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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Photo of R_i_P
4.72/5  rDev +11.3%
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 +1.2%
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 +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BEER88
4.23/5  rDev -0.2%
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 +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of colbster92
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bum4ever
4.37/5  rDev +3.1%
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 -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of unclekeith
3.74/5  rDev -11.8%
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 -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of teraflx
3.81/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AMCPhD
4.28/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SomethingClever
4.26/5  rDev +0.5%
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 -5.7%
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 +1.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of n2185
3.67/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tbone1384
4.69/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of bdiiorio
4/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kjkinsey
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of HeadHopperz
4.63/5  rDev +9.2%
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.
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 dental
4.33/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of spycow
3.81/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BdM
3.88/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of PicoPapa
3.93/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bottle. Pours a translucent golden orange color with an inch of thick white head. Tons of lacing. Boozey and sweet aroma with pine and tangerine. Lots of alcohol heat in the first sip. Sweet nail polish remover, grapefruit, tangerine, pine, melon and honey. There's a lot going on. Reminds me of a hopped up Olde School. Hot, boozey finish with tons of bitterness. Guava, grapefruit, tangerine and piney hops at the end. There is no forgetting this one is 13%, but it's not abusive. The hoppy bitterness works with the high ABV. Chewy mouthfeel. Oily. I've liked the other Knee Deep high octane Imperial IPAs (especially Simtra), and this is another solid entry. Worth seeking out.

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Photo of Gkruszewski
4/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Hop-De-Ranged from Knee Deep Brewing Company
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