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Decadent Imperial IPA | Ska Brewing Co.

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Decadent Imperial IPADecadent Imperial IPA
845 Ratings
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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5/5  rDev +35.9%

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Photo of shanblur
3.56/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Purchased recently in St. Louis. Best by date obscured but can make out 12 as year. Poured from 22oz bomber into a tulip. A - Brilliant clear orange color with an off white head. Extensive lacing that lingers with plenty of bubbles on the side. S - Subdued spicy and citrus style hops. T - A nice bitter hops bite up front but not overpowering. Does not taste boozy. Some spice to the flavor. M - A smooth medium bodied mouthfeel with a good amount of carbonation. A nice easy drinking IPA.

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3/5  rDev -18.5%

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4.17/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

13 oz. pour in a snifter on 1/14/12 at Trimity Brewing in Colorado Springs. Red amber and clear. Short live head with some lace. Lots of tropical fruit in the aroma with a healthy dose of caramel. Pineapple, caramel, with a medium bitter finish. Perfect amount of carbonation leads to a soft mouthfeel.

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2/5  rDev -45.7%

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4/5  rDev +8.7%

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4.07/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a snifter glass.

Look – hazy light brown or light amber color, with about half a finger’s worth of foam that dissipates quickly.

Smell – clove-like smell which is pre-empted by a strong, pungent smell akin to muskiness. It almost takes your breath away, literally.

Taste – again, a clove taste is prominent, as is a musky, biscuity quality. It seems to have a lot of body, which is made bitter more toward the finish. Slightly bitter aftertaste.

Mouthfeel – pretty well balanced, not leaning more toward the watery or creamy ends.

Overall – very interesting brew to think about while tasting. Not a bad taste in and of itself either!

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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

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3/5  rDev -18.5%

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3/5  rDev -18.5%
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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Decadent Imperial IPA from Ska Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.68 out of 5 with 845 ratings
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