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

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#9,744
Reviews:
193
Ratings:
1,071
pDev:
10.61%
 
 
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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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Photo of TheHexIsReal
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

Photo of rorjets
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

Photo of obrike
3.79/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of PA-Michigander
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Smakawhat
4.03/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle into a Spiegelau IPA glass.

Beaming clear and golden bronze body color. Shinny orange with nice reams of clear carbonation rising from the bottom. Head manages a classic solid three fingers, off white in color. Great staying power and retention, swiss cheese small bubbles, and a minor mountainous creamy top. Great classic looking DIPA.

Hop aroma manages to be a simple balance of malts and hops, with some distinct character but the malt sweetness eventually dominating slightly. Creamy sensing caramel, with a nice complimented mix of subtle hop aromas. Faint citrus, a bit of floral and possibly tropical sensations. Very mellow but nice.

Palate sticks to simplicity. Soft sugary caramel front, almost taffy like flavors on first sip. Then the hop bitterness quickly kicks in. Lots of grapefruit like rind and zest bitterness on the tongue. Finishes a little syrupy thick but not terribly sweet luckily. Good lingering pine like bitterness on the aftertaste, nearly gets minty fresh.

A slightly different take on you average dipa. Does manage some ordinary character with a few interesting flavors to make it a little more enjoyable, but not hitting it out of the ballpark.

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Hoptologist DIPA from Knee Deep Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.96 out of 5 with 1,071 ratings