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Skull & Bones Double Pale Ale - Lake Bluff Brewing Company

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Skull & Bones Double Pale Ale
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BA SCORE
83
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16 Ratings
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Ratings: 16
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 11.2%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Lake Bluff Brewing Company visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  7.70% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: emerge077 on 08-29-2011)
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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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emerge077

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3.58/5  rDev -2.2%

Skull & Bones Double Pale Ale was on tap today at the brewpub.

Dark burnished brass color, with an orange glint. Steadily rising carbonation visible. Sticky collar of lace, good retention. Bright clarity, you could see through it easily despite the darker color.

Grassy herbal pine and dried citrus peel, classic cascade aroma.

Flavors follow suit, amped up grassy bitterness, citrus rind, caramel maltiness. It's ok, and definitely drinkable, though left me craving more in terms of hops. Thankfully the Hard Tail DIPA delivered in that regard.

08-29-2011 01:46:49 | More by emerge077
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Served in a snifter at The Firkin.

I've always felt "skull and bones" to be redundant... Anyway, this stuff pours a generally clear sunset brass topped by a half-finger of cream-white foam. The nose comprises tobacco, light grass, light greens, light cilantro, light grapefruit peel, light booze, and a smattering of caramel. The taste holds notes of caramel, sweet booze, mandarin orange syrup, light grapefruit peel, and greens. The body is a stolid medium, with a very light moderate carbonation and a fairly syrupy feel. Overall, things were just too sweet and boozy for my tastes...

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Skull & Bones Double Pale Ale from Lake Bluff Brewing Company
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