Knuckle Sandwich | Bootlegger's Brewery

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4.28/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Bootlegger's Brewery
California, United States
bootleggersbrewery.com

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by jerz on 12-14-2009

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#720
Reviews:
264
Ratings:
1,100
pDev:
10.51%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
424
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159
Trade:
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Ratings: 1,100 |  Reviews: 264
Photo of Hop_God
3.92/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of harrymel
3.5/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to Andrew for this brew, Cheer's andrew!
Bottled: unk

A: Pours a blood orange ale with single finger light tan head. This dissipates relatively quickly leaving a medium sheet of the same. Little to no lacing. Excellent clarity.

S: Lots of pine and resin on this one. Not as much citrus as anticipated. Some hints of cotton candy. ABV obvious here. Plenty sweet from the ABV and malt profile. Above average, but not great.

T: Sweet, boozy, hot on the ABV again. Plenty of pineapple, pine, resin flavors. Medium to low bitterness on this one.

M: Medium to high body with low carbonation. Long slick finish.

O: Well done brew, but would take any of Alpine's offerings over this any day of the week. ABV isn't justified in the relative simplicity of the flavor profile.

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Photo of warrendietrich2001
4.27/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of taospowder
4/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of ste5venla
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of dheldman
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of DarthKostrizer
4.45/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Look: Blood orange color with a nice 1/2 inch head a decent amount of retention and some very nice lacing

Smell: Very wonderful mild floral and citrus hops. A hint of sweet caramel. I am glad this does not smell like a hop bomb like I was worried about. Smell is damn near perfect.

Taste: Follows suit of the nose except the hoppy notes are just a bit more pronounced. Lovely citrus piney and floral hop flavor balanced out perfectly by the malt. Well done

Mouthfeel: Medium body with a medium amount of carbonation. It is creamy and leaves a nice malty coat all over your mouth

Overall: This is probably my favorite DIPA and I believe this completely destroy's PtE. Such great balance of malt to hop profile that as of right now I think seperates it from other DIPA's

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Photo of Jas45678
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of DaveHack
4/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of Jenray
5/5  rDev +16.8%

Photo of DCLAguy11
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Photo of BcOneSeven
4.47/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of InfernoBoss
4.37/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Rollzroyce21
4/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of thewimperoo
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Photo of aquazr1
4.02/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of CuriousMonk
4.66/5  rDev +8.9%
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!

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Photo of PHBoiler
4/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of Soneast
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of Rimbimhoot
4/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of jsanford
3.79/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

22oz bomber from clarkenstein (cheers!). Poured into a Pint Glass.

Pours a hazy dark copper with a fluffy off-white head that hangs around for a bit, eventually leaving streaky lacing as it settles to a squat cap. Big aromas of pine resin, tropical fruit, grapefruit, and some slightly sweet caramel malt. Taste is a bit of a let-down from the nose, not as tropical as I was hoping. Lots of pine resin and grapefruit in there, though, with more sweet caramel malt and a bit of noticeable alcohol "burn". Mouthfeel is smooth, slightly sticky, with a touch-over-medium body and good, sharp carbonation. Overall a solid DIPA, I just wish the taste lived up to the amazing nose!

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Photo of thampel09
4.75/5  rDev +11%

Photo of ThePorterSorter
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of MNBeerGeek
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Photo of SomethingClever
3.71/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

22 oz bottled poured into Spiegelau glass bottled on 5/7

A: deep caramel in color nice tight head that dissipates to nothing

S: deep resiny rich maltiness ver bitter smelling and piny on the nose with a big dose of bready malts

T: lots of resin and a large dose of sweet malts and booze lots of like artificial sweetness on the end

M: a little syrupy and the layered thickness makes the booze feel cloying

O: It might be because it is so old but this beer is flat out average the malts are huge and you have a resin taste and smell and the alcohol is distracting and to the front. I'm surprised this is so highly rated as average in taste as it is

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Knuckle Sandwich from Bootlegger's Brewery
Beer rating: 4.28 out of 5 with 1,100 ratings