Decadent Imperial IPA - Ska Brewing Co.
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Reviews by macrosmatic:
3.35/5 rDev -8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
Thanks to Glenn for sending this one down! Reviewed from notes. Poured from waxed bomber into an Upland pint glass.
A: Pours a hazy deep gold with hints of orange. Forms a nearly two-finger white head on top of average visible carbonation.
S: Oranges, tangerines, and pith hops, bready malt with a bit of caramel aroma, and a nice yeastiness underneath.
T: Boozy and malty up front, with citrus & orange peel hops afterwards. Some caramel and roasted honeycomb sweetness. It seems a bit oxidized despite the wax.
M: Light body for an IIPA. Alcohol presence obvious, and carbonation sensation on the low side.
O: This really wasn't particularly good. It tasted like it was on the old side, though unfortunately there is no freshness information that I could find on the bottle. Disappointing, although not terrible.
Serving type: bottle
11-17-2013 22:40:02 | More by macrosmatic
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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.
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