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RATINGS: 237   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85/5   IBU: 88   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
chicagodri (1683) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 7, 2011
Bottle from a friend. Good beer when fresh. Pours copper with an off white head. Caramel malt blended with a lot of pine and citrus hops. Good flavor, grapefruit dominates. Well done.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerchugger (716) - North Canton, Ohio, USA - MAY 3, 2011
Pours a golden copper with a bright white head. Syrupy sweet thick chewy caramel malts. Loads of pine, grapefruits, and earth in the nose. The palate is very similar with the pine and grapefruit coming through nicely. The finish is fairly long and bitter.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mora2000 (6158) - McKinney, Texas, USA - APR 24, 2011
Thanks to someone for sharing this bottle. The beer pours an orange color with a white head. The aroma is heavy on the grapefruit. From the smell of it, this beer is all about the hops. The flavor is also very hoppy. I get a lot of grapefruit and orange notes with some biscuit and caramel malt mixed in. Even with all the hoppy flavors going on, the bitterness is still fairly low and makes the beer very drinkable. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thirdeye11 (6093) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 24, 2011
(Draught at GABF) golden color with a creamy tan head. Nose of rhubarb, candi sugar, pineapple and mango. Taste of umami, rhubarb, sweet, pineapple. Creamy and thick body.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
wnoble (1251) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - APR 23, 2011
Bottle thanks to my friend Robert. Pours burnt orange to red and clear with a small creamy head that fades to a film. nose is sweet bread and caramel malts behind loads of orange, pine, citrus, herbal hops, peaches, and sweet resinous fruits. Taste is full on hop flavor and semi sweet but doesnt come off cloying or heavy. Bitterness is smooth and subdued but is just enough to balance it out and really doesnt leave a lasting bitterness. I can almost feel the dank hop oils on my teeth. Medium body. Good. one of the darker, heavier west coast IPAs.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pastor (799) - Skowhegan, Maine, USA - APR 23, 2011
Thanks to Deuane for sharing this treat with me. We poured the brew into strait glasses and were greeted with a nice two finger white head that laced it way all the way down the glass. The body of the brew was a nice shade of amber. This is a west coast IPA no bones about it. The nose is hoppy and citric good grassiness and floral notes. The flavor is hop bitter forward with almost no malt sweetness coming through. I can see why the Hopheads dig it. The flavor is bitter hops upfront with an ever slight malt sweetness making this brew a very drinkable DIPA. The body is medium with great carbonation adding to the ease of consumption. Yes this is definitely one of the better west coast DIPA I have had this year. Serving type: bottle

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nickd717 (4289) - Sofia, BULGARIA - APR 20, 2011
Bomber thanks to gregshead on BA. Deep clear amber pour with a small off-white head and great lacing. Nice hoppy aroma of orange zest, grapefruit, and pine with some sweet malt notes. Caramel malt flavor, more prominent than other west coast IPAs but not as much as an east coaster. Good citrusy grapefruit hop flavor with some resinousness to it. Medium-plus bodied with not too much syrupiness and a smooth carbonation. Really good but not on the level of some of the best west coast DIPAs. Ill have it again though.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
joeneugs (6060) - Livermore, California, USA - APR 20, 2011
On tap at Stone. Pours dark orange with a creamy orange head. The aroma is nice with sweet citrus, grass, and tropical fruit. The flavor is huge, juicy, and bitter with sweet peaches, mango, grass, and a resinous bitter sweet finish. Very potent and juicy.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Doodler (318) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 7, 2011
22 oz bomber, Thanks to Andrew, Pours a reddish orange with a serious foamy head . Big nose of sweet pine and citrus bombed hops. Has a good chunk of maltiness and grassy grapefruit throughout, Sort of a cross between Pliny and an Odell Red. Finishes with a bitter sweetness and a touch of breadiness. A nice Cali DIPA. Glad I got to try this one.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
toxichop (597) - South Gate, California, USA - APR 2, 2011
Bottle from the brewery. I open the bottle and the aroma just blows out with citrus and cut-grass. Pours a very dark copper with a nice head. The taste is of citrus, hops, and vanilla. Its is very well balance and very easy to drink. Theres a little bit of a bitter aftertaste but not very much. There is no punishment of the tounge when drinking this. Which was a bit of a dissapointment. It is a bit to easy to drink.


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