Decadent Imperial IPA

Colorado
United States
Ska beer Decadent Imperial IPA
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
95
Aroma:
22 / 24
Flavor:
38 / 40
Appearance:
6 / 6
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
20 / 20
Description 

It’s a Celebration.

Imagine celebrating some huge, momentous occasion and then imagine drinking the liquid equivalent of that celebration every day.

Citrus aroma prevails. Mounds of fresh hops and caramel malts explode upon the palate. Originally produced to celebrate our tenth year in business, this Imperial IPA hides nothing of our tendency toward self-indulgent behavior.

Profile

ABV: 
10.0%
IBUs: 
80
Judges Review 
Michael Heniff's picture
Judges Rating:
95
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
38 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
20 / 20

This has everything that you want to see in a double IPA: plenty of hops abound with enough malt character to lend support. This beer starts appropriately hop-forward with aromas of resins, grapefruit and citrus fruits. In the flavor, the hops continue to be upfront: tons of citrus, with tangerine and grapefruit leading the charge. A light nutty and bready maltiness lends a little background support but never steals the limelight away from the prominent citrusy hop character. The finish is moderately bitter and palate-cleansing with a lingering grapefruit hoppiness. This is a delightful (and dare I say decadent?) Double IPA that pushes all the right buttons.