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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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MartinT (7811) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 9, 2011
My Bottom Line :
Black grapes, earth and toasted cereals are met by sustained leafy hop bitterness in this slender Black IPA.

Further Personal Perceptions :
-A frothy sheet of foam covers the dark brown.
-Wooden hop resins harbor cologne-like impressions.
-Roastiness is also present throughout.
-A strange phenolic touch (rubber eraser?) roams by once in a while.
-All flavors are nicely levelled.
-That is one ugly label...

Bottle.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
jrallen34 (3483) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 4, 2011
bottle... dark brown bordering on black, huge medium tan head, great retention and lace, great looking... subtle but very pleasant aroma, light roasted chocolate, a little pine on the back... the taste isnít as balanced or rounded, harsh alcohol, more charred than roast, needs a bit of more malt, the chocolate is gone... great start but turned out average

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (31220) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - OCT 24, 2011
From tap at the brewpub. Pours dark brown to almost black with a creamy, tan and lasting head. Aroma is roasted malty and light hops fruity. Bitter, fruity and roasted malty. Light breadish and roasted. Ends dry, bitter and dark malty.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thornecb (4404) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 22, 2011
Pours mahogany-tinged black into a shaker. Off-white head with medium retention recedes to skim surface. Chocolate, resin and grapefruit aromas. Thin with dank resin, chocolate and a lasting grapefruit finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SrSilliGose (3257) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - OCT 16, 2011
tap. nice clean roast. bright citrus, floral and pineapple fruit character hops. nice balance. tasty. milky, medium body. some light chocolate and coffee. enjoyable.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
coldbrewky (1423) - Hippetown East, New York, USA - OCT 10, 2011
Spectacular nose of fresh abundant hops after pour. So much so I was looking around my basement to see if I had missed a rack or two from the harvest this year. Slate black with some light at edges of glass. If you close your eyes and ignore the color of the brew the IPAness comes out in vibrant form. Centralized choco-caramel ephemeralness. Moderate body with a quick finish. Even and enjoyable but not outstanding in its field.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 27, 2011
Cask @ old toad.its dark...almost black...off-white solid head. Hoppy nose but hard to detect anything specific. Flavors are roasted malt and hops...what a surprise for the awesome style of black ipa. Nothing different here folks...as usual. Black ipas are the hardest to rate as they all taste the same...and I drink this across the table from a ratebeerian named blackipa....fuck.my.life.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
zebracakes (1339) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 23, 2011
Bomber. Pours opaque ruby brown black, thin off white head. Aroma is hoppy, smoky, malty. Flavor is smoke, pine, anise, hops, roasted nuts; all well blended. Nice, dry, bitter finish.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
johnnnniee (2312) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 31, 2011
On tap at the Ale House in Vestal NY Pours a surprisingly clear dark brown with ruby highlights when held to light. Creamy off white head shows moderate retention. Smells of pine and cirtus with hints of chocolate and coffee. Not quite porter like in the nose but the roast is definitely there. Pine and resinous taste mixed with a hint of chocolate and roasted grains. Medium body and carbonation level with a resiuos creamy mouthfeel. I really liked this one. Great Black IPA that almost ordered another one to my table.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (11095) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 26, 2011
Bomber from Half Time. Pours very black with a slight creamy white/beige head. Roasted dark malt with evergreen aspects for aroma. Med+ body. Flavor is smooth dark roast malt with a good dose of fruit/resin hop. Iíd say grapefruit above pine, but this is a mixed flavor situation and Iím having trouble separating components. And why try. Itís nicely bitter, full of malt flavor, and incredibly delicious.


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