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RATINGS: 213   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83   IBU: 88   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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Knuckle Sandwich DIPA is an American Style Double IPA. This is a beer that truly lives up to its name! Brewed with copious amounts of North American hops, this Double IPA has a colossal hop profile and an aggressive aroma. Helping round out the floral and citrus notes is a huge malt backbone that provides a great mouth feel to this heavyweight hitter.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - DEC 1, 2010
Thanks to Solomon420 for this amazing extra. A: Pours amber with a nice white head and a bit of lacing as it goes down. S: Quite a bit of citrus and pine throughout. Not completely dominating, but very powerful. T: Citrus and pine again. Quite a bit of bitterness. Balanced between different hop flavors, but definitely not by the malt. M: Medium body with good carbonation and a nice resinous dryness. D: Very drinkable. Not quite as good as the Citra we sampled that night, but an excellent DIPA and a huge surprise. Serving type: growler Reviewed on: 06-04-2010

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
SDalkoholic (2194) - Linda Vista, California, USA - NOV 21, 2010
Bottle from South Bay Drugs: Created a large thick formation of fluffy foamed head where as the liquid was a dense golden honey color. In the nose, there is a boasting aroma of pine and citrus fashioned hops with a nice touch of malts in the distant background. The taste of the beer is overly bitter with a squeeze of citrus perhaps grapefruit along with some lime or lemon peel shavings as well. Also, there are some taste of sweet honey oat and bread like malts that have a earthy flavor while also leaving behind a metallic finish. This is a heavy hitting DIPA and Iím honestly impressed.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
BobbyAnalog (334) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 22, 2010
This firecracker pulls and tugs at your tastebuds in a frenzy of hoppiness. Great burst of orange and pepper flavors, cascading together, to make a floral right-hook to the jaw. Man, this is definitely one of the best IPAs to break ground on a humanís tongue. Good job, Cal State Fullerton.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Barreras (1111) - Diamond Bar, California, USA - OCT 4, 2010
Pours a copper slight red color with a citusy aroma. Taste of orange and grapefruit throughout with a sliight bitter aftertaste. Overall a decent beer by local brewer Bootleggers.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
ChazMania (658) - Pasadena, California, USA - SEP 24, 2010
UPDATED: DEC 17, 2011 Bottle poured into my Stone IPA glass. I have tasted this before on tap at Najas, and that was awhile ago and after sampling tons of IPAís, so I didnít think it appropriate to rate that time. Now, Iím all alone on a HOT day and opened the bomber of it. I must say, this is the best looking beer Iíve seen in awhile. Dark red/orange nicely carbonated head. The aroma is perhaps the least enticing aspect, its not bad at all , it just does not have much nose. Flavors are HUGE and fantastic balance of sweet malt and hoppy bite. For a 10% beer, I canít taste anything "hot", it is simply balanced. Iím REALLY impressed with this beer, especially since the bomber was 3.99~!!! I will buy more, yes....I will buy more....which means I will drink more. Great job on a very overly done style, yet my favorite style nonetheless. Re-rated 12/16/11: From 4.1 to 4.8 Bomber from fresh batch that hit distribution this week. This beer is INSANE- Mango and Pineapple on the nose; utterly delicious tastes of peaches and mangos; its a damn frikkin fruit smoothie of a 10% DIPA- the finish and body are utterly outstanding. I have 2 more bombers to enjoy while fresh this coming week and I may have to go find/buy more. Also, last year I paid 3.99 this time I paid 7.99 which its worth.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
berad54 (2) - Sunland, California, USA - SEP 24, 2010 does not count
In my opinion, this beer is highly under rated on RB. If you are a real hop head and a lover of huge IPAís this is a great beer. It is bold from the word go and leaves you wanting more - left me wanting more anyway.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
badnewsbeers (2312) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - SEP 23, 2010
bottle. orangish pour with big white head. full of floral hops, perfume, citrus, caramel and herbal tea. really fresh and great if not for the slight hint of diacetyl/butter popcorn noted as it warmed. was well--masked initially, but came out in the finish...good nonetheless

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
swoopjones (6524) - Buffalo, New York, USA - SEP 21, 2010
GABF 2010, Big IpA that lived up to expectations/ previous ratings. Big Big bitterness in both aroma & flavor. Perhaps a slight too much malt sweetness but Solid DIPA

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Blake (396) - Orange, California, USA - AUG 4, 2010
Had on tap at Bootleggers Brewery. Pours clear orange yellow with nice carbonation and lacing. Very heavy grapefruit/citrus hop aroma with slight malts. Flavor is also heavily hopped with amazing bitter finish and a good balance between hops and malts. A very enjoyable Double IPA with the 10% hidden very well. One of my favorites on the night at Bootleggers.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
NobleSquirrel (3438) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 28, 2010
Growler fill from t0rin0. Pours a reddish amber with offwhite/yellowy head. Not my favorite appearance for an IIPA. Get some caramalt in the nose, along with some catty notes, citrus. On taste, softly bitter, a bit boozy and a bit sweet. Not as dry as Iíd like, nor as bitter. Decent.

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