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Mogollon Skunk Ape Double Black IPA
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RATINGS: 19   MEAN: 3.84/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 83   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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Skunk Ape Double Black IPA, the first beer in the Mogollon Monster Mash series. The skunk Ape, a large hairy, bipedal mammal, is closely akin to the famed Sasquatch. As a rule the creature’s appearance is usually preceded by a thick skunk-like odor, and it’s scream cuts the night air sending chills up the spine of all in ear shot. We brew this Double Black IPA as dark as midnight and stuff it full of hops. At 10% ABV and 83.44 IBU’s, you’ll enjoy your encounter with this Skunk Ape with a much more pleasing, slightly roasted and hoppy aroma, and may find yourself running screaming into the night for more.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jhamp9 (1048) - Corinth, Texas, USA - JUL 11, 2012
Pours black with a nice cream colored head and great lacing. Aroma is an interesting blend of fruit, coffee, and chocolate. Citrus taste up front followed by chocolate and coffee. Slight alcohol in the finish. Coffee aftertaste. Very interesting and good overall.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ibrew2or3 (6881) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - MAY 26, 2012
22oz bomber pours very dark brown with thin tan head. The mild aroma offers up bits of black pepper, black licorice, spicy hops and chocolate. The taste is full malt forward with dark roasted malts, burnt malts and a firm level of chocolate malts. Around the edges of the malts I get some spicy hops, earthy hops and a good bit of spicy black licorice and a sense of spicy oak wood notes (in the absence of any wood treatment too). This is one interesting beer that doesn’t really fit into a style. The former one, Imperial Stout, likely fits best.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bu11zeye (11942) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAY 1, 2012
(22oz bottle) Pours an opaque black body with a small beige head. Aroma of chocolate, citrus, graham cracker, and roasted malt. Flavor of chocolate, roasted malt, light ash, grass, and citrus with a dry finish.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopasaurus_rex (109) - Surprise, Arizona, USA - APR 22, 2012
Pours a pitch black with a nice tan head. Aromas of malt, piney, cocoa, roasted and a tad smokey. Initial flavor is smooth, slightly bitter. Cocoa and roasted malt are up front with a nice piney hop bitterness finish, resiny and a touch of burnt. Mouthfeel is oily with slight stickiness. Not what I was expecting. At 10% the alcohol is well hidden. Not much of an IPA flavor at all, except for the pine hops. It’s definitely a good beer and worth a try, just a tad disappointed cause I was expecting a massive hoppy beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - APR 7, 2012
strong beer fest 2/18/12. black and thick with a pale brown head. roasty nose...lots of earthy spicy hops, dank goodness,light choco, wetness and sulfur. flavor is the same....sweetness is kept low. full bodied and creamy but prickly too. nice. 8/4/7.5/4/16

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
acsilver877 (10) - Arizona, USA - MAR 27, 2012
This is the first high gravity beer I’ve liked in a long time. I found that the upfront taste was excellent but the bitterness left behind was a little disappointing to me. Excellent nose, color, lacing and body. Cool name too.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
footy (345) - scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 26, 2012
Clear dark brown vs. black with mahogany hilights. Tan head with lots of lacing. Very nice wet dank musty wet grass. Roast and chocolate also present which is very well balanced with the hops, which is rare with this style. Incredibly tasty and well balanced. Roast and hoppy bitterness both present with neither overwhelming the other. Chewy palate. Whatever hops were used work much better than the piney hops most use. The piney hops do not balance near as well as found in other Black DIPA's. As it warms the chocolate comes out in the flavor. This is a style I normally don't like as I think the two styles don't meld well, however I feel that Mogollon figured out a way to make them mesh. Will definitely get more. If I was still trading I would feel comfortable sending this off as the Lagniappe. Alcohol incredibly well hidden. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - FEB 16, 2012
UPDATED: FEB 17, 2012 Black as coffee with a lingering head and mild aromatics. Medium nectar weight with excellent carbonation. A brew of bold nature yet balanced by then serenity of a sasquatch clan. Here is where brawn meets brains as this is sublimely balanced with enough meat on it to satisfy a Yeti. Hops are in check yet lively and ready to pounce.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bockyhorsey (2610) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - FEB 16, 2012
Aroma is roasty alomst like an impy porter with some coffee. Black beauty with tan head some lace. Hoppy brew along with some dry roast and leaves the palate dry but just wanting another swig. Exect the body warming effect this brew seems more inline with an impy proter but good brew


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