Saturday, April 13, 2013

Knee Deep Brewing Company Batch No. 138 IPA

Hello beer lovers and welcome to another edition of the NorCal Beer Blog's brew review.

Tonight’s featured beer is Knee Deep Brewing Company Batch No. 138 IPA. On a search to find the best bottle shops in the East/South Bay I found one of the VERY close to where I work.  Cork 'n Bottle Liquors (here) in Fremont has a great selection of craft beer as well as a number of beers on tap.  Since I frequent a number of bottle shops I’m adding Cork ‘n Bottle to my list of craft beer destinations. I picked up tonight’s featured beer there.

From the Knee Deep Brewing Company website: “Knee Deep’s Batch 138 India Pale Ale is brewed with three types of C hops and Simcoe, which gives this West Coast IPA an aroma that resembles a cat that has peed in a pine tree.  Batch 138 finishes dry and crisp and is sure to leave you in hop euphoria.”
Let’s get started!
Appearance: Pours a clear copper color with an off-white head and sticky lacing.
Aroma: Citrus, tropical fruit, pine dominate the nose with a slight caramel malt scent in the back.
Taste: Pine and citrus hops are prominent followed by tropical fruit and herbal hops then balanced well with caramel malt.
Overall: Well-crafted and hopped to perfection, Knee Deep Brewing Company Batch No. 138 IPA is yet another fantastic IPA from Knee Deep Brewing Company.  At 7.5% ABV a bomber was perfect for weeknight drinking.  Certainly worth picking up if you see it.


Mark Harvey
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