Knuckle Sandwich - Bootlegger's Brewery
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Reviews by flannelman808:
4.15/5 rDev -3.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
A: I must say at first pour a pungent piney hop note releases from a foot away... Also. It looks quite good. Semi opaque yellow/amber/rose with a nicely formed and well retained pale tan head. Good lacing as well.
S: mango tang and a funky sour seaweed/tea leaf, meet up with a mild recently fallen brown pine needle.
T: Balanced, rich, and dry finishing aka: The things great DIPA's are made of. Individual hop flavors are sort of smeared together creating a somewhat muddled yet long finishing expression.
M: High carbonation and good hopping leads to rich but drying.
O: very complex and while I don't love this stuff to death it has a number of things going well for it. keep it up guys and dial that motha in.
Serving type: bottle
12-21-2011 09:36:24 | More by flannelman808
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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 886 ratings.