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Knee Deep Hopstar Double IPA (2011)

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Serve in Shaker, Snifter

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RATINGS: 13   MEAN: 3.52/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 75   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thetmaxx (732) - West Sacramento, California, USA - MAY 24, 2011
Poured into a shaker glass. Colour is very nice, and very clear. Thin white head, with thin lacing on the glass. Flavour is not too bitter, and very clean. Overall a decent IPA that is worth giving a shot.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
hopsandvines (60) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - DEC 12, 2011
Pours amber with a lasting white head. Aroma is dank, herbal and chewy w/ high alpha hops apparent. Flavor is decidedly hop/bitter forward but with solid malt to back it up. Finish lingers into clinging bitterness that sticks around for a while. Tastes like good IPA homebrew. Overall this beer is more of a Imperial American Amber Ale, but still has the hops of a DIPA, the fault I find is the hops are a bit rough and unrefined, malt bill is too dark with too much crystal and specialty malts. Otherwise a well crafted IPA. Thanks to Sean in the Bay Area for the kick down!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bb (6715) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
popery (1349) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (10696) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BlackEyePA (559) - USA - DEC 31, 2012
smells malty and toasted grains with floral hop. looks cookery brown with huge pillowy head. tastes like malty grain cracker toasted toffey and earthy hops. palate is covered in hops and malt. overall nice and hearty and great mouthful .

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
swoopjones (5603) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Niko100 (1923) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
joeneugs (3106) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
marcus (6318) - 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.


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