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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

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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mccallisters_dali

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

03-28-2013 22:25:40 | More by mccallisters_dali
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PatGreer

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

03-19-2013 21:09:48 | More by PatGreer
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williamjbauer

West Virginia

4/5  rDev +4.7%

03-16-2013 03:19:37 | More by williamjbauer
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Cvescalante

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

03-11-2013 19:25:34 | More by Cvescalante
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spoony

Colorado

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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n00blar

Maryland

4/5  rDev +4.7%

03-11-2013 00:09:39 | More by n00blar
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JeffreyJDavis

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

03-09-2013 12:35:16 | More by JeffreyJDavis
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gtermi

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

03-09-2013 03:25:16 | More by gtermi
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metter98

New York

3.81/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: can

03-06-2013 01:14:32 | More by metter98
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nzerbe

New York

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

03-04-2013 02:40:18 | More by nzerbe
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dmorgan310

Panama

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

03-02-2013 20:24:19 | More by dmorgan310
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drummermattie02

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

02-25-2013 23:54:03 | More by drummermattie02
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phishsihq

Colorado

3.49/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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!

Serving type: can

02-24-2013 00:18:56 | More by phishsihq
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tdm168

North Carolina

3.68/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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.

Serving type: can

02-23-2013 23:10:50 | More by tdm168
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kjkinsey

Texas

4/5  rDev +4.7%

02-23-2013 21:43:26 | More by kjkinsey
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RudnicsMEB

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

02-21-2013 03:25:40 | More by RudnicsMEB
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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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Dbeerlyman

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +4.7%

02-09-2013 22:37:12 | More by Dbeerlyman
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Aguirre

Missouri

4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

02-08-2013 22:30:27 | More by Aguirre
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JohnBender

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

01-29-2013 04:16:45 | More by JohnBender
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Stoutamus-Maximus

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

01-25-2013 00:24:20 | More by Stoutamus-Maximus
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Acuity

Michigan

4/5  rDev +4.7%

01-24-2013 04:39:20 | More by Acuity
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SerialHiker

Illinois

3.18/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Appearance: Pours a dark caramel brown with hints of merlot red…though it’s dark, it’s clear with no bubble action…some light khaki color head did form but only a thin layer has hung around…(3.25/5)

Smell: Tons of sweet caramel malts, mild on the spicy earthy hops…straight from the fridge it lacks some depth and variety…the sweet caramel malts are nice, but it’s like a cowboy wandering the pasture on a rainy night looking for his horse…(3.5/5)

Taste: Sweet caramel malts combined with pale malts…there’s a noticeable earthy, spicy hops quality to this, but it’s real light…could be more and that would round the flavor out much better…it’s a sweet caramel malt concoction that is good, but it lacks in overall character...some earthy/piney bitterness shows up late…(3.25/5)

Mouthfeel: Light to medium body…light on carbonation...there’s a light, chewy, earthy hops resin feel on my palate that I wish was stronger, it would really add to the overall outcome…as it is, like most everything else, it leaves just that little bit extra that could ultimately make this a much better brew…(2.5/5)

Overall: Average beer with just slightly above average flavor…every aspect of its construction leaves me wanting, the flavor isn’t strong, the aroma isn’t strong, the mouthfeel is light (aka watery)…there’s no sign of the 6.1% ABV…I will say, if I wasn’t trying to breakdown its particular qualities, I’d happily be drinking this brew, it really does have a good, drinkable flavor…as it is, I’ve had one, probably won’t have another…(3/5)

Serving type: can

01-20-2013 00:19:55 | More by SerialHiker
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Whiskeydeez

Kansas

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

01-19-2013 17:28:46 | More by Whiskeydeez
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ThisSpaceForRent

Missouri

4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

01-18-2013 10:11:42 | More by ThisSpaceForRent
Euphoria Pale Ale from Ska Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 321 ratings.