Hoptologist DIPA is a Double India Pale Ale from California’s Knee Deep Brewing Co. It pours a dark hazy copper color with a fluffy off-white head. It has a rich malty aroma with citrus hops, tropical fruit, grapefruit, bread, caramel, banana, pine, and musk. Not old man musk, more like attic or basement musk. The flavor profile is hoppy, malty, and dark fruits. I get pine, citrus, grass, resin, and bread as well. It has a nice balance between sweet and bitter. You won’t even notice the 9% alcohol content until it sneaks up on you. This is a very satisfying beer, but I wouldn’t recommend it if you’re not a fan of IPAs. It’s too intense for some palates. It’s not one of the essential IPAs to drink before you die, but it’s worth trying if you come across it.
Critically Rated at 13/17
Written, Rated, and Reviewed by Brendan H. Young