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White Knuckle Double IPA - Marin Brewing Company

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White Knuckle Double IPAWhite Knuckle Double IPA

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

336 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 336
Reviews: 250
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 10.1%
Wants: 140
Gots: 17 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Marin Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Bierman9 on 03-08-2002)
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4.49/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22oz Bomber

I get the opportunity to sample White Knuckle thanks to jhenry04, thanks Jason! Pours a glowing lightly tarnished copper with great transparency. Explosions of tiny carbonation bubbles shoot to the surface. The dirty white head rose to two fingers on the pour and quickly became meringue like as it fell. Finally settling with a thick middle cap and ring. Leaves big patchy lacing after each drink. This is a really good looking IIPA!

The aroma is dominated by hoppy goodness but the malt is no slouch either. Big pungent resinous hops tickle the nose. There's a sprinkling of citric hoppiness present but the resinous hoppiness takes the lead and makes my mouth water. Touches of caramel and biscuity maltiness manage to squeeze through the big hops.

Flavor is just as the nose suggested and I love every drink. Caramel and biscuity maltiness laid the foundation for a great resinous hoppiness. Pine needles make a brief appearance but sweetened orange and grapefruit come along on the finish. This is an excellent IIPA and one of my new favorites!

Medium body with an incredibly light and fluffy mouthfeel. The carbonation is perfect and moves things through at just the right pace. Finishes dry with a tongue stomping bitterness that grows bigger the more you drink.

The drinkability is excellent for such a big hoppy brew. This bomber is disappearing far too fast and all I want to do is take drink after drink. Every swallow leaves my mouth watering for the next.

White Knuckle just became one of my favorite IIPAs. Everything about this beer is great from the looks to the drinkability, but most importantly, it's delicious! Who wants to send me some more?

Reviewed: 3/9/08

joe1510, Aug 19, 2013
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Pours amber/copper, somewhat dark for the style, and brilliantly clear. My first impression of the beer is that there might not be enough carbonation, as I got less than a half finger on a hard pour. what is there dissipates to an uneven, thin white layer with a thick ring around the glass. First aroma I get is pine, and it's strong, along with floral and fruity hops. Grapefruit, pineapple, and some sweet floral nectar. There is some biscuity malt underneath also. It all goes together quite well. The fruit translates to the flavor immediately, along with some funky sock flavors, followed by the biscuit/wheat bread/cereal flavors.The flavor takes a while to kick in, almost lacking taste at the beginning and fading slowly. The bitterness is grassy, herbal, barkish: in a word, earthy. I'm beginning to think this is an English IPA dry hopped like an American DIPA. The pine and resin are ticklish to the tongue. The feel is only slightly viscous and the finish is dry. Overall, the feel makes you understand this is a heavier than normal beer, which I appreciate.

This is a hell of a DIPA! I've been waiting for three years to catch it, and I've got to say I'm not disappointed. A stellar beer without any hype or attitude. I'm also impressed that the hops aren't the only thing to behold here. There is some honey and fresh bread in the malt that shine through the heavy handed hop additions. At $10 a bomber, the price does make it a little less palatable though.

Philousa, Jun 28, 2013
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White Knuckle Double IPA from Marin Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 336 ratings.