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Knuckle Sandwich - Bootlegger's Brewery

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908 Ratings
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Ratings: 908
Reviews: 233
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 10.7%
Wants: 453
Gots: 94 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Bootlegger's Brewery visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: jerz on 12-14-2009)
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4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

BBrewington, Mar 22, 2013
Photo of rawfish
4.08/5  rDev -5.1%

Pours a dark rusty hue, clear with a large fluffy off white head. Moderate clumps of lacing and good retention.

Huge floral aroma, spicy, grapefruit and pine resin. Very punchy with slight caramel sweetness and butterscotch syrup.

Solid malt undertones of caramel and and bread integrates well with a spicy and herbal hop flavor. Pine, sweet onion and spicy tobacco, no citrus at all in the hops. Alcohol is very prevalent and lingers along with a steady earthy bitterness.

Medium bodied, hefty alcohol on the palate, really punchy. Dries decently.

Probably one of few IPAs I've had with no citrus flavor in the hop profile , the malt is really interesting building a varied spice note, more like a really hop forward double red ale. Great nose, heavy hitter on the alcohol. Grungy and rugged DIPA.

rawfish, Mar 21, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

mvdillman, Mar 20, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

Drtfinelli, Mar 19, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

brycevolk, Mar 18, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

Valleyview06, Mar 18, 2013
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4.66/5  rDev +8.4%

Poured from bomber (2012) into dimple mug glass. This beer pours dark amber orange with a nice off-white pillow-y head. The nose was very nice where I picked up tons of cirtrusy notes – grape fruit, sweet malts. The taste was extremely smooth, massive grapefruit and a two punch malt-hop character. There was a nice hoppy and piney flavor to it as well. The high ABV was dangerously masked. Sweet malt backbone to balance the grapefruit and hop bitterness.This is a beer I would love to have any time!

CuriousMonk, Mar 18, 2013
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4/5  rDev -7%

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4/5  rDev -7%

Obsidian, Mar 15, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

surfotog, Mar 14, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

mixed_master7, Mar 14, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

Jessenimmo, Mar 09, 2013
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4/5  rDev -7%

skunk242, Mar 09, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

zestar, Mar 09, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

iparaez, Mar 08, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

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1/5  rDev -76.7%

EliSpitzner, Mar 07, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

scottiethebody, Mar 07, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

yoitsarch, Mar 04, 2013
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4/5  rDev -7%

TurdFurgison, Mar 03, 2013
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4.43/5  rDev +3%

a beautiful clean amber pour with 2 fingers of detergent-like white head, great retention, nice amount of lacing. smells of piney hops, caramel, spicy herbal notes - basically, a very nice smelling hop bomb :)
one sip and i'm sold! i get a taste of what seems like warrior (spicy garlic/herbs), simcoe (tangy/cat pee-like haha), cascade (pine, grapefruit, floral).. the malt profile is there behind all of the hops, and is a nice sweet malty caramel-like flavor.

a medium body, modestly carbonated beer, has a nice heavy chest warmth to it, but is so tasty you overlook the heaviness and plunge right in. in no way is this a "well-balanced" dipa, but i like to look at it two ways, well balanced with hops and malt, and then well balanced hop profile, which this one would fall into in my vision (or taste, rather). the mix of different hops throw your palate in a frenzy, but it evens out in the end and you are left with a delicious mix of grapefruit, piney, spicy flavors in your mouth. it's hard to figure out which hops work well with each other, and sometimes just throwing in your heavy hitters in high quantity works perfectly.

facundoCNB, Mar 02, 2013
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5/5  rDev +16.3%

imyourhero21, Feb 28, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

nkeckhar, Feb 27, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

Therisse, Feb 26, 2013
Knuckle Sandwich from Bootlegger's Brewery
95 out of 100 based on 908 ratings.