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RATINGS: 101   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45   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!


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hammy78 (732) - 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 (11078) - 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 (5414) - 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 don’t think I could handle a pint. (7/3/8/4/15) 3.7
(@ Cole’s, Buffalo, NY)

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
argo0 (11443) - 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 (4983) - 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 (8184) - , 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.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
boFNjackson (4126) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 21, 2011
Bottle... Poured near black, opaque with a light tan head that retained nicely. Good body, the hops really played mostly in the finish with their floralness and pine qualities. Moderate carbonation with some roasted malt tones. Bready, cookie dough sweetness, cardboard muskiness. Quite balanced, decent, glad that the east coast can represent well in the CDA style.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
blipp (5977) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - MAY 18, 2011
Bottle. Pours deep brown with a beige head. Roasted malty aroma with piney and herbal hops. The flavor has roasted malts, floral hops, light herbal notes, and a very light ashy note. Not bad.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (6584) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - MAY 6, 2011
Pouring at TAP NY. Pours a deep black to brown with a thin beige head. Big citrus and chocolate roast notes. Nice roast and more chocolate. Smooth and roasty, long grapefruit with more chocolate and roast on the finish.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
craftycarl21 (2214) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 4, 2011
Draft at Hamilton College’s Little Pub. Dark brown pour with a smallish tan head. Aroma holds nice piney and grassy hop, along with a touch of caramel and cinnamon. Flavor is pretty tasty, but unfortunately the roasty malt character doesn’t quite mesh with the bitter hops. As a result, the flavor is hoppy and fairly tasty, but the flavor is non-distinct. Close, and a good try, but this keeps it from being a solid black IPA.


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