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Dementia | Ska Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
3.86/5
Very Good
39 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): 6.20%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
Euphoria aged in Peach Street Distillers’ bourbon barrels.

Added by emmasdad on 09-23-2010

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#16,736
Reviews:
10
Ratings:
39
pDev:
10.62%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
13
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 39 |  Reviews: 10
Photo of dlino11
2.99/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Just didn't enjoy this. Watered down taste.

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Photo of vince4953529
3/5  rDev -22.3%

Photo of Beaver13
3.13/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Photo of myuncle
3.15/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of chugalug06
3.31/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A – HUGE soapy white head, could be infected… Brew has nice clarity. Orange and red dominate.

S – Slight sourness. Oak-y. Some nice flat hops too.

T – Mellow. Laid back. Slightly sour, tastes of slight infection.

M – Nice light carbonation. No heat, smooth and no bitterness.

O – This brew was best fresh… But, still enjoyable even though slight infection has arrived. Recommended if unique and off-flavored brews are ok to you… A very unusual OA Pale.

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Photo of Joshmistake
3.34/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Whiskeydeez
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of RochefortChris
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tim007007
3.53/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.58/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Newhall Refinery in Newhall, CA.

Pours a hazy dark orange-brown with a foamy khaki head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Thick swaths of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, caramel, toffee, brown sugar, wood, and slight citrus zest and bourbon aromas. Taste is much the same with caramel, earth, candied citrus zest, wood, and slight bourbon flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of wood bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that has a lot of wooden barrel characteristics, but the actual bourbon aspects are subdued.

Serving type: on tap.

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Photo of kidzord
3.59/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of M_chav
3.59/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jaydoc
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Hohnbaum
3.77/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mactrail
3.8/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Handsome amber color with a nice pile of foam in the Zunft Kölsch glass. Mouthfeel is sharp and tangy with a prickle of carbonation. Very fragrant with the woody barrel scent.

Flavor is distinctly woody with a salty note. Really thin and zingy. Totally silly, but it's luxuriously aromatic. Hops at the finish are quite nice, still more aromatics, and just a little bitter.

This is something of a novelty, but it's quite drinkable for half a glass, anyway. I can only say that it's not worth half of the $14 paid for it. From the 22 oz bottle purchased at Bottlecraft in San Diego.

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Photo of bigbelcher
3.84/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

On tap. Pours a light brown color, nice head. Taste was somewhat on the thin side for a bourbon aged beer. Not a lot of bourbon. Kind of disappointing.

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Photo of pkalix
3.84/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of atsprings
3.88/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at Flying Saucer during their 11th anniversary, served in a tulip glass a crisp copper with a decent khaki head that lasts a thin layer and leaves a bit of lacing on the glass. Aroma is a bit of oak in front of pine hops. The taste is an interesting blend of sweet malts, sweet fruits, oak and citrus hops, an interesting blend of flavors that dance on the tongue. The beer is light bodied with decent carbonation. For a 6% barrel aged beer, this one holds up better than most, nicely done!

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Photo of fureousangel
3.88/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of Williaar
3.94/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of chicano4craft
3.97/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bourbon Barrel Aged Euphoria Pale Ale. Blue and Red wax cover the top of the bomber. Label says "Aged and Confused."

Poured into a snifter. Odd color.
Brownish...orangish...redish. Whatever it is it looks pretty cool. Big and fluffy off white head that sticks around. Really good lacing.

Nose is very interesting. The hops are strong. Lots of grapefruit and lemon. The bourban is also apparent. It seems like the wood has made the hop aroma turn tart. Smells almost sour.

Taste is as if the hops were soaked in bourbon. Lots of sour and earthy grapefruit. The barrel does indeed give the beer some tartness. Booze sticks to your breath.

This is very carbonated. Almost too many bubbles. The seem to distact from the taste. Drinkability is just okay. Flavors are so strong I wish I would have split the bottle with someone.

Overall I did enjoy thi one. Hard to review it as an APA. The only beer I can compare it to is Great Divide 15th Anniversary. This is less boozy and not as heavy.

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Photo of AuntBea
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Agentveba
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of Blazer22
4.02/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of rkarimi
4.03/5  rDev +4.4%

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Dementia from Ska Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.86 out of 5 with 39 ratings
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