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Knee Deep Brewing Co.

Knee Deep Brewing Co.
"Hop-Trio" Triple IPA

Category: Imperial IPA

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 11.1%
96 Points
Platinum Medal
Superlative

Knee Deep Brewing Co.
"Hop-Trio" Triple IPA

Category: Imperial IPA

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 11.1%
Golden amber color. Citrusy, herbal aromas and flavors of lemon pepper, mango yogurt, raisin bread pudding, and fresh herbs with a chewy, tangy, finely carbonated, fruity medium-full body and a tingling, complex, very long finish with nuances of honeyed grilled pineapple, spiced tangerines, arugula, and mixed peppercorn finish. A rich, superbly fruity, complex, and balanced triple IPA.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Bold & Bitter, Hoppy, Rich & Heavy & Smooth & Mild
Aroma Aroma: lemon pepper, mango yogurt, raisin bread pudding, and fresh herbs
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with nuances of honeyed grilled pineapple, spiced tangerines, arugula, and mixed peppercorn
Bitterness Bitterness: Extreme
Enjoy Enjoy: on its own
Recipes Pairing: Tacos, Ribs, Stilton
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A rich, superbly fruity, complex, and balanced triple IPA.

The Producer

Knee Deep Brewing Co.

The Producer
13395 New Airport Rd, Suite H
Auburn, CA 95602
USA
1 530-797-4677

Imperial IPA

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Serve in a Snifter
Imperial IPAs, or double IPAs, are deep gold to deep amber in color and range in alcohol from 7.5-10%. These beers are medium-to-full bodied and are distinguished by prominent American hop aromas, flavors and an abrasive, lingering hop bitterness. These intense hop characteristics should be balanced by a rich malt backbone. Depending on the varieties of hops used, a wide range of flavors including tart citrus peel, pepper and earthy, pine-like flavors and aromas may be encountered. These ales represent a challenge to brewers in terms of balance and drinkability, and have exploded in popularity in recent years with many craft breweries producing a version of the style. Noteworthy examples of this style include: Moylan’s Hop Craic XXXXIPA, Rouge IP2A Imperial India Pale Ale, Stone Ruination IPA and The Alchemist Heady Topper.