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RATINGS: 416   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!


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4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
bogdi1 (32) - Helsinki, - APR 17, 2006
22 oz. bottle courtesy of Darkelf – Thanks a lot Stephen! Ok, now this is hoppy! Piney, resiny, citrusy hop-a-saurus is released from the bottle after opening. Simply delicious aroma. Flavor is quite simple but well balanced with hops, malty sweetness and some peppery spiciness and bitterness. Not a huge, extreme or the most original beer by any means, but a balanced, straight-forward and well-crafted example of west coast DIPA. I’m convinced.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
craftycarl21 (2227) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 9, 2014
It’s been a helluva Tuesday as far as kind customers at the bar go; thanks to some random lady! Deep red amber pour, small white frothy head. The appearance certainly belies this one, as the malt character is very slight and this seems to be absolutely packed with old school hops; strikes me as Chinook and Simcoe, with big damp earth, manure, loam, biting spruce tip, pine resin, and grapefruit. Clean given the 8%. Right on.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BoBoChamp (5443) - Gent, BELGIUM - AUG 25, 2014
65cl, American brew, thx alot to Koen for sharing!, complex bitter brew, malty/bitter/fruity and slightly woody/sweet, yet not balanced, hazy, small head, good brew

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Reynolds314 (2331) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 10, 2014
Nah man. Bottle just purchased and tastes old malty, metallic and not fresh. Pennies, acrid bitterness, caramel, and old grassy hops. Tastes like what people used to think were good DIPAs.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ernesto987 (3714) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 17, 2014
bomber, sweet body. not enough of the hops to really showcase the hops. sweet body, sweet finish. this wouldve been great 10 years ago. Your classic dipa from 2002.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
M_Sack (378) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAY 4, 2014
Tap @ the local tap house, Sydney 2012. Magnificent. Best dipa I have had. Dark copper with a off white head and strong lacing. Big aromas of passionfruit, grapefruit juice, pine as well as a solid caramel and bready malt backing. The citrusy grapefruit/passionfruit, with a hint of peach and nectarine hits the palate first and then a strong caramel malt element pegs it back before a delicious whack of pine without an oily mouthfeel to make it highly drinkable. Loved it.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois (8692) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - APR 12, 2014
Bottle split at Bruce’s pad, big thanks to the host with the most and the man with the pad, 27/03/14. Golden orange with a moderate light beige covering that retains. Nose is bitter tropicals, orange sherbet, light spice, caramel malt, bitter grapefruit. Taste comprises bitter hop bite, candied sugars, pine resin, grapefruit, tropical fruits, light booze. Medium + bodiment, fine carbonation, semi drying close with semi aggressive hop bitterness. Decent DIPA.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Benzai (8227) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - APR 5, 2014
Bottle @ ZZT 9 thanks to myself. Hazy reddish color, medium sized off-white head. Smell and taste malts, hops, lots of resin and pine, superbly bitter. Superb bitterness, medium to full body, medium carbonation. Nice!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Abijen (1473) - ’s-Hertogenbosch, NETHERLANDS - APR 5, 2014
Pours an orange unclear beer with a good white head. Smells sweet fruits, honey. Tastes the same. Average carbo, dry texture and a medium body.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
madmitch76 (15073) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAR 30, 2014
27th March 2014
Tasting at Bruce’s. Thanks to our ever gracious host. Almost clear amber beer, good pale cream coloured head. Palate is smooth and airy with fine carbonation. Smooth malt, light and fluffy, little cream. Hops are bitterish with a little fresh hop spice. Pine and a little bitter orange, Finishes smooth with a mild bitter linger. Very nice, comes together very well.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (10969) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 27, 2014
Bottle shared in London - thanks to Bruce. Pours clear, rich gold with a frothy, off-white head. The nose has some dry pine, mild bread, caramel, dry orange. Medium sweet flavor with oily hop character, light alcohol kick, pine, orange, grapefruit. Medium to full bodied with fine carbonation. Warm finish with oily and sticky pine, nips of toasted bread and caramel. Tasty stuff.


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