Beer dates like fashion. Knucklebone IPA is no exception: it comes across as an American IPA of the first decade of this century. Although it is bracingly bitter, the malt and hops are in comparative balance here with a small amount of stone fruit coming out on top of the traditional pine and grapefruit. The malt runs through light caramel to toffee and sultana. Sometimes instead of reinventing the wheel, you only need to reintroduce it.