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SKA Decadent Imperial IPA

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RATINGS: 638   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44   IBU: 99   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Lacking nothing, at ten percent alcohol by volume and 95 International Bitterness Units, the Decadent truly represents all that is self indulgent when it comes to drinking beer.


4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
zacgillbanks (3328) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - AUG 28, 2015
Bottle from Rehills, Newcastle. This is a bright orange-amber coloured beer with an extremely rich orange marmalade and tropical fruit flavour, pineapple and burnt toffee notes followed by a sweet fruit and pine finish. Very Nice.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Leighton (14333) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 28, 2015
Bottle shared at GBBF 2015, day 1 - London. Thanks! Pours clear orange-gold with a creamy crown. The nose holds piney hops and mellow caramel. Medium sweet flavor, boozy, with piney hops and ripe citrus. Medium to full bodied with fine carbonation and chewy texture. Warming finish with spicy pine, ripe orange, alcohol, bread. Little grace to this one.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Scopey (9372) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 24, 2015
Bottle at GBBF 2015. It pours clear amber with a medium white head. The nose is soft, doughy, creamy, toasty bread, generic fruitiness, stewed orange and peach. The taste is smooth, toasty, bitter-sweet, oily, grass, bready malt base, peach, stewed orange, stickiness and alcohol boost towards the finish. Medium body and average carbonation. A touch sweet perhaps, but drinks pretty easy considering the abv.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (3343) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 21, 2015
Bomber shared at GBBF. This wax capped bottle poured a clear copper gold beer with a fruity hop aroma. Itís got a malty zesty prickly hop flavor with a slick mouthfeel on a medium body. Itís decent but not special enough to merit a wax cap.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
woodychevy (654) - - AUG 15, 2015
Bomber at home with Jennifer. Pretty tasty- falls short of being really memorable. Pours an appropriate orange/ amber with a generous white head. Definite lacing. Nice enticing aromas of pine and citrus. Taste follows with caramel malts being somewhat overpowering. Comes off as somewhat syrupy and sweet despite the 95 IBUs. Just a dense beer- slick somewhat oily mouthfeel. Lots going on- somewhat in your face. Fairly boozy. Decent. But no Modus Hoperandi.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
KyotoLefty (7870) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 12, 2015
Bottle. Deep gold. Lace. Syrupy, peches and oranges, honey, lightncaramel. Sweet and syrupy, peqckes, oranges. Donít really dig. Ok, but too sweet and syrupy for me.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ReadySetToke (12) - - JUL 17, 2015
Very solid Imperial IPA right here, strong hoppy flavor, acceptingly bitter, and hits the spot when craving a delicious IPA. Would definitely buy this stuff again, and was decently priced compared to other 22oz IPAís at 10% ABV

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BlackHaddock (4964) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - JUN 29, 2015
Split between five on 27th June 2015 at the 2nd Annual Midlands tasting. I picked this Bomber up on a recent trip to the US for such a tasting session. Poured a clear golden amber, with a white topping. Aroma had hints of orange within a mixed bowl of stewed fruits and malty esters. Taste also leaning towards an orange like flavour and fruity and semi-sweet from the malts: alcohol boost throughout: Decent.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SarkyNorthener (3066) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 28, 2015
2nd annual Midlands tasting group. Bottle thanks to Blackhaddock, cheers Jeremy. Golden Amber beer with medium head. Aroma of stewed fruits and sweet malts. Taste is marmalade, stewed fruits, some sweetness, pine resin and un hidden alcohol. Some stickyness on the palate. Good.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RichTheVillan (4665) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 27, 2015
Bottle during 2nd Annual Midlands tasting group; clear amber pour with a frothy white head, aroma has pineapple and mango, taste has sweet caramel, some tangerine, tropical, decent IBUs.


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