Decadent Imperial IPA - Ska Brewing Co.
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Reviews by gleemonger:
4.43/5 rDev +21.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Mostly clear amber color with a nice, creamy, dimply, off white head that lingers for a long time. Just spotty lacing.
Slightly subdued hoppy aroma dominated by citrus, with a bit of a sweet malty background. Not super in your face, but pleansant enough.
Like the aroma, I'm getting mostly a citrusy, grapefuit, flowery hop flavor with a nice, sweet malt. It's a bit on the sweet side, but it actually works since it's pretty unique and tasty when it comes to that part. Not very bitter, which is a plus for me.
Pretty thick, creamy and smooth - a little heavier than usual for the style, but it works for me.
I was pleasantly surprised by this one. The smell led me to believe it was going to be an average citrus/bitter bomb of an IPA, but this is something a little different I think, between the very well balanced hops and malts, and the creaminess. A winner for me. I'm confused about the low score on this one, honestly.
Serving type: bottle
06-13-2013 19:38:29 | More by gleemonger
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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.