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Knuckle Sandwich - Bootlegger's Brewery

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

902 Ratings
THE BROS
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(send 'em beer!)
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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Dirt

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

04-22-2013 23:46:29 | More by Dirt
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YaKnowBrady

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

04-22-2013 15:06:30 | More by YaKnowBrady
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kdown

California

3/5  rDev -30.2%

04-22-2013 01:53:32 | More by kdown
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sofisdad

California

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

04-21-2013 14:46:24 | More by sofisdad
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Dagsy

California

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

04-20-2013 22:28:08 | More by Dagsy
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lsummers

California

4.2/5  rDev -2.3%

Pours a brilliant amber orange with a two finger eggshell colored head. Looks sticky, sweet and tasty.

Smells of sweet piney hops, woody grassy grapefruit and pineapple notes abound. Some caramel candy and brown bread. The smell blends so well into the taste that you almost need both to complete it. Pine and peppery grassy bitter grapefruit merges with the caramel creamy malts. There's a sweet stickiness that helps round it all out.

Mouthfeel is definitely round, chewy, and sticky.

Overall, this is a fantastic example of a west coast double ipa. Nothing by itself about this beer is perfect but put together the smells, tastes and mouth feel and all of a sudden it becomes complete.

04-20-2013 05:20:14 | More by lsummers
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mcdonald422

California

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

04-17-2013 01:42:40 | More by mcdonald422
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M_C_Hampton

Georgia

4.88/5  rDev +13.5%

A: poured from a 22 oz bottle into a snifter, a deep orange amber with a big off white head that dissipates slowly leaving some lacing, clear

S: tropical fruit, pineapple, mango, papaya, orange, grapefruit

T: heavy bitter hops up front, grapefruit, lime, fades into mango, pineapple, papaya, sweet finish that is heavy on floral hops with some pine resin, great malt profile

M: fairly viscous with higher carbonation, alcohol only slightly noticeable

O: This is a really top notch DIPA, that hasn't been hyped much at all. I had never heard of it until a friend from work sent it to me; thanks E.J.! It is on par with some of the best West Coast DIPAs I've had. It is well worth seeking out.

04-16-2013 01:34:58 | More by M_C_Hampton
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Axnjxn

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -7%

04-14-2013 18:24:06 | More by Axnjxn
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jampics2

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

04-14-2013 16:37:27 | More by jampics2
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Alieniloquium

Florida

4.03/5  rDev -6.3%

650 mL bottle poured into an Allagash chalice.

Appearance - Burnt orange, clear body. Big white head. Laces nicely and sustains a collar with a layer of surface foam.

Smell - Really nice pine hop aroma. Strong hops with an equally strong malt aroma. Some booze in there too.

Taste - Pine and grapefruit hops immediately backed up by a toasty malt. Sweet, but not overly so. Biscuity malt. Some booze here too.

Mouthfeel - Medium heavy, sharp alcohol bite. Reminds me of Hopslam.

Overall - I get that it's good, maybe better than good, but not quite what I've read about this. Plenty of other IPAs, especially where this one is from, that go toe to toe with this.

04-14-2013 02:36:02 | More by Alieniloquium
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Greenroom73

California

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

04-13-2013 16:56:52 | More by Greenroom73
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SirBentham

California

4/5  rDev -7%

04-12-2013 23:16:49 | More by SirBentham
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Holmes698

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

04-11-2013 01:52:06 | More by Holmes698
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just4fununlimited

California

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

04-11-2013 01:32:06 | More by just4fununlimited
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Uncleserg

California

3.59/5  rDev -16.5%

A: Color is orangey copper with generous head.

S: While I prefer more citrus forward IPA's, this one hits you with alcohol followed by a heavy malt back bone. As beer warms up a bit one gets a great bouquet of grapefruit and hoppy pine which is nice.

T: More alcohol...imbalanced for me.

M: Great carbonation and even though the ABV is high it does finish smooth with a sweet aftertaste.

O: I've had this many times and every time I revisit this DIPA I'm left thinking whats the hype. I'll blame it on my pallet but I feel there are far better styles of this beer out there.

04-09-2013 05:28:40 | More by Uncleserg
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Chaz33187

California

4.38/5  rDev +1.9%

Reddish orangey glow
S- very piny and a bit fruity. very powerful exciting smell
T- very original and well balanced choppy malty booze taste. The first taste is a breathe of life. Alcohol isnt well hidden, but its strangely welcoming. Towards the end of the beer, the bitterness did linger a bit.
M- sharp booze bubbles, very fizzy but it doesn't ruin the beer
O- incredibly unique IPA. It has this scotchy choppy balance that really surprises you.

04-09-2013 01:15:05 | More by Chaz33187
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joel66

New York

3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

04-08-2013 18:37:50 | More by joel66
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Alextinez

California

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

04-07-2013 22:29:05 | More by Alextinez
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virinow

New York

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

04-07-2013 03:08:35 | More by virinow
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dbossman

Nebraska

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

04-07-2013 02:56:55 | More by dbossman
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Nightrain87

California

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

04-05-2013 16:43:24 | More by Nightrain87
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beernads

Florida

4/5  rDev -7%

04-05-2013 09:26:57 | More by beernads
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Irishize75

California

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

04-05-2013 02:32:16 | More by Irishize75
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OUJayhawk1799

Oklahoma

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

04-05-2013 02:02:43 | More by OUJayhawk1799
Knuckle Sandwich from Bootlegger's Brewery
95 out of 100 based on 902 ratings.