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:
#727
Reviews:
264
Ratings:
1,101
pDev:
10.51%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 1,101 |  Reviews: 264
Photo of Stillyman11
4.31/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of brentusaurus
4.03/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rodbeermunch
4.31/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A darker dipa color, this one clocks in at dark amber, auburn, burnt copper kind of vibe. 1/3" head. Aroma dropped heavy notes of hops, fruity, Americana proprietary and even some caramel notes that weren't heavy.

Taste was wonderful, low, soft bitterness, amazing malt body that hides immense alcohol. Plenty of woody pine notes accompanied by peach hop tones. This one is solid and one of the easiest drinking bottled 10%+ beers around.

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Photo of NO13BABY
4.75/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Thekingofbeerz
4.65/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of dpgoblejr
4.91/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Golden amber appearance capped off by a beautiful off-white head. Lines of lacing string along the sides of the glass. Very enticing aroma of floral hops and citrus like grapefruit and tangerine. Flavorful taste of citrus, a piney bite, and others mixed about. Pretty full bodied with a creamy feel and moderate carbonation. Overall, Knuckle Sandwich does pack a punch right in the mouth; but this swing I saw coming and still beat all expectations! Awesome!

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Photo of brewjoel
4.05/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Reema
4.79/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Serving type: 12 oz into a pint glass

Pours a dark mahogany amber color. Smells of intense peach, subtle cantaloupe, pine, grapefruit rind, with a strong malty sweetness. Taste reflects the smell. Initial malty sweetness that leads into piney floral dank hops flavors and bitterness, followed by intense peach and melon flavors that finishes with a small caramel like aftertaste. Very tasty. Feel is thick, slightly oily, with sufficient carbonation so that it isn't flat. Ideal for a DIPA. Overall this is great beer with great characteristics that make this tasty and a treat to drink.

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Photo of Honeybourne
4.07/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of HippieDave56
4.21/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Redgoatman
3.64/5  rDev -15%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mkmarth
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Chief99
4.31/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of WiggyKGB
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of datpingao
4.54/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of HippitusHoptimus
4.47/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of beertunes
3.34/5  rDev -22%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to 2beerdogs for this one. Poured from hated 22oz bottle into 10oz goblet. Poured a lightly hazy orange-amber color with just a thin cap of light tan head, which then settles quickly into a thin ring. No real retention or lacing.

The aroma was all hops, no malt showing through at all, mostly grapefruity citrus and a bit of pine. On the tongue, a sharp alcohol flavor was the first thing to be noticed. Then, those big citrusy hops came through, and there was just a wee bit of light malt across the middle of the palate.

The body was somewhat fuller than typical for the style, which I like when a beer has a strong alcohol flavor, which helps smooth out the flow across the palate. But, that is what probably what gives the beer it's somewhat sweet & sticky finish. Drinkability was OK, the alcohol left the finish with a bit of lingering hotness. Overall, a good, solid take on the style. Worth a shot if you see it.

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Photo of dmsohyea
4.41/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of johnhiltz
4.87/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of eddie5721
4/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MisSigsFan
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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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Photo of aaronyoung01
3.43/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jensenmoon
4/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

super tasty..

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Photo of matt2591
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Knuckle Sandwich from Bootlegger's Brewery
Beer rating: 4.28 out of 5 with 1,101 ratings