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Skeleton Coast IPA - Jack Black Beer

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Reviews: 3
Hads: 8
Avg: 3.44
pDev: 15.41%
Wants: 0
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
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South Africa

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: Thehuntmaster on 02-04-2014

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Reviews: 3 | Hads: 8
Reviews by Thehuntmaster:
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2.56/5  rDev -25.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

440ml bottle 6,6% Abv.
Served chilled in a wine glass.

Appearance: Lovely clear deeper orange body. Rough pour yields a massive off white head that lasts ridiculously well and leaves thick chunks of lacing clinging to the glass. A really good looking IPA!

Smell : Well either the wizards at the SAB hop farms have developed aroma-less hops or this bottle isn’t fresh. Lets see if I can find an expiry date . . . Wait what - exp: 10/12/2014!!! The only way that would be acceptable is if it was brewed on 10/11/2014, but since I have yet to invent time travel I doubt that is the case.
There isn’t much in the nose at all, some caramelly/toasty malt, vague remnants of citric hops, maybe a touch of dankness and some honey.

Taste: As with the nose, the flavor has certainly been hammered by the freshness issue, but at least there is some taste. There is a pleasant bitterness in the finish (30 IBUs maybe, but not 65!). Some caramelly malt, a faint hint of some tropical fruits, honey, some grapefruit pith and that’s about it.

MF: Too carbonated for me by quite some margin, but it is fairly smooth and goes down easily. The body is medium and has a touch of stickiness.

Overall: Dear Jack Black please do yourself a favour and go and read the label of Pliny the Elder. IPAs cannot be stored and they most certainly do not last for a year. I think there needs to be some serious evaluation as to how long a beer like this can last, especially when it is transported across the country in the middle of summer.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of WoodBrew
3.73/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

I like the Skeleton Coast IPA. It is a malty English Style IPA that poured a clear amber color with frothy slightly off-white head that is leaving a nice lacing. The scent carries a mostly malt backdrop with touches of hop. The taste is a nice struggle between a sweet malt base with bitter finishing hops. The mouthfeel is medium in body with good carbonation. Overall this is a solid offering in a country where craft beer is starting to become popular!

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Photo of Syracuse12
3.23/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BFCarr
3.72/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Nmyanda
4.2/5  rDev +22.1%

Photo of djrn2
3.16/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of dorosjim
4.02/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Despite thehuntmasters complaint about freshness the bottle I have is only 2 months old and tastes great! A little lacking in the nose, but the beer has a brisk yet heavy body which is balanced by the extremely dry finish. Bitternes is bold but clean. Sweet caramel malt upfront is quickly whisked away by herbal and woodsy hop character. An english style IPA that a lot of new wave hop heads will overlook because it doesn't make you want to rip your tongue or taste like tropical fruit.

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Photo of Tim725
2.9/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Skeleton Coast IPA from Jack Black Beer
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