RateBeer
overall
93
62
style
Serve in Shaker, Snifter

bottled
common

on tap
available

Regional Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 37   MEAN: 3.67/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53   IBU: 124   EST. CALORIES: 339   ABV: 11.3%
Share this beer with friends!
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Imperial India Pale Ale


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ibrew2or3 (6851) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - AUG 20, 2014
22oz bomber pours with a crystal clear deep gold body that has copper hues and supports a weak light tan head. The aroma offers up big resiny sticky smelling notes filled in by plenty of hop sweet citrusy and pine aromas and booze. The hops are largely pine like and bitter citrus trudging along in a pond of thick sticky maltiness. The taste is smooth and slick and sweet and resiny and syrupy sticky resiny hoppy stickiness, wow! There’s big bold pine and tangelo and pineapple and alcohol. Goodness. This is a sipper. It starts with modest citrus hop flavor and thick malts and then runs directly into booze, citrus hop and pine hop resiny bitterness and then sticky sweet malts. Git all messed up drinkin’ a 22 of this.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ineedbeer (710) - Oakland, California, USA - AUG 19, 2014
22 oz bottle dated 07/16/14. Time to give Knee Deep another shot. Aroma is definitely dominated by hops with a touch of cracker malt and faint caramel in the background. Lots of citrus and stone fruit with some really nice tropical fruit notes. Grapefruit, orange, mango, peach, pineapple and melon are all present. Some light pine resin notes to balance all the fruit. Pours a slightly hazy, golden orange with a small, fairly thick, slightly off white head that shows decent retention as it recedes to the edges. Low lacing and medium low legs. Flavor has a light sweetness with a moderate cracker and biscuit note and faint caramel. Finish has some alcohol spice and is rather noticeable on such a dry, hoppy beer but that’s to be expected in a triple IPA. High, fairly clean bitterness. Hop flavors are not as fruity as in the aroma with more pine and hop resin. Yeast profile seems fairly clean. Still lots of citrus and stone fruit notes from the hops but the tropical fruit and melon is a bit less noticeable. Lingering alcohol, cracker, pine resin and citrus. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with a rather dry finish and moderate carbonation. Low astringency and moderate alcohol warmth. Overall, a pretty nice triple IPA from Knee Deep and my favorite beer from them so far. The malt character is much more subdued with only a light stickiness. Lots of hop character and the alcohol seems fairly clean, though there is possibly a touch of fusel. I do t usually crave a triple IPA, but if I were, this would be one of the first ones I reached for.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jtclockwork (8241) - , New Jersey, USA - AUG 17, 2014
UPDATED: AUG 18, 2014 Bottle. Pours reddish amber white head. Nose and taste of resin, earthy tree bark, caramel malt, soap, grass and perfume. Medium body.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JohnnyJ (4320) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 16, 2014
On draft. Clear golden orange pour, with a white head. Lots of fresh juicy hops, grapefruit, pineapple, some mango, pine resin, sweet, notes of caramel, and a bit boozy. A little too sweet, not really bitter (a good thing), and nice hoppiness.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bb (6851) - Alamo, California, USA - AUG 16, 2014
Bottle. Amber beer with a cream head. Big summer fruit and grapefruit aroma. Grapefruit and caramel flavor with pine. Medium bodied. Good bitterness.Caramel and earth lingers with grapefruit, summer fruit, and pine. Seems a bit muddled.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JohnGalt1 (480) - , Idaho, USA - AUG 15, 2014
Picked this up at Brewers Haven Boise a week or so ago, but now most of the Geek places have it on ... cool. 22 for about $8 ... poured tonight into my CC Teku... short lived white head and only decent lacing... nice clear orange brew. Nose is sweet and bitter.. pithy citrus and a bunch of pale maltiness... fruity hop bowl is reminiscent of papaya, guava and perhaps strawberry. Bitter up front but a pretty heavy residual maltiness moves in quickly.. tropical fruity hops and some floral hops magically grow wings and move the ABV into the more drinkable realm.. mango and lesser melon, I am impressed.. Bigger ABV and should be enjoyed cool and allowed to warm up... The hops really morph as the temperature changes.. Very well done DIPA.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
skoisirius (1634) - Earth, Washington, USA - AUG 14, 2014
Tap @ Jernigan’s. This is that insane type of brew that is basically hops squeezed into your mouth, direct. Amazing. It singes from both booze and bitterness alike. Not for the faint hearted.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jazz88 (2553) - San Francisco, California, USA - AUG 14, 2014
Bottle. A golden color with a white head. A huge spicy aroma with cloves, grapefruit, orange and loads of hops. A shock on the palate with a long dry bitter finish.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
LtDan (1784) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - JUL 27, 2014
Appearance: Pours a clear deep bronze with a thin film of white.

Aroma: Obnoxious levels of dank. Tangerine, orange, grapefruit, sweet blonde sugary malt. A little alcohol.

Taste: Grapefruit and piny bitterness. Orange pith. Relatively dry malt profile. Delicious.

Mouthfeel: Full bodied mostest carbonation.

Overall: This was similar but different to Simtra. Not as dry or bitter as Simtra for sure. A wonderful hoppy sipper.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Taverner (1093) - San Ramon, California, USA - JUL 21, 2014
Gets it, gets it, gets it! Nice dank fresh bag o weed nose. Not too malty. Just right!


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page    1  2 3 4


Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2014,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
reserved.
about us
About RateBeer
FAQ
Contact/Feedback
New Beers
add
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Events
membership
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50