Hop-De-Ranged | Knee Deep Brewing Company

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

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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Reviews:
37
Ratings:
234
Avg:
4.23
pDev:
11.11%
 
 
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Photo of PaulWaters
5/5  rDev +18.2%
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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Photo of retry4z
5/5  rDev +18.2%
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 Homers_Beer_Odyssey
4.94/5  rDev +16.8%
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 scottfrie
4.85/5  rDev +14.7%
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 +13.9%
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 pat61
4.75/5  rDev +12.3%

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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Photo of 81tillinfinity
4.75/5  rDev +12.3%
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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Photo of LiverBelly
4.7/5  rDev +11.1%
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 HeadHopperz
4.63/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

So i had the Karbach Quintuple a couple of days ago and finally rated it. This BAD MOFO was bought a D&Q Beer in Montrose last night. It looks to be the last shipment since his 1st one was sold out in about 2 weeks. So i randomly decided to take a trip to D&Q to find the last new IPA's. The owner knows im only looking for the hoppist pineyist IPA's so it doesnt matter how much the price is. To me its the experience. I've had (not yet to be reviewed as im a slow mofo) Hoptimum, Palate Wrecker that ARE my top ones in my book.
Finally had this and spent an $15 even. It was already refrigerated before opening this bad guy.
L-4.25
S-4.25
T-4.75
F-5
Overall is almost a 5!

This one is a heavy hitter. I taste the malt caramel, pinenuts and what lingered after the initial swig was BITTERNESS HOPS. HOP EFFIN MADDNESS. I savored this moment for the next 5 minutes before taking another sip. Slowly but surely the 2nd and the 3rd swig a halo-buzz came upon feeling as good as someone on CLOUD-9!
I wasnt evem half-way to the bottle end and it was more hops. This resonate and was perfect to me. I wouldnt advise drinking this everyday because you wouldnt appreciate how the quality of this beer is. Its in my book and i hope it does for you too. Wish they can distribute faster from California! Its stars across in my book!!!!

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Photo of GoneARye
4.5/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Golden straw, clear. Voluminous head, dwindling to very good lacing.

S: Dankness, pine, and pineapple.

MF: Quite chewy. Moderate carbonation.

T: Incredible Hop flavor. An absolutely dominating hop bitterness that knocks down poor, unsuspecting tastebuds. Sweet malty base, with a decent heat from the high abv.

O: Would buy again, but only every now and then. Would I call it a quad IPA or an ipa-wine. Not sure. But tasty

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Photo of IpaBeerDrinkers
4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

This is a bold beer. Not for the faint of heart. Huge hop profile reminiscent of their simtra, but this certainly has an added hop dimension that I cannot pinpoint. This packs a wallop and Knee Deep does as good as can be expected "hiding" some of the abv. Piney resin, nice citrus burst and malt is almost nonexistent. Very solid offering

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Photo of Hophazzard
4.46/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

These guys at Knee Deep know my sweet spot. Super hoppy, bitter with a malt backbone and a tinge of sweetness at the end. This is an outstanding quadruple IPA. I'm a Knee Deep fan for life!

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Photo of Immortale25
4.45/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a Haw River Farmhouse Ales teku glass.

A- Pours a dark amber color with a 1/2 inch bubbly light tan head that retains well before slowly descending to a thick ring around the edge of the glass and a bubbly side patch of surface foam. Not-so-resilient lacing leaves small clots behind.

S- Tangy, somewhat sweet hop aroma with a malt profile that reminds me of a barleywine but the juicy quality of the hops keep it within IPA territory.

T- Totally mind-boggling that this has a 13% ABV. So smooth and tasty with just enough hop bitterness and flavor. The sturdy malt backbone also keeps things in check. After multiple sips, the alcohol flavor does start to creep in but still ends up being rather complementary. Nice sweetness which once again evokes the barleywine style but the large hop presence once again immediately puts that to rest. Notes of tangerine, orange and grapefruit.

M- Bright, sharp and oily with medium carbonation and a body leaning toward the fuller side.

O- This is incredibly dangerous stuff. I have no idea how they were able to make all the elements so balanced across the board. Share with a friend.

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Photo of SplitsAtoms
4.4/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This is a crazy big beer. A bit boozy to start for me but that mellowed out after a few sips and then it leads you into hoppy nirvana. Good stuff, wish i had a fresh example. Hat tip again to metsfan1 for the sample ... Wish we could get something half as good here in GA.

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Photo of TheRougeBastard
4.39/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

This is a hop bomb! Hazard Class/Division 1.1(sorry the ammo troop reared it's head). The booze was there, masked, but there...kinda snuck up on you as you enjoyed the rest of the bottle. This is an awesome super-duper (quad?) IIPA, but be warned, you will be a tad D-ranged!

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Photo of Jeffrey84
4.39/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Dank resin,tropical notes with a little booze. This is the first knee deep beer I've tried...will be buying more of ther offerings after trying this. $15.99 is steep but at 13.1% I thinks it's worth it.

