Decadent Imperial IPA | Ska Brewing Co.

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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:
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Added by RockyTopHeel on 12-30-2004

BEER STATS
Ratings:
827
Reviews:
361
Avg:
3.6
pDev:
14.44%
 
 
Wants:
36
Gots:
114
For Trade:
1
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Ratings: 827 |  Reviews: 361
Photo of MasterRigger
5/5  rDev +38.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of tsmith1nu
4.18/5  rDev +16.1%
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 -23.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

Photo of firkingroovin
4/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of EuellGophar
3.52/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Photo of Hopine
4.48/5  rDev +24.4%
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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Photo of beerman123
4.66/5  rDev +29.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Sazz9
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of birchstick
3.91/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Lukebell15
4/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ASirahSyrah
4.26/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TheRougeBastard
4.04/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dankabier1
3.7/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of timontheroad
3.81/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On tap at the Ska Brewery. Nice gold/Amber color, pretty minimal head,but nice lacing. The aroma was pretty malty, but had some hints of pine and citrus. The flavor was also pretty sweet and malty, with some light grapefruit and tropical fruit flavors. This beer was really full bodied, with just a hint of bitterness to tingle the tongue, and a touch of burn from the ABV. Overall, wish this beer was a little more balanced, expected more hops from an Imperial IPA.

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Photo of Gerred
3.98/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Falsey
4/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Edman5P
3.89/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Hazy dark copper or rusty brown with a decent head.. Not impressed with the smell or taste although a decent beer to try

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Photo of Sobered
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Decent enough, but nothing special. I'm a hophead, and this simply isn't enough for a high mark for me. The ABV and packaging are a nice touch, admittedly. Overall, it is a well balanced beer, but I prefer less balance and more hops.

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Photo of vwbus7
3.77/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bundy462
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Stephen_Bailey
3.4/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BPMeyer27
3.25/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Justin8mypants
3.84/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of twenteone
4.25/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dconstandinesouthern
3.69/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Decadent Imperial IPA from Ska Brewing Co.
3.6 out of 5 based on 827 ratings.
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