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RATINGS: 105   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!


3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (11534) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerman6686 (4713) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 22, 2011
This poured a darker brown color with a beige head. Aroma was a nice blend of roasted malt and dank hops. Flavor was also very well balanced, one of my favorite black ipas, nice bright herbal hops with a roasted background. Good stuff.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (11971) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUL 20, 2011
(22oz bottle) Pours a clear brown body with medium beige head. Aroma of roasted malt, caramel, light pine, and citrus. Flavor of roasted malt, citrus, pine, cocoa, and earth with a moderately dry finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rocbyter (1908) - Waterbury, Connecticut, USA - JUL 13, 2011
Moderate robust malt aroma. Very dark amber color with a medium tan head. Initially sharp sweet turning quickly to a light bitterness that last until the end. Lightly creamy palate in the finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hammy78 (779) - Dundas, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 9, 2011
Bottle purchased at the Village Beer Merchant in Buffalo. Pours a pitch black opaque colour with an off white head that recedes to a thin layer, minor spots of lacing. Aroma is hoppy, almost smells like dope. Tastes is quite bitter, sweet. Really nice mouthfeel, a little numbing. Awesome.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jcwattsrugger (11233) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUL 9, 2011
22oz bottle @RBSG-pours a tan head and dark copper color. Aroma is pine/resin, secondary medium/dark malt. Taste is pine/resin hops with some bite, secondary medium/dark malt.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mabel (6865) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 28, 2011
[3704-20110429] Tap. Grainy roast malt bread aroma. Clear, black red-hued body with a medium-lasting foamy white head. Roasted grainy malt flavour is boozy and lingers afterward with wooden bark notes. Full body. Tasty and interesting but donít think I could handle a pint. (7/3/8/4/15) 3.7
(@ Coleís, Buffalo, NY)

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
argo0 (11666) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 23, 2011
22oz bottle, RBSG grand tasting. Minimal beige head, clear dark-brown body. Aroma is moderately sweet, caramel, some dark chocolate, faint raisin. Taste is moderately sweet, caramel, some dark chocolate, grapefruit, light orange. Medium body, light acidity.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
decaturstevo (5219) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - JUN 11, 2011
Black/brown pour with tan head and lace. Sweet caramel malt a hinto chocolate, and nice resiny hop aroma. A bit thin and watery but a nice beer.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (8965) - , New Jersey, USA - JUN 7, 2011
Bottle shared at RBSG. Pours black. Tan head. Nose/taste of hops, roast chocolate, caramel and black malts and slightly resinous herbal hops. Medium body.


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