Euphoria Pale Ale - Ska Brewing Co.
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3.55/5 rDev -6.8%
oured into a standard pint glass a rich copper with a well defined 1/2 finger white head atop,sweet caramel/biscuit malt with leafy "green" hops in the nose,a real big sweetish malt aroma to this APA.Leafy and citric hops show thru overtop of a hefty sweet caramel base,again its quite sweet for the style but there is a nice shot of hops to somewhat balance it out.Not bad but I would like a little less sweetness in the style,still a decent beer.
10-10-2011 21:11:46 | More by oberon
3.35/5 rDev -12.1%
22 oz bottle. Pours copper red with a frothy white head that retains well and laces the glass.
The aroma is subdued - caramel malts, some melon and tropical fruits and spices and a hint of pine.
The flavor is caramel malts and tropical fruit with a decent grassy bitterness. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with sharp carbonation.
Overall, it has good bitterness for a pale ale, but would be a pretty mediocre IPA.
02-22-2009 07:37:16 | More by Beaver13
4/5 rDev +5%
The beer pours a very dark orange color with a white head. One of the darkest pale ales I have seen. The aroma is fairly heavy on the orange citrus notes with some biscuit malt and some caramel malt. The flavor is orange citrus, bread and toffee. The beer is very well balanced and the bitterness is fairly low. Still, there is a ton of hop flavor. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Another very nice canned beer from Colorado.
12-31-2010 22:34:11 | More by Mora2000
3.83/5 rDev +0.5%
12oz can poured into a 12oz tumbler.
Pours a very deep pale amber with ruby hints and a nice little creamy thick head. Nose is sweet and malty with a tiny bit of hops in the background-very well balanced here.
Mouthfeel is a bit light, full and creamy from the carbonation. Finish is malty and crisp. Taste has a nice combination of light hop bitterness and earthy rich maltiness. It's very well balanced although just a bit watery. An awesome canned beer!
12-20-2009 15:04:52 | More by kingcrowing
United Kingdom (England)
3.9/5 rDev +2.4%
A 355ml can with a BB of Jan 2014. Picked up recently from Trembling Madness in York. A pale ale for winter....
Poured into a straight pint glass. A clear brownish-amber hue with low carbonation. Yields a large head of creamy white foam that lasts for a few minutes before subsiding to a surface layer. Nice lacing. Aroma of pine, subtle weed, peel, grass/hay, sweet caramel malt and earthy yeast. Hoppy and nicely balanced.
Tastes of intense aromatic hops and sweet malt, with a spicy bitter finish. Notes of pine resin, dank weed, orange peel, mild grapefruit, citrus, grass/hay, white pepper, caramel, earthy yeast and stewed hops. Slightly sweet, followed by a resinous bitterness upon swallowing. Mouthfeel is smooth and tingly, with mild carbonation and decent body. Hop oils stimulate the tongue. Somewhat astringent, accompanied by an aftertaste of pine resin, bitter aromatic hops and faint caramel.
Good stuff - my only real complaint is that it isn't particularly pale. More like an American 'bitter'. Looks OK, colour notwithstanding. The aroma and flavour are distinctly hop-driven, with a subtle malt backbone to provide balance. Decent body; carbonation could be enhanced to add texture. While I don't find the style to be especially suited to winter, it is a deliciously drinkable brew. Worth a punt if you come across it.
01-31-2014 23:56:44 | More by jazzyjeff13
3.98/5 rDev +4.5%
Copper colored brew, off white head to it, nice hoppy aroma, floral, light, not overbearing, just right for a pale ale.
Taste, a little bit of a spicy hop kick to this one, pretty cool. A little bit of pine. Its pretty much like a softer more sessionable Modus, although not as good (but what is?). Just the slightest bit of toastiness from the malt which is just right to be there, but allow the hops and spicy carbonation to kick in.
A solid pale ale, and then some. Great addition for disc golf or doing anything outside in warm weather. If it were available in my area, it would definitely be in the full summer rotation (that is until Torpedo and SNPA come out in cans).
06-21-2011 20:55:05 | More by Beerandraiderfan
3.53/5 rDev -7.3%
(Served in an American pint glass)
A- This beer has a deep dark amber body with lots of floaties swirling around in with the gentle carbonation. There is a lumpy beige head that last for a good bit.
S- This fresh pale malt has a slight biscuit note to it with a woody green hops to follow that is soft and has an orange citrus quality to it.
T- The soft pale malt flavor is followed by a watery taste that grows as the beer opens up. There is a soft woody hops that leads to a big bitter pungent finish. The bitterness lingers a bit.
M- This beer has a medium light mouthfeel with a tight fizz finish.
D- This beer has big hops in the bitterness that overpower a lot of the other flavors. The malt is a bit soft and pretty light considering the dark amber body.
