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Knee Deep Brewing Co.

Knee Deep Brewing Co.
"Hoptologist" Double IPA

Category: Imperial IPA

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 9%
90 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional

Knee Deep Brewing Co.
"Hoptologist" Double IPA

Category: Imperial IPA

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 9%
Hazy amber color. Citrusy, green aromas and flavors of herb roasted root vegetables, spiced lemon custard, and white toffee with a chewy, crisp, finely carbonated, fruity medium-full body and a tingling, interesting, medium-long finish revealing accents of honey roasted corn and grain, watercress, and grass finish. A surprisingly crushable ’session’ IIPA.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Bold & Bitter, Hoppy & Smooth & Mild
Aroma Aroma: herb roasted root vegetables, spiced lemon custard, and white toffee
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with accents of honey roasted corn and grain, watercress, and grass
Bitterness Bitterness: Extreme
Enjoy Enjoy: on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Deep Dish Spinach Pizza, Grilled Beer-Cooked Sausages, Stilton
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A surprisingly crushable 'session' IIPA.

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.