Knuckle Sandwich - Bootlegger's Brewery
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4.59/5 rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
22oz bottle from j47paco (thanks!). No dicernable bottling info. Served in a Terrapin snifter.
Pours a deep but transparent russet amber with a finger and a half of manilla head. A thin film of tiny bubbles remains as well as a halo that leaves some nice lacing.
Smells of sweet juicy fruits. Mandarin, mango and slight pineapple with some noticeable caramel malt hues. Good stuff for sure.
Taste delivers on the nose. Quite fruity and bittersweet. Mandarin/ tangerine, orange zest, mango/ papaya, subtle pineapple, grapefruit, mild pine, sweet caramel malts, biscuit and a nice little booze kick. Great malt sweetness that reinforces the bitter, juicy hops. Absolutely delicious.
Oily, slick and coating, this has a medium full feel with moderate carbonation. Juicy, bitter hops and sweet malts linger in the finish.
A DIPA that's right up my alley. I'm quite fond of the juicy, tropical, citrusy West coast style hops with a bold malt sweetness that can't be ignored. With no bottling date I can't be sure but the hop aromas/ flavors are bright enough that my guess is this is pretty fresh and I can see how freshness would have a huge impact on someone's perception of this. Either way, I truly enjoyed the bottle I was given and would happliy drink it again anytime.
Serving type: bottle
03-12-2014 04:40:02 | More by ThickNStout
4.28/5 rDev -0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Served out of a bomber in a tulip glass
A - dark amber, reminiscent of fat tire or dog fish head, frothy head that settles quickly with nice lacing
S - dried apricot and vanilla on the front, carmel on the back
T - Smell carries through, enhanced with minimal citrus body
M - Smooth, malty, minor carbonation, slight alcohol on the finish
O - The 10% is well hidden, and like a playground bully, sneaks up to sock you in the face. High quality in the spirit of DFH 90 minute.
Serving type: bottle
03-09-2014 17:12:15 | More by lazydayspoiler
Knuckle Sandwich from Bootlegger's Brewery
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