Skankin Dirty - Brash Brewing Company

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Ratings: 114
Reviews: 20
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 11.11%
Wants: 4
Gots: 6 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Brash Brewing Company visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Dope on 06-11-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 114 | Reviews: 20
Reviews by CrazyDavros:
Photo of CrazyDavros
4.07/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.25

Pours amber with a small head.
Nose shows heavy sweet clean malt with some fruity confectionery and piny hops.
Similar flavours with lots of malt and some pine and resinous hops, but then a massive sharp bitterness rolls through accompanied by a fair bit of booze.
Body feels pretty thick.

More User Reviews:
Photo of Beaver13
3.95/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

22 oz bottle. Pours golden orange with a medium creamy off white head that retains well and laces the glass.

The aroma is sweet caramel / crystal malts, tropical fruit and some grassy piney resiny hops.

The flavor is sweet bready crystal malts and tropical fruit with a big resiny piney hop finish. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with smooth carbonation.

Overall, similar to the Bolllocks with more bitterness and less alcohol. Another solid over the top DIPA.

Photo of pat61
4.4/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Caramel malt aromas, earthy hops, traces of resin and citrus. Pours gold with a slight chill haze under a pillowy bone white head that provides thick lace. The beer has a rich malty palate with toffee and graham cracker supported by traces of fruit and balanced by a rich assertive hop bitterness on the finish. Slight alcohol warming on the finish. Very creamy texture.

Photo of lyman77
2.77/5  rDev -26.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Another beer out of Ipswich, MA. This is a collaboration between Brash and Ska Brewing (CO) and is in the double IPA style.

The color is coppery with a decent hop aroma. The first sip yielded a medium body with an initial metallic taste. The hop character I would not describe as floral or piney, rather grapefruit but more like the bitter rind instead of the fruit. 129 ibu says the label (which features badass artwork btw). The aftertaste was lingering and somewhat odd. I drank half the bottle and decided to move wife (a big hop head) didn't want the rest either.

I get the impression that they were just going for "BIG" over everything else. Maybe that was a noteworthy approach back when craft beer was in its infancy (ie. Arrogant Bastard) but personally I feel like that's been done and executed better. At around $10 for a bomber I would look elsewhere before purchasing again.

Photo of ThickNStout
3.31/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

22oz bottle from Sprayberry Bottle Shop (Marietta, GA). 12.99. Bottled 10/04/13. Served in a Clown Shoes snifter.

Pours a hazy orange gold with a finger and a half white head. Wispy layer of retention and a fair bit of lace.

Aromas of bittersweet citrusy hops, vague earthy oak and sweet bready malts.

Taste follows the nose, Bitter earthy pine, grapefruit peel, wet grass, muted oranges, cracker, bread, sweet malts and some booze.

Medium oily body with moderate carbonation. Long grassy bitter finish.

Another in a long line of seemingly collapsed collaborations. I prefer the individual brewerys' independent IPAs to this. Not bad at all (and I had no problems polishing off the bomber) but it's nothing spectacular. Not quite worth the cost of entry considering how much better both The Bollocks and Modus Hoperandi are.

Photo of TheManiacalOne
4.36/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On-tap 7/30/13 at Pour Farm Tavern in New Bedford, MA, served in a snifter glass.

A: The beer is a deep amber color, with a short off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains a great mix of fruity citrus, piney hops and caramelized malts.

T: The taste starts out very sweet with strong citrus and caramel flavors. Then a strong but not over-powering hops presence comes in. The malt character is hearty and brings a good balance. The after-taste is slightly sweet and slightly hoppy.

M: Smooth and crisp, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: Very tasty, goes down dangerously easy, not too filling, strong kick, very good representation of style, this is a very nice 2IPA to drink for as long as you can handle it.

Photo of Oakenator
4.31/5  rDev +14%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: Pours an amber orange color with at least a finger of head. Head leaves some extra large carbonation bubbles. Some spotted lacing.

S: Strong pine, spices, caramel.

T: Hops have excellent bitterness from front to back. Dominant pine with some spices also present. Good malting and balances bitterness nicely at the finish.

M: Carbonation doesn't linger or pop as well as others. On a swish some heavy alcohol presence is left.

O: Impressive collab.

