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Marin Brass Knuckle
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RATINGS: 40   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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21st Anniversary Brew. We will be releasing the first batch ever of "Brass Knuckle Imperial I.P.A.", "White Knuckles" big brother. Using the same raw materials as our White Knuckle Double I.P.A., we have created an even bigger hop monster. Similar flavors, but MORE! We used over 8 lbs. of hops per barrel in the "Brass Knuckle" & dry hopped it 3 times! This brew weighs in at about 10% alcohol by volume. Beware of the PUNCH of the "Brass Knuckle".


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
carboloader (660) - Houston, Texas, USA - OCT 18, 2013
Pours golden amber. Pretty sweet. Hops are pineapple, apricot, fruit, cantaloupe. A big double and definitely a sipper instead of a repeater. Very nice, but a bit sweet for me.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
kaser (2111) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 15, 2013
Poured from a 3000ML bottle, shared with 5 people. Crazy peach aroma, floral. Orange and cloudy with a ton of head. Thick palate, almost syrupy. Citrux huge taste. Orange peels. grapefruit.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
anders37 (15567) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 18, 2013
Draft @ 13th Bistro Double IPA Festival, Hayward, CA. Pours a clear amber color with a small off-white head. has a fruity malty grapefruit hoppy bitter aroma with hints of caramel. Fruity malty hoppy bitter piney grapefruit flavor with hints of caramel. Has a fruity malty hoppy bitter piney grapefruit finish.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bule (575) - California, USA - MAR 4, 2013
On tap at Taps in Petaluma. Very rich hop aroma and taste. Intense hops. Really enjoying it.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thetmaxx (729) - West Sacramento, California, USA - FEB 10, 2013
On tap at the brewery. Aroma is much more hop forward, it has warmed a bit. Flavor is very bitter. Nice head and lacing. This is good, but not as good as white knuckle, more alcoholic taste comes through.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BOLTZ7555 (2709) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAR 5, 2011
Sampled @ AZ Strong Beer Fest. Man was I excited to try this...White Knuckle’s older brother!!! Sorely disappointed!!! 24 karat/copper pour with a 1/4 inch dense eggshell head. Aroma is caramel, toffee, honey, and subtle citrus. Flavor is extremely sweet and cloying. Not sure if this was old or if this is what the brewer intended. Thick and syrupy. Bleh.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
illidurit (2051) - Petaluma, USA - FEB 28, 2011
On tap in sample size at the 2011 Bistro DIPA Fest. Pours a deep clear amber color with a lasting, sticky tan head. Aroma is crystal and caramel malts with some grapefruit and other citrus. Flavor is caramel and candied citrus. Bitterness is present but lacking in intensity, and the body is rather syrupy. Doesn’t live up to its younger brother White Knuckle.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dickinsonbeer (5076) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - FEB 21, 2011
Bistro DIPA fest 2011. Pours a deep copper thinning white head. Aroma is toast, biscuit, some sharp caramel slight cheese, then grassy somewhat off-fresh hops, slight citrus, moldy pine sap, and sharp caramel malt. Flavor is tea-like, slight astringent mix of hops and malts, grass, herbs, and some citrus. Meh.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
swoopjones (5333) - Buffalo, New York, USA - FEB 21, 2011
Bistro’s IIPA fest in Hayward, CA. deeper copper color. Sweet malt dominated aroma. almost off smelling. Fruity, sweet malts upfront with underwhelming but present bitterness. Preferred the white knuckle

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ratman197 (9042) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - FEB 20, 2011
On tap at Bistro DIPA Fest poured a clear amber with a lasting amber head. Aromas of biscuit, tangerine, pink grapefruit, light pine and l;ight tropical fruit. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of biscuit, grapefruit, tangerine and light pine with a smooth dry lingering moderatly bitter finish.


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