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.