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 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:
#5,577
Reviews:
192
Ratings:
1,069
pDev:
10.61%
Bros Score:
3.86
 
 
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45
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258
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Ratings: 1,069 |  Reviews: 192
Photo of videofrog
4.21/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jagada
3.5/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Griphon
3.95/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tone77
3.58/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a dark golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of pine, resin, some caramel. Taste is dank, resin, pine, light malts and alcohol are present, moderate bitterness. Feels full bodied in the mouth and overall is a pretty good beer.

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

This was poured into a tulip. The appearance was a bronzed to burnt amber color with a nice transparency about it. Carbonation could be seen rising at a nice pace. Quickly dissipating finger’s worth of white foamy head, messy lacing. The aroma feels out some sweet citrus to bitter piney punchy bitter hoppiness. Sweet sticky malts lie underneath. Pleasant hop oils. The flavor keeps everything from the aroma going like a race train running smooth and bittersweet on my tastebuds. Dry combined bittersweet aftertaste running into the finish, which is quite quick, (it’s a blink and you’ll miss that finish). On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a hidden sly sessionability about it. Carbonation feels good and displaces just the right amount of punchy bittersweet. Pure and dry. Overall, now this was the DIPA I was waiting for, damn right!

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Photo of TheRougeBastard
4.16/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

I picked up 3 bombers of this DIPA from Hi Times in Newport Beach, CA on 06/12/2017. Bottled on 03/15/2017. 9% ABV. 102 IBUs. "Mad scientist" bottle label. Knee Deep Brewing hails from Auburn, CA.

Hoptologist DIPA pours an amber with moderate carbonation. Knee Deep Brewing's website cites the color as "reddish orange" -- I disagree. 2 fingers of off-white foam. Some lacing. The smell is orange citrus, pine and a hint of malt. The taste starts with a mild orange citrus, followed immediately by pine, all against a moderate malt backbone. This DIPA has no bitter, lingering hop aftertaste, although the finish is dry. The alcohol is there, but isn't particularly noticeable.

Hoptologist DIPA isn't nearly as good as Knee Deep's 2 triple and 1 quadruple IPAs. Compared to world-class DIPAs, Hoptologist is average at best -- it's bland and boring without much depth of hop flavors and bitterness, IMHO. I'll drink it, for sure, but I won't make it a regular part of my weekly rotation of daily DIPAs. I found Hoptologist disappointing in comparison to Knee Deep's 3IPAs and 4IPA.

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Photo of baldy00
4.87/5  rDev +23%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of JuiceMan818
4.22/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of 98green
3.86/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of White_Whiskey
4.3/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of martinpfal
4.01/5  rDev +1.3%
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 -0.5%
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 -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of colbster92
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TomMorris
3.82/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of hazedandconfused13
4.37/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Sorrydog
3.83/5  rDev -3.3%
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 +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Wizzle32
3.64/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of tekstr1der
3.85/5  rDev -2.8%
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%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of clayrock81
3.85/5  rDev -2.8%
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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Hoptologist DIPA from Knee Deep Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.96 out of 5 with 1,069 ratings