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Knuckle Sandwich - Bootlegger's Brewery

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934 Ratings
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Ratings: 934
Reviews: 237
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 10.7%
Wants: 455
Gots: 102 | 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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3.25/5  rDev -24.4%

pisano, Apr 14, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

Hugonaut13, Jan 25, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

MNBeerGeek, Sep 14, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

Jas45678, Sep 30, 2014
Photo of thereal_adam
5/5  rDev +16.3%

thereal_adam, Aug 07, 2014
Photo of PicoPapa
4.26/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Big thanks to Orthodoxkardia for this one.

22oz bottle. Pours a reddish brown color with a half inch of head. Quite the interesting color for an IPA. Lots of lacing. The aroma is lots of tropical fruits. Mango, guava, pineapple and sweet grapefruit. The taste is much like the aroma. Juicy tropical fruits with some piney hops. Some caramel malts as well. Pineapple and warming alcohol at the finish. Creamy, heavy mouthfeel. Pretty bitter Imperial with lots of tropical fruit flavor. The 10% ABV is very present but it still drinks easily. Overall, oustanding Imperial IPA I hope to have again.

PicoPapa, Feb 18, 2014
Photo of Soneast
4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

Soneast, Sep 30, 2012
Photo of Vonerichs
3.68/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Deep copper color with a huge fluffy white head. Great lacing.

Floral, pine, and earthy hop nose with a strong sweet malt presence.

It's too heavy on the sweet malt for my liking. It's bitter, but astringent.

Mouthfeel is heavy and good carbonation.

This was just ok to me. It's really heavy and not so crisp and clean like I normally like my IPAs.

Vonerichs, Oct 30, 2012
Photo of rawfish
4.08/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

starrdogg, Nov 15, 2011
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5/5  rDev +16.3%

thebouch01, Nov 15, 2011
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

vinny21bal, Nov 29, 2013
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5/5  rDev +16.3%

CEDAMA, Feb 18, 2012
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4/5  rDev -7%

Lucnifter, Jul 07, 2013
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5/5  rDev +16.3%

Drucifer, Mar 06, 2014
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4/5  rDev -7%

robwestcott, Apr 04, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

MastaShonuf, Mar 09, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

FrankHammer, Jul 24, 2014
Photo of Treebs
4/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Shared at the UFC tasting, small pour into my Deschutes snifter. I don't remember who brought this, but thanks!

A: Pours a hazy amber with a thin white head that recedes to a film ring.

S: Nice pine and some resin with a lingering fruity ester over a nice solid light caramel malt.

T: Slight sweet fruit with a nice resin-like quality with a very subtle pine in the background. Again the malty backbone is integrated nicely.

M: Medium bodied with a nice malty flavor that lingers with some bitterness. Nicely carbonated as well.

O: Not my favorite DIPA, but it was definitely a want for me and I'm glad I got to try it.

Treebs, Oct 09, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

scott2269, Nov 11, 2012
Photo of BarrytheBear
4.38/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Fresh bomber thanks to Ryan and split with milwaukeeclassic while he dictates from the website Things Republicans Hate. Teaser: yoga and NPR.

Burgundy with a consistent quarter inch head and minimal bubbleage

Once opened and even prior to being poured, this beer can be detected from across the room. As odd as it may sound, predominant scents include fresh sliced pineapple and hot oven baked pie. Really it's quite appealing.

Tastes like it smells. Caramel sweet pie, pineapple, whipped cream, and crust. Drinks like a dessert. Minimal heat on the back end is very welcome considering the 10% tag. Certainly not a hop bomb, but all the elements of a solid DIPA are here.

Smooth and viscous; an enjoyable treat.

Much appreciated Ryan...thanks again for the opportunity.

BarrytheBear, Sep 18, 2010
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

TonyTalon, Oct 10, 2012
Photo of match1112
4.1/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

big thanks to pelican5 for this want!

a: looks like liquid brown sugar. nice two finger tall sand colored head stays till the end.

s: lots of big tropical and citrus fruits. some sugar residue and caramel malts.

t: a big citrus punch to the tastebuds. caramel notes and sugar.

m: sticky sweet, slight bitterness, good carbonation. finishes quick.

o: my biggest knock on this is the burnt sugar rediduals on the taste and mouthfeel. other than that this is fantastic!

match1112, Dec 15, 2012
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2/5  rDev -53.5%

phishbone23, Jan 22, 2013
Photo of vande
4.85/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

I really only want to say is, BUY IT! If you can find it and you like IPAs, DIPAs, hops.. You will love this beer!

A strong golden rod pour leaving very little lacy on the glass after sitting a minute too.. The nose and moth ~ both strong, well balanced hops flowing here...An excellent pairing the the first burgers on the grill today... Mouthfeel - smooth and too easy to drink.

If/when I get a chance to snag more..I'm sure I will!!

vande, Apr 02, 2011
Knuckle Sandwich from Bootlegger's Brewery
95 out of 100 based on 934 ratings.