Decadent Imperial IPA - Ska Brewing Co.
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Reviews by Norfawkers:
3.98/5 rDev +9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A complex, flavorful Imperial IPA without an overpowering maltiness that hinders other double/imperial IPAs
Appearance: Clear amber with sufficient head
Smell: Robust/floral, hops, malt
Taste: Malty hops, slight toast, a hint of sweetness
Mouthfeel: Smooth with lingering bitterness in the finish
Drinkability: Versatile, sippable, robust; a decent all around IPA
Serving type: bottle
09-30-2009 15:44:49 | More by Norfawkers
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4.19/5 rDev +15.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
A-Copper with an orange tint. cloudy unfiltered making it very difficult to see through. Poured with a very thin foam head that receded into a thin film atop the beer. Small amounts of retention when the beer is swirled around in the glass. Steady flow of bubbles ascending from the bottom of the glass.
S-Strong use of fruity hops that come through with an almost floral aroma as well. You can also smell how bitter this beer is before you ever taste it. Few hints of nutty malts but the fruity/grapefruit scents outweigh anything else by a large margin.
T-Very hoppy tasting as expected. Citrusy/ grapefruit tasting hops. Strikes a good combination of a fruit loops taste with the bitterness of a grapefruit. As expected from smelling the beer, great hoppy taste that are complemented well by warming malts.
F-Light to medium feel in the mouth. Smooth finish that leaves a very heavy bitter aftertaste.
O-Very good DIPA rich with good scents and flavors. I really liked the types of hops used in this beer which gave it a good combination of fruity and bitter tastes. Fairly typical when it comes to what is expected from a DIPA, but nothing that really sets it apart besides the makers mark style wax dipped bottle it came in. Still a very good ale.
Serving type: bottle
01-29-2014 21:10:42 | More by Joey-bags1990
Decadent Imperial IPA from Ska Brewing Co.
82 out of 100 based on 621 ratings.