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RATINGS: 604   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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jeremytoni (3001) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
gnoff (7934) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - MAR 21, 2014
On March 15, 2014. Thanks to RobertGBG and thomat! Bottle 650 ml. BB Aug 2011.
Though this is very old, especially for a DIPA, it turns to more of a sort of hoppy Barley Wine with this kind of age to it. Hence I do not feel bad about rating an old bottle, giving if for me very decent score too. Though I have not had this beer fresh, I feel almost certain I enjoyed this beer better with age than I would have a fresh one, given my preference for less bitter beers, and feeling how this tasted with age to it. Barley Wine style > DIPA.
Slight bit hazy copper color, small off-white head. Sweet, bitter almond, hoppy scent. Sweet, caramel, hoppy, bitter taste. Medium to smooth mouthfeel, medium high bitterness.Marmelade and jam, nice.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
deaconmike (391) - Roswell, Georgia, USA - MAR 14, 2014
Bomber from a bottle shop in NC. Good looking beer - amber orange with a thick offwhite head that dissipates down to a thin cap. Aroma is caramel malt, fruity and earthy. The taste is mildly sweet and not all that bitter for a DIPA. The taste is very malty with the fruit shining through as well. Body is medium full and texture is somewhat oily. Overall, a decent beer, but very malt forward; more so than what I’m looking for in a DIPA.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
weronica (23) - - MAR 5, 2014
Smörkola, karamell, citrus. En fin grumlig gul/orange ton. Lätt drucken. Lever kvar i munnen en stund. Oerhört vacker flaska.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ConnyPetersson (75) - SWEDEN - MAR 5, 2014
Lagrad sedan 2012. Humlen har dött sen länge sedan. Lakrits och kola i skön balans.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bwa5879 (685) - Portage, Michigan, USA - MAR 2, 2014
Very pristine copper pour with an inch of thick offwhite head, lots of bubbles. Earthy citrus hop aroma that’s orangey and bitter, sweet carmel malt too. Average carbonation, oily mouthfeel, finish was pretty clean. Relaly malt forward with doughy and carmel malt flavor, bitter orange pulp and piney/pitchy/resinous hops. Good DIPA but lots of malt.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fattybladdy (582) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - MAR 2, 2014
Bomber, clear rich amber appearance. Aroma is malty with tropical fruit. Taste is bitter orange peel and pine with a big caramel malt backbone.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
maltdog (618) - Colorado, USA - FEB 17, 2014
Bomber. No idea what the label has to do with anything. Pretty, pale marigold orange and an anemic ivory head. I appreciate that the beer is pale, not red or brown as so many 2IPAs are. The nose is rife with tropical fruits and Christmas tree, also toffee malt aroma... but weird plastic and lychee lurk in the shadows. Tastes semisweet and insanely fruity, but not neccesarily hoppy, with a big presence of sultanas and white rum, and hints of orange and MD20/20. Thin razor bitterness and bracing alcohic heft. Creamy without being "thick". The aftertaste combines fruity apple and hot asphalt. Some jagged edges and quality issues throughout. Except for the abv, doesn’t seem especially "imperial".

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
EcnarM (96) - Shawnee, Kansas, USA - JAN 31, 2014
From start to finish there was nothing that stood out about this beer. However, nothing was lacking either. It's aroma was less than expected. The taste was true to its style. However it just seemed thin. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Headbanger (3325) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JAN 11, 2014
22oz bottle (Old Notes)-Pours a hazy orangish amber with a decent sized head. Aroma of citrus and pine. Taste of the same with a bit of malt. This medium bodied brew is pretty well balanced and is not the best Imperial IPA but not the worst.


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