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Euphoria Pale Ale - Ska Brewing Co.

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Euphoria Pale AleEuphoria Pale Ale

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86
very good

322 Ratings
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Ratings: 322
Reviews: 133
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 12.04%
Wants: 12
Gots: 19 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Ska Brewing Co. visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  6.10% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BradLikesBrew on 12-05-2008)
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TheSquire23

Colorado

5/5  rDev +30.9%

11-28-2011 01:16:13 | More by TheSquire23
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hundo

Colorado

5/5  rDev +30.9%

12-06-2011 14:12:31 | More by hundo
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Mtnbeerman

Colorado

5/5  rDev +30.9%

12-06-2011 03:56:43 | More by Mtnbeerman
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illini4x4


4.75/5  rDev +24.3%

03-20-2012 00:06:18 | More by illini4x4
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lsiberian

Texas

4.66/5  rDev +22%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Euphoria presents a light clear yellow tan with very strong head followed with excellent. On the nose is a complex mixture of sweet barely and floral hops with a touch of citrus and earthy tones. On the tongue the beer matches it's smell with a beautiful complex sweet floral hoppy main line with a touch of fruit and an excellent bitter finish. In the mouth this beer is strong, smooth and silky. Overall Euphoria is an excellent beer worthy of it's name.

Serving type: can

06-29-2014 21:19:50 | More by lsiberian
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mastodonj

Colorado

4.53/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A 12 oz can poured into a diconic.
This Pale Ale kicks the butt of many IPA's in terms of its nose and balanced bitterness.

Nice lacing; typical IPA/PA color of dark amber.

When you pour this into a glass, the fresh hops and citrus jump
out...as good as it gets.

The balanced malt and bitterness make for a very good ale.
There's some alcohol content sting at the end of the swallow.

Feel is fine; goes down easily but the sting noted above
makes it that much better.

This is going on my list of "when in doubt, get this" beers.

Serving type: can

10-05-2011 01:39:42 | More by mastodonj
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RDW

Nebraska

4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

03-18-2012 02:03:38 | More by RDW
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djschnabel

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

01-01-2013 00:10:58 | More by djschnabel
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WickedSluggy

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Very hoppy for a pale ale. Beautiful color. Served too cold at Dantes on Purgatory's summit. Wonderful stuff. Not an ipa but has the hops. Very good drinkability.
Obvious late-boil additions. Abv is not provided but seems pretty high for a pale ale.

Serving type: can

12-21-2009 19:16:31 | More by WickedSluggy
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JJOVa

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

05-14-2012 22:59:11 | More by JJOVa
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roywilliams

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

04-01-2013 18:09:19 | More by roywilliams
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Bubbalito

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

12-12-2013 22:22:26 | More by Bubbalito
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dostom

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A very good beer. i drink straight from can. If you like other ska beers you will really enjoy this pale ale. it is very hoppy just to warn you. i personally recommend this if you like hoppy beers. very flavorful and goes down easy. It is only around a few months a year so if you want it you will have to wait until the months of oct/nov

Serving type: can

11-09-2011 23:26:58 | More by dostom
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chinesebeatle

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

12-01-2013 20:00:19 | More by chinesebeatle
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prock180

Arizona

4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

10-18-2013 19:29:38 | More by prock180
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NCbeerpirate

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

02-17-2013 16:02:18 | More by NCbeerpirate
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BJasny

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

10-13-2012 00:19:50 | More by BJasny
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binx

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

05-15-2012 16:05:04 | More by binx
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DMur80


4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

11-17-2012 03:32:18 | More by DMur80
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BerkM

Missouri

4.48/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

This is a great Pale Ale. Pours a nice dark amber, great malt backbone with medium citrus hops that balance everything out just right. This is different from other winter seasonals and it fits in perfectly, even taking it’s own place. I bought this expecting a pale ale not an IPA and it is everything I wanted it to be and more. I love Modus but it seems like some of the reviews I read knock this for lack of hops. Don’t buy this if you want an IPA but if you want a top quality pale ale this is worth a try for anyone.

