Hop Shortage | Knee Deep Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Knee Deep Brewing Company
California, United States | website

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.30%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
The cousin of Simtra, but brewed with only Centennial and Chinook hops. Need we say more?

Added by Ghenna on 10-11-2012

BEER STATS
Reviews:
79
Ratings:
451
Avg:
3.92
pDev:
28.06%
 
 
Wants:
38
Gots:
95
For Trade:
5
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Reviews: 79 | Ratings: 451
Reviews by lordofstarside:
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3.06/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Another imperial ipa from knee deep. I wasn't impressed with Hoptologist but liked Simtra, so let's see where this one falls. Bomber to a snifter, bottled on 1/4/13

Pours a balanced coppery gold with a finer of foam. Really good color on this, right where a dipa should be. Very little carbonation, maybe a single bubble every three or four seconds. Foam has died down a bit, nice froth in the middle with a nice ring around the edges. Good lacing, with a bit longer of a retention time this would have been perfect

Aroma of hops, some spicy resin, lemon and orange zest, along with a subdued alcoholy malt. Some more floral hop and citrus come out as I agitate the glass

Taste is very boozy. Good amount of hops backed up with some sweet malt, but the alcohol is the first thing to stick out and the last thing to leave, not very concealed at all

Feel is full bodied with little carbonation. Good tongue tingle, sticky, nice finish. This isn't something I'd want to have more than a bottle of

This beer could really be a lot better. The alcohol is high and poorly masked with eclipses all the other flavors of the beer. Drop it down a couple percent and add more hoppy citrus. Frankly, this stuff isn't worth $10 a bottle, I'd advise against it if you paid what I did

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Light gold to straw yellow in color with moderate haziness due to intentional lack of filtering. There's an inch and a half of creamy and frothy eggshell white to tan. Heavy lacing. I smell floral to herbal mosaic hops with a hint of pine and some light malt. The taste is initially mosaic hops and then I detect pine and biscuity malt in the middle and back of the palate. The mouth is fairly sticky, resinous, and lightly gritty.

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Photo of pat61
4.5/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

L: Pours brilliant deep amber under a 2” cream colored foam collar that grips the side of the glass.
S: Citrus nose blended with fresh mown grass.
T: Deep malt profile supports and balances lemon, orange and grapefruit rind bitterness and fresh fruit flavors.
F: Creamy medium full body, medium to low carbonation, soft and fine.
O: Big hop loaded Imperial IPA with a balancing malt profile.

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Photo of ehammond1
3.76/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bottle (2013)

Thanks for sharing this with me, Nathan!

A big triple IPA that hides the alcohol fairly well with decent amount of bitterness but a lot of sweet malt character as well. Drinkable, and perhaps I'd try a glass on-tap, but once was enough for me as far as bottles go. The hops do lean toward a passion/citrus fruit arena though. Definitely worth trying, but not a world-beater.

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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4.19/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Bottled 7/4/13 no hints of age drinks super hoppy. Imperial pint glass full of this liquid glory is a happy one, pours deep copper slightly hazed with hop proteins, full thicket of cream head. Aroma is full of dank hops, including tropical fruit notes, big citrus and grapefruit tones, with pine and herbs. Drinks satisfyingly smooth for such a big beer, the 11.3% abv provides a decent alcohol burn and the malts here bring candied coated hops to mind, very big intense flavors not for the beginner in the realm of hops. This beer coats the palate with honey coated hops and big layers of bitterness and hop flavors, citrus mango and pine needles with a hint of herbal fresh mint leaves. Very tasty, the mouthfeel is big bodied with resinous hop oils, leaves the bitterness on the palate, but the carbonation level is so smooth it adds a bit of creaminess to the texture. It's like a hop milkshake, overall I'm a fan my first go round with Knee Deep definitely worth seeking out some of this big bad triple IPA.

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Hop Shortage from Knee Deep Brewing Company
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