Hop-De-Ranged | Knee Deep Brewing Company

241 Ratings

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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Photo of PaulWaters
5/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Personally, I think this is an amazing Quad IPA. Its boozy, balanced, layered and incredibly awesome to enjoy. Its expensive, but what a treat. Knee deep is seriously at the top of the extreme hop IPA game.

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5/5  rDev +20.8%

Photo of Minski405
5/5  rDev +20.8%

Photo of Rocketman8911
5/5  rDev +20.8%

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5/5  rDev +20.8%

Photo of retry4z
5/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Outlier detected. Justify rating with a review. So, O.K., this is the bomb. Perfect balance of malt and hops, with a burst of hop flavor and a river of malt washing it all into a perfect blend of nirvana. Taste of caramel and candy cane. There are no words for it, just try it and ride the wave of happiness.

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Photo of robertjskelton
5/5  rDev +20.8%

Photo of thehooksman
5/5  rDev +20.8%

Photo of Homers_Beer_Odyssey
4.94/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

APPEARANCE - 1-finger head that dissipates. Light, clear. Tons of lacing.

AROMA/SCENT - Hops, fruit, sweet.

TASTE - Hops, pine. ABV unbelievably well-hidden.

MOUTHFEEL/PALATE/TEXTURE - Good carbonation, dry, lingering, light, effervescent, crisp, acidic, refreshing.

VALUE - $12 for a 10-oz glass. Pricey for domestic draft.

OVERALL/DRINKABILITY - This is the first Quadrupel Imperial IPA I've tasted. Yet another hophead masterpiece from Knee Deep.

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Photo of Rivcabeerlover
4.94/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

On tap at Knee Deep Brewery in Auburn. I'll just say it.... Better than Pliny!!! Knee Deep Brewery >>>> Russian River Brewery

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Photo of joshuaarnao
4.93/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

One of the smoothest IPA's I have ever had. Ever.

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Photo of stwok21
4.9/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Photo of scottfrie
4.85/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Fresh on-tap.

A: Pours a clear golden with a finger of greasy off white head. Streaks of sticky lace down the glass.
S: Extremely dank and fruity nose. Smells like weed with a hint of peach and tropical fruit. Incredible nose.
T: Flavor is full of fruity and juicy hops, tangerine, grapefruit, and slight mint in the finish. Finishes sweet and very smooth. Incredible and impressive.
M: Very smooth and slick mouthfeel and medium-full body with a velvety chew to it. Smooth and soft carbonation. How much alcohol is in this, because it doesn’t feel like a double digit beer. Drinks incredibly well, super smooth with no booze.
O: So smooth and easy to drink. One of the best ipas I've had in recent memory. Alcohol is hidden extremely well.

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Photo of sullyb
4.82/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

a tad bit sweet and you are reminded that its a 13% abv ale often. might need a few modifications and this will be will be my favorite strong ale this side of the pond and Knee Deep will be the brewery to do it.

look: golden yellowish, a little head, not surprisingly since this is a high alcohol brew

smell: not overly hoppy as i was expecting, but hoppy non the less

taste: a tad sweet, lots of hops

feel: heavier than i expected for a high alcohol brew. but too overly heavy

overall a great beer!

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Photo of Straycorn
4.8/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of 2stonedpokets
4.8/5  rDev +15.9%

Photo of pat61
4.75/5  rDev +14.7%

This not for the faint of heart beer starts with a big grassy nose with a hint of mint over malt and grain aromas with light fruit.
It pours brilliant gold with a ½” quickly dissipating off-white foam cap that is quickly roused. It produces fine lace and some legs.
The beer looks deceptively mild but that illusion quickly disappears as the glass approaches your mouth. The beer attacks the palate with spicy cola, vanilla, melon, and malt flavors that slowly diminish under a barrage of hop and alcohol flavors. The bitterness reminds me of the kind of bitterness you find in a gin and tonic while the alcohol suggests bourbon.
Each element in this beer – malt, yeast driven flavors, hops and alcohol is huge but they are all amazingly in balance.

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4.75/5  rDev +14.7%

Photo of Thudman
4.75/5  rDev +14.7%

Perhaps the best tasting IPA I've ever had, slightly different hop character than most typical IPAs.

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Photo of 81tillinfinity
4.75/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

A big beer that'll sneak up on you and kick your taste buds in. Deep resin hop flavor leaning more toward the tropical fruit side. Sweet but not sticky the alcohol bite subdues the sweetness. Aroma is in your face hops tickling your nose. An awesome beer.

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4.75/5  rDev +14.7%

Photo of R_i_P
4.72/5  rDev +14%
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 LiverBelly
4.7/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Tasted in a 10 ounce snifter at The Library Alehouse SM CA 4.19.13 First off, the nose has notes of pine, citrus and grapefruit. Great lace a resiny feel. Taste is almost too much to bear. I mean that in a good way. Pine needles, tree sap and surfboard resin. If you like Simtra you will love Hopoholic. Must find some more.

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Photo of tbone1384
4.69/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of daave1
4.66/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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Hop-De-Ranged from Knee Deep Brewing Company
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