Euphoria Pale Ale | Ska Brewing Co.

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413 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.10%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by BradLikesBrew on 12-05-2008

BEER STATS
Ratings:
413
Reviews:
142
Avg:
3.83
pDev:
11.49%
 
 
Wants:
19
Gots:
50
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 413 |  Reviews: 142
Photo of tdm168
3.66/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A - amber with a thin lacing of white head that disappears quickly

S - very faint nose; some caramel and maybe some toasted malt

T - faint caramel, some bread, faint toast, some citrus, some faint piny bitterness

M - medium bodied, crisp, well carbonated

This is a simple, easy to drink beer. There isn't anything here that sets this apart from the group, but this is a refreshing APA with a subdued but enjoyable flavor profile. I don't think this is a beer that I will seek out again, but I certainly won't turn it down.

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Photo of jgunther71
4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of GClarkage
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of Hopheadjeffery
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of krome
4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of sendbeer
4.24/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Wasatch
4.02/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Revisit: 16 Nov 16
12 oz. Can
BBY: Jan 23 17

Pours a very nice clean/clear dark golden amber color, very nice carbonation, with a very nice thick/creamy two-finger off-white head, which leaves some very nice sticky lacing behind. The nose is malty, some hops, some citrus. The taste is malty, slight hop note, sweet, some citrus. Medium body. Overall, this is a nice malt/hop blend pale ale.

8 Ju1 15
On-Tap 12oz. (The Ale House)

Pours a nice slightly cloudy amber color, nice carbonation, nice one-finger creamy off-white head, lots of sticky lacing left behind. The nose is slightly hoppy, malty, grapefruit. The taste is kinda hoppy, malty, grapefruit. Medium body, slightly dry/bitter finish. Overall not too bad.

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Photo of Mebuzzard
3.38/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A light amber pour, clear with a medium foamed head. Slight lacing. Appearance belays the feel to this beer. It seems light and mild. Yet, this is a bit hoppy and resiny. Lack of head seems to hint at the malt backbone. And I would agree. The hops here aren't much as far as bitter, but they feel raw. Almost spicy, like a winter warmer. It's an easy drinking beer. Mouthfeel is a bit resiny and leaves a clinging sensation at the end. But it still has that crispness bite. Can't figure this one out...

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Photo of afsdan
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of brandoman63
4.25/5  rDev +11%

Photo of DoubleJ
3.92/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Canned pale ale out of the scene of Durango, CO. On to the beer:

Euphoria is an orange amber colored beer with a very creamy and heady top. Not only does it retain well, but its lacing received good marks. The aroma brings an euphoric blend of toffee, pine, lemongrass, and heaps of toasted sugar. There is this fight for supremecy between the malt and the hops, but in the end I can say that both sides ends up as winners. This is a delicious pale ale. It meets between a hoppy amber ale and a classic American pale ale. The toffee crisp flavor is pronounced with a dry woody note. Toasted sugar glazed on the outside flesh of pineapple. Still modestly hoppy though. The beer bring a medium sized body to play, and is a pleasure to drink.

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Photo of Whiskeydeez
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of Mora2000
4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer pours a very dark orange color with a white head. One of the darkest pale ales I have seen. The aroma is fairly heavy on the orange citrus notes with some biscuit malt and some caramel malt. The flavor is orange citrus, bread and toffee. The beer is very well balanced and the bitterness is fairly low. Still, there is a ton of hop flavor. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Another very nice canned beer from Colorado.

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Photo of outoffocus
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Photo of tommy5
3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

Photo of AngusOg
4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of enelson
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of Karibourgeois
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of sd123
3.59/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bitterbill
4.3/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12oz can. No sign of any best by/canned date.

It pours a slightly hazy amber gold with a 2 finger head of foam.It looks like minimal bubble activity going on. A nice looker.

The smell is hoppy with goodly amounts of pine and some citrus grapefruit. I like the nose as it suggests a flavourful APA to follow.

The taste *is* flavourful but more balanced than I suspected from the smell. Or maybe I should say the hop presence is more subtle than the smell sugested. Not a whole lot of malt here; it peeks its head in various times during each sip but it is only for fleeting micro moments. The hops bring the flavour but they are not overpowering, which is pleasing to my palate.

If I wanted my ass kicked, I'd have picked up more of their Modus Hoperandi. This trip to CO, I wanted to explore new beers to me or I would have grabbed some more MH. For sure.

Body? Medium. Carbonation? Medium. Mouthfeel? Very nice and smooth.

Drinkability? I feel this is an excellent addition to the already impressive portfolio of beers from SKA. I don't see an abv for it but I reckson what ever it is..it doesn't matter. This is super easy to drink.

Edit: I found the best by date near the bottom of the can. BB June 26 2010.

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Photo of Haybeerman
3.92/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Deep, clear amber color. Poured a 2 finger light tan head with fair retention. Laced in loght patches.

S: Citrus and flavoring hopw. Bread and wet grains.

T: Big slightly sweet caramel malt. Flavoring hops; grapefruit citric hops. Sharply bitter finish balances the beer nicely.

M: Light side of medium. Medium carbonation provides good balance and slightly dry feel after resiny hops.

D: Very easy drinking. Nicely balanced with big malt character and ample hopping.

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Photo of Hohnbaum
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rodbeermunch
3.68/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Copper and amber appearance, off white head like a hearty esb almost, floral hops, good pale ale vibe going for it. Maybe simcoe?

Taste was good, they dropped all the crystal malt from those heavy ass malt ipas they make, went lighter pale malts here, well carbonated. A well done pale ale.

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Photo of rhoadsrage
3.53/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

(Served in an American pint glass)
A- This beer has a deep dark amber body with lots of floaties swirling around in with the gentle carbonation. There is a lumpy beige head that last for a good bit.
S- This fresh pale malt has a slight biscuit note to it with a woody green hops to follow that is soft and has an orange citrus quality to it.
T- The soft pale malt flavor is followed by a watery taste that grows as the beer opens up. There is a soft woody hops that leads to a big bitter pungent finish. The bitterness lingers a bit.
M- This beer has a medium light mouthfeel with a tight fizz finish.
D- This beer has big hops in the bitterness that overpower a lot of the other flavors. The malt is a bit soft and pretty light considering the dark amber body.

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Photo of TX-Badger
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Got one nice and fresh. Pours a darker golden light brown, clear, with off-white head. Some pine and bread on the nose with a little grass; follows onto the palate. A little spice on the finish with some bread.

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Euphoria Pale Ale from Ska Brewing Co.
3.83 out of 5 based on 413 ratings.
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