Euphoria Pale Ale - Ska Brewing Co.
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3.83/5 rDev +0.5%
12 fl oz. can, with this six pack labeled best by January 24, 2013. My second beer from Ska Brewing Co., the other being Ska Brewing Modus Hoperandi. Poured into a Firestone Walker pint glass.
A - Aggressive pour yields two fingers of beige off-white bubbly head on top of a dark burnt orange, verging on ruby, colored body. Lots of fine sediment suspended in the glass. Looks decent enough. Some nice big scattered sheets of lacing.
S - Smell is of light grapefruit & pine needles, paired with a bready biscuit malt counterpart.
T - Taste follows the nose pretty well; the hops have faded some, and where they were once more bitter they have become somewhat sweet. Still, a pleasant hop presence, not overly bitter, comprised well by the malt backbone of this beer. Caramelized malt presence is definitely noticeable.
M - Feel is sticky & bitter, via the hop presence. Some green apple skin sweetness lingering.
Overall, a refreshing, modest pale ale, with a nice drinkable 6.10% abv. Definitely a beer you could drink in the summer, although this is their winter offering. Succeeds as a somewhat mild American pale ale, although I remember it being much more hoppy when it was fresh. Either way, it is a beer I will have again.
Ska Brewing Euphoria Pale Ale ---4/5.
04-22-2013 01:10:50 | More by mfnmbvp
4/5 rDev +5%
Can poured into tulip glass with nice copper hue and massive white head, very clear beer and alot of lacing around the glass.
Aroma is sweet, bread malt with pine overtones but definitely more malty.
Feels alot like Modus Hoperandi in the malt profile but not as bitter. Though the bitterness lingers throughout the taste. Caramels, toffee, sweet bread, some dark fruits. Some nice pine. Full flavored, complexity just not as overpowering.
Finish is medium but very drinkable similar to a pale ale.
Feels more like an AIPA based on the malt build though it doesn't have the IBUs. Not a style conventioned beer but I like the winter APA concept. A good malty beer and decent hops for a nice mid afternoon warmer that can be shared with friends. I had this one after a cold bike ride. I grabbed it at Binny's on a hunch and glad I did.
04-13-2013 18:27:10 | More by Durtdiggler
4/5 rDev +5%
From a 12 oz can (best by May 14, 2013) into a tulip.
A-A normal pour produces a fat one finger head of light tan foam. The head hangs around for a bit and deposits some chunks on the glassware as it dissipates. The brew is darker than some pales with a copper-hued amber color. It is clear with some visible carbonation.
S-The smell tends toward hoppy with floral citrusy flavors being dominant (grapefruit and orange). Balancing out the spicy punch of the hops is a hint of toffee and caramel malt.
T-The taste follows the smell closely with hops (spicy citrus flavors) taking a more prominent role than malts. However, there is just enough malty caramel flavor in there to keep you from thinking you're drinking an IPA.
M-The feel is nearly crisp, with some oily hop feel and a pleasant, mildly assertive carbonation.
O-This beer is a pleasant surprise. I have not enjoyed my previous experiences with Ska, but I would definitely drink this beer again. The hops are assertive, but not overpowering, and the light malty touch is just enough to make a good drinkable pale. I get quite a bit of flavor here, but I could easily drink two or three of these in a sitting.
03-11-2013 03:47:01 | More by spoony
3.81/5 rDev 0%
A: The beer is clear copper in color and has a moderate to high amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger high light beige head that died down but consistently left a thin head covering the surface and lots of lacy rings of bubbles down the sides of the glass.
S: There are aromas of citrusy hops in the nose—oranges seem to stand out in particular along with some hints of lemons.
T: The taste is similar to the smell but also has notes of caramel malts and a light amount of bitterness. Hints of spicy hops are noticeable towards the finish.
M: It feels nearly medium-bodied and quite crisp on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer has a lot of hop flavors compared to other pale ales, but is rather easy to drink because it has a good balance with the underlying malts.
03-06-2013 01:14:32 | More by metter98
3.49/5 rDev -8.4%
Ska Brewing's Euphoria Pale Ale is a winter seasonal release. The beer pours a clear copper, and it is capped by a decent sized, off-white head that provides solid lace. Floral and citrus hop aromas burst from the glass, and light caramel malt notes weave in and out of the hop domination. Rich malt flavors including caramel and toasted bread help create a level of sweetness that balance the onslaught of hop bitterness that is underlined by grapefruit and pine. Smooth and well balanced, Euphoria is medium bodied and moderately carbonated. Euphoria!
02-24-2013 00:18:56 | More by phishsihq
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
Euphoria Pale Ale from Ska Brewing Co.
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