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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

741 Ratings
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Ratings: 741
Reviews: 350
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 14.48%
Wants: 29
Gots: 75 | FT: 2
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:
Beer added by: RockyTopHeel on 12-30-2004

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Ratings: 741 | Reviews: 350
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3.28/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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3.08/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Average Double India Pale Ale

Photo of carolinabrew
4.05/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of cmbeddoe7997
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of stevenreinard
3.79/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Overall, it seems like this imperial fulfills the needs of anyone who enjoys IPA brews. It has a great hoppy nose and a small note of fruit is mixed in with it, but upon the first sip, it seems more mild and bland than expected. The flavor is good, but not grand. When the word decadent comes to mind, this falls short. It is a good, smooth, drinkable beer and deserving of the marks I have given it. Is it a great beer? Not so much.

Photo of ivan_delosrios
4.08/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Picked this one up because although i don't typically buy ipas, i was in the mood for a fruity beer. This one did not disappoint. The pour is quite nice. Medium head and a beautiful hazy orange. In a tulip sniffer it is quite a sight. In the aroma it gave off a malty and caramel sweetness with a variety of fruit. Reminiscent of grapefruit, papaya, and (even though it's not a fruit) aromatic pine. Flavor is pretty close to the aroma. Nice sweetness with a creamy body and fruit notes. The finish reminded me of grapefruit juice with a very nice subtle bitterness that stuck around for a little. One bottle will do you though.

Photo of JimmyFlatRock
3.65/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of prock180
4.09/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Very hazy but beautiful gold orange color when held up to light. Smells a little malty for IIPA but hops are present. Taste follows at first but then hops show up more at the end of sip. Sweet caramel and honey flows into citrusy, grapefruit hop flavors with the hops lingering for a long while. I was a little sceptical from the aroma but the flavors made up for that. A bit surprised how much I enjoyed this as I tend to enjoy more hop foward ipas. The body is full and smooth. Overall really good beer and a bit surprised how much I enjoyed this one. Oh yea beware, this beer is 10%! Cheers.

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3.65/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.29/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Guitars_and_beer
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Mattdshangraw
3.35/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Booker07
3.06/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Look: Pours hazy amber with a cm head forming at the end.
Smell: Can definitively smell hops here. smells sweet almost
taste: wow! lots of malt. was expecting a bit more hoppiness for an imperial. really sweet.
feel: this Ripa was hard to finish. felt like watered down maple syrup.
overall: i had this IPA about 3 years ago when i was getting into beer tasting and then it was awesome. Maybe great for a lad trying to get his feet wet.

Photo of dannydetox
3.43/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

big, sweeter imperial from ska. bottle looked striking with the skeletal rude boy on the label and the wax sealed bottlecap. cloudy orange pour with a finger's worth of head initially. nose is all malt - sweet cereal grains up front, with a few notes of expressed orange peel and clover honey wafting through. mouthfeel is full - no surprises for a 10% brew - with medium-low carbonation that tingles enough to remind you this is beer. decadent finishes with considerable bitterness and lingering citrus hop qualities. i would have preferred to experience more of the latter up front rather than the hefty malt attack. i do appreciate the lack of alcohol 'heat' in this double-digit imperial; goes down surprisingly smooth given the abv.

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4.35/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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3/5  rDev -18%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3.87/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Brock915
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jocques
5/5  rDev +36.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

An all time favorite for the wife & i

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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

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4/5  rDev +9.3%

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1.5/5  rDev -59%

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4/5  rDev +9.3%

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Decadent Imperial IPA from Ska Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 741 ratings.