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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!


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jazz88 (2564) - 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.

3.7
   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 Lee’s 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
haddon90 (1493) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 25, 2012
Bottle. Pours a clear copper color with an OK lacing head. Deep, hoppy aroma. Some grapefruit in the background. Nice, wet, hoppy taste. Not too overpowering. Tight, tangy hit on the palate. Dry finish. Pretty decent iPA.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Aubrey (3453) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
baraciisch (2032) - California, USA - OCT 20, 2012
Golden orange in color... Aroma of citrus hops... Flavor is citrus and piney hops, light malts, fairly dry with decent bitter palate... Pretty solid ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
joeneugs (3498) - Livermore, California, USA - SEP 18, 2010
Tasted at the Bistro IPA festival. Just getting to entering the rating now. It pours orange with a thin white head. Very malt forward aroma with mostly toffee. Mildly earthy hops in the finish. Not bad.

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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hophead22 (2879) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - OCT 28, 2011
22oz bottle. Rating #11. The label doesn’t say hopstar, but the description and abv are the same as the ratebeer description, so I’m 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)

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
SDalkoholic (2179) - 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 don’t 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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
markwise (4546) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - MAR 29, 2012
Bomber graciously shared at the last Tampa crew tasting. Thanks to the kind soul who shared it. Pours a somewhat hazy yellow with a white head. Nose is light malt with big hops. Seriously. Mild caramel followed with big pine and light citrus. Flavor is similar- hop assault. West Coast-style IPA. Medium in body and overall pretty good.


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