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 popery:
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3.18/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Pours brownish burnt orange. Looks filtered, quite transparent. Bone white head, about medium-sized. Good lacing and retention. Aroma is a split of crystal malt and sort of middle of the road American hop character. The hops are heavy on orange and pine flavor with a minty herbal twist. There's a fair bit of caramel and malty sweetness. The taste is fairly sweet. There's some initial orange-pine hoppiness, but once the bitterness kicks in, the hop character gets rather bland. Too much caramel. Messy sweetness. Pine resin bitter finish with more crystal maltiness. Carbonation is pretty average. There's some nice hop oiliness. It's not a bad IPA, just a boring one. There's too much malt character with too much crystal malt. The hop aroma is boring compared to so many other beers, and the hop taste strays far too much into bland bitterness. Fairly disappointing.

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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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