Hop Shortage | Knee Deep Brewing Company

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3.99/5
Very Good
473 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
Ranking:
#4,485
Reviews:
83
Ratings:
473
pDev:
11.28%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
38
Gots:
101
Trade:
4
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Ratings: 473 |  Reviews: 83
Photo of Franziskaner
3.9/5  rDev -2.3%
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 +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Gavage
4.01/5  rDev +0.5%
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 +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BKotch
4.23/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of agreenman19
4.08/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of zshaft
3.93/5  rDev -1.5%
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 -5.5%
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 +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of madelf66
4.21/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Piglet_rulz_da_yard
3.88/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Texasfan549
3.93/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of kjkinsey
4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of HeadHopperz
3.79/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

22oz Bomber $12-$13

Citrus but not overwhelming. Hops on the backend, good imperial IPA. Its complex robust, not as balance like other IPA's. Has a bit maltness due to the ABV. I did enjoy this but must try another bottle to further solidify my rating. Reminds me of a better Hop Stoopid by Lagunitas.

I wouldn't buy this regularly due to the price point, but one are two to definitely acquire!

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Photo of superspak
4.1/5  rDev +2.8%
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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Photo of MikeCross
4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Gkruszewski
3.94/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of curtis6290
3.91/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rockrob
4.16/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Lobina
4.24/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bkwhoppa66
3.75/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BeerForMuscle
3.74/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Wifey selection.

Pours a nice amber color with a small white foamy head. A bit of staying power, but not much. Ring around the glass.

The aroma is piney and sweet. Some sweet orange, pineapple and pear dominate this.

The taste is nice and hoppy with a sweet….yet slightly bitter aftertaste. The buds definitely start salivating after each sip. Hop smack in the beginning, pine in the middle and a sweet finish. It seems to get sweeter as I consume.

Overall this was a fine selection by my better half. I’ve seen it many a times and passed over it……my bad. This is a monster at 11.3% and the sweetness is there, but the hops definitely come to play and makes this a beer worth checking out. Nice session. Time for a nappy.

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Photo of NickThePyro
4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jkeefe1800
3.93/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hop Shortage from Knee Deep Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.99 out of 5 with 473 ratings
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