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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!


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3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dogfishho (588) - Bloomfield, New Jersey, USA - DEC 4, 2012
On cask @ beer authority. Pours thick and creamy with a huge cappuccino colored head. Very dark. The aroma is strange. Filled with hops and some sweetness but Parmesan cheese? Wtf? Anyway on tha palate itís nicely balanced but uninteresting. Pretty decent.


4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Cybercat (3339) - Georgia, USA - SEP 7, 2014
Pours a rich, appetizing, dark-chocolate brown that lets in a snip of daylight at the very bottom and has a very thick and rather persistent light tan head that pillows. Roast malt aroma has notes of wood hops and caramel. Hops, mostly woody, dominate the flavor, while roast malt and caramel and a little hint of chocolate serve as backup singers. Smooth texture has decent fizz and thickness, and leaves an earthy, smoky finish of woody hops. Go ahead, get skunked - but PLEASE designate a driver, or call a cab. Or get skunked in your own home, or in a bar thatís convenient to MARTA.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KyotoLefty (6498) - Kyoto, JAPAN - SEP 3, 2014
Draught at MacGregors. DArk brown with orange, fine head. Nose of chocolate, big licorice, orange, pine. Nice citrus and licorice flavor, chocolate, mint, light roast, as I like in the style. Good stuff. Light and crisp with solid bitterness.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kaser (2737) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 31, 2014
Black pour from 22oz bottle at Lakehouse. Tabbaco and earthy taste. Malty hoppy and licorice. Something off about this but it isn't bad

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
snoworsummer (2165) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUL 20, 2014
From a bottle from Lazy Dog. Pours dark ruby brown with a bubbly beige head. Tastes like sweet roasted malt, bitter hops, pine, dry grapefruit. Light.body and low carbonation. Smells like sweet alcohol, pine, musky malt.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sonnycheeba (3568) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUL 20, 2014
Bottle. Pours dark brown with creamy beige head. Aroma is lightly roasted malts, faint chocolate, raisins, fig, light spice, and faint floral notes. Flavor is dry malts, roast, medium earthy bitterness, and faint dark fruit esters; dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hayduke (3380) - Eureka, California, USA - JUN 10, 2014
Courtesy of a trade. Poured black with a beige head and a lot of sticky lacing. Nose is roasted malts and pine hops. Medium plus in body with a smooth creamy mouth feel. Flavor is a good balance of chocolate malts and pine hops and a good bitterness is there. The finish shows the pine hops and some licorice. Really delicious beer.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
closey22 (904) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - MAY 22, 2014
Dark brown with lasting thin lacy beige head; slightly sweet and softly hoppy; Flava is earthty & sweet some berry and raisiny notes; feels medium some fizz; finishes dry and bitters with some herbal notes

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gripweed57 (701) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - MAY 16, 2014
On tap at High Street Grill in Mount Holly, NJ. Nose is a combo of roasted malts and piney hops. Upfront, flavor is bittersweet roasted malt and more pine hops. A unique contrast that seems to work nicely. Soft silky mouthfeel. Finish has notes of licorice and chocolate. Nicely done.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hotstuff (4096) - Indiana, USA - APR 19, 2014
Rated on 12-24-2011 (Bottle) The appearance is a medium sized tan fizzy head with a lengthy retention, transparent brown body with an orange tint, fizzy, fast rising carbonation, and one ring of lacing. The aroma is roasted malt, pine and grassy hops. The flavor is roasted malt, pine hops and fruity. The mouthfeel is lively and this beer is medium bodied. The roasted malt takes over the hops in this beer thus giving this beer a lingering roastiness.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cgarvieuk (14539) - 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


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