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RATINGS: 228   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84/5   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.


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3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mattmc1973 (479) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - JAN 23, 2012
Bomber poured into a tulip glass. Dark copper in color with a thin tan ring of foam. Aroma of pine and sweet caramel malt. Taste is sweet and moderately bitter. Not sure of the age on this one, if itís older and the hops are fading and bringing the sweetness to the forefront, or if itís supposed to be like this. Itís good either way. Mouthfeel is creamy and smooth, with moderate carbonation. Good DIPA, more dark, sweet, and malty than I would expect out of a California DIPA, but very good nonetheless. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sir__v (1859) - Lille, FRANCE - JUN 12, 2016
Bottle from Saveur-Biere.com - Color: clear amber beer with medium carbonation and small white foam. Smell: resin and caramel domination. Toffee and pine. Taste: full body with caramel pine domination. Good malt base. Pine and dry bitterness. Strong taste and body. Good attenuation. Pine and resin finish. Aftertaste: caramel, pine and dry bitterness.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mariuspoenari (1214) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAR 26, 2016
Sampled at a tasting. Very dark brown pour with a tan head. Smells of citrus hops, grapefruit. Tastes like malt sugars, honey, citrus and caramel. Bitter-sweet aftertaste.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ciocanelu (994) - Timisoara, ROMANIA - MAR 23, 2016
Mahogany color with white head. Aroma has a heavy malt backbone with earthy and piney hops. Taste starts hoppy with intense bitterness and a solid malt backbone. Heavy body with medium carbonation. Not bad but itís very old school and generic.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bonnie628 (50) - Tustin, California, USA - DEC 26, 2015
Got o few months back at the tap room downtown Fullerton. Not a typical imperial IPA at all. It poured a little darker than the light orange IPAs. Had a great balanced caramel and pine hop aroma. Flavor of more malty than usual xxipas. Definitely had strong pine like northwestern hops. Different for sure and in a good way. Very impressed.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (17770) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 20, 2015
Draft at the brewery taproom. Pours clear, rich gold with a creamy, off-white head. Lots of fairly dank hops in the aroma, some melon, grapefruit. Medium sweet falvour with loads more dank hop character, big on the melon, oily pine, grapefruit, some sweet pale bread. Full bodied with fine to average carbonation. Moderately sweet and resinous on the finish, with mellow pine spice, sticky melon and papaya, more grapefruit. Very tasty. Quite rich, but still highly drinkable.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (21227) - , Essex, ENGLAND - DEC 16, 2015
7th December 2015
Hazy deep amber beer, good cream colour head. Palate is airy and semi dry. Decent carbonation. Creamy malts. light but sweetish. Good hops - crisp orange and smooth pine. A little resin. Smooth spicy sweet finish. Sound and drinkable.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lusikka (7649) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 21, 2015
650 ml bottle. Pours a dark copper amber colour with a small foamy head. Aroma of heavy piney hops, citrus, sweetness and biscuit. Heavy flavour of huge piney bitterness, caramel sweetness, menthol, grapefruit and deep jammy fruitiness. Full bodied. Extreme. Despite being heavy the drinkability remains good.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tiong (6150) - Espoo, FINLAND - OCT 9, 2015
650ml bottle

Bottled 08/28/15 - Pours copper orange with a smooth white head. Aroma of caramely malts, toffee, loads of grass, pine, resin and herbal notes. Taste is malty, sweet, heavy and caramely with loads of toffee, grassy hops, herbal notes, pine and resin. Finish is sweetish, slightly stuffy, malty and hoppy with massive amounts of pine, resin and herbal grassy notes. Quite malty and sweet, old school west coast DIPA.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
wchesser (1845) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 12, 2015
Iíll start off saying this isnít super fresh, so take this with a grain of salt. Nose of sweet, slightly burnt caramel malts, some citrus, pine, and danker hops. Taste follows, with bitter, slightly soapy hop finish. More barley wine at this point than DIPA. Booze is well hidden.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MartinT (9063) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 12, 2015
My Bottom Line:
Burnt honey and bitter resins fight it out alongside citrus fruit in this rich and sweetish Double IPA.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A sheet of foam covers the misty pale amber.
-This is not an easy drinker, even for the style. At least, the name makes you expect what you get.
-The wealthy mouthfeel is comfortable.
-This feels like an old-style DIPA; more sugary and with a coarser bitterness.

Bottle.


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