Photo of GarthDanielson
3.85/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a bomber into a shaker pint, the beer is a slightly hazy, golden-copper coloring with a frothy, filmy, off-white head. Aromas of tangy citrus and sweet tropical fruits, with toasty backbone notes and a touch of piney resin. Flavors are bold and balanced, with a caramel forward profile, enveloped by an oregano spice, cut grass, and tropical fruit sweetness. Very balanced with the sweet and bitter, and the spice accents very well. Resin notes build at the end of the palate, with a dry, bittering build as you go. Good pine pitch characteristic to it. The aftertaste is bitter and dry, with a richness to it that stays with you for a bit. The effervescence keeps the brew light in mouth, breaking up some of the robust characteristics, and the finish is light, crisp, and slightly astringent. Good, solid beer that is well balanced, and does a good job hiding the slightly elevated ABV. Tasty

Photo of superspak
4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 ounce bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 10/4/2013. Pours fairly crystal clear orange amber color with a 2 finger dense cream colored head with great retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of big peach, pineapple, tangerine, lemon zest, orange zest, orange rind, floral, grass, pine, honey, bread, and floral earthiness. Very nice aromas with good complexity of citrus/tropical hop notes with moderate malt balance; and good strength. Taste of peach, pineapple, tangerine, lemon zest, orange zest, orange rind, floral, grass, pine, honey, bread, and floral earthiness. Good amount of floral/pine bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of peach, pineapple, tangerine, lemon zest, orange zest/rind, floral, grass, pine, honey, bread, and floral earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice balance and complexity of tropical/citrus hop flavors; with a moderate malt balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a crisp, sticky, and lightly slick mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a light warming present after the finish. Overall this is a damn nice DIPA style. All around good balance and complexity of citrus/tropical hop flavors with moderate malt balance; and very smooth and crisp to sip on. A very enjoyable offering.

Photo of mactrail
2.92/5  rDev -22.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Slightly hazed brownish amber in the New Belgium snifter. Low head but it bubbles nicely when you swirl the glass. Some coarse carbonation in the mouth. Smell is intriguing but disturbing. Old gym socks with a gardenia corsage. Overripe papaya. Wet dog.

Oily mouthfeel. Sharp, bitter, and kind of dirty. This has an interesting but peculiar flavor, like herb tea mixed with a Marguerita. Woody. Harsh tingly feeling on the tongue. Bitterness and more bitterness. So many better DIPAs to choose from blindfolded.

I've had some very good beers from Ska, notably their Vinifera Stout that I had again last night. But this is not one of them. They were probably just riding shotgun. From the 22 oz bottle bought at Bine & Vine for $12.59, I am sorry to report.

Photo of jzeilinger
3.82/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours an orange amber color with a thick, white soapy looking head.

S - Oranges, caramel, pine, light astringent citrus, pretty weak overall for a big IPA.

T - Oranges, earthy, light grass, pink grapefruit bitterness, lingering pine bitterness.

M - Full medium body.

O - Well balanced.

Photo of Durge
4.24/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A cloudy, rusty amber color with a solid white head and plentiful swaths of lacing. The nose picks up pine hops and grape nut grain with a hint of coconut alcohol. The flavor delivers a delicious blend of potent pine hop bite and root beer vanilla with a trace of alcohol burn. The body is medium-plus with a fairly oily feel and just a polite bit if carbonation to give it some topography. Beautiful DIPA for sure!

Photo of Dope
4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

New release, no bottle date but only a week or two old.

A: Pours a clear amber with a big fluffy and effervescent light tan head. Head fades slowly with excellent head retention. Moderate to little slashes of lacing here and there.

S: Nice caramelly sweet citrus. Orange and grapefruit mainly. A little tropical fruit too.

T: Nice punch of sweet citrus and tropical fruit again. Tropical fruit is Kind of an orange mango grapefruit jumble. Sweetish up front but has a very nice big, big wave of bitterness following in the finish. Hugely bitter and resinous hoppy finish for sure. Almost spicy in a way. Long lingering drying hop resin in the aftertaste with a bit of metallic flavor.

M: Medium bodied, smooth and drying in the finish.

O: Not a bad IPA. Not a huge in-your-face hoppiness up front. Definitely a well balanced east coast style IPA. Nice strong hop flavor and bitterness in the finish spices things up nicely however.

Photo of chugalug06
4.12/5  rDev +9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Dark orange color with decent clarity. Head stands and grows tall quickly. Nice sticky puffy lacing. A bit cloudy.

