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Knee Deep Brewing Co.

Knee Deep Brewing Co.
"Lupulin River" Double IPA

Category: Imperial IPA

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 8%
95 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional

Knee Deep Brewing Co.
"Lupulin River" Double IPA

Category: Imperial IPA

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 8%
Bright old gold color. Curious, savory aromas and flavors of roasted mango and root vegetables, radicchio, spiced nuts, and pinecone with a supple, vibrant, finely carbonated, fruity medium-to-full body and a warming, involved, very long finish with notes of coconut cream, herb-pepper muffin, and sweet potato and plantain finish. A superbly smooth and elegant balanced DIPA with shocking crushability.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Bold & Bitter, Hoppy, Malty & Rich & Heavy
Aroma Aroma: roasted mango and root vegetables, radicchio, spiced nuts, and pinecone
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of coconut cream, herb-pepper muffin, and sweet potato and plantain
Bitterness Bitterness: Extreme
Enjoy Enjoy: on its own
Recipes Pairing: Tacos, Ribs, Stilton
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A superbly smooth and elegant balanced DIPA with shocking crushability.

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.