Pink Vapor Stew | Ska Brewing Co.

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3.76/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Ska Brewing Co.
Colorado, United States
skabrewing.com

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.10%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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!

Added by Hellpop65 on 06-04-2017

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#25,047
Reviews:
13
Ratings:
43
pDev:
10.11%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
5
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 43 |  Reviews: 13
Photo of Parmesan
2.82/5  rDev -25%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

L:. Pours a bright red color with a medium pink head and no lacing.

S:. Tart some carrot, maybe some cherry. Aroma is fairly weak.

T:. Notes of tartness and carrot, a bit of apple, some sour and maybe a little cherry.

F:. Higher carbonation, light medium body.

O:. This is not an overly interesting beer.

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Photo of qjholler
4.22/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

16oz draft

A) A gorgeous deep rose color with a decent whitish-pink head that fades quickly.

S) Lemon and ginger come through immediately, followed by a faint earthiness of beet. The smell is a bit funky in a very pleasant way.

T) Absolutely fantastic. One of the best sours/wild ales I've had in terms of taste. The beet and ginger tastes are apparent first, followed by lemon, carrot, and sour apple. The flavor is smooth on the tongue but turns tart as it is pushed back, providing an incredible sensation. The level of ginger is perfect to balance the fruits and vegetables that form the backbone of the flavor.

M) Thin, but not overly so. Coats the tongue easily and permeates the tastebuds in a way that meshes well with the strength of the flavor.

O) An excellent wild ale. My girlfriend, a self-proclaimed opponent of sour beer, names this among the two sour-style beers she enjoys (the other being New Belgium's Sour Saison). I, a self-proclaimed proponent of well-executed sours and wilds, think that this is an exemplary beer which I will happily drink at any time. The balance of it is superb. It is a truly exciting beer that offers something new with every sip, and I'm thankful that a local restaurant has it year-round at $5 a pint.

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Photo of cd34
3.99/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Gagnonsux
3.73/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MonDak_Joe1953
3.85/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from 12oz can into glass. Stamped on bottom of can is 'FEB 24 18'.
Bright ruby colored body, clear. Pinkish-white head. Small strings of lacing.
Aroma of lemon, beet, ginger, and green apple. The beet smell is quite distinctive.
Slightly sour taste, with lemon, followed by beet and apple, and then by ginger.
Fizzy, medium mouth feel. Rather dry and crisp.
Has a real combination of smells and flavors, led by a slightly sweet and lightly sour aspect. Easy to drink, because of the sweetness and the light sour, along with the dryness of the finish. This beer has the most beet apparent smell and flavor of any beer I have had. This and the ginger grounds the beer and keeps it from being a real sour bomb.

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Photo of psmith161
4/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of archero
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of StJamesGate
3.74/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

CAN
Luminous pink; shady tartness; clean acetic then warm ginger + earthy finish.

4 3.75 3.75 4 3.5

Ginger, yes; beets, maybe (flavourwise); apples, slight; carrots, no. Decent kettle sour with unnecessary bells + whistles. Lacking.

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Photo of Walnut
3.61/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of NilocRellim
4.5/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Clear ruby colour. Smells earthy and fruity. Beets pop out as well as a bit of apple. Smells juicy and sour. Tastes like a fruit juice. Carrot and apple upfront, earthy sweet beet pops up and all flavours stay fresh and dissipate. Clean finish with a sour palate.

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Photo of JonBoy23
4.36/5  rDev +16%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Ristaccia
3.97/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mchegash
3.83/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dr_Fox
4.12/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Suds
3.71/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Strange name...excellent beer. Truly pink in color. Fizzy white, light-pink in color. The aroma is of fruit, beets, and a little sour funk. The taste is lightly tart, with just a little sweetness underneath. Flavorful taste...more fruit and beet. Abrupt finish. Nice.

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Photo of DFTKRFT91
4.54/5  rDev +20.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

very sour, good fizz, great color.

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Photo of jgunther71
3.25/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of krome
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of 22Blue
3.65/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
3.77/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Bright neon pink body with a bubble gum pink finger nail of head.

On the nose, I'm getting all of the ingredients listed on the can - apples, beets, carrots, ginger. It's basically mashed baby food. A little dirt.

Flavor is earthy overall, with loud beets, followed by lactobacillus, apple skins, ginger root, earth, and lingering sourness/salinity.

Feel is crisp and carbonated, with a creamy yet puckering finish that dries out on your tongue.

Overall, it's a decent beer, about as well as you'd expect carrots, ginger, and beets to go over in a beer.

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Photo of BeerWithMike
4/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ultrasrs
3.64/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Czequershuus
4.03/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer pours a ruby-pink color with an average sized pink head. The aroma is gentle, with mild cracker malts, soft acetic sourness, and a hint of vegetable matter. The flavor starts off with a zing of lemon juice sourness, turning to a hint of gren apple and cracker malt, and on the finish there is a broad ginger quality that is really intriguing. The mouthfeel is light with lots of fizzy carbonation. Overall I really like this beer - innovative ingredients combined in a fun way, creating something recognizable with a nice twist.

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Photo of durlta
4/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Pink Vapor Stew from Ska Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.76 out of 5 with 43 ratings