Hop Shortage | Knee Deep Brewing Company

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471 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): 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
Ratings:
471
Reviews:
83
Avg:
3.93
pDev:
11.45%
 
 
Wants:
38
Gots:
100
For Trade:
4
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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of Texasfan549
3.93/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of jaydoc
4.2/5  rDev +6.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.82/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bottle pour for New Brew Thursday's 3rd Anniversary event held at Beachwood BBQ & Brewing in Long Beach, CA.

Pours a clear yellow-orange with a foamy khaki head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, citrus fruit, citrus zest, and tropical fruits. Taste is much the same with a citrus zest flavor on the finish. There is a medium amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that is tasty and easy to drink.

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Photo of djrn2
3.77/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of t0rin0
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of Knapp85
4.18/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of nmann08
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of metter98
3.92/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: The beer is clear yellowish amber in color and has no visible carbonation. It poured with a quarter finger high off white head that died down a bit but consistently coerced the entire surface.
S: There are moderate aromas of pine resin hops in the nose along with some notes of grapefruit.
T: The taste is similar to the smell but is a little more evenly balanced between the flavors of pine and grapefruit.
M: It feels medium- to full-bodied and a little thick on the palate with a little crispness and a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: The beer definitely tastes strong, but the alcohol is relatively well masked from the taste. There is also a good balance between the malts and the hops.

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of brentk56
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a clear amber color capped by a rocky head that leaves many strands of lacing behind

Smell: Resinous hops dominate though there is a grassy element as well; the high ABV is discerbable as are the caramel malts

Taste: Starts out biscuity but then the caramel builds, though just for a moment as the hops overwhelm almost from the outset; resinous, though there is a range of tropical fruit (papaya, grapefruit and a touch of mango) as well as a grassy element on the finish; still, with all the malt in this beer there is considerable malty sweetness that lingers in the aftertaste, though the beer is really very bitter

Mouthfeel: Full-bodied with moderate carbonation

Overall: A real West Coast hop bomb with a considerable amount of malt to create the high ABV; my preference is to keep the hops and dispense with the malt at these levels but this is still quite good

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4.02/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to Skye for this one!
7/13/13 printed on the label.

Pours a dark orange, with a fluffy cap of foam on top. Some delicate lacing an good surface coverage, thin veil remains on the surface. Clarity is actually fairly high, when in the light you can see right through it.

Pungent citrus aroma, candied orange peel, spicy arugula, light malt sweetness.

Bitter greens, dandelion, orange peels, grapefruit pulp, caramel malt breadiness. Bitterness is up there, lingering well into the aftertaste.Full bodied and pretty strong, though the alcohol is pretty well hidden. Dry and very bitter aftertaste. Overall a pretty big beast, though it's flavorful and packs a big hop punch.

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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of WillieThreebiers
3.96/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of superspak
4.1/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22 ounce bottle into tulip glass, no bottle dating. Pours fairly crystal clear golden orange color with a 1-2 finger dense and fluffy off white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass. Aromas of big grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, apricot, mango, lemon zest, orange peel, citrus rind, pine, honey, light caramel, biscuit, and floral/grassy earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of juicy citrus/pine hops and moderate bready malt sweetness; with great strength. Taste of big grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, apricot, mango, lemon zest, orange peel, citrus rind, pine, honey, light caramel, biscuit, and floral/grassy earthiness. Moderate pine/citrus rind bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, apricot, mango, lemon/orange rind, pine, honey, biscuit, and floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a while. Damn nice complexity, robustness, and balance of juicy citrus/pine hops and moderate bready malt sweetness; with a great malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying/astringent flavors after the finish. Light-moderate dryness from bitterness that increases through the glass. Medium carbonation and medium-full body; with a very smooth, moderately sticky/resinous, and fairly creamy/grainy balanced mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a small warmth lingering after the finish. Overall this is an excellent big imperial IPA. All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of juicy citrus/pine hops and moderate bready malt sweetness; and very smooth and easy to sip on for the huge ABV. This was well attenuated on the malt sweetness for the ABV as well. A very enjoyable offering.

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2.75/5  rDev -30%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.62/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a slightly hazy golden amber with a half-inch off white head which fades to the rim leaving spotty and streaky lace.

N: Plenty of grapefruit and citrus along with pine plus sweetish malt, some orange and juicy tangerine also.

T: Big malt profile present up front followed by oily, sticky and resiny pine sap.. ABV is notable. Pretty amped up all around.

M: Semi-full body and moderate carbonation. Bitting, bitter finish.

O: No hop shortage here, that's for sure. Big ABV and big malt make this a kicker.

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4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

Photo of smcolw
3.77/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Mildest of hazes, with a neutral golden color. Moderate head which settles to rim bubbles. It does leave an initial ring of lace, streaky afterwards.

Citrus (grapefruit) aroma. For the style, this is a bit mellow, but attractive.

Brief malt base, light toastiness. The hop bitterness comes in strongly and rapidly. A bit of oily body. Long hop-pellet-sucking aftertaste. Extreme.

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