Decadent Imperial IPA - Ska Brewing Co.
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Reviews by theWrkncacnter:
3.58/5 rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4
Poured from a 22oz bottle with a fancy wax covering. Head was minimal which faded to almost nothing with only a tiny trace of lacing. Color is very nice new-penny copper that's slightly cloudy. Smells of very fresh/ripe slightly floral hops. Taste starts out with some sweet flavors and a little roasted malt that finishes with some good hop bitterness than lingers around for a while. Mouthfeel is a little watery at first but then very dry on the finish. Drinkability is high, hardly any alcohol taste at all.
In the world of DIPAs I think you really have to stand out, since so many people are doing them. This is a decent beer, and definitely good, but compared to other DIPAs such as Rogue's I2PA or 90 Minute or Breckenridge 471, this just seems sub par. I could have also used a little more carbonation al well, which I think might have helped a bit. Glad I tried this, but not sure if I'd buy again.
Serving type: bottle
07-02-2007 17:36:53 | More by theWrkncacnter
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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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