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Knee Deep Hopstar India Pale Ale (IPA)

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RATINGS: 25   MEAN: 3.62/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45   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!


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (11533) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcwattsrugger (11233) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAY 13, 2012
on tap @775 Gastropub Reno-pours an off white head and amber color. Aroma is light malt, grassy/citrus. taste follows.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Drake (9012) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
slowrunner77 (6114) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 4, 2014
"A big juicy explosion of citrusy hop goodness that lingers on the palate and in the nose after itís gone. The second beer tried from a very promising local upstart brewery (currently brewing at Tallac and other semi-local breweries while they get established and create demand). Based on this beer, that wonít take long. still good, but not AS good in production."

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
badlizard (5537) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
beerguy101 (5294) - Newark, California, USA - AUG 14, 2010
Tasted at the Bistroís 13th Annual IPA Fest 8/7/2010. This IPA pours a medium orange gold color from the tap. Medium to large sized white foamy head. The aroma is citrusy and fruity. A medium bodied IPA. The malts are fruity and sweet. The hops are citrusy. Nice balance. Medium to mild bitterness. Good carbonation. Itís a touch sweeter and less hoppy than most IPAs. Nice flavor, just not many hops. Mouthfeel is full. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sledutah (5104) - Utah, USA - FEB 2, 2012
22oz bottle (the same label design as pictured but it is a black label w/grey & green lettering and says Reno, Nevada. 8% abv) from Leeís discount liquors
Appearance: Pours clear amber with a huge foamy white head and lots of lacing
Aroma: Malts, caramel, pine and biscuity
Taste: Toasted malts, pine, bready with a bitter citrus (lemon) finish
A nice easy drinking IPA, well balanced.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jgb9348 (4859) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - MAR 7, 2012
Great, slightly hazy copper coloured body with a super thick, eight centimetre tall tan head - a bit too much carbonation in this one! Aroma of light grass, herbal notes, pine and a touch of pineapple - some malt as well. Medium-bodied; Metallic flavour at first with a herbal, earthy grassy malt and hop characteristic then showing some alcohol and bitterness at the end. Aftertaste shows more alcohol, malt and earth than the style usually has, and perhaps quite a bit less hops than usual as well - especially for a West Coast IPA. Overall, an interesting take (more earthy/malty) on an IPA, but not a great one considering the options on the West Coast. I sampled this 65 cL bottle purchased from BevMo in San Francisco (Geary Blvd), California on 14-January-2012 for US$6.99 sampled at home in Washington on 07-March-2012.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dwyerpg (4656) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JohnnyJ (4559) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 14, 2012
Draft. Clear amber pour, off white head. Bitter hops, grassy, sweet caramel malt, light citrus, and a bit metallic. I donít like it too much, rather sweet and abrasively bitter.


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