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Knuckle Sandwich - Bootlegger's Brewery

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world-class

884 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 884
Reviews: 232
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 10.7%
Wants: 448
Gots: 87 | 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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scottfrie

California

4.55/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

22oz bottle into tulip.

A: Pours a deep golden amber with a thick and greasy tan head that faded into an oily collar that left strings of thick lace down the glass.
S: Super fresh a potent scent of citrus medley coupled with tropical fruit nectars, flower gardens and perfume. Tropical fruits are sweet and mix well with an onslaught of grapefruit, orange zest, sweet ripe tangerines and clementines. Flowery perfume pokes through the mix as well.
T: Bitter yet smooth notes of grapefruit pith, tangerine juice, orange rind, and sweet passion fruit, mango and papaya. Notes of flowers and sweet fruit nectars bring up the finish, and the aftertaste is tingly and sweet with a slight note or two of the base malt. Sweet tropical fruits linger long after the swallow.
M: Thick and heavy mouthfeel, syrupy but not overly oily, greasy, or sweet. Carbonation is tingly and smooth, with a chewy body and extremely well hidden alcohol.
O: Impressive nose, impressive tastes, very impressive mouthfeel. Drinks like a beer half the ABV. More than just a citrus bomb in taste, there is plenty of other hop profiles layered in the flavors. Nose is phenomenal, I definitely enjoyed this one.

Serving type: bottle

02-15-2014 04:05:32 | More by scottfrie
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Jpohling


3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

02-13-2014 00:53:25 | More by Jpohling
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analogchainsaw

California

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

02-12-2014 20:29:34 | More by analogchainsaw
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thampel09

New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

02-12-2014 16:37:29 | More by thampel09
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EchoParker

California

3.68/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

It's hard for me to give this beer a true ranking and review as it's been so inconsistent. It used to be something I really sought out but it seems to be less and less delicious every time I try it. I thought it was just me but the other night I ordered one and commented that it was better than last time but still not what it once was. The bartender shrugged and said, "tell me about it. I hear that every time we get a keg."
Its a good beer even a very good beer but it was once a great beer.

I have very strong recollections of the searing hop aromas and flavors that dominate my nose and mouth from the time I lift the glass until a minute after I gulp. The resinous pine and tropical notes are still there but just not a pronounced as I vividly recall.

Carbonation and mouthfeel are still really good.

I'll keep drinking it and hope that this latest upswing is a sign of things to come from my boys at Bootleggers.

Serving type: on-tap

02-11-2014 05:37:38 | More by EchoParker
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R_J_FearNoBeer

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

02-11-2014 02:59:18 | More by R_J_FearNoBeer
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Eric15

Alabama

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

02-10-2014 03:42:18 | More by Eric15
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TomStottman

California

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

02-10-2014 03:37:04 | More by TomStottman
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champs86

California

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

02-08-2014 05:37:41 | More by champs86
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mythaeus

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

02-05-2014 13:48:27 | More by mythaeus
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I_BYE_MI_BEER

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

02-04-2014 01:45:19 | More by I_BYE_MI_BEER
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T_Hass

California

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

02-03-2014 16:49:04 | More by T_Hass
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lakeylake

California

3.25/5  rDev -24.4%

02-03-2014 05:20:05 | More by lakeylake
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RaulMondesi

California

4.03/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Um, I'm not really sure what Bootleggers is trying to go with here. Very copper and East Coast in color like a R Kelly remix; still, the aroma is lush with West Coast tropical fruits like R Kelly walked out of the closet and made a smoothie. It's slightly sticky (which Raul likes) buts it's a bit sugary like a factory made dessert at your local elementary school.

I don't know... it's perplexing. I like it, but like a David Lynch film, jump in and get ready for a varied result.

Serving type: bottle

02-03-2014 04:11:31 | More by RaulMondesi
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1424IpA

California

4/5  rDev -7%

01-30-2014 00:54:49 | More by 1424IpA
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HipHopsHooray

California

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

01-28-2014 22:47:26 | More by HipHopsHooray
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hbchrisg

California

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

01-28-2014 04:29:51 | More by hbchrisg
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C2H5

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

01-28-2014 03:10:19 | More by C2H5
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Moheban

California

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

01-27-2014 02:41:57 | More by Moheban
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trevordglenn

California

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

01-26-2014 06:17:20 | More by trevordglenn
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williamjbauer

West Virginia

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

01-26-2014 00:12:57 | More by williamjbauer
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nealbert

California

4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

01-23-2014 19:31:40 | More by nealbert
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SoCalSuds

California

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

01-23-2014 14:39:49 | More by SoCalSuds
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ricecracker420

California

4/5  rDev -7%

01-23-2014 02:09:16 | More by ricecracker420
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hopazoid

Minnesota

4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

01-20-2014 02:54:51 | More by hopazoid
Knuckle Sandwich from Bootlegger's Brewery
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