Hoptologist DIPA | Knee Deep Brewing Company

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3.95/5
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Hoptologist DIPAHoptologist DIPA
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Double / 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:
#5,191
Reviews:
190
Ratings:
1,061
pDev:
10.63%
Bros Score:
3.86
 
 
Wants:
44
Gots:
256
Trade:
7
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Ratings: 1,061 |  Reviews: 190
Photo of JuiceMan818
4.22/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of 98green
3.86/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jwat
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of White_Whiskey
4.3/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of martinpfal
4.01/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Yum! My first dive into knee deep brewing and I'm impressed.
Pours a touch on the lighter side of amber with about an inch head. Smell is not overpowering. Taste is very good with pine and citrus like you would expect. 9% abv is strong but not a kick in the pants. Overall a good drink and not terribly overpriced. Surely a DIPA to look for.

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Photo of FriedSlug
3.94/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Nice orange brew with a dense off white head that leaves a curtain of lacing. Nice pine, citrus and mango aromas with some sweetness. Nice bitter beer with grapefruit pith and pine flavors with some citrus sweetness. Quite a bitter and delightful beer.

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Photo of gr8fulbeerhead
3.92/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of colbster92
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TomMorris
3.82/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of hazedandconfused13
4.37/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Sorrydog
3.83/5  rDev -3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.25

Very hoppy and hides the abv very well. I will buy more of this offering.

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Photo of GeorgeAKeim
4.22/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Wizzle32
3.64/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of hozersr
3.8/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tekstr1der
3.85/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Clear golden pour with a ring of clingy white that laces. Pine foremost on the nose and flavor with grapefruit rind coming in the finish to add a bitterness I'm not overly fond of. Finish is dry with lingering rind aftertaste. Starts okay, finish is too biting.

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Photo of Tbone2131
3.96/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of clayrock81
3.85/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured a clear golden orange body with good head and a lace ring. The aroma is mostly a dry, piney, earthy almost dirty hoppy aroma with little else. Sticky and piney hops with a touch of malt comprise the beer's flavor profile and it finishes dry and bitter. A strong DIPA but a little too biting in the hop department for me.

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Photo of 6thstreetbrewpub
3.77/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of RichieRich1812
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Mattias
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Skrumpy
4.02/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Slightly hazy, golden amber in color. Thin, bubbly head with minimal lacing. Aroma is light tropical fruit and orange peel. Flavor is resinous and hop forward. Grapefruit and pine. Some bread malt to smooth things out. Not much alcohol heat for a DIPA. Very smooth, but still some hops bite. A very good beer overall.

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Photo of IDABEERGUY
4.3/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Urs
3.56/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jaxon53
3.87/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of jzeilinger
4.23/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Many thanks to SawDog505 for this bottle!

A - Medium dark copper colored pour with alot of frothy white head and lacing clinging to the glass. Carbonation is very active with alot of tight effervescent bubbles shooting up from the bottom.

S - Sticky resiny citrus aroma with some weedy, herbal character.

T - Spicy citrus and sticky pine resin from start to finish, some caramel malt, and a definite alcohol presence.

M - Full bodied, thick, and velvety carbonation on the tongue.

O - Knee Deep does bottle date, it's on the label, and not very easy to find alot of times. This beer is very underrated, IMO. Seek out if you can find it fresh.

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Hoptologist DIPA from Knee Deep Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.95 out of 5 with 1,061 ratings
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