Batch No.: 138 | Knee Deep Brewing Company

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Batch No.:  138Batch No.:  138
BEER INFO

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

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Knee Deep’s Batch 138 India Pale Ale is brewed with three types of C hops and Simcoe, which gives this West Coast IPA an aroma that resembles a cat that has peed in a pine tree. Batch 138 finishes dry and crisp and is sure to leave you in hop euphoria.

Added by SHODriver on 03-27-2013

BEER STATS
Reviews:
28
Ratings:
199
Avg:
3.84
pDev:
11.72%
 
 
Wants:
8
Gots:
20
For Trade:
0
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Reviews by DeanMoriarty:
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4.49/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

First off before I get into anything with this here ale - I have to comment - WTF is up with the below average reviews of this beer here (???) - absolutely insane and ludicrous - anyways...

Picked this up last week at Baron's Market in Point Loma - finally got around to crackin' it today - $6.99 - poured into a Forestinne branded tulip glass.

Pours a fairly clean burnt straw-like hue with golden edges when held up to a light source. Slight off-white fluffy head lingers a while, giving way to massive amounts of sticky lace in my glass from the first sip to the last - looks real pretty in the glass. Smell is nothing short of amazing - sticking to West Coast standards - plenty of floral sappy resins, followed by just enough of a crackery malt back to not overwhelm or be offensive, letting the hops run the show while being balanced with just enough malt to make the aroma enhance the flavor perfectly. Flavor is off the hook - what one would expect from a properly done West-Coast IPA - floral and sappy/resinous hoppiness that is bitter and mouth puckering while the malt profile comes through at the end to balance the hop and fruity esters damn near perfectly - truly a great West Coaster and noticeably a small batch flavor which is hard to find these days from many West Coast production breweries - good job fellas! On the lighter side of medium bodied - finishes crisp and clean with perfect carbonation for the style allowing the bitterness to really sit and linger on the palate for a while.

Dig dig dig this one a lot - been a while since I really enjoyed a new So-Cal IPA on the market - Saint Archer would be another one worth mentioning while i'm at it, but really we've been starving for a new proper West Coast IPA for a while, and luckily for us, this one has come to the rescue of our thirsty taste buds - just hope this isn't too limited of a batch and that we will see a new one soon!

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Bottled 4/23/2013 - Consumed 5/15/2013

A - Copper colored, a bit darker than most. Definitely filtered, good activity in the glass and solid head and head retention.

S - Grassy and earthy first, Cat piss without any citrus component to add. If 3.0 is "average" I'm being generous here...

T - Like sipping tree bark without any IPA citrus to add.

M - Very clean, Crisp, and pleasantly bitter, but not overly bitter. If there were any more flavor in this beer, the mouthfeel would be great.

O - I'm SOLD on fresh SIMTRA & Hop Shortage. Knee Deep really knows how to brew top notch Triple IPAs without a doubt. GOD DAMN, after gems like those, I've no clue why they've let this beer out in a bottle to represent their art. I had 5 different home brew IPAs from generous campers at Boonville recently, that just blow this one out of the water. In the realm of today's IPA offerings, I'm assuming that I won't revisit this one.

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The aroma is incredible. Lots of bright grapefruit and Meyer lemons.
The taste from start to finish has a solid dry bitterness. It has a little pine and grapefruit. Really dry though.
The texture is crisp with moderate carbonation.
This is an IPA straight up without any apologies.

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Batch No.: 138 from Knee Deep Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 28 ratings.
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