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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

730 Ratings
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Ratings: 730
Reviews: 346
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 14.52%
Wants: 30
Gots: 68 | 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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Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Photo of Mattdshangraw
3.35/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Booker07
3.06/5  rDev -16.2%
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%
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.

Photo of Berg-the-Boiler
4.35/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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3/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3.87/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Brock915
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jocques
5/5  rDev +37%
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 +2.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

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4/5  rDev +9.6%

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1.5/5  rDev -58.9%

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4/5  rDev +9.6%

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3.92/5  rDev +7.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +23.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

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4/5  rDev +9.6%

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4/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of pat61
4.35/5  rDev +19.2%

Decadent has a fruity, floral hoppy nose.
Pours gold with a slight haze under a fluffy off-white 2” foam cap.
A big fruity malty attack combines yeast and hop driven fruit flavors such as papaya and melon with light caramel malt and light grains to finish with a clean, bitter aftertaste with a hint of light vegetal hop flavors. The beer contains a lot of hops but they are expressed more in the flavor than in the bitterness. Well balanced.
The beer has a big body with slightly below carbonation.

Photo of Eriktheipaman
3/5  rDev -17.8%

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Decadent Imperial IPA from Ska Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 730 ratings.