A cold, crisp sunny Saturday out here on the West Coast. Retreated to the Pinhead Studios for some Pinball and an IPA. This afternoon, I've cracked open a Knee Deep Brewing company Breaking Bud American IPA.
This one pours a nice dark yellow and has a wonderful 2 to 3 finger head. The odors wafting from the glass are wondrous. Now, I have had a Knee Deep offering before and was less than impressed, but recently, while Christmas shopping, I landed at my favorite Sushi Bar and the waiter convinced me to try the Breaking Bud. Boy, am I glad he did! Had two that evening and then bought a whole lot of unnecessary gifts..... (just kidding - I actually picked up a turntable for my oldest daughter - she is gonna love it- Keep the Vinyl Spirit Alive!).
So, I 'm hoping that the bottled product tastes as good as the draft. On the tongue, you get a crispness that is wonderful and the tropical notes that the mosaic hop imparts. Now, the draft version finished much smoother, while the bottle has a bit of a bite to it. It is still head and shoulders above the majority of the IPAs out there and I think a few locals agree as I had to visit three stores to find some. Yes the beer was sold out at the other 2 locations - an empty row in the cooler.....
Rate Beer -----> 98 points!
Knee Deep website -----> Old School Meets new School