Hoptologist DIPA | Knee Deep Brewing Company

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3.96/5
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1,064 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:
#5,019
Reviews:
191
Ratings:
1,064
pDev:
10.61%
Bros Score:
3.86
 
 
Wants:
45
Gots:
258
Trade:
7
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Ratings: 1,064 |  Reviews: 191
Photo of Urs
3.56/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jaxon53
3.87/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of jzeilinger
4.23/5  rDev +6.8%
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 +12.1%
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 -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of tobelerone
3.67/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Sir_Goatman
4.05/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of florisj135
4.25/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of paulish
3.9/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Roybert
4.03/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of MI_beerdrinker
4.04/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of alpinebryant
3.56/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a cloudy hazy straw yellow color with a large white foamy head that left heavy lacing. Date of bottle 4/27/16

S: Aromas of bittering hops , pale malt and some citrus

T: Bitter kick off the first sip that later becomes some sweet malt flavors mixing with candied sugars and grapefruit along with citrus rinds. The flavors are not extremely rounded. The beer itself isnt all that bad but nothing to write home about.

M: Medium body with good levels of carbonation, not stinging or flat either

O: Overall this beer fell a little flat with me. Its a good Double IPA, but not one I would be purchasing in bombers all the time or seeking out multiple times if there were a locally made fresh ipa around. Some of the flavoring hops have probably fallen out by the time it has reached me. I may seek it out fresher, but probably not more than a month or two old on a shelf.

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Photo of Keith-Manuel25
4.1/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CharlesK
4.08/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of brayton
3.88/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of FFreak
3.96/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2-month old bomber poured into teku glass. Very clear golden color with a tall, off-white head that dissipates fairly slowly and leaves just a bit of lace. Very malty nose...no fruit, pine, resin...just malt. Taste is nice, with grapefruit, grapefruit rind, caramel, and malt, finishing with a good bit of bitterness. Mouth feel is good for the ABV. Medium body, nicely carbonated, fairly soft and dry. Easy to drink. Overall, a good representation of the west coast style IPA.

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Photo of richj1970
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of WoodBrew
3.73/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Trying this beer at Yards in Long Beach. It poured a clear golden with white head that is leaving a nice lace. The scent is faint citrus spice and pine. The taste is bitter through the drink with sweet malt battling the pine and citrus bitterness. The Mouthfeel is fuller in body with good carbonation. Overall this is a decent beer and worth a try for those that like DIPA.

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Photo of Bieniek30
3.23/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of wafers
3.97/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of RDW
4.21/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of BrennenTallman
4.62/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of anon
3.83/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

What a nice looking brew. Two finger head billows up and retains itself well, thick and creamy. Sticky lace all over the place. Nice light orange/copper colour.

In all aspects, this is a strong take on a hop-forward DIPA; aroma and taste go hand-in-hand, giving you plenty of big, piney, resinous hops, grapefruit, citrus zest, grass and floral notes. Malt backbone is pretty well tuckered down behind the wall of hops, which hopheads will enjoy. For those looking for a well-balanced DIPA with a nice malt presence, this one will be lacking. But what would you expect from the name?

Finishes off boozy, bitter and a bit dry. Overall, as a fan of bitter, hop bombs, I quite enjoyed this one. Nothing unique, but a solid brew.

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Hoptologist DIPA from Knee Deep Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.96 out of 5 with 1,064 ratings
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