Mammoth Jack | Skookum Brewery

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Mammoth JackMammoth Jack

Brewed by:
Skookum Brewery
Washington, United States

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.20%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by Smurf2055 on 02-19-2012

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Ratings: 28 |  Reviews: 8
Reviews by Smurf2055:
Photo of Smurf2055
3.57/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Chuck's 85th.

Pours a murky copper with little head to speak of.
Smell is floral, citrus, some lighter fruits. Tasty bouquet.
Taste is lots of pine, earthy, more citrus on the finish.
Mouthfeel is solid. Nothing special, but drinkable.
Overall, a solid IPA. Kind of small, and not really something I would go out of my way to get, but it's worth a try.

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Photo of SublimeZero
4.46/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

This Indian Pale Ale embodies the North West in a bottle. With a color of a deep yellow or dirty gold producing little to no head with aromatics so strong you'll smell the yeast accompanied by citra hops as it is being poured. When the flavors of hops enters your palate with citrus tones with piney elements to surprise your palate with grapefruit rind on the finish. This ale is one of my all time favorites.

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Photo of NWer
4.47/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at the brewery.
Only problem is the plastic cup they serve it in. If I had only known they encourage you to bring your own glass - next time.
Pours very nice amber with average head.
Flavor is very full. Bold. Hoppy. Aftertaste very pleasant. A hophead's dream.
Up there with the best of them. Will definitely revisit at any opportunity.

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Photo of dirtylou
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

on-tap @ the brewery

Enjoyed this at the bizarrely enormous Skookum taproom - not necessarily a place I would return to, but a pretty tasty IPA. Sticky pine resin, nice clean citrus hops, traces of booze, earthy tones. I'd go for this again - hit the spot

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Photo of LiquidAmber
4.22/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a Seattle Beer Week pint glass. Pours a light to medium golden amber with a fine one finger hite head with great retention and lots of lacing. Aroma of mild caramel malt, tropical fruit, light piney and citrus hops; lightly floral. Inviting. Flavor is light caramel malt, piney and citrus hops with light resin, with caramel malt notes developing in middle taste, then finishing with resinous piney hops with light citrus and a hint of dankness. Nice lingering herbal hop bitterness. Medium bodied with light creaminess. One of the sneaky IIPAs that start well balanced and mellow, but then develop a good hop kick. The taste progression is great, the integrated start leads into more flavorful malt then finishes with appropriate IIPA hop finish. Great hop bill. I had a rough start with Skookum ales, but this has me back on track. I like this a lot and look forward to trying their other offerings.

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Photo of blackie
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

draft at Chuck's

a: served in a pint mason mug, the skookum dipa is a deep copper in color, topped with a thin layer of white carbonation

s: caramel malt body with a moderate sweetness, plenty of citrus peel and pine aromatics, not particularly powerful, but solid and hits the right notes so far

m: a moderate body and carbonation brings a satisfying mouthfeel

t: same simple but successfull structure as the aroma - good caramel malt weight with a balance of bitter citrus and sappy pine, fairly resinous, good stuff

o: enjoyed this one, nice hop notes and drinks well for the style

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Photo of VashonGuy
3.81/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CardsWinAgain
4.75/5  rDev +17.3%

Photo of sukwonee
4.03/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of IPAchris
3.91/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jwikan
4.99/5  rDev +23.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

To me this is the perfect west coast double IPA. At least the batch I had on tap in Seattle in the greenwood neighborhood was perfect. The nose is strong with cat pee, citrus, pine and I am guessing a fair amount of Simcoe hops, one of my favorites. Balance is awesome, not too much sweet but with plenty of ABV, not too bitter but plenty of mid to late hops additions. Color, who gives a rats ass what the color is if it tastes great. Whoever is brewing this beer either got lucky or knows how to brew beer. They are not cutting corners on the hops bill and had better bottle it up and let the rest of the country know about this beer! I am guessing the rating will come up to a world class beer as more people get a chance to review it. An 87 just does not give this beer justice...Bravo Arlington, Wa! You are on the map

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Photo of martyl1000
4.03/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

From a forum pk in Seattle (Chcuks Hop Shop). Not great. Classically West Coast,of course.

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Photo of SocalKicks
3.9/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SeanPowell22
4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of erjaq
3.67/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Donkster46
3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of Erik-P
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of NickThePyro
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of knicks19947
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DamienI
3.75/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Texasfan549
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of stript
3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of twelveinches
4/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of beertunes
3.53/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in bubble pint glass. Poured a medium-deep amber color with about 1/4 inch of off-white head that had no retention, but good lacing.

The aroma featured piney hops with some citrus notes floating in the background. There wasn't a particularly noticeable hop presence in the nose. On the tongue the story was pretty similar, the malt showed up more to provide a solid base, the danced between pine and citrusy, and there was a somewhat bitter finish.

The body was fuller than typical for the style, very good and tongue coating. The beer was fairly drinkable for the style, perhaps due to it's relatively lower ABV. Overall, a solid example of the style. Worth your time when you see it.

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Photo of beercam
4.83/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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Mammoth Jack from Skookum Brewery
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