Hoptologist DIPA | Knee Deep Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
An American Double India Pale Ale that packs a punch when it comes to hops. The aroma and flavors will give you citrus and pine with a slight malt sweetness that finishes dry.

Added by kevanb on 12-03-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#9,914
Reviews:
193
Ratings:
1,074
pDev:
10.61%
 
 
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47
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260
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Photo of KMcGrath
3.96/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Curt3
4.34/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dafla67
4.43/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of theHopGoblin
4.46/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Very tasty and smooth DIPA and local to me

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Photo of ovaltine
4.19/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This has some whiskers on it (bottled 12/12/17), but it still works, IMHO. The hazy copper body and light tan head scream “DIPA” and the piney hop aromas with a significant caramalt presence does, too.

The malt is a bit more forward on the taste, but the resiny, piney hop flavors more than hold their own. I only wish I’d tried this fresher, because it’s very good right now with 6 months under its belt.

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Photo of bigred89
4.25/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mvanaskie13
3.51/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Poured into grip shaped goblet: color is gold, head is light tan with fine and small bubbles, head presents at least 1 inch deep and lingers well without rousing, good lacing on the glass sides.

Smell is light citrus, some herbal notes, some pine, light toasty malt.

Taste is a bit muddled (this is a 2017 bottle) with herbal, piney, and light citrus like hops, malt is lightly toasty with some biscuit like notes.

Mouthfeel starts a bit sharp, with a metallic like zing which softens with warmth but keeps a good bit of bitterness.

Overall an acceptable IPA, a bit muddled in hop and malt flavors with a slightly sharp mouthfeel at first that softens with warmth.

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Photo of ChuckTom
4.35/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ejohnson654
3.7/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of robebo44
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Bottled 12/15/17, consumed 1/14/18.

Poured clear honey with little head.

Aroma is more pine hops and malts with a little citrus in there.

Taste is dank hops, malts, pine, and again a little citrus.

Medium-light body, bitterness is there but really hides the ABV and IBU levels. Pretty easy drinking for as strong as it is, sort of surprising.

Overall a really nice DIPA from Knee Deep that I'm sure I'll run into again.

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4.52/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Grill20
5/5  rDev +26.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Branlott42
3.58/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4.15/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Antg8989
4.04/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

4.25, 4, 4, 4.25, 4

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Photo of Lucnifter
4.24/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of avisong
3.94/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ER527
3.55/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Tom-d
4.74/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Alpine44
3.89/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Kettle1
4.19/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Wheels2532
3.83/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of oriolesfan4
3.64/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Hawaiipa
4.47/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

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Hoptologist DIPA from Knee Deep Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.96 out of 5 with 1,074 ratings