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Knuckle Sandwich - Bootlegger's Brewery

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BA SCORE
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884 Ratings
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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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Florida9

Illinois

4.23/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Very dark amber, approaching brown, in color. Forms a voluminous creamy off-white colored head that slowly reduces to a very think ring around the edge and leaves globs of lacing on the way down.

S: Somewhat dank. Almost musty. With lots of citrus, orange, and grapefruit.

T: Starts off with sweet malts, light sweet caramel, and a strong orange-citrus flavor. There is some subtle orange blossom floral quality and some pine as well. A little bit of alcoholic spice on the finish.

M: Medium bodied and sweet. Texture is slick, almost syrupy. Moderate bitterness. Appropriate carbonation.

O: Wow, this one was not what I was expecting. Nothing like the typical West Coast IPA style, much maltier and sweeter with lots of hops, but a restrained bitterness.

Serving type: bottle

03-21-2012 23:01:42 | More by Florida9
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millered9


4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

03-20-2012 04:58:58 | More by millered9
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DeezGunz14

California

4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

03-18-2012 00:01:06 | More by DeezGunz14
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amrozga

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

03-15-2012 05:27:54 | More by amrozga
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hoppymcgee

Connecticut

5/5  rDev +16.3%

03-12-2012 21:19:37 | More by hoppymcgee
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kawilliams81

Illinois

4.53/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a Half Acre tulip.

A- dark caramel with a 2" beige head, and traces of lacing remain.

S- tons of citrus, orange and grapefruit with dank hops.

T- sweet malts, candi sugar,lots of orange and grapefruit with nice pine bitterness at finish.

M- medium body and carbonation. Super creamy, viscous and some slickness to it.

O- excellent dipa! Perfectly balanced, nice sweet citrus and hop bitterness.

Serving type: bottle

03-08-2012 03:24:13 | More by kawilliams81
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jorgemir

California

5/5  rDev +16.3%

03-07-2012 05:36:12 | More by jorgemir
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Duff27

Illinois

4.35/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Good half inch off white head on a darker red body. Splashy clump lacing and above average head retention.

Danky musty citrus smell, somewhat sweet. Oranges.

Candied grapefruit. Yum. Minimal alcohol heat. Nicely balanced with caramel malts.

Somewhat creamy, adequate carbonation.

Wow one of the best DIPAs ive had in awhile for sure. Extremely well balanced, just tasty. Thanks kawilliams81!

Serving type: bottle

03-07-2012 02:24:06 | More by Duff27
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javiernano

California

4/5  rDev -7%

03-06-2012 02:19:24 | More by javiernano
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Mattylegend

California

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

03-05-2012 03:49:49 | More by Mattylegend
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leodarko

California

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

03-04-2012 23:19:11 | More by leodarko
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JigsawRecords

California

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

02-28-2012 02:07:26 | More by JigsawRecords
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DaveHack

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -7%

02-26-2012 20:22:48 | More by DaveHack
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nycwinter

California

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

02-25-2012 21:37:50 | More by nycwinter
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cpinto6

Georgia

4/5  rDev -7%

02-20-2012 17:07:27 | More by cpinto6
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rowingbrewer

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -7%

02-20-2012 15:31:21 | More by rowingbrewer
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OneBeertoRTA

California

4.4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to Josh at Whole Foods for hooking me up with a few bottles.

This brewery has been hit and miss for me. The Black Phoenix and mint porter both weren't up to bar imo.

The Knuckle Sandwich however lived up the hype. Nothing like Pliny as the abv is apparent.

Citrus up front with great carbonation and drinkability. Pours a nice orange color with a little more than an inch of head.

Hints of pine, pineapple and other tropical fruits with a strong caramel maltiness. This beer really hits hard.

Serving type: bottle

02-18-2012 22:15:20 | More by OneBeertoRTA
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CEDAMA

California

5/5  rDev +16.3%

02-18-2012 05:21:21 | More by CEDAMA
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Mark000

Kentucky

4/5  rDev -7%

02-18-2012 00:55:29 | More by Mark000
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John11486

California

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

02-17-2012 19:32:57 | More by John11486
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bertram

Illinois

5/5  rDev +16.3%

02-17-2012 02:46:46 | More by bertram
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cjmencuri

California

2/5  rDev -53.5%

02-16-2012 00:29:10 | More by cjmencuri
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hoserking

California

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

02-14-2012 00:24:06 | More by hoserking
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fjl77

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -7%

02-12-2012 17:17:04 | More by fjl77
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ghostwalker

Massachusetts

4.35/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22 oz bomber served in my CBS snifter.

This is nearly visual perfection. Reddish-gold body, excellent clarity. Topped with a huge, thick, sticky, yellowish head. Doesn't come much better, but it's not quite a 5.

Nose is candied citrus in the best tradition of the West Coast IPA.

Flavor is sweet, but fairly light malt encrusted with massive hops. I'm getting serious citrus with some pineyness. Reminiscent of White Rajah. Just an outstanding flavor.

Mouthfeel is medium weight, medium carb. Slick and toothstripping.

Overall, this is a first quality West Coast DIPA. Glad for the great info on BA, or I would never have even heard of this beer. Thanks to dfernandez77 for the trade. Great trader!

Serving type: bottle

02-08-2012 02:17:19 | More by ghostwalker
Knuckle Sandwich from Bootlegger's Brewery
95 out of 100 based on 884 ratings.