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44
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Serve in Shaker, Snifter

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RATINGS: 697   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46/5   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.

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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jstraw (1966) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 30, 2008
UPDATED: SEP 8, 2009 Clear copper with decent, creamy off-white head / Sweet malt, pine, and citrus nose / Medium body, malty and sweet, with good hop balance and long finish / Flavors of sour malt, brown sugar, toffee, grapefruit, and pine / A big, malty double ipa.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tmoney99 (13767) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 29, 2008
Bottle from Sams wine & spirits. Poured clear brown color with a moderate off-white frothy head that lasted with good lacing. Moderate citrus hoppy and malty aroma. Medium body with a slick texture. Medium balanced flavor with a medium bittersweet small alcohol bite finish of moderate duration. This is a solid beer.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
maniac4016 (114) - bill clinton, ICELAND - JAN 29, 2008
faint hops on nosing(imp ipa??) malt actually more dominant on nose, pours amber/copper with head that quickly disipates. this is the lightest 95 ibu beer i tasted, had 60 ibu beers whoshops were more dominating, good beer but not really typical of the style

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Taverner (1100) - San Ramon, California, USA - JAN 28, 2008
Dont know why this got such a low rating. This is a great IIPA - first taste is a nice woody piney flavor, followed by a malt backbone that is sweet, but not overkill. It hides the 10% well.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
afterglow (1047) - Florida, USA - JAN 28, 2008
Bottle. Pours a clear amber with a one finger off-white head that fades to a ring and leaves good lacing. Aroma of alcohol, more alcohol, hops soaked in alcohol, and a little bit of caramel. Taste is the same as aroma. Medium thin mouthfeel with an intense amount of fusel alcohol heat that totaly covers up any bitterness or hop flavor. Would not buy again.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
marton504 (10) - USA - JAN 28, 2008
Had this on tap at the Maproom in Chicago. Overall I would say this is a below average Imperial IPA. Not much of a hoppy aroma or taste. Would not try this again.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
markgugs (86) - Wood Ridge, New Jersey, USA - JAN 27, 2008
poured from 22oz. bottle into tulip snifter, unsure of when bottled, but this is at least 1 year old A: Color is an attractive blend of copperish-orange, with perhaps a slight amber hue. Decent 2-finger off-white bubbly/fizzy head, reduces rather quickly but leaves solid lacing throughout. S: Huge piney nose wallops you up front, quite surprising given that Im certain this beer is at least 1 year old. Alcohol presence is obvious, and a nice biscuity malt backbone helps to balance things. T/M: Very impressed given the beers age; certainly nowhere near as bad as other reviews have made things out to be. If anything, the beer is a bit over-the-top with the piney bitterness, though I suppose thats the point of a solid double IPA! Alcohol is also not quite as evident as other reviews have made it seem, though this is far from the most balanced DIPA Ive had. Still, quite refreshing, and the carbonation is spot on. D: There are far too many brilliant DIPAs out there for me to seek this one out regularly, but its pretty good. Id definitely drink it again.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
aubreya (676) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - JAN 20, 2008
The color was medium brown/orange. The head was creamy, thin, and off-white. The aroma was hoppy, alcohol, citrisy, and sweet. The flavor was alcohol, sweet, hoppy, and citrisy. The palate was smooth. The finish was warm.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
emacgee (4634) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - JAN 20, 2008
UPDATED: JAN 17, 2009 Pours a somewhat translucent ruby amber as put by kmeves. The head was about two fingers a little creamy and yellowish. The aroma is light and subdued apricot, mandarin oranges, hoppy for sure but you really have to stick your nose in it. The flavor is very alcoholic. It feels like its missing body, no malt. Lots of alcohol and hops present but not refined.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kmeves (1098) - Mount Pleasant, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 17, 2008
Pours a ruby/amber with lots of carbonation and a smallish head (no lacing). Aroma is floral (not overpowering) and solvent like. Not what you would expect for a beer claiming 95 IBUs on the label. Flavor is sweet caramel malt at first as well as a small amount of some fruity hops but does finish with a more piney bitterness. This is definitely a "malt mouths" IIPA in that it really lacks the hop punch common in the style. Slick texture, medium mouthfeel. Not a bad beer, just not great either.


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