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…