Hoptologist DIPA | Knee Deep Brewing Company

Hoptologist DIPAHoptologist DIPA
BA SCORE
80.1%
Liked This Beer
3.95 w/ 1,054 ratings
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:
#4,871
Reviews:
190
Ratings:
1,054
Liked:
844
Avg:
3.95/5
pDev:
10.63%
Alströms:
3.86
 
 
Wants:
43
Gots:
254
Trade:
7
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 1,054 |  Reviews: 190
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 Quigmann
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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Photo of SawDog505
4.44/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a 16 oz Snulip bottled on 11/09/16. Pours a very attractive bright orange with a massive 3 finger sticky white head that leaves behind webs of lace.

Smell is apricot, guava, pine, cannabis, and grapefruit rind.

Taste follows some tropical fruit upfront gives way to pine, dank marijuana, and grapefruit classic west coast finish.

Mouthfeel is almost large, sticky almost, plenty of life, a little dry, and drinks easy in my opinion for 9% ABV.

Overall this is a very nice hop bomb, that actually has some tropical and bitter flavors to keep it from being totally one dimensional.

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

Photo of Corson
3.55/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tobelerone
3.67/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Sir_Goatman
4.05/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of florisj135
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of paulish
3.9/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hoptologist DIPA from Knee Deep Brewing Company
Beer rating: 80.1% out of 100 with 1,054 ratings
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