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Hoparillo - Knee Deep Brewing Company

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92
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84 Ratings
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Ratings: 84
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 4.17
pDev: 9.59%
Wants: 5
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: KevT on 07-02-2013)
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California

4/5  rDev -4.1%

04-14-2014 01:59:33 | More by GRG1313
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California

4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

08-09-2013 07:34:03 | More by largadeer
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California

3.25/5  rDev -22.1%

07-02-2013 05:54:45 | More by westcoastbeerlvr
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California

3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

05-29-2014 04:58:51 | More by SocalKicks
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California

4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

07-08-2014 21:21:59 | More by GClarkage
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smakawhat

Maryland

4.06/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle into a Spiegelau IPA glass.

A deep reddish bronze body, nearly crystal clear, slight bit of dull haze but quite easily can see some great slow rising carbonation. Head is creamy thick, off white and fistfull tall. Big creamy retention and whipped up with some small bubbles mostly and some large pebble sized ones as well.

Solid hop aroma. Juiced orange and spicy malt notes slightly. Some very floral and airy perfume like qualities too. Slightly sweet, and a hint of brown sugar and syrup.

Palate comes really surprisingly in the feel more than anything. Creamed sweet bodyfeel and almost biscuity like malt qualities like an English bitter on the malt angle. Hop angle is nicely subtle with aromatics popping into mint and treacle syrup. Finishes thick and juiced up, with some coating malt and resin. Sweetness comes out quite a bit on the malt angle as well, almost into barleywine territory here.

Overall it's a neat one, but doesn't come off with a huge impression, and seems to get into barleywine stradling territory. Still a solid decent brew.

Serving type: bottle

06-05-2014 22:30:39 | More by smakawhat
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AgentMunky

California

4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

06-03-2014 22:32:33 | More by AgentMunky
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scottfrie

California

4.24/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On-tap at TRB, served in a 10oz tulip.

A: Served a clear golden with a thin, greasy, and dense off-white head. Sheets of stick lace were left down the glass.
S: Huge amazingly strong nose of stinky, fresh, amarillo hops. I get fragrant scents of orange citrus and a touch of pine. Hops smells as if I am holding hop cones in my hand instead of a beer.
T: Follows the nose with notes of earthy citrus tangerine and a touch of pine and wintergreen. Crushingly bitter finish, slight sweet, with a long lingering bitter aftertaste. The hops are leafy and fresh overall, and seriously taste like the smell of fresh hop cones/pellets.
M: Heavy full body with a thick, oily, greasy and resinous mouthfeel. The alcohol presence is felt but I get no heat. Sticky, thick and slightly boozy.
O: A one-dimensional monster of a beer. A bit rough around the edges, but if you're a fan of hugely hopped out-of-control triple ipas, definitely give this one a try.

Serving type: on-tap

04-20-2014 18:30:05 | More by scottfrie
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Smarty_Pints

California

3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

05-30-2014 06:04:12 | More by Smarty_Pints
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thatoneguymike

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

06-27-2014 04:47:56 | More by thatoneguymike
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notchucknorris

California

4.33/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A: Pours a clear amber color with a one finger foamy cream colored head. The head recedes fairly quickly, but each sip yields a thick swathe of lace.

S: Tons of tropical hops right away. Thick mango, pineapple and honey. A bit of peppery pine resin and bready malt as well as some booze. For 11%, this doesn't come off too hot though.

T: A good amount of mango and piney hops come through first. The middle shows some sweet honey malt that's almost buttery when coupled with the mouthfeel. Finish brings a ton of of peppery pine resin and just a touch of booze. Mouthfeel is medium and slick, never making you believe the alcohol in here is low, but also not blowing you away with heat. Incredible balance for a beer this big.

Serving type: bottle

06-10-2014 02:12:26 | More by notchucknorris
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Rollzroyce21

California

3.5/5  rDev -16.1%

07-03-2014 13:39:44 | More by Rollzroyce21
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Paccamacca

California

4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

06-11-2014 05:52:33 | More by Paccamacca
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mc4z

California

4/5  rDev -4.1%

07-05-2013 16:28:55 | More by mc4z
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pkalix

California

4/5  rDev -4.1%

06-15-2014 01:44:47 | More by pkalix
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random846

California

4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

06-03-2014 07:28:24 | More by random846
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rawfish

California

4.15/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours dark copper with very good clarity. A two finger high head forms with decent retention and it leaves clumpy lacing on the glass.

Pungent hops are dominating and feature a deep orange citrus and pine resin balance atop cake batter-like malt. Nuances of mangoes and rugged garlic and catty herbs.

The caramel and toffee malt is deep and imposing but not as imposing as the deep orange citrus and resiny hops. Admittedly this beer is much more one dimensional than the nose. Alcohol is a big player in the flavor profile, cutting through the bitterness and resin finish.

Even keel carbonation with decent balance and body. The only issue is the massive alcohol presence which prevents drying but is still balanced.

Huge aroma and flavor profile, Amarillo hop bomb. Somewhere between Hop Shortage and Simtra, wonderful aroma with a strong backing of flavor, Knee Deep really knows how to pump out these triple IPAs.

Serving type: bottle

05-26-2014 19:36:11 | More by rawfish
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MastaShonuf

California

3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

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Texas

3.5/5  rDev -16.1%

07-12-2014 01:13:50 | More by stumac
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sansho

California

4/5  rDev -4.1%

05-12-2014 00:33:12 | More by sansho
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California

4/5  rDev -4.1%

07-04-2013 04:46:28 | More by nygannon
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California

4/5  rDev -4.1%

07-20-2013 22:27:52 | More by drgonzo2k2
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Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

06-21-2014 21:46:21 | More by pjs234
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Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

07-07-2014 03:19:44 | More by HollyHops
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California

3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

04-11-2014 00:43:37 | More by 1424IpA
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Hoparillo from Knee Deep Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 84 ratings.