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RATINGS: 157   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 133   EST. CALORIES: 345   ABV: 11.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
The cousin of Simtra, but brewed with only Centennial and Chinook hops. Need we say more?

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4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
el_guapo (28) - California, USA - SEP 30, 2013
On tap at the new facility in Auburn, Ca. Super piny blast. Did not notice the high abv, I think it was covered by the hops, but it did not taste hot at all. Bought a growler for good measure, love Knee Deep!


3.9
AWISLguy (3312) - Wisconsin, USA - AUG 13, 2017
650ml bottle from Total Wine in Paramus, NJ. Shared with PracticePlastic. Standard IPA pour without distinction. Aroma has citrus & pine, with some light roasty malts. Taste is of chewy resiny hops, citrus and pine. Dank with almost a yeasty presence. Very over dry-hopped, and strong. Dry. More than a medium body with some alcohol presence. Finishes fairly bitter over bittersweet. Old school NW hops thrown in by the bucketload. 14

5
Hop_Hedonist (643) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAY 20, 2017
Bottle - bloody lovely - a great high octane hop bomb - alcohol virtually invisible - far too easy to smash down (I’m thirsty).

3.6
Andrus86 (692) - Busselton, WA, AUSTRALIA - MAR 29, 2017
BOTTLE. Pours a clean light gold with minimal frothy head.. Big piney resiny hop nose.. Thick body, has some caramel malt but dominated by big resinous hops, solid bitter finish.. Sourced cape cellars

3.5
Dorwart (2609) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - JAN 7, 2017
Decent sized white head of fine bubbles with minimal carbonation. Light citrus hops aroma. Pineapple, dried grains, flowers. Color is a medium gold with very good clarity. Strong earthy hops slaps you in the face upon first sip. Light malt, dry cereal grains, parsley and dandelion greens and some lemon rind. Noticeable alcohol presence but I actually expected more due to the high abv. A bit hot and overly bitter but that can be expected for a triple IPA. Finishes lingering dry earthy/herbal hops. A pretty good big IPA.

4
obguthr (6651) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - DEC 26, 2016
Orange and grapefruit nose, fairly strong. Clear amber, medium yellow head, nice lace.. Triple Sec, grapefruit. Medium body, easy carbonation, alcohol barely detectable. Quite bitter, but not that noticeable unless you’re thinking about it. Actually the bitterness overpowers the flavor, making it more bitter for bitter’s sake. All in all, a flavorful, enjoyable, and quick way to get wicked hammered.

3.8
UDBeernut (2883) - Saint Johns, Florida, USA - DEC 18, 2016
split the bomber with a neighbor. pours amber, slight haze, off white head. lots of bitterness, pine, resin, grapefruit. medium body with a full blast of booze burn.

3.6
jonno (2911) - JAPAN - DEC 8, 2016
Solid big hoppy beer, well rounded, but at 11.5% there is too much trade off in enjoyment to ABV. Would make a great 8 per center I believe.

4
jinroh (2267) - ESTONIA - DEC 6, 2016
Darker golden, still very clear. Not much foam but still a decent amount of it. Aroma is really faint, surprisingly so, but is getting more rich when the beer warms. Just a bit of resins odor, sweet berry and banana. Taste does not let me down. Full on hop bitterness, but the balance is good. This beer is highly drinkable and does not feel heavy at all. Maybe dense but we’ll that’s normal for such a strong triple IPA. Superb.

3.9
KyotoLefty (10675) - Kyoto, JAPAN - NOV 29, 2016
Tap at Fujiyama. Malty, fruity nose, crazy peaches and citrus, biscuits. Oranges, nice sweetness, great fruit flavors all the way and not too sweet. Dangerous.

4
TimE (6118) - Tokyo, JAPAN - NOV 26, 2016
Light amber golden color. Brandy oranges tangerines with some cracker malt. Big hop assault light body, for 11.3% it drinks so easily. A bit yeasty. But superbly put together. Not overly bitter. Excellent. So fucking good


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