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RATINGS: 242   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 183   ABV: 6.1%
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This seasonal beer is brewed in the Do It Yourself (DIY) spirit along with our friends from Bayfield at the Venture Snowboard Factory. An India Pale Ale, the Euphoria is crafted with piles and piles of Golding hops to provide a unique spicy finish. Great for after hitting the slopes.

Anarchic enlightenment: (1) Brewed in strict accordance to D.I.Y. methodology, the beer of choice for epic powder days. (2) brewed and bottled by ska brewing company, durango colorado using the finest hops, yeast, malted barley and san juan waters.


1.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 1/20
GKillian (525) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - DEC 5, 2010
Pours amber with thick off-white head and foamy lacing. Smells strongly of pine. Tastes strongly of pine. I didn’t realize this was an IPA (listed as an American Pale Ale, but described as an IPA).

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ansermadide (1526) - Kyle, Texas, USA - NOV 30, 2010
Pours a clear, pale reddish-orange color with a frothy, light brown head. A great looking beer to be stuffed into a can like this. For best enjoyment, ya gotta get this stuff out of the can! Light aroma of earthy, spicy hops. Smooth in the mouth with a light syrup texture - strong, spicy hops on the tip of the tongue, then a straight-up bitterness that hits the center of the tongue all the way back to the throat, leaving behind a nice bitter malt aftertaste. Strong for a pale ale, you can really feel the IBUs in this one. Sure, its body may be light, but it packs a sweet little punch.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
theisti (3276) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - NOV 29, 2010
12 oz can given to me by csbosox. Best by 04/06/11 stamped on the bottom edge of the can. Pour is a mostly clear ruby copper brown with a nicely formed off white two inch head. Head falls with some nice splotchy lacing. Aroma is a dull resin hop and some nutty malt. Sort of a woody thing in there as well. Taste is the resin up front, dry and a touch vegetal on the hops. Mid taste, the nut picks up, but is certainly underneath the hops. Palate is medium to thin, coats the mouth briefly, then dries out to a mineral - vegetal finish. Thanks for giving me this one Chris.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dwaggs2 (1297) - Jefferson City, Missouri, USA - NOV 26, 2010
Can. Poured a hazel amber color with a very small white head. Aroma was caramel, nuts, and hops. Flavor was sweet and hoppy. Very well balanced though. Malty backbone. Medium body. A great beer. It is usually hit or miss with SKA. Either awesome beers or average run of the mill beers. This on was awesome.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 24, 2010
Ska Brewing Company--Euphoria Pale Ale--Ska’a Winter Offering--A Venture / Ska Venture--Hand Crafted in the Mighty San Juans--12 oz. Can purchased at Colorados Liquor Outlet, Colorado Springs, Colorado on 11/24/2010. 6.1% ABV. Thin white medium lace head. Clear bright amber color. Earthy grassy malty floral hop front. Malty doughy sweet caramel mild fruit crisp rich Pale Ale body. Dry mellow hop spice end. Rich nourishing Pale Ale. Forced on me by my loving brother as a Thanksgiving treat. 6-Pack $9.99. (4.25 / 5.0)

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
LamarBurton (376) - California, USA - NOV 23, 2010
Can to pint glass (Courtesy of Hopper...THANKS Josh!) Pours a clear copper (Pale ale?), with a slightly off white head, diminishes quickly to some chunky looking lacing. Aroma is nice. Pine and citrus hops, backed with crystal malt. Taste starts out with the same hop notes, fades to some sweet-ish malts with minimal hop bitterness. While not intense, the bitterness does stick around a while however. A bit thin on the mouthfeel, interesting with the way it finishes slightly sweet. A decent brew. Glad I got the chance to try it.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
notalush (4959) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 19, 2010
Tap - seems more british in character - medium amber color - semi-dry, biscuity british-y maltiness (marris otter?) - pronounced golding hop spiciness and earthy character - a slight yeasty/doughiness to it, but most dry, with a light mineral character on the back end - decent.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hopper (827) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - NOV 17, 2010
$9.99/6 pack cans. An amber beer with a small head. The aroma is very hoppy and nice it is. It’s piney, very piney and spicy which I would guess comes from the hops. I like smelling this beer. The taste again has that nice piney/spicy hop taste but it’s also kind of rugged in an earthy sort of way with a medium to high bitter ending. This has turned into one of my go to beers now.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
djd07 (3820) - Houston, Texas, USA - NOV 15, 2010
Can. Pours a dark amber with a small off white head. The aroma is a floral hop and yeast. Medium mouthfeel with a sweet hop and nice dry finish. Easy to drink, a very good American pale ale from SKA.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BarZigKin (511) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - NOV 14, 2010
12oz can from Central Market. Poured a clear, glowing copper colored body with a fizzy, off-white head leaving some good lacing. Aromas of fresh piney hops, biscuity malt and a floral finish. Flavors of Piney/resin hops, caramel malty sweetness, melon and a medium bitter (hops) finish. Medium mouthfeel with active, soft carbonation. This is a great APA in a can!!!


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