Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Ska Decadent IPA

Another beer from Ska Brewing, except this one isn't yet available in the Houston market. I picked this up while in Denver for GABF. This is Ska Brewing's Double IPA, comes in a big format bottle with the now familiar comic grafics and capped with a red wax seal.
The Beer: This one weighs in at 10.0% and pours a reddish amber color with a thick taupe colored head. The nose is hops, earthy spice, caramel, biscuity. The mouthfeel is creamy and bitter grapefruit peel, earthy spiciness, white pepper, biscuity, syrupy, tongue coating hoppy resins. In the mid palate there is this smoothness with slightly sweet caramel that evens out the intense hops. Very well done DIPA, with intense amounts of citrus and pine needles, biscuity marmalade, pale malts, and sweet caramel create a wonderful experience. This one gets a B+ from me. The folks at BA like it as well.


Unknown said...

I like this beer a lot. So much so that I'm actually drinking it right now.

I'm also a big fan of Ska's canned beers - ESB and Modis Hoperandi.

Barleyvine said...

haven't had the ESB , Love the modus hoperandi.

Jon Greenwood said...

Great beer. I actually bought a couple bottles while in Denver for GABF, too.

The American Don said...

I just picked this one up yesterday at Specs Downtown. Houston is really moving when it comes to getting the good beer. Great review