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Knuckle Sandwich - Bootlegger's Brewery

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BA SCORE
95
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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Nevada

3/5  rDev -30.2%

03-23-2013 02:39:15 | More by CasanovaCummins
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Bnoise11

California

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

03-23-2013 01:48:07 | More by Bnoise11
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MinnTwins

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -7%

03-23-2013 00:15:21 | More by MinnTwins
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BBrewington

California

4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

03-22-2013 21:18:39 | More by BBrewington
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rawfish

California

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.

Serving type: bottle

03-21-2013 06:10:39 | More by rawfish
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mvdillman

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

03-20-2013 00:10:38 | More by mvdillman
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Drtfinelli

New Hampshire

4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

03-19-2013 17:23:12 | More by Drtfinelli
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brycevolk

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

03-18-2013 20:05:07 | More by brycevolk
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Valleyview06

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

03-18-2013 19:54:29 | More by Valleyview06
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CuriousMonk

Virginia

4.66/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from bomber (2012) into dimple mug glass. This beer pours dark amber orange with a nice off-white pillow-y head. The nose was very nice where I picked up tons of cirtrusy notes – grape fruit, sweet malts. The taste was extremely smooth, massive grapefruit and a two punch malt-hop character. There was a nice hoppy and piney flavor to it as well. The high ABV was dangerously masked. Sweet malt backbone to balance the grapefruit and hop bitterness.This is a beer I would love to have any time!

Serving type: bottle

03-18-2013 19:28:42 | More by CuriousMonk
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Yabev15

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -7%

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Obsidian

California

4/5  rDev -7%

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surfotog

California

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

03-14-2013 23:29:58 | More by surfotog
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mixed_master7

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

03-14-2013 20:34:59 | More by mixed_master7
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Jessenimmo

California

4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

03-09-2013 23:37:09 | More by Jessenimmo
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skunk242

California

4/5  rDev -7%

03-09-2013 16:27:44 | More by skunk242
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zestar

California

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

03-09-2013 08:51:14 | More by zestar
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ZombieJester

California

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

03-09-2013 04:07:01 | More by ZombieJester
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iparaez

California

4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

03-08-2013 06:11:59 | More by iparaez
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California

4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

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EliSpitzner

Minnesota

1/5  rDev -76.7%

03-07-2013 19:05:19 | More by EliSpitzner
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scottiethebody

California

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

03-07-2013 06:28:04 | More by scottiethebody
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yoitsarch

California

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

03-04-2013 04:19:18 | More by yoitsarch
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TurdFurgison

Ohio

4/5  rDev -7%

03-03-2013 10:55:17 | More by TurdFurgison
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facundoCNB

New Jersey

4.43/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

a beautiful clean amber pour with 2 fingers of detergent-like white head, great retention, nice amount of lacing. smells of piney hops, caramel, spicy herbal notes - basically, a very nice smelling hop bomb :)
one sip and i'm sold! i get a taste of what seems like warrior (spicy garlic/herbs), simcoe (tangy/cat pee-like haha), cascade (pine, grapefruit, floral).. the malt profile is there behind all of the hops, and is a nice sweet malty caramel-like flavor.

a medium body, modestly carbonated beer, has a nice heavy chest warmth to it, but is so tasty you overlook the heaviness and plunge right in. in no way is this a "well-balanced" dipa, but i like to look at it two ways, well balanced with hops and malt, and then well balanced hop profile, which this one would fall into in my vision (or taste, rather). the mix of different hops throw your palate in a frenzy, but it evens out in the end and you are left with a delicious mix of grapefruit, piney, spicy flavors in your mouth. it's hard to figure out which hops work well with each other, and sometimes just throwing in your heavy hitters in high quantity works perfectly.

Serving type: bottle

03-02-2013 08:07:19 | More by facundoCNB
Knuckle Sandwich from Bootlegger's Brewery
95 out of 100 based on 884 ratings.