Style: American Imperial IPA
ABV: 10.0 IBU: 90
Knee Deep Brewing Company No Seeds, No Stems
What the brewers say
What our panel thought
Aroma: “Bright blend of citrus (orange, tangerine, lemon) and pine over a slight malt sweetness. Very appealing earthy and woody, lightly dank or cellar character. Nutty aroma—walnuts or filberts.”
Flavor: “There’s plenty of malt sweetness in this beer to balance the intense hoppy character. Bitterness and hops flavor shine through with citrus and pine as in the aroma. Clean otherwise and distubingly drinkable for the ABV. Slight bready character from the malt provides some sweetness. Really dry finish without a lot of hops presence with the exception of a citrus note.”
Overall: “A balanced and drinkable 10ish percent beer with too many hops for anyone reasonable. Gimme, gimme, gimme. The restrained aspect of this beer is really interesting. Love that take on the style.”
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