Thorpe429 (5012) - , Illinois, USA - JUL 24, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Light copper color. Nose has some tropical fruit and citrus. Heavy hops. Some heat. Quite hot. Heavy bitterness.
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - JUL 23, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
6/5/12 bottle at azwine.
clear amber and rather thin looking for 10%.
a+f= armpit, pine, tons of spice, pale caramel-y malt and loads of citrus/gf.dry, earthy and tannic keep it quite drinkable...also, the alcohol makes no presence.
adrosson (148) - California, USA - JUL 22, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice ipa. A lot of tropical fruit. Guava and mango. Some pine and a bit of honey.
Bottle from whole foods.
gorditoabd (624) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 14, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Rating #49 for this beer... Yeah!!! 49! Oops, wrong number. Anyway, bomber from Bev4less. Upon opening the bottle the malt and hop assault was under way on my nose. Pours a surprisingly clear amber, considering the aromas initially were more of a barley wine. Minimal foam. Once in the glass, the aroma is strongly of bitter malt and used socks. Not a strong opening. Taste is bitingly bitter up front, almost smoky, but not quite, again,something like VERY used socks comes to mind, or bitey cheese. The rest is a decent balance of hops and malt body, with an edge toward sweet booziness and HOT tendencies not atypical of the style. Finish is clean enough, all things considered, but this is not as high-quality as I wanted it to be.
prettyham (27) - California, USA - JUL 12, 2012
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Bottle from Nugget. Excellent double IPA. Burts with citrus, fruity hops. Bitter, but doesnt linger. I will be searching this out.
Anova167 (286) - Manhattan Beach, California, USA - JUL 6, 2012
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Crystal clear orangey pour white head that quickly dissipates with a touch of lacing.
Aroma is absolutely massive hops. Mostly tropical guava kiwi peach. I have a bags of citra and simcor hops around and you can barely tell the difference in aroma.
Flavor is quite interesting. Much sweeter than expected initially with a touch of alcohol heat. The hop flavor and bitterness builds on the palate. The flavor seems heavy on the citra notes. A bit of pineapple as well. A little extra alcoholic heat at the end, maybe a bit much. A little sweetness lingers to balance it. Really nice.
BOLTZ7555 (2799) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUL 6, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Wasn’t expecting to love this but it did have Triple IPA on the label and clocked in at 10%. Seemed like my kind of beer! Wasn’t disappointed. Glowing 14 karat pour with dancing slivers of platinum, brass, and copper finding their way into the glass. Nice layer of foam floats above. Loads of grapefruit, tangerine pith, orange peel, lemon zest and evergreen. The bright citrus is explosive and there is just enough subtle honey to balance. Get some alcohol but not at all distracting. Delicious!
Ibrew2or3 (6888) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JUL 5, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bomber pours clear copper with tan head. The aroma has a good load of bitter hops that are vaguely spicy, pine and earthy citrus with a light background of biscuit malts. The taste is pleasingly hoppy with both flavor and bitter hops creating a sweet orange hard candy sensation along side of resiny pine bitterness. To midway the bitterness really ramps up and into the finish it gives way to hints of biscuit malts and caramel malts. Nice full hoppy rich brew.
timfoolery (1124) - California, USA - JUL 3, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from DBS. Aroma and flavor of fresh, citrus and floral hops. Not often does an IPA catch my good side. This one was absolutely excellent with a solid malt backbone, not the likes of which detracted from the hops. Like DYC, I have to liken this one to Pliny. Honestly, it's heartier and will last much longer than Pliny the Elder or Younger. I still give a nod to the Younger, but not by much. This beer puts Knee Deep on the map and is indeed world-class.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Matts_Property (831) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 3, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Pours clear golden amber, with virtually no head. Aroma of tropical fruits, pineapple, mango, resin, make me picture tree sap. Flavour is the same, but more bitter than the nose suggests. The ABV is well hidden in this balanced, full bodied 3IPA. Oily yet silky mouth feel, dry finish. Hits the spot quite nicely! Yum!