Batch No.: 138 | Knee Deep Brewing Company

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200 Ratings
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Batch No.:  138Batch No.:  138
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Knee Deep Brewing Company
California, United States
kneedeepbrewing.com

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
Ratings:
200
Reviews:
28
Avg:
3.84
pDev:
11.72%
 
 
Wants:
8
Gots:
20
For Trade:
0
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4.75/5  rDev +23.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +23.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +23.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +23.7%

Photo of Straycorn
4.56/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.56/5  rDev +18.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

Photo of SHODriver
4.5/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: poured into a duvel tulip to a light orange with a finger of dense slightly off white head that retains well
S: smells of tropical fruits, some pine and a bit of grapefruit rind. An underlying sweetness can be found throughout the nose.
T: bitter pine and citrus with some faint tropical fruit flavor, slight caramel sweetness along with some herbal and oily hop resin flavor. aftertaste is a bit earthy and slightly piney with the slightest amount of sweetness
M: you can feel the bitterness on the tongue but the beer is on the light side of medium with decent carb that starts off prickly and then subsides. after the swallow there is a lingering bitterness and slight oiliness from the hops
O: Overall Knee Deep knows their way around an IPA and I'm very impressed with this one. From every angle this beer can go toe to toe with any of the greats

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4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

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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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4.46/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22oz bomber served in a 20oz Pint glass.

Bottled 4/30/14 so its fairly fresh.

Really good IPA. It honestly drinks like a double IPA. Typically I prefer really big hoppy beers so I generally only drink double or triple IPA's. Although, at 7.5 ABV and a big hoppy smell, I really enjoyed this single IPA. I personally love what Knee Deep does with big hoppy beers and I found this beer to be just a slightly tamed down version of Simtra. Overall a great beer.

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4.39/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A: Translucent amber with a white head.

S: Pine, grapefruit, general citrus scents in the nose.

T: More pine, some grapefruit, but more orange/citrus-forward than the nose.

M: Medium bodied, typical IPA carbonation.

O: A great IPA, though not quite SImtra. Definitely worth a try if you can find it.

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4.28/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

A: poured into a New Belgium glass. Light orange with an inch of white head with great retention.

S: smells of tropical fruits, Citrus and the high sierras.

T: pine and citrus and bitterness which is amazing, balanced by some caramel.

M: Its that perfect IPA bitter that hits the tongue right away. Oily, resiny, balanced.

O: I love Simtra and I thought I'd be disappointed in this. For those looking for a 7/70 (alcohol/IBU), this is one of the best there is. I prefer it to Sculpin.

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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

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Batch No.: 138 from Knee Deep Brewing Company
3.84 out of 5 based on 200 ratings.
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