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Olde Tom - Skookum Brewery

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Olde Tom
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Ratings: 15
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 9.18%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
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Washington, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: RedDiamond on 11-24-2009

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Ratings: 15 | Reviews: 7 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by RedDiamond:
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3.8/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A dark sorrel ale with a tan soapy head. Olde Tom is on the reddish side for an IPA with a lush, creamy texture. It's hoppy and bitter as you might expect, but isn't a flowery hop acrobat. It upholds ample malt structure. Not an exotic high-profile IPA, but a nice quaffer.

More User Reviews:
Photo of NWer
4.5/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Served on tap at the new Anthony's in Anacortes.
Nice dark red/amber - dark for an IPA. Cloudy appearance with bronze foamy head that retains well.
Malt forward with hoppy bitterness. Well balanced. Some cloying taste.
Enjoyable enough though. A solid effort but clearly not up there with the better IPA's.A beautiful pour at the brewery. Served full meaning minimal head in a plastic cup.
Incredible dark copper color. Richest I have ever seen in an IPA. Aroma very full and abundant. So many times I have trouble picking up anything but not with this beauty.
Taste what you expect from an American IPA. Full body, just enough tartness to lightly overpower the malt flavor.
Love it.
They need to get out more. The world is being deprived a great beer from one of the best nano-breweries in the Northwest.

Photo of hopwave
3.9/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Always on @ the Conway Tavern...

Poured into a standard Pint glass... pours a Dark Transparent orange colour with a thin white head.... lots of lace, very sticky tasting in the mouth... taste/feel is alot stronger then the 6.0ABV imho... taste is very fruity and nice... overall worth a shot if you see it on-tap.

Photo of Mole_Playing_Rough
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of CardsWinAgain
4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

Photo of Donkster46
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of NickThePyro
4/5  rDev +2%

Photo of benbjb
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of redfox405
4/5  rDev +2%

Photo of stript
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of twelveinches
4/5  rDev +2%

Photo of grittybrews
3.85/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured a hazy golden amber with a finger of soapy head. Fairly mild aroma of citrus and pine with a touch of caramel.

Moderate carbonation and a fairly light mouthfeel. Caramel sweetness up front followed by grapefruit and grassy pine.

Fairly middle-of-the-road IPA flavor profile, but the balance is just right.

Photo of barleywinefiend
3.13/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Poured dark murky color with good carbonation and a dirty white head.

S: Some hops, caramel, bitterness

T: Not a big IPA hopbomb but very malty, like Red Diamnd stated, some red/amber qualities Some booze, mild hop bitterness

M: Medium bodies, not as hoppy as I would have liked, balanced but lookin for more hops still

D: Average IPA

Photo of beertunes
3.63/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in bubble pint glass. Poured a slightly hazy dark copper color with an inch of off-white head that had OK retention and light lacing.

The aroma was nicely hoppy, mostly pine and floral, with a nice scent of grain in the background. The flavors were good, tangy hops upfront that merged into smooth, even malts in the middle and left a nice tingle on the finish.

The body was a bit fuller than average for the style, but not heavy in the least. The beer was very easily drinkable, I could have several. Overall, a better than average example of the style. Worth your time when you see it.

Photo of Spectacularj1
4.53/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A: Dark copper color, not cloudy. Some lacing, not too foamy (2 day old growler though).

S: very Citrusy

T: tast is very citrusy, with some hints of pine.

M: Feel is surprisingly light, bitterness doesn't linger for too long.

O: My new favorite IPA. I have had this IPA several times over the past few years. Previous batches were rather blah, but this one is exceptional. Hopefully this latest version is the permanent one.

Olde Tom from Skookum Brewery
86 out of 100 based on 15 ratings.