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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
yespr (31480) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
madmitch76 (15309) - , 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cgarvieuk (14706) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 18, 2014
Bottle at chrisOs... Deep black... Big tan head... Soft soapy chocolate pine nose ove fizzy... Dark malts... Rich chocolate roast... Light pine... Dry bitter chocolate

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (12321) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 26, 2012
UPDATED: MAR 15, 2013 Bottle. Almost black, small tan head. Aroma of coffee. Taste is coffee grounds, pine. 3.3 Second try, also bottled. Black color, large fluffy brown head with good retention. Nice pine and roasty aroma. Tasty roast coffe, bitter finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (11972) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
argo0 (11568) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Leighton (11322) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 8, 2013
Bottle shared at CBC Clerkenwell in London - thanks to Colin, my black IPA brother. Pours clear brown with a big tan head. Lightly aged burnt pine and toasted malts in the nose, some herbs, too. Light to medium sweet flavor with dirty pine, dry orange, burnt toast, light dusty cocoa. Light to medium bodied with average carbonation. Modest dry roast finish with more dusty cocoa and toasted pine. OK, but the bottle doesnt seem super fresh.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (11257) - 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. Id say grapefruit above pine, but this is a mixed flavor situation and Im having trouble separating components. And why try. Its nicely bitter, full of malt flavor, and incredibly delicious.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jcwattsrugger (11113) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tmoney99 (10817) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 23, 2012
Bottle shared by Beerpig317. Poured black with an average frothy light brown head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate to heavy toasted resin hop aroma. Medium body with a dry slick texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy dark bittersweet flavor with a medium to heavy bittersweet finish of moderate duration. This is a complex beer.


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