09-16-2010 14:33:24 | More by rhoadsrage
3.98/5 rDev +4.5%
Medium sized light tan head settles into a nice lacing that is lasting quite some time above a clear caramel copper colored beer.
80/20 Piney to floral hops over caramel malts aroma. Really just guessing on the percentages but I think you get the drift.
The taste has a hops bite to it without citrus or floral or pine aspects jumping out anymore then the others, giving this beer a nice hops balance with a nice slight malt undertone.
A nice dryish aftertaste that does have much flavor on this medium bodied pale ale.
A pretty decent tasting pale ale, I'm glad I grabbed a six and not just included this in a build your own 6-pack.
09-15-2012 02:40:49 | More by LXIXME
3.98/5 rDev +4.5%
Medium orange beer with a thin but ever present cap. The slight layer of white suds sticks to the glass and accurately represents your consumption progress.
The nose is clean and simple with a strong sweet malt and a firm hop presence. Just what a pale ale should smell like and nothing more. Very pleasant.
Taste is also in the simple yet good category. A fine sweet malt intro that's nicely flanked by a light touch of hop citrus. It's clean and super drinkable with nothing really out of wack. This is probably one of the most satisfying beers I've had from ska.
The mouthfeel again is delightlfully simple and in that simplicity lies the beauty of this beer. There is a nice compliment of slick malts to hop bittering. This is a strong beer, not in ABV but in the fact that it does everything well. A nice find and one that will find it's way into my fridge again and again.
11-13-2011 22:29:33 | More by jbphoto88
3.91/5 rDev +2.6%
One of the best pale ales in a can you'll ever find, if you can find it. Tastes great, high abv, eight of these and your doing fine. I like the skeleton on the can. Good marketing dude. Supposedly comes out around Christmas and runs out in February. Drank the last two March 3rd, so that rumor seems true.
03-06-2014 23:06:48 | More by Wedgie28
3.68/5 rDev -3.4%
A - amber with a thin lacing of white head that disappears quickly
S - very faint nose; some caramel and maybe some toasted malt
T - faint caramel, some bread, faint toast, some citrus, some faint piny bitterness
M - medium bodied, crisp, well carbonated
This is a simple, easy to drink beer. There isn't anything here that sets this apart from the group, but this is a refreshing APA with a subdued but enjoyable flavor profile. I don't think this is a beer that I will seek out again, but I certainly won't turn it down.
02-23-2013 23:10:50 | More by tdm168
4.43/5 rDev +16.3%
Appearance: This is a pale ale? Looks like a rustic amber with lots of yeast suspended in it. Great lacing as well, but that comes after the thick tan foam disappears.
Smell: Sweet caramel, marshmallows, pine, and flowers. Great Colorado scent.
Taste/Mouthfeel: Pine...and pineapple. Very unique. Some toasted pine nuts as well. Very enjoyable. Crisp mouthfeel that is very active. A tad thin at times.
Overall Drinkability: An incredible ale.
05-26-2013 05:02:21 | More by tjsdomer2
4/5 rDev +5%
The Euphoria Pale Ale is a good pale ale from the SKA brewing Co. The beer pours a very nice clear copper with very thin off white head that is lacing nicely. The smell include pine, spice and citrus tones. The taste has a nice malt base with great hop flavors. There is an oily pine, slight spice and hint of bitter citrus (grapefruit). I am guessing Semcoe, Casscade, and maybe Zeus hops...but i'm not an expert. The mouthfeel is a good medium body with smooth carbonation. Overall a very taste beer that I think could be sessioned.
02-22-2012 01:59:31 | More by WoodBrew
4.08/5 rDev +7.1%
A: Brownish hue with tints of orange and ruby red; a huge, steady head and fantastic lacing
S: Wow, a weird hoppy funk: body odor? celery? asparagus? onion? and pine--I like it--also a bit of the typical citrus and grainy aromas
T: Not nearly as hoppy as aromas indicate but still pleasant pine and tea leaves (with subtle onion) bitterness and a bit of a grainy malt backbone
F: A bit carbonated and thin at the end though it does get better as it warms
D: A decent hoppy pale ale from Ska
01-03-2011 17:19:44 | More by dbossman
4.03/5 rDev +5.8%
pours a deep copper with light brown and ruby tone. big fluffy creamy head with amazing lacing and great retention.
light crisp citrus and pine with a very faint malty bread body.
sweet citrus and tropical fruit with a nice light pine bitterness. very light malty body that hides through out. another hop burst kicks in through the finish. lingering hoppy and malty aftertaste.
light and easy, but goes down painfully easy.
this is one amazing APA. i will buy this often.
10-27-2010 00:42:54 | More by hooliganlife
Euphoria Pale Ale from Ska Brewing Co.
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