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Decadent Imperial IPA - Ska Brewing Co.

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Decadent Imperial IPADecadent Imperial IPA

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BA SCORE
83
good

653 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 653
Reviews: 336
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 14.79%
Wants: 28
Gots: 39 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Ska Brewing Co. visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: RockyTopHeel on 12-30-2004)
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manahansf

Indiana

3.15/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a semi-hazy deep copper color with a creamy, one finger, white head. An aroma of sweet citrus hops flows out of the glass. The flavor however is big, sweet, grainy, and vinous. Very low hop presence and low balance. The body is mildly thick and has
moderate carbonation levels. The level of higher alcohol flavors is distracting and continues through the finish where the alcohol content becomes warming and fades slow as the dry finish lingers on the palate. Ends with a small acetaldehyde flavor.

Serving type: bottle

02-02-2010 17:06:38 | More by manahansf
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GTJayG

Georgia

3.86/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Too often of late I find imperial IPAs that lack balance, either there's too much alcohol or the hops aren't in balance and end up being the only thing you taste. This offering balances things nicely and it's certainly a robust beer that paired well with pizza. I'm left to lament that a single bottle is all I was able to bring home from Colorado.

Serving type: bottle

07-13-2014 16:10:06 | More by GTJayG
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ThePaleRider

California

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

07-13-2014 16:01:05 | More by ThePaleRider
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Slipperyphoton

Arizona

4/5  rDev +9.6%

07-13-2014 15:43:02 | More by Slipperyphoton
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Jefriedrichs

California

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
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ghstrp


3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

07-09-2014 01:36:29 | More by ghstrp
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Texas

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

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Rlhinson2104

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +9.6%

07-05-2014 13:25:48 | More by Rlhinson2104
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humpty1602

Texas

3/5  rDev -17.8%

07-04-2014 23:37:41 | More by humpty1602
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MattXT

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +9.6%

07-02-2014 03:39:29 | More by MattXT
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sammyg832

Arizona

4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

06-30-2014 18:27:16 | More by sammyg832
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M_chav

New Mexico

4/5  rDev +9.6%

06-30-2014 10:40:43 | More by M_chav
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WiggyKGB

Illinois

4/5  rDev +9.6%

06-28-2014 03:18:19 | More by WiggyKGB
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Docrock

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

06-26-2014 22:26:32 | More by Docrock
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CM31

Tennessee

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

06-26-2014 16:54:28 | More by CM31
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Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +9.6%

06-19-2014 13:41:17 | More by bleedsblu
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Joe_Mahma

California

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

06-19-2014 13:31:08 | More by Joe_Mahma
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timlyon

Arizona

4.5/5  rDev +23.3%

06-18-2014 02:43:26 | More by timlyon
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Beerdudenumberone

Indiana

3/5  rDev -17.8%

06-16-2014 12:19:22 | More by Beerdudenumberone
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IAmHollywood13

Ohio

3/5  rDev -17.8%

06-09-2014 21:35:38 | More by IAmHollywood13
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Beerbuddy21

California

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

06-08-2014 22:39:54 | More by Beerbuddy21
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sgttibbs

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

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alostplot

Illinois

4/5  rDev +9.6%

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krome

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

06-02-2014 01:00:49 | More by krome
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jgunther71

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

05-31-2014 03:12:32 | More by jgunther71
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Decadent Imperial IPA from Ska Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 653 ratings.