Hoparillo - Knee Deep Brewing Company

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93
outstanding

52 Reviews
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Reviews: 52
Hads: 419
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 8%
Wants: 36
Gots: 109 | FT: 3
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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Reviews: 52 | Hads: 419
Reviews by KevT:
Photo of KevT
4.37/5  rDev +2.8%
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. (1,231 characters)

More User Reviews:
Photo of Greywulfken
4.25/5  rDev 0%
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. (517 characters)

Photo of Eden
4.73/5  rDev +11.3%
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. (104 characters)

Photo of rstone57
3.69/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Tad boozy but not over the top. Fairly drinkable. (49 characters)

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4.25/5  rDev 0%

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4.25/5  rDev 0%

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4/5  rDev -5.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of virinow
4.45/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of pat61
4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

Nose citrus, tropical fruit, herbal, pine, fresh baked bread. Pours brilliant amber under a 2” white foam cap that produces thick, clingy lace. It has a big bourbon palate with a dash of Regan’s Orange Bitter Number 6 and finishes with a slight alcohol burn. Hints of vanilla and butterscotch in the background. Chewy, creamy and delicious. (344 characters)

Photo of Jayroda82
4.28/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Glad I dabbled, but wouldn't necessarily rate it "outstanding". Ill stick to my hop ranch. (90 characters)

Photo of Jsonta
4.31/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of HopAttack3
4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of tappangordo
4.09/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Rhythmcreed
4.1/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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..! (327 characters)

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3.8/5  rDev -10.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

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4.25/5  rDev 0%

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4.1/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.56/5  rDev +7.3%

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Hoparillo from Knee Deep Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 52 ratings.