StefanSD (2183) - Lakeside, California, USA - FEB 17, 2012
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
650 ml bottle from bev4less. Pours a translucent light copper color with a small white head that slowly recedes to a film. The aroma is big and bold with oranges, clementines and grapefruit. The flavor is not nearly as citrusy as the nose would suggest, there is a good dose of pine in the forefront, with moderate oranges and grapefruit filling in the back end. The malt base was unremarkable from a flavor standpoint. Palate is full and silky with lively carbonation. Finishes long and dry with lingering bitter grapefruit and pine. Overall: The nose is first-rate, but the piney aspect of the flavor did not really grab me. The bitterness comes across as a bit harsh, that aside its a nice little DIPA.
BOSSbrewer (1932) - Arkansas, USA - NOV 21, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Had on tap at Stone Liberty Station in San Diego. Pours a light golden with a thin white head. Aroma is grapefruit. Really nice beer. Malty. Slight cardboard on the finish.
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Tonkun (899) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 20, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap. Clear orange candy pour with a lancing of white head. Candy, pine, grapefruit, citrus, and candied orange peel. Full body. Sweet bitter finish. Nice
BrewBoxer (2089) - New York, New York, USA - NOV 4, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Tan colored easy drinking color with a hoppy nice dtinkabilityb. Abv is kind of hidden. Very well balanced. Nice beer
tania_nexust (223) - Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 1, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle frm Kris Wines (London). Rich resiny hop aroma. Lots of piney bitterness with some sharpish unripe mango & citrus tones in there. Good malty weight without being too sweet or heavy. Really nice and hits the spot if you need a hoppy boost.
unitypunk (3) - California, USA - OCT 26, 2014 does not count
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Hoptologist is a delicious orange good with a light white head, poured in a goblet. this double ipa is a real treat. Has won awards and put the brewery on the national beer map!
ADfan (594) - Orange County, California, USA - OCT 13, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from bottle it has a golden amber color with a medium head. Aroma of pine and grass with some grapefruit. Taste has bitterness up front with lots of hops. Some citrus kicks in along with some grass. Good finish.
lightbias (142) - USA - OCT 3, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Frothy white foam covers the surface of this brassy, amber brew, but stops none of the amazing aroma drifting upwards from the liquid. The Citra is prominent here and you all know how much I love my Citra! The heavy pine and grassy citrus is laden with sweet malt, the medium body coating my tongue with sticky, resin tastiness. The experience is a little on the boozy side, but sometimes, that’s exactly what you want!
Once again I am enamored with a Knee Deep presentation and am one step closer to being completely in love with this brewery. The finish is long, dry and fits snugly under the back of my tongue, coaxing the flavors forward and luring me back to the glass over and over again.
slowrunner77 (6019) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 26, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
"another winning hoppy brew from the boys at Knee Deep. While playing with Hopstar pre-production, there were versions approaching this. chewy, sticky hops, sweet malt, with a really cool buttery flavor and aroma in addition to intense citrus and pine. very nice IIPA while watching the G-men dismantle the Falcons :) 2/17-wow, REALLY short shelf life. that sucks..."
IrishBoy (3869) - Bakersfield, California, USA - SEP 23, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at Kern River courtesy of Jeremy. Nose is citrus, pine, and mango. Nice and hoppy. Flavor is lightly bitter with a bunch of tropical fruits. Yellow with a small offwhite head.
vtafro (3697) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - SEP 14, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Golden pour with white head. Super citrus, pine and herbal hop aromas. Citrus and pine hop flavors. Hard to see this much alcohol with any bite.