Don’t get mad, get a Mad Scientist!
If you’re having one of those days where nothing is going right and you feel like you really need a drink, don’t reach for the hard stuff. Grab one of these and you’ll be feeling better in no time. Just look for the mad scientist with the hop cone head. I recently had one of those days, and the Hoptologist came to my rescue. All is right in the world again. Thanks, Knee Deep Brewing Company!
Knee Deep Brewing Co.
Located in Northern California is an All-American town called Lincoln. I remember driving through Lincoln many times back in college on my way from Chico State to Lake Tahoe. It was a sleepy little train town that you might miss if you blink on your drive down highway 65. But over the year’s it’s grown and now Lincoln even has an award-winning brewery, Knee Deep Brewing Co. I had a chance to try the single hopped Citra Extra Pale Ale over the weekend. Continue reading
Knee Deep Brewing Company
A full-bodied India style Pale Ale, Knee Deep IPA is brewed with six malts and four hop varieties, delivering a smooth finish and mild bitterness, balanced with an intense piney and floral aroma.
7.5% ABV, 75 IBU
Remember the movie “Rock Star” a few years back starring Marky Mark (Mark Wahlberg to you kids)? Not a bad movie, but nothing I’d watch more than once either. I think HopStar is in the same class, and that’s unfortunate because I wanted it to be good with a name like that. It’s really not a bad beer, but for my tastes, it’s just not enough. I like beers to have at least one thing that stands out and makes me want to drink it again, but I didn’t find that here. Hops and malt were there, but not in abundance. I didn’t find a distinct hop note either; be it pine, citrus or floral. Maybe I set Hopstar up for failure by drinking a couple Ballast Point Sculpins earlier in the day while grilling dinner (salmon and veggies), but I don’t think so. Again, it’s not a bad beer, just not enough to pull me away from a good game to head to the man fridge (and that Eagles/Falcons game was good). Just like Marky Mark’s musical prowess, Hopstar didn’t leave me with good vibrations. Beer Soaked Scott says…