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Knuckle Sandwich - Bootlegger's Brewery

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

899 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 899
Reviews: 232
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 10.7%
Wants: 453
Gots: 91 | 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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SkinnyElvis

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

Thanks to Sebowski who is a great BA. But, he is really a doochebag since he is a Redskins fan and my long time Fantasy Football commish! Cheers.

Pours with a thin head. Nice lacing on the glass. Darker redish in color. Smells fairly sweet and citrusy. Taste is a classic West Coast hop bomb. I don't detect much of the alcohol which is dangerous with the ABV. Worth seeking if you are a hop head. Recommended.

Cheers!

04-28-2011 23:22:37 | More by SkinnyElvis
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ehammond1


4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

Bottle (2011)

Bootlegger's Brewery
Fullerton, CA

Thanks for sharing Sam!

Deep, dark, yet barely clear amber. Thick, off-white, persistent head that lasts, and lasts, and lasts. Sticky sheets of lacing down the glass.

This is one pungent and incredibly aromatic DIPA. Only a few have matched it in intensity...though when I really stick my nose in it, it's just a touch too sweet for my liking (though it's still good!). A lot of citrus hop aromatics, some sweet honey and lemon, and a bit of spicy black pepper.

Bitter yet balanced flavor. A ton of hops, a ton of citrus, and a good amount of caramel malt to balance. This DIPA does everything in sort of a West Coast meets East Coast type of way, then the hops take over and you remember who's boss! Really an incredible beer. Perhaps the first time I've actually been (literally) sad I don't have any more of this beer to fill my glass with...there's about 4oz. left sitting in my glass and I don't want to finish it...because then it'll be gone (until next year! (fingers crossed!)).

A rich, thick, and hearty mouthfeel, though incredibly drinkable.

An absolutely fantastic, hoppy, yet balanced, BIG DIPA.

This one ranks.

07-21-2011 01:40:51 | More by ehammond1
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Nickqb7

California

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

04-03-2013 16:30:22 | More by Nickqb7
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Dirksen

California

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

05-24-2013 19:21:54 | More by Dirksen
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champs86

California

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

02-08-2014 05:37:41 | More by champs86
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adamsneighbor

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

I had knuckle sandwich on tap at the brewery it was exceptional.

The beer has very nice color a dark caramel brown color with good carbonation.

Aroma was excellent a good hop nose with floral, grassy notes not over bearing just right.

The taste was surprisingly smooth it had great hop/malt balance and for a 10% abv beer it was not boozy at all which surprised me.

Also this beer has great mouthfeel it has good body and just the right amount of carbonation to make an exceptional dipa thanks bootleggers.

03-30-2011 16:16:15 | More by adamsneighbor
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rolandboy

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

04-27-2013 17:38:27 | More by rolandboy
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sorvats

California

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

10-29-2013 22:06:26 | More by sorvats
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Sisky

California

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

02-14-2013 04:12:40 | More by Sisky
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nick_asian

Nevada

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

04-29-2014 19:28:59 | More by nick_asian
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PowDay

California

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

01-02-2012 08:21:58 | More by PowDay
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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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Diomede

California

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

01-16-2012 18:40:26 | More by Diomede
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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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HaveUSeenMyCellar

California

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

05-13-2014 03:10:08 | More by HaveUSeenMyCellar
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TheSevenDuffs

Ontario (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

Tasting notes from 2/4/11.
Thanks to Ultraman9000 for this one.
Poured in to Duvel tulip.

A - Medium amber colour with one finger of thick & bubbly off-white head that stuck around for a while. Translucent. Appears filtered.

S - Citrus hops hit the nose at first - grapefruit and tangerine - followed by a sweet caramel malt backbone.

T - Citrus and piney hops and a sweet caramel malt backbone. Very bitter, especially in the finish but overall a well balanced DIPA.

M - Medium body, chewy. Lightly carbonated.

02-07-2011 00:24:40 | More by TheSevenDuffs
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Dspohn

California

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

22 oz. Bomber for $7.99, into a tulip. I was told this bottle was very fresh but I dont believe there's any bottle dating info. It was delicious regardless.

It's really a great looking beer, bright red/orange with a good sized peach-tinged white head. Left lots of nice lacing, especially on the second pour. The aroma is intense, I could easily smell it from a few feet away right after it was poured. I'd say the smell is a touch better than the taste, but both are full of tropical fruits, pineapple, papaya and peach are are all pretty prominent. Not super heavy on bitterness or pine aspects, definitely what I'd consider to be more of a juicy, sweet IPA. Carbonation is right where it should be and the drinkability is off the chart with little evidence of alcohol. Pretty impressive for a 10% beer, I would've guessed it was around 7.5%. Comparable in flavor profile to Sculpin, Just Outstanding, or Summer Yulesmith, so check this beer out if you like those IPAs. One of the better IPAs I've tried recently, I really wish it was available locally but at least the brewery is only a few hours away.

01-14-2011 21:00:28 | More by Dspohn
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nightwing002

California

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

11-27-2011 08:55:37 | More by nightwing002
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Beermister

California

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

12-28-2012 08:22:52 | More by Beermister
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FreshmanPour77

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

04-29-2013 17:15:12 | More by FreshmanPour77
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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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largadeer

California

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

Half pint on tap at the brewery. This provided a much needed dose of lupulin after The Bruery's barrel tasting.

The beer is a darkish amber with a thin white head. Clarity is quite good.

The aroma is awesome. Huge resiny, sappy, evergreen goodness. A touch of dry biscuity malt, some candied grapefruit. More on the dry side, but there's a touch of sweet fruitiness.

It's light on the tongue, but massive in flavor. There's a lot of candied grapefruit and resiny pine. Some sugary sweetness too, but just a touch - this is far from being a malty DIPA. Strong but clean bitterness in the finish. This is a fantastic beer that I wish I could have enjoyed more of.

11-30-2010 03:42:16 | More by largadeer
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BeerZombies1

Nevada

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

05-29-2014 03:14:23 | More by BeerZombies1
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mendvicdog

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

02-08-2013 17:45:41 | More by mendvicdog
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Bob320

California

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

07-04-2012 22:02:53 | More by Bob320
Knuckle Sandwich from Bootlegger's Brewery
95 out of 100 based on 899 ratings.