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Knee Deep Hopstar India Pale Ale (IPA)

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RATINGS: 24   MEAN: 3.62/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 228   ABV: 7.6%
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This is one amazing IPA made with six different malt and four different hops including Amarillo and Simcoe. A must try. You will not be disappointed!


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
SDalkoholic (2124) - Linda Vista, California, USA - JAN 5, 2012
Bottle from South Bay Liquor: Created a firm layer of head on top which eventually flat lined and formed a few patches of foam while the liquid was a deep honey gold. The aroma is thick with the scent of hop pellets and pine, but a smell of sweet bread like malt lurks in the background. I have to say I donít particularly care for the aroma of this IPA and find it to be unbalanced. The same can be said about the flavor with a heavy taste of hop pellets while sweet malts take on a bigger roll, but the drink still comes across as amateur and having a home brew recipe feel to it. This is just more tame version of their Hoptologist recipe except the alcohol is more apparent in this one almost to the point it burns.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Drake (8030) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - NOV 27, 2011
Bottle shared at the 6th annual Richmond Industry Gathering, 11/27/11. Pours a clear amber color with a medium frothy tan head. Decent head retention. Aroma of big resiny hops with citrus notes and pale malts. The taste is bitter citrus, resin hops and pale malts. Medium-full bodied.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jazz88 (2542) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 28, 2011
Bottle. Yellow color with a white head. A malty hop filled aroma with a simple and straightforward flavor and finish. A solid single for an IPA and well worth drinking.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hophead22 (2880) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - OCT 28, 2011
22oz bottle. Rating #11. The label doesnít say hopstar, but the description and abv are the same as the ratebeer description, so Iím going with it. Dark amber/orange pour with a dusty white head, the beer is very clear as well. Light pine with a good amount of citrus and a bit of sweet tropical fruit, pretty nice. Nice bit of bitterness upfront that was followed by some tropical sweetness and then a pretty big bitter aftertaste. Good stuff. (1970)

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
keepersj12 (2630) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - AUG 20, 2011
This is my first from this brewery hand delivered from my daughter. Pours an amber with a small creamy head. The aroma is mostly pine and citrus with a little bit of caramel and bread. The flavor has a bit of sweetness up front but is dominated by the hops. A nice balance with a very crisp dry finish. Iíll be looking forward to my next one.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Aubrey (3430) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - JUL 11, 2011
Bottle purchased in Las Vegas. Tasty IPA. Rusty hue with a nice head. Malts were nutty and wholesome with a balanced amount of sweetness (light caramel and sweet bread dough). Hops were floral, grassy and somewhat pine-like. Balanced bitterness. Pleasant and enjoyable IPA.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
badlizard (5539) - Berkeley, California, USA - APR 23, 2011
Clear orange with a creamy white head. Sweet caramel honey and hops up front in the aroma and taste with a cereal grain bitterness on the back end.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
prettyham (27) - California, USA - APR 21, 2011
Great hop flavor and aroma. Bitterness is very balanced. Nice white head that laces the glass well. One of my favorites. Does not kill my palate like most IPAís

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (10702) - Woodland, California, USA - APR 10, 2011
Bomber from Taylorís Market in Sacramento. Label has 8% ABV. Pours a beautiful copper with a creamy beige head. This is one hoppy aroma. Starts floral/citrus then pow, itís pine. Med+ body. Itís really fresh tasting. I swear a bit of pineapple went by. Floral/fruit/pine and a lightly roast malt backbone. Finishes bitter fer sure. Really good stuff.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dwyerpg (4486) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAR 19, 2011
Had at Brewís best. I believe it was this version. This smells as great as the Ryedenitity Crisis smelled bad. This is actually great. Lots of hops, very tasty, a great balance of fresh floral hops, citrus and bitterness. Hard to believe how the two beers at the festival were so far apart in the tastiness spectrum.


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