BHC DIPA | Ska Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by Beaver13 on 10-04-2017

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
8
Ratings:
22
pDev:
9.33%
 
 
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Ratings: 22 |  Reviews: 8
Photo of jwc215
3.53/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

On-tap at Chapparal Safeway in Scottsdale AZ - The tap kicked just as it had reached the top of the snifter glass:

Pours golden with a creamy head and lacing.

The smell is of light citrus and pine with alcohol. Subtle, but pleasant.

The taste is of light citrus, some pine. The body is a bit thin for the style so the alcohol shows in a somewhat raw way.

Boozy, decent hop profile. Could use more heft. Decent enough, though. Nothing special. Wouldn't get again.

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Photo of LXIXME
3.3/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of MeanMotaScootah
3.5/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

This is a straight forward double IPA. Nothing special here - aroma is malty and sweet. The color is light but the overall taste is malty. the hop bite is muted by the malts but it is noticable to some degree. The flavor is very midwest IPA which makes sense cuz this is a Colorado brewery. There is no alcohol heat but due to the maltiness it's not an easy drinking beer. So if you dig the malty, earthy, butterscott IPA's of middle America then this is your beer. If you like the West Coast style then you should possibly pass on this one. It all depends on what you seek out in a DIPA.

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Photo of brewandbbq
3.5/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz can dated 4/7/18.

Pours gold with a chill haze and minimal head or retention. Malt with mild pine in the nose. Medium bodied with a tacky, syrupy mouthfeel. Sweet malt with a moderate bitterness and piney hops on the palate. Finishes malty with a lingering bitterness.

Tastes like a 90's west coast IPA.

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.75/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of hasse67
3.59/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GClarkage
4.12/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of arizcards
3.56/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Picked up a single from the Craft Beer Hop Stop 1-15-18 for $2.83. Best by 2-27-18 but stored in the beer fridge and Hop Stop's fridge the entire time.

Beer poured golden orange with a nice white head that left some lacing.

Nose is of floral hops with some hints of melon.

Taste is a biscuity malt base complemented by some melon and goose berry. Finish has a touch of rind.

Feel is medium bodied and pretty smooth.

Overall this is a serviceable beer but nothing special in a very competitive style.

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Photo of nmann08
3.16/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of kinmundy77
3.42/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of pkalix
3.71/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Heeenrik
3.94/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Mattias
3.25/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Goofster
3.25/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ThisSeasonsWaifu
3/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of matcris
3.34/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

LOOKS: A slightly hazy light amber with a finger of lasting white head. Fair amount of lacing.
AROMA: Very mild citrus and tropical fruit.
TASTE: Has a bit of an astringent bite. I can see why they say stone fruit on the website. It does have a peachy and apricot flavor, but, it is a bit harsh with that astringent quality. A little toasted grain as well.
FEEL: Medium-ish body, dry, and average carbonation.
OVERALL: Just need to get rid of the harsh quality and bring out the fruit.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
3.75/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

ska doesnt get enough credit, i think they do cool beers, and have always made good hoppy stuff. this one is petty tasty too, bad hop contract its called, galaxy and el dorado i believe, and it tastes clean and bright and fresh to me, some melon and citrus in the el dorado which is really nice, and the beer drinks light for a double ipa, not a ton of body here and very little residual sweetness despite it having a decent malt backbone, and its really mild on the bitterness as the big one goes, so this goes down pretty quick for me. i like the fruitiness of the hops, kiwi and grapefruit and lime, zesty and new, almost alive. some light biscuit to the grain, a very mellow crystal profile, going away at the right time. perfect. i am surprised this isnt rated better, i know its more new school than modus, but this is fresh and dry hoppy and well made, i think its well better than its ratings. i havent had anything new from ska in a long time, so it was nice to get to drink this one. great hop profile.

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Photo of Parmesan
3.33/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

L: Pours a slightly Hazy Brillant gold color with a small white head and some fingers of lacing.

S: Some toasted cracker malt mixed with ripe tropical fruit. Quite malty for a DIPA and the nose isn't overly strong.

T: Sweet malt and tropical fruit, a slight medium bitterness. Quite sweet for a DIPA.

F: Full body with creamy carbonation.

O: There are much better and more flavorful DIPA out there.

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Photo of 22Blue
3.49/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jaydoc
3.21/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of orphan
2.68/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

I expected more from this beer, has a lot of malt sweetness, body and bitterness, not near enough hop taste or smell.

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Photo of Beaver13
3.04/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

12 oz can, best by 2/22/18. Pours clear gold with a medium rocky white head that retains fairly well and laces the glass.

The aroma is subdued - bready malts with some sweet fruit and piney hops.

The flavor is sweet cracker malts and a little fruit with sharp almost metallic hops with a lot of bitterness. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with smooth carbonation.

Overall, OK DIPA. I wasn't a big fan of the hop flavors.

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BHC DIPA from Ska Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.43 out of 5 with 22 ratings