Decadent Imperial IPA - Ska Brewing Co.
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Reviews by ChillMike:
3.85/5 rDev +5.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Picked this up while on a visit to the Phoenix area. It had my two favorite things on the bottle (Ska and Imperial IPA) so let's give this a whirl!
A: A somewhat clear amber orange color that doesn't pour much of a head and leaves only a scant bit of lacing around the glass. Nothing special here.
S: Very malty for an Imperial, has an almost bubblegum or candy type of smell, not really like a Belgian but definitely candy scents. There is an ever so small scent of a citrusy hop but it definitely isn't the main player. Can't say it's a bad smell but it definitely doesn't remind me of what you'd typically smell from this style.
T: Ok definitely more of a taste for this style than the smell, however it is still very different tasting. Let's see starts out with a nice bitter hop taste with a nice citric overtone, that then leads way to a very doughy malty aftertaste. Interesting take on the style, can't say it's my favorite but I do like it.
One after thought it does hide the abv quite well.
MF: Just about spot on for what I enjoy in this style. No complaints here.
D: Pretty good, the abv puts it down ever so slightly but definitely a tasty beer that isn't too over the top like most of these are.
Glad I picked one of these up.
Serving type: bottle
12-27-2008 06:15:27 | More by ChillMike
More User Reviews:
3.66/5 rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Was hesitant on the wax covered bottle. Am I really drinking an Imperial IPA? A-hazy orange with little retention, expected on the high alcohol volume S-sweet and malty, citrus with caramel after notes, alcohol is present T-malty entry with tangy citrus in between and bready finish M-light to medium sits heavy medium on tongue making alcohol presence known O-too malty for my liking of an imperial but since the sweetness and slight bitterness attempts to balance it out I would say fairly drinkable especially for such a high ABV
Serving type: bottle
07-12-2014 06:37:31 | More by Jefriedrichs
Decadent Imperial IPA from Ska Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 649 ratings.