Knee Deep IPA | Knee Deep Brewing Company

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Knee Deep IPAKnee Deep IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Knee Deep Brewing Company
California, United States
kneedeepbrewing.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
75 IBU

Added by mentor on 10-26-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
70
Reviews:
23
Avg:
3.68
pDev:
13.86%
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
8
For Trade:
0
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Photo of gr8fulbeerhead
3.52/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ssato27
4.02/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of BigTrubble
4.17/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TheManiacalOne
4.06/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap 12/11/2016 at Stevie D’s Tavern in East Providence, RI, served in a tulip pint glass.

A: The beer is a light amber color, with a large white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains strong fruity citrus, floral hops and caramelized malts.

T: The taste starts out with a strong fruity citrus sweetness that is quickly followed by a strong but not over-powering floral hops bitterness. The malt character is hearty but not too heavy and brings a good balance. The after-taste is slightly sweet and slightly hoppy.

M: Crisp and smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: Tasty, goes down very easily, not too filling, good kick, good representation of style, this is a solid IPA to drink for a while.

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Photo of JohnofUpton
4.1/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BadAxeBeer
2.21/5  rDev -39.9%
look: 4 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.25

I give it an 80/100. Flat taste. A bit too malty. Prob wouldn't drink another

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Photo of BEER88
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Mikerri6
4/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of kvgomps
3.25/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of wethorseblanket
3.63/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +22.3%

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5/5  rDev +35.9%

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3/5  rDev -18.5%

Photo of Gueuzedude
3.05/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

A steady pour into my Lost Abbey teku glass produces a three-finger thick, pale amber tinged, tan colored head. The beer is a full to dark amber color that shows a brilliantly clear, bright amber hue when held up to the light. The aroma smells of pine needles, caramel malt coated grapefruit zest, a dusty white pepper like note, perhaps a hint of menthol and a back drop of toasted, crystal malt, biscuit like notes and perhaps some brown cracker like notes.

The beer is amply bitter throughout, and it almost has a green hop astringency to it in the finish. The crystal malt character almost seems like it has some cardboard like oxidation to it somehow; this is a bit weird, as the beer should be pretty fresh and maybe this is just an interaction between the green hops and the crystal malt somehow. The pine and herbal hop notes are definitely the leading flavors here, but there is quite a bit of supporting grapefruit and tangelo like hop notes here as well. The crystal malt, as mentioned previously, certainly contributes as well with notes of English biscuit, toasted whole grain notes, some sweet tea like notes as well as some caramel malt sweetness. The hop character has quite a bit of peppery character that lingers in the finish along with the bitterness and a sweet, caramelized malt character. The body of this beer has a medium’ish quality to it, but is about where an IPA should be; it could be a touch lighter perhaps, but this is certainly nowhere near a heavy interpretation of the style.

The nose & flavor of this beer certainly has a certain balance between the malt and the hops; while it is certainly a hop dominated beer, I wouldn’t describe this as your typical West Coast IPA, the noticeable crystal malt character and the muted, for an IPA, aroma hops certainly are a bit of a throwback. There is way too much caramelized malt character in this beer, it really tends to dirty, and muddle what should be a cleanly focused hop forward beer; the crystal malt seems to accentuate the harsh side of the hop character and really makes this beer unbalanced for an IPA. With so many stellar, hop focused examples of the style out there, I find a hard time wanting to drink this; having said that though, for those that like noticeable crystal malt character in their IPAs, then this might be an IPA for you. It just doesn’t scratch my, particular, hop itch though. The beer does manage to soften up a bit as it warms up, but not enough to bring this beer into focus.

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Photo of prock180
3/5  rDev -18.5%

Photo of Cynic-ale
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Photo of Fatehunter
3.32/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Poured minimal head on a clear, dark straw colored body.
The aroma is a nice mixture of pine and lemon.
The taste is sweet malt with moderate bitterness coming in second. Finishes with a dry bitter.
The texture is crisp with moderate carbonation.
A nice drink, but a little on the sweet side.

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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

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4/5  rDev +8.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Photo of jxb345
3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

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Knee Deep IPA from Knee Deep Brewing Company
3.68 out of 5 based on 70 ratings.
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