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RATINGS: 414   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.94   IBU: 100   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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"White Knuckle Ale" is a Double India Pale Ale. That’s right, twice the malt and twice the hops in one 14 barrel batch. It is named in honor of the exciting bike trail on Mt. Tam. If you are a "hophead", this one’s for you; fat, chewy, resiny and pungent! Pour into a wide-mouthed glass and get ready to rip!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Kinz (3258) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - APR 24, 2004
Medium copper orange with decent head that fades to a thin veneer, lots of floaties. Aroma of pure grapefruit and earth mixed with sweet malt. The flavor is far more malt oriented than the nose. Sweet, lightly caramel malts dominate. The grapefruit is in the background, along with a bit of a pine note. Ultimately a tad sweeter than I would have liked, but still a fine beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - APR 17, 2004
Deep amber color with a rocky cream colored head. Really smell like cooled fresh wort, the raw hops and light maltiness. Lightly smooth. Small trail of lace. Hops all over the place. I am guessing a lot of dry hopping. Nice balance to this one. I really enjoy the late maltiness. Not the overbearing acidic hops. Don't get me wrong there are plenty of hops. Its just the the malt win the battle in the finish, and I usually root for the malt.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
y0cola (361) - fremont, California, USA - APR 10, 2004
tap @ hopyard: Very hoppy aroma. Green fruity and floral hops. Tast is also hoppy but not that bitter. You taste the hops very prominently, which creates a very nice balance, but still puts the hops first.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Alcoholist (570) - Peoria, Illinois, USA - APR 3, 2004
A golden amber color with floating sediment. A creamy white head reducing to a sheet of lace. Nose is floral hops with a strong pine resin and a hint of gapefruit scent spice and lime. Flavour is well malted with very piney hops, like licking a sugar coated pinecone. Also some fruity and citrus hops in the flavour. Finish is resiny and acidic with a dry aftertaste. An IPA drinkers IPA for sure.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
aracauna (3053) - Georgia, USA - APR 1, 2004
Dark amber with a thick white head that leaves a good amount of lacing. There's a heavy dose of fresh hop aroma that's reminiscnet of lemon soap. The flavor is very sweet but not heavy. It would improve if a little less sweet, but still is pretty tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
obxdude10 (2027) - Limerick, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 24, 2004
Slight cloudiness to the copper color, decent fluffy white head, very little lacing though and below average retention, citrusy and hoppy nose, lots of hops in the flavors, notes of musty pine and earth in the flavors as well, dry & spicy finish, good malt profile to balance out the beer, excellent double IPA

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Aubrey (3431) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - MAR 21, 2004
UPDATED: OCT 3, 2005 Hazy orange; sudzy, lasting, light beige head. Lively carbonation; clean and rich. Pretty big malt flavors (sweet cookie dough, earth). Aromas of oranges and flowers. Grassy, spicy hops. Nice amount of bitterness. Tasty beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
brewbandit (312) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - MAR 21, 2004
A light frothy head sits atop a rich amber hued body. Carbonation slowly rising through the brew. A citrus resiny aroma is followed by a similar assault on the palate with malt streaming in to balance. A truly wonderfully drinkable rendition. One to keep in one's cellar. But not too long lest the hops mellow on you!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
igneous1 (1492) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - FEB 22, 2004
acquired from cquiroga. color is deep copper/amber, thin head. aroma is orange peel, very grassy and quite buttery. flavor is caramel malts and the hops are part pine/part grapefruit and delicious. thanks to cquiroga!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bb (6797) - Alamo, California, USA - FEB 13, 2004
Draft. This is a beautiful looking dark reddish-gold colored beer with a great lasting white head. Big floral hop aroma keeps up in the taste. Big caramel malt backbone with huge floral hop taste with some pine and citrus. Citrus hop aftertaste and finishes dry. Very good.

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