Pine, apricot, dank. Medium aroma, not heavy or over-whelming. Very even and unsurprising.

A great IPA. Resinous, sticky, balanced sweetness, pine distributed dryness, stinging bitterness driven from dank west coast hops, sharp caramel filled sweetness. Awesome, well-rounded flavors and feel. Carbonation is a touch too low, but an awesome brew.

Highly recommended, even at $11/22oz. My first experience with Brash was a hit. I hope SKA can step their game up with bombers and compete with the bigger brewers.

Photo of beergoot
3.92/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Gold-colored body with a thick, creamy white head. Malt-heavy aroma; very grainy; earthy. Toasted grains and honey flavor with a strong hop bitterness at the finish. Medium bodied; dry finish.

Big malt grain flavors with an equal dose of hop bitterness. Hop aroma is deep in the background, so don't expect any real nose treats (hop-wise), but if a well-balanced grain and hop bitterness brew is what you're searching for, this brew will fit the bill to a “T”.

Photo of ADZA
3.55/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Love Brash and love the name and it pours a golden honey hue with a creamed two finger head that hangs around Like an unwanted guest in a good way and some subtle lacing alright looking no stunner tho,the nose is pineapple,mango,dank piney hops,pomegranates and butterscotch again nice but nothing really unique and the full bodied feel with minimal carbonation is definitely a plus for me and straight away the dank resinous piney hops take assault not allowing much else to shine its abit of a fight for front row but the caramel malts definitely interrupt the siege and the finish is grapefruit bitter,overall it's tasty but nothing ill pine for but I'm glad I've tasted it cheers.

Photo of rawfish
3.03/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Cloudy orange pour nets a small finger high head of white suds. Good retention on this yet lacking in lacing, leaves only a few flecks on the glass.

Aroma is a strong and musty apricot, medicinal herbs and pine backing. Malt lacks sweetness, is a stale bread and starchy with a musty and almost Belgian yeast aroma providing baby powder, attic and dull black pepper.

Bready malt with minimal sweetness follows the nose with attic, herbs and apricot. DIPA strength bitterness carries powder, and an astringent drying into the finish. Metallic and medicinal flavors follow.

Thick and sluggish the body is overwhelmed with yeast and low carbonation. Alcohol is readily available on the palate with a nice drying sensation. Off twangs of medicinal herbs and metallic bitterness.

Hops and yeast are dark and musty as the dirt highways along a midnight moonshine run, this beer has a nice apricot hop hue but nothing else of value to offer. Moderate alcohol and yeast with dull malt. Sadly, this is strike two on Brash.

Photo of Beerlover
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I liked the name on this one, used to be pretty big into the ska music scene and still love to skank it up every now and then! also excited to finally try something from ska brewing even if it is a collaboration, brash has been fair for what I've tried of theirs.
a: clear golden yellow, with a thin white head, quickly dissipates
s: get hints of citrus and pine not much malt in the nose to speak of
t:very well rounded, initially with the pineyness in the background, citrus is there too but not as much, the bitterness comes in the end but not offensive
m: again balanced not too carbonated but not flat, leaves something to be desired.
overall: not great, certainly not bad, was worth trying but the price was a little steep, paid 11.49 for a bomber, wouldn't buy again, probably rate it a 6 on my scale outta 10.

Photo of RonfromJersey
3.4/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

$10.25 bomber from Abe's.

Bright amber with some chill haze, topped by three fingers of oatmeal-white loose foam.

Plenty of grapefruit, plenty of pine in nose.

Thick foundation of sweet malt. Hefty dollop of juicy fruit. Big bitter bite. Double shot of alcohol, but not a belly burner in the aftertaste.

Smooth thick mouthfeel.

An okay IIPA, but the excess alcohol sensation becomes wearisome. Not a beer that could be described as dangerously drinkable. Wouldn't try this again, though I am open to more beers from Brash.

Photo of Cyberkedi
3.77/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a clear golden amber with a thick, fluffy, ivory head that pillows. Resiny hops dominate the aroma, which has a touch of citrus but not much else. Flavor, fortunately, is better, boldly hoppy with woody and resiny notes and quite bitter. Hints of Mandarin orange, grapefruit and sweet malt make their appearance. Mouthfeel is firm, and smooth yet lively, leaving a nice hoppy finish. Get down, dirty - and hoppy.

Skankin Dirty from Brash Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 114 ratings.