Spiegelau IPA glass on 6/25/15

Photo of Eden
4.73/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

This fuckin beer is about as delicious as he can imagine....in his completely fed up and dicked up life.

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

sweet start, fairly bitter finish. I like Simtra much better.

Photo of GoneARye
4.28/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Crystal clear, light straw color. Yeasty, full head, with some good lacing as I drink.

S: Yeasty bread and tropical citrus. Good hop aroma without singing my nose hairs.

MF: Thinner than expected for a triple, with a decent warmth from the abv. Mid to low carbonation level.

T: Bitterness on the back edges of tongue followed by a strong sweetness from the malt. Tropical flavors abound from the hops: Pineapple with a touch of mango, followed up by citrus.

O: Tasty and summery, but in direct competition I find I'm wishing this were hop-d-ranged

Photo of Fatehunter
3.48/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours two fingers of head on a clear straw body.
The aroma is super dank citrus.
The taste is sweet, then dull dark bitter. Heavy bitter finish.
The texture is thicker.
It's a big beer.

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

Thanks to labrat for the trade, enjoyed with tenderbranson69 -poured chilled in an IPA glass from the bomber.

The color is dark amber with great clarity and 3 finger cream head with fine bead and visible carbonation with thick/clumpy lace pattern. The smell is very juicy with citrus/fruity smell with herbal hop and slight orange rind grapefruit quality with mild yeast ester and gentle sweet malt in the mix. The feel is great -very light for such a strong beer with juicy resinous and moderately carbonated with medium high bitterness and light sweetness mid-palate with balanced feel and mild alcohol warmth in the back.

The taste is very citrus and slight floral flavor with gentle grapefruit type bitterness from the hops with light peppery element and mild malt comes in the taste with a caramel quality and blends with a more assertive alcohol flavor from mid-palate on with a light sweet/bitter lasting taste. Overall pretty strong alcohol is the only thing holding this back with an equal amount of hop intensity -pretty extraordinary for such a big beer to be this easy to drink definitely above average for a 'Triple' IPA.

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!

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Hoparillo from Knee Deep Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 390 ratings.