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Hoparillo - Knee Deep Brewing Company

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Ratings: 153
Reviews: 24
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 11.46%
Wants: 9
Gots: 27 | FT: 0
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:
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.

(Beer added by: KevT on 07-02-2013)
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Reviews by KevT:
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4.39/5  rDev +4.8%
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.

KevT, Jul 02, 2013
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Like so many others, I'm an extreme fan of Knee Deep brews. I really looked forward to trying this beer...and it did not disappoint.

The color pours as vibrant as all Knee Deep IPA's....and the aroma Simtra-esque. The balance of sweetness and hoppiness dance well with the high ABV.

Another delicious brew from Knee Deep..!

Rhythmcreed, May 28, 2014
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Appearance - Pours crystal clear and pure gold in color with a white, finger width head. Sub-par retention results in a near barren surface and a small ring of suds around the edge. Lacing is small and spotty, with fair stick.

Smell - Tropical aroma, with huge juicy notes of mango, grapefruit, orange and pineapple. Subtle pine resin undertone.

Taste - Tropical hop is the main show here. Big mango and grapefruit. Light pineapple zing. A bit more pine than the aroma led on, with moderate resin flavor hitting mid-taste and into the finish. Some mild orange pith and nutty stonefruit pit in the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel - Full in body with low carbonation. Thick with a touch of syrupy character, but smooth for such a big beer. Dry finish.

Overall - Pretty damn good. Big, but doesn't overwhelm, at least not in the tangible sense. At 11.1% it can creep up on you fast if you aren't prepared. So yeah, anyway, definitely worth a try.

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Hoparillo from Knee Deep Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 153 ratings.