Euphoria Pale Ale

Colorado
United States
Euphoria Pale Ale Ska Beer
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
92
Aroma:
21 / 24
Flavor:
36 / 40
Appearance:
6 / 6
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
20 / 20
Description 

Anarchic Enlightenment.

Brewed in strict accordance with do-it-yourself methodology, the beer of choice for epic powder days.

This seasonal beer is brewed in the DIY spirit along with our friends from Venture Snowboards. We brew Euphoria with them, and they make a Euphoria snowboard with us. We call it a Ska/Venture venture. Both make winter better, and both are hand-crafted in the mighty San Juans.

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ABV: 
6.2%
IBUs: 
58
Judges Review 
Michael Heniff's picture
Judges Rating:
92
Aroma:
21 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
36 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
20 / 20

Very prominent hops are up front in the aroma with characters of mango, pine, resin and a hint of peach and cedar while the malt aroma takes a seat far behind the hops. The flavor again demonstrates a similar balance with the quite forward resinous and citrusy hop flavors dominating over just a touch of biscuity malt. This beer finishes with a wonderful resiny, mango, citrusy hop character with a crisp finish and a lingering bitterness more akin to a typical American IPA (despite only 45 IBUs). Don’t get me wrong, this is a very nice, hop-forward beer but labeling it as a “Pale Ale” is a bit misleading. Regardless, make mental note to seek this beer out when you need to get your low-IBU hop fix!