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Euphoria Pale Ale - Ska Brewing Co.

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Euphoria Pale AleEuphoria Pale Ale

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321 Ratings
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Ratings: 321
Reviews: 133
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 12.04%
Wants: 12
Gots: 18 | 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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Photo of rawfish


3.78/5  rDev -1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours amber gold with a smallish half finger head, good cover but average retention leaving snowflakes of lacing stuck to the glass.

Pine needles, deep citrus coating bready malts and honey sweetness, both wafting and earthy. Seems like Ska harnessed the aroma of a Colorado forest and put it into this beer.

Malt backbone is there but rather tasteless, not in an offending way. Supports with a white wine fruitiness and cracker flavor until the hops arrive. Pine needle, light citrus and a long lasting bitterness.

Dries very well for a pale ale. Medium carbonation with a light smooth body. Lifts from the palate.

A well built pale that has a good amount of hoppiness. The malts do well to stay back here and let the bitterness and feel dominate the impression. A very nice new offering from Ska.

Serving type: can

03-21-2012 03:03:31 | More by rawfish
Photo of oldvines


3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

12-26-2012 20:09:33 | More by oldvines
Photo of freduardo


4/5  rDev +4.7%

04-29-2013 03:06:01 | More by freduardo
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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

12-27-2012 16:27:47 | More by LambicPentameter
Photo of spoony


4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: can

03-11-2013 03:47:01 | More by spoony
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4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Ska's Euphoria Pale Ale is a collaboration that is brewed by Ska and Ventur Snowboards and is only being sold in a few stores.

Euphoria is big on fruity hop flavor, but light on bitterness. The flavor and aroma are instead focused on wonderful tropical fruit notes such as pineapple, guava and apricot. The creamy and smooth body leaves a subtle spearmint note on the finish. I love the tropical fruits that these hops are showing and would highly recommend this Pale Ale whether you avoid hoppy beers altogether or are just looking for a Pale Ale that doesn't taste like all the others.

Serving type: bottle

12-05-2008 17:24:06 | More by BradLikesBrew
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4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

01-16-2012 16:54:20 | More by TXhomebrewer
Photo of JuicesFlowing


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

Poured into a shaker pint glass.

The beer is a nice deep crystal clear copper color. A foamy light cream colored head calms down to a wisp and initially, lots of lacing coats the glass.

The beer smells of bright, crisp piney hops, with traces of grapefruit and citrus rinds.

The taste is fairly hop-forward, but first there's a nice malty undertone, followed by some faint sweet fruitiness of apricots and peaches. The hops come in soon, and offer a nice bright pine crispness, with bitter grapefruit and lime after thoughts.

The mouthfeel is clean, dry, and medium in body.

Overall, this is a solid pale ale, and it has enough woody, spruce and pine in it to remind me of snow-covered forests and Christmas trees. Hey, I gotta hang some sort of holiday merriment on this brew.

Serving type: can

11-17-2012 01:39:54 | More by JuicesFlowing
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2.42/5  rDev -36.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

A: A thick amber, with some orange tint. At the onset there was a nice head that drops down to aslight lacing that covers most of the surface.

S: A little sweet citrus at the start followed closely by some pine. The best aspect of this beer for me.

T: There is some sweet malt backbone there but not enough balance for me personally that I remained focused more on the piney hops. Some bitterness to it.

M: Medium bodied, some stickiness that gets washed away from the carbonation.

Overall: Not bad, probably good for what it is, just not really my deal.

Serving type: can

10-26-2011 01:30:16 | More by denver10
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4.08/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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

Serving type: can

01-03-2011 17:19:44 | More by dbossman
Photo of ChugginOil


4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Big thanks to Ed at St. Charles Binny's for the recommendation.

Pours a translucent amber color that shows about one finger of white head. Webby lacing.

The nose yields aromas of a strong hop profile. In some way, Euphoria smells quite bitter and @ this point, very fresh. Pine resin approaches my nostrils first, followed by a slight bit of sweet malt. Hops take over the nose.

The taste is definitely hop forward. Some bittering hops hit my palate first and make way for some balancing malt. The hops are bringing some pine and a tad bit of garlic to the profile. Pretty well balanced and damn tasty @ that.

