Ska Brewing Decadent Imperial IPA Beer Review
Disclaimer: Before reading this review please keep in mind, I am not a self proclaimed beer expert, I am just a home beer brewer who enjoys beer. My posts do not typically go into great detail and may be unconventional in their format; they are simply intended to help people with similar tastes avoid bad beers and find great beers.
Beer: Decadent Imperial IPA
Brewery: Ska Brewing
Style: Imperial IPA
My Score: 6/10
It was a Sunday night and my brother had invited me over for dinner and I thought that I would bring a beer over. I had selected this Ska Brewing, Decadent Imperial IPA since I knew it was 10% ABV and if it was terrible, I did not want to have to drink it all by myself. Sorry brother. Any time I see a wax covered top to a bottle I always worry that the brewery is trying to hard because the beer can’t sell itself; it is kinda like the push up bra of beer bottles.
So about the beer. It was not bad, but it was not great. In my opinion some breweries go way to far with their double and imperial IPA’s. They typically make them too strong and the hop profile gets over powered by the taste of malt and or alcohol. One of the reasons why Pliny the Elder is so good is that they balance it so well, is contains 20% less alcohol by volume than this beer and the hops are allowed to be showcased. Anyhow, back to this beer. It had a nice head, nice body, great color, mediocre clarity, but just tasted alright. Not a bad beer, I might even order it again if I saw it on tap, was having a bad day, there was nothing awesome on the beer board and I just wanted to get drunk.
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