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Knuckle Sandwich - Bootlegger's Brewery

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

906 Ratings
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Ratings: 906
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%

CaptainPancakes, Dec 29, 2013
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4/5  rDev -7%

Zonian1, Dec 28, 2013
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3.45/5  rDev -19.8%

On tap at the source.

Appearance: Pours a slightly hazy caramel color. About 1/2" of off white head forms on the pour, which has good retention decent lacing. Pretty good looking IPA all in all.

Smell: A definitive caramel malt backbone is apparent, which is a good thing because of the heavy dose of citrus that follows. Not getting a whole lot else aside from that, but there is more than enough flavor packed in with just those two scents to make up for lack of complexity.

Taste: Mirrors the smell. Very prevalent caramel malts that makes the beer a bit sweet for me. The hops are a blast of 100% citrus. A bit overdone, and just adds right on to the sweetness that is already there. Still a good IPA with tons of flavor, but I could do with a bit more subtlety.

Mouthfeel/Overall: Medium body with moderate carbonation. Pretty solid feel, but not the most drinkable IPA due to the ABV and flavor spectrum. Overall, I found this beer to be pretty good all in all, but it falls into the "just okay" category for me. Many other Cali IPAs that I prefer over this.

zhanson88, Dec 27, 2013
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pkao, Dec 17, 2013
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fox227, Dec 17, 2013
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dwitt24, Dec 07, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

vinny21bal, Nov 29, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

freshflesh, Nov 27, 2013
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4.76/5  rDev +10.7%

Thanks to StonedRaider for another outstanding trade! Pours a beautiful golden amber with a thick white head. Decent retention with nice lacing. Aroma of peaches, tropical fruit notes, whiff of citrus, with a hint of cat pee. Bitter throughout the palate with lots of peach, pine resin and caramel notes from the solid malt backbone. Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Overall, a very underrated DIPA, outstanding fruity bitterness. Great job Bootleggers!

JohnG190, Nov 26, 2013
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Knuckle Sandwich from Bootlegger's Brewery
95 out of 100 based on 906 ratings.