Knee Deep Hoptologist

Knee Deep Hoptologist

Rated 3.737 by BeerPals
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Brewed by Knee Deep Brewing Company

Lincoln, CA, United States

Style:  Imperial IPA

9% Alcohol by Volume

102 International Bittering Units

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An American Double India Pale Ale that packs a punch when it comes to hops. The aroma and flavors will give you citrus and pine with a slight malt sweetness that finishes dry. Malts – a blend of Canadian, German, Chile and United Kingdom malts Hops – Cascade, Citra, Columbus, Magnum and Hersbrucker

ID: 46817 Last updated 9 years ago Added to database 9 years ago

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Overall Rank837
Overall Percentile98.2
Style Rank77 of 1688
Style Percentile95.4
Lowest Score3.7
Highest Score4.5
Average Score4.013
Weighted Score3.737
Standard Deviation0.309

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  • BEERDOG 1556 reviews
    rated 4.3 4 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 9 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 9

    WAY too costly at $12.29 for a bomber, even if taxes and deposit are included. Pour of clear, medium gold. Good aroma, grapefuity and piney along with malt and a boozy content. Solid mouth. Flavour every bit as good as the nose, and damned hoppy enough. A hop bomb indeed, but a refined one. Balanced finish.

  • FUNK 898 reviews
    rated 3.7 7 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 7

    Orange/amber pour with a white blanket of foam. Sticky, resinous hops abound--notes of grapefruit, pine, and citrus. Lasting, intense bitterness. Only downside is that the high ABV is not better hidden.

  • THOMASSOVA4 1037 reviews
    rated 4.5 8 years ago

    Aroma: 9 | Appearance: 10 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 9

    I had this beer while in Davis, California. It was recommended to me as a Pliny the Elder clone. Close, but not exactly. This beer was very good in its own right - I got grapefruit and hibiscus. The nose on this beer was fantastic - all grapefruit. Very nice.

  • GGRUMET 311 reviews
    rated 4.1 8 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 9 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    Big thanks to slowrunner77 for sending this my way. Amber/gold pour with nice carbonation and great sticky lacing. Deep aromas of tropical fruit - pineapple and mangoes. The label doesn't list the hops, but the aroma says Citra was involved somehow. Bruisingly bitter taste, west coast IPA style nailed, dry and cloying but with a substantial malt backbone so it is not overpowering. The IBUs show, but this is drinkable. Very well done. Thanks, Chris!

  • SUDSMCDUFF 3781 reviews
    rated 3.9 8 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 7

    Pours out from the bottle a deep amber .. medium foam .. . deep pine and sap, light citrus .. . dense mouthfeel, medium finish .. . a very nice imperial IPA .. look forward to tracking down more from these guys .. . . My recliner and I go way back.

  • BEERGUY101 5022 reviews
    rated 3.7 8 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    Sampled on 5/12/2012. This Imperial India Pale Ale pours a medium orange gold color from a 22oz bottle. Small to medium sized white foamy head. The aroma is floral, fruity and citrusy. A medium bodied double IPA. The malts are fruity and sweet, orange and pineapple. The hops are grapefruity and citrusy. Lots of sweetness. Lots of hops. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.

  • RJA 2975 reviews
    rated 3.7 9 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 7

    A bright amber colored beer with a small, foamy textured white head rising above. It has good retention, settling eventually into a medium sized ringlet. The nose is bold, citric hops and sweet, buttery malt. Tasting mirrors but not intensely. Actually, in a light-medium, well carbonated body, this is a good IPA

  • SLOWRUNNER77 5682 reviews
    rated 4.2 9 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 9 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 8

    another winning hoppy brew from the boys at Knee Deep. While playing with Hopstar pre-production, there were versions approaching this. chewy, sticky hops, sweet malt, with a really cool buttery flavor and aroma in addition to intense citrus and pine. very nice IIPA while watching the G-men dismantle the Falcons :) 2/17-wow, REALLY short shelf life. that sucks...

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