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Decadent Imperial IPA | Ska Brewing Co.

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Decadent Imperial IPADecadent Imperial IPA
BA SCORE
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:
#31,124
Reviews:
367
Ratings:
846
pDev:
14.13%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
38
Gots:
119
Trade:
1
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User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 846 |  Reviews: 367
Photo of Ricelikesbeer
3.31/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

L: rating high because the artwork is great! poured straight from the can into my mouth.

S: bitter grapefruit, with some slight pine and resin.

T: Lots of grapefruit and orange up front. Very bitter and a bit astringent. Could use much more balance and the harshness detracts. Some boozy alcohol which may throw off some of the bitterness as well.

f: fairly creamy, not much carbonation. average.

O: Overall not a very memorable DIPA. its just too harsh/bitter without many redeeming factors. Not horrible by any means, but I wouldn't seek this out again.

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Photo of Gambit23
3.03/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

About kicked my butt.

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Photo of craftbeersweden
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Clear, amber color with a three finger high, white head that leaves a lot of lacing on the glass.

The glass - That’s right! I got som glass from @orrefors Sweden to try with my beers.
So here it is - Orrefors IPA glass with SKA Decadent Imperial IPA in it.

After Spigelau released the IPA glass I think the "glass-makers" in the world suddenly woke up - There is so much more than just a "beer"

I would with my experience of 30 year in wine- and whisky-tasting that there is so much more flavors in a craftbeer to find than in a great whine or single malt... I KNOW all you whine and whisky-lovers out there - Now it’s war! ;)

The glass has the "Tulip" shape of a beer-tasting glass so the aromas of the beer will increase to your nose.
I think it’s easy to hold the glass, at least with my hands. It’s easy to swirl the beer and get the most out of the nose.
Saying that I must say that I love the craftmanship of Orrefors!
if you love craft beer you probably love craftmanship in any area (at least I do!)

Oh! I think I’m going far, far away from the beer review now!

Where was I....

Nose: Orange marmalade, citrus, caramel malt, grapefruit, pine, honey and syrup - A LOT of sweetness!
Taste: Orange marmalade again, orange zest, caramel, sweet caramel malt.
Mouth: Sweet, round, soft body. Bitter ending. Light to medium carbonation.

I like this beer but it’s too sweet for me (and I like sweet beers!)

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Photo of Heeenrik
3.8/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of JamFuel
3.52/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jcflorian
3.53/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of alcohline_trip
3.78/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of madelf66
3.85/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of vpontious
4.66/5  rDev +26.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ZebulonXZogg
4/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is the first beer from Ska that I've had. It looks good and has great aromas and flavors that are typical of the style. I like it!

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Photo of vickersspitfire
3.44/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: crystal clear body that’s a light golden/ burnt orange color with no noticeable bubbles. The head is thick and frothy and there’s medium lacing around the glass.
Smell: grapefruit, lemon zest and mixed spices, mild apple and pine.
Taste: The hops are fresh, up front but not over powering. The grapefruit hits you first followed by the lemon zest and a little pepper too.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, smooth and creamy.
Overall: Not bad overall, this IPA is well worth the try.

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Photo of E-McFarden
3.47/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of NodakEric
4.59/5  rDev +24.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of rossracing
3.67/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Norvelljeff
4.85/5  rDev +31.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Stephen_Woods
3.63/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of corywalston
3.66/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of MasterRigger
5/5  rDev +35.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of tsmith1nu
4.18/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I can't figure out when this beer was bottled but considering its brewed in CO and I am in NC and purchased it from a place that doesn't have the highest product turn over I am guessing that this beer isn't exactly fresh. With that being said i still think it a delicious beer. Would love to have this from the source. Has a great balance between the hops and a nice boozy flavor. Solid beer.

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Photo of Bnoise11
2.74/5  rDev -25.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

Photo of firkingroovin
4/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of EuellGophar
3.52/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Photo of Hopine
4.48/5  rDev +21.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This beer is delicious. Deadly and delicious! It's actually sessionable at 10.00%, that means watch to out. I loved this beer nut had to stop at one to save my dignity.
Dark orange in color and a sweet floral, citrus nose give this beer huge appeal. Add to that the light mouthfeel, lack of boozy aroma or taste and you have a delicious sessionable double. Get it if you can.

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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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