Three Skulls Hop The Plank IPA | Baron Brewing

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Three Skulls Hop The Plank IPAThree Skulls Hop The Plank IPA

Brewed by:
Baron Brewing
Washington, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by RedDiamond on 04-25-2009

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Photo of slaintemhor
2.53/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Can't recall where I had this on tap, but I had it last August. The colour was kind of an amber-orange with a very thin head. The aroma was initially hoppy but then quite grain-like. On the palate, there were hops up front along with a slight tang, then it became grainy and, well, largely unremarkable.

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Photo of Beerandraiderfan
3/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This was the intro beer last night at the Christmas Tree lighting in Fallon, NV. Had it first since I had never had it before. Picked it up at 99 bottles in Federal Way, WA.

Pours like ah, well, strangely enough, looks like a little bit darker MGD. Pretty golden, closer to golden yellow than amber. Smells decent, a whiff of sweetness. Tastes like a standard IPA. I guess maybe I'd compare it to Redhook's IPA the last few years (ballard's bitter IPA was way more consistent than Longhammer). Nothing special, your average run of the mill IPA. Hops are minimal, whatever was used was probably primarily bittering hops, as there just isn't enough aroma and flavor to think they used hops for anything but bittering.

An average mouthfeel, doesn't develop throughout the bottle. Drinkable, but you're really just trying to finish it so you can move on to something more adventurous. Not bad, but nothing worth seeking out.

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Photo of TheFlern
2.33/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Appearance: Pours a golden amber with lots of white head. The head dissipates pretty quickly and the lacing is passable.

Smell: A very typical IPA that obviously little time was spent on creating. The smell has what you would expect to be there but not up to par with better IPAs on the market.

Taste: Like the smell you have a typical unimpressive IPA taste. As a beer overall this taste isn't bad but for a craft beer and an IPA from the PNW this beer fails miserably.

Mouthfeel: The beer really saves itself here with a good amount of carbonation and not being unpleasant on the pallet.

Drinkability: This beer is a waste of money to brew and a waste of your money to buy and drink. Just stay away, okay?

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Photo of RedDiamond
3.01/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

I preferred Baron when they brewed German beers exclusively. Their Three Skulls line of Anglo-American ales just hasn't measured up to their successes with German styles. Case-in-point is this lackluster IPA. Hop The Plank is clear yellow-topaz with strong carbonation supporting an admirable white head. It is more bitter than a regular pale ale, but as an IPA it's indistinct and in that sense, disappointing. The hops lay flaccid like wet leaves and the mouthfeel is astringent and taut.

If anything, this review is generous.

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Three Skulls Hop The Plank IPA from Baron Brewing
2.9 out of 5 based on 29 ratings.
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