Serving type: can

12-14-2013 01:44:02 | More by BerkM
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StLThrash

Missouri

4.47/5  rDev +17%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Another worthy effort from Ska. Very partial to Ska beers since my in-laws live in Durango, CO and I always try to hit up the brewery at least once when I visit.... so I've had most of their offerings. Very happy to have the chance to try Euphoria right here in the StL...

A - Orangeish, a bit cloudy. Pours with a hefty white frothy head. Left a lot of lacing.

S - An overly hopped pale ale. Lots of citrus and pine notes. Reminiscent of a good IPA.

T & M - Amazing. One of my new favorites. Not quite as hoppy as Modus Hoperandi, Ska's IPA, but still quite hoppy and bitter. Smooth and drinkable.

Overall - One of my new favorite beers. Too bad it's just a winter seasonal. I will be stocking up at my local liquor store.

Serving type: can

12-19-2011 21:57:36 | More by StLThrash
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tjsdomer2

Illinois

4.43/5  rDev +16%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: can

05-26-2013 05:02:21 | More by tjsdomer2
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TheManiacalOne

Rhode Island

4.43/5  rDev +16%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Acquired from kiltdtxn, courtesy of the Nice Cans BIF so a big "Thank You" goes out to him. Poured from a 12oz bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a deep golden brown color, with a short off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma is of floral hops, caramelized malts and fruity citrus.

T: The taste is very well-balanced and starts with a hearty malt character followed by sweet flavors of caramel and citrus. Then a strong but not over-powering hops presence comes in. The after-taste is slightly hoppy and slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

D: Very tasty, goes down quite easily, not too filling, decent kick, very good representation of style, this is an excellent sessionable beer with a lot of flavor and substance that make it worth drinking for a whole evening.

Serving type: can

06-10-2010 01:20:36 | More by TheManiacalOne
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portia99

Massachusetts

4.43/5  rDev +16%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12oz can received from sproser in the Artistic Label BIF. Thanks Shawn! Poured into a Bruery tulip.

A - Pours an ever-so-slightly hazy amber color with a small cream colored head that gives up quickly and falls to a collar and a few patches of foam on the surface.

S - Nice citrusy aroma. Some grapefruit, lemons, orangey aromas, with some lighter piney smells too. Just a touch of sweet malt in the background. Has a very fresh smell to it.

T - More piney in flavor than the aroma. Still lots of grapefruit contributing to the flavor as well. Fresh and hoppy - more bitter than I expected, but very crisp and clean bitterness.

M - On the light side. Very crisp feeling. Carbonation on the higher side and this works well on this beer - seems to enhance the bitterness and citrus aspects of the beer.

D - Highly drinkable pale ale. Can doesn't say anything about alcohol %, but I'm guessing in the 5.5-6% range. Very clean and full of hop flavor, without a real heavy bitterness. Very good pale ale in my opinion. Would definitely like to get some more of this.

Serving type: can

11-02-2009 01:25:40 | More by portia99
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Megahertz

Missouri

4.38/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz can dated 15-September (!) into a Hoffman House chalice. Funny that "Ska's Winter Offering" is made now, but the best before date is 15-February, so I guess it's cool.

A - Pours a bright shade of amber, crystal clear, with a large, tightly packed tan head that lingers for some time. Carbonation appears brisk.

S - Fresh cut grass with a bright fruity note. Strong aroma.

T - Malt-forward start with a nice bready sweetness transitions to a moderate caramel middle with a hint of toasted bread. Carbonation is cleansing and not overdone. Good "hoppy green" flavor throughout, almost resiny, but quite clean. Finish is very dry with a spicey hop kick at the last possible second. Very nice, indeed.

M - Medium body with medium carbonation. Well done.

O - On the hoppy side of a pale ale, it has considerable melanoidin complexity and clean hop character while avoiding the citrusy C-hops. More of an IPA than a pale ale, but we're here to enjoy the liquid, not split hairs. Outstanding.

Serving type: can

09-20-2012 20:48:23 | More by Megahertz
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Euphoria Pale Ale from Ska Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 322 ratings.