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Skeleton Coast IPA - Jack Black Beer

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Skeleton Coast IPA
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Ratings: 3
Reviews: 2
rAvg: 3.5
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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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Ratings: 3 | Reviews: 2
Reviews by Thehuntmaster:
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2.56/5  rDev n/a
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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3.73/5  rDev n/a
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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Skeleton Coast IPA from Jack Black Beer
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