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Skunk Black IPA - Three Heads Brewing

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Skunk Black IPASkunk Black IPA

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BA SCORE
82
good

130 Ratings
THE BROS
84
good

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Ratings: 130
Reviews: 64
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 14.01%
Wants: 11
Gots: 12 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Three Heads Brewing visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
American Black Ale |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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 is the perfect complement to big hop flavor. Get Skunked!
6.5% Alc/vol. 75 IBUs

(Beer added by: John on 12-05-2010)
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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

05-28-2014 23:28:37 | More by Latarnik
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Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +3%

05-27-2014 21:59:10 | More by Durandal_777
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New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +3%

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Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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Georgia

3.75/5  rDev +3%

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New York

3.75/5  rDev +3%

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New York

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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New Jersey

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Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +3%

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North Carolina

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brentk56

North Carolina

3.64/5  rDev 0%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Well, Three Heads would be about right as this beer pours "all head" with a slowly rising coffee liquid at the base.; of course, the retention is great - in fact, this head sticks to the top of the pint glass like a glacier

Smell: Roast, citrus peel and a hint of mint

Taste: Roasty, up front, with a burgeoning bitterness that adds some citrus peel, coffee grinds and a hint of mint, in the middle; after the swallow, the taste flattens out, bringing some earthy mineral tones, though the bitterness persists in the finish

Mouthfeel: Medium body (slightly thin) and overly fizzy

Overall: There are some promising elements to this beer both in the aromatics and some of the flavor elements but overall it seems to miss the mark

Serving type: bottle

09-13-2013 01:04:42 | More by brentk56
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New York

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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New York

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New York

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New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +3%

06-12-2013 18:08:42 | More by InspectorBob
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teromous

Virginia

2.83/5  rDev -22.3%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

A: The body of the beer is dark brown, but not completely opaque. Even in dim lighting I am able to make out shadows through the glass. The head is off-white, very large, leaving very nice lacing on the glass.

S: There are very good aromatics. I get some sharp pine scents, then I'm hit immediately by a waft of malt and caramel scent. It immediately conjures images of how a barleywine smells.

T: Lots of roasted flavor, followed by loads of pine. Lots of bitterness. I mean the bitterness is huge in this beer, but there isn't enough hop flavor. There's some charcoal flavor mixed in there as well. I'll do my best to explain this, but there's too much malty sweetness and too much harsh bitterness. There is far to little hop flavor to counteract all of this.

M: The beer feels on the thin side while drinking, but it is so packed full of bitterness and malt flavor that it makes it very hard to drink.

O: Overall I was not a fan of this black ale, and I really can't recommend it. It's all over the place...it's somewhere in "Barleywine Land" without as much mouthfeel. It really needed more hop flavor. The bitterness was there. I get it, it's supposed to be hoppy...but there's more to hops than plain bitterness.

Serving type: bottle

06-08-2013 20:20:28 | More by teromous
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Skunk Black IPA from Three Heads Brewing
82 out of 100 based on 130 ratings.