Euphoria Pale Ale | Ska Brewing Co.

Euphoria Pale AleEuphoria Pale Ale
414 Ratings
Euphoria Pale AleEuphoria Pale Ale

Brewed by:
Ska Brewing Co.
Colorado, United States

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

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1/5  rDev -73.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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Photo of Nugganooch
3.95/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Picked this one up on discount at Total Wine in Goodyear, AZ

12oz can to pint – Ska’s Winter Offering

A: Pours a clear and deep copper amber color adorned with a good three fingers thick of persistent tan rocky foam head. Some large bubbles form sticky globs of lace all the way down the glass.

S: Nice dank and pine notes up front with some light suggestions of citrus and an underlying sweet pale malt aroma. Pretty nice nose on it.

T: Ooh this is tasty. Has a real tantalizing bitterness. Resinous with grassy herbals and pines. Some grapefruit pith. Quite juicy with hops balanced out nicely by a sweet bready pale malting. Slight warming alcohol presence. Pucker up and enjoy.

M: Lighter body nearing Medium thickness. Creamy with a real dry and crisp finish. Lingering hop oils from big dry hop additions here.

D: A bold and hoppy APA. Wish I had grabbed a few more of these as they seem to be holding up well in the can. Super drinkable with a good dose of the leafage. Solid boarding gear.

Really diggin on the Ska. I might even like this one more than the Modus.

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3.57/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

poured a clear flat brown (barely any head). the smell reminds me a lot of sixpoint sweet action - malty and floral odors with a bit of citrus (orange). tastes bitter as hell up front followed up by a bitter-sweet burnt caramel like linger (taste of roasted grains perhaps), notes of toffee.

a nice light bodied ale, easy flowing, refreshing with a crisp dry finish. made for winter but seems even better for summer in my opinion. it's refreshing as heck but tastes like a heavy beer from the bitterness. not the typical apa.. in my experience i'd have thought this was an esb.

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3.79/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours amber gold with a smallish half finger head, good cover but average retention leaving snowflakes of lacing stuck to the glass.

Pine needles, deep citrus coating bready malts and honey sweetness, both wafting and earthy. Seems like Ska harnessed the aroma of a Colorado forest and put it into this beer.

Malt backbone is there but rather tasteless, not in an offending way. Supports with a white wine fruitiness and cracker flavor until the hops arrive. Pine needle, light citrus and a long lasting bitterness.

Dries very well for a pale ale. Medium carbonation with a light smooth body. Lifts from the palate.

A well built pale that has a good amount of hoppiness. The malts do well to stay back here and let the bitterness and feel dominate the impression. A very nice new offering from Ska.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Poured from the 12 oz can into a pint glass. The beer is a hazy dark gold color. My pour produces a thick whitish head about 1 inch in height. Faded over time to a solid cover that left lace down the glass.

Aroma: Nice burst of hop aromas. Floral with a touch of lemony citrus. Not noticing anything real malty, but I don't really expect much from an APA.

Taste: In line with the scent and faithful to what I have come to expect for the style. A little citrusy. There seems to be a slightly bready malty body in the middle. Ends with a nice hoppy bitterness on the finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, nice natural carbonation. Seems somewhat "dry" on the back of the throat as it goes down.

Overall: A good beer, which because of its availability in the can becomes a great APA. Better than the some of its parts because I am always looking for good craft beer in a can. The somewhat high ABV makes this one not very sessionable, but still enjoyable if limited to a few. A solid purchase if a bit on the high side (for me) at $9.99 for a six pack of cans.

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4/5  rDev +5%

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3.68/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. can poured into a Sam Adams Perfect Pint Glass. Nice golden amber color (slightly darker than the average pale ale). It looks well filtered with excellent clarity. Nice white head with big bubbles after a hard pour and excellent lacing.

Huge malt backbone in the smell department, I didn't expect it to be so sweet. Pale, careamel and toffee notes. Malts are actually slightly mroe agressive than the hops in my opintion. THe mostly citrus takes a backseat to the malts. Really good though.

Taste is almost exactly on par with the smell. Nice and malty for a pale. Maybe it's actually a little more balanced as its warmed up, the hop to malt ratio evens out with a hoppier aftertaste.

Good carbonation level in the mouthfeel. Really smooth and clean feeling. Light bodied for the most part. Slight bitter aftertaste.

NicePale Ale, glad to try it. Thanks chugalug06 for a nice extra!

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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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

The Euphoria Pale Ale is a good pale ale from the SKA brewing Co. The beer pours a very nice clear copper with very thin off white head that is lacing nicely. The smell include pine, spice and citrus tones. The taste has a nice malt base with great hop flavors. There is an oily pine, slight spice and hint of bitter citrus (grapefruit). I am guessing Semcoe, Casscade, and maybe Zeus hops...but i'm not an expert. The mouthfeel is a good medium body with smooth carbonation. Overall a very taste beer that I think could be sessioned.

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3.43/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Coppery and clear, one finger head that didn't last but left nice sheets of thin lacing with each sip.

A little smoky and woodsy smelling, lots of earthy hops, a good malty base. Ever so slightly musty, which I felt was a touch offputting.

The taste was plenty malty with an almost IPA like level of pungent, bitter hops. Quite bitter and almost dry with hoppiness. The earthy smell definitely follows in the taste.

Body could perhaps use just a touch more carbonation, but it's adequate. Medium and just a touch slick on the finish with a bitter finale.

It's an interesting choice. More like an IPA and less like the typical pale ale. Certainly try this one if you like hoppy pale ales.

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3.53/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 12oz can with best by date of 5/29/11 to a pint glass.

A - The beer pours a deep amber color with a 2 finger white head with decent retention and lacing.

S - Hoppy earhy pine and grapefruit character with a mild malt aroma.

T - The beer is fairly well balanced with a crisp clean malt, hop, and yeast blend. The hops are just like the nose and the toasted malts even everything out well. The beer finishes dry.

M - The beer is of medium body with a bit too much carbonation, in my opinion.

D - Pretty solid.

Overall, this is a pretty decent Pale Ale. I am glad to have tried it but I wouldn't go out of my way for it. I'd rather had a Modus Hoperandi :)

Note: This review was a re-post from my former account, jmkratt, which was hacked and I lost all my reviews...sorry for the redundancy.

Serving type: can

Reviewed on: 02-19-2011 02:46:14

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3.86/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint glass at The Royale.

Pours a nice strong copper with a nice dense white head. Sone slight amber colored edges. (4.5)

Hops up front in the nose with undelying tones of malt. Slightly toasty and bready with some nice earthy grain. (3.5)

Flavor starts off with some slight pine resin and some citrus notes. Then there is a nice mix of caramel malt and some toasty notes. Earthy grain mixed in there as well. The beer reminds me of a toned down Modus Hoperandi. (4.0)(3.5)

Good Pale Ale. NIce hop profile that is balanced by the malt. (4.0)

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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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4/5  rDev +5%

Euphoria Pale Ale from Ska Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.81 out of 5 with 414 ratings
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