Knuckle Sandwich - Bootlegger's Brewery
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Reviews by LBBeer:
4.85/5 rDev +12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
On Tap at The Factory Gastrobar in Long Beach, CA.
A--Deep Copper color, ivory head. Not much lacing.
S-Deep sweet malt note, combined with bright citrus, and a balanced floral note.
T-This is my favorite beer currently being brewed because there is a giant dose of sweet malt to go along with and absurdly good citrusy hop profile. I have gone head-to-head against Port's Mongo and Drake's Denogginizer, and found them to be poor substitutes.
M-When I take a drink of this beer, for a second it feels like a really well-built European ale, and then the hops catch up and its true awesomeness is asserted.
D--Honestly, I could use even a bit more malt, and a skosh of roastiness.
There is no better double IPA.
Serving type: on-tap
03-06-2011 04:19:14 | More by LBBeer
More User Reviews:
4.53/5 rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
Poured from the bottle into a spiegelau IPA glass.
Big thick and tall, creamy to foamy light tan head, billowing like a giant fist off the pour and quite uniform in bubbles. Body color is very dark and nearly brown but goes to deep bronze red and just can see through it. Edges provide lots of lighter red and orange color, but bleeds like blood. Just creeping, slow, and small rising carbonation. Great looking brew.
Real neat aroma. Dank hints, a sort of mix of juiced garlic roasted sweet onion notes and faint fruit somewhat indistinct senses, kind of tangerine citrus barely. Somewhat complimenting, but not getting in each others way too much. Goes to hop smoke aromas also which is real nice. This I think could be off putting for some but I am enjoying it nicely.
Palate is just... uh... WOW... this is so thick and juiced with coating sugars. Pure icing sugar like feel. Thick brown sugar malt sweetness and practically like drinking hop maple syrup and thick toffee caramel. Palate brings some more big fruit notes, but the caramel sweetness takes over in an impressive way. Finishes with dank qualities, and big almost cherry and raspberry fruit pie like finish. Mild bitterness, just a bit sugary.
Overall this is really impressive and different from nose to palate. REally not what I was expecting making it that more impressive. It is however, just a bit too sweet, and it takes over from the hop aroma and flavors just a little too much. But dang this is going to drink fast.
Serving type: bottle
06-10-2014 00:53:27 | More by smakawhat
Knuckle Sandwich from Bootlegger's Brewery
95 out of 100 based on 885 ratings.