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Decadent Imperial IPA - Ska Brewing Co.

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Decadent Imperial IPADecadent Imperial IPA

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Ratings: 715
Reviews: 343
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 14.52%
Wants: 28
Gots: 60 | 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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Photo of wesbrownyeah
3.23/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Decadent Imperial IPA. 10% alcohol content. Bottle shows a skeleton in a suit an hat dancing around with a bouquet of hop in his teeth... delightfully evil.

A- The beer pours deep hazy orange tainted fluid with tight bubbly head that leaves behind a nice quater inch head and froth. Lacing is top notch with gobs of excess froth clinging to the glass.

S- Smell is of sweet floral hops with a kinda danky twang of malty alcohol in the back end.

T-M- Well... not what I expected from the smell but starts with rotton citrus flavor consisting of grapefruit, star fruit and orange. May be some grassy and earthy tang in there. Decent malt back bone keeps this one alive, but all and all unbalanced. Mouthfeel is thin with a dose of acidic tingle with the carbonation going down.

D- Yeah its drinkable but not my first choice. Needs more balance between the hops and malt but hell, a decent showing of DIPA.

wesbrownyeah, Oct 10, 2009
Photo of olradetbalder
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

olradetbalder, Friday at 10:06 AM
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4.5/5  rDev +23.3%

bonertime98, Wednesday at 02:47 PM
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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

bigjoe786, Nov 14, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

qcghost, Nov 06, 2014
Photo of Redemption575
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Redemption575, Nov 02, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

spycow, Nov 01, 2014
Photo of Kinnell
4/5  rDev +9.6%

Kinnell, Oct 27, 2014
Photo of ffshore545
4/5  rDev +9.6%

ffshore545, Oct 25, 2014
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.

pat61, Oct 15, 2014
Photo of Eriktheipaman
3/5  rDev -17.8%

Eriktheipaman, Oct 14, 2014
Photo of Mendoz3
4.12/5  rDev +12.9%

Mendoz3, Oct 12, 2014
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2/5  rDev -45.2%

HumanParaquat, Oct 12, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -11%

Urs, Oct 05, 2014
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3.8/5  rDev +4.1%

rolltide, Sep 27, 2014
Photo of Jakerad1979
5/5  rDev +37%

By far the best beer on the market today. It is smooth, hoppy and full of flavor without being bitter like some imperial IPAs can be. After this beer you will compare all other beers to it, and they will come up short.

Jakerad1979, Sep 27, 2014
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3.8/5  rDev +4.1%

Fordknox, Sep 27, 2014
Photo of Amalee
3/5  rDev -17.8%

Lack of hops, Smooth Drinkable NOT VERY DISTINCT FLAVOR

found this disappointing if looking for a double Ipa could see getting totally trashed on it as its 10% and virutally tasteless

but when I burppped it did actually taste like an iPA

Amalee, Sep 27, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

StephRai, Sep 26, 2014
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3.64/5  rDev -0.3%

hhollins11, Sep 26, 2014
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4.44/5  rDev +21.6%

Heynau10, Sep 17, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Brams17, Sep 16, 2014
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

My first IPA with a "waxed" dipped tip. (my main reason for buying it) lol
Kind of a flat tasting beer. Not "hoppy" enough to have want to return and buy another. They also have one with a yellow waxed tip, I believe its a Blonde. That one was ok too.

Photo of Sintech
4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

Sintech, Sep 14, 2014
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4/5  rDev +9.6%

hipboy221, Sep 13, 2014
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Decadent Imperial IPA from Ska Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 715 ratings.