The mouthfeel is dry and quite palatable. Ample carbonation makes this one well rounded. Medium bodied and easy to drink. Definitely liking.

Overall, this is an impressive pale ale that is tasty, drinkable, and affordable ($8.99 a sixer). This beer is really good while fresh but will still be nice throughout the winter months.

Serving type: can

09-28-2011 06:17:23 | More by ChugginOil
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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

08-30-2013 02:21:45 | More by HarmonMW
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4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

03-19-2012 00:24:10 | More by Stevie_Janowski
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3.95/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: A slighty hazy copper color with an off white head. Good lacing on glass.

S: A nice candy and citrus hop aroma coming off of this beer. A little bit of grainy malt in the background.

T: A nice all around flavor. You can taste the grainy malt up front and the herbal and citrus peel hop. The finish is bitter and a little dry.

M: A little oily and a medium feel to it.

D: Pretty good pale ale. Nothing bad about it. It's tasty and well balanced.

Serving type: can

12-22-2010 23:09:46 | More by Kromes
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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

08-17-2013 23:14:20 | More by Proclarush
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New York

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

03-04-2013 02:40:18 | More by nzerbe
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3.25/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A-Pours a clear amber color with three fingers of incredibly dense, white head.

S-Smells of strong orange and a little bit of pine.

T-I was expecting a little more bitterness here. Some light and sweet orange notes with a hint of pine and some crystal malt.

M-Low carbonation with medium body and a smooth slickness to it.

D-Pretty easy drinking but a little simple. It would be a good summer sipper.

Serving type: can

01-01-2011 04:11:20 | More by samie85
Photo of yeahnatenelson


2.93/5  rDev -23.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Appearance -- Pours a cupric amber hue, lots of brightness, with golden highlights and a slim sudsy beige head. The hard pour didn't do much for the head. A modicum of lace can be seen. Good color, bad head.

Smell -- Juicy citrus, pine boughs, dank earthiness, grassy meadows, peppery spice, and toasted malt. There's a lot going on, and I like it.

Taste -- Toasted malt, cane juice sweetness, white pepper, dank basement, faint citrus, pine resin. Finish is sweet with spicy hops and citrus peel. Weird.

Mouthfeel -- Medium-light body with sharp carbonation. Finish is dry with a bit of tannin. Not great.

Drinkability -- This beer is a bit of a muddled mess: lots of interesting flavors, but they don't gel: toasty sweet, musky, spicy, earthy. Less would have been more. In the end it's about average.

Serving type: can

01-05-2011 23:08:08 | More by yeahnatenelson
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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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3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

12-20-2012 17:00:34 | More by Pecan
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4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

04-08-2014 17:51:30 | More by deadliest
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4/5  rDev +4.7%

12-08-2013 16:30:10 | More by mtbdonn
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4/5  rDev +4.7%

12-30-2013 23:11:09 | More by adam42381
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3.95/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Picked this one up on discount at Total Wine in Goodyear, AZ

12oz can to pint – Ska’s Winter Offering

A: Pours a clear and deep copper amber color adorned with a good three fingers thick of persistent tan rocky foam head. Some large bubbles form sticky globs of lace all the way down the glass.

S: Nice dank and pine notes up front with some light suggestions of citrus and an underlying sweet pale malt aroma. Pretty nice nose on it.

T: Ooh this is tasty. Has a real tantalizing bitterness. Resinous with grassy herbals and pines. Some grapefruit pith. Quite juicy with hops balanced out nicely by a sweet bready pale malting. Slight warming alcohol presence. Pucker up and enjoy.

M: Lighter body nearing Medium thickness. Creamy with a real dry and crisp finish. Lingering hop oils from big dry hop additions here.

D: A bold and hoppy APA. Wish I had grabbed a few more of these as they seem to be holding up well in the can. Super drinkable with a good dose of the leafage. Solid boarding gear.

Really diggin on the Ska. I might even like this one more than the Modus.

Serving type: can

03-23-2012 21:25:25 | More by Nugganooch
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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

11-14-2012 03:26:30 | More by durlta
Euphoria Pale Ale from Ska Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 321 ratings.