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RATINGS: 104   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46   IBU: 75   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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Yes, Skunk Black IPA. Big hop aromas hover over this perfectly balanced, dark beauty. Who knew a skunk could smell so good? Discover why a hint of roasted malt in the perfect complement to big hop flavor. Get Skunked!


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
madmitch76 (15073) - , Essex, ENGLAND - DEC 5, 2013
5th December 2013
Bottle tasting at Craft Clerkenwell. Thanks to Black IPA hound Colin. Clear deep red beer with a small pale tan head. Light dry palate, softish. Very light touch of dark malts. Mellow red berry fruits. Hops are pretty bitter and only have a light touch of that signature (but not cumpulsorary) black ipa pine. Dry finish with a stong bitter linger.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
juicyhops (48) - Grayslake, Illinois, USA - OCT 19, 2013
Bottle. Dark fruits on the nose. Dark brown in color. Roasted barley dominates the flavor. Bitter. Medium body.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jeremytoni (2980) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - OCT 12, 2013
From a bottle poured a dark brown color with a fair amount of head. Toasted malty flavor with a lingering finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
generallee08 (680) - New York, USA - OCT 6, 2013
UPDATED: OCT 7, 2013 Presentation: It was poured from a brown 1pt. 6oz bottle into a pint glass. Appearance: It builds a two and a half inch medium tan head over a very dark reddish brown body. Inside the body there is some carbonation streaming up to the head which has nice retention and makes for some nice lace patterns on the glass. Smell: Right away I am greeted with firm herbal and leafy hop notes. Behind the hops are notes of caramel and fresh bready malts that also offer a light toasted nuance as well. Taste/Palate: The flavor is full of herbal, piney and resin like hop bitterness up front alone with toasted/roasted malty notes. There is a slight fruity note in the background like unripe mango. It finishes with lots of hop bitterness and heavily toasted almost burnt malt notes slowly fading off the tongue. Notes: Overall it is an average Black IPA. It brings lots of bitterness and some complexity to the table but not full harmony of its flavors.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
maxwelldeux (3664) - Everett, Washington, USA - AUG 29, 2013
Bottle. Pours a dark brown color with a moderate light tan head on it. Nose has some nice roasting elements to it with a decent amount of floral hoppiness coming through. Taste is quite bitter, but with a very pleasant roasty smoothness to it. Easy drink and fun Black IPA.

4.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Truebrew69 (19) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 13, 2013
Excellent Black IPA! THe color is so dark but the taste is so rich. Nice and hoppy. Can clearly taste the crisp dark hops on this one.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DCLawyer (1429) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - MAY 19, 2013
Bomber->SA. Dark brown with frothy offwhite head. Aroma: pine hops over sweet malt. Taste: sweet malt, caramel, molasses with hops finish. Ok.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ed5388 (2089) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - APR 22, 2013
22oz bomber. Pours a deep dark brown with a thin light brown head. Aroma of light pine, grapefruit, and roasted malt. Taste is mild roasted malt, some pine, grapefruit, and a prune sweetness.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hopdog (8933) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 17, 2013
22oz bottle. Poured a dark amber / brown color with an averaged sized tan head. Aromas of roast, earth, pine, and some chocolate. Tastes of earth, roast, and pine.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
NikkTwist (1624) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 10, 2013
Draft at Khyber Pass. Poured a very dark clear ruby with a frothy tan head. Lace. Hoppy and dark but does not strike me as a Black IPA. More a hoppy malt blend with medium red fruit and some charred notes. Plums. Pomegranate. Burnt toast. Hops mostly seem to bring a spicy bite to the mix but not much else. As a Black IPA it sucks, but as thirst quenching beer it works.


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