Pink Vapor Stew
Ska Brewing Co.

Pink Vapor StewPink Vapor Stew
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From:
Ska Brewing Co.
 
Colorado, United States
Style:
Wild Ale
Ranked #658
ABV:
5.1%
Score:
85
Ranked #21,362
Avg:
3.75 | pDev: 10.13%
Reviews:
21
Ratings:
66
Status:
Active
Rated:
Jan 01, 2024
Added:
Jun 04, 2017
Wants:
  3
Gots:
  9
A tropical medley of citrus, sour and tart flavors blended together originally for our 21st Anniversary party. Citra and Belma hops combine with beets, carrots, ginger and apples turning this brew into a pink vapor stew!
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Rated: 3.25 by DerwinWentworth from Utah

Jan 01, 2024
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Reviewed by monkist from Hungary

4.3/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
A nice sour. Was not that much of a “sour” sour, but still, was sour enough to taste like a zesty pink grapefruit juice with some bitterness and juiciness, the ingredients played pretty well together to make it taste citrusy. Now that I think about it, I think I should have appreciated it better, I kind of felt that I am drinking a soda pop… Was quite good though.
Dec 08, 2023
 
Rated: 3.95 by funku2 from Colorado

Jul 27, 2023
 
Rated: 3.73 by MonkeyPilates from Minnesota

Jun 27, 2023
 
Rated: 4 by adosen01 from Minnesota

Mar 11, 2023
 
Rated: 3.51 by westcoastbeerlvr from California

Jan 23, 2023
 
Rated: 3 by VaporDome from New York

Jul 14, 2022
 
Rated: 3.57 by LXIXME from New Mexico

Dec 09, 2021
 
Rated: 3.52 by TMoney2591 from Illinois

Nov 30, 2021
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Reviewed by Mavigo from Michigan

3.65/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Poured from a can into a goblet.

L - Pours a clear pink/red. Has a short, pink head that dissipates fast leaving bits of lacing.

S - Smells tart, and of vegetables, celery, carrots, apples and ginger.

T - Tastes bitter, sour, very interesting and unique. Definitely has that vegetable vibe to it, carrots, celery, sour apples, citrus.

M - Medium bodied with lively carbonation.

O - So this was eye opening, very unique, but after too cans I was done with this. An after taste builds up in your mouth, it's like a carbonated V8 beer concoction. I'd recommend but I don't know if I'll seek this out again.
Oct 14, 2021
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Rated by ABSOLUTENUT from Connecticut

3/5  rDev -20%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Alabama Boss calls this "stripper pussy in a can".
Jun 14, 2021
 
Rated: 4.25 by jtnord from Colorado

Mar 31, 2021
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Reviewed by Mark-Leggett from Missouri

3.56/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
Poured from a can. Dark pink to red with a foamy white head and some lacing. Smells of fruit, carrots and you can tell it will be a little sour. Flavors galore, some fruit, some vegetable somehow all blending together nicely. It has a little sour kick but nothing to make you pucker(my wife said it was really sour). Unique. Worth a try.
Feb 20, 2021
 
Rated: 4.33 by summitsippin from Colorado

Feb 20, 2021
 
Rated: 3.9 by Eltrandos from France

Sep 11, 2020
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Reviewed by lordofthewiens from New Mexico

3.75/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
A dark pink color with no head to speak of.
Aroma of tart apple and ginger.
Ditto taste. Mostly tart apple, some ginger. Carrots and beets are supposed to be in there also, but I can't find them.
Tart and thirst quenching.
Jun 03, 2020
 
Rated: 3.75 by netshark from Colorado

Mar 07, 2020
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Reviewed by jwc215 from Arizona

3.62/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
12 oz. can - BBD 07/06/2020 stamped on bottom:

Pours dark pink with a thin lasting head. Trailing lace sticks.

The smell is tart - beets, sour apples, a hint of ginger.

The taste is sour/tart - apples, beets, carrots with late ginger. Odd combination gives an odd aftertaste.

It is fairly effervescent, on the fuller side of light-bodied.

A unique beer for sure. Not my thing but they got what they wanted, I suppose. The added ingredients I noticed before reading the description on the can. It's not the wildest of wild ales, but the sourness is there enough to be a sour ale. Different. A six pack is more than enough for me - wouldn't get again.
Feb 22, 2020
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Reviewed by Bitterbill from Wyoming

3.6/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
Best before date of January 10th 2020 on the bottom of the can.

Pours a clear red in the glass though it looked pink while I was pouring it. Foam is on the pinkish side. It shrinks quickly but not completely. A wee bit of lacing.

Smells tart, vegetal, apples and ginger are pretty easy to recognize.

Light fruity tartness taste, some ginger, sour apples, very vegetal but agreeable to my palate. Apple tartness grows with each sip but maxes out before I could really call it sour.

Medium bodied with lively carbonation.

Nice brew but...when I finish the 6pack, I'll be done. Too many other beers to check out.
Oct 04, 2019
 
Rated: 4.03 by Nunya from Ohio

Jul 07, 2019
Pink Vapor Stew from Ska Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 85 out of 100 with 66 ratings