Knuckle Sandwich | Bootlegger's Brewery

Knuckle SandwichKnuckle Sandwich
BA SCORE
4.28/5
1,095 Ratings
Knuckle SandwichKnuckle Sandwich
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

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by jerz on 12-14-2009

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#671
Reviews:
262
Ratings:
1,095
pDev:
10.51%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
426
Gots:
156
Trade:
4
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 1,095 |  Reviews: 262
Photo of Hopbrizio
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Photo of mroberts1204
3.5/5  rDev -18.2%

Photo of AirborneBeer
3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

Photo of eawolff99
4.75/5  rDev +11%

Photo of Ristaccia
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Photo of JonathanC
4.8/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Knuckle sandwich provides a great amount of hops that brings a smooth taste which lingers for a great 10 second ordeal. HIGHLY UNDERATED.Finding this beer is a true treasure as every liquor store in CA seems to sell it within days of stock. If you get the chance to try this brew, you are lucky. This is Bootleggers masterpiece, it is considerably comparable to Pliny the elder. I would never pass a knuckle sandwich up. "All 78 bottles sold within 3 days of restock" says liquor store owners.

 493 characters

Photo of SoCalStout
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of SaxmanRick
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Photo of pugartheterrible
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of Quackus
3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

Photo of afallon86
4/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of djre4orm
4/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of biggied
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Photo of lilnicky068
4/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of a74gent
4.75/5  rDev +11%

Photo of Anonymous1
3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

Photo of blguillen
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Photo of bird22
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of itsiilegal
3.25/5  rDev -24.1%

Photo of szmnnl99
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of Slackerville
3.75/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Not a beer for the timid.

At double digits for ABV I was skeptical considering the prevalence of double IPAs at breweries recently that have overpowering sweetness from unfermented sugars. That was not the case with this beer, great hop character initially on the nose and mouth, then finished clean, crisp, and strong. Overall lots of hops, body, and of course alcohol. Knuckle Sandwich is probably about as balanced as this can get since any aging would negatively affect the rich, fresh hop nose and make the beer more bitter than desired.

It's great to see how often Bootlegger's rotates through different beer styles at their brewery and a wide range of 22 oz bottle offerings can be found throughout Orange County.

 723 characters

Photo of Irish0480
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Photo of Reggae4203
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of Photekut
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of Spaz7
4.75/5  rDev +11%

Knuckle Sandwich from Bootlegger's Brewery
Beer rating: 4.28 out of 5 with 1,095 ratings
  • About Us

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.