Ska Decadent Imperial IPA

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Ska Brewing’s Decadent Imperial IPA pours a lighter orange-pale than I was expecting.   Don’t let the color fool you though.  This is a big, heavy beer.  The scent is that of a pine forest.   The middle is thick and chewy, with pine and grapefruit and then there’s a caramel finish lingers on the tongue with a bit of heat from the alcohol at the end.  There’s a bit of sweetness at the end, but not as much as I usually get from an Imperial or Double IPA.  The flavor profile is hoppier, more like a regular IPA, but the sticky, heavy body and the 10% ABV are certainly in line with a DIPA.   A nice beer.

I give it a 4.3 out of 5.

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