Hop Shortage | Knee Deep Brewing Company

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472 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:
472
Reviews:
83
Avg:
3.93
pDev:
11.45%
 
 
Wants:
38
Gots:
101
For Trade:
4
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Ratings: 472 |  Reviews: 83
Photo of millerbuffoon
3.94/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of teromous
3.59/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

There is a stamp on the front of the label next to the man holding the sign saying "09/12/16"

Appearance: The body of the beer has perfect clarity. It is a beautiful medium shade of gold. The white head is thick and fluffy with good lacing and retention.

Aroma: There is a light tangerine aroma and just a bit of alcohol. It smells nice.

Taste: It starts out with this nice bitterness and this slightly sweet mix of malt and what tastes like cedar. There is a bitter orange pith taste.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with a good deal of presence on the palate giving it some heft or weight. Moderate bitter finish.

Overall: It wasn't really a beer that made me jump out of my socks with excitement but it was good enough that I would drink it again. I would recommend it if you're looking for a nice "triple-hopped india pale ale" as the label puts it, but again it's not a beer I would go out of my way for.

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Photo of Cpmitchno1
3.81/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of duvel1979
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of RichieRich1812
3.9/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of SawDog505
4.29/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a 13 oz Weyerbacher tulip glass not sure when it was bottled, but I know it is less than 2 months old. Pours a very attractive bright orange with a two plus finger sticky white head that leaves behind plenty of webs of lace.

Smell is apricot, papaya, cannabis, tangerine, pine, and grapefruit rind.

Taste follows tropical upfront leads to pine, marijuana, and grapefruit in the large bitter finish.

Mouthfeel is very large for the style, moderate carbonation, sticky, a little dry, and for 11.3% ABV very drinkable.

Overall this is a very big DIPA that delivers the goods and coats your entire mouth with hoppy goodness.

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Photo of Wiffler27
4.08/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

pours a hazy gold with a thick head, looks pretty good.

smell is sweet like honey with creamy hops.

taste is bitter yet sweet, lots of fruitiness to it. long lingering bitterness to it.

nothing special but still a good beer. drinks smooth for 11%+ abv though

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

Photo of HamdenHector
3.91/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: crystal clear; medium gold; 1+ finger ivory head with big bubbles that receded to a thick collar; very little lacing;

S: earthy, pine resin, a hint of tropical fruit;

T: earthy for a brief moment, then tropical fruit and pine resin in equal measures; finish is mildly bitter with a bit of sweetness in the aftertaste;

M: medium bodied; light to moderate carbonation; moderately dry finish; alcohol is warming, but appropriate for the ABV;

O: not especially interesting, but good none the less;

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Photo of Keith-Manuel25
3.65/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of RickyBfromCT
3.42/5  rDev -13%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Hellpop65
2.6/5  rDev -33.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Photo of jroberts8811
4.27/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Franziskaner
3.9/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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 BdM
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Gavage
4.01/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Appearance: pours an orange color with a big fluffy 2" head that lasts a long time. Thick lace paints the glass.

Smell: mild citrus aroma.

Taste: caramel, oranges, a bit of grapefruit, pear, and a decent bitterness, Alcohol is warming but barely noticeable in the flavor.

Mouthfeel: medium-heavy in body. Lightly crisp throughout with some dryness late.

Overall: a slower sipping DIPA that is mildly refreshing but flavorful.

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Photo of GreatStoutman
4.1/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BKotch
4.23/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of agreenman19
4.08/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

nice clean pour transparant orange with lingering head. nose nose is light orange with maybe some melon. taste is thin up front with building bitterness and building flavors of orange and grapefruit with strong finish of sticky sweet resinous hops. this beer is a little weak at first but closes strong. nice mouthfeel makes this a easy drinker cause I dont taste the huge abv. I better watch out. .

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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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Photo of shigg85
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of madelf66
4.21/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Piglet_rulz_da_yard
3.88/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Hop Shortage from Knee Deep Brewing Company
3.93 out of 5 based on 472 ratings.
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