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Decadent Imperial IPA | Ska Brewing Co.

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Decadent Imperial IPADecadent Imperial IPA
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3.68/5
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846 Ratings
Decadent Imperial IPADecadent Imperial IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Ska Brewing Co.
Colorado, United States
skabrewing.com

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by RockyTopHeel on 12-30-2004

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#31,186
Reviews:
367
Ratings:
846
pDev:
14.13%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
38
Gots:
119
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 846 |  Reviews: 367
Photo of ilikebeer03
3.78/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cjgator3
3.87/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TGlaz
3.78/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of dreadedjen
4.03/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Determined_021
3.43/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dcmchew
3.99/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of LloydDobler
3.71/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of B_B
3.84/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Ciocanelu
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Slightly hazy yellow color with off-white head. Aroma is hoppy with earthy, resiny notes. Taste is hoppy with nice resin notes and quite dry overall. Not bad but it's quite simple.

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Photo of soupyman10
4.06/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of MaddDogg84
4.75/5  rDev +29.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of TooGood
3.84/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of IPAbastard760
3.51/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BeerMama2014
4.81/5  rDev +30.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of thinwhiteduke
3/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of DerwinWentworth
3.25/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of benloho
3.32/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of MickeyHops
3.61/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of glinnebur
4.07/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dbauer
3.69/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bpkrippner
3.99/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Harrison8
3.43/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours an opaque orange, with a white bubbly head. Head retention is alright, with good lacing left behind early in the glass. Aroma is mostly citrus, orange peel, with a biscuit malt background. The flavor profile is in line with the aroma, with notes of citrus, orange peel, with a little more biscuit malt presence. Mouth feel is medium-thick, and a bit bubbly. Overall, it's okay. The flavor profile bounces all over the place, and the mouth feel is so-so.

Served in a 12oz snifter.

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Photo of HabaJohn
4.23/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of stevoj
3.79/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bottle from Union Wine & Spirits. Pours out a nice deep golden, creamy head, rings of lacing. So far, so good. Musty, hoppy aroma. Taste completes the aroma, nice sharp, bitter hoppiness, some pine, some soap, some citrus. Finishes with the right amount of bitterness, lingering just long enough. NO hint at the 10% ABV.

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Photo of rodbeermunch
3.59/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Nice sexy looking orange color, 3/4" white head, deft retention. Aroma hit the citrus notes. Not just grapefruit, there was a tangerine/orange vibe going on here as well.

Taste was a head scratcher, dropped tons of caramel and toffee malt heft and flavor. Still around 90ibu impressions, very bitter, but not as flavorful. I like their pale and ipa better. Sticky, hides the alcohol well. Such a trade off with that amount of malt, can't be dry, but can hide alcohol well.

Could do without the bomber format though.

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Decadent Imperial IPA from Ska Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.68 out of 5 with 846 ratings
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