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Knuckle Sandwich - Bootlegger's Brewery

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BA SCORE
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902 Ratings
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Ratings: 902
Reviews: 232
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 10.7%
Wants: 453
Gots: 93 | 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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zhanson88

California

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.

12-27-2013 22:38:58 | More by zhanson88
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Sergeh

California

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

12-24-2013 07:42:12 | More by Sergeh
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Rado

California

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

12-23-2013 18:37:39 | More by Rado
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DerekMorgan

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -7%

12-20-2013 01:53:04 | More by DerekMorgan
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pkao

California

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

12-17-2013 18:02:43 | More by pkao
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fox227

California

3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

12-17-2013 17:28:21 | More by fox227
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warnerry

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

12-16-2013 19:38:29 | More by warnerry
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Siggy125

California

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

12-13-2013 18:50:58 | More by Siggy125
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VeganUndead

Virginia

4/5  rDev -7%

12-12-2013 05:51:53 | More by VeganUndead
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berlinabb

California

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

12-11-2013 23:59:26 | More by berlinabb
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dwitt24

Washington

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

12-07-2013 03:47:13 | More by dwitt24
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vinny21bal

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

11-29-2013 19:25:24 | More by vinny21bal
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freshflesh

California

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

11-27-2013 10:07:46 | More by freshflesh
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JohnG190

New York

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!

11-26-2013 22:56:39 | More by JohnG190
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assman79

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -7%

11-26-2013 14:29:51 | More by assman79
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SudsSurfer

California

3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

11-25-2013 01:01:25 | More by SudsSurfer
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tobelerone

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

11-23-2013 03:26:24 | More by tobelerone
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WDJersey

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

11-23-2013 02:59:41 | More by WDJersey
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fthegiants

California

4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

11-21-2013 21:11:27 | More by fthegiants
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22Blue

Kansas

4/5  rDev -7%

11-20-2013 18:53:39 | More by 22Blue
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Gonger19

California

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

11-19-2013 04:27:53 | More by Gonger19
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07Bigben01

California

4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

11-18-2013 01:32:45 | More by 07Bigben01
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warwickprice


5/5  rDev +16.3%

11-07-2013 20:12:58 | More by warwickprice
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WhiskyTango191


5/5  rDev +16.3%

11-07-2013 20:03:50 | More by WhiskyTango191
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Fistatelli

California

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

11-04-2013 06:57:10 | More by Fistatelli
Knuckle Sandwich from Bootlegger's Brewery
95 out of 100 based on 902 ratings.