Skadoosh
The Alchemist

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Style:
American IPA
Ranked #68
ABV:
7%
Score:
94
Ranked #1,485
Avg:
4.26 | pDev: 7.51%
Reviews:
39
Ratings:
254
From:
The Alchemist
 
Vermont, United States
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Wants
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Gots
  79
SCORE
94
Outstanding
SkadooshSkadoosh
Notes: Strata hops
Reviews: 39 | Ratings: 254 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Reviews by bshiban:
Photo of bshiban
3.36/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

More User Reviews:
Photo of WanderingFool
4.3/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Csolsen
4.04/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of jzeilinger
4.13/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Many thanks to millerbuffoon for this can.

A - Pours a hazy light to medium orange color with dense white lacing, moderate and steady carbonastion.

S - Wheaty with pungent, sharp citrus.

T - Citrus from start to finish, pineapple that's a little green (for lack of a better description), some melon, lingering mild bitter citrus finish.

M - Medium body.

O - Solid.

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Photo of plaid75
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of EMV
4.37/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a can into a Dogfish Head tulip

L: Nearly clear golden pour. Two fingers of foamy white head... outstanding lacing.

S: A nice mix of resinous pine and citrus. Hoppy x 10

T/F: Crackery malts and grains... clean... great bitter hop presence. Earth and pine... grapefruit rind... some floral tones. Citrus is present but not overwhelming. Lots of depth to the flavor. Medium to light in body... dangerously drinkable. A little oily on the tongue. Finish is bitter and delicious.

O: Outstanding. There is literally nothing wrong with this beer. Would drink it any day.... and probably more often if I didn't enjoy Heady, Banger, and Crusher an ooch more (and if I could get it more easily without a 9 hour drive to Vermont).

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Photo of BiltmoreShores
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of lordofthewiens
4.09/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer looked like a glass of orange juice. There was a tiny, almost non-existent white head and no lacing.
Nice fruity aroma.
Orange and grapefruit taste. A little bready.
Lingering herbal bitterness.

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Photo of GratefulBeerGuy
4.11/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16 oz can.

Orange and golden color, practically clear if it wasn't for the large chunky bits floating around. I mean, I prefer unfiltered, but what tge heck are all of the huge floatie bits about?. The white foam cap holds on pretty tight, scatters a bit after a while leaving some decent lace. Looks like a classic New England Style ipa...minus the floaties.

The aromatic qualities to the Mosiac hop powder is very strong. Definitely smells like freshly ground whole cone hops. Earthy, spicy, tropical and citrus notes. Mostly a funky, earthy and musky aroma.

Whoa....the hop flavor is DEEP. The lupilin powder packs a punch. Multiple layers of seriously earthy and herbal tones with black pepper-citrus and pineapple. A vitrus but tangy hop bite, semi-bitter, earthy feel....juicy and tropical but certainly weighed down by big peppery citrus. A sharp, citrus bite becomes earthy with juicy edges. The feel is actually very juicy, slightly dry with a nice tangy pucker.

It's hard not to compare Skadoosh with Heady Topper, but its really a totally different animal. This one has a chunkier, rougher-edged body and flavor, very complex but not nearly as clean as HT. Skadoosh is about as close as you can get to basically, crushing up fresh hops and throwing them directly in the glass!

I really like the earthy flavored hop effect, this one is earthy/citrus/pepper/tropical, in that order. Nice complexity for sure. Overall, its very intersting and might take some getting used to in it's overall balance and vibe. Its a wild ride. Buckle up.

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Photo of brunop
4.71/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of GratefulNole
3.93/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of DefenCorps
4.1/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thank you, Devin.

A mostly clear orange with a dense, off-white head with excellent retention. Some floaties are present. The nose is bright, snappy, pungent, pithy with pine, grapefruit zest, orange pith, a touch of honeyed dough, a touch of floral character. The palate opens pungently bitter, pine and pith heavy with grapefruit and orange present. Medium-light in body and moderately carbonated, this beer finishes long and bitter with a touch of grass. Pungent AF and mildly dank, this beer is pretty delicious.

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Photo of blaje
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TheIPAHunter
3.58/5  rDev -16%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jwale73
4.28/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

16oz. can served in my Spiegelau IPA glass. Pours a dull orange with a tight, one inch, bright white head with a slight haze the the clarity. Great nose - a burst of oranges and hint of earthy/herbal notes. Taste follows nose with the addition of crackery malts and a light earthy/herbal bitterness that lingers between quaffs. Mouthfeel is light-medium in body with a mild, even acidity and a pleasant carbonation just shy of lively. Overall, really tasty. My first lupulin powder beer. I wasn't disappointed!

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Photo of mattycasey
4.44/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of PhineasMcClintock
4.43/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of nmann08
3.92/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of JMScowcroft
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of oriolesfan4
4.35/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dmirkin86
4.97/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of billab914
4.34/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of liquorpig
4.18/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of donkeyrunner
4.42/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Pours gold with a ok head. Retention isn't great. Strong aroma, a little bit peppery and catty, a little bit citrus zest and pine resin. Not a subtle scent. Piney citrus flavor, hefty bitter with a dry resinous finish. Malt backbone is just enough to keep the lupulin afloat.

With so many good IPAs available it's tough to get separation. This is probably just a notch above the good ones (Finest Kind, Two Hearted) and just below the great ones (Heady Topper, Lunch, Sculpin).

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Photo of HopEnthusiast
4.08/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Skadoosh from The Alchemist
Beer rating: 94 out of 100 with 254 ratings