Knuckle Sandwich - Bootlegger's Brewery
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4.4/5 rDev +2.3%
Grab a bottle every time I see it available! Poured from a 22oz bottle into a Lost Abbey teku.
A: Deep amber, almost ruby hue topped by a light tan head. Even after having this beer multiple times it is still slightly off putting seeing an ipa this dark. Despite its non-conformity still a good looking beer.
S: Massive, resinous hops up front. Mango, orange, and pineapple followed by sweet caramel malt.
T: Sweet tropical fruits and bitter pine followed by rich caramel sweetness. The malt character really accentuates the tropical aspect as the sweetness couples with the hops nicely. Bitter finish with a hint of warming alcohol.
M: Medium bodied for your average beer, but viscous for an ipa. Average carbonation.
O: This was the first DIPA I ever truly loved a few years ago,and it's easy to see why. While this amount of malt character in an ipa is now usually a detriment to a beer IMO, Bootleggers does a fantastic job of pairing a hefty malt sweetness with aggressive hop character in this one. The result is a beer that is far from the standard dry DIPAs with little to no malt character, but still an exceptionally balanced and well crafted brew. Love it!
03-30-2014 01:51:43 | More by More_betterness
Knuckle Sandwich from Bootlegger's Brewery
95 out of 100 based on 897 ratings.