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RATINGS: 228   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84/5   IBU: 88   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fourplayed (69) - Lakewood, California, USA - JAN 28, 2011
Clear red-orange hues with 2 finger rocky off white head..nice lacing. Smells are Sweet citrus, oranges and grapefruit, nice. some fruit punch sweetness and pineapple detected...fairly sweet overall. Taste of earthy hops with malt sweetness, some sweet fruits and citrus all mixed nicely...the 10%abv is very well hidden. Medium body and carbonation with mild to medium alcohol warmth. Nice hop bite and dry finish. A very good brew, nice balance of sweetness, fruits, citrus, hops and carbonation along with nice alcohol warmth. watch the10% abv itís very well hidden.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bu11zeye (12593) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JAN 11, 2011
(Draught) Pours a lightly hazy golden body with a medium off-white head. Aroma of pineapple, florals, light coconut, and citrus. Flavor of grapefruit, mango, papaya, pineapple, florals, and grass with a dry, bitter finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
smith4498 (3468) - Miami, Florida, USA - JAN 9, 2011
Bottle from Secret Santa 2010. Pours clear copper color with off white head. Big citrus aroma. Citrus and pine flavors with sweet caramel maltiness. Lots of bitterness and slightly boozy. Medium body with average carbonation. Thanks Andrew. My 100th rated DIPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
5000 (6599) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - JAN 8, 2011
Bottle:   Amber, a little deep and hazy, large frothy off-white head, very nice lacing.   Very citrusy and rindish on the nose, a little bit of hops and candied citrus peel.   Some caramel too.   Bright citrusy start, a little sweet, hoppy, moderate malt base.   Seems fairly well balanced.   Comes across as a bit of a Red Ale and IIPA to me.   Body and mouthfeel are full to moderate.   Luckily its not real biting on the backside.   Not as juicy as I first thought, but the fact that it has a decent malt base makes me enjoy this just as much.   Fairly warming too.   I enjoyed this one, and I am thankful that its not a CA IIPA that is over the top with hops.   Thanks to Ron for this one!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JAN 4, 2011
Bomber from South Bay - thanks, Nina! A delicious gift from my blushing bride. Itís certainly not in the top rank of DIPAs from Southern Califas but was competent and enjoyable. Deep amber pour, initially with a substantial carbonation and head but faded almost absurdly fast. Strong nose of caramel, citrus, a hint of menthol and booze. Mouthfeel just south of creamy but the finish was enjoyable, a bit hot and dry. Flavors are fairly nice, with the expected blend of sweet malts, puckering citrus, aggressive spice. But perhaps thatís more or less the point: this one colors inside the lines a bit too much.

   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 (2318) - 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 (1505) - 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 (662) - Oceanside, 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.

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