Decadent Imperial IPA | Ska Brewing Co.

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Decadent Imperial IPADecadent Imperial IPA

Brewed by:
Ska Brewing Co.
Colorado, United States

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by RockyTopHeel on 12-30-2004

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3/5  rDev -16.7%

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3/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

The Decadent Imperial IPA from SKA is a very BIG beer...almost rude. The beer pours a dark copper, fairly murky, thin white head that is lacing. The scent includes malt and lots of bitter hops. The taste is an explosion of hops and bitterness with powerful Alcohol. The mouthfeel is fullbodied with good carbonation. Overall it is just to bitter and rude for me. 8oz glass is all I would want in a sitting.

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2.5/5  rDev -30.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

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4/5  rDev +11.1%

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4/5  rDev +11.1%

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4.17/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Doing this one as my 50th review. Purchased at the Copper Penny in Farmington, NM. This is an old favorite of mine. Pours a deep dark orange with about 3/4" of nice white head that laces the glass nicely. Somewhat hazy in appearance. There's a huge malt aroma as well as citrus, tangerine like aromas as well. This is such a tasty beer. I imagine the hops and malt in a rock'em - sock'em robot ring. These guys are battling it out. Ultimately I think hop wins. I never would've guessed that with the 10% on the bottle. Super smooth for this medium bodied ale. Finishes rather dry, but the hops just linger forever while your lips become sweet and sticky from the massive malt backbone. Another great beer from a solid brewery.

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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

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4/5  rDev +11.1%

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4.05/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Orange amber glass holds a thick collar that leaves impressive tide marks of lace.

Smell: Light earthy pine floral hop nose on a sweet crystal malt base, seems a bit malt forward.

Taste: I was quite wrong, the hops come full force with a light tea quality with lots of orange citric west coast goodness. A mix of hop flavors, bit earthy, pine, citric, tasty. Sweetness pokes its head in at the end of the sip to mask any alcohol that may be going on.

Mouthfeel: Oily, as to be expected, body is medium light with a modest carbonation level. A bit numbing over time.

Overall: What it says on the tin; Imperial IPA. Monster beer that masks all sins with fresh juicy hop goodness.
I've not been giving Ska enough love, need to visit these more often.

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4/5  rDev +11.1%

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3/5  rDev -16.7%

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2/5  rDev -44.4%

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5/5  rDev +38.9%

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5/5  rDev +38.9%

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3/5  rDev -16.7%

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4/5  rDev +11.1%

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