Hop-De-Ranged | Knee Deep Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Knee Deep Brewing Company
California, United States

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 14.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Briefly known as Hopoholic

Added by mookihouse on 04-24-2013

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Ratings: 245 |  Reviews: 44
Photo of redfox405
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dukeandduke
4.07/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12/19/17 - Draft 10 oz pour into snifter, $17 w/ tax and tip. Copper light pour, minimal white head. Sharp and pleasant pine hop aroma. Very sharp and bitter hops taste, pleasant for my taste. Firm dry mouth feel, strong beer but not overwhelming. Overall excellent beer, glad I closed with this one.

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Photo of sohearn
4.34/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bryan12345
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mcthfg
3.75/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Franziskaner
3.99/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Shiny copper penny colored with an inch of creamy beige on top the dwindles down to a fingernail within 5 minutes. The aroma is of a massive quantity of piney and a bit of tropical hops. That first taste clobbers your taste buds with pine and tropical fruit including pineapple, pear, and mango. This one is definitely sticky, resinous, and a bit boozy.

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Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.77/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Wasn't sure if I was going to review this because it seemed like it was coming across as an American barleywine to me for a little bit, and though I couldn't find a date, I decided against not reviewing it because this still came out pretty well. Consider this an aged review, I think.
This was poured into a tulip.
The appearance was a murky golden color with a film of a little white foamy head that had a light little valley-like cap of a head that slid off fairly slow to leave some speckled lace running here and there.
The aroma had some traces of that "American Barleywine" sort of grippingly bitter grapefuity hops beating at some grassy to almost tobacco-like dry sweetness. Some floral hop bits, some red delicious apple and a little bit of hop spice.
The flavor moderately traced the edges of tobacco to pine to floral to red apple to grapefruit and lead with a semi-sticky sort of apple to grapefruit and tobacco blend of an aftertaste, which was somewhat dry as well.
The mouthfeel was about medium bodied with a steady sipping quality about it. Carbonation felt, well, perhaps a touch under having a nice ABV to it. Finishes mainly grapefruity to apple with a touch of the tobacco dryness.
Overall, to me at least, it came across somewhat as an aged American Barleywine. Why didn't I get all of the attributes that seemed like what everyone else got? Still, it's definitely good enough to want to have again and am hoping next time I know the bottling date of this.

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Photo of Red5StandingBy
4.42/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 22oz into Snifter. No date.

L: Honey gold, clear, finger and a half of off white head that has very good retention.

S: DANKITY DANK piney hops.

T: Super dank again, like chewing on a hop. Super tasty, alcohol is surprisingly hidden well underneath all the hops.

F: Chewy, slightly syrupy, crisp, semi-dry.

O: Wow this is so hoppy and unique and tasty. Wonderful.

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Photo of R_i_P
4.72/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

I picked up 3 bombers of Hop-De-Ranged quadruple IPA from Hi Times in Newport Beach, CA on 05/15/2017. Bottled on 03/06/2017. 13.8% ABV. Knee Deep Brewing hails from Auburn, CA. Knee Deep only releases this beer on a seasonal basis.

Hop-De-Ranged pours a clear, lemon amber with moderate carbonation. 2 fingers of off-white foam. Good lacing. The smell is pure pine and intense dankness. The taste starts with pine, followed immediately by a huge blast of resinous pine supported by a moderate malt backbone. The 13.8% ABV alcohol warms the mixture, lending a big, decadent boozy taste which perfectly compliments the blast of pine and malt backbone. But the standout truly is the blast of resinous pine which lingers on the palate long after each quaff.

Hop-De-Ranged is downright hedonistic -- the hophead's ultimate dream. Every taste here is big, bold and beautiful -- without the slightest harsh hop taste whatsoever. This quad IPA is so damn smooth and well-balanced. Effing delicious! I simply can't get enough of it -- it's literally addictive. Next time, I'm buying a whole case!

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Photo of gcasher
4.29/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Wow! This is like hopped brandy. It is clear, golden/amber, with a nice white head. The aroma is pure hop bitterness. I got some flavor of apple and orange and a whole lot of bitterness and alcohol. What else is there to say. If you like hops, it has it in spades. You can enjoy the flavors of the hops, the bitterness, and the strong alcohol like an after dinner drink. Peace be upon you.

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Photo of h4ger
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BEER88
4.23/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bomber dated 3/06/17 poured gently into a tulip. It has that classic clear west coast style look, Carmel colored with a white bubbly heads that fades. Spotted lacing when consumed. The initial fruity hops smell gets masked over by crackery malt then some traces of alcohol. Slight metallic smell and some pine hops too! The taste starts off good with hops the into those Carmel malts, and finishes with the slight alcoholic burn. The more I drink the more it turns into sweet malt and pine hops! This really punches your mouth!! The feel is definitely slick and full and that alcoholic finish! Overall they did great balancing malts and hops but IMO it's too much. I won't buy or consume again but I rated it fairly! Cheers.

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Photo of jcflorian
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of colbster92
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bum4ever
4.37/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Wow this is the harshest IPA I have ever had.
look: was clear and orange with a small light head
smell: right away told me this was full of hops and they were over-powering
taste: was literally a punch in the mouth of hops and I just couldn't taste anything else.
feel: was nice for a Quad IPA, I guess but this might be my first one.
overall: I really don't know how I feel. After a few sips I thought I hated it because it was just too much hops and almost had like an alcohol after burn to it. Then I maybe adjusted and started to really like it. By the end I think this is a super slow sipper of an IPA that you should only drink if you love hopped up west coast style IPA's.

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Photo of Ristaccia
4.1/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of unclekeith
3.74/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Brand new beer to Alaska - unfortunately its 3 months old - bomber into a Teku

L: Crystal clear golden hun with a small white head,
S: Citrusy and piney on the nose, a bit of heat in there too, there's a sweetness too
T: Overwhelming, long lasting, all over the place, boozy
M: full bodied, unpleasant after taste sticking around
O: Not subtle, but I guess that's the point, no balance, going big for the sake of going big - interesting, but will not revisit

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Photo of Knapp85
4.05/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of teraflx
3.81/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AMCPhD
4.28/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SomethingClever
4.26/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

8 Oz pour on tap into snifter

A: light yellow gold body with great clarity. Almost no head because of a completely full pour.

S: Very resins hops, getting some candied citrus hops, smells sweet, and maybe a little alcohol.

T: Lots of resin hops, light citrus, a lot of sweetness and light malts.

M: This is a heavy Beer the beer feels full on the tongue and coats it

O: It's a big beer drinks like a barleywine which in a few more months it will be. It isn't really face searingly hoppy but it's there booze is barely contained under a thick body.

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Photo of TheManiacalOne
4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap 12/17/2016 at Battleship Brewhouse in Fall River, MA, served in a tulip glass.

A: The beer is a deep gold color, with a short off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains citrus, caramelized malts and some piney hops.

T: The taste starts out sweet with flavors of citrus and caramel. Then a subdued hops bitterness comes in. The malt character is hearty and brings a good balance. There’s a touch of an alcohol sting but it is mild for a beer with such a high ABV. The after-taste is slightly sticky.

M: Crisp and smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: Tasty, goes down dangerously easy, not too filling, very strong kick, good representation of style, this is a solid stronger 2IPA to drink for a while.

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Photo of Paoloboston
4.29/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of n2185
3.67/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tbone1384
4.69/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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Hop-De-Ranged from Knee Deep Brewing Company
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