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Photo of Bum4ever
4.37/5  rDev +3.3%
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 SomethingClever
4.26/5  rDev +0.7%
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 Greywulfken
4.25/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: clear gold body, a full head of tainted ivory left laces down the glass

S: sweet candied fruits and flowers, citric and resinous, but definitely sweet, like with honey and caramel

T: sweet pale fruits, citric and resinous, with a muted bitterness that crept up and enveloped the tongue

M: medium-to-light-feeling, a little bit of stickiness, smooth and slick - drinks quick and easy - dangerous at this abv

O: really nice quadruple IPA (?) - barleywine strong but very lean, albeit sweeter than I'd normally go for - good drinking - recommended for big pale ale drinkers with a tooth for sweetness and high abv...

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Photo of Gambelli
4.25/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A- 22oz. bomber, bottled on date of 4-29-2015. Consumed on 5-14-15. Very fresh. A 1" cap of foam tenaciously hangs on this dark gold brilliantly clear brew.
S- Booze, not surprising considering the 13% ABV. Hop resin and oils, a bit of pine forest in there, as well as a grainy malt presence. Not much in the way of tropical or citrus fruit in the nose.
T- Hop profile dominated by pine sap stickiness. Incredibly bitter. Sweet, grainy malt on top of alcohol heat. Knock your socks off bitterness all the way through.
M-Oily, sticky and lightly carbonated. Sweet and dry.
O- As advertised. A 4X IPA with hops, sweet malt and alcohol to prove that claim. Not as balanced or floral/tropical as I thought it might be, but not sure it was intended to be.
Might visit this again some day, but with all the exceptional Knee Deep beers out there, I would probably not choose this one over the others.

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Photo of BEER88
4.23/5  rDev 0%
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 superspak
4.2/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 ounce bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 12/2/2015. Pours crystal clear deep golden yellow color with a 1-2 finger dense and fluffy off white head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice dense soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of big grapefruit, tangerine, apricot, peach, mango, melon, lemon/orange peel, citrus rind, pine, honey, cracker, biscuit, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of juicy citrus/tropical/pine hops and moderate bready malt notes; with great strength. Taste of big grapefruit, tangerine, apricot, peach, mango, melon, lemon/orange peel, citrus rind, pine, honey, cracker, biscuit, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Good amount of pine/citrus rind bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of grapefruit, tangerine, apricot, peach, mango, melon, lemon/orange rind, pine, honey, cracker, biscuit, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a while. Fantastic complexity, robustness, and balance of juicy citrus/tropical/pine hops and moderate bready malt flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance and zero astringent hop flavors after the finish. Light-moderate dryness from bitterness that increases through the glass. Medium carbonation and medium-full body; with a very smooth, sticky/resinous, fairly grainy/creamy, and slightly slick balanced mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a light warmth lingering after the finish. Overall this is an outstanding big imperial IPA! All around awesome complexity, robustness, and balance of juicy citrus/tropical/pine hops and moderate bready malt flavors; and very smooth and easy to sip on for the huge ABV. This was impressively dry and well attenuated on the malt sweetness for the 13.1% ABV. A highly enjoyable offering.

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Photo of John_M
4.17/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

On tap at Arch Bridge in Oregon City the other day.

The beer certainly looks nice enough, as it pours a peachy orange color with good head retention and lacing. The aroma profile is the best thing about this beer in IMHO, as on the nose I get a huge presence of skunky hops, dry citrus and sweet tropical fruit. The flavor profile replicates the nose pretty closely, but I thought the sweetness was just a bit much. It was one of those things I noticed more and more as I drank my glass, making it increasingly difficult to drink. The finish is still fairly dry and bitter, but it was hard getting by the sweetness level, and I thought it made the 13% abv. all the more prominent and noticeable.

A solid beer, but given what's generally available here in the NW when it comes to amped up DIPA's (notorious, Third Word, etc), I'm not sure this is something I need to revisit again any time soon.

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Photo of LADaveBN
4.13/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

A little light on the nose. Expected a stronger aroma. Taste has a lot of malt to it. Booze is noticeable. Feel is chewy as one would expect from such a gigantic beer. Overall very good but don't think it stands out among Knee Deep's big DIPA lineup.

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Photo of jp32
4.13/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Strangely enough, this beer pours a light transparent golden color. I would've assumed a "quadruple ipa" would have a little more color and depth to its appearance. It does seem to hold a small head fairly well. Nice lacings throughout.

Aroma is hoppy, fruity, and occasionally reminds me of orange juice or hard, irony well water.

The flavor is great. It drinks similar to a belgian. Very fruit-forward hops here. Orange juice and sweet apricots seem to mask the hop flavor that I thought would probably overpower here.

Very interesting, and might I say well done. 13.1% is a BIG beer, and although the higher abv can be noticed, its not as intense as I would assume. Pretty sneaky good here.

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