SDalkoholic (1767) - Chula Vista, California, USA - MAY 15, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from South Bay Liquor: Poured a golden straw blonde with slow rising carbonation bubbles while sturdy formation of foam head. Aroma is dominated by hops that release fragrances of pine, grapefruit and to some extent the smell of body odor/sweat. The taste of this beer is moderately bitter bite of green oily hops with a slight notice of metallic in the aftertaste. The drink is smooth and refined which allows for an easily quaffable IPA on my palate. This is a solid IPA and Knee Deep seems to be consistently making quality beers.
Dodgrblu (306) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAY 3, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 ounce bottle from Total Wine Sacramento, medium, disappearing head, pine aroma, good mouthfeel.
prettyham (26) - California, USA - MAY 1, 2013
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Very solid IPA. Pine, citrus with a clean smooth finish. Love the hop profile in this one, I can dink this one again and again. Great job Knee Deep
popery (1119) - San Francisco, California, USA - APR 15, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours brownish burnt orange. Looks filtered, quite transparent. Bone white head, about medium-sized. Good lacing and retention. Aroma is a split of crystal malt and sort of middle of the road American hop character. The hops are heavy on orange and pine flavor with a minty herbal twist. There’s a fair bit of caramel and malty sweetness. The taste is fairly sweet. There’s some initial orange-pine hoppiness, but once the bitterness kicks in, the hop character gets rather bland. Too much caramel. Messy sweetness. Pine resin bitter finish with more crystal maltiness. Carbonation is pretty average. There’s some nice hop oiliness. It’s not a bad IPA, just a boring one. There’s too much malt character with too much crystal malt. The hop aroma is boring compared to so many other beers, and the hop taste strays far too much into bland bitterness. Fairly disappointing.
baraciisch (902) - USA - APR 10, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Burnt orange red in color... Malty citrus hop aroma... Initial notes are a lot like an East Coast ipa, with malty notes, but quickly dominated by lingering dry hop flavor and bitterness on palate... Solid ipa
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oRos (609) - sacramento, California, USA - APR 10, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from total wine. Pours dark copper with white head. Taste is very bitter with lots of pungent pine. And a nice citrus aftertaste. Aroma is dank hop aroma. Great IPA.
Thisis12ptfont (621) - Los Angeles, CA, California, USA - MAR 28, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Citrus, grapefruit and hop aroma. Golden copper appearance. Strong herbs, hops, caramel and bitterness. Very well balanced herb and fruity hops. Overall, well balanced and strong. I’d give this an A rating.
marcus (4989) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAR 27, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Capitol Beer, Sacramento. Pours cloudy amber with a rich white head and a citrus aroma. There is a hearty caramel malt flavor with a hoppy finish. Nicely balanced.
bhensonb (8954) - Woodland, California, USA - MAR 22, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
75 IBU. "A full-bodied India style Pale Ale, Knee Deep IPA is brewed with six malts and four hop varieties, delivering a smooth finish and mild bitterness, balanced with an intense piney and floral aroma."
Bomber from Capitol Beer in Sacramento, CA. Pours clear brilliant copper with a creamy off-white head. Don’t know about pine and floral, but I think it smells like a cat peed on a pine tree. ("Cascade, Columbus, Magnum, Chinook") Full bodied. Now there’s resin for sure, but I still thinks there’s a lot of citrus in here. Gives a good hop burn in the mouth. We’re talking NW style here. There is a fairly mild and smooth caramel backbone, but this is all about the hop. Finishes hoppy and bitter. Damn tasty ale.