Skookum Brewery

Commercial Brewery | Arlington, WA, United States of America

Vital Statistics

Beers

Overall average: 69 (logged 58 times)
Skookum / Georgetown Skook & Ricky, Ricky Pale: 79 (logged 2 times)
American Pale Ale
Skookum 1001 Nights Imperial Coconut Porter: 88 (logged 2 times)
Porter
Skookum A Memory of Light Imperial Stout: 83 (logged 1 time)
Stout
Skookum Adjunct-Garde IPA: 67 (logged 1 time)
American India Pale Ale / IPA
Skookum Amber's Hot Friend: 70 (logged 3 times)
Amber / Red Ale
Skookum Barren Wood: 67 (logged 1 time)
Barleywine
Skookum Bee Hoppy: 67 (logged 1 time)
American India Pale Ale / IPA
Skookum Black Clouds Blackberry IPA: 67 (logged 1 time)
American India Pale Ale / IPA
Skookum Brimley's Batter: 71 (logged 2 times)
Stout
Skookum Brulot Porter: 67 (logged 1 time)
Porter
Skookum Brumation Pils: 50 (logged 1 time)
Czech Pilsner
Skookum Caverns Barrel Aged Strong Ale: 83 (logged 1 time)
American Strong Ale
Skookum Cherry Pie Clouds IPA: 42 (logged 1 time)
American India Pale Ale / IPA
Skookum Chucklehead Imperial IPA
American India Pale Ale / IPA (Imperial / Double)
Skookum Coconut Shadow Rising: 75 (logged 1 time)
Stout
Skookum Combo Breaker Rye IPA: 75 (logged 1 time)
American India Pale Ale / IPA
Skookum Cone-demn IPA: 75 (logged 1 time)
American India Pale Ale / IPA
Skookum Coolsch Kolsch: 75 (logged 1 time)
Kölsch
Skookum Descent: 58 (logged 1 time)
European-style Dark Lager
Skookum Dust of Broken Heart: 25 (logged 1 time)
Stout
Skookum Fire Emoji IPA: 83 (logged 1 time)
American India Pale Ale / IPA
Skookum Gene Pool: 58 (logged 1 time)
American India Pale Ale / IPA
Skookum Gold Bloom IPA: 75 (logged 1 time)
American India Pale Ale / IPA
Skookum Humulus Hustle IPA: 58 (logged 1 time)
American India Pale Ale / IPA
Skookum In Ruins: 83 (logged 1 time)
Barleywine
Skookum Jackass IPA
American India Pale Ale / IPA
Skookum Key Lime Pie Clouds IPA: 58 (logged 1 time)
American India Pale Ale / IPA
Skookum Lemon Bar Clouds: 42 (logged 1 time)
American India Pale Ale / IPA
Skookum Mocha Perked: 67 (logged 1 time)
Porter
Skookum Murder of Crows Imperial Stout: 83 (logged 2 times)
Stout
Skookum Olde Tom IPA
American India Pale Ale / IPA
Skookum Parlor Trick Neapolitan Stout: 63 (logged 2 times)
Stout
Skookum Petrichor Skooktoberfest Lager: 58 (logged 1 time)
Märzenbier / Oktoberfestbier
Skookum Pilsner: 67 (logged 2 times)
German Pilsner
Skookum Right in the Peels: 75 (logged 1 time)
Stout
Skookum Rosier Clouds IPA: 42 (logged 1 time)
American India Pale Ale / IPA
Skookum Scary Joy: 92 (logged 1 time)
Brown Ale
Skookum Segue Saison: 67 (logged 1 time)
Saison / Farmhouse Ale
Skookum Stone Keep Baltic Porter: 83 (logged 1 time)
Baltic Porter
Skookum Vanillish Imperial Stout: 83 (logged 2 times)
Stout
Skookum WBP2: 83 (logged 1 time)
Saison / Farmhouse Ale
Skookum WBP4: 67 (logged 1 time)
Vegetable / Spice / Herb Beer

Collaborations

Skookum / Urban Family Caught in the Rain Piña Colada IPA (collaboration): 75 (logged 1 time)
American India Pale Ale / IPA

