rangerred (989) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - JAN 6, 2013
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Poured into a pint glass out of a 22oz bomber.
Pours a slightly hazy medium orange with a half finger white head. Considering the abv, the head retention and lacing are spectacular.
HUGE hit of hops on the nose. Tons of tropical fruit from the Simcoe and Citra hops. There is a touch of caramel underneath along with overripe fruit. There is some dank too. All around, it is one of the best aromas I have ever experienced on a IIPA.
The flavor continues the hops assault with overripe fruit, orange marmalade, and sweet caramel. Mango and orange dominate the fruity aspect and there is a little less dankness compared to the aroma. Vanilla and caramel undertones along with a very assertive bitterness that is necessary to balance out the malt sweetness. Alcohol is nearly completely hidden providing a pleasant warmth in the throat and chest. Quite impressive. Mouthfeel is just slightly sticky.
Overall, one of the best IIPA’s out there. I put this up with Hopslam as being the best IIPA available on the market. Incredible balance and tons of flavor combined with a big punch from the alcohol. A beer to seek out and pick up lots of.
bpreo (2184) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - NOV 15, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
The strongest beer of the Festival. Sampled at the McKenzie Cider and Craft Beer Festival, November 14th, 2015.
AAEA (259) - California, USA - NOV 1, 2015
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
22FL OZ ($8.99) this was a truly epic IPA, I’ve been searching for something like this and here it is. over the top in IBUs and ABV it is a beast. if you’re loving your IPAs and have maxed out and need to raise the bar here it is. if you’re a newbie to beer drinking or if you enjoy something like shock top this will absolutely destroy you.
Braudog (6066) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - NOV 1, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Golden and moderately frothy. This has a big, west-coast, wet-hop aroma and character, like sucky on hop mush. The viscosity is evident, as is the gravity. (#6056, 11/1/2015)
AirForceHops (4990) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 24, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
22 oz. bottle purchased at One Stop Market, again this brewery with no date coding. The Aroma is sticky weed, dankness, and light cat piss.
The base has a huge grain bill. Caramel, sweet bread and from all that malt come a boozy alcohol presence. The body is medium plus, with good carbonation level. The flavor has a trace of cat piss with tropical fruit and grass. The malt and booze really kill the hops. Actually really too sweet to enjoy a lot. Texture is sticky sweet… not my thing here.
raphael (1059) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 26, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Was happy for Orion to get this for me and share it with him. I like these hops and had high expectations, which weren’t met, and i think i had a similar let down with a couple other knee deeps. so many fine beers being made. Musky aroma with lemon and caramel, good mouth feel, the carbonation and a little oily. mild finish. flavor of toast, caramel, alcohol.
weihenweizen (2474) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - SEP 23, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Refrigerated brown bomber, bottled on August 3, 2015 poured into a glass. Clear deep golden with small/medium white head. Aroma is tropical fruit, medium body, medium/light carbonation. Taste is tropical fruit, some grapefruit, some pine hops, some alcohol, and bitter finish.
alobar (3208) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 23, 2015
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Capone’s. Pours clear golden amber color with aroma of pine, grapefruit, and caramel. Oily body with citrus, Pine, citrus flavor with caramel. Very nice beer.
garrettnjay (20) - - SEP 4, 2015
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Another great on from Knee Deep. They knocked it out of the park again. One of those beers where you just open your wallet. Definitely a favorite brewery of ours. Get to the taproom!
asheft (2776) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 2, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Raglan, Ocean Beach. Potent cat pee and pineapple and resinous hops aroma with some sweet base malt. Clear dark yellow under a wispy white collar. Alcoholic base malt flavour with moderate to medium Simcoe hops flavour. Warming and almost hot, smooth, low carbonation.
darb85 (177) - Canton, Michigan, USA - AUG 23, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear dark Amber commie with head that sticks around. Sugary and maple with pine tree at start. Finish is mellow. A bit of a hop bomb for more than one but very good.