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SKA Decadent Imperial IPA

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RATINGS: 593   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43   IBU: 99   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
neuromatt (1106) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 19, 2014
22 oz bottle from Total Wine in Tucson, served in a stem glass. Pours clear golden-amber with a medium beige head that fades to a thin cover and leaves a moderate amount of fine lace. The nose has big fruity notes, along with honey and bready malts. The flavour is intense, balanced between a moderate honey-fruity sweetness and a citric-piney bitterness. Notes of candy, malts and citrus peel also come through. It closes out with a long, peppery-spicy bitterness with a moderate sweetness. On the palate it is medium-full in body with a smooth, syrupy texture and soft carbonation. Overall, a nice imperial IPA with a fairly fruity character. I wonder if the nose has gone down with aging. It would be interesting to try a fresher bottle. 2014-07-19

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Mittenator (1251) - Michigan, USA - JUL 12, 2014
Flight at bottlecraft. Light copper with a light, tan head. Sweet pineapple and light bitterness.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Eberndt (165) - - JUN 27, 2014
Lots of hops flavor and very citrusy. Highly carbonated and a sticky mouth feel. Very refreshing double IPA.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TXBadger (1256) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 23, 2014
Pours a dark golden color almost orange with white head. Pine, citrus, and some grass on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes very bitter and with a bite.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Seannpc (25) - - MAY 10, 2014
Light aroma with a slightly cloudy orangish appearance. Fantastic taste with a nice finish as well ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
coachd (89) - Missouri, USA - MAY 3, 2014
Looks refreshing, noticeably lighter than most DIPA’s I have tried with a big white foamy cap. Aroma is more malty than hoppy with some honey undertones, grass and light pine. Aroma was a little faint; I could have used a little more. Taste is surprisingly light, sweet malt up front with some hops making an appearance next and in the aftertaste. Very drinkable for 10%. Great for a warm day; I recommend it especially because of the reasonable price. It comes in an impressive, expensive looking bottle to boot.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
UncleKorm (745) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - APR 25, 2014
On tap poured an orange hue w/ a creamy diminishing head. Medium malty aromas. Initial flavor is bold sweet and bold bitter finish. Tastes are malts and sweet citrus. Full bodied and boozy finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jdb288 (480) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - APR 14, 2014
Not sure of bottle age. Picked it up at Peabody’s last week in Blowing Rock, NC. Pours clear gold with quarter inch white head. "Sweet" aroma - stone fruits, roses, very nice. Taste is sweet caramel malt...not quite to brown sugar, but a butterscotch type characteristic. Really overpowers the hops here. Some lingering and noticeable hop characteristic on the finish. All in all, very interesting.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thomat (1999) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 25, 2014
Reddish amber with a tiny off white head. fruity and malty tones. Malt, fruit, hops and alcohol. Full body with a long bitter sweet finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jeremytoni (2950) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - MAR 24, 2014
From a bottle poured a copper color with almost no head. Light hoppy flavor with a quick finish.


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