Logs for beers from this brewery

Pretty restrained for Skookum, which still means it's hella robust. It does manage not to be completely over the top. Medium-thick, roasty, decently sweet without being syrupy, caramel bourbon notes.
Can at Home
Medium-thick, sweet, a bit raw in its barrel sweetness but not at all syrupy. I think with age this would be truly great; for now, it kicks you in the head a bit but manages to stay fairly smooth. Very strong; I could only drink about 3/4 of this 10 oz pour before I started worrying about needing a nap.
I don't know if the can makes it worse or if I'm more discerning in captivity, but I found the fakey strawberry jam flavor to be significantly off-putting. The rest of the beer is kind of an insipidly sweet stout, okay enough but sticky in the throat, and the jam puts it over the top into serious "meh" territory.
Can at Home
Starts pleasant, a sweet cereal hazy IPA with a sweet limeade flavor. Over time the limeade starts overwhelming the whole experience and starts fighting with the hop resin. It never gets annoying but it does certainly feel less pleasant to drink by the end of the glass.
Can at Home
Toffee, malt, hints of raisin. Sticks in the throat a bit, but overall quite tasty.
Can at Home
Way too sweet, notes of cherry and wood. Syrupy. I couldn't finish it.
CINNAMON, CHILI, Drawing of a skull and crossbones - that's all I have in my notes for this one.
Medium-strong tart, clean nectarine-grape flavor. Very little funk, compare to yesterday's Mandarine.
Bottle at Odin Lounge
Couldn’t take it. Too sweet, too syrupy, a bit of that burnt toffee over it all. Might just be the contrast with the other beers but I just didn’t enjoy it today.
Buttery, slightly estery, moving into a grassy, cucumbery finish. Very clean and refreshing.
Pink-orange and opaque; flavor is somewhere between a ruby red grapefruit and raspberry. Quite bitter and the underlying hop flavor seems to be very thick as well. I don't think I'd order this again.
Described as a stout with banana, strawberry, chocolate and vanilla, and it basically meets all of the above. Sweet and desserty, syrupy but not cloying, it tastes exactly like a fudge banana split. I don't love super sweet beers, but this was surprisingly enjoyable.
Yeah, this was a super good coconut chocolate stout. Not nearly as over-sweet as Skookum's strong stouts tend to be, this was perfectly balanced. Seems they've bottled this as well!
Starts with a hit of fragrant hops but transitions weirdly into like a cherry dessert bar. Oats and sweet cherry and a hint of cinnamon. It's a nice flavor but it really feels like two separate drinks smashed together.
Is this a diabeetus joke? Bad taste aside, this is not nearly as sweet as you'd expect given the description, though it is fairly sweet. Balanced pretty well with a bit of dark chocolate bitterness. Medium-thick. I didn't love it, but it was still decent.
Unusually cloudy for a Pils. Mild forward bitterness, coriander-ish funk. Finish is a bit cereal, a bit bitter.
Really sweet, candy lemon flavor. Like a Lemonhead, I think. All hop character is basically overcome by the sweetness. I really didn't like this, but the folks with sweet tooths seemed to take to it better.
Thick, milshakey stout. Not an overwhelming finish, but still dessert-like, with a creamy marshmallow flavor. Directly in this flight, I liked the Holy Mountain a lot better than this.
Another opaque, juicy, NE-style beer from Skookum. This one I liked the most of those I've tried, though -- maybe it's the mellow finish from being a less strong beer, but the pale citrus, hops and cereal seemed to be perfectly in balance here. Nice buttery transition into the finish too.
Toasty, buttery coconut. Immediately sweet but balanced very quickly with a good (but not overdone) amount of roast. If I had to compare it would be like Maui's Imperial Coconut. Very, very tasty.
A smooth, thick stout with the most disturbingly accurate strawberry ice cream flavor I've ever encountered in a beer. All three of the Neapolitan components are definitely here, but this is somehow coherently a beer too. I'm glad it's not colored accurately, though!
Interesting, smooth and light. Guava-ish.
Lots and lots of blackberry. Tastes almost more juice than beer, but definitely less IPA than you'd expect.
Super-citrus, opaque, refreshing IPA. Slightly tropical. Thick, but somehow still light. Finish is not bitter.
Bright wine grape opening. Slightly tart. Middle is fruity with some Belgian spice - white pepper and faint clove.
A pale, tropical IPA that would otherwise be on the pithy side but is smoothed out with clear, mellow, buttery coconut. It's really weird, but I love coconut and this is fascinating.
Sweet-ish, roast coffee dominates here; it's almost like a carbonated coffee more than a beer. A little intense, but I recognize the flavors are good and pretty much in balance despite the strength.
Roasty, chocolatey stout, slight soy sauce / Anaheim chili overtones. Spice builds up slowly. Caramel aftertaste.
Jibes with my memory of the Combo Breaker, but a little less grapefruit, and some smoother notes, from the honey? I only had a few sips, so I don't have a very developed sense of the taste.
Cloudy, grapefruit-tropical IPA. Some resin on the front but the finish was very clean. I didn't keep more detailed notes, sorry - other than I remember the server said something about there not being a malt backbone and me somewhat disagreeing.
Somewhat sweet and high on the alcohol, like many barreled barley wines. Dark molasses and plum flavors. A good, strong, bourbony beer, but not very complex, and it's not hiding its alcohol content at all.
Thick, quite sweet, and boozy. Cocoa, cinnamon, and (light) chilies were all in evidence. Not quite as good as the other (strong) Skookums we've had in the past (the cinnamon was a bit on the nose), but enjoyable enough.
A sweetish, thick stout with a lot of bourbon still in the barrel. Not particularly sophisticated, but the flavor is right.
Very nice initial impression, kind of like a light coffee take on a Velvet Merkin. Slightly thin body. After a while, the alcohol and bitter finish come out a little more, making this seem less refined. This went from a Yum to a Decent over the course of 12 ounces.
This tastes like a pilsner, maybe even a good pilsner, which someone has steeped in rice crispies, and then strained out. Just the strangest, most cereal, beer that I've ever tasted.
Holy cereal, Batman! The malt finish on this "pilsner" is faintly sweet and almost Cheerios-like in its cereal presence. It was so unusually over the top that I couldn't help but like it, but calling it a pilsner is a stretch. A bit of characteristic bitter finish closes.