Hop-Trio | Knee Deep Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.10%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Formerly known as Hoparillo

Triple IPA brewed and dry hopped with large amounts of Citra, Mosaic and Amarillo hops that delivers exploding tropical fruit and citrus aromas and flavor. Intense hop aromas that are sure to stimulate your olfactory receptors.

Added by KevT on 07-02-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,181
Reviews:
97
Ratings:
603
pDev:
8.06%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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60
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181
Trade:
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3.35/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Well I do love Citra and Amarillo hops, Mosaic can kill be if it brings the piney sap notes, so we'll see. This could be an awesome or terrible beer based on that. 6/05/15

Pours a nice creamy large fluffy 1.5 finger head, nice for an IPA, very nice for an 11% DIPA, brilliantly clear, like filtered cold crashed and somehow pulled out the hop oils, golden straw pilsner color.

Nose is very big, tons of hops all over, some herbal tea and grassy earthy pine out front, unfortunately the mosaic dominates, super dank like armpit stank dankness, hop oils all over as well, dank passion fruit and guava melon, some orange peel and a lot of pith, the juicy citrus and tropical notes are mostly background to the huge dank resin and earthy pine sap and black tea. A bit of a candy like malt in there as well.

Taste is nicer thankfully, a nice fruity amarillo out front, fruity bubblegum notes, generic tree fruit and fruit punch notes, with some citrus, a little orange juice and pith. Then the mosaic kicks in again, super dank and resinous again, hop oils all over, but the black tea comes through, with earthy pine, and a little sap, thankfully not super strong, but plenty there to make it annoying and not so tasty. A little fruit juice and tropical notes come through on the back end after the pine and black tea subsides a bit, as well as some mild candy malts, and a candied hop oil flavor somehow, with some warming slight tingly booze as well. Finish is a little sweet and sticky, very bitter, with lots of pine sap and earthy pine lingering, a mild tropical and even grapefruit pith lingering, more citrus notes and generic fruit lingering, with a bit of booze and malt lingering.

Mouth is med bod, a little sticky syrupy like, some warming booze, decent carbonation though, at least balanced.

Overall, well, not quite my style of IPA or DIPA at all. First the mosaic just makes it bad, all that pine sap, earthy flavors, black tea, etc, not so great, even with the tropical fruit and tree fruit in there, just not good. The malts aren't bad, mostly just a background to balance and make it at least drinkable, but still not enjoyable. I also though the crazy bitterness, highest IBU possible, craze was over, but this seems like it's 5 years behind on that craze.

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Pours two fingers of head on a clear straw body.
The aroma is super dank citrus.
The taste is sweet, then dull dark bitter. Heavy bitter finish.
The texture is thicker.
It's a big beer.

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Hop-Trio from Knee Deep Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.22 out of 5 with 603 ratings