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Euphoria Pale Ale - Ska Brewing Co.

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Euphoria Pale AleEuphoria Pale Ale

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BA SCORE
86
very good

322 Ratings
THE BROS
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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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jdhowe

California

3.85/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a can into a great divide tulip, because it's the only glassware I have in my hotel room. Best by April 14.

A: Pours a deep, ruby tinged amber that is slightly hazy. 1 1/2 fingers of big, foamy, straw-colored head that dissipates after minutes to a thick ring of foam, leaving sticky lacing up the side of the glass. This is just too dark for a pale ale, but it looks delicious anyway.

S: Big sweet candy and wheat malt aromas accompanied by a slight spice and citrus hop character.

T/M: Medium mouthfeel with medium-to-high carbonation, mouthfeel is slightly coating and juicy without being oily. Prickly carbonation leads into a big juicy sweetness of citrus fruits alongside lightly bready malt character. Carbonation props up lots of malt and fruit sweetness. Alcohol is very evident on the finish, accompanied by a swelling and lingering hop bitterness and another mild wave of malt.

O: This beer is a little dark for a pale ale, but is otherwise really nice. The strong citrus presence help to justify the otherwise slightly strong bitterness of the finish. I would call this an IPA rather than a PA if forced to choose a style, but it's a tasty beer nonetheless. Very drinkable.

Serving type: can

03-07-2014 03:39:06 | More by jdhowe
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Wedgie28

Texas

3.91/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: can

03-06-2014 23:06:48 | More by Wedgie28
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bdelonj13

Illinois

2.5/5  rDev -34.6%

03-01-2014 03:05:01 | More by bdelonj13
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crobinso

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

02-23-2014 12:43:56 | More by crobinso
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baxter94

Kansas

4/5  rDev +4.7%

02-18-2014 15:44:03 | More by baxter94
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Tony_Giangiulio

Illinois

4/5  rDev +4.7%

02-12-2014 23:02:02 | More by Tony_Giangiulio
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jazzyjeff13

United Kingdom (England)

3.9/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

Serving type: can

01-31-2014 23:56:44 | More by jazzyjeff13
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Guinnsslvr

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

01-30-2014 04:56:10 | More by Guinnsslvr
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shadowofthereaper_666

New Mexico

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

01-26-2014 07:40:55 | More by shadowofthereaper_666
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jaydoc

Kansas

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

01-23-2014 03:17:42 | More by jaydoc
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Thads324

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

01-19-2014 21:26:41 | More by Thads324
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Benvarine

Missouri

4/5  rDev +4.7%

01-19-2014 20:47:50 | More by Benvarine
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JISurfer

South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

01-18-2014 04:44:00 | More by JISurfer
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IPA1978

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

01-17-2014 22:40:48 | More by IPA1978
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Skillz

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

01-07-2014 00:32:40 | More by Skillz
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badams1010

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

01-04-2014 19:42:42 | More by badams1010
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deereless

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

01-04-2014 02:03:23 | More by deereless
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Rosquin

Iowa

4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

01-02-2014 12:30:31 | More by Rosquin
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adam42381

Florida

4/5  rDev +4.7%

12-30-2013 23:11:09 | More by adam42381
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trevorpost

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

12-28-2013 02:07:49 | More by trevorpost
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DrinkSlurm

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +4.7%

12-26-2013 02:04:47 | More by DrinkSlurm
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LightnerLiquorKS

Kansas

4/5  rDev +4.7%

12-26-2013 01:46:46 | More by LightnerLiquorKS
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Yesdog

Illinois

4/5  rDev +4.7%

12-25-2013 02:07:02 | More by Yesdog
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Texasfan549

Texas

4/5  rDev +4.7%

12-23-2013 02:30:45 | More by Texasfan549
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vinny21bal

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

12-22-2013 00:25:47 | More by vinny21bal
Euphoria Pale Ale from Ska Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 322 ratings.