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Knockout - Fat Bottom Brewing

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Reviews: 12
Hads: 65
Avg: 3.66
pDev: 38.25%
Wants: 1
Gots: 21 | FT: 0
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Fat Bottom Brewing
Tennessee, United States | website

Style | ABV
American IPA | 5.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: WoodBrew on 07-18-2014

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Reviews: 12 | Hads: 65
Reviews by WoodBrew:
Photo of WoodBrew
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

More User Reviews:
Photo of AbeyBaby66
1.15/5  rDev -68.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Not a very good beer. Tasted like beer flavored water or something along those lines. I would suggest looking elsewhere if you are in need of a good brew. It seems to me as if this brewery sells beer solely because of their gimmicky name.

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Photo of Nyved
2.33/5  rDev -36.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.25

The look and feel were fine, but the smell wasn't anything special. The taste was my least favorite thing. It wasn't very hoppy and the fruity/citrusy elements of the beer just didn't taste good. Just really wasn't digging this beer at all. Other people seem to like it, but it just isn't for me.

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Photo of Jcorn
3.53/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Not a great IPA but not bad either. A little too hoppy for my tastes but still drinkable.

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Photo of LXIXME
3.67/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SomethingClever
4.34/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

16 oz can poured into shaker pint nodate

A: murky light copper in color nice lacing on the glass

S: deep earthy and resiny with a strong maltiness to it

T: lots of caramel malts and some dirty spicy earthy and resinous hops just very well balanced malt forward IPA

M: medium lingers on the tongue a bit

O: I think this is a winner it's very nicely balanced with some deep earthiness and a kickass malt backbone well done all around, and one if my favorites comes in Cans love it!

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Photo of Psberrier
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of secondtooth
3.49/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Very cloudy amber and huge frothy head from pint can (which wins cool points for the artwork, hahah!). Thick and nicely detailed lacing, too.

Aroma: Heavy on the pine and bitter grapefruit hops.

Taste: Plenty bitter here, with, as with the aroma, more grapefruit citrus and pine resin here. I see this one as more of an old-school American IPA — definitely drinkable and enjoyable, though not one I’d pursue again, either.

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Photo of NeroFiddled
3.85/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Fat Bottom Brewing "Knockout IPA"
$8.99/Imperial pint @ Gibson Cafe, Nashville Int'l Airport, TN - 8 April 2015

Appearance: Very hazy deep copper body beneath a frothy white head that drops steadily but still displays OK retention and even better initial lacing.

Aroma: Limited aroma, especially for an IPA. Hops are present but not necessarily distinguishable over the gently caramelish malt.

Flavor: The flavor is fuller, but in many ways still limited. The malt component is caramelish, but not bright, and it's slightly toasty... almost like the malt you'd find in a brown ale. Grassy and floral hops liken it, and it's solidly bitter, bringing home a dry, grassy and floral finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied and crisp.

Overall: More of an English than American IPA in many ways, and yet not actually a proper English IPA... a hybrid, shall we say? An easy pint to just relax with as it doesn't ask too much or challenge you. Worth trying.

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Photo of avisong
3.25/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of nickypoo
4.46/5  rDev +21.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Local brew for me. My favorite part is the huge chunks of hop particles.

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Photo of chrishiker1409
3.82/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

L: Copper, Brown. About 2 fingers of head with some retention and some nice spidery lacing.

S: A bit of caramel and hops. Grassy hops.

T: Strong hop presense. Floral and grassy. Real nice. Some caramel to not quite balance it out, but that's a good thing in this beer.

F: Moderately carbonated, goes down smooth.

O: This is a solid IPA which I'm glad a picked up a couple 4 packs before I headed home.

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Photo of ImperatorScab
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of atlbravsrno1
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GRG1313
3.35/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of JustinSparks
3.67/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Sazz9
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of BlueMoon10
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GDawgs34
3.04/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of novicebeerman
1.5/5  rDev -59%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 2

I live in the Nashville area and want to like this beer, but it taste awful. I got the 16 oz cans at Kroger.
I like IPA beers the most but this is awful... something is wrong (really wrong) when you're afraid to finish a beer!
I really do hope you like this beer... you're a stronger man than I! :(

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Photo of IPAchris
3.73/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Washuffizi98
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of GarthDanielson
3.69/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a tallboy can into a shaker pint, the beer is a hazy, caramel copper coloring, with a tall, clingy, foamy, off-white head. Aromas of rich caramel and toffee, with peppery and grassy notes, and subtle tropical fruit highlights. Flavors are subtle, with a tropical fruit blend of pineapple, mango, and melon forward, followed by subtle caramel sweetness, and a dry hops bitterness. Full bodied, but smooth and light, with a caramel and citrus aftertaste. The finish is smooth, dry, and slightly effervesced. Big, but drinkable.

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Photo of swandtj
4/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of nmann08
3.52/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From a can, pours a hazy gold color with a fizzy white head.

The nose is cardboard and soap, a little citrus, resin, touch of fruit and perfume. The flavor is more pronounced, nice bitter citrus rinds, mild fruit, tasty finish.

This is middle of the road, good, average, drinkable.

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Knockout from Fat Bottom Brewing
83 out of 100 based on 12 ratings.