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Hoptologist DIPA | Knee Deep Brewing Company

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3.95/5
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1,059 Ratings
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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:
#5,129
Reviews:
190
Ratings:
1,059
pDev:
10.63%
Bros Score:
3.86
 
 
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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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3.7/5  rDev -6.3%

these just hit town, and fresh is best...enjoyed from a bt batch 001 willie becher glass. recently finished a bottle of hop shortage.

brew pours deep transparent copper with a nice foamy top that left chunks of lace on the glass.
nose is a subtle, but nice bouquet of tropical fruit. way more mellow than hop shortage...where hop shortage is aggressive but tasty, this one is mellow and tasty. very nice balance and some earth in the nose is refreshing.
taste jumps off with a nice citric hop, but not too aggressive, mellow yet flavorful. a hint of an earthy backbone.
medium bodied...easy drinking...fairly sessionable.
overall, nice ipa...certainly doesn't feel like a double. WAY tame compared to hop shortage. not really memorable though, just a light easy drinkin double ipa

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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

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3.48/5  rDev -11.9%

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4.13/5  rDev +4.6%

RB

Bottle picked up at Brewer's Haven on Vista for a pretty pricey $8.50ish... Poured into my standard goblet.. clear dark golden with a nice white head... good lacing and retention.

Nose is about what I expect from Knee Deep... Pretty spot-on big boned hoppiness with plenty of pithy grapefruit and aromatic tropical fruits and melon.

Flavor shows big pithy bitterness up front.. fruity hops from that point forward..

Light/medium body with a nice bubble accentuates the drinkability and moves this one forward..

Hoptologist seems very similar to most Knee Deep beers I have had recently... Not really a knock, but I guess maybe I would hope for bigger differences between their different big hoppy bottles.

4/4.25/4.25/4.25/4.25

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4.04/5  rDev +2.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

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4.35/5  rDev +10.1%

A: medium gold body; clear; full head o' hair - er, foam - left plenty of lace down the glass; cap persisted

S: tones of hop action - full of those pine resin aromas; a supportive smell of fresh, clean malt

T: pine and hop barrage right up front - lots of dank and herbal notes - a hophead's delight - some alcohol slips through, but the astringence adds a crispness that I liked

M: for a DIPA, leans toward the lean - feels crisp and tight throughout the drink, slight tingle, moderate carbonation, reasonably smooth and slick

O: this is nonetheless, a rugged DIPA - it does have a light/tight feel, and the aggressive hoppiness contributes - but it doesn't approach that barleywine end of the spectrum. I really dig DIPAs, and don't mind some alcoholic astringence, but I'm not partial to a "booziness" (in a DIPA (unless it's bourbon barrel aged or something) lol), and this was a very satisfying ale. It wasn't sloppy for even a second, felt like I could drink more than I should. Check it out.

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3.9/5  rDev -1.3%

Got a bomber- pours a clear golden amber color with a half finger of head, good retention and lacing.

Smells thick and resiny. Not my favorite but fine.

Tastes very nice- nice sweet backbone but a lot of earthy resiny hops. A little grapefruit also and not too much bitterness but a nice dry finish.

Medium bodied with light carbonation- I like this one but it's not great.

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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

From a bomber in a tall glass. Had a strong malt taste and I liked the sweetness, not my favorite but better than most. Worth a sip

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

Definitely disguises the 9% - has the nice feel and hopiness of a traditional IPA but without the excessive bitterness. Big fan

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

Really nice beer. Surprisingly I like this one better than Simtra, their triple IPA. Damn good stuff.

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Hoptologist DIPA from Knee Deep Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.95 out of 5 with 1,059 ratings
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