Hop-De-Ranged | Knee Deep Brewing Company

Hop-De-RangedHop-De-Ranged
BA SCORE
87.9%
Liked This Beer
4.15 w/ 240 Ratings
Hop-De-RangedHop-De-Ranged
BEER INFO

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

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#2,083
Reviews:
43
Ratings:
240
Liked:
211
Avg:
4.15/5
pDev:
11.08%
Alströms:
-
 
 
Wants:
40
Gots:
67
Trade:
1
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Photo of Sammy
3.71/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jaydoc
4.01/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.93/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Crazy Harry's in Winnetka, CA.

Pours a clear dark gold with a foamy tan head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. A foamy curtain of lace coats the glass on the drink down. Smell is of onion, garlic, earth, and slight citrus zest aromas. Taste is much the same with onion, garlic, citrus zest, and grapefruit juice flavors on the finish. There is a medium amount of hop bitterness and an alcohol kick on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and sticky mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer with a nice combination of herbal and citrus zest hops that are slightly better in the taste, but this one is quite boozy as well.

Serving type: on tap.

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

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

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

Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of metter98
4.01/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A: The beer is crystal clear golden yellow in color and has a light to moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a half finger high white head that died down, leaving delicate lacing on the surface and a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Moderate aromas of citrusy hops-grapefruit seems to stand out in particular—are present in the nose along with notes of tropical fruits and slight hints of alcohol.
T: The taste generally follows the smell, except that the tropical fruit flavors are stronger than the citrus—mango stands out in particular—and there are stronger notes of alcohol that linger into the finish. Slight hints of underlying sweetness from the malts are perceptible.
M: It feels crisp and a bit more than medium-bodied on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation. Subtle bits of warming from the alcohol are noticeable in the finish.
O: This beer definitely tastes strong with the flavors of alcohol from the taste, but it was a lot more drinkable than I expected because it didn't seem overly malty or heavy on the palate considering the strength. It's a pleasant beer to be sipped if you like the strength of a barleywine but the aromas and flavors of hops.

Serving type: bottle

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Photo of SocalKicks
4/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of WillieThreebiers
4.27/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of largadeer
3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

Photo of superspak
4.2/5  rDev +1.2%
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 oberon
3.94/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

After having only two beers since New Year's eve,neither of wich were hop driven I was ready for a beer named Hop D-Ranged believe that.Pours into an oversized wine glass a clear rich copper color with a sticky half finger slight off white head,aromas of citric hops,sweet alcohol,and more sweet caramel,big alcohol sweetness mixed with a sharp pithy hoppiness is what stands out.A full almost chewy,it's a big beer and it feels big.Full on sweet alcohol on the palate with some drunken fruitiness before a big shot of grapefruit-like hops cuts into the sweetness...a little.The size of this beer makes for a whole lot of sweet alcohol burn but there is still enough hops make it interesting,I like it but getting through the 22 is a challenge.

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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 smithj4
4.1/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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

Photo of drewone
4/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of tdm168
4/5  rDev -3.6%

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 rab53
4.18/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mklisz
3.78/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of malfunxion
4.1/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.5

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 GClarkage
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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Hop-De-Ranged from Knee Deep Brewing Company
Beer rating: 87.9% out of 100 with 240 ratings
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