Skeleton Coast IPA - Jack Black Beer
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Ratings: 2 | Reviews: 2 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by Thehuntmaster:
2.55/5 rDev -18.8%
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.
Serving type: bottle
02-04-2014 06:00:33 | More by Thehuntmaster
More User Reviews:
3.74/5 rDev +19.1%
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!
Serving type: bottle
06-27-2014 15:47:00 | More by WoodBrew
Skeleton Coast IPA from Jack Black Beer
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