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Knee Deep Hopstar Double IPA (2011)

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RATINGS: 13   MEAN: 3.52/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 75   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
This is a beer that you’ll never forget. We’re setting our standards high on this one. Our goal is to go head to head with the leading DIPA’s and come out on top!
Admin Note: Look for a black label.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (14172) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 20, 2011
Bottle shared by Marcus. Pours rather orange with a slight white head. Aromas of peach and citrus. Lush fruity and floral flavors. Nicely bitter. Excellently smooth and tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
marcus (9231) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUN 20, 2011
Bottle from Healthy Spirits. Pours clear golden with a modest off-white head and floral bready aroma. There is a nice pale malt flavor that starts sweet and finishes slightly sour with some banana ester and a fair amount of hop bitterness. Very well-balanced.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bb (8572) - Alamo, California, USA - MAY 6, 2011
Bottle. Amber beer with a ceram colored head. Grapefruit and pine aroma. Pine and grapefruit flavor with light summer fruit. Medium bodied. Good bitterness. Pine and grapefruit lingers with malt and light summer fruit.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
swoopjones (7020) - Buffalo, New York, USA - FEB 21, 2011
Bistro’s IIPA Fest in Hayward CA. Malt heavy in the flavor, almost APA like. Bitterness was really subdued, Flavor was very balanced. I really like this beer but in terms of being an IIPA it seemed to be lacking the substantial bitterness I was looking for. Great mouthfeel & drinkablity.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
joeneugs (5866) - Livermore, California, USA - APR 22, 2011
Pours orange with a large fluffy off white head. The aroma is fruity hoppy with some minerals, and a touch of phenolic compounds. The flavor is fruity and bitter with notes of strawberry, grapefruit, and pine in the finish. Very light bodied. decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
DYCSoccer17 (3638) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 24, 2011
So I am entering this beer here. 22 ounce bottle purchased at Nugget Market in Davis, CA. The label on this is black, and it clearly states that it is 8.0% ABV. This is different than the label on ratebeer.com that is listed for Knee Deep IPA. This beer is also brewed at Sudwerk in Davis, CA, according to the label. The aroma is a bit floral, herbal, and citrus with hints of cleanser present. Fairly straight forward. Transparent orange body with a medium off-yellowish head that has good retention. Starts with some citrus grapefruity hops, before this becomes a little toasted and burnt in the middle. Pretty thin, and seems to lack a malt backbone. There is definitely some booze here later, which is poorly hidden by some herbal hop flavors. A little thin, harsh, boozy, and rough around the edges.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Niko100 (2707) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 6, 2011
Hazy amber/orange color; Medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of malt, floral hops, & spice; Flavor of malt, rich pine hops, and citrus (notably grapefruit); Finish is bitter; Nicely balanced; Overall, pretty good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
craftycarl21 (2338) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 12, 2011
22 oz bottle shared with oteyj. Copper pour with a decent white head. Aroma holds some dank evergreen hop mixed with grapefruit and wet grass. Flavor combines an interesting herbal note marked with sage/tarragon with earthy pine presence. Somewhat light, not a great bitter finish for a DIPA. Decent, not great.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oteyj (2139) - New Hampshire, USA - APR 13, 2011
Dark amber pour with a smallish white head. The aroma is juicy citrus hop with some evergreen and caramel biscuit. The flavor holds some spicy earthen evergreen, more citrus, and a nice bready malt character. The palate is medium for the style, with low carbonation and a soft mouthfeel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
popery (2017) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUN 6, 2011
An interesting and solid DIPA. This beer didn’t start off great, but once warmed, it gained something. It’s mildly bitter, though rich in hop flavor. The hop aroma could use more strength, but it’s a nice mix of herbs (sage, maybe), mint, pine and tangerine. Mouthfeel is light - felt a bit watery when cold. Good beer. I was pleasantly surprised.

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